City of Long Branch

Announcements

Municipal Offices closed to Public


Due to the spike of positive cases nationwide and locally, out of the concern for our residents, we have moved from by "appointment only" in city hall to being closed to the public. We hope to open when conditions improve. This is effective 11/23/2020. OUR OFFICES WILL REMAIN OPEN TO SERVE OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR EMPLOYEES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP. TO REACH THE OFFICE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLEASE CONTACT THEM VIA: Administration - 732-571-5645 - administration@longbranch.org  Building - 732-571-5690 -  building@longbranch.org  City Clerk - 732-571-5686 -  cityclerk@longbranch.org  Finance - 732-571-5688 - finance@longbranch.org  Fire Bureau - 732-571-5651 firebureau@longbranch.org  Health - 732-571-5665 - health@longbranch.org  Library - 732-222-3900 - longbranchpubliclibrary@gmail.com Personnel - 732-571-5662 - personnel@longbranch.org  Planning/Zoning - 732-571-5647 - planningandzoning@longbranch.org  Public Works - 732-571-6520 - dpw@longbranch.org  Purchasing - 732-571-5656 - purchasing@longbranch.org  Recreation - 732-571-6545 - recreation@longbranch.org  Senior Center - 732-571-6542 - senior@longbranch.org  Tax Assessor - 732-571-5658 - taxassessor@longbranch.org  Tax Collector - 732-571-5657 - taxcollector@longbranch.org  UEZ - 732-923-2040 - uez@longbranch.org

2020 Holiday Decorating Contest


2020 City of Long Branch Holiday Decorating Contest! Open to Businesses & Residential Owners/Renters! CONTEST ENDS 12-31-20! PRIZES: 3 total prizes will be awarded! - $150 Gift Card to Sip's Ace Paint & Hardware Entries will be accepted: Friday, November 27th, 2020 until close of business (4:30 PM) Thursday, December 31st, 2020 WINNERS: Winners to be announced Monday, January 11th, 2021 & shared on City Social Media. ENJOY THE DECORATIONS! Residents are encouraged to enjoy the community decorations, take photos & share on social media with #LBHolidayContest TO ENTER VISIT: longbranch.org/2020-holiday-contest-entry OR EMAIL: khughes@longbranch.org MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE: · Name (Family or Business) · Address · Phone number · Email · 1-4 Photos

RING in the New Year Giveaway!


"Ring" in the New Year Giveaway! Win a FREE Ring Video Doorbell System! No Purchase Necessary! The #LongBranchPD is giving away A Ring Video Doorbell System! 1 Lucky Winner will be selected at random. Entries accepted from 8:00 AM on 12/01/20 through 11:00 PM on 01/22/21. Winner to be announced on 01/29/2021. One entry per person per week. Must be a Long Branch resident or business owner & 18 or older. To enter, visit: https://www.longbranch.org/ring-in-the-new-year-giveaway

PUBLIC NOTICE


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE LONG BRANCH CITY COUNCIL WILL BE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020 AT 6:00 PM FOR WORKSHOP AND EXECUTIVE SESSION – THE REGULAR MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 PM. THE MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY AND THE PUBLIC SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING IN BOTH AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY PURSUANT TO N.J.A.C 5:39-1.4(c). THE COUNCIL SHALL ADDITIONALLY PROVIDE A TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE LINE TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO DIAL IN BY TELEPHONE TO LISTEN AND TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING VIA AUDIO AND VIDEO CAPACITY, PLEASE USE THE ZOOM APP ON YOUR COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USING THE MEETING ID: 814-3875-1701 OR BY USING THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81438751701 IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING TELEPHONICALLY, USE YOUR LANDLINE OR CELL PHONE TO CALL IN. WE ENCOURAGE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO CALL IN AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE MEETING START TIME. PLEASE DIAL IN BY USING ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW. IF YOU RECEIVE A BUSY SIGNAL, YOU MAY TRY ANY NUMBER ON THE LIST: 1-929-205-6099 1-312-626-6799 1-253-215-8782 1-301-715-8592 1-346-248-7799 1-669-900-6833 THEN ENTER MEETING ID: 814-3875-1701 FOLLOWED BY THE POUND SIGN (#) FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES AND FOR THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PORTION, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE BY DIALING *9 ON THEIR PHONES, OR USE ZOOM’S RAISE YOUR HAND FEATURE IN THE VIRTUAL MEETING – A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITY WILL CALL YOU BY THE LAST 3 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR THE NAME YOU ENTERED IN THE ZOOM APP WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO PARTICIPATE. AT THIS POINT, YOU WILL BE UNMUTED TO SPEAK AND MUST STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD. YOU WILL HAVE FIVE (5) MINUTES FOR THIS MEETING AND WILL BE GIVEN NOTICE WHEN THERE IS ONE MINUTE LEFT TO SPEAK. PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR BOTH THOSE PARTICIPATING BY AUDIO ONLY OR AUDIO AND VIDEO MEANS. ANY PRESENTATION OR DOCUMENTS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE VIEWED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PHYSICALLY ATTENDING A LOCAL PUBLIC MEETING SHALL BE MADE VISIBLE ON A VIDEO BROADCAST OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH. ( GO TO LONGBRANCH.ORG) IN ADDITION TO MAKING PUBLIC COMMENTS AT ANY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH IN ADVANCE OF THE REMOTE MEETING SHALL ALLOW PUBLIC COMMENT TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY CLERK BY ELECTRONIC MAIL AND IN WRITTEN LETTER FORM WHICH SHALL BE RECEIVED BY THE CLERK 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING DATE, SAID DEADLINE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AND POSTED ON THE WEBSITE IN ADVANCE OF ANY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING. PUBLIC COMMENTS SUBMITTED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING SHALL BE READ ALOUD AND ADDRESSED DURING THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING IN A MANNER AUDIBLE TO ALL MEETING PARTICIPANTS AND THE PUBLIC.  THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PASS OVER DUPLICATIVE WRITTEN COMMENTS, HOWEVER EACH COMMENT SHALL BE NOTED FOR THE RECORD WITH THE CONTENT SUMMARIZED. THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS USED FOR THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING SHALL HAVE A FUNCTION WHICH ALLOWS THE CITY TO MUTE THE AUDIO OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MUTE THEMSELVES WHICH SHALL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING. IF A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC BECOMES DISRUPTIVE DURING A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, INCLUDING DURING ANY PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, APPROPRIATE STAFF WILL BE DIRECTED TO MUTE OR CONTINUE TO MUTE THE DISRUPTIVE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AND WARN THAT CONTINUED DISRUPTION MAY RESULT IN THEIR BEING PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING DURING THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING OR REMOVED FROM THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING. ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO CONTINUES TO ACT IN A DISRUPTIVE MANNER AT A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING AFTER RECEIVING AN INITIAL WARNING MAY  BE MUTED WHILE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALLOWED TO PROCEED WITH THEIR QUESTION OR COMMENT. IF TIME PERMITS THE DISRUPTIVE INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AFTER ALL OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT.  IF THEY REMAIN DISRUPTIVE THEY MAY BE MUTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE REMOTE  PUBLIC MEETING IN ADDITION TO ADEQUATE NOTICE THE CITY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING AND SHALL CONTAIN THE CONTENT REQUIRED UNDER N.J.S.A. 10:4-8 AND N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.5(a) AND SHALL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE CITY.  THE CONTENT OF THE ELECTRONIC NOTICE SHALL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE MAIN ACCESS DOOR OF THE BUILDING WHERE THE PUBLIC WOULD ROUTINELY ATTEND PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODY IN PERSON AND THE NOTICE MUST BE VIEWABLE FROM THE OUTSIDE. AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING IT SHALL BE ANNOUNCED PUBLICLY AND CAUSED TO BE ENTERED IN THE MINUTES AN ACCURATE STATEMENT REGARDING ADEQUATE AND ELECTRONIC NOTICE OR AN EXPLANATION FOR THE REASON IT WAS NOT ADEQUATELY PROVIDED AS SET FORTH IN N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.5(g). PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING THE CITY SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE AND MAKE A COPY OF THE AGENDA AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR DOWNLOAD ON THE CITY WEBSITE. THE CITY SHALL ALSO POST NOTICE OF THE MEETING WHERE THE MEETING WOULD OTHERWISE BE HELD PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING, INCLUDING POSTING NOTICE OF THE MEETING AT ANY DESIGNATED HANDICAP ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING. FOR THE FULL AGENDA, GO TO LONGBRANCH.ORG MARY MOSS, RMC OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK

Special Event Notice


CITY OF LONG BRANCH NOTICE As per city Ordinance 247-4 “Permits for Special Events” no events or gatherings can be held on municipal property (parks or beaches) without submission of a Special Event Application or a Wedding Application. Fees and insurance applies to all submissions. No alcohol or generators are allowed on municipal property either. For more information contact Danna Kawut at dkawut@longbranch.org or refer to: https://www.longbranch.org/departments/ProgramsEvents/programsevents

Long Branch Local To Go


Introducing Long Branch Local To Go! www.longbranch.org/LocalToGo For a list of Long Branch Restaurants offering delivery and/or take-out services during the Coronavirus crisis visit: www.longbranch.org/LocalToGo! Please help to support these local restaurants that have remained open to serve our community! TO BE ADDED TO OUR PAGE VISIT: https://bit.ly/LBTakeOut  

Long Branch Offices - Open by Appointment Only


EFFECTIVE 7/13/2020, LONG BRANCH OFFICES ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - 732-222-7000 Attention Long Branch residents: Beginning Monday March 16, 2020, Long Branch offices will be CLOSED to the public to protect residents and employees and to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. However, our staff will be available to assist you by phone or email. Please check our website at longbranch.org to find phone numbers, emails, and forms. You can also contact the department you are looking for by calling 732-222-7000. We will be updating our website constantly with modifications to any services. Thank you for understanding. Please also sign up for Long Branch Alerts at longbranch.org/alerts to receive the most up to date texts, calls, and emails. Administration - 732-571-5645 - administration@longbranch.org  Building - 732-571-5690 -  building@longbranch.org  City Clerk - 732-571-5686 -  cityclerk@longbranch.org  Finance - 732-571-5688 - finance@longbranch.org  Fire Bureau - 732-571-5651 firebureau@longbranch.org  Health - 732-571-5665 - health@longbranch.org  Library - 732-222-3900 - longbranchpubliclibrary@gmail.com Personnel - 732-571-5662 - personnel@longbranch.org  Planning/Zoning - 732-571-5647 - planningandzoning@longbranch.org  Public Works - 732-571-6520 - dpw@longbranch.org  Purchasing - 732-571-5656 - purchasing@longbranch.org  Recreation - 732-571-6545 - recreation@longbranch.org  Senior Center - 732-571-6542 - senior@longbranch.org  Tax Assessor - 732-571-5658 - taxassessor@longbranch.org  Tax Collector - 732-571-5657 - taxcollector@longbranch.org  UEZ - 732-923-2040 - uez@longbranch.org 

ALERT LONG BRANCH


Long Branch has a new and improved system for keeping in touch with our residents.  We are calling it Alert Long Branch and the service is being provided by smart911.com. Click the link above to sign up.  We plan to use Alert Long Branch for more than just emergency alerts, in the near future we will use it for community notifications.  

SHOP LONG BRANCH


SHOP LONG BRANCH A program designed to encourage residents to support local businesses. Individuals who sign up for a SHOP LONG BRANCH card will receive discounts at participating businesses. Discounts will be applied directly to the individuals property taxes or provided in the form of a year-end check for non-residents or those who rent. Businesses that have signed up thus far: Bacon Beach Grille (49 Atlantic Avenue) BBQ & Salad Shack (138 Myrtle Avenue) Bella's Pizza (425 Liberty Street) Bell Liquors (706 Broadway) Butcher's Block Restaurant (235 West Avenue) BR Help Center (489 Broadway, 2nd Floor) Caputo's Italian Pastry Shoppe (444 Ocean Blvd North) Cortez Cigar (23 2nd Avenue) Dancing Through Life (132 West End Avenue) Finer Details (187 Westwood Avenue) Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (103 Brighton Avenue) Lapidus Décor (182 Broadway) Leonard P. Kiczek, Esquire (226 Broadway) Natural Healthcare (10 West End Court) Norah's Irie Jamaican Restaurant (530 Springdale Avenue) Sands Dry Cleaners (444 Ocean Boulevard North) Shelly's Jewels (605 2nd Avenue) Sip's Ace Paint & Hardware (700 Joline Avenue) The Link News (176 Broadway) The Peddler (150 Ocean Boulevard North) V & S Auto Brokers (517 Broadway)    And More To Come! Shop Long Branch cards are available to all residents and city visitors at various municipality locations including: · Long Branch Public Library - Main (328 Broadway) · Long Branch Public Library - Elberon (168 Lincoln Ave) · City Hall - Information Desk (344 Broadway) · Community Development Office (228 Broadway, 2nd Fl) · Senior Citizens Center (85 2nd Ave) · Recreation Department (231 Wilber Ray Ave) · Chamber of Commerce (228 Broadway, ground level) · BR Help Center (489 Broadway) · Finer Detail (187 Westwood Ave) Each participating business will have a window cling identifying itself as a member of the program. If you are a local business and would like to learn more about the program, or to sign up for the program, please contact Roberto Ferragina of Long Branch's Office of Community & Economic Development rferragina@longbranch.org  / 732.923.2041