The Official Site of South Toms River

New Nixle Communication service

The Governing Body and Administration are committed to providing up to date, informative communication to our residents. South Toms river is using a new service that can provide emergency  and community notifications. The service is called Nixle. Be sure to sign up !!!

TR Schools delayed opening 2.18.14

All Toms River Schools and municipal offices have a 90 minute delay. A.M. Kindergarten and pre-schools are cancelled.

Section 2 Trash pick-up on Friday (2-14)

Due to necessary snow plowing activities, Section 2 Track pickup will be rescheduled for Friday, February 14 (tomorrow).

Boro Hall is closed for the day

Borough Hall is closed today, Thursday January 13, due to a State of Emergency.

The Borough will continue to monitor weather conditions, and Public Works is continuing to ensure the streets are safe, plowed and salted.

Again, all municipal operations will be closed today, Thursday, January 13.

Be sure to shovel for safety !

Please take notice that for the safety of all residents, snow must be removed from sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight.

Borough Code 

13-3.1  Removal Required.

The owner or tenant of lands abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks and gutters of the public streets in the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed from the sidewalks and to the width of one (1) foot out of the gutters in front of or bordering on their lands all snow and ice within twelve (12) hours of daylight

Delayed Opening Toms River Regional Schools (Thursday)

Delayed Opening
Toms River Regional Schools will open on a 90-minute delay on Thursday, February 13, 2014. For individual school opening times, please visit here http://www.trschools.com/calendar/

 

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR OCEAN COUNTY

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR OCEAN COUNTY

A major coastal storm will impact the entire state Wednesday night into Friday morning. This storm will bring a variety of severe winter weather conditions including snow, sleet, rain, strong winds and coastal flooding. As a result the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Ocean County area which will be in effect from 7:00PM Wednesday evening until 1:00PM Thursday afternoon.

Weather forecasters are struggling with determining the exact track and intensity of the storm. Even the slightest change in direction, speed or intensity can have a huge impact on weather conditions. However, based on current forecast, the following weather events are expected in the Ocean County area:

 

1. Snow should start between midnight and 3am Thursday morning with it continuing through the morning rush. There could be an inch or two of snow accumulation during this time period.

 

2. The Thursday morning rush will be difficult as most likely roads will be snow covered and icy. Also, moderate snow will greatly reduce visibility.

 

3. Snow should change over to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain during Thursday morning. Also, there is a possibility of the wintry mix changing to just plain rain during Thursday afternoon, before switching back to sleet and snow Thursday evening.

 

4. Snow and sleet Thursday evening should end as a period of all snow prior to sunrise Friday morning.

 

5. Winds will increase Wednesday night and by Thursday morning, will be sustained at 20 to 25mph with gust up to 40mph. These strong winds combined with the wintry mix of precipitation will lead to the possibility of power outages.

Again, this is a complicated weather forecast as the exact track and intensity of the storm will determine how much winter weather the Ocean County region will experience. At this time, snowfall estimates are in the range of 2 to 4 inches.

Borough officials will monitor weather forecast over the next day and provide additional weather statements on this coastal storm. Regardless, our communities are fully PREPARED and READY to respond to winter weather. Snow fighting resources are ready to be deployed upon the arrival of winter weather. Also, our Borough has an adequate supply of road salt on hand to address winter road conditions.

We will continue to update you with weather conditions. Stay warm!

Winter Tips

Local Closings: Winter Weather Advisory

Please be advised that there is a 90 minute delay tomorrow (Wednesday February 5, 2014) for all municipal operations.  This includes all Toms River Regional schools. kindergarten and preschool in the a.m is closed.

Winter Weather Advisory Statement

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Ocean County for a wintry mix of precipitation late tonight that might cause icy road conditions for a brief period of time during the overnight hours.

Another storm system will impact the Ocean County area and while it will start as snow and sleet, it will quickly change over to all rain. According to current forecast, a wintry mix of precipitation consisting of snow, sleet and rain will start between 9:00pm and midnight. Possible coating of snow and sleet before it changes over to all rain by 3:00am. It will continue to rain until lunch time on Wednesday. Daytime high temperatures on Wednesday should be in the low 40’s.

It is anticipated that the Wednesday morning commute will NOT be hazardous as roads will mainly be wet. However, if your travels take you west towards the Philadelphia region or north into the North Jersey/New York area, expect difficult travel conditions as roads in those areas will be icy and hazardous.

Again, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the Ocean County area. A wintry mix of precipitation will occur late tonight, making the roads slippery for a brief period of time. However, the wintry mix should quickly change over to all rain and it is anticipated that roads will be just wet for the Wednesday morning commute. Exercise extreme caution if traveling north or west of the Ocean County area tonight or Wednesday morning.

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR OCEAN COUNTY

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR OCEAN COUNTY

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Ocean County and the surrounding area for 2 to 4 inches of snow. While the transition from rain to snow has taken longer than initially anticipated, the precipitation will switch to snow by noon on Monday. Snow will be heavy at times Monday afternoon with accumulations in the 2 to 4 inch range, with locally heavier amounts in the extreme western portions of both Townships. Snow should end around sunset.

When the change over to snow occurs, road conditions will quickly deteriorate. Temperatures this morning fell fast and are currently just around 32 degrees. Also, with temperatures falling well below freezing Monday evening, roads and streets will quickly freeze causing hazardous conditions. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution tonight as there will be numerous icy spots, especially on secondary roads and side streets. Also, sidewalks and paths will be hazardous to walk on tonight. Please exercise extreme caution if you must venture out tonight. It is recommended that only essential travel take place tonight.

Again, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Ocean County for 2 to 4 inches of snow. A change over to snow will occur around lunch time and the snow will be heavy this afternoon. Road conditions will quickly deteriorate this afternoon and will be hazardous tonight as temperatures fall well below freezing.

Section 2 Recycling still on for today (1.29.14)

The Public Works Department is finishing snow-related work and will proceed to pick-up recycling for Section 2.

TR Schools – 90 minute delay / Municipal Offices open

Please be patient as our Public Works are working hard to clear and salt the roads. The Toms River School System has a 90 minute delay, and Municipal Offices are open.

Municipal Offices – Delayed Opening

WINTER ADVISORY STATEMENT

Borough of South Toms River, New Jersey

Winter Weather Statement – Town Hall Delayed Opening
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

As a result of the winter weather, South Toms River Municipal Offices will have a delayed opening and will open at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

South Toms River residents with snow related request and questions should call Borough Hall at the following number between the hours of 10am and 4pm:

(732) 349-0403 — Extension 2

Please DO NOT call South Toms River  Police with snow related request or question. Only call the police when there is a fire, medical or police emergency.

Public Works snow plowing crews have worked all night maintaining roads. Presently, all roads are snow covered and icy, but passable. Strong winds are quickly blowing snow back onto recently plowed roads and streets. South Toms River snow operations will continue through the day so please be patient as snow plowing equipment will eventually reach all streets in the Township.

Section 2 Recycling for Wednesday has been cancelled AND RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY (January 29).

Finally, Borough officials are strongly urging residents to stay off the roads this morning so that snow plowing crews can effectively and safely perform their job.

Joseph Kostecki
Borough Administrator/Clerk
South Toms River

Recycling District 2 moved to next Wednesday

Please be advised that due to snow plowing, tomorrow’s recycling pick-up for Section 2  will be moved to next Wednesday (January 29th).

Borough Hall Closing

Please be advised that Borough Hall is now closed due to snow conditions.

Council Meeting cancelled

Please be advised that tonight’s Council Meeting (1/21/14) is cancelled due to the pending snow storm. Stay warm and safe!

Winter Advisory

Please be aware that Public Works will be providing snow removal on tuesday/wednesday. Please be sure to remove vehicles from the roads to ensure quicker and more effective plowing. Stay safe and warm!

Please share the following Winter Advisory Statement

Weather Channel Advisory Statement

. WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 5 TO 9 INCHES.

* TIMING… SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA TOWARD LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND THE MIDDAY HOURS, THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF TUESDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR.

* IMPACTS… TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL DEVELOP ESPECIALLY LATER TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT AS WINDS INCREASE, RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING RUSH HOUR WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH TUESDAY AFTERNOON, BECOMING NORTH AND NORTHWEST TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… MAINLY IN THE 20S TUESDAY, THEN FALLING THROUGH THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS TUESDAY NIGHT.

* WIND CHILLS… MAINLY AROUND 10 DEGREES TUESDAY, THEN DROPPING TO AROUND 10 BELOW ZERO TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE VALUES CAN QUICKLY CAUSE FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL GREATLY REDUCE THE VISIBILITY ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS LATER TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN SNOW BLOWING BACK ONTO PREVIOUSLY PLOWED ROADWAYS. USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Council Meeting on 1-21-14

As you enjoy the weekend, please remember that Borough Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please be sure to mark your calendars that the next Council meeting is on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 7pm.

Icy Conditions

Please be careful as the roads are extremely icy. Public Works will be salting the road. Please take precautionary measures to ensure your safety.

Section 1 & 3 Recycling on 1-10-14

Please be advised that Residents in Section 1 and 3 will have Recycling picked-up on Friday, January 10. Please ensure your recycling is placed out the night before to ensure pick-up.

Section 1 Recycling 1/10/14

Please be advised that Residents in Section 1 will have Recycling picked-up on Friday, January 10. Please ensure your recycling is placed out the night before to ensure pick-up.

StormWatch Closings

The Borough of South Toms River is listed on http://www.njstormwatch.com . Please utilize this website for up to date weather conditions and municipal closings.

http://njstormwatch.com/closings/

Borough Hall Closed – Friday, Jan 3rd

Advisory: Winter Weather Statement – Fri, Jan 3, 2014 – Town Hall Closed today due to winter weather

 

WEATHER – STATE OF EMERGENCY  STATEMENT

Winter Weather Statement – Borough Hall Closing
Friday, January 3, 2014 — 7:00am

South Toms River Borough Hall will be CLOSED on Friday, January 3, 2014 as a result of the winter weather.

Please DO NOT call South Toms River Police with snow related requests or questions. Only call the police when there is a fire, medical or police emergency.

Borough snow plowing crews have worked all night maintaining roads. Presently, all roads are snow covered and icy, but passable. Strong winds are quickly blowing snow back onto recently plowed roads and streets. South Toms River snow operations will continue through the day so please be patient as snow plowing continues.

Finally, Borough officials are strongly urging residents to stay off the roads this morning so that snow plowing crews can effectively and safely perform their job.

 

Court Closed Tomorrow

In anticipation of the major winter storm, Chief Justice Rabner has authorized the closing of all New Jersey State Courts and State Court offices tomorrow. Although the court will be closed, Borough Hall will remain open and a final decision will be made in the morning.

Impending blizzard- Please remove vehicles from road

Due to the impending blizzard, the Borough of South Toms River is asking all residents to remove their vehicles from the street so that our Public Works Department may plow the roads as fast and effective as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Borough Hall at (732) 349-0403. Thank you and stay warm

 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all !  Please join us today at Noon for the Reorganization Meeting at Borough Hall.  144 Mill Street. South Toms River

Toys for families this Saturday

Greetings to the wonderful residents of South Toms River:

I hope this message arrives to you in the best health and spirit during these holidays as we approach the new year.

During the past few days, many gifts have been unwrapped under the gaze of exciting eyes of many children in South Toms River. Yet, there are some of our children who, for one reason or another, have not received any gift. In an effort to bring the holiday spirit, the Borough of South Toms River will facilitate donors in distributing holiday gifts to those precious ones.

The distribution time and date is this Saturday, December 28, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Borough Hall located at 144 Mill Street.

According to those donors, the targeted age group is from 4 to 9 years old and they will be there to hand deliver those gifts accordingly. Since those gifts are limited, then we encourage you to come to the Borough on time to make sure your child is served. Thank you! Have a happy holidays and victorious new year!

Sincerely yours,

Joseph Makhandal Champagne, Jr., Esq.
Mayor of South Toms River,
Little Town with A Big Heart

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Champagne family to each of you and your family.

Section 2 Recycling 12/27/13

Please be advised that all South Toms River residents in Section 2 will have Recycling picked up on Friday, December 27, 2013.  Please make sure all recycling is placed out by early Friday morning.

Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday.

Santa’s Coming this Saturday !

The day is almost here. Santa will be arriving on the streets of Manitou Park Saturday at approx. 10am and then he will move onto Section 1 in South Toms River followed by Section 3 and then finishing up in Section 2. We look forward to seeing everyone and remember please keep your children out of the roadway. Our elves will come to them with a candy cane from Santa.Visit the Manitou Fire Company Facebook page here

 

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