Borough of Lavallette

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LAVALLETTE BEACH PLAN 2020

As of May 5, 2020, off season beach access is permitted for exercising, fishing, surfing, and sunbathing. No games or organized activities are allowed, and animals are prohibited as usual.

On Friday, May 22, 2020, the boardwalk will be open for walking and exercising. Bikes will be PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES this summer on the boardwalk. Anyone using the boardwalk is asked to keep as far right as possible to increase distance while passing others, and continually keep 6 feet of separation from non-family members. The use of masks or face coverings are recommended in any social setting where proper social distancing cannot be maintained. Water fountains will remain out of service and the pavilions will closed. Benches will remain at this time, but proper social distancing must be adhered to. Anyone using the boardwalk should refrain from congregating or talking in groups that will impede others from walking by at a safe distance.

The Lavallette Beach will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 20, 2020, when lifeguards will be on duty and beach badges will be required. Lavallette does not require beach badges or parking stickers until June 20, 2020.

Orders are now being taken for season badges. There will be no direct sales of badges at this time, you must pre order and pay with check or credit card. The order forms are available from the Borough website ( www.lavallette.org ), in the lobby of Borough Hall, or in the Lavallette calendar. After your order is received, you will receive a phone call to arrange for pickup of the badges prior to the opening date of June 20, 2020.

Details on the sales of daily and weekly badges will be available prior to June 20 opening date.

In compliance with state regulations, capacity will be monitored regularly to determine if it is necessary to reduce or restrict access to specific areas, or the entirety of the beach. If conditions and capacity at the beachfront become unsafe, the plan may be modified at any time by borough officials. This may include limiting the amount of daily badges sold on busy days, and possibly limiting access of seasonal and weekly badge holders if the beach is at unsafe capacity.

 

PROPERTY TAX GRACE PERIOD EXTENDED
The Borough of Lavallette has extended the grace period for the property tax bills that were due on May 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The Borough wishes to provide ample flexibility to our tax payers during this difficult time, but we are bound by state law regarding tax payment timelines. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the State has provided municipalities with the option to extend the deadline until June 1, 2020.
 
Please be advised under this extension, no penalties or interest will accrue to this payment as long as it is paid by the June 1st deadline.  However, payments received after this date will accrue interest retroactive to the original due date of May 1, 2020.  Also, for our currently enrolled direct withdrawal customers, the withdrawal occurred on May 1, 2020.

 


Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

“From day one, we’ve made a commitment to be guided by the facts and take any action necessary to protect the health and safety of New Jersey’s nine million residents,” said Governor Murphy. “We know the virus spreads through person-to person contact, and the best way to prevent further exposure is to limit our public interactions to only the most essential purposes. This is a time for us all to come together in one mission to ‘flatten the curve’ and slow – and eventually halt – the spread of coronavirus.”

In effort to strengthen the existing social distancing measures in place, the order also prohibits all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, unless otherwise authorized by the Order. When in public, individuals must practice social distancing and stay at least six feet apart whenever possible, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order further directs the closure of all non-essential retail businesses to the public, with the exceptions of:

• Grocery stores, farmer's markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
• Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
• Medical supply stores;
• Gas stations;
• Convenience stores;
• Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
• Hardware and home improvement stores;
• Banks and other financial institutions;
• Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
• Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
• Pet stores;
• Liquor stores;
• Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
• Printing and office supply shops;
• Mail and delivery stores.

Nothing in the Order shall limit 1) the provision of health care or medical services; 2) access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; 3) the operations of the media; 4) law enforcement agencies, or 5) the operations of the federal government.

Additionally, the order mandates that all businesses or non-profits, wherever practicable, must accommodate their workforce for telework or work-from-home arrangements. To the extent a business or non-profit has employees that cannot perform their functions via telework or work-from-home arrangements, the business or non-profit should make best efforts to reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure that essential operations can continue.

Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site in order to perform their job duties include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, IT maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.

The Order continues existing bans on recreational and entertainment businesses, requirements that all restaurants operate by delivery and takeout only, and the directive that all pre-K, elementary, and secondary schools close and all institutions of higher education cease in-person instruction.

Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order No. 108, which invalidates any county or municipal restriction that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107. Municipalities or counties cannot 1) make any additions to or deletions from the list of essential retail businesses; 2) impose any additional limitations on businesses beyond the Governor's Order; 3) impose any additional density or social distancing requirements; or 4) impose any additional restrictions on freedom of movement. The only exceptions are two categories over which municipalities or counties may impose any additional restrictions: 1) online marketplaces for arranging or offering lodging and 2) municipal or county parks.

All additional county and municipality restrictions, subject to the provisions above, are not only invalidated, but, going forward, municipalities or counties may not enact or enforce any rule or ordinance which will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107.

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Lavallette Municipal Offices

·         No public access, but office will be staffed. Lobby will be opened to use drop box or pick up forms. Residents should call 732-793-7477, or refer to www.lavallette.org  for any questions.

·     Meeting Notice
At this time, the Borough Council Meetings will take place using remote meeting software to hold the meeting and live streamed to YouTube. This will remain until further notice.
Meetings will be closed to the public.
We have made accommodations to stream this meeting on YouTube, and there will be the opportunity to comment in real time (one public comment section).

Council Meeting on YouTube.
We have now reached enough subscribers to have a custom link for the meetings.
The link to access the meeting is http://www.youtube.com/c/LavalletteBoroughExternal Link
Interested parties can follow the link above and subscribe to the Lavallette Borough YouTube channel and be notified when the meeting goes live or logon by 7pm.

 

Lavallette Department of Public Works

·         All playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts in Lavallette will remain closed to the public until further notice. Residents may occupy the parks, but not in large groups or use any of the aforementioned facilities.

·         All Public Works functions will continue as normal.

·         Curbside garbage and recycling pickup will continue under normal schedule. Residents are encouraged to double bag their garbage if they are ill for any reason. Residents are encouraged to limit use of the recycling center on Washington Ave.

·         Water, sewer, and electric service is fully capable without any interruptions.

 

Lavallette Municipal Court

·         No court sessions for the reminder of March and April.

·         Court Office will be staffed for questions or payments Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Lavallette Construction / Zoning Office

·         No public access, but office will be staffed. Lobby will be opened to use drop box or pick up forms. Residents should call 732-793-7477, or refer to www.lavallette.org  for any questions.

·         Inspections will take place on construction of new and unoccupied structures, and land sites. Title transfer inspections will be done for unoccupied homes. Most inspections of occupied homes will be postponed until further notice, unless a safety issue exists (call office to determine if inspection will occur).

 

Lavallette Planning Board

·         March 25, 2020 meeting is cancelled

·         April 22, 2020 meeting is Cancelled

·         May 27, 2020 meeting is Cancelled

 

Rental Properties and Air BnB

·         The rental of homes, apartments, condominiums, studios or other residential units within the Borough of Lavallette via AirBNB and any other on-line marketplaces for the rental of homes is hereby prohibited. This prohibition shall continue until the Governor of the State of New Jersey lifts the State of Emergency for the State of New Jersey’ Rentals of less than 7 days are still currently prohibited.

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·         CDC issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s038-travel-advisory.htmlExternal Link

·         EO-111 Directing Health Care Facilities to Report Data, Including PPE Inventory and Bed Capacity, On a Daily Basis at https://report.covid19.nj.gov/External Link
https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-111.pdf Pdf File

·         Further clarification on essential or non-essential businesses use following link https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3820777-i-m-not-sure-if-my-business-needsto-close-due-to-the-state-s-covid-19-directives-what-additional-guidance-is-thereExternal Link

·         For EO-109 business inventory requirements and any donations use following link https://covid19.nj.gov/ppedonations External Link

·         Social distancing guidance for essential retail businesses https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/Social_Distancing_Guida nce_for_Essential_Retail_Business.pdf Pdf File         

·         Executive Order No. 107 Violation Reporting form https://covid19.nj.gov/violation External Link

·         COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation site has been established and gone live.  https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19 External Link

·         New Jersey Executive Orders    https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.htmlExternal Link

·         New Jersey Administrative Orders https://nj.gov/governor/news/ao/approved/ao_archive.shtmlExternal Link  

·         U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster Loans https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/nj/newark/about-us https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela External Link

·         FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response web page  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus External Link

·         CDC www.cdc.gov/COVID19  • NJDOE https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/index.shtmlExternal Link  

·         NJDOH https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtmlExternal Link

 

Latest executive order regarding additional social distancing at essential businesses and also shutting down non-essential construction projects Order 122 Pdf File

 

Medical Care

The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) have produced a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) targeting residents who may suffer a potential heart attack or stroke and might be reluctant to go to hospital Emergency Departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PSA, which features Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett, was made following reports that residents may be delaying needed health care that they require because of concerns of hospital safety and capacity amid coronavirus. The message reassures residents that hospitals and their healthcare teams are continuing to care for all patients in a safe environment.

We hope you can help us get this critical information out to your communities and New Jersey residents.

The press release is available at: https://www.nj.gov/health/news/2020/approved/20200505a.shtmlExternal Link

The PSA can be viewed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aUDfZnI1WG4External Link

 

Updated 5/19/20 @ 12:00pm


 

Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information
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Call: 2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
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