Community Cars; Affordable transportation for any need for individuals over 60
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Flex-T Mobility Partner; Affordable transportation to work for people with reduced mobility
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Volunteer Drivers: Drive our cars and help others!
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Click on link below to find a coupon for FREE Pit Bull Spay or Neuter Surgery.
The State of New Jersey
and the federal government
provide a variety of programs
to assist homeowners.
Information about these programs
The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office OEM has released a draft of the Hazardous Mitigation Plan. CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE
A copy of the DRAFT HAZARDOUS MITIGATION PLAN may be accessed through the press release.
Register Now for West Long Branch Summer Recreation's Full Day Camp. This program is for all students entering 1st through 9th Grade. Counselor in Training (CIT) 8th and 9th Grade Only.
Where: The Frank Antonides School
When? June 29th through August 7th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No Camp on Friday, July 3rd)
CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
The Summer Recreation Art Program is a supplemental program to Summer Recreation Camp. The program is designed to provide students living in the West Long Branch community with an opportunity to develop their creativity and art skills in a fun, relaxed instructional environment.
Please click the link below for more information and for the registration form.
Summer Art Program Registration Form
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. the West Long Branch Recreation Commission will sponsor a G-Rated, Drive-In Movie at Sorrentino Park. Admission is FREE.
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Deletion date August 9, 2015
MESSAGE TO WEST LONG BRANCH TAXPAYERS
Tax Rate/Assessment Change
The 2015 tax levy provides a municipal tax rate of 66.0 cents which is a 3.2 cent reduction, or 4.62%, from the prior year tax rate of 69.2 cents.
The rate reduction is a consequence of the Monmouth County Tax Board’s Assessment Demonstration Program implemented in 2014 which requires our Tax Assessor to revalue property in the Borough on an annual basis based upon market changes. The assessed values in West Long Branch have increased approximately $75 million dollars as a result of market activity and net of tax appeals and assessment corrections.
All things being equal, as the value of property goes up, the tax rate will have a corresponding decrease so that the amount of taxes collected will be the same as before the property value changes.
The average percentage increase in assessed value for all property in West Long Branch was 6.7%.
Of 2533 tax parcels, 1238 have increased by 6.7% or less and 1295 have an increase of 6.8% or more. This means that as a result of the assessment changes, and not including the increase in the 2015 tax levy, the 1238 parcels whose assessed value increased by no more than 6.7% would have taxes stay the same or go down. The 1295 parcels whose assessed value increased by 6.8% or more would see a tax increase.
In our case the 2015 tax levy is increasing by $104,804; or 1.82% higher than last year. This increase is the result of a loss of certain revenue items as well as increases in appropriations for salaries & wages, pension obligations and other expenses.
The financial impact of this moderate increase on a residential property at the average assessment valuation of $414,309 is a municipal purposes tax of $2,734.44 or an annual increase of $86.16 over 2014.
Deletion date August 12, 2015
All Concerts will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Franklin Lake Gazebo but may be subject to change.
JULY 31ST - "TEQUILA ROSE"
AUGUST 14TH - "AN EVENING WITH DAVID SMOLOKOFF'
AUGUST 28TH - "MOTOR CITY REVUE"
Deletion date August 29, 2015
Updated information regarding 2015 property reevaluations. The following is useful information on the 2014 Assessment Demonstration Program.
Residents of West Long Branch:
I would like to begin the New Year by thanking all of you for the overwhelming vote of confidence extended to me during the recent election. I reaffirm my promise that I will do my best to uphold your trust and faith in me. I respect this position and consider it an honor and privilege to serve the residents of West Long Branch.
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Big changes are quickly approaching for every single property owner in Monmouth County. Earlier this year, Governor Christie signed into law Senate Bill-1213 and Assembly-1591 (the “Act”) which taken together creates an “Assessment Demonstration Program” that will substantially change the property tax assessment and appeal process in New Jersey. The program modifies the timing of the appeal season and filing requirements so that assessment disputes are more likely to be settled prior to the filing of the final assessment list with the County Board of Taxation. The law proposed a ‘trial’ period for participating counties to allow for an alternative approach to the traditional assessment and appeal system practiced throughout the state. The goals of the Act are to achieve a more cost-effective and accurate property tax administration process. Monmouth County will be the first county to implement the Assessment Demonstration Program starting this year, 2013, to be effective for the 2014 tax year. By all accounts, Monmouth County is the standard bearer for the implementation of the new pilot program.
For Monmouth County and any other counties taking part in the pilot program, the law revises the relevant statutory dates for the assessment real property and for appealing those assessments, in the following ways:
• Notification of Assessment postcards must be sent by the municipality to property owners by November 15 of the pretax year, as opposed to the current deadline of February 1 of the tax year;
• Appeals of assessments to the county tax board must be filed by January 15 of the tax year, instead of the current April 1st deadline;
• If a municipality has undergone a municipal wide reassessment, Appeals of assessments to the county tax board must be filed by February 15 of the tax year, instead of the current May 1st deadline
• The deadline for filing appeals of assessments that exceed $1 million made directly to the Tax Court remains April 1 of the tax year.
The Act also grants a county tax board the power to compel a municipality within to implement a revaluation or reassessment of all real property within the municipality. If the municipality fails to complete the compelled revaluation or reassessment in a timely manner, the county tax board may contract for the revaluation or reassessment at the municipality’s cost.
It is important to note that property taxes and the tax rate are the result of the local budget process and may not be appealed. It is the municipality’s assessment on your property that is subject to appeal. A taxpayer considering an appeal should understand that they must prove their assessed value is unreasonable compared to actual market value of their property. By law, the municipality’s assessment is presumed to be correct. To be successful, this presumption of correctness must be overcome in order to achieve an assessment change.
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NOW YOU CAN PAY YOUR TAXES ONLINE!
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Filing Deadline for 2014 "Senior Freeze" Property Tax Relief Program has been extended to October 15, 2015.
For more information on the 2014 Senior Freeze Program, or to obtain an application, residents can contact the Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Hotline at 1-800-882-6597. Representatives are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Information about the Senior Freeze Program, including the eligibility requirements, is also available on the Division of Taxation's Web site at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/buffer.shtml
JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season.
JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician. The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours.
JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically operated private wells for water. These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would be advised of locations where water and ice are available.
Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management.
To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 1-800-662-3115.
DO NOT MIX WITH LEAVES OR GRASS CLIPPINGS. Limbs, branches, & brush may be placed curbside for pick up. Items MAY NOT protrude into roadway more than 3 feet. Branches and limb diameters MAY NOT EXCEED 6'. Tree stumps are NOT picked up by the Borough. THE BOROUGH DOES NOT PICK UP GRASS CLIPPINGS OR THATCH.