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Reminder from South Jersey Gas ~ Service Reconnections

Just a reminder that South Jersey gas continues to upgrade service lines that run from the gas mains in the street to household meters within the Borough of Stone Harbor.

In order to complete the service line replacement the contractor has to temporarily shut off gas service to the property.  They will need to access your property to reconnect/relight your appliances and perform safety checks.

There are a few homeowners that have not contacted the contractor to schedule an appointment to reconnect/relight the gas service.

If your property is located on Sunset and Corinthian (near Pleasure Bay and Carnival Bay)  you must contact Utility Line Services, on behalf of South Jersey Gas, at (609)363-9600 ext 402 or e-mail cmscheduling@ulscorp.com and reference “Stone Harbor Project” to schedule an appointment to restore your service.

If you property is located within the following locations:

100 & 300 Block of 89th Street

200 Block of 84th Street

87th & Third Avenue

Linden Lane

200 Block of 107th Street

100 & 300 Block of 94th Street

200 Block of 81st Street

100 & 200 Block of 85th Street

200 & 300 Block of 87th Street

100 Block of 92nd Street

and you discover that you are without gas service you must contact Lantier Construction, on behalf of South Jersey Gas, at (732)608-1600 or e-mail jeremyhall0810@gmail.com and reference “Stone Harbor Project” to schedule an appointment to restore your service.

 

If you have already established an appointment to have your gas service reconnected there is no need to contact the contractor at this time.

  

 

 

Reminder from South Jersey Gas ~ Service Reconnections2018-08-17T12:47:15+00:00

Ocean Drive Marathon 4/22/18 ~ Traffic Alert

 

TRAFFIC ALERT – OCEAN DRIVE MARATHON

The Ocean Drive Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The race will use an out-and-back format. As a result, Ocean Drive will be closed from 117th Street in Stone Harbor to North Wildwood Blvd. This closed section of Ocean Drive includes the Great Channel Bridge. Traffic looking to head south out of town during the event should utilize the Garden State Parkway as an alternate route.

In addition, drivers should use caution at the following intersections:

80th Street and 2nd Avenue
80th Street and 1st Avenue
111th Street and 1st Avenue
111th Street and 2nd Avenue
117th Street and 2nd Avenue
117th Street and Third Avenue

Runners should enter the Borough around 10:00am and exit by 1:30pm.

 

 

 

 

Ocean Drive Marathon 4/22/18 ~ Traffic Alert2018-04-26T13:48:21+00:00

Temporary Water Service Interruption – 4/17/18

The Stone Harbor Department of Utilities will be making repairs to the water main as well as installing a new water service within the 100 block of 96th Street on Tuesday, April 17th between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm.

The work being completed will result in a temporary interruption of water service to all residential and commercial properties within this area.

The Utilities Department will do their best to restore the water service as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience created by this event.

Temporary Water Service Interruption – 4/17/182018-04-26T13:48:33+00:00

Coastal Flood Warning ~ April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16th, 6:55am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued, Storm Front to Arrive

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Jersey Shore for Monday, April 16thuntil 1:00pm.  There is a chance of minor to moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 8:59am today.

An approaching front will bring heavy rain, strong winds, and the potential for thunderstorms this morning.  This could exacerbate this morning’s high tide.  Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Southeastern Burlington- 549 AM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 1 PM EDT this afternoon. The Coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Southern New Jersey and Delaware   Bay.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding around the time   of high tide this morning.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey oceanfront occurs between   8:00 AM to 9:00 AM this morning. High tide on the back bays  occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…2 to 3 feet above the astronomical tide.

* WAVES…7 to 12 feet on the Atlantic coastal waters, and 3 to   5 feet on Delaware Bay.

* IMPACTS…Roadway flooding is expected and some roads may be   closed due to high water. In addition, heavy rain could further  exacerbate impacts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water…and take appropriate action to protect life and property.  Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged…leading to costly repairs.

Coastal Flood Warning ~ April 16, 20182018-04-26T13:49:04+00:00

Stone Harbor Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, April 21, 2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Clean Ocean Action Spring Beach Sweep 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00am – 12:30pm

Please join the Clean Ocean Action, Borough of Stone Harbor, Stone Harbor Property Association and The Wetlands Institute by volunteering for the Spring Beach Sweep (or clean up!)  to help preserve Stone Harbor Beaches and Dunes!!

No Pre-registration is necessary!

All Volunteers should meet at the Beach Patrol headquarters, 95th Street and the Beach and are encouraged to bring gloves and dress appropriately for the weather.  Trash bags and trash pickers will be provided.  

The Beach Sweeps events are more than people picking-up trash from beaches.  This program builds community support for solutions, as well as raises awareness about the negative impacts of litter on wildlife and the ocean.

Since 1985, over 115,800 volunteers have participated and removed over 5.9 million pieces of debris from New Jersey’s beaches and waterways.

 SAVE THE OCEAN! SAVE THE DATE!
RAIN OR SHINE!

Stone Harbor Beach Sweep ~ Saturday, April 21, 20182018-04-26T13:48:52+00:00

Arbor Day Celebration ~ April 27th, 2018

The Stone Harbor Elementary School will be hosting the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27th @ 1:30pm.  This event will be taking place out on the playground at Stone Harbor School, 275 93rd Street.

Grades K-4 will be sharing songs, stories, poems, and Arbor Day facts in honor of the celebration.

The Stone Harbor Garden Club has generously donated the Arbor Day Tree.

Each year the school plants a tree to honor someone the school community admires and appreciates. This year’s tree is being dedicated to Mr. David Hoy, a longtime member of the Stone Harbor Elementary School family.

The Borough of Stone Harbor, in partnership with The Lomax Consulting Group, will be distributing tree seedlings as Arbor Day Gifts to Stone Harbor Elementary Students.

For the homeowner, Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to take stock of the trees on your property and plan for the future. Inspect your trees noting any broken branches or evidence of disease or insect infestation. Think about how planting new trees might improve the look of your property or provide wind or heat protection.  The Borough strongly encourages the planting of native species adapted to the unique growing conditions on a coastal barrier island.

The Stone Harbor Shade Tree Committee has prepared a pamphlet which provides information on the importance of maintaining and replacing trees indigenous to our area. The Borough has earned approval of the Community Forestry Management Plan, which sets goals for managing and maintaining the Borough’s tree resources.

As a Tree City USA community for 20 years, the Borough is a recognized leader in responsible stewardship of its trees. Arbor Day is a perfect opportunity to recognize these accomplishments and remind residents and visitors alike of the importance of trees. By gifting trees to the elementary students the Borough aims to inspire future stewardship by the next generation.

Arbor Day Celebration ~ April 27th, 20182018-08-17T12:47:35+00:00

Traffic Advisory ~ Great Channel Bridge

Traffic Advisory:

On or about April 9, 2018, the Great Channel Bridge will be undergoing maintenance and repair work. The bridge will be passable but will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic with work scheduled to continue through the months of April and May.

Please have patience and drive with care while traveling in the area.

 

Traffic Advisory ~ Great Channel Bridge2018-08-17T12:47:52+00:00

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”

Our Mission.

To build more resilient communities at the Jersey Shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.

Participants.

Currently we have the following active municipal participants: Atlantic City, Brigantine Beach, City of Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Margate City, Longport Borough, Linwood, Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Avalon Borough, City of North Wildwood, West Wildwood Borough, Upper Township, Cape May City, Cape May Point and Downe Township. Our associate participants are: The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Stockton University Coastal Research Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Montclair State University School of Conservation and the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Federal and State agencies that attend include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-Philadelphia District), the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT). And we partner with The Nature Conservancy on a variety of climate adaptation projects.

The Coalition has started a new Internet program called “Tidal Flooding Talk (TFT)”. Hosted by Dan Skeldon and Palma Accardi, TFT is a weekly “Live Feed” that takes place on Facebook every Tuesday night at 7pm and focuses on flood mitigation. Sponsored by and held at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City, TFT has a guest each week and the show runs about 20-25 minutes or so. Both the “Live Feed” (Video) and a Podcast (Audio) are available (Archived) on the Coalition’s Facebook page, Website, YouTube and Instagram. Since February 20, 2018 guests have included Jim Eberwine, Meteorologist, Cathy Van Duyne, Van Duyne Builders, Dr. Amy Williams, Stevens Tech and Chris Huch, Tetra Tech.

Below you will find some of the links:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tidal+flooding+talk.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/coastalcoalition/videos/?ref=page_internal

Very ambitious plans are in the works for TFT in 2018 which we believe is the only weekly show of its kind on the Internet that focuses on flood mitigation, the challenges we face and the solutions that are possible if we work together in a regional manner on this important issue.

 

 

 

New Jersey Coastal Coalition Promotes New Internet Program – “Tidal Flooding Talk”2018-04-03T15:41:06+00:00

Winter Storm Warning ~ Update 3/21/18

The National Weather Service has continued both the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 2:00am while the Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until Thursday, March 22nd at 5:00am.

The snowfall totals for the Jersey Shore have been reduced by the National Weather Service. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected with an accumulation of between two to five inches of snow, with local ice and a light glaze expected on streets and sidewalks. The wintry mix is expected to change to all snow during the mid afternoon hours on Wednesday. Driving conditions are anticipated to be difficult Wednesday evening.

Minor coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide this morning, with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide this evening. High tide will occur Wednesday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 11:25am, and again at 11:47pm. Please exercise caution while driving and never drive on a flooded street. The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge has been closed during this storm event due to unsafe conditions on the approach road.

If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you have a power outage, call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476. We continue to be in contact with the National Weather Service and with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding this storm event. Continue to monitor this forecast on traditional media outlets.

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Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 410 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018 …Major Coastal Storm to Impact the Region Through Tonight… .Low pressure will consolidate into an intense Nor`easter just east of the Mid-Atlantic coast today, then track southeast of Nantucket Island late tonight. Unnecessary travel especially in most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania this afternoon and evening is strongly discouraged!

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and local ice accumulations of a   light glaze are expected.

* WHERE…Far southeast New Jersey, and southern Delaware. * WHEN…Until 2 AM EDT Thursday. A wintry mix and areas of plain   rain changes to snow late this morning and this afternoon, with   a period of heavy snow expected during this afternoon when   snowfall rates of an inch per hour is anticipated. The snow   then tapers off later this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   especially during this evenings commute. Tree branches could   fall due to wind gusts up to 40 mph, potentially leading to   power outages. Be prepared for significant reductions in   visibility at times. Once snowfall rates reach or exceed one   inch per hour, it becomes difficult for road crews to keep up   due to rapid accumulations.

Coastal Flood Warning

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland   County in New Jersey, and Sussex County and Kent County in   Delaware.

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor to moderate flooding is forecast with   today`s high tide. Moderate flooding is expected with the high   tide tonight.

* TIMING…Flooding may occur for a few hours around the time of   high tide. High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM today, and between 11:00 PM   and midnight tonight. High tide on the back bays and on   Delaware Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* SURGE…Around 2.5 to 3.0 feet today and tonight.

* WAVES…Around 10 to 16 feet off the coast today, and around 6   to 12 feet tonight. * IMPACTS…Numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate   property damage is possible along tidal waterways. The tide and   wave action is expected to result in moderate beach erosion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is expected. Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costly repairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.

Winter Storm Warning ~ Update 3/21/182018-04-03T15:24:00+00:00