Borough of Stone Harbor Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification

Sustainable Jersey representatives announced October 9th, 2017 that Stone Harbor has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification.  Stone Harbor is one of 72 towns that have attained certification in 2017 and was honored at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 14 in Atlantic City with Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour accepting the award.

“The Stone Harbor Go Green Committee under the guidance of Council President Karen Lane worked diligently to achieve the Bronze Certification in 2017” said Stone Harbor Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour. “The Mayor and Council recognize the need for sustainable initiatives to be implemented in order for our town to remain the “Seashore at its Best” and moving forward will continue to fully support Go Green.”

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Stone Harbor submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 action points. Stone Harbor achieved 270 points and successfully completed 5 of the 12 priority actions required. The Borough of Stone Harbor Green Team’s goal is to achieve Silver Certification (350 Points) before the final round of review is completed in December 2017.

“Sustainable Jersey is proud of the 72 New Jersey towns that achieved certification this year,” said Randy Solomon, director of Sustainable Jersey. “The 208 Sustainable Jersey certified towns demonstrate leadership and are a testament to how much we can accomplish toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.” Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency and health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources and advancing the arts. Collectively, the 445 participating Sustainable Jersey towns are a powerful force in New Jersey.

The Borough of Stone Harbor formed its own “Green Team” in 2012. The Go Green team main initiative, when first established, was to educate homeowners and visitors on the importance of water conservation. As the Borough of Stone Harbor moved forward with Sustainable Jersey Certification the Go Green Committee expanded our goals to include Recycling, Preservation of Natural Habitats, Energy Conservation, Energy Audits, Fleet Inventory audits and many more earth friendly initiatives.

About Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Currently, 79 percent or 445 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are participating in the municipal certification program and 279 school districts and 694 schools are participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.






Borough of Stone Harbor Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification 2017-11-22T20:37:48+00:00

Stone Harbor Police Announce Use of Body Cameras

Chief Thomas J. Schutta is pleased to announce Stone Harbor police officers will begin utilizing body worn cameras on patrol. Beginning Monday, November 13, 2017, officers will be equipped with WatchGuard wearable Body Cameras which function as a camera and DVR combination to collect video and audio evidence.

The Stone Harbor Police Department’s use of body worn cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and the policies of the Stone Harbor Police Department.

The use of body worn cameras in conjunction with our current in-car cameras will assist officers in the collection of evidence and help document incidents in a transparent and objective manner.


Stone Harbor Police Announce Use of Body Cameras 2017-11-09T18:00:23+00:00

Off Season Residential Property Check Available to Homeowners


The Stone Harbor Police Department wants to ensure that all homeowners are aware that off season residential property checks are available.  Since the Borough of Stone Harbor is a seasonal resort the Police Department can routinely inspect the exterior of your property  to make sure that it is secure.

This is a “Free” service that the department offers to property owners.  Any homeowner interested in participating needs to complete the attached form and return.

Off Season Residential Property Check

Once the form is returned the Police Department is then aware that the property is vacant and will have up to date contact information in the event of an emergency.

If you should have any questions regarding this service please e-mail





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Stockton Coastal Research Surveying Stone Harbor Back Bays

Please be aware that Richard Stockton College of NJ ~ Coastal Research Center will be completing surveys of Stone Harbor back bays.  This process will be completed twice yearly and is part of an effort to best monitor maintenance dredge needs and high tide/storm related flooding.

In addition to water depths, Stockton Coastal Research will be surveying bayfront property bulkhead height as the Borough continues to research and plan for future flood mitigation.



Stockton Coastal Research Surveying Stone Harbor Back Bays 2017-10-03T16:57:11+00:00

FEMA 2017 FMA Grant Application Opportunity for Elevations

FEMA 2017 FMA Grant Application Opportunity for Elevations

Cape May County and the municipalities of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, City of Cape May, Upper Township, Stone Harbor and Egg Harbor Township are coordinating an effort to develop a FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant application to elevate severe repetitive loss structures. The FMA program provides 100-percent funding of eligible costs for severe repetitive loss/repetitive loss (SRL/RL) elevation projects.  The grant covers elevation costs of the existing structure only.  You are invited to participate in this grant application which is fully voluntary.  This FMA opportunity is a nationwide competitive grant.


The first step to participate is to attend a meeting for interested property owners. A meeting is currently scheduled on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 10:00am, Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave, Ocean City.


Property owners who wish to participate in this program are required to provide the following fee and documentation, and are encouraged to provide copies at the meeting. (see below).  Additionally, at the meeting, you will receive information regarding this grant opportunity and steps moving forward to further develop the FEMA FMA grant application.  Information discussed at the meeting will include:


  • Overview of the FEMA FMA grant program
  • Requirements to participate
    • Application fee of $1200 payable to Ocean City New Jersey (if the grant is awarded, this is an eligible reimbursable cost (100% for SRL properties and 90% for RL properties)
    • Affidavit (notary required)*
    • Notice of Voluntary Interest*
    • FEMA Model Acknowledgement of Conditions (notary required)*
    • FEMA Declaration and Release Form*
    • Four pictures of property taken from each side
    • Proof of NFIP flood insurance (e.g., current policy declaration with insurance company and policy number)
    • NFIP Elevation Certificate (if available)

* The names and signatures of ALL owners on the current property deed required on this form.

  • List of data needed from each property owner who wishes to be considered (e.g., flood loss information)
  • Schedule and deadlines – ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
  • Information regarding the grant process and all required forms are available for download at:


Property owners need to be aware of the following conditions associated with this grant program:

  • This is a reimbursement program, thus property owners will be responsible for covering costs and then request reimbursement with proper documentation once the elevation project is completed. This grant is for elevation of the existing structure only.
  • Properties mitigated using Federal mitigation grant funding are required to maintain NFIP flood insurance on the property in perpetuity.   This flood insurance requirement becomes part of the property deed.

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Declaration and Release


FEMA 2017 FMA Grant Application Opportunity for Elevations 2017-08-21T13:43:20+00:00

South Jersey Gas Provides Information on Energy Efficiency & Incentives

Representatives from South Jersey recently met with the Borough of Stone Harbor Go Green Committee and provided the following information on energy efficiency and incentives available to both residential and commercial properties.

Representatives will be available to discuss how homeowners and business owners can lower energy cost and reduce energy consumption at the upcoming Go Green Fair scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 19th from 11am to 2pm at our Water Tower Plaza Parking lot.

Please click on the following links for information:

SJG Incentives:


NJ Clean Energy Program:

Participating Contractors:  Search by Zip Code:

NJ Electric Vehicle Programs:

NJ Municipal Energy Consultant:

Home Energy Resource:


South Jersey Gas Provides Information on Energy Efficiency & Incentives 2017-08-16T16:09:07+00:00

Semi Annual Report of Stone Harbor Beaches 2017


Please Click on the Following Link to view the Semi-Annual Report of Stone Harbor Beaches completed by Stockton University Coastal Research Center.

Semi-Annual Report on Stone Harbor Beaches 2017

This report was completed by the Stockton University Coastal Research Center to the Borough of Stone Harbor on beach conditions as of June 12, 2017.  The United State Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Beach Replenishment Project was very successful in spite of early work done by the State from Hereford Inlet getting impacted by the March 14, 2017 NE storm.  The later work with sand pumped from Townsends Inlet was all in place with the sand volume gain erasing prior years of loss from the beach.



Semi Annual Report of Stone Harbor Beaches 2017 2017-06-29T14:36:48+00:00