Interlaken Shade Tree Commission
Interlaken Receives $10,000 Resiliency Grant
The Department of Environmental Protection announced on August 15 it had awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to 32 municipalities across the state. The awards, $1,564,000 in total, are being issued by the New Jersey Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program through Community Stewardship Incentive Program (CSIP) grants. These grants are designed to promote stewardship of community forests and trees through the implementation of Community Forestry Management Plans.
Interlaken is one of five communities to receive a Resiliency Planning Grant. Interlaken’s grant is for $10,000.
The specific goals of Interlaken’s project include a Comprehensive Tree Inventory and Risk Tree Assessments, as well as any Insect and Disease Management recommendations. Trees that will be evaluated shade the towns’ approximate 8 miles of roadway, as well as its pocket parks and Arboretum.
Interlaken has a very active Shade Tree Commission spearheaded by Co-Chairs Marguerite Dalton and Jodi Heinz. “It is an exciting time for Interlaken. Our community prides itself on its forest canopy. We lost a lot of trees and had substantial damage during Hurricane Sandy. Being able to implement this program will allow us the tools to evaluate exactly where we are with our trees. Armed with this information, we can take the necessary steps with the trees we have now and also plan for the future,” said JodiHeinz.
The town has hired William Brash, Jr. of Shelterwood Forest Managers, LLC in Freehold to provide all services associated with the CSIP grant. He will also make recommendations for specific trees to plant in less shaded areas.
The CSIP grant will be explained in full at Interlaken’s next Shade Tree Meeting, which will be held October 13, 2016 at 7:30 at Boro Hall, 100 Grasmere Ave. Interlaken. The public is warmly invited to attend and hear about this exciting program.
For more information, please visit www.communityforestry.nj.gov and like State Forest Service’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/newjerseyforests
For more information on Community Stewardship Incentive Program grants, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/nhr_csip.htm
Please be aware that anyone soliciting in the Borough of Interlaken is required to obtain a permit. A copy of the issued permit must be carried with them at all times.
There are exceptions for lawful and recognized religious, charitable, educational and political organizations as well as Volunteer Fire and First Aid Departments. Even in this case, these organizations are required to notify the Police Department in writing.
If a solicitor does not have a permit or a resident feels suspicious of the person coming to their door, please notify the Police Department.
Borough Hall Construction beginning July 25, 2016
Starting Monday July 25, 2016, Interlaken Borough Hall will be under construction. The Borough applied for and received a $110,536 Community Development Block Grant for ADA compliant bathrooms and service counters at Borough Hall. The construction project will be ongoing for approximately 10 weeks.
During the construction the borough offices will be staffed but, we are asking residents to make every effort to limit visits to Borough Hall unless absolutely necessary. If you find that it is imperative for you to visit Borough Hall, please follow all safety signage directing you to the side entrance which is located off of Interlaken Drive.
Borough Hall office staff will be able to assist via phone and email during the project. Though we are not expecting office service interruptions or closings due to this project, please be aware unforeseen circumstances may occur.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Interlaken Municipal Court Temporary Relocation beginning June 22, 2016
Please be advised that as a result of construction at Borough Hall beginning sometime in early July, the Interlaken Municipal Court will be relocated to the Deal Municipal Court. The Deal Municipal Court is located at 190 Norwood Avenue Deal, NJ.
Any payments can be made at the Deal Municipal Court. This office cannot accept any payments effective June 22, 2016.
Any questions regarding this can be made at the Deal Municipal Court, 732-531-1343.
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Welcome to the Borough of Interlaken
Interlaken is a small, quiet community of single family homes on tree-lined streets.
There is no commercial district or business district. Interlaken is a purely residential community of just over 395 residences, and a total population of approximately 820.
Named for a small town in Switzerland, between the lakes, Interlaken is bordered on the north and south by arms of Deal Lake. A quiet respite near ocean beaches and shopping.