The annual Interlaken Borough Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Park. Fun, food, games - volleyball, tennis, badminton, cops vs. kids kickball, and much much more. $10 donation to Interlaken Recreation Committee, children under 12 free. For tennis clinic, if you have a racquet, please bring it with you. For more information, click here:
FEMA Awards new Rescue Equipment to Deal
The Borough of Deal’s Board of Commissioners are happy to report that the Borough of Deal will receive a $60,000 federal grant to replace out-of-date rescue equipment.
The new extrication equipment will enable the town’s police and firefighters to rescue people trapped in a car after an accident or unable to move as a result of another calamity. Extrication tools include hydraulically operated cutters and spreaders. Cutters enable officers to cut through buckled car metal as a scissors would do to cloth, while spreaders widen cut metal to allow extrication of a pinned individual.
The $60,376 award is an Assistance Grant from Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and was announced here today by Dale McShine, Director of the Grants Division of the Region. The federal share of the grant totals $57,501. The grant became effective July 31, 2015.
“This rescue capability is a key part of our fire company’s responsibility in Deal and in assisting our neighboring communities,” said Fire Chief John Anastasia. “And we value this grant because it takes the place of our aging equipment and will allow us to do our job more safely and effectively,” he added.
JCP&L Power Line Inspections
Please be advised that Vista 1 plans to start performing UV/IR Inspections on the JCP&L transmission lines (115 kV only) beginning Monday August 17th. The UV/IR Aerial Inspections in the JCP&L region typically require about 2 to 3 days for completion, depending of course on weather conditions, as well as other scheduling needs. The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a black and silver Bell 206 w/ registration (tail) number N321AW. Please click here to see attached photo:
August Planning Board Meeting Cancelled
The August Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Monday August 17 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be September 21, 2015, 7:30 PM at Borough Hall.
There have been break-in attempts to find open rear doors on Bridlemere Avenue. Deal police are investigating and increasing patrols. Residents are advised to make sure garage doors are down, homes are locked and cars left in driveways contain no visible valuables and are also locked.
Borough of Interlaken Noise Ordinance
Now that Spring is finally here, residents are beautifying their yards after the long, hard winter. Please remember that the Borough has a Noise Ordinance which prohibits the use of gasoline powered equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, etc. on Sundays, unless in the case of emergency or urgent necessity to public health and safety. The Monday thru Saturday reference in the ordinance allows noise between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ordinance applies to residents and/or contractors. Your cooperation is sincerely appreciated.
Saturdays,8:30 am – 9:30 am at Borough Hall
Please bring a mat
$10 per person, per session
All levels are welcome
Gentle Senior Yoga, Tuesdays, 9:00 AM, $10.00 per class.
New Jersey American Water Co. Encourages Odd/Even Lawn Watering
New Jersey American Water is asking its Monmouth County customers to use an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering to avoid the potential of stringent summertime water use restrictions. In past years, customers have helped reduce water demands when asked, and are thanked for their cooperation.
The odd/even outdoor water use schedule works as follows:
• Watering lawns or gardens should occur only on odd days of the month if your street address is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.)
• Watering lawns or gardens should occur only on even days of the month if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.)
• It is also suggested that watering of lawns be done early or late to minimize evaporation, typically between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
These suggestions would NOT apply to:
• Watering of sod or newly seeded lawns if daily watering is required (note: it is recommended that any planting of new sod or seed that has not already taken place be delayed until the fall)
• Use of private wells for lawn irrigation
Water Treatment Change
As part of a maintenance program for the water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process at its Swimming River Water Treatment Plant in Colts Neck and its Jumping Brook Water Treatment Plant in Neptune from chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to free chlorine.
The treatment change will begin the week of January 19, 2015 and last through April. During this period, customers may notice a slight increase in the taste and smell of chlorine in their water. This is normal and will only be temporary until the system maintenance is complete. New Jersey American Water will continuously monitor water quality to ensure that it meets or surpasses federal and state drinking water standards.
For more information, please click here:
Property Tax Online Services...
Interlaken's Property Tax Online Service is here! This web based service allows residents of the Borough to inquire about their taxes and make payments by check or credit card. CLICK HERE
Interested in having a Direct Debit for tax payments? CLICK HERE to download the form and return to the Borough for processing.
New Tree Ordinances
The Borough Council has passed two new ordinances; a Tree Preservation Ordinance which limits annual removal of trees, and a Felled Tree Ordinance to provide for removal of dead, diseased or fallen trees. To read the Tree Preservation Ordinance, click here: To read the Felled Tree Ordinance, click here.
Interlaken Historical Project
Bob Waitt, our Borough Historian, is working on a project detailing the history of homes in Interlaken. He wants to identify current and prior residents, collect photos of the homes, and record unique history of residents who have lived here. We hope all Interlaken residents will participate. To read his letter with more details about his project, click here.
Dates to Remember...
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.