NJDEP Information Regarding Drought Watch
Did you know the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day?
In the summer, outdoor water use can more than double.
To learn more about what you can do to conserve water, go to: dep.nj.gov/conserve-water
Due to the drier than usual weather, DEP has declared a statewide drought watch for New Jersey.
During a drought watch, residents are asked to voluntarily conserve water to lessen the stress on our water systems.
For more water conservation tips, visit dep.nj.gov/conserve-water/
Planning Board Meeting for August 15, 2022 is Cancelled
BOROUGH OF INTERLAKEN PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the August 15, 2022 7:30 p.m. PLANNING BOARD meeting has been cancelled. All matters will be carried to the next meeting, including the variance application for 315 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, NJ 07712.
The next meeting of the INTERLAKEN PLANNING BOARD has been scheduled to take place on September 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Interlaken Borough Hall, 100 Grassmere Avenue, Interlaken, NJ 07712.
Tax Grace Period Extension Until August 15, 2022
Tax Bills were mailed on July 19. 2022. The tax grace period has been extended until August 15, 2022. Interest shall be charged back to August 1, 2022 for all payments made after the grace period date of August 15, 2022.
Pooper Scooper Requirements
As a courtesy to your neighbors, please remember to clean up after your dogs. Pet owners walking their dogs must be able to provide visible proof that they are prepared to be able to clean up after their pets by carrying bags or a disposal device.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with any part of subsections 5-3.1 through 5-3.4 and 5-3.9 shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for each offense and not more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each such offense at the discretion of the Court.
Dog License Requirements
All dogs in the Borough of Interlaken are required to be licensed. The fee for a license of a spayed/neutered dog is $10.00 and for a non-spayed/neutered dog is $15.00. This fee is in effect until February 28, 2022 after which a late fee of $8.00 will added as per Borough Ordinance.
State of New Jersey Rabies Vaccination Requirement under NJSA 4:19-15-3a requires the duration of the immunity to extend throughout the first 10 months of the 12 month licensing period. If your dog's vaccination expires on or before October 31 of the licensing year, a license cannot be issued until the dog receives a new vaccination. Proof of vaccination MUST accompany the renewal paperwork.
You may use this form for renewal by mail, please send a proof of rabies vaccination through October 31, 2022 with all appropriate documentation and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
2022 Dog Licenses & Dog Related Ordinances
From the TAX ASSESSMENT OFFICE
In November you received your 2022 Assessment Postcard via mail from the Monmouth County Tax Board. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide some background on what is occurring with property assessments in the Borough of Interlaken and how it effects the Borough's tax rate.
For the tax year 2022, the aggregate value of the Borough of Interlaken will be 22% higher than it was in 2021. This does not mean your taxes will go up 22%. It means that the overall value of your properties has increased. The valuation of all the properties within the Borough and the tax rate are proportional. If the Borough valuation increases, the tax rate decreases. We anticipate that the 2022 tax rate will be much lower than the 2021 tax rate due to these increased property values. If your assessment has increased less than the baseline (less than 22%), you will pay a lesser proportionate share of the Borough's tax levy in 2022.
The assessment function serves as the distribution mechanism of the property tax levy which is a combination of municipal, school and County taxes. Since taxes are intended to be split up amongst the property owners based on the market value of the properties, it is critical that the assessment process is uniform, accurate, fair and transparent.
Additional information on Assessments and Appeals can be found on the Tax Assessor page of the Borough website. You should contact the Tax Assessor if you believe that your new assessment does not accurately reflect the market value of your property. Please note that assessments are based on real estate sales of properties within the Borough of Interlaken.
Overnight Parking Ordinance
In accordance with Interlaken Ordinance No. 2020-2, the Deal Police Department has begun to use an online registration system that enables residents to submit requests for overnight parking.
This online submission form will allow residents to provide accurate information including vehicle descriptors, vehicle registration, vehicle location, and resident contact information. This information will then be available to officers during their patrol. The system will make the process of overnight parking easier and more convenient for residents.
Ordinance No. 2020-2 prohibits on-street parking for both sides of all streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. During the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., residents are prohibited from on-street parking on the north side of Bridlemere Avenue along the area contiguous to the borough recreational field.
Residents must meet the following requirements prior to submitting an overnight parking request:
TREE ORDINANCE - 2019 - 7 "PROTECTION OF TREES"
As of January 9, 2020 the newly adopted Tree Preservation Ordinance is in effect. The new ordinance is in place to prevent indiscriminate, uncontrolled, and excessive destruction, removal, and clear cutting of trees upon lots and tracts of land within the Borough of Interlaken in order to maintain the aesthetic character, prevent erosion, and control actions that will substantially change drainage patterns, and restrict actions that will cause a hazard to persons and property.
Please make yourself aware of some of the changes that include:
Please see the attached Ordinance file for all the changes and new guidelines.
Recycling May Not Be Placed In Plastic Bags
Items for recycling must be placed loose in the recycling can. Recycling MUST NOT be contained in plastic trash bags. The Borough cannot collect or drop recycling at the County Center if there are plastic bags contained in the recycling can.
DPW staff will not collect your recycling if there are plastic bags present. You can review the Recycling Guide below to find recycling resources for products that our County Recycling Center does not process.
INTERLAKEN AIR SHOW HISTORY
Please enjoy a historical video documenting the 1910 Air Show that took place in Interlaken. Please take the time to listen to the Interlaken Historian, Bob Waitt, share the very interesting and educational information about the event, the Wright Brothers attendance and Interlaken's contribution to Kitty Hawk.
Click Here for more information
Please remember that the Borough has a Noise Ordinance which prohibits the use of ALL motorized equipment, whether electric or gasoline powered, 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 am to 8 pm. The ordinance applies to residents and contractors.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
YOGA CLASSES AT BOROUGH HALL
Gentle Senior Yoga
Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
$10.00 per person, per class
All levels are welcome
Please bring a mat
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.
Dates to Remember
Pay Property Taxes Online
Use this convenient feature to check your account status and pay property taxes online using direct debit from a checking account or a credit card. CLICK HERE
Interested in having an Automated Direct Debit for property tax payments each quarter?
CLICK HERE to download the form and return to the Borough Office.
No Knock List
The office of the Administrator/Clerk shall collect and maintain a list of addresses of those premises where the owner and/or occupant has notified the Borough Clerk that soliciting, or canvassing is NOT permitted on his/her/their premises. To be included on this non-solicitation list residents shall complete a form which shall be available online or at the Clerk’s office in the municipal building. The Administrator/Clerk shall submit the non-solicitation list to the Police on a yearly basis which non-solicitation list shall be distributed to applicants seeking a license to solicit or canvass pursuant to the provisions of the solicitation and canvassing ordinance. The licensee shall not solicit or canvass at any address on the non-solicitation list.
As a reminder, the US Constitution protects the rights of religious and non-profit organizations, as well as political campaigns, to solicit; and therefore, this ordinance cannot infringe upon those protected rights.
Forms can be returned via email or Borough Hall to be included on the No Knock List.
The link to find all current municipal ordinances and land use laws can be found here.
Borough of Interlaken
100 Grasmere Avenue
Interlaken, New Jersey 07712
(732) 531-7099- Fax
100 Grasmere Avenue
Interlaken, New Jersey 07712
(732) 531-7099- Fax