Department of Engineering, Construction Services, Code Enforcement and Community Development
Overview:The Department of Engineering, Construction Services, Code Enforcement and Community Development consists of four divisions and several boards, all related to the overall development of the Township. The Department includes engineering, planning, zoning, conservation, community development, construction services, affordable housing and code enforcement. It also provides administrative services to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Environmental Commission. The purpose of these divisions and boards is to promote and ensure the reasonable and appropriate use of our lands and environmental resources.
The Division of Engineering provides various services such as coordination of state and federal construction projects & grants, plan review, and design and management of township's capital construction projects. Capital projects consist of road paving and drainage improvements, park and recreation projects, stormwater management and water quality upgrades, bulkhead replacement, beach protection, flood damage prevention and public building projects.
The Division of Engineering also provides services to residents by assisting with FEMA flood zone determinations, plot plan reviews, and responding to general engineering and environmental questions typically related to wetlands, stormwater management and other general development questions. The division coordinates with the state and federal government on programs such as the Federal Emergencey Management Agency Community Rating System, which allows our residents to enjoy discounts on their flood insurance, as well as state mandates such as our Tier A Municipal Stormwater Permit. This program's purpose is to ensure that we do all that we can to improve the cleanliness of our streams, rivers and the bay by inspecting, cleaning and upgrading our township drainage system. This program requires continuous coordination and maintenance of items, such as catch basin and pipe cleaning, street sweeping, detention basin maintenance and outfall erosion protection.
Resources:2011 FEMA CRS Biennial Report
FEMA Flood Insurance Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Forms, Applications & Downloads
Useful Links:Soil Information
NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps
WHAT IS STORMWATER POLLUTION?
Water from rain and melting snow that flows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as stormwater runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the stormwater picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants... Read More