Message from the Manager
3rd Annual Brigantine Beach City and Chamber of Commerce 4X4 Pirate’s Parade and Bonfire Saturday, May 17th 2 – 8pm
Winners of the best dressed vehicles will be announced at 8pm on 17th Street Beach at our evening bonfire Registration Fees: $5 if registered & paid in advance $10 if registered & paid day of event There will be registration available the day of the event from 10am to 1pm 4×4 vehicles only no AWD 4×4 permit not required
2014 Theme: Pirate’s Parade Saturday, May 17th 2 – 8pm parade route goes from 38th Street to 10th Street South
TRENTON - As we celebrate Earth Day, the Christie Administration’s DEP is recommitting itself to the core principles that have guided the agency since its inception on the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We are committed to protecting our natural resources – our air, our water, our natural lands and historic resources.
We continue to prioritize programs and staffing to meet all of our goals and our commitment to protecting New Jersey’s environment, public health and safety – all while continuing to meet the needs of Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding.
Admittedly, we still have a lot on our plate with Sandy recovery – rebuilding our coastal areas to be more resilient than ever, working to harden billions of dollars in water and wastewater infrastructure against future disasters, moving homeowners out of areas vulnerable to flooding through Blue Acres acquisitions, and helping thousands of others to elevate their homes to protect them against flooding. The DEP continues to work very hard to ensure that those efforts have not impeded our core missions.
We remain aggressive on other key fronts, including working through the successful Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program to clean up and restore contaminated sites, meeting Governor Christie’s commitment to restoring Barnegat Bay through a science-based comprehensive plan, moving forward in partnership with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore the Passaic River, working to reduce diesel emissions from truck and buses to improve air quality, especially in our urban areas, and guiding counties as they protect hundreds of thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive areas through improved wastewater management planning. Clean air is important to everyone. On this front, we continue to take a tough stand on pollution from out-of-state power plants while making sure our in-state facilities meet the toughest emissions controls, while moving our power supply to cleaner burning natural gas and supporting a strong solar program that is a national leader. For the first time, all of New Jersey meets the EPA’s health-based standard for fine particles, a type of air pollutant that can cause serious health problems, especially in vulnerable populations.
Lastly, we continue with needed capital improvements and program enhancements at our vast network of State Parks and Forests. We have kept all of them open during tough times so that our residents and visitors could keep enjoying these unique treasures, such as the beautiful and restored Ringwood Manor historic site in Passaic County that celebrated its grand reopening this month, and the new Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitors’ Center in Manalapan.
As we celebrate Earth Day, we ask all residents of New Jersey to partner with us in caring for our environment, and to participate in special environmental events that are taking place in all 21 counties today and across the state for the rest of Earth Week.
50 Unsung Heroes is a new SWANA recognition program giving SWANA members the opportunity to acknowledge individuals or groups in their community that are making a difference in the solid waste industry.
Unsung Heroes are coworkers working within the solid waste industry, volunteer groups, or even people in your neighborhood who often go unrecognized for their efforts, large and small.
The program allows SWANA members to show public appreciation to those individuals and/or groups for their hard work and dedication.
John Doring has recently been promoted to the position of Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Brigantine, where es continues to serve as the Recycling Coordinator. John has faced incredible challenges in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, which devastated many homes in the town of Brigantine. He spearheaded efforts to quickly provide disposal options for residents as they dealt with the storm’s aftereffects. John has been an incredible asset to the town’s newly formed Green Team, working to improve recycling in the schools, at the beaches, and with residents and businesses. John’s colleagues speak with respect for this character; affirming that John works tirelessly and without complaining, actively serving on a variety of town committees, wearing many hats and always lending a hand.”
Nominated by: ACUA
Mayor Don Guardian of Atlantic City speaks at the Brigantine Lions Club Dinner Meeting April 7th -Laguna Grill – 1400 Ocean Ave
The April 7th Dinner Meeting of the Brigantine Lions Club has been moved to: Laguna Grill – 1400 Ocean Ave., Brigantine, NJ 08203
- Flat Iron Steak
- Grilled Salmon
- Chicken Francaise
In 2008, the New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey was created to encourage stewardship and pride in the state’s beaches while promoting a little healthy competition between New Jersey’s favorite beach towns. We invite you to join us in celebrating everything there is to love about the Jersey Shore.
We’re back after taking a post Sandy break in 2013. Voting officially begins at noon on February 17, 2014 and ends midnight April 30th, 2014. We’ve changed things up a bit this year so be sure to check back and cast your ballot for your favorite beach destinations.
South Jersey just can’t seem to escape the snow! It’s been a rough winter, but one thing that keeps us going is the promise of Philliesbaseball season! To celebrate the Phillie Phanatic is coming to hang out with us, and you can come say hello!Sport all your favorite Phillies Phan Gear and join SoJO 104.9 Midday Host Heather DeLuca for all the Phillies Phun!
Who: Philly Phanatic and SoJO 104.9
What: Phillies Spring Training Pep Rally!
When: Sunday, February 16, 12p.m.-1p.m.
Where: Brigantine Community Center and Sports Complex, 265 42nd. St., Brigantine, NJ
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Sunday. Feb 16th 12 PM to 1 PM at the Brigantine Community Center. Meet and greet with the Philly Phanatic Sponsored by SOJO 104.9
Brigantine Community Center
265 42nd Street Brigantine NJ 08203
– 2014 SEASON
The Brigantine Farmers Market (the “Market”) will open on Saturday, June 28, 2014 for its inaugural season. The market will be open every Saturday (rain or shine, except for declared weather emergencies) through August 16, 2014. Market hours will be 8:30 am to noon.
The market will be held on Revere Boulevard between 15th and 16th Streets. All spaces will be outside. The location is between two main thoroughfares in Brigantine and steps away from the central business district.
The primary goals of this market are:
1. Provide local access for acquiring fresh and healthy food;
2. Support local growers and business;
3. Enhance foot traffic and exposure for Brigantine businesses;
4. Increase community awareness by interacting with farms and artisans; and
5. Raise community socialization.
The City of Brigantine is one of New Jersey’s premier destinations with miles of coastline with beautiful beaches that are the driving force behind our economy. During the summer months people flock to Brigantine increasing our population to 25,000-30,000 creating a busy beach community with people from NJ, NY and PA. Residents and visitors enjoy the healthy and active lifestyle while spending hours outdoors enjoying the sand and smell of the fresh ocean air. Brigantine is optimal for the establishment and growth of a successful community farmer’s market.
There are three categories of vendors:
1. Agricultural Vendors: These are local farmers that produce and/or grown one or more of the following products: fruit, vegetables, plants (starts, annuals, perennials, herbs) cut flowers and herbs, dairy products, farm raised meat, seafood, and eggs. Value added products such as jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soaps, herbal oils, etc) from one or more of the above referenced items are eligible. If the vendor also operates as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, share pickup at the market is allowed. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Agricultural products not on this list may be sold with approval of the Farmers Market Committee.
2. Food Vendors: Food Vendors must take an active part in making/baking the majority of the items they plan to sell. Products sold by food vendors include items for onsite and offsite consumption including, for example, baked goods, coffee, refreshments and value added products such as jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soaps, herbal oils, etc. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Food products not on this list may be sold with approval of the Farmers Market Committee. Vendors selling prepared foods shall prepare and serve foods in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local health regulations. All foods and beverages sold or used in food preparation shall be first quality and conform in all respects to Federal, State and local food and other laws, ordinances and regulations.
3. Craft Vendors: Craft vendors must take an active part in the making of the items they plan to sell. Products sold by craft vendors include artisan jewelry, crafts, knit or sewn items, wreaths, and baskets for example. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Craft products not on this list may be sold with the approval of the Farmers Market Committee.
Because one of the primary goals of this market is to promote local agriculture, the Farmers Market Committee is requiring that approximately 50% of the vendors at the Market be Agricultural Vendors. All vendors must agree to abide by the rules established for the Market. Agriculturally derived products are defined as agricultural, horticultural, and dairy products, livestock and the products thereof, the products of poultry and bee raising, the edible products of forestry, and any and all products raised or produced on farms and minimally processed.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND FEE SCHEDULE
The deadline for the initial application material for priority selection is March 15, 2014. The appropriate Application must be accompanied by the Hold Harmless Agreement and a non-refundable check payable to the City of Brigantine in the amount of $20.00 and sent to:
The City of Brigantine
Attn: Farmers Market
1417 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ, 08203
Applications received after this deadline will be accepted, and if there are vacancies available at the market, vendors will be selected at the discretion of the Farmers Market Committee. If there are no vacancies at the time an application is received, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list for participation in the market. The Farmers Market Committee will notify vendors if they have been selected to participate in the market by April 4, 2014.
If a vendor is selected to participate in the Market, the annual Seasonal Participation for a 10×10 location is:
Paid prior May 1: $60.00
Paid after May 1: $75.00
The Seasonal Participation fee is to be sent to the address above.
The City reserves the right to substitute another vendor if the selected vendor fails to pay the required fee by June 1, 2014.
The Farmers Market Committee (the Committee) will evaluate applications. The review process will be for the purpose of finding the specific applicants that are the most qualified to participate in the Market. Please note that the Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications if it is in the best interest of the Farmers Market.
Considerations in the review of all applications will include:
1. Whether the business is located in Brigantine or operated by a Brigantine resident
2. Whether the operation is located in New Jersey
3. Percentage of product that is directly agricultural or produced in New Jersey with New Jersey materials
Considerations for Agricultural Vendors:
1. Willingness to accept food assistance program vouchers/checks/EBT (e.g., food stamp EBT, WIC, Senior, Farmers Market)
2. Certified organic products offered for sale
FOOD VENDOR PERMITTING
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health requires all mobile retail food vendors to submit an application to their department prior to participating in a special/temporary event or vending in any municipality within the County (except Atlantic City). A “Mobile Retail Food Establishment” means any movable restaurant, truck, van, trailer, cart, bicycle, watercraft, or other movable unit including hand carried, portable containers in or on which food or beverage is transported, stored, or prepared for retail sale or given away at temporary locations. If you have not submitted an application to this Department for the current year: Fill out and submit a “Mobile Retail Food Establishment Application” for review and approval If you are a Mobile Retail Food Establishment that has already been approved to operate within this County for the current year and plan on participating in a special event: Fill out and submit a “Mobile Retail Food Application – Amendment” prior to the event. If you have already received a license or “approval to operate” in Vineland City or Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem Counties: – Submit a copy of the original application and a “Mobile Retail Food Establishment – Amendment” Applications can be found at: http://www.aclink.org/PublicHealth
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Miles at the Atlantic County Division of Public Health at 609-645-5971 extension 4367 or Mark Vetter at 609-645-5971 extension 4382.
Please download and mail the form in the link below to apply to be a vendor at the 2014 Brigantine Beach Farmers’ Market.
Thank you. We appreciate your interest.
Due to the overnight snow, City hall will be opening at 10am today. Snowfall is in the 6″ range and travel is hazardous. If you must travel this morning, exercise extreme caution.
Any Snow related questions to call 609-266-1111