AVON NEWSLETTER AND SUMMER RECREATION DIRECTORY - 2007
The Borough Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We invite you to call or stop in with questions or concerns.
Borough Meetings: Regular meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month and take place in the Avon Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.
Caucus Meetings: are held 6:30 p.m. on same evenings as regular meetings.
Beach Badges: Season Badges are $75.00. Senior Citizen Badges (age 65 & over) are $35.00 and Teen Badges (ages 12-18) are $35.00. Daily badges will be $8.00. Beach opens weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and full time on June 16th.
Projects: By the time you receive this newsletter, the new pump
station, a state of the art sanitary sewer plant, at Lincoln and Ocean
Avenues will be up and running. You will not notice much because most
of the plant is underground. The only part of the station above ground
is the control room, which looks like a small garage. Next are the demolition
of the old plant and the subsequent sale of the property. The Lincoln
Avenue project should also be in progress. The project includes new
curbs, gutters, drainage and a newly constructed roadway from Third
Avenue to Ocean Avenue. This $400,000.00 project was approximately 80%
funded by grant money. The Fifth Avenue bulkhead project is also slated
to begin this spring, finishing all of our street end bulkheads along
the Shark River, a project that began in 1998. The Sylvan Lake dredging
project has been postponed until the fall due to the delays experienced
with the DEP.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SANITATION
Trash: The Department of Public Works and Sanitation is on their summer schedule. Have your trash out BEFORE 6:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up. For those residents that have access to a lane, put your trash there. For those of you who are "walk-ins," do not put your trash out any earlier than 24 hours. Trash pickup is twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays for the whole town.
ALL GARBAGE MUST BE IN CANS WITH LIDS PER BOROUGH ORDINANCE!
Recycling: Recycling pick-up will be on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month for the entire town.
Put your recyclables out the night before - the men start early in the morning. Your recyclables must be in the lane or, if you are a walk-in, put at the curb in proper containers where they are easily seen. Do not put lids on the containers. Mark your containers with an "R" or "Recycling" and pull them out to the edge of the street so they are easily identified as recyclables. Newspapers must be tied in bundles. We do not pick up residential cardboard, junk mail or magazines any longer. You may bring cardboard to the recycling center if you wish. Junk mail and magazines go in regular garbage. We do pick up cardboard from businesses only. Please remember that GLASS MEANS BOTTLES ONLY. It does not include drinking glasses, dishes, plate glass, windows, light bulbs, etc. These items belong in the garbage. The recycling drop-off center is located at the Public Works Yard. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop-off center is closed on holidays. Things that are accepted: glass bottles, tin cans, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and newspapers. We don't pick up cardboard, but you can bring it to the drop-off center. It must be broken down and tied in bundles. PLEASE, this recycling area is for AVON RESIDENTS ONLY & FOR RECYCLABLES ONLY! NO TRASH OR GARBAGE OF ANY KIND!!!! PLEASE PARK IN THE DESIGNATED AREA ONLY. DO NOT LEAVE THINGS OUTSIDE THE GATE!
Please do not put anything in the street or gutter at any time (except leaves between October 1st and December 1st). If you have hired a contractor for your landscaping, please notify them that they are responsible for the removal of all grass, brush, branches and any spring and fall cleaning.
Do not bring bulk or metal items to the Borough yard! It will be picked up curbside or lane. Please notify Public Works ahead of time.
Leaves: Are to be bagged and put out for trash pickup.
Brush: Will be picked up by Public Works if it is cut into 4-foot lengths and tied in bundles.
AVON RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Summer Registration Dates for ALL Recreation Activities
and Fall Soccer Sign-up:
Proof of Residency Policy: Avon Recreation reserves the right to request proof of residency at the time of registration. Please have available an Avon tax bill, water/sewer bill or lease along with your driver's license when signing up for summer activities.
Refund Policy: There are no cash refunds or credits issued for recreation activities.
TENNIS: Tennis courts are located at the Jefferson and South Station Avenues. Attendants will be on duty starting June 9th through the end of August on Friday evenings from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
TENNIS LESSONS: Tennis lessons will be offered in June and August. The cost is $30.00 per child per week. Lessons will be offered as follows:
AVON DAY KIDS RACE: Children ages 2-10 will have a fun run on Friday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Norwood and Ocean Avenues. Pre-registration forms are available online at www.avonschool.com. Race day registration will be held 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. This event is being sponsored by the Avon Home and School Association.
AVON DAY 5K RACE: The 12th Annual Avon 5K Race will be held on Saturday, June 2nd. This race benefits the Avon First Aid and Safety Squad. Pre-registration forms are available and in-person registration on Friday, June 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and race morning from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. outside the Avon Pool, Ocean and Norwood Avenues. For more information call 732-502-4519.
AVON SURF CAMP: Children will be taught the basic techniques of surfing, along with proper safety rules. Conditions permitting, the Surf Camp will be run as follows:
DRESS DESIGN & SEWING CLASS: This summer recreation is sponsoring a class designed for girls Grades 6 and up that will focus on designing, sewing and then modeling their work. Please contact the Recreation office for registration and additional information.
YOGA: June, July and August there will be Yoga classes offered during the week. Additional information will be forthcoming. Please contact the Recreation office if you are interested.
SAND CASTLE CONTEST: Contest will be held at the Norwood Avenue Beach on Saturday, August 4th from 9:30 - 12:00 noon (rain date August 5th). The contest is open to all ages and there is no fee! Sign-ups will be the day of the contest outside the Avon Boardwalk Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Contest age groups are 7 and under, 8-11, 12-16, and 17 and up. Each group may have five people maximum. Spray paint, toxic materials, and plastic molds are prohibited. Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
GOLF OUTING: Avon Recreation Commission's 13th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser
Please email the Recreation Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in registering, volunteering or donating in support of this event. This is Recreation's main fundraiser.
GREAT AMERICAN RAFT RACE: The Great American Raft Race is back! We are looking for at least ten teams to participate. The Borough has its own team and is ready for challengers. The big event is set for Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. (rain date Monday, August 20th), $10.00 per person, ages 15 and up. Please email email@example.com for rules and registration. Registration forms will also be available at the pool and the Boro office.
Location: Avon Boardwalk Pavilion (rain or shine) 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
BOARDWALK ART SHOW: This event is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th (rain date Sunday, August 19th) and is held in and around the Pavilion on the boardwalk from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BOOK FAIR: July 14th and 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
BOARDWALK CRAFT FAIR: July 14th (rain date July 15th) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. sponsored by the Avon Garden Club.
TAX & WATER/SEWER OFFICE
The Borough of Avon has replaced the water meters. With the installation of the new meters, the Borough can now read the meters remotely, and will not need access to the property. Bills will still be mailed semi-annually and Residents will still have the option to pay quarterly. However, both bills will be based on actual readings. With the old meters, we were only able to read the meters once per year. The new meters offer the convenience and benefits to customers not having to: read their own meter, receive estimated bills, give a meter reader access to their home and customers paying for exact water usage. The new meters offer benefits to the municipality by: accurately accounting for its water, eliminating costly estimates, streamline billing and payment processing and reduce time meter reading. The Borough will also attempt to read the meters in between the semi-annual meter readings. If there appears to be an inconsistency in a resident's usage, or excessive usage for that property, every attempt will be made to notify the property owner. We would like to thank the residents, whose meters have been replaced, for their cooperation. If you have not had your meter replaced, you MUST contact Kerry McGrath at 732-502-4510 x 233 IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Things to Remember:
Our Assessor, Tim Anfuso, has office hours on Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. His office is located at 605 Woodland Avenue (at the water plant). His telephone number is 732-502-4510, Ext. 239
AVON POLICE DEPARTMENT
As summer quickly approaches, the members of the Avon by the Sea Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors of the parking changes that occur during this time.
May 1st through November 14th in the first two blocks from Ocean Avenue, the parking changes from Parallel to Diagonal along the North & East sides.
As each summer approaches, we like to remind everyone of some other important topics.
If anyone sees anything unusual, we ask that you call the Police Department right away at (732) 502-4500. If you would like to contact any officer, you may call the department or go the website and send them an email at: www.avonpd.org.
Have a wonderful and safe summer.
AVON MUNICIPAL POOL
Opening Date of Pool: Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m.
Pool Badges: Season Badges $70.00; Senior Badges (ages 60 & up) $50.00; Children's Badges (ages 3 through 14) $50.00.
Activity Registration: All pool activities will have their own separate sign-ups at the pool. Please ask at the pool when it opens for a schedule of activities.
AVON MUNICIPAL COURT
Court sessions are held in Neptune City Courtroom, 106 West Sylvania Avenue in Neptune City, on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Judge D'Auria would like to remind everyone that angle parking in most areas in town begins on May 1st.
AVON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Summer Hours: Begin the Second Monday in June
The Avon Public Library was erected as a gift from Andrew Carnegie in 1916, one of only 17 Carnegie Libraries in New Jersey. The Avon Library has a collection of over 20,000 books, 57 periodical titles for borrowing, best sellers, books on CD, Children's and classic DVDs, with remote and on site access to over 800 academic and Public Libraries in New Jersey through www.jerseycat.org. Use the State Library's www.jerseyclicks.org database for full text newspapers, magazines, and student databases. Use your Avon Public Library barcode number 24050 when you are using these websites from home. Log in to the website www.search.ebscohost.com enter the id: avonstudent and the password: bythesea and get full text access to over 2000 periodicals in areas of general interest, business, health, and images. We offer training at the Library in using these services. The Library has high speed internet access for our patrons and we are now a wireless hotspot. We are accessible to the handicapped and offer a variety of children's programs. Please come in and see what is happening at your Public Library!
"Music With Care" - Wednesday, June 27, 10:15-11:30am -Boardwalk Pavilion
Annual "Friends of the Library" Book Sale - Boardwalk Pavilion, Sat., July 14th & Sun., July 15th, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Volunteers always welcome for setup and cashiers.
"Get a Clue @ Your Library" Summer Reading Program.
Ages 7-12 - First meeting is Thursday July 5 at 11:00am.