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**Message from Mayor Anderson** - JCP&L Update
**JCP&L Outage Update** - Tropical Storm Isaias
JCP&L - Ice & Water Activation for Monmouth County
**ATTENTION SHREWSBURY RESIDENTS** - Cooling & Charging Stations
Cooling and phone charging stations will be available at the Shrewsbury Fire Station – 783 Broad St. This is a free service to all our residents from 9:00am until 8:30pm tomorrow, Thursday – 8/6/20. Available stations will be located inside and outside the building for your convenience.

    **There is limited capacity for this service and facial covering/masks must be worn at all times**
Excessive Heat Week of July 19, 2020
Hazardous Weather: Excessive heat with daytime highs in the 90s, and maximum heat index values near or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, for most of the area. In addition, during the worst of the heat wave (Sunday through Tuesday),
Applications To Be Heard - Zoning Board Meeting - August 5, 2020
Important Message from the Office of the Tax Collector
**Special Municipal Court Notice** - May 27, 2020
Until further notice, the Shrewsbury Boro Municipal Court is scheduling Virtual Court Sessions. Please contact the court office at (732) 842-2868 with your email address and to receive instructions on appearing by video. Thank you
Shrewsbury First Aid Squad Acknowledges Award Recipients
The Shrewsbury First Aid Squad is pleased to announce the following recipients of awards to student residents of our Borough:
  • Jillian Doody (Graduating Eighth Grader)
    The Tom & Betty Clark Memorial Award for Health Studies: $250.00

  • Sydney Kodama (Graduating Red Bank Regional Senior)
    The Thomas P. Maletto Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Volunteerism: $500.00

  • Sean McCabe (Junior member – Shrewsbury First Aid Squad & Graduating Senior)
    Scholarship payable towards Tuition: $1,000

  • Matthew Samaha (Junior member – Shrewsbury First Aid Squad & Graduating Senior)
    Scholarship payable towards Tuition: $1,000
John Parker Park (Patterson Park) - Renovations Starting June 8, 2020
Attention Residents: The John Parker Park, "Patterson Park" on Patterson Avenue is scheduled to have renovation work begin on June 8th. The work is being performed by Z-Tech Contracting and will last approximately 2-3 weeks. This project will bring a new basketball court playing surface, new fencing and an upgraded playground to the park. Please avoid the park during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to seeing our residents enjoy a beautiful new park once work has been completed. Thank you.
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Office Hours and Directory


Borough of Shrewsbury Municipal Complex
419 Sycamore Avenue

Shrewsbury, NJ  07702
Main Phone Number:  732-741-4200
Main Fax Number:  732-741-6549

Borough of Shrewsbury Municipal Complex
419 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone (732) 741-4200
Fax (732) 741-6549

Administration/Clerk/Finance Office Hours:
Monday - Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Assessor Office Hours:
Wednesday, 10am to 12pm and By Appointment

Court Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00pm to 3:30pm

Construction Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 11:00am (Construction Assistant) and 4:30pm to 6:30pm (Construction Official)

Code Enforcement Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Planning/Zoning Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Department of Public Works (DPW) Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm

 

Department Contact Extension Email
Mayor & Council Maureen L. Muttie x107 clerk@shrewsburyboro.com
Administrator Maureen L. Muttie x107 admin@shrewsburyboro.com
Board of Health Lorraine Kelleher x115 bdofhealth@shrewsburyboro.com
Clerk/Registrar Maureen L. Muttie x107 clerk@shrewsburyboro.com
Administrative Assistant Mary Russell x109  
Assessor John Gillooly x110 taxassessor@shrewsburyboro.com
Deputy Clerk/ Deputy Registrar Kerry Quinn x108 depclerk@shrewsburyboro.com
Construction Cary Costa, Construction Official x119 construction@shrewsburyboro.com
Construction Judy Matthew x120 construction@shrewsburyboro.com
Code Enforcement Kathryn Kwaak x118 code@shrewsburyboro.com
Emergency Management Jerzy Chojnacki, Coordinator x107 oem@shrewsburyboro.com
Environmental Commission Lorraine Kellleher x115 environmental@shrewsburyboro.com
Finance Thomas X. Seaman, CFO, Tax Collector x111 cfo@shrewsburyboro.com
Finance Kyle Butler x112 tax@shrewsburyboro.com
Fire Marshal Elizabeth Sweeney x117 firemarshal@shrewsburyboro.com
Fire Department John Merris, Chief x107 firechiefs@gmail.com
First Aid Squad Jeannie Lamberti, Captain x107 captain@shrewsburyfirstaid.org
Historical Society Donald Burden, President   historicalsociety@shrewsburyboro.com
Municipal Court Megan Thomas, CMCA, Court Admin. x100/101 court@shrewsburyboro.com
Municipal Court James Berube, Judge x103 court@shrewsburyboro.com
Planning & Zoning Lorraine Kelleher x115 planningzoning@shrewsburyboro.com
Public Works Ron Neis x400 dpw@shrewsburyboro.com
Public Works Admin. Asst. Mary Russell x401  
Recreation Rob Lynch x108 recreation@shrewsburyboro.com
Shade Tree Commission William Gerth, Chairman x108 shadetree@shrewsburyboro.com
Zoning Officer David Cranmer x116 dcranmer@cranmerengineering.com
Police Chief Robert Turner x228 policechief@shrewsburyboro.com
Borough Engineer David Cranmer x107 dcranmer@cranmerengineering.com

CivicReady

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CivicReady alerts/notifications may be sent for the following reasons:

  • Conditions exist where affected members of the public could be or have the potential to be in immediate danger
  • There is an imminent potential for serious risk to life and property
  • Notification could aid in the apprehension of a criminal suspect
  • Notification could aid in the safe return of a lost child
  • Notification could aid in the safe return of a mentally, physically or emotionally challenged individual or an elderly patient (walk away from a nursing facility)
  • A large-scale public event, state of emergency, or severe weather
  • Conditions exist where traffic patterns and road access are affected
  • Time-sensitive information only when the dissemination of the information via alternative means of communication (e.g. municipal website or social media) will not be effective for rapidly informing the public


**DPW LOT - PUBLIC ACCESS**
Due to Social Distancing requirements and for the protection of our DPW employees and residents, the Borough has closed DPW to all Public access until further notice. At this time, trash and recycling continues to be picked up on schedule, please ensure you place your trash and recycling out on that schedule. If you have any concerns please reach out to DPW at 732-741-4200 ext. 401.
**Recycling Shredded Paper**
Shredded paper is no longer a recyclable item. Please dispose of all shredded paper in the regular trash pick-up at this time. Thank You for your cooperation!
**Electronics Recycling**
As the DPW lot continues to remain closed to the public to protect our employees, an alternate recycling schedule for electronic items will be implemented as follows: •On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, there will be a one-time pick-up for all electronics placed curbside.

•Until Further Notice, electronics recycling will occur with metal recycling on the last weekday of each month, beginning on May 29, 2020.

May 8, 2020 - COVID-19 - Updated Community Food Resources
Covid-19 Shopping Assistance Program
Covid-19 - Re-Opening Tennis Courts & Baseball Fields
Come Together & Support Our Local Restaurants!
**URGENT TRWRA Notice** - Memo to Customers and Member Towns
April 23, 2020 - NJ Natural Gas Financial Assistance (English Version)
April 23, 2020 - NJ Natural Gas Financial Assistance (Spanish Version)
April 20, 2020 - Covid-19 Pandemic Resource Guide
April 14, 2020 - Dept. of Labor - NJ Self-Employed - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) ACT - FAQ
April 14, 2020 - Dept. of Labor - NJ Self-Employed - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - Filing Claim
Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19
April 7, 2020 - **NJ Transit - Covid-19 Update**
March 28, 2020 - COVID-19 - Statement From Mayor & Council
March 27, 2020 - NJ American Water - News Drop
March 30, 2020 - NJ Transit News - NJ Transit Adjusts Weekday Bus Schedules
As Covid-19 continues, a Special Weekday Schedule Begins Monday - March 30, 2020 to accommodate essential travel. All travel is limited to essential personnel only.
March 26, 2020 - Covid-19 - NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) - Business Initiatives Program.pdf
New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 approved by the NJEDA Board on March 26, 2020.
March 26, 2020 - Covid-19 - Information Hub
The official site of NJ's Covid-19 Information Hub: Updates, Announcements, Ask Questions, What You Need to Know and Finding Services and Information.
March 20, 2020 - Covid-19 - Statement From Mayor & Council
March 20, 2020 - Looking For Senior Assistance Volunteers
March 19, 2020 - Covid-19 - Park Facilities Update
March 19, 2020 - Covid-19 - Saker Shoprite Stores
Message from Mayor Anderson, The Council and Shrewsbury's OEM Coordinator
Borough of Shrewsbury - Emergency Declaration No. 2020-01
March 16, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
We have been monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 for several weeks. Given the fluid nature of the virus, and focusing on the public safety of our community, we have prepared the following proactive plan in order to remain operational at this time.

This plan, based on public health organization recommendations, will take immediate effect (3/16/2020) until further notice:
  • All payments, permit requests and documents requiring borough review/approval can either be mailed in, emailed or left in our Drop Box. The Drop Box is located inside the initial front doors, or vestibule of Borough Hall, before the entrance doors to our main lobby.
  • Mailing Address: Borough of Shrewsbury 419 Sycamore Avenue Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
  • Please limit any borough business to be conducted over the phone or electronically
  • Phone - (732) 741-4200 x-107, 108
  • Email – admin@shrewsburyboro.com

For the most accurate information, the CDC has a number of informative resources specific to the virus online, which can be accessed by visiting cdc.gov/coronavirus. The “Shared Facts About COVID-19” page is also a useful tool in understanding facts about the virus.

Again, with the fluid nature surrounding COVID-19, this plan will take immediate effect until further notice. Thank you for your time and understanding.

March 13, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
Shrewsbury Residents -- Consistent with the policy announced today by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Shrewsbury will be limiting public access to the Municipal Building until further notice. This policy is being put in place to attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

During this time,the Borough will continue its operations and employees will be available via email and phone.

Emergency services will not be impacted by this change.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but this step is necessary to ensure the safety of the public and Borough employees. We urge all our Shrewsbury residents to take special care of their health needs, practice preventative measures to avoid infection and refer to our website (www.shrewsburyboro.com) and Facebook page (Shrewsbury Borough, NJ Government) for up-to-date information on all aspects and status regarding Covid-19. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!
March 10, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
On Monday night, the Borough held a meeting to discuss the current state of Covid-19 (Corona Virus) within the state and our immediate region. We also discussed how to best protect our residents, visitors and First Responders in light of the health risks associated with Covid-19. In attendance at the meeting were representatives of Shrewsbury's OEM, Police, First Aid, Fire, DPW, Shrewsbury Borough School, Town Engineer, Borough Administration and members of the Borough Council. Additionally, we were joined by the head of our Regional Health Commission.

During the meeting, we received a briefing from the Regional Health Commission. We also discussed how the Borough would respond to a positive case of Covid-19 in Shrewsbury (I stress there are no current reported cases of Covid-19 in our Borough). The purpose of the meeting was to make sure that the Borough is in the best possible position to serve our community. In today's age of social media, facts are often blurred with rumor and non-truths. We intend to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information we receive about Covid-19 and its impact on Shrewsbury in the coming days.

Currently, we will continue to monitor the results of the "presumptive positive" test in our region and the potential impacts from that case. (FYI--A "presumptive positive" test means an individual has tested positive for Covid-19 through a test administered by the state or private company. The test is not deemed "positive" until the CDC confirms the test results).

Additionally, we held a meeting with our Senior Living Facilities to discuss Covid-19. As we face this challenge together, we ask that if you are sick, stay home, wash your hands and contact your health provider if you experience symptoms.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Borough. If we can provide an answer, we will. If we cannot, we will find out who can. Information on Covid-19 can be found on the following pages below:

News & Announcements

**Message from Mayor Anderson** - JCP&L Update
**JCP&L Outage Update** - Tropical Storm Isaias
JCP&L - Ice & Water Activation for Monmouth County
**ATTENTION SHREWSBURY RESIDENTS** - Cooling & Charging Stations
Cooling and phone charging stations will be available at the Shrewsbury Fire Station – 783 Broad St. This is a free service to all our residents from 9:00am until 8:30pm tomorrow, Thursday – 8/6/20. Available stations will be located inside and outside the building for your convenience.

    **There is limited capacity for this service and facial covering/masks must be worn at all times**
Excessive Heat Week of July 19, 2020
Hazardous Weather: Excessive heat with daytime highs in the 90s, and maximum heat index values near or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, for most of the area. In addition, during the worst of the heat wave (Sunday through Tuesday),
Applications To Be Heard - Zoning Board Meeting - August 5, 2020
Important Message from the Office of the Tax Collector
**Special Municipal Court Notice** - May 27, 2020
Until further notice, the Shrewsbury Boro Municipal Court is scheduling Virtual Court Sessions. Please contact the court office at (732) 842-2868 with your email address and to receive instructions on appearing by video. Thank you
Shrewsbury First Aid Squad Acknowledges Award Recipients
The Shrewsbury First Aid Squad is pleased to announce the following recipients of awards to student residents of our Borough:
  • Jillian Doody (Graduating Eighth Grader)
    The Tom & Betty Clark Memorial Award for Health Studies: $250.00

  • Sydney Kodama (Graduating Red Bank Regional Senior)
    The Thomas P. Maletto Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Volunteerism: $500.00

  • Sean McCabe (Junior member – Shrewsbury First Aid Squad & Graduating Senior)
    Scholarship payable towards Tuition: $1,000

  • Matthew Samaha (Junior member – Shrewsbury First Aid Squad & Graduating Senior)
    Scholarship payable towards Tuition: $1,000
John Parker Park (Patterson Park) - Renovations Starting June 8, 2020
Attention Residents: The John Parker Park, "Patterson Park" on Patterson Avenue is scheduled to have renovation work begin on June 8th. The work is being performed by Z-Tech Contracting and will last approximately 2-3 weeks. This project will bring a new basketball court playing surface, new fencing and an upgraded playground to the park. Please avoid the park during construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to seeing our residents enjoy a beautiful new park once work has been completed. Thank you.
Sign Up for CivicReady Now!
It only works if you sign up! Register now for our Mass Notification System and get alerts and notifications regarding the Borough of Shrewsbury.

Public Notices

Office Hours
Administration/Clerk/Finance Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm     

Court Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm
Construction Office:
Construction Assistant - Monday - Friday 8:00am to 11:00am
Construction Official - By Appointment Only

Planning / Zoning Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Code Enforcement:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

​Department of Public Works (DPW) Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Tax Assessor:
Wednesday - 10:00am to 12:00pm and By Appointment

 

COVID-19

**DPW LOT - PUBLIC ACCESS**
Due to Social Distancing requirements and for the protection of our DPW employees and residents, the Borough has closed DPW to all Public access until further notice. At this time, trash and recycling continues to be picked up on schedule, please ensure you place your trash and recycling out on that schedule. If you have any concerns please reach out to DPW at 732-741-4200 ext. 401.
**Recycling Shredded Paper**
Shredded paper is no longer a recyclable item. Please dispose of all shredded paper in the regular trash pick-up at this time. Thank You for your cooperation!
**Electronics Recycling**
As the DPW lot continues to remain closed to the public to protect our employees, an alternate recycling schedule for electronic items will be implemented as follows: •On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, there will be a one-time pick-up for all electronics placed curbside.

•Until Further Notice, electronics recycling will occur with metal recycling on the last weekday of each month, beginning on May 29, 2020.

Covid-19 Shopping Assistance Program
Covid-19 - Re-Opening Tennis Courts & Baseball Fields
Come Together & Support Our Local Restaurants!
**URGENT TRWRA Notice** - Memo to Customers and Member Towns
April 23, 2020 - NJ Natural Gas Financial Assistance (English Version)
April 23, 2020 - NJ Natural Gas Financial Assistance (Spanish Version)
April 20, 2020 - Covid-19 Pandemic Resource Guide
April 14, 2020 - Dept. of Labor - NJ Self-Employed - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) ACT - FAQ
April 14, 2020 - Dept. of Labor - NJ Self-Employed - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - Filing Claim
Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19
April 7, 2020 - **NJ Transit - Covid-19 Update**
March 28, 2020 - COVID-19 - Statement From Mayor & Council
March 27, 2020 - NJ American Water - News Drop
March 30, 2020 - NJ Transit News - NJ Transit Adjusts Weekday Bus Schedules
As Covid-19 continues, a Special Weekday Schedule Begins Monday - March 30, 2020 to accommodate essential travel. All travel is limited to essential personnel only.
March 26, 2020 - Covid-19 - NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) - Business Initiatives Program.pdf
New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 approved by the NJEDA Board on March 26, 2020.
March 26, 2020 - Covid-19 - Information Hub
The official site of NJ's Covid-19 Information Hub: Updates, Announcements, Ask Questions, What You Need to Know and Finding Services and Information.
March 20, 2020 - Covid-19 - Statement From Mayor & Council
March 20, 2020 - Looking For Senior Assistance Volunteers
March 19, 2020 - Covid-19 - Park Facilities Update
March 19, 2020 - Covid-19 - Saker Shoprite Stores
Message from Mayor Anderson, The Council and Shrewsbury's OEM Coordinator
Borough of Shrewsbury - Emergency Declaration No. 2020-01
March 16, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
We have been monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 for several weeks. Given the fluid nature of the virus, and focusing on the public safety of our community, we have prepared the following proactive plan in order to remain operational at this time.

This plan, based on public health organization recommendations, will take immediate effect (3/16/2020) until further notice:
  • All payments, permit requests and documents requiring borough review/approval can either be mailed in, emailed or left in our Drop Box. The Drop Box is located inside the initial front doors, or vestibule of Borough Hall, before the entrance doors to our main lobby.
  • Mailing Address: Borough of Shrewsbury 419 Sycamore Avenue Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
  • Please limit any borough business to be conducted over the phone or electronically
  • Phone - (732) 741-4200 x-107, 108
  • Email – admin@shrewsburyboro.com

For the most accurate information, the CDC has a number of informative resources specific to the virus online, which can be accessed by visiting cdc.gov/coronavirus. The “Shared Facts About COVID-19” page is also a useful tool in understanding facts about the virus.

Again, with the fluid nature surrounding COVID-19, this plan will take immediate effect until further notice. Thank you for your time and understanding.

March 13, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
Shrewsbury Residents -- Consistent with the policy announced today by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Shrewsbury will be limiting public access to the Municipal Building until further notice. This policy is being put in place to attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

During this time,the Borough will continue its operations and employees will be available via email and phone.

Emergency services will not be impacted by this change.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but this step is necessary to ensure the safety of the public and Borough employees. We urge all our Shrewsbury residents to take special care of their health needs, practice preventative measures to avoid infection and refer to our website (www.shrewsburyboro.com) and Facebook page (Shrewsbury Borough, NJ Government) for up-to-date information on all aspects and status regarding Covid-19. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!
March 10, 2020 - Covid-19 Update
On Monday night, the Borough held a meeting to discuss the current state of Covid-19 (Corona Virus) within the state and our immediate region. We also discussed how to best protect our residents, visitors and First Responders in light of the health risks associated with Covid-19. In attendance at the meeting were representatives of Shrewsbury's OEM, Police, First Aid, Fire, DPW, Shrewsbury Borough School, Town Engineer, Borough Administration and members of the Borough Council. Additionally, we were joined by the head of our Regional Health Commission.

During the meeting, we received a briefing from the Regional Health Commission. We also discussed how the Borough would respond to a positive case of Covid-19 in Shrewsbury (I stress there are no current reported cases of Covid-19 in our Borough). The purpose of the meeting was to make sure that the Borough is in the best possible position to serve our community. In today's age of social media, facts are often blurred with rumor and non-truths. We intend to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information we receive about Covid-19 and its impact on Shrewsbury in the coming days.

Currently, we will continue to monitor the results of the "presumptive positive" test in our region and the potential impacts from that case. (FYI--A "presumptive positive" test means an individual has tested positive for Covid-19 through a test administered by the state or private company. The test is not deemed "positive" until the CDC confirms the test results).

Additionally, we held a meeting with our Senior Living Facilities to discuss Covid-19. As we face this challenge together, we ask that if you are sick, stay home, wash your hands and contact your health provider if you experience symptoms.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Borough. If we can provide an answer, we will. If we cannot, we will find out who can. Information on Covid-19 can be found on the following pages below: