Trash pick-up Delay:
We were informed by our sanitation contractor that trash pick-up was delayed. Please leave your containers at the curbside for service on Thursday, May 6th. Thank you for your patience.
It’s a simple question with answers as diverse and varied as our community but answers don’t have to be complicated. Beverly residents are doing a great job with COVID19 vaccinations but there is room for improvement. Presently, the number of our residents who have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine is still well below where we need it to be.
Some people are reluctant for personal reasons and we get that but both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have a really good track record for keeping people from getting seriously ill or dying and millions of doses have already been administered without serious complications.
Are there side effects? Sure, for some people but not all people. Some may feel tired or ill for a day or two. Some people have no side effects at all and some have just a sore arm or other minor issues. Some people have adverse reactions but that is why there is an observation period at the vaccination site after the dose is administered.
Vaccines are not readily available. Not true now. While there was limited supply a couple of months ago, many vaccination sites have plenty of vaccines or they can connect you with a facility that has vaccines.
I can’t get it yet. Everyone over 16 years old are now eligible to receive a vaccine; it is not just for certain groups anymore. Trials are being conducted right now for vaccinating individuals under 16 years old.
I can’t afford it. There is no charge for vaccinations at any megasite or pharmacy.
I don’t have insurance. You do not need insurance to receive a vaccine for COVID19 but if you do have insurance you may be asked to provide information.
I don’t have a computer. You do not need a computer to sign up for a vaccination. Telephone numbers are listed below.
I don’t want to wait hours on the phone. The wait times have improved dramatically over the past month and sometimes you are connected right away to a live person.
I can’t take off from work to get a vaccine. The Burlington County megasite is open for extended hours 7 days a week so you can schedule your appointment at your convenience.
I don’t know how to register. Registration is easy. Go to either website listed below to begin the process or call the numbers listed below to schedule an appointment time by phone. Just a quick note, Virtua coordinates the Burlington County Megasite with the Burlington County Health Department so you may need to register directly with them.
If you click on the State of New Jersey link provided below it will also show you if vaccines are available, how current that information is and lists private providers such as Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS who can also administer the vaccine.
State of New Jersey COVID19 Vaccine Finder
Scroll down to “Find services and Information” and click “COVID19 Vaccine Information”
Follow the on-screen prompts
Not computer? No Worries
Please call the following numbers to be connected to an operator.
State of New Jersey (855) 568-0545 – Anyone, open 8am to 8pm
State of New Jersey (856) 249-7007 – Anyone 65 years old or over, open 8am to 8pm
Virtua (888) 847-8823 – Vaccine hotline
Still have questions? The State of New Jersey COVID19 Hotline(s) can help answer any other questions.
Dumpster Day, E-Waste Recycling & Shredding Event!
The City will be holding a free dumpster day, E-Waste recycling, and shredding event on Saturday, May 15th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM at the DPW yard (located at Laurel and Front Street). Please see the attached flyer for more information and for a list of acceptable items. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the City Clerk at 609-747-4084.
If you have received ANY unsolicited robocalls with a pre-recorded message (vehicle warranties are a big one right now), write down the time, date, number and Caller ID name, then report the call to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at the link below:
As tempting as it may be, DO NOT press any buttons other than to hang up. Many of these calls will tell you to “Press 1 to stop receiving these calls”. In reality, pressing 1 or whatever other number they tell you to press, will record your number and send it to several other companies to call you.
The Federal Trade Commission currently has lawsuits involving over 600 companies for just these types of calls.
Council Meeting Notice:
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and in consideration of the ongoing public health emergency in the State of New Jersey, the Common Council of the City of Beverly does hereby notify the public that to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens while ensuring the continued functioning of government, the meetings of the Common Council will be held electronically only at 5:00PM until further notice. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meetings may do so by following the below instructions:
Land Use Board Notice:
Please take notice that the meeting of the Land Use Board to be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:00PM has been cancelled.
COVID19 (Coronavirus) Update:
COVID19 cases have been surging all over and Beverly is no exception. Due to this increase in cases the City of Beverly is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our employees and residents.
Taxes and sewer bills can be paid online. Payments may also be mailed to the Municipal Building. Alternatively, there is a Municipal Drop-off Box (big yellow mailbox) located by the front door where you can drop off payments, permits, correspondences and so forth. We check the box several times daily and it is under video surveillance 24/7.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Beverly Municipal Building has limited access to the general public.
If you must speak with an employee, the court or a police officer, please ring the bell and step away from the door.
Employees will be available by phone and email, Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm. The municipal building will be CLOSED on Fridays until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we protect our residents and employees throughout this issue.
City Administrator/Public Safety Director
Construction Office including all subcodes
Property and Housing Code Enforcement
Beverly Sewerage Authority
Beverly Police Non-emergency
Beverly Municipal Court
Municipal Court Administrator
Yard Waste Notice:
The City can not pick up yard waste in anything other than clear bags. Please do not use black or green contractor’s bags nor the brown paper leaf bags for your yard waste.
Do not mix sticks, vines, nor trash in with your grass clippings and leaves. These items should be placed in your regular trash collection with the exception of branches and tree limbs. Branches and tree limbs will be chipped on Wednesdays… weather permitting.
Grass and leaves, in clear bags, are picked up on Mondays & Thursdays and chipping operations are on Wednesdays from the second full week of February through the end of October; weather permitting.