SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers says residents of the hard-hit community will be able to return to their homes today.

Akers says only those people who have had a safety inspection on their homes will be issued a certificate of occupancy so they can move in on a permanent basis.

Mayor Akers says mail delivery and pick up will also resume today and businesses can remain open until 10 p.m. There will no longer be any travel restrictions in and out of the borough.

The mayor also announced the borough will be opening up the bid for the boardwalk on Thursday. The awarding of the bid will take place on Jan. 11. The deadline for the completion of the boardwalk will be May 10.