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Taxpayers involved in 2 important topics at this year’s Town Hall Meeting

This Saturday, we hosted out annual Town Hall Meeting at the Firehouse. Over 120 taxpayers attended — our largest town hall meeting crowd to date — and got their questions answered about this year’s property tax reassessment process. We walked through the process, the Borough Plan and what you can expect over the coming months. Our guest speaker, Walter Higgins also handled the Q&A where questions such as do I have to be home for the assessment, what is the criteria, and how will this effect the value of my home were answered. You can see an overview of the presentation below.

We also covered the topic of Town Beautification. Our aim is to create a community-wide initiative to make Surf City the most attractive and inviting town on LBI. This will be a multi-year effort requiring a partnership between residents, business owners and the Borough. Many taxpayers voiced their opinions and ideas of where our beautification efforts should be focused. If you missed the meeting and have any ideas for this program or would like to weigh in on possible beautification projects, first click on this document: 8-25-18 _pdf_ Town Hall Meeting – Presentation on Beautification – Instructions for Filling Out Rating Form . Then, you can download the Rating Sheet called the Scoring and Prioritizing of Beautification Projects.

Please feel free to download the form now, print it, fill it out and send it back to us attached to an email or to our physical address (218 N. 18th Street, Surf City, NJ 08008). Or just email us at surfcityta@gmail.com with any questions or answers! Thank you to all who showed up, and voiced your opinions. A shout out also goes to Bagels & Beyond where breakfast was purchased.

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Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow, Saturday August 25th!

Town Hall Meeting – Saturday 8/25, 10 a.m. at the Firehouse

Join us at the Firehouse this Saturday, August 25th for our annual Town Hall Meeting. We will be covering two main topics:

  1. Property Tax Reassessment. We’ll walk through the process, the Borough Plan and what you can expect over the coming months. You’ll also be able to get your questions answered during a Q&A session with our guest speaker,Surf City Tax Assessor Walter Higgins.
  2. Town Beautification. Learn about the vision for our Town Beautification Initiative and offer your input and ideas!

Light breakfast at 9:45 a.m. Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Read below for more details.

Meeting Topic #1: Property Tax Reassessment

We’ve received many requests to provide information on the current property tax reassessment process. The last Surf City assessment was 2004. This new reassessment will apply to the 2019 tax year.  Some of the criteria includes:
  • Square footage of property and structures
  • Proximity to ocean or bay or commercial property
  • Amount of street traffic
  • Interior and exterior features and amenities
You will also learn the ins and outs of the reassessment process  such as the overall timing, engaging with the inspector, etc. Bring your questions for our guest speaker:  Walter Higgins, Surf City Tax Assessor.  A few questions you can expect to be addressed include:
  • Will this process cause my taxes to go up?
  • Why do you have to come inside of my house?
  • What do I do if I don’t like my assessed value?
  • How long does it take for field inspector to evaluate my property?
Meeting Topic #2: Town Beautification Initiative

Our aim is to create a community-wide initiative to make Surf City the most attractive and inviting town on LBI. And we are looking for your feedback, ideas and involvement. This will be a multi-year effort requiring a partnership between residents, business owners and the Borough. During this session, we’ll present our vision and will give you the opportunity to provide your input on priorities and ideas. Please join us!

Massive turnout at the last Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018!

The Surf City Taxpayers Association hosted their second Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018 at Island Golf on Wednesday, August 15th. Groups of players competed spread among three age brackets: ages 8 and under, 9-15yr and 16 and over.
In the 8 and under group, Claire came in first with a score of 46, Mason came in second wth a score of 54, and Henry came in third with a score of 54.
In the 9-15 yr old age bracket, Kori came in first with a score of 34, Ryan came in second with a score of 36, and Keegan came in third with a score of 38.
In the 16 and over age bracket, Duncan came in first with a score of 34, Melissa came in second with a score of 36, and Bill came in third with a score of 37.
They celebrated with cash prizes. Thanks go out to the volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association who were the scorers , and to the staff at Island Golf. We look forward to seeing you all again next summer for more mini golf fun!

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Sand Sculpture Contest 2018 a Success!

Last week, we ran one of our most popular events of the summer, the Sand Sculpture contest. We had people competing of all different ages and team sizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded in 6 different categories. 18 trophies are given out in total. Several families have made this their family tradition to compete during their Summer vacation! A big thank you goes out to our sponsor, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and to the members of the SCTA for organizing the event. This event is always held either the first or second Wednesday of August depending on the tides. Check the website every year to know when it will be held if you are interested in competing!

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Plenty more fun coming this August in Surf City!

The first two weeks of August offered some great events including the Sand Sculpture contest, the Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City, and another Surf The Sidewalk event with the Surf City Business Cooperative. This Wednesday, August 15th, is the 2nd and final Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018. On August 21st is the Surf City Firehouse Flea Market. At the end of this month, on August 25th, join us for our Town Hall Meeting. Read on for more details about these events and more!

Mini Golf Tournament #2
This Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00am to 11:45am, join us at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd) for the second of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments. Cash Prizes go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place from $10 up to $50! Groups of players compete spread among three age brackets: ages 8 and under, 9-15yr and 16 and over.
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Flea Market

Join the Fire Department this Tuesday, August 21st at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ) for our annual Flea Market! There is no admission charge. Bring your family and friends to shop the inside and outside vendors. Also participate in the Silent Auction and the famous Bucket Raffles for a chance to win new and donated items and gift cards. Refreshments, beverages and baked goods available. New and nearly new items, along with crafts, books and much more also for sale!

Flea Market

Town Hall Meeting, Sat., 8/25, 10:00 a.m ; 2 Topics:
1) Q&A on Tax Reassessment
2) Borough Beautification
Join us Saturday, August 25th at 10:00am at the Firehouse (coffee and breakfast treats at 9:45).
Topic 1: We’ve received many requests to provide information on the current property tax reassessment process. Get a recap of the reassessment process and bring your questions for our guest speaker: Walter Higgins, Surf City Tax Assessor. 
Meeting Topic 2: We plan to share our vision for “Beautification of the Borough” — and extend an opportunity to partner with you as we begin the work. Our aim is to create a community-wide initiative to make Surf City the most attractive and inviting town on LBI.
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August in Surf City

The last wild month of the Summer is upon us! Over the next few weeks we will have some awesome events such as the Casino Bus Trip to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, the Sand Sculpture contest, our Town Hall Meeting, and the 2nd Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer. There are some additional details and changes to our calendar. Read on for more details about this weeks’ events!
Casino Bus Trip to the Tropicana in Atlantic City
Monday August 6th, bus departs from St Thomas Parking lot and 14th Street Surf City at 9.00 am and returns at 6:00 PM. The cost is Twenty dollars and each person will receive back $15.00 in slot dollars and a free show ticket to see Kevin and Caruso Magique Show Grand Illusions 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
For Tickets call Anita at 609-361-9490
The bus only holds fifty six so call today!
Sand Sculpture Contest
On Wednesday August 8th, at 10:00am, join us for our annual Sand Sculpture Contest: our most popular event of the Summer! The event takes place at 14th street beach. Judging begins at 1:00pm.Winners in categories for kids, teens, adults and groups take
home trophies…plus certificates for all participants! The rain date is Thursday, August 9th at 10:00am.

First Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018 a big hit!

The Surf City Taxpayers Association hosted the first Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018 at Island Golf on Wednesday, July 11th. Groups of players competed spread among three age brackets: ages 8 and under, 9-15yr and 16 and over.
In the 8 and under group, Nicky came in first with a score of 51, Rachel came in second wth a score of 52, and Julia came in third with a score of 58.
In the 9-15 yr old age bracket, Grace came in first with a score of 39, William came in second with a score of 39, and Dominic came in third with a score of 40.
In the 16 and over age bracket, Todd came in first with a score of 35, Jordan came in second with a score of 35, and Julian came in third with a score of 36.
They celebrated with cash prizes. Thanks go out to the volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association who were the scorers , and to the staff at Island Golf. We look forward to seeing you at our second Mini Golf Tournament on on Wednesday August 5th, 10:00am-11:45am at Island Golf!

 

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Big Events Happening the 2nd Half of This Month!

This Tuesday, 7/17/18 is the Flea Market at the Surf City Firehouse. At the end of this month on 7/31/18 is the Surflight Theater Show and Lunch! Read below for more information about these upcoming events.

Flea Market

Join us this Tuesday, July 17th at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ) from 9am-4pm for our annual Flea Market! There is no admission charge. Bring your family and friends to shop the inside and outside vendors. Also participate in the Silent Auction and our famous Bucket Raffles for a chance to win new and donated items and gift cards. Refreshments, beverages and baked goods available. New and nearly new items, along with crafts, books and much more also for sale.

Surflight Theater Show & Lunch

Join us at the Surflight Theater Tuesday, July 31st for The Wedding Singer followed by Lunch at The Surf City Hotel. Tickets are $50 each. For Reservations, Call Carol at 609.540.9594 by 7/15/18. Restaurant has been changed to Surf City Hotel and scheduled for 11:30am now instead of 12:00pm. Please call carol for
food choices! (Note all the new changes)

Mini Golf Tournament This Wednesday 7/11!

Mini Golf Tournament

This Wednesday, July 11th is our first Mini Golf Tournament of the 2018 Season! Family and friends play together and compete individually for cash prizes in children, teen and adult age groups. Join us from 10:00am to 11:45am, at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd)!
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Foul Shooting Contest

Despite the stormy weather the morning of July 6th, The SCTA Foul Shooting Contest was a success.  31 kids participated and 14 adults in our first ever ad hoc adult shoot out!  Many thanks to all who came out for the event, including all of the volunteers.  Winners are as follows:
Ages 6 & Under:  Tied for 1st place were Brooke Clark and Chase Seckinger
Ages 7 – 9:  1st place Mason Ughetta, 2nd place Eugene Brady, 3rd place Matthew Albanese
Ages 10 – 12:  1st place Owen Seckinger, 2nd place Anthony DeFilippis, 3rd place Santo Plamenco
Ages 13 – 18:  1st place Andrew Quirk, 2nd place Lola Plamenco, 3rd place Thomas Quirk
Adults:  Tom