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Foul Shooting Contest a Big Success!

This past Friday, July 5th we hosted our annual Foul Shooting Contest! This contest was a big success. Girls and boys through age 18 had the chance to show their basketball skills and compete for cool prizes including ice cream coupons! In total, we had 70 kids participate. The top three winners, by age group, were as follows:

6 AND UNDER :

1st place –  Lacy Barnes

2nd  place –  Sabrina M

3rd place – Finn Glacken

7 to 9 :

1st place –  Owen N

2nd  place –  Sutton Chan

3rd place – Hannah Todd

10 to 12 :

1st place –  Patrick F

2nd  place –  Christopher Barnes

3rd place –  Andrew G

13  to 18 :

1st place –  Eleanor  Glirardet

2nd  place –  David C

3rd place –   Sara C

A special thanks to Coach Ron, Scott, Ellie and Chuck for making this event possible!

 

Legislature sends bill to Phil Murphy that exempts some vacation rentals from hotel tax

In a topic of importance to many Surf City taxpayers, the state legislature has sent a bill to Governor Murphy to exempt some homeowners from a new tax that would be levied on rentals of homes.

This article from NorthJersey.com details the exemptions and states that it is yet unclear whether  the Governor intends to sign the new bill.

 

 

We are entering the two most happening months of the Summer here in Surf City!

Coming up soon is Surf City’s annual Foul Shooting Contest, Pancake Breakfast, the first Mini Golf Tournament of the Summer! The second half of the month will host the Flea Market and the Surflight Theater Show and Lunch. See our list of events below for the first half of the month!

Foul Shooting Contest

Come out and enjoy shooting some hoops Friday, July 5th at our annual Foul Shooting Contest. Girls and boys through age 18 have the chance to show their basketball skills and compete for cool prizes. The event starts at 10:00am atRichard A. Zachariae Field (Division St. & Barnegat Ave, Surf City, NJ 08008). Mini Hoops for ages 6 and younger!

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, July 7th, join the folks at the Surf City Firehouse from 8:00 am til Noon for their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. All you can eat pancakes! They also serve sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, cocoa, and milk. Take-out available. The Auxiliary will have baked goods, crafts, and books available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. #1 and EMS. $9 for Adults and $5 for Children.
Mini Golf Tournament #1
On Wednesday, July 10th at 10:00am to 11:45am, join us at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd) for the first of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments for the Summer. Family and friends play together and compete individually for cash prizes in children, teen and adult age groups!

Meet The Mayor Meeting a Huge Success!

It was a “full house” at this years Meet The Mayor Meeting on Saturday June 22nd as Mayor Francis Hodgson delivered his “State of the Town Address” at the Surf City Fire House. Over 100 taxpayers were in attendance to hear the Mayor and get their questions answered. A shout out to Bagels & Beyond where breakfast was purchased. 

Over 50 questions from homeowners were fielded by the Mayor. The Mayor also continued the tradition of presenting a budget and tax comparison of Surf City to Ship Bottom and Beach Haven. You can find those financial documents HERE!

 

Make Plans To Be In Town This Weekend!

Four big events are happening in Surf City this weekend!

 On Saturday, June 22nd is our annual Meet The Mayor Meeting and The Surf City Business Cooperative’s Surf The Sidewalk Event. On Monday June 24th, is the Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City (usually in August) and the weekly Farmer’s Market at the SC Firehouse begins!

 

Meet The Mayor Meeting
Meet Mayor Francis Hodgson Saturday June 22nd at 10AM and be part of our traditional town hall event. But come early (9:45am) for some breakfast treats! The meeting will be held in the Surf City Firehouse(713 North Long Beach Blvd). Come prepared with your questions for the Mayor and learn all about how Surf City compares to other LBI towns. 

 

Surf The Sidewalk
Over 80 merchants in Surf City have banded together to form The Surf City Business Cooperative, with a mission to market the unique tourism and commerce elements of our town. On June 22nd from 10:00am to 6:00pm, pop into all the galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and professional service establishments in Surf City. You’ll get free samples, see great sales, and find all kinds of special events! Look for the sign you see to the left at participating businesses, or click below to go to the SCBC Website.

Casino Bus Trip to Tropicana Atlantic City
Join us June 24th for our Casino Bus trip to AC! Cost is $25, with $25 slot credit given by Tropicana. Adults 21+. Bus departs St. Thomas Church parking lot (14th Street) at 9:15 am and returns at 5:30 pm. For reservations, contact Noella Fried at noellaefried@aol.com or call or text her at 973- 461- 3660. The bus only holds fifty six so call today!? To download the sign up form, click HERE!

Casino Trip June 2019

Join us June 24th for our Casino Bus trip to AC! Cost is $25, with $25 slot credit given by Tropicana. Adults 21+. Bus departs St. Thomas Church parking lot (14th Street) at 9:15 am and returns at 5:30 pm. For reservations, contact Noella Fried at noellaefried@aol.com or call her at 973- 461- 3660. The bus only holds fifty six so call today! To download the sign up form, click HERE! -> Casino Trip payment form (1) (1)

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.

  Town Hall Meeting Town Hall Meeting Walter Higgins