Each year, we offer a one-time chance to meet and hear from our Mayor, the Honorable Francis Hodgson. This year’s meeting will be held this Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00am. Francis Hodgson has been mayor since January 6th, 2016, after being a member of the Surf City Council for more than four decades. During this Meet The Mayor meeting you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions (and hear the questions and concerns of your neighbors and fellow taxpayers). The Mayor will address issues that have recently been raised by citizens and businesses. Here are a few topics that have been discussed in the past:
- Current state of Borough finances including Budget and Tax Comparison to other Towns
- Beach Replenishment
- General Public Safety Initiatives
- Street Flooding
- Street Repaving Schedules
You’ll also hear from the Surf City Taxpayer Association Board about projects underway and events planned for the summer. Click Here to see our events calendar. And, if you have an interest in getting involved, any board member will be happy to talk with you.
After experiencing standing room only crowds, the meeting has been moved to the Firehouse. Be sure to come early. Starting at 9:45 am, enjoy free breakfast treats and free coffee. The Meet The Mayor meeting will begin at 10:00am. We look forward to an informative and engaging dialogue on these and other issues that are on the minds of our citizens.
Make Plans To Be In Town!
Three big events are happening in Surf City this weekend! On Saturday, June 23rd is our annual Meet The Mayor Meeting and The Surf City Business Cooperative’s Surf The Sidewalk Event. On Monday June 25th, the weekly Farmer’s Market at the SC Firehouse begins.
Meet The Mayor
Meet Mayor Francis Hodgson 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 23rd 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 right at participating businesses, or click below to go to the SCBC Website.
The Surf City Farmer’s Market is back!
The SC Farmer’s Market is bringing fresh, local produce and artisans to LBI on a weekly basis! The Market will run every Monday
from June 25 through August 27
, from 4PM-7PM
(note the new times) at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd
We hope you all enjoyed your Kickoff to Summer 2018 this Memorial Day Weekend. Surf City residents and visitors were treated to beautiful weather on Saturday, May 26th for the Memorial Day Observance at Veteran’s park. The Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. also sponsored their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.
Check out the entire calendar for Summer 2018 HERE.
Photo Credit to the Surf City Fire Company
We received several complaints last year pertaining to boat ramp passes for vessels where the vessel was in one spouse/partner’s name, and the property in Surf City was in the other’s name. In order to help resolve this, the Borough of Surf City has agreed to issue passes where the property and vessel are in different names under the following conditions:
* Both parties must be present at Borough Hall when the pass is requested.
*Both parties must show proof of ID, as well as the trailer and vessel registration.
*Both parties must sign an affidavit stating that the owner of the vessel has a financial interest in the property. This affidavit will be notarized at the same time.
Join your neighbors and friends this Saturday, May 26th, at Surf City’s Memorial Day Observance to celebrate the dedication and honor the sacrifices of our Armed Forces Veterans. The event will be held at 11:00 am at Veterans Park, on Long Beach Blvd. between N. 11 and N. 12th St. in Surf City.
This Sunday, May 27th, 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.
Check out the entire Summer calendar below to see what the rest of Summer 2018 has to offer!
May 31st will be the last day you can purchase seasonal beach badges for a $10.00 discount. They will be only $30.00 but on June 1st they will be $40.00. If you plan on surfing outside the flags this summer without any hassles you will need one. Link HERE for info about beach badges on the Surf City Municipal website.
Today is the last day to register for this annual run that benefits the Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. and EMS. All the details HERE in The SandPaper.
The race is scheduled for May 19th starting at 9AM.
Surf City business owners might want to read about the new ordinances regarding signage as of May 9th HERE in The SandPaper.
The road construction on Barnegat Ave is almost completed at this point. There are only two blocks left from 3rd to 5th streets to be completed. The new curbs, which run from 3rd st to 11th st, are rather high and the median will now be difficult to access with a vehicle or bicycle. All the upgraded storm drains are in and also the handicapped accesses. In the first picture the old curb is visible merging with the new curb on the north end of the project.
The beach fill is ongoing still in Brant Beach and will soon begin in Harvey Cedars. Surf City is scheduled to begin fill operations as soon as Harvey Cedars is complete. All the details can be found HERE in The SandPaper.
Coming to a beach near you soon!
Bell buoy 11 washed ashore on April 15th and was residing on 8th street ocean beach right around the high tide line. On May 2nd the Coast Guard initiated salvage operations and removed the navigation tool. To check out a video of the salvage operation click HERE.
Interesting article HERE in The SandPaper about the 50th anniversary and history of the Ethel E. Jacobson elementary school.
For those film buffs who are interested, The Lighthouse International Film Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary from June 7 to 10 here on LBI. Read all about the festival HERE in The SandPaper.
Those of you who are a fan of Bageleddi’s in Ship Bottom might be interested to know that it is now in a new location just a couple blocks south of the old one. The old Cedar Garden retail florist shop was aquired by the Bageledi’s owners and will offer outdoor dining. Read all about it HERE in The SandPaper.