It was a “full house” at this years Meet The Mayor Meeting on Saturday June 23rd 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.
The topics ranged from street repaving schedules to beach replenishment and newly guarded beaches. Over 50 questions from homeowners were fielded by the Mayor.
Mayor Hodgson also reminded residents about some retirements in borough hall over the last year and new roles being filled such as the new Police Chief. 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.
The Taxpayer Association also announced the formation of a town beautification committee. The idea is to have each street have a team captain to oversee
the “design and execution” of their street at the beach entrance. This year’s goal is to have two streets done as a stepping stone. The next Town Hall Meeting — scheduled for Saturday August 25th — will be devoted to sharing Beautification plans and taking input and ideas from town residents.