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 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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