On Saturday, August 27th, the Surf City Taxpayers Association held its second general meeting of the summer. The theme was “The State of Home Ownership in Surf City”. A standing room only crowd heard our first speaker, Pat Sepanak, broker and owner of Sand Dollar Real Estate describe in detail the unit sales, pricing, days on market and percent of asking price statistics and trends in Surf City home sales.
Click here or on the image below to see the two page handout that she provided at the meeting as an overview and take-away.
The meeting’s second speaker was Borough Clerk/Administrator Mary Madonna. Mary provided an overview of the permits and processes needed to make improvements on a Surf City home. She spoke extensively about the curb requirements needed for a Certificate of Occupancy — a necessary step in every home sale.
She also spoke about the role of the department that does inspections during the construction process — and reminded everyone that they are working to protect the homeowner. Mary educated the audience on a little known fact: This department actually reports directly to the State of New Jersey.
Any question a homeowner has about any of these topics is encouraged to contact Mary’s office and she or the staff will direct you to the right person in the Borough.
A big “thank you” goes out to Dan Malay and the team at How You Brewin, for providing the abundant array of delicious breakfast treats at the meeting!
Finally, we want to express our thanks to all those who have supported the SCTA this summer during all our events and activities. As attendance continues to grow at our general meetings, we’ll be moving these sessions to the Fire House for 2017 to make sure all who want to attend can get a seat and participate.