Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow, Saturday August 25th!

Town Hall Meeting – Saturday 8/25, 10 a.m. at the Firehouse

Join us at the Firehouse this Saturday, August 25th for our annual Town Hall Meeting. We will be covering two main topics:

  1. Property Tax Reassessment. We’ll walk through the process, the Borough Plan and what you can expect over the coming months. You’ll also be able to get your questions answered during a Q&A session with our guest speaker,Surf City Tax Assessor Walter Higgins.
  2. Town Beautification. Learn about the vision for our Town Beautification Initiative and offer your input and ideas!

Light breakfast at 9:45 a.m. Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Read below for more details.

Meeting Topic #1: Property Tax Reassessment

We’ve received many requests to provide information on the current property tax reassessment process. The last Surf City assessment was 2004. This new reassessment will apply to the 2019 tax year.  Some of the criteria includes:
  • Square footage of property and structures
  • Proximity to ocean or bay or commercial property
  • Amount of street traffic
  • Interior and exterior features and amenities
You will also learn the ins and outs of the reassessment process  such as the overall timing, engaging with the inspector, etc. Bring your questions for our guest speaker:  Walter Higgins, Surf City Tax Assessor.  A few questions you can expect to be addressed include:
  • Will this process cause my taxes to go up?
  • Why do you have to come inside of my house?
  • What do I do if I don’t like my assessed value?
  • How long does it take for field inspector to evaluate my property?
Meeting Topic #2: Town Beautification Initiative

Our aim is to create a community-wide initiative to make Surf City the most attractive and inviting town on LBI. And we are looking for your feedback, ideas and involvement. This will be a multi-year effort requiring a partnership between residents, business owners and the Borough. During this session, we’ll present our vision and will give you the opportunity to provide your input on priorities and ideas. Please join us!