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 surfcityta@gmail.com 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.

  Town Hall Meeting Town Hall Meeting Walter Higgins 

Massive turnout at the last Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018!

The Surf City Taxpayers Association hosted their second Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018 at Island Golf on Wednesday, August 15th. Groups of players competed spread among three age brackets: ages 8 and under, 9-15yr and 16 and over.
In the 8 and under group, Claire came in first with a score of 46, Mason came in second wth a score of 54, and Henry came in third with a score of 54.
In the 9-15 yr old age bracket, Kori came in first with a score of 34, Ryan came in second with a score of 36, and Keegan came in third with a score of 38.
In the 16 and over age bracket, Duncan came in first with a score of 34, Melissa came in second with a score of 36, and Bill came in third with a score of 37.
They celebrated with cash prizes. Thanks go out to the volunteers from the Surf City Taxpayers Association who were the scorers , and to the staff at Island Golf. We look forward to seeing you all again next summer for more mini golf fun!

Mini Golf Tournament WinnersMini Golf Tournament Winners

Sand Sculpture Contest 2018 a Success!

Last week, we ran one of our most popular events of the summer, the Sand Sculpture contest. We had people competing of all different ages and team sizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded in 6 different categories. 18 trophies are given out in total. Several families have made this their family tradition to compete during their Summer vacation! A big thank you goes out to our sponsor, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and to the members of the SCTA for organizing the event. This event is always held either the first or second Wednesday of August depending on the tides. Check the website every year to know when it will be held if you are interested in competing!

Sand Sculpture Contest Sand Sculpture Contest Sand Sculpture Contest

Plenty more fun coming this August in Surf City!

The first two weeks of August offered some great events including the Sand Sculpture contest, the Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City, and another Surf The Sidewalk event with the Surf City Business Cooperative. This Wednesday, August 15th, is the 2nd and final Mini Golf Tournament of Summer 2018. On August 21st is the Surf City Firehouse Flea Market. At the end of this month, on August 25th, join us for our Town Hall Meeting. Read on for more details about these events and more!

Mini Golf Tournament #2
This Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00am to 11:45am, join us at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd) for the second of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments. Cash Prizes go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place from $10 up to $50! Groups of players compete spread among three age brackets: ages 8 and under, 9-15yr and 16 and over.
Mini Golf
Flea Market

Join the Fire Department this Tuesday, August 21st at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ) for our annual Flea Market! There is no admission charge. Bring your family and friends to shop the inside and outside vendors. Also participate in the Silent Auction and the famous Bucket Raffles for a chance to win new and donated items and gift cards. Refreshments, beverages and baked goods available. New and nearly new items, along with crafts, books and much more also for sale!

Flea Market

Town Hall Meeting, Sat., 8/25, 10:00 a.m ; 2 Topics:
1) Q&A on Tax Reassessment
2) Borough Beautification
Join us Saturday, August 25th at 10:00am at the Firehouse (coffee and breakfast treats at 9:45).
Topic 1: We’ve received many requests to provide information on the current property tax reassessment process. Get a recap of the reassessment process and bring your questions for our guest speaker: Walter Higgins, Surf City Tax Assessor. 
Meeting Topic 2: We plan to share our vision for “Beautification of the Borough” — and extend an opportunity to partner with you as we begin the work. Our aim is to create a community-wide initiative to make Surf City the most attractive and inviting town on LBI.
Town Beautification  August in Surf City

Big Events Happening the 2nd Half of This Month!

This Tuesday, 7/17/18 is the Flea Market at the Surf City Firehouse. At the end of this month on 7/31/18 is the Surflight Theater Show and Lunch! Read below for more information about these upcoming events.

Flea Market

Join us this Tuesday, July 17th at the Surf City Firehouse (713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ) from 9am-4pm for our annual Flea Market! There is no admission charge. Bring your family and friends to shop the inside and outside vendors. Also participate in the Silent Auction and our famous Bucket Raffles for a chance to win new and donated items and gift cards. Refreshments, beverages and baked goods available. New and nearly new items, along with crafts, books and much more also for sale.

Surflight Theater Show & Lunch

Join us at the Surflight Theater Tuesday, July 31st for The Wedding Singer followed by Lunch at The Surf City Hotel. Tickets are $50 each. For Reservations, Call Carol at 609.540.9594 by 7/15/18. Restaurant has been changed to Surf City Hotel and scheduled for 11:30am now instead of 12:00pm. Please call carol for
food choices! (Note all the new changes)

Happy 4th of July from the Surf City Taxpayers Association!

We are entering the two most happening months of the summer here in Surf City! This upcoming week, do not miss our annual Foul Shooting Contest, Fireworks, Mini Golf Tournament, and another Surf The Sidewalk Event with the Surf City Business Cooperative.

 

Foul Shooting Contest

Come out and enjoy shooting some hoops this Friday, July 6th at our annual Foul Shooting Contest. Girls and boys through age 18 have the chance to show their basketball skills and compete for cool prizes. The event starts at 10:00am atRichard A. Zachariae Field (Division St. & Barnegat Ave, Surf City, NJ 08008). Mini Hoops for ages 6 and younger!
Foul Shooting Contest 4th of July Weekend

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 July 12th 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.
Surf The Sidewalk

Fireworks in Beach Haven

Celebrate 4th of July on LBI with Fireworks at Taylor Avenue Park, BEACH HAVEN, New Jersey, NJ – 08008. Event starting at Sunset! Click HERE to see a full list of Fireworks Displays in NJ!
4th of July Fireworks

Mini Golf Tournament #1

On Wednesday, July 11th at 10:00am to 11:45am, join us at Island Golf (6th Street & The Blvd) for the first of our annual Mini Golf Tournaments. Compete for fun prizes!
Mini Golf Tournament

Meet The Mayor This Saturday 6/23

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.

Meet The Mayor 2018

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.

Free Breakfast and Coffee

Three big events are happening in Surf City this weekend!

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
Surf The Sidewalk Event

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).
SC Farmer's Market

Memorial Day Weekend Events

 

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

 

Memorial Day Weekend- Summer Kickoff 2018

 

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!

http://surfcitytaxpayer.com/events/