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Save This Date; Saturday, June 25, 2022: Surf City Community Day

We are pleased to announce the first-ever Surf City Community Day — our “Welcome to the Summer of 2022”.

Please see the full description below for information…and check for updates at Surf City Community Day – SurfCityTaxpayer.com

For now, make your plans to be in town for this sure-to-be exciting day, showing off all that Surf City has to offer!

Surf City Community Day To Showcase All That The Borough Has to Offer

On Saturday, June 25th, The Surf City Taxpayer Association (SCTA) will sponsor the first ever “Surf City Community Day”.

The event is designed to bring  all facets of the community together to showcase all that makes Surf City special for homeowners, visitors and shoppers of all ages.

The event will serve as a “Welcome to the Summer of 2022”; those who come to town will be treated to a host of activities for the whole family, put on by Surf City organizations and merchants throughout the Borough. 

The day kicks off with the annual “Meet the Mayor Meeting”, with coffee at 9:45; meeting begins at 10:00 am at the Firehouse.

All other Community Day activities run during the hours of 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Registration and all activities are at the Firehouse unless otherwise noted. Activities include:

  • “Day of Deals” and activities at Surf City Boutiques, Restaurants, Food and Coffee Shops up and down LBI Blvd.
  • Music by Dan Brown, at the Firehouse
  • Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Bounce House and a Street Magician
  • Bicycle Inspections and Registration
  • Fire Engine and Police Car Demonstrations; Fire/EMS Recruitment
  • Demonstrations by ReClam The Bay and Alliance for a Living Ocean
  • Sweepstakes, with Prizes from Surf City Businesses totaling over $2300 (including a free bike!)
  • Surf City Beach Patrol Safety and Rescue Demonstration at the 7th Street Beach at 2:30pm.
  • Voter Information (and how to move your vote to Surf City)
  • Cornhole Games
  • Information and coupons for a free book at a table for The Friends of the Ocean County Library

The Firehouse parking lot will serve as the headquarters for the day; people can register there and get a map of all the day’s activities, merchant deals and entry forms for The Community Day Giveaway, with prizes courtesy of local merchants (prizes valued at over $2300, including a free bicycle).

Activities are open to all LBI and nearby residents and visitors. There is a $10 charge for a wrist band to gain access to merchant deals, with proceeds going to the Surf City Fire/EMS.  All other activities are free of charge. Surf City residents can also join/renew SCTA membership at special tables; paid members gain access to Day Of Deals and an entry form for Sweepstakes prizes, at no charge.

For the latest information on activities and Merchant participation when it is published, click here Surf City Community Day – SurfCityTaxpayer.com

For Surf City merchants that have yet to submit their Day-Of Deals, you can reach out to the Surf City Business Cooperative at  visitsurfcity@gmail.com.

For others seeking more information about the day or about SCTA, send an email to surfcityta@gmail.com.

Offshore Wind Farm Round Up #2

The JCTA (Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations of LBI) has produced a second report on the Wind Farm project that has been in the news for quite some time. SCTA is member of JCTA.

If you’d like to read this information-packed report — and click on the varous sources of their information — you can download the report by clicking here.

We are passing this along as information for our members so that you may make your own informed opinion on this project. 

Off Shore Wind Farm Round-Up Report #1

The JCTA (Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations of LBI) has produced a report on the Wind Farm project that has been in the news for quite some time. SCTA is member of JCTA.

If you’d like to read this information-packed report — and click on the varous sources of their information — you can download the report by clicking here.

We are passing this along as information for our members so that you may make your own informed opinion on this project. 

SCTA Town Hall Forum – Saturday, August 21st , 10 AM

As you all know, at our June meeting we heard from our Mayor on the state of things in Surf City. We wish to thank him again for providing us with his insights. For this meeting we felt it appropriate to reach out to some other people involved with our town for their insights.

We have gathered some respected community leaders – all of whom live in or own businesses in Surf City – to bring another perspective. We really do believe our town is blessed to have such strong leaders working to make Surf City and LBI a better place to live. And the issues to be covered all seem to be ones that taxpayers/homeowners have raised concerns about.

Come on out to our August General Meeting which will be held on Saturday, August 21st from 10 am to noon at the Surf City Firehouse.

Below is some initial information on each of the speakers we have asked to come and give their perspective on the areas of our community they are knowledgeable and passionate about.

This will also be your chance to meet your SCTA board members as we will have a small session on the state of our affairs.

2021 SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST

Even though the skies were dark and gloomy, we had a very large turnout for the 2021 Sand Sculpture Contest. As always there was some fierce competition for this event. We have been running this event for over 15 years.

This year, we had 26 team entries in two different age categories along with 15 to 20 individuals in four different age categories.

Trophies were awarded to the First, Second and Third place winners in each category.

If you missed it this year, come on out next year for a very fun time. Below are some photos taken by board member, Chuck Edwards. This year we also were lucky to have one of Surf City’s resident photographers, Jim O’Connor take some photos.

THANK YOU CHUCK AND JIM

Fundraising to benefit Surf City Fire and EMS (just join SCTA)

As we all know, the past 15 months have been challenging to any organization that depends on fundraising for it’s support. The Surf City Fire/EMS are no different. They have had to cancel most of their events during this time including their Pancake Breakfasts. The goal of our 2021 fundraising effort is to help make up some of the shortfall they have incurred.

This year we, SCTA, will be donating $5.00 to the Surf City Fire/EMS with every paid 2021 household membership to SCTA. In addition, we will be giving each member home a free (and very fun) Surf City Beach Tote Bag. To maximize the dollars we donate, we are setting a goal of securing 750 SCTA member homes. If we reach this goal, and we need your support to do so, it means we will be donating $3,750 the Surf City Fire/EMS. We would round this amount up to $4,000.

The bag is made of canvas with reinforced handles for durability. It features an outside pocket for beachgoers to carry water bottles, snacks, books or magazines; it has an inside zipper pocket to hold keys or glasses. The fun, custom design also features our official Surf City logo.

Our Beach Tote Bag distribution to paid SCTA members will begin at our June 19th Meet the Mayor meeting which will be held at the SC Fire House.  In addition, we will have tables set up at each Surf City Farmers’ Market held Monday mornings starting on June 21st and running through Labor Day.   If you have already joined SCTA, just stop by and pick up your tote bag.  If not, come by to join, and then receive your tote bag.

If you are unable to come to the Meet the Mayor meeting or any of the Farmer’s Market dates, and would like to obtain a tote bag, please contact our treasurer, Bob Fried to make arrangements. He can be reached via email at robertafried@aol.com or by cell at 973-632-6222.

Thank you for your continued support of the Surf City Taxpayer Association.