Middle Township Gazette

On its roller-coaster ride, Steel Pier again ascending

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:23 am

Steel Pier Steel Pier ATLANTIC CITY – Four brothers, two sisters and their mother, all from Cape May County, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring in Atlantic City, and it’s not only for the departure of the harsh days of winter.

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Township calls for Assembly vote on arbitration cap

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:17 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Legislation that caps police and fire base salary awards at 2 percent expired on April 1, and Middle Township officials have called for local legislators to support Gov. Chris Christie’s push to restore the arbitration cap.

When some contract negotiations reach an impasse, including local police contracts, they go to binding arbitration. The state cap limited the amount of a salary increase that can be awarded through arbitration.

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Conservation groups to screen film documenting beach restoration

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:23 pm

In honor of Earth Day 2014, the American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will present a screening and reception for “A Race Against Time” at the Levoy Theatre in Millville on Tuesday, April 22 from 6 - 8 p.m.

According to a press release from the Littoral Society, the 30-minute film documents the restoration of Delaware Bay beaches in order to restore habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds in the months after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Beach restoration finishes on Middle Township beaches

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 01:34 pm

Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Project expected to benefit crabs, red knots, residents and tourists

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The beaches along Delaware Bay in Middle Township are quieter now that work has been completed on a $1.6 million restoration project aimed repairing the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Police to train at library this month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Library will come under attack this month, when local police use the facility in Cape May Court House as part of their mandatory yearly exercises.

For three days in April, the library will open late to accommodate the Middle Township Police as the officers run drills inside the building.

"We have mandatory training every year for every police officer," said Capt. John Edwards. "We're going to do a simulated active shooter and tactical movements in the library."

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South Seaville native to play Cinderella at New York festival

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:44 am

Chelsey Jean Smith Chelsey Jean Smith SOUTH SEAVILLE – A dream has come true for a South Seaville native, and soon she will have her night at the ball as she takes the stage as Cinderella in the New York City premiere of Cinderella, The Fairy Godmother's Tale, opening as part of The New York Children’s Theater Festival on Friday, May 9.

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Special sewer deals, illegal septic systems uncovered, say officials

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 02:43 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Illegal septic systems and special rules for various property owners have played havoc with the township’s sewer billing and collection process, township officials said recently, but an initiative begun in January may balance the scales when it comes to collecting what’s owed.

“Through an exhaustive review of our billing process, we discovered a past practice of special rules for different property owners that created confusion and chaos in our billing process,” said Mayor Tim Donohue in a press release this week. “Part of this corrective measure is moving the sewer billing and collection to the tax collector's department which has been an overwhelming success.”

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Parkway project about one quarter done

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, April 15, 2014 09:59 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - This year's harsh winter didn't slow work on the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Court House, and the project to remove the traffic lights at three intersections is still on target to be completed before the end of 2015, a spokesman with the state said recently.

“Bad weather is the norm in in New Jersey,” said Tom Feeney, spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. “There have been no delays or additional costs related to weather.”

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Middle Township Police blotter, March 31 - April 6

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, April 14, 2014 03:48 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 891 calls for service, averaging 127 per day Monday through Sunday, March 31 - April 6.

Monday, March 31

Burglary - Swainton Goshen Road, Swainton

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Middle Township plans work on Stagecoach Road

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:20 pm

photo courtesy of township photo courtesy of township CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Stagecoach Road is due for an upgrade, and at a recent meeting of the Township Committee, officials unanimously approved a resolution to spend more than $300,000 to bring a section of the road up to snuff.

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Township engineer available to meet with public

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 11:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township engineer will be available for regular meetings with the public twice a month at the Municipal Building at 33 Mechanic St., a township official said recently.

Mayor Tim Donohue said meetings are scheduled every other week throughout this year.

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Smoking cessation classes scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 08:11 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Center for Lifestyle Management has scheduled smoking cessation classes each Wednesday in May from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Brodesser Cancer Center conference room on the ground floor of Cape Regional Medical Center.

The fee for the classes is $25, with a refund of $15 if a participant attends all of the classes.

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