Upper Township Gazette

New bulkhead requirements to come before township committee

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 11, 2015 04:12 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township Committee will take up a number of recommended zoning changes in the coming weeks.

The planning board voted at its Nov. 20 meeting to recommend new requirements for bulkheads on waterfront homes and a zoning change in Palermo. Township Committee would have to approve any zoning changes by ordinance.

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Fire damages house in Tuckahoe

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 03:59 pm

photos courtesy of Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co.
Firefighters from Tuckahoe, Marmora and Seaville responded to a house fire on Route 50 on Saturday, Feb. 7. No injuries were reported.
photos courtesy of Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co. Firefighters from Tuckahoe, Marmora and Seaville responded to a house fire on Route 50 on Saturday, Feb. 7. No injuries were reported. TUCKAHOE – Firefighters from Tuckahoe, Marmora and Seaville responded to a house fire at 2351 Route 50 in Tuckahoe on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to the building around 1:09 p.m. on Saturday, according to a release on the company’s Facebook page. The house was not occupied at the time.

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Zero tax rate increase attainable, says committeeman

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 11, 2015 03:58 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee continued its series of workshops on the 2015 municipal budget Monday, with Committeeman John Coggins saying a zero tax rate increase this year is “a very attainable goal.”

Coggins, who oversees revenue and finance, said at the Feb. 9 meeting of Township Committee that $375,000 would have to be cut from a proposed budget submitted by department heads in order to reach a zero tax rate increase. Through two budget workshops, no money has been cut from the proposed budget yet.

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Township committee to meet with Seaville fire commissioners

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 11, 2015 03:57 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee plans to meet with officers of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and Fire District 4 commissioners in order to discuss oversight issues in the wake of two cases of theft from the fire company.

Committeeman Jeffrey Pierson, who is a deputy chief at the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company and oversees public safety issues for the township, said Monday that Seaville fire officials will come to the March 30 Township Committee meeting.

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Committee considering vacating part of 1st Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 09:00 am

BEESLEYS POINT – The township could vacate a part of 1st Avenue off Seaview Avenue in Beesleys Point.

A resident on the corner of 1st and Seaview avenues has requested the street vacation. If approved, the short piece of roadway would be split between him and a neighbor across the street. The resident plans to mill the street and plant grass while the remaining part will be used as a driveway for the neighbor.

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Seaville girl finds success playing with the boys

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 11, 2015 04:50 am

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Jade Phelps, 13, of the Upper Township Green Hornets wrestling team, won the USA Wrestling New Jersey State Championship in the 103 Pound, 6-8th Grade Division on Jan. 25.
Submitted / Jade Phelps, 13, of the Upper Township Green Hornets wrestling team, won the USA Wrestling New Jersey State Championship in the 103 Pound, 6-8th Grade Division on Jan. 25. SEAVILLE – It turns out that girls can play football in Upper Township, and wrestle too.

Jade Phelps, 13, of Seaville, joined the Upper Township Green Hornets wrestling team almost three years ago after she was told girls don’t play football in Upper Township. She’s now a state champion and on her way to a national championship in Oklahoma City.

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Work on Bayview Drive, Hope Corson Road set to start soon

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

STRATHMERE – Two long-awaited road repaving projects are set to start this month in Strathmere and Seaville.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said at the Monday, Feb. 2 meeting of Upper Township Committee that work is scheduled to start on Bayview Drive this week, and work on Hope Corson Road should start later this month.

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Residents want Marmora gravel pit closed off

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

MARMORA – Residents in Marmora want Upper Township to close off a gravel pit near their homes off Stagecoach Road.

The gravel pit is located between the railroad line and Stagecoach Road. Committeeman Hobie Young said residents are complaining about four-wheel vehicles and pickup trucks using the area.

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Township committee to meet with Seaville fire commissioners

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, February 10, 2015 08:55 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee plans to meet with officers of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and Fire District 4 commissioners in order to discuss oversight issues in the wake of two cases of theft from the fire company.

Committeeman Jeffrey Pierson, who is a deputy chief at the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company and oversees public safety issues for the township, said Monday that Seaville fire officials will come to the March 30 Township Committee meeting.

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From Seaville to the Mediterranean

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 04:48 pm

Ensign Michael Hagan, of Seaville, disassembles an M16 rifle aboard the USS Cole on Friday, Jan. 30. The Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations, in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Ensign Michael Hagan, of Seaville, disassembles an M16 rifle aboard the USS Cole on Friday, Jan. 30. The Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations, in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch
Ensign Michael Hagan, of Seaville, disassembles an M16 rifle aboard the USS Cole on Friday, Jan. 30. The Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations, in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

   

No winter blues for Pack 79

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 04:46 pm

Members of Cub Scouts Pack 79 of Marmora don’t let a little snow bother them. The “Blizzard of 2015” may have been a bust in South Jersey, but the scouts enjoyed a night of snow-themed games at their January pack meeting. Members of Cub Scouts Pack 79 of Marmora don’t let a little snow bother them. The “Blizzard of 2015” may have been a bust in South Jersey, but the scouts enjoyed a night of snow-themed games at their January pack meeting. Submitted

Members of Cub Scouts Pack 79 of Marmora don’t let a little snow bother them. The “Blizzard of 2015” may have been a bust in South Jersey, but the scouts enjoyed a night of snow-themed games at their January pack meeting.

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Cape May County Police Academy looking for a few good citizens

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Public Safety Training Center will be holding a Citizens Police Academy from 7-9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 20.

All citizens are invited to sign up for the academy, which will provide an overview of law enforcement functions.

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Fundraiser dinner for Sea Isle City ambulance corps

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 am

SEA ISLE CITY – A fundraiser dinner for the Sea Isle City Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be held on Monday, Feb. 16 with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. at La Fontana Coast Ristorante, 5000 Landis Avenue.

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Electronic display to replace billboards at Township Hall

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

PETERSBURG – Engineer Paul Dietrich Monday asked that $4,000 from a 2013 capital bond be allocated to purchase TV screens for the foyer of the Upper Township Municipal Building.

The screens will replace the billboards that have been used for some time. The screens will display more information, public service announcements and meeting times, he said.

   

Thousands expected at Run/Walk for Autism

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

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Thousands of participants and spectators are expected at the 2015 Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 15 along the Promenade. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism charities.
Submitted Thousands of participants and spectators are expected at the 2015 Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, Feb. 15 along the Promenade. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism charities.

SEA ISLE CITY – The 7th Annual Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism is expected to bring thousands of participants and spectators to Sea Isle City next week, closing the resort’s Polar Bear Weekend.

The run and walk is sponsored by Mike’s Seafood Market and Dockside Restaurant in Sea Isle City and organized by Mike Monichetti. It raises money and awareness for Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization, special school services, autism support groups and families with special needs children.

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Beeginners beekeeping course planned

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 04:43 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Registration is now open for the 6th annual Beeginners Beekeeping course conducted by members of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (Jersey Cape Branch) and New Jersey Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office of Cape May County.

Anyone with an interest in beekeeping will have an opportunity to learn about bee biology, hive management, hive equipment construction, handling bees, pests of bees and honey processing.No previous education or training in handling bees is required. The course will be limited to 50 individuals.

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