Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township committeemen leave with combined 30 years experience

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 02:37 pm

Committeeman Curtis Corson and Jay Newman (left) with Mayor Richard Palombo and committeemen Tony Inserra and Ed Barr. Committeeman Curtis Corson and Jay Newman (left) with Mayor Richard Palombo and committeemen Tony Inserra and Ed Barr.

PETERSBURG – Township committee Monday bid farewell to two members with a combined 30 years on the body.

The Dec. 16 meeting was the last for longtime committeemen Curtis Corson and Jay Newman. They will be replaced by Hobie Young and John Coggins at the reorganization meeting in January.

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10-year-old honored for a lifetime of volunteer service with Upper Township Rescue Squad

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:44 pm

Marissa Sampson, 10, with her mother Michelle after Upper Township Committee honored the girl for being named “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth” by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services. Marissa Sampson, 10, with her mother Michelle after Upper Township Committee honored the girl for being named “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth” by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Marissa Sampson has been assisting the Upper Township Rescue Squad since she was just a baby.

“We’ve had her there since the get go,” said Sampson’s mother, Michelle.

She was honored by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services at a Nov. 15 ceremony for “Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth.” Upper Township Committee approved a resolution honoring her at its Monday, Dec. 16 meeting.

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Public hearing on BL England pipeline in Upper Township tomorrow

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:33 pm

Final vote could come next month

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a public meeting on the proposed natural gas pipeline to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point today, Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Township Branch of the Cape May County Library at 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg. It is the third public meeting on the pipeline proposal in little over a week.

Officials expect a decision on the controversial pipeline next month. The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has to approve the $90 million project by South Jersey Gas because around 15 miles of the pipeline would pass through protected Pinelands areas.

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Middle school in Upper Township receives $1K grant

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, December 16, 2013 01:48 pm

PETERSBURG – South Jersey Energy, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, presented a $1,000 grant from its “Energy for the Arts” grants program to the school board Monday.

Fifteen school districts received the grants. They are designed to provide support needed to sustain local, competitive art programs for school-aged children.

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Upper Township seeking coastal resiliency grants

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 13, 2013 10:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is applying for a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) coastal resiliency grant.

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Committee approves extra money for affordable housing rehab in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:41 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee Monday approved an additional $2,235 for affordable housing rehabilitation in Upper Township.

In 2012, the township committed $200,000 to rehabilitate 14 low to moderate income homes. The last home in Tuckahoe is now under contract, but it has overrun estimated costs because it is considered a historic structure, engineer Paul Dietrich said.

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Upper Township approves computer system for trash carts

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:40 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP - Township committee Monday voted unanimously to approve a contract for $111,000 for a computer and RFID system that will track new trash carts used with new automated side loading trash trucks purchased in September.

Cascade Cart Solutions received the contract to provide a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader, mobile computer and refuse cart asset management system. The township will pay $67,625 in start up costs and around $8,700 a year for Cascade to service the system.

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VFW honors four Upper Township students

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 03:59 pm

Middle school principal Ken Barth and VFW Post commander Charles Adelizzi with students Ashley Gereaghty, Cassidy McComb, Matthew Leap and Jacob Stuart. Middle school principal Ken Barth and VFW Post commander Charles Adelizzi with students Ashley Gereaghty, Cassidy McComb, Matthew Leap and Jacob Stuart.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Four students from the Upper Township Middle School were recently honored by the local VFW for patriotic essays they wrote in an annual essay contest.

VFW Post 8695 of Upper Township sponsored Cassidy McColm, Ashley McGereaghty and Matthew Leap in the Patriots Pen contest. Jacob Stuart was sponsored by VFW Post 6257 of Belleplain.

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Upper Township student’s ‘Cereal from Santa’ goes to feed the hungry

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 02:57 pm

Andrew Ciurczak, right, and Seaville Acme manager Andy Loteck (second from right), with Santa Claus and local Knights of Columbus Dave Wurtz, Tim O’Shea and Tom Drinkard. Andrew Ciurczak, right, and Seaville Acme manager Andy Loteck (second from right), with Santa Claus and local Knights of Columbus Dave Wurtz, Tim O’Shea and Tom Drinkard.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Andrew Ciurczak, a senior at St. Augustine Prep High School, is helping to provide several hundred local families with breakfast this Christmas through his “Cereal from Santa” project.

Ciurczak, of Upper Township, is organizing the effort as part of a Caritas community service project. Caritas is the Latin word for charity or love.

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Upper Township schools to receive $1.3M in state funding

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:30 am

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township School District is slated to receive $1,326,493 from the state Schools Development Authority (SDA) for school construction projects, though the district has not received confirmation on what projects the money can be used.

In August, the school board voted unanimously to support an application to the state for $16,616,831 in renovations to the school district’s three facilities. The district was seeking 40 percent, or $6,623,332, in state funding.

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