Upper Township Gazette

Committee awards contract for Upper Township road repaving

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 15, 2013 05:34 pm

PETERSBURG – Township committee Monday approved a contract for its 2013 repaving project.

The low bidder for the project, which will repave a little over five miles of roads, was South State, Inc. of Bridgeton. The company bid $866,428, around $20,000 lower than the next highest bidder.

The township had projected the cost at around $1.5 million in a capital improvement bond passed earlier this year.

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Upper Township shifting bond money to building security, but no third trash truck for now

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 15, 2013 03:32 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will amend a bond ordinance passed earlier this year to fund additional building security measures, officials said this week.

But a committeeman shot down a proposal to fund a third automatic side-loading trash truck through changes to the $3.5 million bond.

Upper Township Committee is looking to move money away from vehicle purchases after the township received grant money. The bond originally included funding for a snow plow and spreader, pickup and dump trucks, and lawn mowers.

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Upper Township historical group learns ‘The Story of Old Glory’

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Written by Deborah Patterson Friday, November 15, 2013 03:28 pm

Jim Stephens, left, and Bob Holden hold up the first flag which was designed by the Sons of Liberty. Jim Stephens, left, and Bob Holden hold up the first flag which was designed by the Sons of Liberty.

PETERSBURG – The Historic Preservation Society of Upper Township held a program called “The Story of Old Glory” on Monday in honor of Veterans Day.

Jim Stephens, deputy director of Historic Cold Spring Village, who serves as an education and interpretation coordinator, spoke about the history of the American flag. Stephens created the program 12 years ago after he was asked to speak about the history of the flag for a Flag Day presentation.

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It's all fun and games at Upper Township Community Night

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 05:00 pm

Damien Thomas, 5, of Beesleys Point, throws a ball at the Challenger Sports table during the Upper Township Business Association’s annual Community Night at the primary school. Hanna Dietrich, 16, with Challenger Sports, looks on. Damien Thomas, 5, of Beesleys Point, throws a ball at the Challenger Sports table during the Upper Township Business Association’s annual Community Night at the primary school. Hanna Dietrich, 16, with Challenger Sports, looks on.

MARMORA – The Upper Township Business Association held its second annual Community Night on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Upper Township Primary School gym.

Residents were able to meet with representatives from Upper Township businesses, services, community groups, sports and social groups. There were activities for children and free giveaways and door prizes.

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Loose leaf collection begins in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 04:35 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Loose leaf collection will start next week, engineer Paul Dietrich said Tuesday.

Large brush pickup will end at the same time as leaf collection begins, Dietrich said. The township asks residents not to place brush in their leaf piles.

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Property revaluation planned for next year in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 03:01 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee introduced an ordinance this week that authorizes funding for a property revaluation here.

Officials were told by the Cape May County Board of Taxation that it has to complete a revaluation by the end of 2014. After years in which South Jersey communities were required to perform revaluations because of dramatically rising property values, those same communities are now adjusting their values lower because of the housing bubble burst in 2008. Cape May County has lost billions in property value since then.

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Upper Township looks to slow down Stagecoach Road traffic once again

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 14, 2013 02:06 pm

PETERSBURG – Township officials said this week that they will ask the county to look at reducing the speed limit on Stagecoach Road.

Increased residential development on the road and frequent violations of the speed limit warrant a change, Committeeman Tony Inserra said.

“I see people driving 60 to 65 mph on that road,” he said.

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Sea Isle City honors veterans in annual ceremony

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 13, 2013 04:09 pm

Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain. Harry Stack with VFW Post 1963 passes a wreath representing veterans of the Vietnam War over to Charles Haines, VFW Post 1963 commander, to be placed in the memorial fountain.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park was held Monday, starting at 11 a.m. to coincide with the World War I armistice, which took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

The ceremony included Mayor Leonard Desiderio, VFW Post 1963 Commander Charles Haines, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, County Sheriff Gary Schaffer, and 1st District Assemblyman-elect Sam Fiocchi.

Deacon Liam O‘Clisham of St. Joseph Catholic Church read the Invocation and Pastor Melissa Doyle-Waid of Sea Isle United Methodist Church read the benediction.

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On the cover: Lady Raiders do it again

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 01:00 am

 OCHS field hockey team The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

The Ocean City High School field hockey team celebrates winning the South Jersey Group III championship with a 1-0 victory over rival Mainland in Linwood Monday, Nov. 11. The Raiders move on to the state semi-finals Thursday against Allentown for the chance to compete for a state title. This is the second year in a row the team has won the Group III title.

Photo by Jen Marra 

 

Learn the 'Story of Old Glory' at Upper Township Historical Society meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:00 pm

PETERSBURG - The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township will meet at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Upper Branch of the Cape May County Library, 2050 Route 631 in Petersburg. Jim Stephen of Historic Cold Spring Village will speak about “The Story of Old Glory.”

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