Upper Township Gazette

Upper Township Committee approves $12.4M budget on divided vote

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, April 19, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee approved its 2014 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote.

The $12.4 million budget will increase taxes 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of an average $300,000 home will see their local purpose taxes increase by $90. That does not include school, county and fire district taxes.

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UPDATE: Destruction in Sea Isle City blaze

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 03:59 pm

Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. Photo by Chris South/ The fast moving beachfront blaze has destroyed several buildings in southern Sea Isle City. SEA ISLE CITY — At least three buildings are destroyed and fire crews are working to save others as a fast-moving fire tears through a beachfront neighborhood in Sea Isle City this Good Friday, April 18.

As of late Friday afternoon, firefighters from around the county are on scene, fighting to control the fast moving beachfront conflagration.

Little information was immediately available, but it seemed likely that the fire traveled from one building to the next, carried by in strong spring winds.

The fire is on Pleasure Avenue, at 79th Street.  

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Easter egg hunt taking Tuckahoe family to White House

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 11:34 am

The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. The souvenir eggs used in this year’s egg roll come in four bright colors and include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe family will head to the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21.

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Gracing the streets

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 10:05 am

Eileen Barrett of Upper Township walks with her basset hound/bulldog mix she adopted from the Cape May County Animal Shelter named Gracie in the 29th annual Doo Dah Parade Saturday, April 12, along Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. 

 

   

Upper Township considering an increase in land use board fees and more

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, April 18, 2014 09:33 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee will look at increasing its fees this year after comparisons show it has among the lowest in the area.

Application fees for the planning and zoning boards are set to increase already. The changes would put Upper Township on par with most neighboring communities.

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Upper Township looking to purchase third new automated trash truck

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:30 am

PETERSBURG – The township plans on going out to bid on a third automated side-loading trash truck, officials said Monday.

Committeeman Tony Inserra, who oversees the public works department, said a third automated truck would help increase efficiency with trash pickup. Currently, the township is using two new automated trucks and two rear-loading trucks to pick up trash. The rear-loading trucks require three people to operate; the automated truck requires just a driver.

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Man charged with stabbing in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:22 am

SEA ISLE CITY – Police and the Cape May County Prosecutors Office last week investigated a stabbing that occurred around 3:11 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at the Spinnaker Condominiums on the 3400 block of the boardwalk.

Michael Cavanaugh, 57, of Sea Isle City, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was held in Cape May County jail on $25,000 bail.

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Ecker completes Navy basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:19 am

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan Ecker, son of John Ecker of Buena and Theresa Oweill of Seaville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ecker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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Volunteers needed for dune cleanup in Sea Isle City

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

Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013. Jim and Lucille Carroll of Rydal, Pa. and Sea Isle City donated their time in 2013.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 26 at the beach near JFK Boulevard and the Promenade.

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Egg hunts and sack races at Sea Isle City’s Easter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 01:00 pm

Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation. Nicholas Edwardi, 3, of Sea Isle City (front, center), led the charge at the start of the egg hunt during Sea Isle’s annual Easter Program on April 9 at Dealy Field, hosted by the Division of Recreation.

SEA ISLE CITY – More than 100 children and their parents attended Sea Isle City’s Easter program at Dealy Field on Wednesday, April 9.

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On the cover: A knight’s tale

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:56 am

knight's tale  OCEAN CITY - King Arthur, played by Oliver Trout, and Patsy, played by Brendan Haddon, visit with the Knights who say Ni, the tallest knight played by Matt Popp, and encounter another problem after handing over the shrubbery the knights demanded as the students perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Saturday, April 5 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.  

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Construction office seeking 37 percent increase in fees

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:55 am

PETERSBURG – The township’s construction official has requested a 36 percent increase in construction permit fees this year but township committee members say they are reticent to approve it.

Construction official Edward Kenney said in an end-of-the-year report to township committee members that the construction office took in $162,785 in fees in 2013. Its costs were $253,094, including $163,945 in salaries and wages, $57,380 for benefits, pensions and Social Security contributions, $4,682 in other expenses, and $12,085 in “indirect costs” allowed by the state Department of Community Affairs.

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Future is now at Upper Township schools’ Techspo

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:30 am

Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner. Three sixth grade students enjoy Upper Township schools’ 18th annual Techspo. From left are Mary Loteck, Reghan Handley and Maris Horner.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township schools held their 18th annual TechSpo last Thursday, April 3 in the middle school. The event was sponsored by the local Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

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Free throw skills take Upper Township student to national competition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:10 am

 Bradley Jamison Bradley Jamison  UPPER TOWNSHIP – Bradley Jamison of Upper Township will compete at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals on Saturday, April 12 in Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball.

Jamison, 11, is representing Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563. He won the local, district, state and regional competitions to advance to the finals.

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In the Spotlight: Upper Township schools mark World Autism Awareness Day

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Written by Deb Patterson Tuesday, April 08, 2014 08:30 am

Fourth grade students dressed in shades of orange for World Autism Awareness Day.  Fourth grade students dressed in shades of orange for World Autism Awareness Day.  UPPER TOWNSHIP – World Autism Awareness Day was last week, Wednesday, April 2, and students at Upper Township schools learned that autism is just one way that students are different.

Throughout the week students have heard stories and had discussions about supporting others with differences.

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Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association offers scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:29 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) is offering educational scholarships to full-time students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the association and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Since 1998 the association has awarded approximately $144,000 to students from the Tuckahoe area.

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