Upper Township Gazette

Tuckahoe bridge contractor looks to change plans for fear of hitting gas main

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:59 am

 TUCKAHOE – The contractor building the new Route 50 bridge in Tuckahoe is looking at scrapping plans for a temporary bridge during construction because of fears of hitting a nearby gas main.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said that South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, which received the $11,676,863 contract to do the work last June, is concerned that driving pilings for the temporary bridge will hit the 20-inch gas main under the Tuckahoe River.

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Committee members still divided over Amanda’s Field lights in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 13, 2014 09:30 am

PETERSBURG – Committee members Monday continued to debate the need for $50,000 in additional funding for lights at new baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

The new funding would be combined with $130,000 already budgeted in a capital bond approved last year. A Little League field and Babe Ruth League field would be lit as part of the project.

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Upper Township officials continue push for pipeline to BL England

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 12, 2014 03:01 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township will continue to push for approval of a natural gas pipeline to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

Mayor Richard Palombo said Monday that the pipeline approved is his highest priority. He recently spoke with Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew about attempts to build the pipeline proposed by South Jersey Gas.

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Upper Township introduces $12.4M budget

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:10 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Committee unanimously introduced a $12.4 million budget Monday.

The spending plan for 2014 will raise taxes here by three cents per $100 of assessed property value. The owner of a $300,000 home or business will see their taxes increase by $90.

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New trash carts to be picked up in Upper Township starting next week

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 10, 2014 12:21 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Trash and recycling collection using the new carts delivered to township residents will start next week.

Residents should put out the new carts starting the week of Monday, March 17. Trash in the carts will not be collected until then.

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Sea Isle to use former amusement park site for parking

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 08, 2014 01:22 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will use the site of the Funland Amusement Park near the bridge will be used for parking this year.

The amusement park announced earlier this month that it has closed for good. Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, who opened the park in 2009, said it never fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy.

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Township Hall well in need of repair

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 03:49 pm

PETERSBURG – A broken well at the Upper Township Municipal Building cut off water service there last week.

The township pumped sand from the wellhead, which was broken when a vehicle ran into it, officials said. The township is filing a claim with its insurance company to cover the cost of repairs.

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Paving work slated to start soon in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 02:49 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Engineer Paul Dietrich said last week that the township’s road repaving work should start soon depending on the weather.

The snow storm Monday will slow down the start of the project. When it is warm enough, contractors should start at Ocean Ave. in Palermo and work their way toward Seaside and Seasound avenues, he said.

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Upper Township to undertake summer work at primary school

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:48 pm

MARMORA – Committeeman Tony Inserra said last week that the township will continue performing repairs at local schools this summer.

The township has refurbished bathrooms and replaced doors over the past two summers. The school district is able to save money by avoiding going out to bid. The township offers its labor for free.

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Upper Township football wins ‘Game On’ grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:47 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – South Jersey Gas announced the winners of its annual “Game On” Grants program this week.

The program awards 20 $1,000 grants designed to provide support needed to sustain local athletic programs, leagues, clubs, associations and recreational organizations for children.

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Troop 55 serves up breakfast in Tuckahoe

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:14 pm

TUCKAHOE – Boy scouts from Troop 55 in Tuckahoe helped serve up breakfast with the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Co. Sunday.

The fire company holds all-you-can-eat breakfasts from 7-11 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month between October and May. The breakfasts are held at the firehouse on Route 50.

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Sea Isle City receives state grant for Landis Ave. improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:13 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will receive a $1 million Neighborhood and Community Revitalization grant for improvements to Landis Avenue.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week announced that four New Jersey municipalities have been selected from the first round of applications for $5 million in grants from the Neighborhood and Community Revitalization (NCR) program. The four selected municipalities are Highlands, Asbury Park, Keansburg and Sea Isle City. 

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Presentation warns parents on dangers of prescription drugs and heroin

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 04, 2014 09:34 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The county prosecutor’s office is telling residents in Cape May County to get rid of their unused prescription drugs.

Painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioids are often the first step young people take on the road to heroin addiction. They are readily available in many medicine cabinets and parents or grandparents don’t notice when they go missing, said Lt. Joseph Landis of the prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force.

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Sea Isle City will receive $1M for Landis Ave. work

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 03, 2014 01:37 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will receive a $1 million Neighborhood and Community Revitalization grant for improvements to Landis Avenue.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week announced that four New Jersey municipalities have been selected from the first round of applications for $5 million in grants from the Neighborhood and Community Revitalization (NCR) program. The four selected municipalities are Highlands, Asbury Park, Keansburg and Sea Isle City. 

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Marmora firefighters honored at annual dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:29 pm

From left, fire company president Paul Hoster looks on as Mayor Richard Palombo administers the oath of office to new Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. captains Doug Stauffer, Charles “Butch” Weil and DJ Young and new trustee Scott Mensinger. From left, fire company president Paul Hoster looks on as Mayor Richard Palombo administers the oath of office to new Marmora Volunteer Fire Co. captains Doug Stauffer, Charles “Butch” Weil and DJ Young and new trustee Scott Mensinger.

OCEAN CITY – The Marmora Volunteer Fire Company installed new officers and honored some of its members at its annual company dinner.

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Committee shifts funding for night games at Amanda’s Field

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Written by Columb Higgins Sunday, March 02, 2014 10:00 am

PETERSBURG – Township committee voted this week to add $50,000 to funding for lighting at new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

The township has already budgeted $130,000 for the lights in a capital bond it approved last year. That is enough to light the Babe Ruth field planned at Amanda’s Field, according to Committeeman Hobie Young who oversees sports and recreation for the township. The additional funding would allow for lighting at the adjacent little league fields, he said.

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