Upper Township Gazette

New rules for vacant properties in Upper Township on the way

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Solicitor Dan Young said an ordinance imposing new fees on vacant properties in the township could come before Upper Township Committee next week.

The ordinance would address township rules for the owners of vacant properties here. Most of the homes are foreclosed upon and have not been occupied for months.

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Bayview Drive repaving out to bid

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, November 15, 2014 09:00 am

STRATHMERE – Township engineer Paul Dietrich said last week that a project to repave and raise Bayview Drive in Strathmere is out to bid.

The project is being funded with $340,000 in grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, he said.

Dietrich said the project will raise the road and complete drainage improvements to reduce nuisance flooding in the area.

   

Upper Township comes out for Community Night

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 14, 2014 12:30 pm

Bridget Higgins was all smiles after having her face painted like a cat. Bridget Higgins was all smiles after having her face painted like a cat.

MARMORA – A couple hundred people and dozens of businesses came out for the third annual Upper Township Community Night Wednesday at the primary school in Marmora.

The event is sponsored by the Upper Township Business Association.

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Planning board to consider zoning change in Palermo

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, November 14, 2014 11:31 am

PALERMO – The Upper Township Planning Board will meet next week to discuss a zoning change to several residential lots in Palermo.

Township engineer Paul Dietrich said that the planning board will look at rezoning eight lots and part of another on Butter Road, Wyndham Way and Stagecoach Road from commercial to residential. The planning board could then make a recommendation to Upper Township Committee to approve a zoning change.

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Seaville woman found passion for history in search of family tree

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:12 pm

Ellen Higgins looks through the family Bible of William Lemon, her great-great-grandfather. Ellen Higgins looks through the family Bible of William Lemon, her great-great-grandfather.

SEAVILLE – One of Ellen Higgins’ great-great-grandfathers fought at Gettysburg during the Civil War. Another great-great-grandfather fought and died on Jan. 15, 1865 at the Battle of Fort Fisher, a fortification guarding the Cape Fear River and Wilmington, N.C., the last of the Confederacy’s major ports still open to the Atlantic.

Higgins, of Seaville, discovered her ancestors after pouring through old records and microfiches of U.S. censuses from the 1800s and 1900s at the National Archives in Philadelphia. Her interest was sparked when her son Ryan came home and asked where his ancestors came from for a school project.

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$1M state grant for Corson's Inlet Bridge substructure

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:10 pm

STRATHMERE – The Cape May County Bridge Commission is planning a $1 million project to repair the substructure of the 68-year-old Corson’s Inlet Bridge next summer.

County engineer Dale Foster said this week that the most recent inspection of the bridge, part of Ocean Drive, determined numerous repairs are needed to the pilings. Plans are being prepared by engineering and construction services firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. of Lebanon, he said.

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Leaves of change

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00 am

Bright colored leaves still cling to the trees in Cape May County Park North – Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday, Nov. 8 in Palermo. The grounds of the park are littered with fallen leaves blown down by the stormy weather of last Thursday and Friday Bright colored leaves still cling to the trees in Cape May County Park North – Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday, Nov. 8 in Palermo. The grounds of the park are littered with fallen leaves blown down by the stormy weather of last Thursday and Friday Bright colored leaves still cling to the trees in Cape May County Park North – Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday, Nov. 8 in Palermo. The grounds of the park are littered with fallen leaves blown down by the stormy weather of last Thursday and Friday.

photo by Jen Marra

 

Eagle Scout honored by Upper Township Committee

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 05:53 pm


Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke (center) receives a proclamation from Upper Township Committee at its meeting Monday, Nov. 10.
Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke (center) receives a proclamation from Upper Township Committee at its meeting Monday, Nov. 10.

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored Eagle Scout Brandon Hadtke at their Monday, Nov. 10 meeting.

Hadtke is a member of Boy Scout Troop 79 in Upper Township. He completed his Eagle Scout project this year, installing new pavers at the Upper Township Branch Library’s sitting area. He and volunteers also replaced the wood on the picnic tables there, put in new mulch and shrubs, and a new arbor.

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Upper Township honors local veterans at Osprey Point

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:42 pm

Veterans Day 2014

SEAVILLE – Osprey Point in Seaville held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, honoring service men and women, as well as more than 50 residents and former residents of the adult community here.

The names of each veteran at Osprey Point, and the names of those who have died, is read out every year at each Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremony. The park where the ceremonies are held, Staff Sergeant William Godfrey Memorial Park, is named after the only Upper Township resident to die in the Vietnam War.

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Sea Isle police revive person using heroin antidote

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:19 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City police officers revived an overdose victim Saturday using Narcan, a heroin antidote.

Police responded to a residence around 9:17 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 for a report of an unresponsive man. Officers found the 30-year-old victim not breathing. After determining it was a drug overdose, officers administered Narcan to the victim, according to a press release.

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Revaluation inspections continue in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, November 11, 2014 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Representatives from Vital Communications, Inc. of Trenton, which is performing the revaluation of all properties in Upper Township, were scheduled to begin taking photographs of the front of homes starting Monday, Nov. 10.

Property owners should have received a notice in the mail notifying them of upcoming inspections. Interior inspections of homes are ongoing, according to the township’s website.

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Letter: A general election thank you

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 10, 2014 11:52 am

To the editor:

Thank you for my 70 percent win on Nov. 4. I walked door-to-door in 10 Upper Township voting districts, which included well over 1,000 homes. Unfortunately I was not able to walk in all of the districts. Also, I was able to attend numerous community events to meet and greet many of the fine people residing in Upper Township.

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Upper Township receives Sustainable Jersey certification

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, November 10, 2014 11:48 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township is one of seven towns in Cape May and Atlantic counties that received Sustainable Jersey certification this year.

According to a statement from the group last week, Sustainable Jersey’s 417 participating communities represent nearly 75 percent of the state’s municipalities.

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Tuckahoe merchants to hold ‘Handmade in America’ craft show

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 09:47 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association (GTAMA) will hold a “Handmade in America” Professional Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50 in Tuckahoe.

Vendors are being chosen for the craft show by invitation only, according to a press release from the merchants group. Every vendor will be from Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties.

All the items in the show are made by craftsmen in the United States.

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Quilts of Valor to be presented at Sea Isle Veterans Day ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 am

Members of VFW Post 1963, shown during last year’s ceremony, will be among many veterans at Sea Isle City’s Veterans Day ceremony. Members of VFW Post 1963, shown during last year’s ceremony, will be among many veterans at Sea Isle City’s Veterans Day ceremony.

SEA ISLE CITY – The city will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue.

There will be a wreath-laying ceremony and a gun salute by the Cape May County Militia. The First Bank of Sea Isle City will present a $2,000 check to the members of VFW Post 1963, the recipients of First Bank’s annual Community Partner Award.

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Committee backing increase to Shore Protection Fund

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, November 08, 2014 09:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Upper Township Committee will vote Monday on a resolution in support of doubling the state’s Shore Protection Fund.

The Jersey Shore Partnership, a nonprofit advocate for shore protection and beach replenishment, has proposed the increase. It has been backed by a number of communities.

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