Upper Township Gazette

Two more Seaville firefighters were terminated in connection with alleged theft

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:42 pm

SEAVILLE – Two more members of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company have been terminated in connection with an internal investigation by the company, according to Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens.

The former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Eugene Robert Spiegel, and his son Jacob were indicted Wednesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the fire company.

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Former Seaville fire chief and son indicted on $46,000 theft from fire company

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:50 pm

Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. Jacob Spiegel, left, and former Seaville fire chief Rob Spiegel, right, were indicted Wednesday. TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Wednesday that the former chief of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and his son have been indicted for allegedly receiving payments of approximately $46,000 based on fraudulent invoices and receipts they submitted for reimbursement to the fire company and Fire District No. 4 commissioners.

Eugene “Rob” Spiegel, 51, and Jacob Spiegel, 20, both of Seaville, were indicted by a state grand jury.

Rob Spiegel stole $44,722 and Jacob Spiegel stole $1,275, according to the attorney general.

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Upper Township receives $175,605 bid for baseball field lighting

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 03:10 pm

PETERSBURG – The township has received just one bid of $175,605 for lighting equipment and poles at baseball fields in Amanda’s Field.

A second bidder apparently decided not to bid on the project because he didn’t think he could be competitive with a price he was given by somebody within the township, according to township engineer Paul Dietrich.

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New 4-H club to meet in Upper Township

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 09:54 am

Fall crafts, games and a showcase of 4-H clubs are planned as part of a 4-H Open House scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5. Fall crafts, games and a showcase of 4-H clubs are planned as part of a 4-H Open House scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5. UPPER TOWNSHIP – For more than 100 years, 4-H clubs across the country have helped boys and girls “learn by doing.”

But it’s more than just showing goats and pigs at the annual fair. The Cape May County 4-H program offers clubs in robotics, shooting sports, gardening, Legos, fishing, science, archery, herpetology, livestock, equestrian, a horseless horse club, teen leadership and culinary science.

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Private security for Upper Township courts

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:00 am

PETERSBURG – The township will contract with K.D. National Force Security of Woodstown to provide security at the Upper Township Municipal Court.

Committeeman Ed Barr, who oversees public safety, said the company will provide security for the court, the judge and operate the metal detector system.

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Board, UTEA backs school newsletter proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG — Members of the Upper Township Board of Education’s public relations committee have suggested publishing a monthly newsletter, to spread the word about happenings within the school district from the classroom to the sports fields.

“So that all the stakeholders are aware, so it’s not just the people who show up at the board meetings,” said board member Kristie Chisholm at a Monday, Sept. 15, meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

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Upper Schools adopt rigid attendance policy

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:16 pm

PETERSBURG — The Upper Township Board of Education has approved a stricter attendance policy designed to align with New Jersey Department of Education requirements.

The state recently revised the rules for reporting student absences for all students age 6 to 16.
“Parents, you need to pay attention,” board member Fran Newman said at a Monday, Sept. 15 school board meeting. “Documentation is very important.”  

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Upper Township Board of Education notes, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:13 pm

PETERSBURG — The following items were discussed during a Monday, Sept. 15 meeting of the Upper Township Board of Education.

Televised meetings

During a board comment period at the end of the meeting, board member Jim Arsenault asked for an update on a potential plan to air board meetings on the township’s public access channel.

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Free rabies clinic in Seaville set for Oct. 25

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 pm

SEAVILLE – The township has scheduled a free rabies clinic from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Shore Veterinarian Animal Hospital, 73 Hope Corson Road in Seaville.

The event will be held rain or shine. Dog licenses will also be available for purchase.

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Volunteers needed for beach cleanup and dune grass planting in Sea Isle

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Individuals, families, civic originations, scout troops and others are encouraged to volunteer for Sea Isle City’s 2014 Autumn Beach Cleanup and Dune Grass event from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The cleanup is hosted by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission. Volunteers will gather debris from the beaches and dunes and plant dune grass to strengthen the shoreline.

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Upper Township committeeman suggests fee for vacant properties

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, September 13, 2014 02:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Committeeman John Coggins said last week that he would like Upper Township to make banks register foreclosed properties that they own, and charge them a fee.

Coggins said the Borough of Woodbine recently approved regulations that requires banks owning foreclosed properties to register them with the clerk. There is a $500 registration fee for the first year, $1,000 in the second year and $1,500 in the third year and thereafter, he said.

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New programs, rules for Upper Township recreation programs

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, September 13, 2014 01:00 pm

PETERSBURG – Local sports and recreation programs must begin coordinating better with the township, Committeeman Hobie Young said last week.

He recommended requiring all local sports programs send a representative to every Sports and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, and having equipment purchased by the programs be approved by the advisory board so it meets Upper Township’s specifications.

“There are too many hands in the soup out there,” Young said at the Monday, Sept. 8 meeting of Upper Township Committee. Young oversees sports and recreation programs as part of his duties on Township Committee.

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Upper Township committeeman proposes property sale to bring in $1M

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 12, 2014 04:19 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee will consider selling four township-owned lots this year.

Committeeman Tony Inserra, who proposed the idea, said last week that he hopes the proceeds from the sale top $1 million. The money could be used to keep local property taxes down, he said.

“The township needs the money,” he said. “There’s no use sitting on these things.”

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Beach tags, parking regulations considered for Strathmere

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 12, 2014 01:15 pm

Committeemen ask if measures are meant to keep people away

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that he will form a subcommittee soon to look at beach tag sales for Strathmere beaches, as well as other options like parking permits for residents.

But two committeemen questioned whether the moves are just aimed at discouraging people from going there.

Strathmere, with its unofficial motto “Shhh,” is not like most shore towns. It’s too small for the massive turnover and influx of renters that neighboring Ocean City and Sea Isle City experience each summer.

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Marmora man pleads guilty to selling false safety certifications

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, September 12, 2014 11:07 am

CAMDEN – A certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor from Marmora has admitted selling more than 100 false safety certifications to New Jersey carpenters who never completed the required training, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Friday.

Frederick Prinz, 38, of Marmora, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an making and selling fraudulent construction industry certification forms, known as “OSHA 30” cards.

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At Sept. 11 ceremony, locals share vivid memories of attacks

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:37 pm

Residents of Osprey Point sing “God Bless America” at the end of a Patriot Day ceremony there. Residents of Osprey Point sing “God Bless America” at the end of a Patriot Day ceremony there.

SEAVILLE – Members of the Osprey Point adult community in Seaville, first responders and local officials held the township’s annual Patriot Day ceremony Thursday at Sgt. William R. Godfrey Memorial Park, marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Almost 3,000 people were killed when three passenger planes were hijacked and flown into the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to retake control.

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