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BLTA September General Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at the Barnegat Light Taxpayer’s Association September General Meeting.

September 13th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Aid Squad Building on 10th Street.

We are pleased to have as our guest speakers;

Marilyn Wasilewski, President LBI School Board

Craig Henry, Superintendent SRSD

Steven Terhune, Business Administrator SRSD

They will be pleased to answer your questions regarding the Schools portion of your Tax bill.

Refreshments will be served.  We look forward to your company.

Thank you, the BLTA.

Thank You….

Dottie Reynolds beams over two large trophy’s won by our award winning Lifeguards.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/barnegat-light-lifeguards-thanked-for-summer-of-saves-and-wins/1228307

 

 

 

The wheels on the bus go round and round…..

Take a minute to review these two important stories regarding the Free Bus service on the Island.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/barnegat-light-council-discusses-contributing-money-to-the-island-wide-bus-shuttle-next-year/1228305

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/lbi-shuttle-service-will-continue-next-summer/1228000

 

 

School Bells are Ringing…..

This is the latest update on your local school $$$ at work….

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/community-calls-for-transparency-analysis-as-school-board-considers-sale-of-lbi-grade-school/1221545

Postponed……

The latest update on the testing off our coast, please click on the link below.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/rutgers-postpones-seismic-study-until-next-year/1223822

Congratultions are in order…..

Congratulations to all who participated.  Please follow the link to read about your Barnegat Light Beach Patrol.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/barnegat-light-wins-island-tourney-harvey-cedars-guards-take-second/1221914

Les Poissons….Les Poissons….

Les Poissons, Les Poissons, how I love little fish’s….

WATCH FOR DEAD OR AILING SEA LIFE.

From CleanOceanAction.org:

If you see it, report it! Clean Ocean Action needs your help to make sure the marine animals are not impacted once this study is underway and if they are, that these findings are adequately reported. If you are at the beach or on the water and you see distressed animals (i.e. dead fish or stranded marine mammals), report the incident using these simple steps:

a. Record the information – record the date, time and location and take photos!

b. Report the incident – call Clean Ocean Action at 732-872-0111 or email at education@cleanoceanaction.org to let us know what you saw! If you see a stranded marine mammal, call the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at 609-266-0538.

BLTA July General Meeting draws a large crowd....

BLTA July General Meeting draws a large crowd….

The July General Meeting of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association drew over 95 people on a beautiful sunny morning this past Saturday, July 12th.  With rapt attention they listened to Officer Megan Keller of the LBTPD talk about the Street Smart program, Jennifer Begonia of the LBI Arts Foundation and Mayor Kirk Larson, who gave an very interesting report on the state of the Borough.  Following the meeting the annual Meet & Greet picnic was held featuring delectable’s  prepared by the Board of the BLTA.  A good time was had by all……DSCF1204

DSCF1237DSCF1245July 4th BLTA Fearless Leaders

 

 

 

Lawsuit is in the works….latest news….Update

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will file a lawsuit in Federal Court tomorrow to try and halt the planned seismic testing that is scheduled to begin 15 miles off the coast of Barnegat Light.  Several hundred people gathered for an outdoor rally today to protest NOAA’s plan to sonically blast the seabed for an extended period.  Mayors from all of LBI’s towns were in attendance as well as key congressional leaders.  Several speakers voiced concern that these tests and results could lead to probing for oil and gas deposits in the event drilling is opened off the New Jersey coast someday.

For more information and details of the test, please visit;

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/third-circuit-court-rules-seismic-study-can-proceed-off-barnegat-inlet/1211691

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/state-s-request-to-halt-seismic-testing-off-lbi-is-denied/1208412

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/02/3981155/apnewsbreak-nj-wants-court-to.html

www.cleanoceanaction.org

Did you look both ways?

Officer Megan Keller, LBT Police Department, will be our guest at our July 12th General Meeting.  She will be explaining our participation in the “Smart Streets” project.  Here is a glimpse….follow the link.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/look-both-ways-applies-to-drivers-too/1203318