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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

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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

Shake, Rattle & Roll…..On your Beach

Please read this very important article.   See you on July 2nd at the Firehouse.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/july-2-meeting-to-explain-downside-of-seismic-testing-off-barnegat-light/1202109

Latest News on the LBI local School System…

Please click open the file below and read a report from Lee-Anne Oros, who is the chairperson of the Advisory Committee, to the Long Beach Island School District’s Board of Education.

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Barnegat Light Council update….

Follow the link to read about the June 11th Borough Council Meeting.  Lots of good stuff here…..

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/barnegat-light-council-gives-update-on-preparing-for-summer/1198808

Come celebrate Barnegat Light….July 14th

Discover Barnegat Light Day Flyer, Antique Car Show Flyer and Antique Car Show Registration Form.  Please open these files to view the event information.

DBLD Flyer

BLTC Antique Car Show Registration

Barnegat Light Car Show

It’s not easy being Green…..

Please follow the link below.  This applies to Barnegat Light.  Plastic Bags are a real problem to our Recycling efforts.

Thank you for your cooperation.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/no-plastic-bags-in-recycling-bins-officials-plead/1195454

In the good news department…..

Good news as we move toward Summer Rates with Atlantic City Electric.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/atlantic-city-electric-customers-to-receive-rate-reduction/1194250

 

Row, Row, Row your Boat…..

Please read this article about our fine men and women in the Service.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/uscg-station-barnegat-light-revisits-service-s-past-with-surfboat-exercise/1195702