News

Consolidation Survey

This recent article in the Star Ledger presents an interesting take on how consolidation of towns is perceived.  Please follow the link provided;

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/new_jersey_residents_cooling_on_idea_to_merge_towns_poll_shows.html#incart_river

 

Real-Estate News

A Quick Snapshot of what’s happening with local real-estate in Town.  Very Interesting.

January 1 through March 31, 2014:

Single Family Homes/Condos

Closed sales: 5, High $999K, Low $276K

Currently available: 36, High $3.35 million, Low $165K

Under contract (continuing to show): 1, $625

Multi-Family Homes

Closed sales: 1, $589K

Currently available: 3, high of $859, low of $725

*Data source: Realtor.com

*Brokered sales only; does not include private or non-MLS sales

Borough Council News…..

Let us know what you think about the Bus Service…….

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/barnegat-light-introduces-budget-with-one-cent-tax-hike/1166986

General Meeting May 17th.

The Barnegat Light Taxpayer’s Association will hold it’s first General Meeting on May 17th, 2014 at the First Aid Squad Building, on 10th Street, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Featured Speakers will be Marilyn Wasilewski, LBI School Board President

and Bernard Haney, our Local Tax Assessor.

Refreshments will be served.

Did You Know……

Are you 62 years young and a permanent resident of New Jersey?  You may qualify for a 10% Discount on your Comcast television bill.

Please call Comcast at 1-800-934-6489

Ask them to send you the paperwork for the “Senior Citizen Cable Television Rate”.

Comcast states that “participants of Seasonal Plans are not eligible”.

Two Newsworthy Articles regarding Property Tax’s in New Jersey

For your reading enjoyment……

Both news articles have some very interesting information regarding Property Tax’s.

Please follow the links……

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/njs_highest_property_tax_bill_in_2013_was_in_bergen_county_data_shows.html

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201403201634/NJNEWS2002/303200085

Bloomberg News Article

Bloomberg News article challenges the need for Six Municipalities on LBI.
Please follow the link below to read the article.

View the Bloomberg Article.

The BLTA does not endorse this article.  It is simply posted as News Article for public consumption.

Please see our Comments Policy for a full explaination.

 

Multi-Family Development Question From the BLTA

The Borough Council is considering an ordinance to restrict or ban future Multi-Family property development. Would you like the Ordinance to:

A. Ban ALL future Multi-family development?

B. Restrict Future development of 3 or more units (allowing continued “duplex” development)?

C. Limit development of more than 3 units to specific areas or streets (for example, the current commercial district or Central Avenue)?

D. Make no additional restrictions from current law?

Comments must be received by October 14th.

Business Owners Protest Proposed Land Use Change

Please follow the link to a recent 09/18/2013 article in the SandPaper.

http://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/proposed-ban-on-multi-family-housing-raises-objection-in-barnegat-light/1057141

Miniature Golf Course

In response to a taxpayer’s question Mayor Larson confirmed that the council had amended a town ordinance that previously banned the development of miniature Golf courses in Barnegat Light. Mayor Larson had also said that there has been interest in such a development by an investor. The intended space for this course would be the vacant lots between 5th and 6th street on Broadway.

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