MONTHLY UPDATE

November 2021 Monthly Updates

  • The November Barnegat Light Mayor and Council meeting will be held at the Firehouse Social Hall (on 10th Street) on Wednesday, November 10th – 4:30 p.m. Caucus, 5:00 p.m. Meeting. Come out and be informed as to what’s happening in our town! Always check the main page of the Barnegat Light town website to be informed of any last-minute changes to these meetings.
  • Community Action Group: Flooding: The Surf City Taxpayer Association has created a new initiative to address the chronic flooding issues that affect so many homeowners in their town. Their first meeting will take place on Saturday, November 20th at 10:30 a.m. at the Surf City Firehouse in person (or via Zoom). Residents up and down the island are also invited to attend. You must REGISTER and if you choose Zoom, a link will get sent a few days prior to the session.
  • The meeting will take place on Saturday, November 20th, at 10:30 am, at the Surf City Firehouse. The goal of that meeting is to help catalogue and start to map what and where flooding problems exist in our town — and build a group of volunteers who’d like to help with the initiaitve. Let us know if you will be attending in person or via Zoom. We’ll send out the Zoom link a few days before the session.
  • News about out Facebook Page: After much discussion among the BLTA Board of Trustees, we have made the decision to disband the BLTA Facebook page. The BLTA page has been informational only and, although it has been well-received by our membership, keeping it up to date by posting two or three times each week has become cumbersome and time consuming for our volunteer board. Additionally, there are many LBI Facebook Page offerings that we encourage our membership to look for and possibly join – these other pages offer interaction among the membership and provide services from restaurant recommendations to flooding reports to a buy-sell-swap page. On our website’s Recreation and Attractions page, we have provided you with this listing of the many pages available to you on Facebook. Please check out the list and if we have missed a page you think the BLTA membership would benefit from, please share it with us through our Contact Us link on the website.
  • Are you a member of the BLTA? You can JOIN, RENEW, or MAKE A DONATION using the BLTA website.
  • Flooding Problems - What Is Your Story? The Surf City Taxpayers Association is hosting this event on Saturday, November 20th beginning at 10:30 am in the Surf City Fire House, and also on Zoom; Rick Bushnell will be moderating. It is no secret that flooding is a major issue on Long Beach Island. We all ask, "What can be done?" but before solutions can be evaluated, we need to understand the impact and scope of the problem. Taxpayers’ Associations on the island are working with an island-wide effort called Resilient LBI to do just that. Everyone from anywhere on the island is invited — homeowners, business owners and renters are all welcome. This meeting provides an opportunity to share your story (and coffee and cookies at the fire house) so we can all better understand the nature of the flooding problems. We will put pins on the map so we can all see how widespread the problems are. Registration information will be posted soon!
  • Remember to use the BLTA Website as an informational tool whether you are a full or part-time resident of Barnegat Light or a visitor. New information on the Offshore Windmill Project has recently been added! You can also find past minutes and financial reports of the BLTA, previously sent Constant Contact newsletters, suggestions for things to do in BL, links to local museums and libraries are all among the varied information which can be found on the website.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the release of a draft report for the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. It’s important to note that the plan is subject to change. It has not yet been approved by higher authorities, including Congress, and has not been funded for implementation at the federal or state level. This report will be accessible on the BLTA Website Environment/Weather Page.
  • LBT Field Station in Holgate: Be sure to visit the website and find out how you can get involved in some of the activities being held at this new immersive and experiential facility. Their goal is to go beyond simple education, offering hands-on programming that will inspire behavior change and show the value of our coastal heritage.
  • Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library – sign up for the Monthly eNewsletter from the Ocean County Library to stay up to date on the latest happenings and programs.
  • The Little Free Library, located outside of the Post Office, continues to be a great resource for our residents. The Little Free Library volunteer committee works through the year to monitor and keep it organized for all to enjoy. The Borough Hall also offers a selection of books to borrow. Please direct any questions or concerns about the Little Free Library to the BLTA.
  • Be sure to check the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences website for the latest information on their programing for this summer. Joining their email list is a great way to stay informed.
  • Barnegat Light Borough has updated their website – be sure to check it out!
  • Reading the electronic sign board at the Post Office is the best place to be informed of Barnegat Light happenings.
  • Remember to read The Sandpaper for all the latest news and events happening on LBI!
  • Barnegat Light Planning Board 2021 meetings / Barnegat Light Zoning Board 2021 meetings.
  • Friday, November 26th: Santa’s Arrival & Christmas Tree Lighting 6:30PM- Santa arrives at the 10th Street Boat Ramp, then proceeds to the old Borough Hall, west 10th St., via fire truck for the lighting of the “Borough Christmas Tree” and singing carols. Then children can visit with Santa & have refreshments at the First Aid Squad building, 609-494-9196
  • Saturday, November 27thSanta’s Viking Christmas Village from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Live music, local artists & crafters. Shops will be open 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Santa arrives by fire truck at 1:00 and will be available for visits and pictures (bring your own camera), 609-361-8039 or vikingvillageshows.com.