President’s Message

November 2017

Greetings from the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association,

On behalf of the Trustees we hope that you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Your board of elected officers have been working diligently on several exciting projects this fall. Here is a quick update:

  • Our web site has a total new look, with better graphics, sharper pictures and easier navigation tools. This six month project is finally complete and I would invite you to click on the link and take a tour. If you are so inclined, let us know what you think. This major enhancement would not have been possible without the extraordinary work of Kimberly Patterson. We owe her a deep debt of gratitude for her time and efforts. For those of you who are curious we did not spend any money on this upgrade.
  • Our Speaker Series is starting to take shape, we are discussing topics that relate specifically to Barnegat Light, such as; inviting Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J. and having a panel discussion on the funding issues for Southern Regional School District. More to follow.
  • As part of our annual beautification program for the Borough we are discussing the purchase of benches for the new Pavilion.
  • We would be remiss if we did not publicly congratulate Dottie Reynolds and Mary Ellen Foley on their recent election to the Borough Council. We look forward to our continued professional relationship with them.

Watch for our Winter Newsletter in early February, it will also include our Membership Drive for 2018.

With warm regards,

 

 

October 2017

Greetings from the Barnegat Light Taxpayers' Association,

We thank you for your continued support and hope you are enjoying this great weather in Barnegat Light.

An important election is coming up on November 7th and we encourage all in town to vote. Mail in ballots, which you need to apply for, must be mailed by October 31st. Applications for mail in ballots can be obtained at Borough Hall and the Ocean County Board of Elections on their web site:

http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/form_pdf/vote-by-mail-forms/vote-mail-ballot-ocean-english.pdf

Three candidates are running for 2 seats on the Borough Council:

Dorothy Reynolds

Mary Ellen Foley

Eric Svelling

Please do your research on each candidate and please vote on November 7, 2017.

We thank you for your time and your continued support of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association.

With warm regards,

October 2016

Greetings from the Barnegat Light Taxpayers' Association,

Now that the summer season is just a fond memory, the BLTA wants to keep you apprised of our on-going activities and the positive things occurring in our town. A few notable examples are:

Bike Racks: the BLTA has funded the purchase of bike racks for each street at the beach entrance. They have been ordered and will be set up, ready for next summer. With the welcome news of a no parking ban on Central Avenue, more people are riding their bikes to the beach and they should find this as a nice benefit.

General Meetings: traditionally a May meeting is our first of the year, this year we moved it to June to see if we could increase our attendance. It worked and attendance increased over 30%, so when we announce our meeting schedule for 2017 we will start with a June meeting.

Our speaker series received very positive responses and our hope is to build on that success for next year. Most notable were the presentations from Jim Gutowski on “Barnegat Light; A unique place in the East Coast Fishing Industry” and Kimberly Belfer from the Save Barnegat Bay Organization. We would be remiss if we did not thank the Mayor, the Honorable Kirk Larson for taking the time to address our members at each of our 3 General meetings.

We encourage each of you to vote in the upcoming election. If you vote in Barnegat Light there are several choices you will have for Council and local and regional School Boards. As a public service we asked each of the candidates to provide a one page position paper on their candidacy for posting on our web site. For those who responded, you can read them on the BLTA web site under For Homeowners > Homeowner Info www.barnegatlighttaxpayer.org

In March of 2017 there will be a voting referendum on the expansion and consolidation of the LBI local school district elementary schools. The changes being contemplated could have a large impact on your tax bill, so we will keep you updated throughout the year by emails and postings on our web site.

Your organization works throughout the year on positive, community enhancing activities. We will continue to advocate for you, the taxpayer and will do our very best to keep you informed.

We also thank you for your continued support.

With warm regards,