Monthly Archives: April 2010

VAN DREW KICKS OFF LISTENING TOUR FOR UPCOMING BUDGET

Over the next month, your local state senator will be available to talk about the upcoming budget, at a supermarket near you. State Senator Jeff Van Drew is going on this tour of supermarkets throughout the 1st District. The first stop is today at the Millville Shoprite, between 4 and 6 p.m. Over the next month, Senator Van Drew will stop at nine supermarkets across the 1st Legislative District to discuss Governor Christie’s proposed spending plan with residents. The listening tour comes as members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are reviewing the proposal in Trenton. First District Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam (D-Cumberland/Cape May/Atlantic) will also be available at some locations.

Below are the scheduled stops:

Date Time Location
April 30 4pm-6pm Millville Shoprite, Route 47
May 1* 2:30pm-4:30pm Vineland Shoprite, Lincoln and Landis
May 3 4:30pm-6:30pm Marmora Shoprite, Roosevelt Boulevard
May 8* 3pm-5pm Seaville Acme, Route 9
May 15 5pm-7pm Somers Point Shoprite, Bethel Road
May 18 6pm-8pm CMCH Super Fresh, Courthouse-Dennisville Rd
May 23 4pm-6pm Somers Point Acme, New Road
May 25* 6:30pm-8:30pm Rio Grande Shoprite, Route 47
May 27 3pm-5pm North Cape May Acme, Bayshore Road

*Please note schedule change.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP ANNOUNCES NEW BULK TRASH PICK UP

Middle Township has made a change to its bulk trash pick up schedule in an effort to save the taxpayers dollars. Beginning in May, one bulk item per month shall be picked up on assigned days per residential zone.  Any additional bulk items will be the responsibility of the resident to dispose of properly by taking such items to the MUA transfer station on Shunpike Avenue in Burleigh, or in Woodbine. The schedule is set as follows:

  Zone

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec
Monday

1

26-Apr

31-May

28-Jun

26-Jul

30-Aug

27-Sep

25-Oct

29-Nov

27-Dec
Tuesday

2

27-Apr

25-May

29-Jun

27-Jul

31-Aug

28-Sep

26-Oct

30-Nov

28-Dec
Wednesday

3

28-Apr

26-May

30-Jun

28-Jul

25-Aug

29-Sep

27-Oct

24-Nov

29-Dec
Thursday

4

29-Apr

27-May

24-Jun

29-Jul

26-Aug

30-Sep

28-Oct

18-Nov

30-Dec
Friday

5

30-Apr

28-May

25-Jun

30-Jul

27-Aug

24-Sep

29-Oct

26-Nov

31-Dec

Mayor Susan DeLanzo stated, “We are anticipating a cost savings with the new bulk trash pick up schedule.  We think that one bulk item per month is more than reasonable as we continue to strive to strike a balance by keeping taxes down and still providing the many services our Townships residents deserve.”

LOWER POLICE ARREST OUT OF CONTROL JUVENILE

Lower Township Police received a 9-1-1 call on Thursday from a resident in the 900 Block of Lenape Drive in the Erma Section of the township. The call reported that a 17 year old male at the residence was out of control and fighting everyone in the residence and had injured two people, possibly breaking someone’s ankle. Lower Township Patrol Officers responded to the scene along with the Lower Township Rescue Squad. Several people refused medical treatment from the Rescue Squad at that time, but later went to the hospital on their own. The 17 year old male actor in the incident was arrested, transported to the Lower Township Police Department for processing, where he was charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and was later released to a relative.

MOTOR VEHICLE STOP LEADS TO HEROIN SEIZURE

Lower Township Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Seashore Road on Wednesday. Police say that as they approached the vehicle, they saw several quick movements. The driver, Timothy Demusz voluntarily handed over an empty bag of heroin. Police executed a search warrant on the vehicle and found 21 bags or hits of heroin. The passenger, Mark Schmolze was arrested for possession of heroin, and possession with intent to distribute. Charges are pending against Demusz.

COAST GUARD MAKES RESCUE NEAR BARNEGAT LIGHT

The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man aboard a fishing boat who had wounds to his forearm 40 miles east of Barnegat Light Wednesday. The crew of the 88-foot Kayla Rose called the Coast Guard via VHF channel 16 at 8:50 p.m. reporting the man injured his forearm and was going in and out of consciousness. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and hoisted the man into their helicopter. The rescue helicopter crew transferred him to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J., to be treated for his injuries.

MAN CHARGED WITH FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD

Avalon Police have charged a 39-year old man from Sea Isle City with various offenses following a two week investigation involving the fraudulent use of a credit card. On Tuesday, April 27th, Avalon Police arrested and charged Shane Libbey, 39, of Sea Isle City on charges that he swindled an elderly Avalon resident out of more than $45,000 through the unauthorized use of the victim’s credit card, which was connected to her money market fund.  Libbey was charged with the following offenses: fraudulent use of a credit card (multiple counts) impersonation (identity theft), and theft. Libbey was placed in the Cape May County Jail on $50,000 bail.

MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SELL FORGED BOAT TITLE

Wildwood Crest Police arrested a man who committed multiple counts of deception. Police arrested James Dorman, who forged the title to a boat and tried to then sell the boat. In their investigation, police discovered that Dorman had committed insurance fraud in 2007, by reporting that a diamond ring was missing. Police say he received over $20,000 from the insurance company. He was charged with insurance fraud, theft by deception, and forgery and released on $15,000 bail.

STRING OF BUGLARIES ANNOUNCED IN STONE HARBOR

A few homes have been broken into in Stone Harbor and televisions have been reported missing. The Stone Harbor Police Department is reminding residents to make sure their homes are locked as a result. In the past week, a few incidents have been reported that focused on televisions. Police also are asking anyone with information to contact them at 368-2111.

AVALON AND SEA ISLE HOLD BEACH FILL MEETING

All of the involved entities in the joint beach fill between Avalon and Sea Isle City met on Wednesday to discuss the fill. The beach fill will begin with Avalon and sand pumping will start on or about May 15, according to Avalon officials. The work will continue in Avalon until June 2, with sand pumping taking place 24 hours a day. Some pumping will be taking place over the Memorial Day weekend, but work will be wrapped up soon after.

Once the dredge is done in Avalon, it will head to Sea Isle City. The work in Avalon will begin at 9th St. and head south to 26th St.

BUDGET INTRODUCED IN WILDWOOD, CITY MOVING FORWARD WITH JOB CUTS

A new municipal budget was introduced in the City of Wildwood that would reduce the overall tax rate. The budget was introduced with a 2.15 cent reduction to the overall tax rate. This reduction was made possible by the proposal to cut 41 jobs from the city government. City officials say that the tax rate would have gone up 10 cents without the layoffs. Four police officers and one fireman is included in the 41 layoffs.

Police Lt. Christopher Howard, who is the president of the county’s FOP Lodge No. 7 and Fire Captain Christopher D’Amico, both got up and spoke before the commission about how these cuts would negatively impact the police and fire departments. Howard says that six retirements were expected this year in the police department and with these cuts, the city should really be looking at adding police officers, not cutting them. Furthermore, three of the four jobs are completely paid for by a federal grant through 2012.

D’Amico said the department already goes on calls, at times, with one firefighter. Any more cuts would send the department into a very dangerous area. He also stressed that each household is only spend 97 cents a day for the paid fire department.

Both police and firefighters are negotiating new contracts with the city and have been working without a contract for over a year.