Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association April 11, 2017

Strathmere Improvement Association
 April 11, 2017         sia1912@comcast.net

Passover Greetings to you and yours.  May you share a joyous holiday with friends and family.

News from the Township Meeting of 4/10/17: Bridge Toll Stance; No Fee on Bayview Ramp; Jitney Action
SIA President Linda Bateman spoke at the Township Committee meeting Tuesday night and asked the Committee to publicly oppose the proposed County Bridge Commission toll hike (recently postponed until August). The Committee voted to create a resolution voicing opposition to the proposed 66% increase to be voted on at the next Township meeting. Then we asked for a clarification on whether Bayview's boat ramp would have an attendant on duty to collect a fee and the Committee decided it would not be economically feasible to charge. They voted to keep both the Taylor and Bayview Avenue ramps open and free.                     
Also, Christine Furey of Sumner Avenue, spoke about the jitney and concerns about noise, drunken behavior and litter, while balancing the safety benefits of the service. She also noted that without a police force in town, Strathmere cannot be compared to other towns whose police handle routine nuisance calls. The Committee approved a jitney ordinance that licenses jitneys to operate in Upper Township and acknowledged they were aware of Strathmere residents' concerns. They are developing a plan for where the jitney will stop, and noted they plan to have at least one stop in Whale Beach. Email the Mayor and Committee with your comments or attend the next meeting on April 24, 7:30 pm where the anticipated route and schedule will be announced. 
 Easter Sunrise Mass in Strathmere
The Church of the Resurrection, Saint Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Parish, will celebrate Easter sunrise mass on the Williams Avenue beach @6 am Easter morning. Bring a beach chair! All are welcome.

Please Take a Quick 10 Question SIA Survey:  
   As we plan this summer's meetings and programs, we'd like to ask for your input about when meetings are scheduled, how often and what topics you're interested in hearing more about. It takes less than five minutes to complete. Simply click on the link or paste it into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/66H3CZ3  

SFEC Beach Planting and Clean up-Join In
    On April 29 from 8-11 am, the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club is seeking volunteers to help pick up trash, weed, and plant native plants at our 17 beach entrances. Meet at the Tecumseh beach entrance for instruction and assignments and wear gloves!

Back by Popular Demand: SIA Yardsale Returns Memorial Day Weekend
   As you open up for the summer season, don’t trash that treasure you don’t need anymore, sell it at the yardsale. Think about taking a table at the sale on Saturday, May 27. Set up time is @7:30 am, with doors opening at 8. We’ll publicize it in local papers and with signs throughout town to draw in the crowds. More details to come-save the date!

Dues are Due!
   Once again, the SIA is asking you to renew your membership or to join the Strathmere Improvement Association for the low, low price of $10.00 per person. With your dues payment, we are able to bring you the newsletter throughout the year (also facebook and website), as well as two summer meetings with programs of local interest. The SIA co-sponsors the July 4th Parade and the annual Christmas party where this year, Santa brought gifts to more than 20 children and past programs such as the Star Party and beach party, and this summer’s acappella concert. As a dues paying member you’re also entitled to a vote at the meetings.

   Mail a check to: SIA, PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Please include names, addresses and emails. If you’re not receiving the newsletter, we’d be happy to add your email.  
Ours is sia1912@comcast.net 

Thank you for your support!

Strathmere Improvement Association
PO Box 57
Strathmere New Jersey 08248

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