We’re pleased to provide this e-mail update received from Scott Wahl, Public Information Officer — a progress report on the changes to the Borough’s construction ordinance …
Many thanks to everyone who attended National Night Out last night at Surfside Park and the Community Center …
The TI Bridge re-opened to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 25th. No tolls will be collected until Monday, July 29th.
The Wetlands Institute reported that high tide brought an abundance of fish to the pannes (pools) earlier this week, which in turn invited a whole community of wading birds for an excellent summertime meal. Thanks to The Wetlands Institute for providing this photo!
Offshore wind power is one step closer to becoming reality after the NJ Board of Public Utilities selected the Danish firm Orsted to construct 1,100-megawatt windfarm 15 miles off Atlantic City. Construction of the $1.6 billion project could begin in 2020 and will be subsidized by an increase of $1.46 per month on residential electric bills, with commercial and industrial customers paying more. Orsted may connect to the power grid at the recently closed BL England plant in Upper Township.
Please see this Reuters press article for more details.
The Avalon Borough Council and the community bid farewell to longtime Borough Councilman Chuck Covington during the Wednesday, June 26th Council meeting. This was the final meeting for Covington, who has served on Borough Council for 28 years.
At a recent Avalon Borough Council meeting, Council hosted Joseph Rizzuto, Executive Director of the Cape May County MUA, regarding potential changes to the recycling marketplace. Mr. Rizzuto indicated there could be changes coming to the recycling practices in Cape May County due to overseas marketplaces driving the market for cleaner recyclable products than Americans typically produce.
Effective October 1st, large bulky rigid plastic and shredded paper will no longer be accepted as recyclable and should be disposed of as trash.
At the monthly AHLOA member meeting on Saturday, June 8th, the following three leaders from the Borough’s public safety organizations presented summaries of their organization’s roles and responsibilities …