Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Association

Keeping Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Informed!

WSJ Article about Harvey Cedars and the 217k tax per student

“You can educate a kid at Harvard cheaper than you can across the bridge,” says Deborah Whitcraft, a former mayor of Beach Haven, another town on Long Beach Island. “It’s a huge issue and it’s only going to get worse.” – Read More…

http://www.wsj.com/articles/regional-schools-uneven-per-pupil-costs-get-scrutiny-1454361889

HCPD Winter House Check Program

A quick reminder to all HCTA members and residents that the Harvey Cedars Police Department offers a Winter House Check Program during the off-season. The Officers will check your property on a weekly basis to ensure that the registered homes and/or businesses are secure and have no unusual issues occurring. The property owner needs to either fill out the one-page Winter House Check Program Form online or at the Harvey Cedars Police Station. This program is FREE and will also provide HCPD with the most current contact information for property owners.

Annual Rocktoberfest Roast Beef Dinner at the Firehouse

It’s a beautiful autumn in Harvey Cedars so far. And in less than two weeks the Annual Rocktoberfest Roast Beef Dinner offers locals and guests the can’t-miss celebration of the off-season. Mark your calendar to join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 10th at the firehouse on 80th Street for delicious roast beef, a German-style buffet offering jagerschnitzel, sauerkraut, bockwurst and German potato salad. The fare also includes a regular salad bar and dessert. This year’s ticket price includes a German-style beer garden and wine.

Dinner is served from 4:00 to 9:00 PM (takeout begins at 3 PM), with live music by Dave Jones and Thirdwatch starting at 5:00 PM.

The cost is Adults $20 (includes beer and wine), kids 12 and under $15.

Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project

The Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project involves the construction of a new structure parallel to and south of the existing Manahawkin Bay Bridge, rehabilitation of the existing Manahawkin Bay Bridge, and the rehabilitation of three trestle bridges over Hilliards Thorofare, East Thorofare, and West Thorofare.

Other planned improvements include:

  • A six-foot sidewalk on the westbound (north) side of Route 72, with connections to communities and points of interest on the south side of the roadway;
  • Bicycle accommodations, including wider outside shoulders on the twin Manahawkin Bay Bridges and six-foot bike lanes on the trestle bridges;
  • Improvements to the intersection of Route 72 and Marsha Drive in Stafford Township to alleviate seasonal traffic delays; and
  • Intersection improvements in Ship Bottom, designed to improve traffic flow for both north/south traffic on Long Beach Island and along 8th and 9th Streets, and drainage improvements to improve access during heavy rainfalls and high tides.

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Harvey Cedars, NJ Property Assessment Appeal Primer

After many months of work and numerous consultations with Harvey Cedars’ tax assessor Bernie Haney, the HCTA is ready to announce the roll out the “Harvey Cedars, NJ Property Assessment Appeal Primer.

If you’re thinking about going to see THE TAX MAN, it’s important to know the ‘ins and outs’ of appealing your property tax assessment. This guide has been put together to walk you thru the process and give you information we hope is helpful to you in deciding how you want to proceed.

It’s important to note the HCTA is offering an explanation of the process and illustrative examples. However, this document is not intended to provide or offer legal advice or take any position with the appropriateness of any particular assessment.

Thank you to Trustees Bob Danna, Mike Songer and Kathy Ries for sharing your research and writing skills, legal knowledge and formatting expertise!

Download the Harvey Cedars, NJ Property Assessment Appeal Primer