The High Bar Harbor Taxpayers Association is a member of the Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations of Long Beach Island (JCTA). Member taxpayer associations include Barnegat Light, Loveladies, Harvey Cedars, North Beach, Ship Bottom, LBT 10 (10 communities between Brant Beach and Beach Haven), Brant Beach, Beach Haven, and Holgate.
The JCTA creates a forum for the exchange of ideas and information that mutually affects property values and life experiences on Long Beach Island. Current priorities include Beach Erosion/Replenishment, First Responder Support, Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety, Flooding, Taxes, and Wind Farms.
If you’re interested in working on any of the priorities listed above please contact us via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
LBT Meeting Minutes March 6th, 2023.
JCTA Meeting Minutes March 6th, 2023.
LBT Meeting Minutes February 6th, 2023.
JCTA Meeting Minutes February 6th, 2023.
LBT Meeting Minutes December 19th, 2022 & January 9th, 2023.
JCTA Meeting Minutes January 9th, 2023.
LBT Meeting Minutes December 5th, 2022.
FAQ Water and Sewer Rates for 2023.
JCTA Meeting Minutes November 7th, 2022.
LBT Meeting Minutes November 7th, 2022.
JCTA Meeting Minutes October 3rd, 2022.
LBT Meeting Minutes September 7th, 2022.
JCTA Meeting Minutes August 1st, 2022.
LBT Meeting Minutes August 1st, 2022.
JCTA Meeting Minutes July 11th, 2022.
LBT Meeting Minutes July 11th, 2022.
H I G H L I G H T S
Long Beach Township (LBT)
Public Meeting – July 11, 2022.
*In attendance from LPOA: Ann Barkey
GATOR PROGRAM: For those experiencing difficulties accessing the beach, the*
GATOR program is available during the season. Hours of operation are 10 am – 5 pm.
If you want to take advantage of this program or want more information, contact the LBT
Transportation Office at 609.342.2111.
ORDINANCES PROPOSED (first reading)
22-16: Authorizes the issuance of a general bond for $987,000 to replace four water
mains in the Township (covers equipment and the labor) at 77th Street, Mea Lane,
Seagull Avenue and West Harrington Avenue (all in or around Brant Beach)
22-17: Authorizes the issuance of a general bond for $189,500 to repair and resurface
Hobart Avenue in Holgate
22-18: Authorizes the issuance of a general bond for $3,500,000 for the modernization
of the water treatment plant in Holgate
22-19: Authorizes the issuance of a general bond for $2,850,000 to construct storm
water pump stations at 13th Street in North Beach Haven (despite its name, this
area is part of LBT), 27th Street in Spray Beach and 35th Street in Brant Beach
LBI SHUTTLE BUS : There’s an app for that, as you are probably aware, and at some
point next week, enhancements to that app will be available that allow you to know even
more specifically where a particular bus is on the island.
The shuttles run every day until Labor Day from 10 am – 10 pm. Cost is free for ages
12 & under when accompanied by an adult; $2 one-way fare until 7 pm; $5 one-way
fare after 7 pm. A season pass may be purchased for $125 at the 68th St Brant Beach
For more information call 609-342-2111, email email@example.com or visit the website
NINJA WARRIOR AT THE SHORE: A company called Nex Level Ninja has partnered
with LBT to bring what they describe as “the Ninja Warrior experience” to Bay View Park
at 68th Street in Brant Beach for a month. Next Level Ninja has set up a mobile course
with over 200 feet of Ninja obstacles to try.
OPEN PLAY is designed for kids (age 5 or older) and adults. Open play is
unstructured, but Ninja Helpers are there to guide you through the obstacles and give
you tips and tricks to traverse your way through the course.
OPEN PLAY HOURS
Monday – Friday from 1 pm – 6 pm & Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Up to 1 hour: $10 Up to 2 hours: $15 Day Pass: $35 Weekly Pass: $199
All open play passes can be purchased when you get there.
Daily Ninja Summer Camp is also offered for ages 5 through 13 Monday – Friday
from 9 am – 12 pm. For more information and the cost, visit the Nex Level Ninja
website at http://www.nexlevelarena.com/lbi-bayview-parkwww.nexlevelarena.com/lbibayview-park
WATER USAGE: The App – Bottom line: The new target launch date for this app is
“early November,” said Kyle Ominski, LBT’s Business Administrator. The vendor, Water
Smart, has advised that they are 90 days behind schedule.
In the meantime, if you want to check your water usage, call the Water/Sewer
Department at 609.492.6314 and ask for your information.
Watch the LBT website for any updates http://www.longbeachtownship.com
Since this summary is fairly short, you may be wondering what else happened at the
About two dozen people attended the public meeting and a few posed questions to the
mayor and commissioners about a variety of topics: construction of the terminal groin in
Holgate; crab trap regulations; weekend recreational activities around the Municipal
Building at 68th Street; wind socks; Brant Beach street repaving schedule; recycling
plastic bags and the lighting at the Beach Haven Terrace pavilion (again, in spite of its
name, part of LBT).
JCTA Meeting Minutes June 6th, 2022.
LBT Meeting Minutes June, 6, 2022.
H I G H L I G H T S
Long Beach Township (LBT)
Public Meeting: June 6, 2022
In attendance from LPOA: Ann Barkey
Cyclists & The New Law
Mayor Mancini continues to express his deep concern about the new state law that requires motorists to move over a lane when they pass a cyclist or to slow down to 25 mph while passing if they cannot move over.
He continues to advise all to be mindful and alert when traveling on roadways.
Ordinances Proposed (first reading) None proposed at the meeting
Ordinance Passed (second reading):
A version of this ordinance was first presented at the April public LBT meeting. As a result of the discussion between the mayor and the audience at the May meeting, the mayor and local leaders subsequently met and crafted the version that passed tonight.
The ordinance establishes that an access badge must be purchased in order to play on pickleball and tennis courts anywhere in LBT. The access badge is good for the entire calendar year in which it is purchased and must be renewed every year. Beginning Fathers’ Day weekend, attendants at the courts will checking for badges.
The annual fee for an access badge is $40 for LBT residents and $80 for non-LBT residents. The weekly access badge costs $20; the daily access badge $10. Badges go on sale Wednesday June 8.
In this ordinance, “residents” are the title owners of residential property within the Township and their immediate family members PLUS grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. The access badge is NOT transferrable to individuals outside the immediate family and the other family members mentioned in this paragraph.
Free annual badges are available to veterans and active military members.
The ordinance allows the commissioners to establish rules of conduct for playing on the courts and they have done so. Resolution 22-0606.03 was passed this evening and it establishes the following, which will be in effect when these rules are posted court-side:
Everyone must have an access badge (inexplicably called a recreation badge or pass in this resolution) to play on the pickleball and tennis courts in LBT. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
When purchasing an access badge as a resident, you will need to present something official that shows your LBT address, such as your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID, a recent tax or utility bill or a recent lease agreement for the LBT property.
Permitted hours of play:
8 am – 5 pm on the courts at Delaware Avenue & 34th Street (where M&M Market used to be on the south end of the island)
8 am – 7 pm all other courts in LBT
Note that the resolution establishes Round Robin play from 8 am – 12 pm on all courts.
Tennis shoes or sneakers must be worn on the courts.
Pets on the courts are not allowed and the following are also not permitted: skateboarding, roller skating, bike riding, smoking, vaping, using tobacco products, eating food and drinking alcohol.
If you offer private pickleball or tennis lessons to others, you must obtain prior written permission to do so on municipal courts from the LBT Director of the Department of Public Works.
If you are venturing down to Delaware Avenue & 34th to use the courts, be aware of the parking lot hours of operation:
8 am – 5 pm Reserved for pickleball players
5 pm – 11 pm Reserved for patrons going to local businesses
11 pm – 8 am Lot is closed; cars must be removed before 11 pm
This ordinance establishes a two-hour parking maximum in a few designated parking spaces in two cut-out locations in LBT (areas around Daddy O & The Custard Hut). Typically, cut-outs have more commercial zoning than residential neighborhoods.
The ordinance addressed the lack of turnover in parking spaces, which negatively impacted the businesses in the cut outs. Because beach goers would park in these designated spaces for hours at a time, parking was unavailable throughout the day for people who wanted to park while they visited the commercial establishments.
This ordinance makes the reduction of the normal speed limit to 15 mph on Ocean Boulevard, Beach Avenue and Atlantic Avenue at the southern end of the island an official annual event. From May 15 through October 15, the speed limit on these roads is reduced as a safety measure, given their heavy use by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists during those four months.
Ridership on the LBI Shuttle has been very strong, Commissioner Lattanzi reported. Check out information about the shuttle on the LBT website www.longbeachtownship.com/lbi-shuttle/ or at www.lbishuttle.com
Water Usage: The App
Describing as “high” his level of frustration with the vendor charged with producing the app which we will use to track our water usage, Kyle Ominski, LBT’s Business Administrator, advised that the launch of this app is now expected in July. Watch the LBT website for any updates www.longbeachtownship.com
JCTA Meeting Minutes May, 2, 2022.