A very large turnout at Avalon Community Hall on Wednesday for Cape May County’s cybersecurity workshop. Dozens of municipal officials and business owners attended the event hosted by the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management. The difficulty of cyber crimes and potential ways to avoid them were discussed by the expert panel.
Sixth grade student Aiden Foxx was acknowledged as the winner of Avalon’s annual Beach Tag Art Contest. Mayor Martin Pagliughi made a presentation to Foxx at the Avalon Elementary School this week. Foxx’s artwork will be on all beach tags sold in Avalon in 2018.
The Avalon Free Public Library has earned a five-star rating for the tenth consecutive year. The Library earned the rating from the prestigious publication “Library Journal”. There are various criteria used to earn the rating; the Avalon Free Public Library is not part of the County’s library system.
An annual event in Avalon got even bigger this year. Avalon held its Festive Friday downtown celebration that included a skating rink, kids activities, live music, and the lighting of the Borough’s holiday tree. On Saturday, the fun continues in Avalon with its Snowfest Saturday downtown celebration that includes mechanical rides and other activities.
The Borough of Avalon approved a plan to create affordable housing during its meeting on Tuesday. Avalon is expected to create an overlay zone in its business district that will allow second floor residential development that can be obligated to fulfill an affordable housing obligation that has been mandated by the New Jersey courts in…
Avalon will be kicking off its holiday season with several big events Thanksgiving week. The benchmark event is the downtown Festive Friday celebration which will include dozens of free activities for kids and families including a downtown skating rink and rides. Mayor Martin Pagliughi will welcome Santa Claus Friday at 5:00pm to illuminate the Avalon…
Cape May County Freeholders met this week and approved two Open Space grants for Avalon that total over $2 million. The Borough will use the funding to create a new Surfside Park at 30th Street and the beach, and to extend a widely popular bicycle path in the community.
Avalon received a prestigious award Wednesday for its comprehensive back bay dredging project. The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers held its awards meeting in Atlantic City and awarded the Borough with a 2017 Municipal Project of the Year award. Accepting the award was Avalon Engineer Tom Thornton and Business Administrator Scott Wahl.
The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will be closed Friday night into early Saturday morning. The bridge is being closed to reduce traffic to one lane in advance of a railing replacement project. The one lane will be directed by a traffic control device.
The Avalon Borough Council met Wednesday evening and advanced a plan to create its own Watershed Management Plan. The plan will help Avalon improve its flood resiliency rating by the federal government and potentially further increase the Borough’s 25 percent discount on flood insurance premiums offered to property owners.