Lower Township’s council meets Monday evening and is set to adopt a new municipal budget for 2018. Council will also hold discussion on ordinances that address the beaches and parks in the community. A change order associated with the beach drive pavement extension project will also be considered.
County freeholders will consider a resolution on Tuesday that will provide for up to $993,000 in funding for the Beach Drive Recreation Project in Lower Township. The Board is also expected to hold a public hearing on the amended 2018 County budget.
The Lower Township Council met this week and approved adding additional funding for the Roseann Avenue drainage project in the community. Nearly $4 million is being added in additional funding; the project may begin as early as this spring.
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that a 49 year old Villas man has been arrested on charges that he was dealing heroin and methamphetamine. DeCarlo Fleming was arrested after authorities found over 100 bags of heroin and over half an ounce of meth in his possession. The street value of the drugs was…
Lower Township Police announced that charges have been filed against a 77 year old woman who’s vehicle struck two other vehicles, and a home, in Erma on Friday afternoon. Police say Rita M. Tester of North Cape May eventually struck a home on Seashore Road in Erma early Friday afternoon. Tester was charged with careless…
Lower Township Police say a five-vehicle accident Tuesday was caused by an impaired driver. Police have charged 35 year old Crystal A. Nace of the Villas with being under the influence at the time of the accident which occurred at Bayshore and Ferry Roads. Nace struck four vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light.
Sunday will mark the 24th anniversary of the death of Lower Township police officer David C. Douglass Sr. Douglass was gunned down in the line of duty by a criminal who burglarized a home, and set it on fire. Flags at Township Hal and the Police Department will fly at half mast, with a memorial…
Lower Township Police have unveiled their new Law Enforcement Against Drugs, or LEAD, vehicle. The car is a rebuilt patrol car painted lime green with the work being done by Eddie’s Auto Body in the Township. The vehicle will be featured at the LEAD convention in March and will be used for community policing events.
The new municipal budget in Lower Township includes no increase in the local purpose tax rate. Township Manager Jim Ridgeway presented the budget to Council Monday night. Approximately $3 million in surplus would be applied to the budget to help keep the tax rate stable.
Lower Township Police arrested a local man on heroin possession charges following a motor vehicle stop in the Villas. Police say Joseph DeJames Jr. of North Cape May was found to be in possession of heroin; DeJames was also wanted on outstanding warrants from Wildwood and West Wildwood.