Margate Wins NJ Safe Routes to School Grant

Margate won $371,000 from the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant to make children's walking and bicycling paths safer on their way to Margate schools.Children and adults alike need exercise.  Instead of driving kids to school, New Jersey wants to encourage parents to walk or bicycle with their children in the mornings as well as the afternoons on school days.  The Safe Routes to School program hopes to do exactly as the name implies: give children safe passage to walk or bicycle their way to school safely.  Earlier this week, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced the recipients of this year’s grant.  It’s now official.  Margate won a portion of the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant.

Margate Wins NJ Safe Routes to School Grant

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreOnly four South Jersey counties received funds from the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant.  Of the $2.1 million total, our Margate community received $371,000.  Officials say that this money will go to improving sidewalk and crosswalks in local neighborhoods.  This keeps children out of the line of traffic and helps them cross streets in a much more safe and sane manner.

What is the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant?

The federally funded NJ Safe Routes to School Program began back in 2005 to increase awareness of foot and bicycle traffic for motorists and children.  Kids can be difficult to see.  They don’t always pay attention to what’s going on around them.  Motorists need to be especially vigilant in school zones in the mornings and afternoons.

The NJ Safe Routes to School Grant provides funding for improvements to and construction of sidewalks for children to walk and bicycle on.  Creators of the program want to encourage everyone in our Margate neighborhoods to live a healthy, active lifestyle.  Whether you are able-bodied or have physical disabilities, there should be no limitations set in your way to being more active.  With the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant, the City can make sure all sidewalks are up to ADA standards so no one gets left out.  Also, we should see new bike paths and speed signs put in place.  This is great news for both children and parents!

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Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

The deadline to file your 2017 Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal regarding an Atlantic County home is 4:30pm on April 3rd.Do you believe your Jersey Shore property value may have been overestimated?  In New Jersey, the reported official assessed value of your property is considered correct.  It is up to you, the homeowner, to prove it wrong.  The higher the assessed value, the higher your property taxes.  If you think you are being taxed at the wrong value,  you can file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal.

Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreYou must provide sufficient evidence to justify a decrease in your Jersey Shore home’s value.  You may use comparable sales in your area.  However, these homes must have been sold between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.  These homes should be similar in square footage and lot size, amount of bedrooms and baths, amenities and age to your own Jersey Shore home.  Homes directly located in your Jersey Shore neighborhood receive the highest consideration.  Two or three good quality comps should be sufficient.  Don’t use more than five.

Usually, you do not need a lawyer to file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal. However, you will if the property is owned by a business, is held in trust or is part of an estate.  An official appraisal is not necessary.  If you do hire an appraiser, they will need to appear before the Board to offer their expert testimony.  Typically, appraisers charge extra for this.

Deadlines for the Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

Anyone wishing to file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal must do so before 4:30pm on April 3, 2017.  Comparable sales and appraiser reports must be filed no later than seven days before your Board of Taxation hearing.  You can download the official Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal forms and instructions when you visit the Atlantic County Board of Taxation web page here.

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2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction

The 2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction hits the AC Convention Center Feb 10-12 and features classic cars, vendors and a NASCAR superstar.Car enthusiasts rejoice!  The 2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction comes to the Atlantic City Convention Center this weekend.  If you love classic cars, American muscle cars or NASCAR racers, you won’t want to miss a second of what this show has to offer!

What: 2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction
Where: AC Convention Center (1 Convention Blvd)
When: February 10-12, 2017, 9am to 7pm on Fri & Sat, 9am to 5pm on Sun
Cost: $25/Adult, $5/Child (ages 12 & under), Kids Free on Sunday
Contact: Atlantic City Convention Center (888) 228-4748

2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreMake the 2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction your destination of choice this weekend.  The Atlantic City Convention Center features dozens of classic street rods, pickups, roadsters, sedans and more.  Talk to the owners of these vintage beauties to learn all about their history.  Then, visit the car corral to see what’s available for sale.   The car auction takes place from 10:30am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday.  The last auctions go on from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.

NASCAR Superstar Appearance

Are you a NASCAR fan?  From 2pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Joey Logano, driver of the Shell 22, stops by the 2017 Atlantic City Car Show and Auction to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos.  You must have a ticket to get in to see Joey.  Tickets can be purchased online here.  Only the first 200 people in line each day will receive an autograph.

In addition to the show and auction, several vendors set up booths on-site throughout the three day event.  Special memorabilia goes on sale from 9:30am to 10:30am on Friday and Saturday.  If you miss your chance then, a final sale takes place on Sunday from 11am to 12pm.

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