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Middle Township will hold an accelerated tax sale December 19, 2018.
All 2018 property taxes, water, sewer and other municipal charges must be paid in full by November 13, 2018 to avoid the tax sale process.
According to a release, properties with delinquent accounts after that date will be placed on the tax sale list advertised in the Cape May County Herald and accessible on middletownship.com
The published list will not be revised; however, property owners can avoid the tax sale by bringing all accounts up to date by December 18, 2018.
Beginning November 14 through December 18, the Township will only accept cashier’s checks, cash or money orders for past-due accounts and any personal checks, electronic or credit card payments sent will be returned. Additionally, delinquent accounts will incur fees associated with the tax sale that includes interest, penalty and in-lieu-of fees for mailings and advertising. There will be more specific instructions if both taxes and sewer are owed.
“No one enjoys paying taxes. To avoid making the process a painful one, I encourage all residents and property owners to understand their obligations and the deadlines involved. Simply by paying your taxes on time, you avoid any headaches involved in the tax sale,” stated Committeemen Timothy Donohue.
“By Law, we cannot waive any tax obligations, even the smallest amounts, or change any filing deadlines. We hate to see folks get caught up in this process for small amounts of money so we strongly encourage residents to mark their calendars,” he added.
Middle Township began holding accelerated tax sales in 2014, as the measure helps keep the tax levy stable. The municipality must budget a reserve amount for uncollected taxes, and the accelerated sale also bolsters the collection rate.
Notices are mailed throughout the year for past due accounts and property owners receive notice of the accelerated tax sale and corresponding information with tax bills mailed in July.
For information, call the Middle Township Tax Collector’s office at 609-465-8724.
Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark announced that Middle Township has scheduled a Free Rabies Clinic for September 29th, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Middle Township Public Works located at 400 West Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. This clinic is for cats and dogs and Dog licenses will also be available. License forms may be printed in advance from the Middle Township website at www.middletownship.com. If your dog needs a license and is current for its rabies vaccination please visit www.middletownship.com or call (609) 465-8732 for information on obtaining a license.
All dogs over six months of age must be licensed by January 31st of each year. A rabies vaccination, that is current until November 1st of the licensing year, is required to receive a license. A dog that wears a proper license can be easily returned, free of charge, to its owner if it is found. Recovering a lost dog at the shelter can cost the pet owner at least $45.00 while a 1 year license costs under $12.00 and a 3 year license costs less than $36.00.
The rabies clinic occurs as a dog census continues throughout the Township by the Middle Township Office of Animal Control. Currently there are a number of residents who have not yet licensed their dogs. Summonses are being issued for all unlicensed dogs. This clinic will be the last opportunity in 2018 to receive a free rabies vaccination for your dog or cat.
Middle Township residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Free Yard Sale initiative.
During the weekend of September 21st,22nd & 23rd, Middle Township residents are able to hold yard sales without a license or fee. At other times of the year, residents must obtain a license through the Township Construction Office as well as remit a $10 fee. The license and fee entitle the registrant to two consecutive dates and a rain date.
“We encourage all Middle Township residents to take advantage of the annual Free Yard Sale weekend,” said Mayor Michael Clark. “This is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted belongings and mingle with fellow community members. Or if you’re a shopper, this may be the weekend you stumble upon that treasure you’ve been seeking!”
Each property in Middle Township is permitted two yard sales per year and they must be a minimum of 30 days apart. Residents are reminded that no signs for advertising or directions may be placed anywhere other than the premises where the sale is being held.
For more information, contact the Construction Office at (609) 465-8740 or visit www.middletownship.com .
The Middle Township Economic Development Council announces the Annual Restaurant Week in Middle Township.
Middle Township’s Restaurant Week is a six-day promotion that features unique dining options in Middle Township and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners discounts on full course menus while smaller eating establishments will offer discounted specials the week of September 23 through September 28. Chefs will prepare delicious menus at mouthwatering prices! All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity.
“Middle Township’s Restaurant Week continues to be a huge success. We look forward to adding a few more restaurants to the already great list of restaurants that participate in this annual event,” said Brian Murphy, Chairman of the Economic Development Council. Participating restaurants will be promoted through various media and on the website www.MiddleTownshipRestaurantWeek.com.
During Middle Township’s Restaurant Week, no tickets or special passes are needed. However, reservations are strongly recommended. Contact individual restaurants to make your reservations. Restaurant contact information can be found on the Menu page of the website.
The Mayor of Middle Township, Michael Clark, encourages all residents and visitors alike to live a little and find the taste for their palate at the great restaurants in and around Middle Township. “It is the perfect time to visit a favorite restaurant or try something new,” said Mayor Clark.
The Middle Township Economic Development Council’s mission is to encourage and support business growth within the Township. For more information about Middle Township Economic Development, visit www.MTEconomicDevelopment.com or contact Nancy Sittineri, Economic Development Director, at (609) 465-8731.
The Township of Middle in its quest to recognize local businesses for their support and dedication, has chosen the Rio Grande Shoprite to be the August Business of the Month.
Shoprite is a charitable sponsor to many of our community events including Township functions, local churches and food banks. “Shoprite has always been there when we needed a hand”, said Mayor Michael Clark. ShopRite of Rio Grande is proud to be a part of the community, and we welcome all our customers into our extended family. Over 80 years ago, Greek immigrants Nick and Perry Sumas opened the very first Village Super Market. Just under 10 years later, the brothers joined Wakefern ShopRite, becoming one of the cooperative’s earliest members. As the Sumas family grew, so too did their business, now a publicly-owned company operating 30 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. The core mission of ShopRite of Rio Grande is to fight hunger in the community we serve. We have various programs throughout the year to support this mission including the Great American Milk Drive, Partners in Caring, Get a Shot Give a Dollar Flu Shot Campaign, as well as the Holiday Food Donation Bags. Through our Food Rescue Program, we were able to donate over 1,000,000 pounds of food to local food pantries 2017. In addition to our in-store programs, our associates enjoy various volunteer events throughout the year at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Egg Harbor Twp.
Shown in the picture left to right are & years of service:
Bernadette Eichenhofer, Closing Asst. Manager 9 years; Jeff Devico, Deputy Mayor; Michael Clark, Mayor; Steven Vanseeters Store Manager, 26 years;George Fabrizio Asst Manager, 15years; Ray Scaltrito Asst. Store Manager 11 years and Janice DiGaetano Customer Serv. Manager, 27 years.