Tax Assessor Information

At the June General Meeting (held June 27, 2013), Erick Aguiar from the city tax office spoke, along with a representative from the company who is doing the reassessments. The Asbury Park 2013 parcel counts are available as a PDF as well as a Monmouth County PowerPoint presentation regarding the real estate taxes.

New Bylaws Ratified

At the May General Meeting (held May 23, 2013), new bylaws were unanimously ratified. The bylaws can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.

Open Public Meetings Act

For forty years, New Jersey has had "The Sunshine Law", which requires public bodies to announce when they will meet, and to allow the public to attend, except when certain privileged subjects are discussed. We sometimes hear, or read, that meetings have been held by public bodies in violation of The Sunshine Law. We might even read about an event and wonder whether it violates the law.

We therefore provide our Members with the attached two-page summary of the law, which is put out by the Society of Professional Journalists, which obviously has a particular interest in getting information. We think that the summary is adequate for general knowledge. If you ever need to know more, there are email addresses to contact for more information. Additionally, as the article states, the Open Public Meetings Act begins at N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, which is a citation to the New Jersey Statutes. The Statutes can be found, in numerical order, on the New Jersey State website.

Mark Williams

New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act: "The Sunshine Law"

Citizens Patrol Group Seeks New Members

The Asbury Park Citizens Patrol is now accepting applications.  The class will meet once a week for approximately 12 weeks with the days varying Monday through Thursday. The class time is approximately 2 hours. Qualifications are as follows; city resident or city employee (i.e. municipal or school), or city business owner or property owner. You must be 21 years of age and be able to pass a background check.

This is a volunteer group and those planning to participate should contribute a minimum of two to four months of service. Applications can be picked up at Police Headquarters, faxed or mailed.

Please contact Officer Casey at 732-775-6124 for more information.