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Due to a schedule conflict with the Annual Cape May Flower Show, the Friday May 13 meeting of the CMTPA will be held in the Cape May City Hall Auditorium at 1 PM.

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Cape May Taxpayers Association Establishes Scholarship
Safe for Swimming 2020 - Pollution at Our Beaches and How to Prevent it
Coronavirus Update - County Prepares Budget for ‘Unpredictability
Barriers give Beach Avenue a new look - Escape the Cape Triathlon Changes
City of Cape May Water System Master Plan Review
Cape May taxpayer group launches campaign to educate property owners
Cape May Digest - 2nd Citizen Initiative Certified
Litigation Resolved in Cape May’s Favor
Cape May to Discuss Historic Preservation Code Compliance Officer
Creeping Salt Water Forces Cape May City to Consider More Desalination
Cape May Looks to Expand Desalination Plant - Sierra Club Says Don’t Do it
Public Safety Building Bond Goes to Voters
After decades, no resolution seems near in Sewell Point suit in Cape May
Divided Cape May council approves open space list
Second Homeowners – Pay but No Say
Another Expensive Settlement for Cape May Police

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CAPE MAY, NJ April 3, 2022 — In recognition of the importance of education in our community, beginning this year the TPA is instituting an annual scholarship for a graduating senior residing in the City of Cape May. 
This $1,000 scholarship will be based on Cape May City residency, community service, high school academic performance and financial need. The recipient will be selected by the Board of Directors of the CMTPA.
To be eligible a student must have attended Lower Cape May Regional, Wildwood Catholic High School, or any other accredited secondary school for a minimum of two years and be a full- time / year-round resident of the City of Cape May or the United States Coast Guard Base Cape May.
To qualify for this $1,000 annual scholarship the recipient must be enrolled as a full-time degree pursuit student at an accredited college or technical school.  A full course load must be scheduled for the entire first year.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the student prior to the fall 2022 enrollment year.
Applications have been distributed to Guidance Offices of all accredited secondary schools.
The Guidance Office will forward all applications to the Taxpayers Association by WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022.  No application will be accepted after this date.

COVID RESTRICTIONS FORCE restricted TPA MEETING Public attendance not permitted
CAPE MAY, NJ Aug 26, 2020 — The Taxpayer Association of Cape May Board of Directors will hold a Special Executive Meeting in a distanced, sanitized space at The Chalfont Hotel on September on Thursday September 3. This meeting will not be opened to the public.
Covid has greatly diminished our ability to meet with our membership in person. Under compliance with the Governor's declarations, large public gatherings are prohibited, our normal meeting places are closed to the public, and our technological capabilities are not sufficient to offer virtual meetings at this time.
While public attendance will not be permitted at this meeting, we urge all members to send any and all concerns or question they may have to us at our email,  All emails received will be read and discussed at this Special Executive Meeting.
At this meeting the Board will consider options for scheduling our Annual Meeting as required by Article X of our Bylaws.
page topThe advisability of holding our traditional Candidate Night sponsored by the TPA and the League of Women Voters, and several pending issues and reports postponed by the cancellation of our August Meeting will also be discussed.  Minutes will be posted on our website in the near future.

Litigation Resolved in Cape May’s Favor

The Appellate Division of the state Superior Court ruled in Cape May’s favor July 15, in litigation tied to a 2014 bar brawl.  Read the Article

Cape May to Discuss Historic Preservation Code Compliance Officer

The Cape May City Council meets Tuesday and is expected to discuss a new position. The position would be responsible for checking compliance with regulations from the Historic Preservation Commission. Council will also meet in closed session Tuesday to discuss a contract for the Chief of Police.

Creeping Salt Water Forces Cape May City to Consider More Desalination

Shallow private wells near Shore are under special threat as seas rise. Salt water is continuing to creep into private wells and some deep aquifers on the Cape May peninsula, forcing some homeowners to consider other sources of drinking water, and prompting Cape May City to plan a sharp increase in capacity for a plant that desalinates sea water, state and local officials said.
Cape May Looks to Expand Desalination Plant - Sierra Club Says Don’t Do it

Public Safety Building Bond Goes to Voters

Cape May has been locked in a stalemate over a proposed public safety building for longer than it would have taken to design and build one.  Read More

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