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  • The Township Code is available on-line at www.ecode360.com/LI2070 or visit the Township Clerk page. 
  • Next Senior Advisory Meeting - August 31st @ 10:00 a.m. at the Administrative Justice Complex
  • Next township meeting - Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  
      




     

665 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087 (609) 296-7241

News and Announcements

New Jersey Natural Gas will be doing road work in the area of Twin Lakes Blvd., Columbia Road, East Skuykill Road, Walkill Road and East Pimlico Road beginning the week of August 17th.  This road work will last 2-3 weeks. 


LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Filing Declaratory Judgment Action
Regarding Little Egg Harbor Township's Compliance with its Affordable Housing Obligations
and Motion Seeking Temporary Immunity from Mount Laurel Litigation -
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Questions about your taxes?
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- 2015 Tax Presentation


The next Senior Citizen Advisory Meeting
will be held on Monday, August 31st @ 10:00 a.m.
Town Hall, 665 Radio Road



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History of Little Egg Harbor

Originally part of Burlington County, Little Egg Harbor took its name from the portion of a bay called Egg Harbor (known today as Little Egg Harbor) by the Dutch sailors because of the eggs found in nearby gull nests. The first known account of the town was made by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614.

The first European to settle the township was Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg, who likely arrived by 1693 when he does not appear on a census of the Swedes along the Delaware River, where he had lived for nearly three decades.[9] Though he was from Holstein (now in Germany), his first wife was a Finn and part of the Swedish community. Falkenberg settled on an 800-acre tract of land that he had acquired from the Lenni Lenape Indians in 1674, and a 1697 deed re-confirmed this earlier purchase. This tract included the two islands of Monhunk and Minnicunk later known as Wills Island and Osborn Island.

Falkenberg was a linguist, fluent in the Lenape language, and was considered southern New Jersey's foremost language interpreter involving land transactions between the Indians and the European settlers, particularly the English Quakers.

In October 1778, the Little Egg Harbor Massacre took place as Patrick Ferguson was wreaking havoc on Colonial shipping in the Mullica River. Kazimierz PuĊ‚aski and his newly raised forces were ordered to oppose his actions. Pulaski's Legion, along with three companies of light infantry, three troops of light horse, and one artillery detachment, came too late to be of great use against Ferguson's operations. But their arrival did stop Ferguson from raiding the iron works at Batsto, and stemmed their attacks on privateers at The Forks of the Mullica River.

They then set up camp on a farm. A deserter, Lt. Gustav Juliet, found Ferguson and told him of Pulaski's encampment; he mentioned that morale was fairly low, and security almost nonexistent, so that a surprise attack would be devastating. Ferguson promptly loaded 250 of his best men onto boats and rowed them, in the dark, some ten miles (16 km) to Osborne Island. He then marched them a further two miles (3 km) to the site of the infantry outpost, which comprised fifty men a short distance from the main encampment. At first light, Ferguson ordered the attack; only five of his quarry were taken alive. Pulaski eventually led his mounted troops up, causing Ferguson to retreat to his boats minus a few men that had fallen into the colonists' hands. A memorial on Radio Road commemorates the attack.

One of the first recorded ships of the township was a sloop belonging to Thomas Ridgway Sr. John Mathis Sr. also had a ship which his son, Daniel, sailed the West Indian routes. They made a profit from selling clams and oysters.

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Sep 07, 2015Labor Day :
All Township Offices Closed
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Sep 08, 2015Environmental Commission :
7:00 p.m.
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Sep 09, 2015Zoning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. - courtroom
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Sep 10, 2015Natural Lands Truct Committee :
6:30
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Township Meeting :
7:30 p.m. Committee Meeting
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Sep 17, 2015Planning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. - courtroom
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Sep 22, 2015Board of Health :
7:00 p.m.
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Sep 24, 2015Township Meeting :
7:30 p.m. Committee Meeting
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Sep 28, 2015Senior Citizen Advisory Committee :
10:00
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Sep 30, 2015Economic Development Commission :
6:00 p.m. in the courtroom
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Oct 01, 2015Planning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. - courtroom
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Oct 08, 2015Natural Lands Truct Committee :
6:30
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Township Meeting :
7:30 p.m. Committee Meeting
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Oct 12, 2015
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Columbus Day :
All Township Offices Closed
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Oct 13, 2015Environmental Commission :
7:00 p.m.
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Oct 14, 2015Zoning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. - courtroom
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Oct 22, 2015Township Meeting :
7:30 p.m. Committee Meeting
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Oct 26, 2015Senior Citizen Advisory Committee :
10:00
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