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  • The Township Code is available on-line at www.ecode360.com/LI2070 or visit the Township Clerk page. 
  • The next Township Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. 
  • ** Open Meeting ** Strategies to Reduce Risks Associated With Flooding ** Thursday, August 25th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ** Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center, 130 Great Bay Blvd. **

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

News and Announcements

Sandy Recovery Workshop
Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center
319 West Calabreeze Way
Wednesday, August 31st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Topics to be Covered:  RREM Issues, Flood
Insurance Claims Review & Contractor Problems
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If you are interested in attending the workshop, please call 732-569-3484.


Open Meeting
Strategies to Reduce Risks Associates with Flooding
Thursday, August 25th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center
130 Great Bay Blvd.



Energy Aggregation Information
Little Egg Harbor Energy Aggregation Program
To view the press release - 
click here 
For information on LEHT Energy Aggregation - click here
Information for Solar Panel Customers
Information regarding Government Energy Aggregation - click here
Little Egg Harbor Township Government Energy Aggregation Frequently Asked Questions

Little Egg Harbor Municipal Public Access Survey
Please take a moment to complete the following survey.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/395WN5T




Zika Virus Information

Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites
Protect Your Family and Community
Stop Mosquito Bites. Don't Stop Outdoor Activities.
The Basics of the the Zika Virus and How to Protect Against it.
Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika.
Pregnant? Read This Before Your Travel.



 Atlantic City Electric Storm Preparation Handbook - www.atlanticcityelectric.com/handbook
To Report an electric outage visit:  www.atlanticcityelectric.com/outagemap


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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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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Aug 29, 2016
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Senior Citizen Advisory Committee :
10:00 a.m.
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Sep 01, 2016
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Planning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. in the Courtroom
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Sep 02, 2016
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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Sep 05, 2016Labor Day :
Township Offices Closed
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Sep 08, 2016
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Natural Lands Trust Committee :
6:30 p.m.
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Township Meeting :
Township Committee meeting 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom
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Sep 09, 2016
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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Sep 13, 2016
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Environmental Commissioin :
7:00 p.m.
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Sep 14, 2016
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Zoning Board Meeting :
7:00 p.m. in the Courtroom
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Sep 16, 2016
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Drive-in Movie :
Movie begins at dusk.
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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Sep 22, 2016
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Township Meeting :
Township Committee meeting 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom
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Sep 23, 2016
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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Sep 26, 2016
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Senior Citizen Advisory Committee :
10:00 a.m.
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Sep 30, 2016
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Open Recreation :
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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