POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The 10th annual meeting of the Point Pleasant Beach Non-Resident Taxpayers’ Advisory Committee [NRTAC] saw hundreds of taxpayers convene at Antrim School Saturday morning for a chance to hear the latest updates on their town’s public safety, real estate and various boards and committees.
The meeting was dominated by two main segments; a spate of presentations from public officials, professionals and commission members, followed by a question and answer segment for real-time responses to the concerns of Point Beach’s residents and non-residents alike. The presentation segment included remarks from the mayor, a council member, members of the real estate community and representatives from the town’s public safety departments.
Highlighted topics from this year’s meeting included cetacean strandings, offshore wind and parking—a particular point of passion for Mayor Paul Kanitra, who kicked off the meeting with a retrospective on his four years as mayor. He is not seeking reelection to that position, but rather is one of the two Republican candidates for general assembly member in New Jersey’s 10th legislative district. He said that, due to his not seeking reelection, he could speak about issues he would not normally have during the rest of his term.
According to NRTAC founder Seth Sloan, the NRTAC’s meeting is the one day a year when such a large gathering of Point Beach locals get together to discuss issues facing the borough.
“The two-hour town meetings have given non-residents and residents the opportunity to ask questions to the mayor and borough department representatives,” Mr. Sloan said. “We try to work with the town to improve the quality of life not only for non-residents but for residents, as well.”
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