Friday, February 8, 2013
Roadwork underway ahead of snow arrival
What has started as a wet storm should turn to snow sometime over the night and crews have already set out to work on the roads in Monmouth County. That work has included applying a salt brine to the roads to prevent them from freezing according to a press release from the county. Crews will also be using rock salt on the roads as the snow comes. Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone said the county is being proactive as the county waits to see what the full affect of the storm will be. "We prepare for storms well in advance," he said. "Our snow room is activated and we are monitoring the storm's progress throughout the day and into the weekend." Arnone said there will be "a full complement of crews out clearing the county roads." That …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County urges residents to get ready before inclement weather
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy is not forecasted to affect the local area until late Sunday night into Monday morning. Before then, Monmouth County officials are asking residents to do all their preparation so they are ready for what figures to be extended periods of strong winds and heavy rain. Getting prepared includes having things ready for people of all ages from children to senior citizens as well as making plans for pets if an evacuation becomes necessary. "We are asking all residents to take this weekend to prepare, plan and stay informed," said Freeholder Director John P. Curley. "County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively, we ask that residents do the same." Sheriff Shaun Golden said in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Annual memorial held at Monmouth County Fire Academy
Hundreds of firefighters from around the county came to the Monmouth County Fire Academy on Sunday morning to honor their 43 brothers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony included not only first responders but also other local officials from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. To honor those who were lost a rose was laid at the memorial, which is located at the front of the academy. There also was an awards ceremony to honor local firefighters for a variety of accomplishments and achievements.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rosemarie D. Peters and Shaun Golden named to Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey
Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden have been named President and Vice President, respectively, of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey(COANJ) according to a news release from the county. Golden, a Howell resident, was elected sheriff in 2011 after replacing current Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno when she left for the post in Trenton. Peters is in her sixth year as surrogate and also has been named the Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court. She also served on the Middletown Township Committee as a committeewoman, deputy mayor and mayor. Peters served as the vice president of the COANJ this year while Golden served as its secretary. The membership of the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Program asks for personal info
At a time of year when air conditioning systems send electric bills through the roof, Monmouth County is advising residents to be aware of a scam aimed at emptying their wallet rather than dropping their bill. The scam reportedly involves those involved telling their victims they are with a federal program that will pay their electric bills. "This is a multi-state scam built on bogus claims that the president is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills," Freeholder Lillian G. Burry said in a release. Burry, who also serves as the liaison to the county's Department of Consumer Affairs said no such program exists, and residents should be aware of that fact in case they are contacted. So far the scam has been reported not only …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Ban on outdoor water use remains in effect throughout Monmouth County after collapse of three water mains at Swimming River Reservoir
Saturday afternoon: The boil water advisory has been reduced to cover just the towns directly served by New Jersey American Water Company. Towns still under the boil-water advisory are Middletown, Holmdel, Aberdeen, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Long Branch, Eatontown, West Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbor and Neptune. Monmouth Beach, Lake Como and Shrewsbury and Ocean townships were added this morning. For a map of the affected area(s), click here. In these towns, the boil-water advisory pertains to residents, businesses and health care facilities. Affected businesses include hotels, restaurants and bars. The advisory means water should be brought to a rolling boil …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tax levy in 2012 spending plan will be held at $302,475,000 for third year.
Monmouth County’s proposed 2012 budget will hold a flat tax levy and reduce the overall spending plan by $4,150,000 over last year. The county’s Director of Finance Craig R. Marshall outlined the $487,350,000 million budget during Thursday’s freeholder meeting at the Hall of Records building in Freehold Borough. The governing body introduced the spending plan by a unanimous vote. “We’ve been in cost-saving mode since the beginning of 2008 and made drastic changes in these unprecedented economic times. We’ve continued to provide a high level of service to the taxpayers of this county that they have come to expect,” Marshall said. The county has reduced its workforce and pursued additional revenue streams to combat shrinking ratables, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Citizens Campaign urges board to reinstate rescinded 2008 regulations.
The Monmouth County freeholder board will not reinstate its 2008 pay-to-play regulations, despite criticism from the citizens group that helped craft the resolution. Supporters of the Citizens Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy group, attended Thursday’s Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting at the Hall of Records building in Freehold to question the governing body on its vote to rescind the county’s pay-to-pay rules in favor of the state’s. “This was a sweeping law, it was the strongest one in the state,” said Heather Taylor, spokesperson for the Citizens Campaign. “We’re here to ask the freeholder board to reinstate the previous policy. If there’s confusion or other issues let’s find a more sensible solution than just throwing …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Former Holmdel mayor and committeewoman was sworn in to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomed a new face on the dais. Former Holmdel Township Committeewoman Serena DiMaso was sworn in as a member of the county board during the governing body’s regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Hall of Records building in Freehold. “I am honored and humbled to stand on the shoulders of these great men and women who came before me, whose foresight and vision for Monmouth County has made it one of the best—if not the best—place to live in the United States,” said DiMaso, who was joined during her swearing-in ceremony by her husband and four children. “My promise to all you is this: I will continue the tradition of providing Monmouth County residents with quality of life that is second …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Freeholders Lillian Burry and Gary Rich and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters sworn in.
Middletown resident John Curley will lead the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Curley was elected freeholder director by the board during its reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at Biotechnology High School in Freehold Township. Freeholder Thomas Arnone, of Neptune, will serve as deputy director in 2012. “The era of pragmatism starts today,” Curley said. “You don’t spend more than you take in. I will not entertain any tax increases. I will not remain silent in accepting the status quo. I will not allow government to expand.” During the reorganization, Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French certified the 2011 ballot results, which saw Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, of Middletown, and Freeholder Lillian Burry, of Colts Neck, …