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, September 14, 2012
County spokesperson’s absence felt in first freeholders meeting following his death.
Monmouth County spokesperson William ‘Bill’ Heine’s absence in the Freeholders’ Meeting Room was palpable Thursday. During his five-year tenure, the 54-year-old Howell resident regularly sat in the audience with other county department heads during freeholder board meetings, fielding questions before and after such sessions from journalists, residents and freeholders alike. Heine died from a heart attack on Sunday, Sept. 9. In the first meeting of the county board following the county spokesperson’s death, freeholder Director John Curley opened the afternoon workshop session in the Hall of Records Building in Freehold by recalling Heine as a “gentle soul.” “Our family has gone through a very, very difficult period in the loss of our public…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Worked in Veterans Service
For 10 years Howell resident Phil Finch has volunteered his time as a veterans service officer for people in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored Finch Aug. 9 for his service to the people he helped during that time. As a veterans services officer, Finch helped with a variety of tasks including service-connected compensation and pension claims, a press release from the county said. Finch went above and beyond his duties as he helped many people, some who were dealing with "upsetting combat related events," including injuries and sickness that come with military service the release said. Freeholder Director John P. Curley said Finch has been a big help to the people who have come to him. "…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Work continuing following powerful Saturday storms
Following Saturday's storm which has continued to leave residents in Freehold Township and Freehold Borough without power Mayor J Nolan Higgins announced a curfew has been instituted. The curfew will run from dawn until dusk according to a press release issued by Monmouth County. "The issue right now is safety," Mayor Higgins said "I know residents want to pitch in, but because it is not immediately known how many of our downed wires are live, they should be avoided at all costs." The mayor encouraged residents to "avoid the dangers and stay indoors after dark until power is restored." As part of the curfew officers from the Freehold Boro police along with the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office will be patrolling the area. A reverse 911 …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Program asks for personal information.
At a time of year when air conditioning systems send electric bills through the roof, Monmouth County is advising its 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 …
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 …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Freeholder board resolution opposes reinstatement of tax on those who work but don’t live in New York City.
Members of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders voiced opposition to any reinstatement of a tax on those who work in New York City but aren't residents. The freeholder board unanimously passed a resolution during its regular meeting in Freehold on Thursday, May 10 opposing the commuter tax. The vote came in response to reports that Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to pass the tax, which was eliminated in 1999 after 33 years on the books. “This just shows mismanagement on the city of New York that they can just go and try to grab a tax dollar from anyone. Unfortunately, We have over 24,000 people from Monmouth County who commute to the city and we need to do everything we possibly …