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Fair Haven Agenda: Volunteers, JCP&L, Police Accreditation, Streetscape

See what's going on at the last borough meeting of the year.

With its last meeting of the year, the Fair Haven governing body tonight will wrap up some 2012 business and look toward the New Year with the revelation of some new plans and recognitions.

The agenda is full for the 7 p.m. meeting at Borough Hall. Here are some items of note:

• The governing body is expected to pass a resolution supporting recommendations for the improvement of JCP&L’s emergency services, especially in light of response and communication problems with the utility company in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and last year’s Irene.

A skeleton of the resolution, in the form of 10 top suggestions, was drafted by a contingent of Monmouth County mayors, including Mayor Ben Lucarelli, who met in Tinton Falls after Hurricane Sandy. Several municipalities have passed the resolution to date.

• The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented. Who will it be?

• Borough Engineer Richard Gardella will make a presentation about the coming Streetscape East project, which is slated to include some pedestrian and bike safety innovations. Bids for this portion of the project, which spans River Road from Oak Place to the Rumson border, will be authorized for acceptance by resolution.

• A new special officer will be appointed to the borough’s police department.

• A contract will be awarded to a consultant group, which will set the borough’s plan for getting the police department accredited in motion. Administrator Theresa Casagrande and Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge had recommended the borough opt for attaining the accredited status, as it is known to afford protection and prestige to the borough as well as stave off frivolous lawsuits.  

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