Monday, December 3, 2012
Economic impact round-table planned at eastern branch of county library in Shrewsbury
Monday, December 3, 2012
Business owners affected by superstorm Sandy are invited to an economic impact round-table discussion sponsored by county freeholders Monday night. Merchants are asked to RSVP at Susan.Folta@co.monmouth.nj.us to attend the 6 p.m. session at the eastern branch of the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. “The roundtable is being held to ensure that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) hears directly about what our local businesses have experienced and to move the economic recovery forward,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “I strongly encourage business leaders who are focused on the rebuilding of our local economy to attend.” A county release explains that the federal Department of Commerce, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
While on a tour of New Jersey, Japan's ambassador stopped in Freehold and announced a donation to help rebuild New Jersey.
Images of the damage left from Hurricane Sandy decorated the conference room in the Hall of Records on Wednesday, as the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders sat down with Shigeyuki Hiroki, ambassador and consulate general of Japan in New York. After hearing of the damage suffered by New Jersey residents, Hiroki began visiting with counties to hear how they each fared during the storm. During his tour, he made a stop in Freehold and sat down with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and members of the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to hear how Monmouth County handled Hurricane Sandy. “This storm has drastically changed the landscape of the New Jersey coast,” said Mike Oppegaard, Director of Monmouth County OEM. “3,…
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 Board of Chosen 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 …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Freeholder director repeated call for resignations after former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham pleaded guilty to official misconduct charges.
Tuesday's guilty plea from former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham has some calling for more financial accountability from the college's board of trustees. Burnham, 68 of Colts Neck, pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Judge Thomas F. Scully to two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft by deception. Prosecutors say Burnham used credit cards issued to him by Brookdale to purchase more than $10,000 worth of items. According to News 12, Burnham made $216,000 in his position at Brookdale. Freeholder Director John Curley, who became the community college's liaison in January, 2011, said he was the one to call attention to personal spending with college money from Burnham's office. Curley called for Burnham, and …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Money would fund land acquisition and improvements to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center and Brookdale Community College, among other projects.
A series of bond ordinances introduced by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders would allocate over $76 million for capital improvements and land acquisition. The governing body introduced the five ordinances, which include $73 million in new bonds, by a 4-0 vote during a regular meeting at Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall on Thursday, April 26. Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas Arnone was absent from the voting meeting, though he participated in discussion of the ordinances during the afternoon workshop session. “It will affect the budget but it should minimally affect the budget, because as we’re paying debt off each year, we’re adding debt on and we try to keep it relatively level,” said Craig R. Marshall, finance director for …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Items of municipal concern from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting.
Former Marlboro mayoral candidate Craig S. Marshall has been nominated for a three-year term on the Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee. The nomination was announced during the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ workshop meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in the Hall of Records building in Freehold. Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley said a vote is expected at the governing body’s Dec. 8 meeting. Curley said Marshall had approached him about opportunities to become active within the county. “He has quite a varied background. I think he would be an excellent choice for this position,” Burry said. The five-member board reviews resumes for open positions on the college’s Board of Trustees. The term Marshall would …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The new initiative aims at encouraging business and job growth.
The Monmouth County Office of Economic Development has spearheaded a new initiative to create a business-friendly environment in the region. During the Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11, Administrative Department Director of Planning & Economic Development and Regulatory Affairs John Ciufo and Office of Economic and Workforce Development Director Amy Fitzgerald presented plans for the county's new campaign, which has been branded Grow Monmouth. “Grow Monmouth is a long-term, community-wide initiative to ensure the economic health of Monmouth County,” Ciufo said. The campaign is aimed at retaining and expanding business, enticing new business, and encouraging job growth. Freeholder Thomas Arnone noted that Monmouth …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Notes from the Thursday, July 14 meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
During the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ regular meeting Thursday, the governing body recognized communities that completed Municipal Open Space Grants projects in the past year. The 15 towns were awarded matching grants up to $250,000 for open space preservation and development projects. Municipalities that received 2010 Municipal Open Space Grants were: Allentown, Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Fair Haven, Highlands, Long Branch, Manalapan, Millstone, Neptune, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Girt, Tinton Falls, Union Beach and Upper Freehold. Town officials accepted signs commemorating the completion of their projects. Rumson received recognition for the addition of .59-acres to Victory Park on the Navesink River. Borough …