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Brick Municipal Building Closed Today

Air conditioning systems down

Brick's municipal complex is closed Monday due to issues with the building's air conditioning system, officials said.

At 8:30 a.m. Monday, the temperature inside the complex was 88 degrees, said Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis.

The mayor said employees, except for essential personnel, were sent home due to regulations from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that dictate employees in an office setting be sent home after an interior temperature reaches 85 degrees.

"We're functioning, we're doing everything we need to do, but non-essential employees were sent home," Acropolis said.

Crews are working to get four of six air conditioning units back online, the mayor said.

KingNeptune August 01, 2011 at 03:15 PM
So basically they didn't send people home out of concern for their well being, but because they had to under federal law.
walt tupycia August 01, 2011 at 03:25 PM
what is non-essential mean .Then why do you have them if the are not needed.
Concerned Brick Citizen August 01, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Ironic that our property taxes are due today...
clamdigger August 01, 2011 at 03:54 PM
gee ya think they would want to be on hand for that type of windfall of money. speaking of taxes, has anyone received their tax bill yet?
clamdigger August 01, 2011 at 03:57 PM
federal law,OMG!! whever happened to the good ole days when people actually sucked it up and went to work, bring your own oscillating fan into work and dress accordingly. Thank heavens for osha, whee would we be w/out them.....let me guess everyone's getting paid too!
Brick August 01, 2011 at 04:14 PM
I believe the bills will be mailed out in a few weeks per Tax Collectors office and the grace period will be extended.
Dennis August 01, 2011 at 04:58 PM
I hope Stevie and The Clowns went home. They're not needed!
Concerned Brick Citizen August 01, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Brick's Two Week Blues by Concerned Brick Citizen (Think of a “twangy” three cord blues riff while reading this). I called two weeks ago (babamabump) Woman said that our tax bills would be going out in two weeks (babamabump) The grace period was extended 24 daaaaays. Yea, yea, yea… So now two weeks have passed... (babamabump) I've been check out the Bricktownship.net website, searching for tax. Nothing new was posted. -- It was down todaaaaay. "Brick" says another two weeks... (babmabump) I was told two weeks, two weeks ago. Our town "shore" has their act together. Nooo, Nooo, Nooo… Yea, I got the two week promise Bricktown Bluueeesss!
Concerned Brick Citizen August 01, 2011 at 05:27 PM
With the offices being closed today they should be all attending seminars on customer service. OR Doing something productive during this time out of office, The highly paid administration should tour/drive around town in nice air-conditioned vehicles. Maybe rent a luxury bus. Make note of all the code violations... Don't forget to check out your own township neglected property at Dock Road Beach.
disgusted homeowner August 01, 2011 at 05:56 PM
Toms River and several other towns are late sending them out as well. It might have to do with the additional education funding from trenton, so the tax rate would have to be re-calculated.
disgusted homeowner August 01, 2011 at 05:58 PM
He's over at the TRMUA office in toms river. The a/c is working fine over there. He's not essential anyway. Just a figurehead. BOOOOO!!!!!
Brick August 01, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Let's give DPW credit. I saw them in the hardest hit parts of town on Saturday and Sunday and even though TH was closed they were working. Again this was a freak of nature storm.
forthekids August 01, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Non-essential employees = friends and family club, how about when my kids are taking final exams at the dilapidated Brick High School and it's 90 degrees in the classrooms??? That's OK???? This town is sinking like a rock, as soon as Mike Rittacco and Francis Gartland start giving names to the FEDS to lighten their sentences maybe just maybe we can get some fair representation for the taxpayers. The pigs continue to feed from the trough.
forthekids August 01, 2011 at 09:37 PM
That's funny the only place I saw them Sat & Sun was at 7-11 and Jersey Farms their favorite hangouts. Didn't see them on Leswig Dr the hardest hit road in the town or anywhere in Sky Manor.
Brickresident August 02, 2011 at 11:33 AM
oh stop crying you babies.
TimeForChange August 02, 2011 at 12:27 PM
He must be referring to Juan and many of the other overpaid "administrators" and, of course, himself.
Brick August 02, 2011 at 01:47 PM
@forthekids I'm sure they were on a break when you saw them. As far as being hot in school I am sure if it's that hott the teachers would all cry and complain.
John C August 02, 2011 at 02:29 PM
They are waiting for the tax rate to be certified by the Ocean County Board of Taxation. The bills will be sent out after that with an extended grace period for payments.
TimeForChange August 02, 2011 at 02:43 PM
I guess that means that the county is in shock as well over the rate after the April increase. They can't believe it themselves.
savethedrama foryamamma August 02, 2011 at 10:01 PM
It wasn't just the air, there were problems with the computers too. I was there bright & early and watched the girl unable to access her computer.

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