Brick Township children can "trick or treat" today.
The township requested the postponement of the Halloween tradition last week due to the unsafe nature of township streets in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis announced that trick-or-treating would go forward Monday in neighborhoods where it is safe to do so.
For those in neighborhoods without power, or where there is debris or downed power lines in the streets, a safe alternative has been established in cooperation with the Brick Township Schools, the mayor said.
Residents from these neighborhoods are invited to come to the Brick Township High School Parking Lot on Monday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Citizens will park their cars and distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from their trunks.
"There is no need to decorate your car. This is being done to give young people a safe place to enjoy trick or treating," the mayor said in an e-mail.
Anyone who plans on attending the "trunk or treat" event is reminded to bring candy to distribute, as the township does not have any candy to give out. Those planning on giving out candy are asked to arrive by noon so officials can set up cars before children begin trick or treating at 1 p.m.
Trash Collections to Resume
The township administration has also announced that normal garbage pickup will commence on Monday in the neighborhoods that are accessible.
The township recycling center on Ridge Road will continue to be open seven days a week from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. There are also large dumpsters located at several schools, including Brick Township High School, where residents can deposit trash.
The school district has announced that schools will reopen Nov. 12