Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Filing false report added to laundry list of charges; court dates set
New charges have been filed against the man who brought a dying, feces-covered Cocker Spaniel to a Tinton Falls animal shelter last week claiming he found the animal on the side of the road, authorities said Tuesday. Keith E. Morgan, 56, of Brick Township was formally charged in Tinton Falls Tuesday morning with filing a false report, according to Charles Webster, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman. He is scheduled to appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court on April 9 to face the new charge, along with a previous charge of abandonment of a sick or maimed animal, Webster said. Morgan’s wife, Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, also is scheduled to appear that day in Tinton Falls court to face the abandonment charge, Webster said. The couple…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Officials hoping project will begin this summer from Manasquan to Barnegat inlets
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Nee
Thursday, March 14
Oceanfront homeowners between Manasquan and Barnegat inlets are being urged to sign easements necessary for a beach renourishment project to get off the ground by May 1, officials said Thursday. U.S. Rep Jon Runyan (R-3) wrote to the mayors of a number of northern Ocean County municipalities this week urging them to secure all necessary easements for the massive dune and beach project by May 1, the date the Army Corps of Engineers must submit a work plan to Congress. The project's design – which would include the construction of approximately 25-foot high dunes, 75 foot wide berms and 175 acres of dune grass in the project area – was completed in 2007, but has languished after some oceanfront homeowners refused to sign easements that would…
Friday, December 7, 2012
A demographer's report is expected early spring to aid Brick Board of Education's choice on full-day kindergarten.
The Board of Education is expecting a report from a demographer by early spring to make a decision about full-day kindergarten for Brick, Superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski said on Friday. "We know the research says it is great to start kids at an earlier age and we are looking at the possibility in September," Uszenski said about full-day kindergarten. "We are hoping the demographer report will be availabe by early spring and we can make educated decisions about what we can and can’t do," Uszenski said. The main factors driving this will be financial costs and classroom space availability, he said. The report would only serve to help make recommendations to the school board, examine all the options and get the community's input, he said. …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The beach badge price is $25 if bought before June 15. Price jumps to $30 after then.
Beach badges for Brick Township are now available and Mayor Stephen Acropolis says the beaches will be ready on Memorial Day weekend, despite the damage from Hurricane Sandy in late October. “Despite the significant trauma suffered on the barrier island, our three ocean beaches and Windward Beach on the Metedeconk River will be open for business on Memorial Day Weekend.” said Acropolis said in a statement. The badges can be purchased from 8am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation Department office located in the Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road. Beach badge rates remain at the 2012 price for the 2013 season, with a full season badge purchased before or on June 15 costing $25. Full season badges increase to $…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Ocean County is picking up much of the township's debris removal expenses, but officials still see $53 million in estimated Hurricane Sandy costs.
Township Council approved on Tuesday, Dec. 4, a reduction in its authorized emergency spending for Hurricane Sandy since Ocean County is assuming most of the costs associated with debris removal. The Township Council voted 7-0 to reduce its emergency authorization to $7.5 million from $18 million, a cut of $10.5 million, in what Brick's municipal government could borrow to cover costs associated with Hurricane Sandy. Township officials said the overall costs for Sandy, which devastated much of the Jersey Shore in late October, could reach $53 million for Brick's municipal government alone. Ocean County retained Ashbritt Inc. to handle post-Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts and the Township Council voted 7-0 to enter a shared services …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A shared services agreement for debris removal with Ocean County will enable Brick to cut previously approved emergency spending for Hurricane Sandy by $10.5 million.
Township Council will vote whether to cut its emergency spending associated with Hurricane Sandy by $10.5 million at Tuesday night's meeting in Town Hall. The reduction to $7.5 million from the previously approved $18 million is due to a shared services agreement with Ocean County, which has a contract with Ashbritt Inc. to handle debris clean-up efforts, according to the Township Council's resolutions that will be up for a vote at the 7 p.m. meeting. The township is planning to issue debt up to $7.5 million to cover the emergency spending, the resolution said. Debris removal costs for municipalities and states are typically reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after disasters.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Homes Now, Inc. to take possession of land on Drum Point Road and Herbertsville Road to develop housing for special needs citizens
Through a partnership between Brick Township and the state of New Jersey, two properties are being provided to Homes Now, Inc., a nonprofit company, for use in providing affordable housing for eight local residents with special needs. The properties in question are located at 425 Drum Point Road and 481 Herbertsville Road. Homes Now President and CEO Carole Wolfe recently went into further detail on the property transfer and its purpose. “The township has an affordable housing obligation like every other municipality in the state and has been successful in complying with it,” said Wolfe. “This will allow a four-bedroom house to be built on each lot, which afterwards will be owned and operated by the ARC of Ocean County,” Wolfe added. ARC …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Society opens its multiple, historic buildings off Herbertsville Road, to the public
The Brick Township Historical Society opened its historic buildings for the season on Saturday, inviting the public to check out the old-time farm houses and premiering a new exhibit on classic quilts. The society's museum, off Herbertsville Road, will now be open on a regular schedule. Check the society's website for more details.