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July 14, 2021

 

Hello Everyone,

 

     I have just two or three items that I would like to bring to your attention.

     As you know , this summer has been one in which we have lost power an inordinate number of times. Last weekend alone the power went down 2 times and another instance occurred just a few days previous. To address this unusual problem, I have asked John Meehan, the Ocean County representative for Jersey Central Power and Light, to join us at the next Council meeting which will be held next Tuesday, July 20th, at 5:30 in Borough Hall. I have worked with John for several years now and he, along with his colleagues, were most helpful during the construction of our municipal building. There are a multitude of developments that will cause a loss of power and I think it will be helpful for John to discuss these and also what the utility does to minimize to amount of time it takes to restore power. Please feel free to ask questions and make comments during this session.

     Regarding safety, please know it is the law that children 16 and older must wear a helmet and that helmet needs to be buckled. I understand that there may well be resistance to this (I know there was in my family) but it only takes a second for things to go south in a very bad way. Helmets save lives every day.

     We have added pedestrian walkways to all access points on East Avenue. Please utilize these with caution.

    That’s it for now. Take care. As always, please feel free to contact me with any thoughts or questions.

 

     Best,

     Lance White

     Mayor

Message from the Mayor July 8, 2021

POSTED ON: JULY 8, 2021 - 1:33PM

 

July 8, 2021

 Hello Everyone,

     I have just a couple of items to mention to you.

     First and foremost, we lost our very dear friend Bill Heckman this week. He served on the Mantoloking Fire Company for 37 years and during that time he held many positions including that of Chief. He also served as Superintendent of our Department of Public Works for 28 years. Whether it was a fire company or DPW issue there was absolutely nothing that Bill couldn’t fix. In fact, Bill built the current DPW building, which now bears his name,  almost single-handedly. He was a unique and wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. There will be two viewings on Saturday, 7/10,  from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM and 10:00-10:30 PM on Sunday at the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home at 885 Mantoloking Road in Brick. There will then be a funeral home service at 10:30 followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering at the Mantoloking Fire Department at 200 Downer Avenue.

     Many of you will have noticed that we now have 3 speed bumps on Barnegat Lane. They are significant bumps so you will need to slow down as you go over them. As I have mentioned, Barnegat is such a busy street that we are trying to have people become more aware of each other whether it be walkers, cyclist and drivers. This is a function of safety, nothing more.

     We did have another car stolen in town yesterday. It was left unlocked with the key fob in a purse inside. I have mentioned this issue plenty of times but will continue to do so until the thefts stop. We do not want people in this town who have nothing but ill intentions. Along those lines, here is the number for Dispatch-732-295-1465. This is the number to use for all but emergencies which is 911. You will typically find the response to be rapid.

     That’s it for now,

     Take care,

     Best, 

Lance White, Mayor