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August 17, 2022

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying this incredible weather as we move into the latter part of the summer. I have just a few thoughts for you.

I will be holding an “Office Hours” session next Tuesday, August 23rd, in Borough Hall in our meeting room at 5:30 PM. With me will be Chief Ferris, our construction official Todd Morgano, and head of Department of Public Works Scott Hulse. We will be there to discuss any and all town related topics. This is a great time for you to ask any questions you might have or make suggestions you feel could be helpful. We look forward to seeing you there.

For nonemergency situations ie.... people on our dunes, parking problems or to speak with any of our officers please call the dispatch number of 732-295-1465. The appropriate information will be immediately relayed to our officers and they will respond. We appreciate and rely on help from all of our resident s and guests, by calling about a problem you are helping to keep our town safer.

Along those lines, we had two car theft attempts in the last several days. Thankfully, both were unsuccessful. While the cars were unlocked the fobs were inside the residences. If you are aware of the attempt please don’t enter your car before calling the police. They need to have the opportunity to preserve any evidence that might be inside or outside the car. One of our residents sent me a video of the attempt and the quality of the video was amazingly clear. These devices work well and are not expensive.

We have had a terrific summer in all respects. It’s becoming a little less busy now with schools reopening, etc but we do need to stay alert walking, biking and driving around town. Things can change quickly, as we all know.

That’s it for now. Take care and stay safe.

Best,

Lance White

 

August 3, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I hope you are having a wonderful summer. It’s hard to believe that it’s going so quickly but, as we all know, that’s always the case here in Mantoloking. Just a few items:

     April Yezzi, our CFO, has asked me to remind you that 3rd Quarter tax payments are due here at Borough Hall August 22 by 4:30 PM.

    As we move into the second half of the summer,  half-season badges will go on sale Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 AM. The sales shed on Lyman will be open August 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th and then will be closed for the rest of the summer. On Herbert the last day of the crossing guards will be August 12th which coincides with the end of the MYC tennis and sailing programs.

     Starting tonight there will be 4 concerts at Trader’s Cove across the bay starting at 7:00 pm. There will be 3 additional concerts the following 3 Wednesdays and then those will end. Those of us on or near the bay know how effectively sound carries across the water so it might be helpful to plan accordingly.

     Finally, the use of golf carts and certain electric bikes (Low Speed Vehicles)  has increased pretty dramatically in this area over the last few years. Even though you do not need a license there are rules that apply to these vehicles.  We have printed copies of pertinent information distributed by the NJDMV. You will find these copies by going to the construction department upstairs at Borough Hall.

    That’s it for now. As always, any questions or concerns you might have are most welcome. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

     Take care,

     Lance White

  

June 17, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I hope all is well with you and your families. Summer is here which is a very good thing. I have a few items to mention to you.

     The beaches will be opening tomorrow, June 18th. Lifeguards will be working on Downer, Lyman and Albertson Streets and badge checkers will be in place, as well. Badges will be required  in order to access the beaches from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at a cost of $95 for seasonal badges and $12 for day badges through Labor Day Weekend. Only checks and credit cards will be accepted.

     All officers are now wearing body cameras under the direction of the New Jersey Attorney General. Please be aware that going forward any encounter with the police is recorded via visual  and audio means. This is done to protect you and the officers.

     We have a new library downstairs at Borough Hall called “bring a book, take a book” which will be run by Larry Nelson. The children’s book case is in the entry by the front door and the adult’s is in the room next door by the stairs. We have had this type of library in town before Hurricane Sandy and it was extremely popular. Please encourage your friends and their children to stop by and take a book or two home for however long they would like. Any book you think people would enjoy reading (no text books, please) are most welcome.

     We have a lot of new residents in town so if they are your neighbor I would ask you to give them a copy of this message to help them become familiar with the different ways to receive pertinent town news. First and foremost, please go on our website at www.mantoloking.org, to enroll in Mantoloking Ready to receive alerts regarding weather, beach safety and other useful alerts. Just go to the website, then departments, then emergency management and you will see the different categories that are available. The newly designed website should be your first stop regarding town information. Also, you should have received a brochure in the mail from the police department. It has a wealth of information therein and we have extra copies at Borough Hall if you need them.

     The summer season is here and Mantoloking becomes a very busy place with increased vehicles, bicyclists and walkers. The idea for everyone’s sake is to SLOW down and don’t be in a hurry. We need to keep in mind that getting home safely is goal #1.

     That’s it for now. Have a wonderful summer. Take care.

     Best,

     Lance White

 

May 27, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     Happy Memorial Weekend to you all. The good news is that the weather has supposedly improved to more sunshine than previously expected. Enjoy your families and friends.

     I do want to begin this message by telling you that four of our officers were involved in a rescue of one of our residents who suffered a medical incident 2 days ago. They are Sgt. Jack Neary, Det. Andrew Harchetts, Ptl. Brian Brunas, and SLEO II Jacob Cook. Their very rapid and professional response led to a lifesaving result. Sgt Neary was also involved in another similar incident two weeks ago. It is very comforting to know that our police force has the training to provide urgent care when needed in addition to keeping us safe. Thank you, officers.

     This is a very busy weekend with lots of people in town so please don’t be in a hurry and be aware of what’s going on around you. The idea here is to SLOW DOWN. I will remind you that cars must stop at all pedestrian walkways when someone wishes to cross. As a driver, please keep in mind that there are times when it is difficult to see someone and, by the same token, as a pedestrian don’t assume you have been noticed and just walk across the road.

     We do have our Department of Public Works working diligently to keep our beaches clean. Please help them by using the beach trash cans for your trash as well as your dog’s waste. Lately, we have noticed an increased amount of the latter on the beach.

     Beach badges are on sale until Monday, 5/30/2022, at 2:00 at the pre-season rate of $85. The badges will go back on sale on Saturday, 6/18/2022, at the regular season price of $95.

     That’s it for now. Have a wonderful weekend.

     Take care,

     Best,

     Lance White

   

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

April 27, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     My apologies. I neglected to include some additional information when I sent my Message yesterday.

     April Yezzi, our Chief Financial Officer, has asked me to remind all of our residents that the second quarter property taxes are due on Monday, May 2, by the end of the day at 4:30. There is a grace period which extends to Tuesday, May 10th by the end of the day. Your check needs to be here in Borough Hall by that time.

     I am pleased to report that Larry Nelson has kindly volunteered to manage our new “Library” downstairs in Borough Hall. This idea came originally from Laura Schaible to have the concept of “Bring a book. Take a book” The books could be geared for both adults and children. However, this is not meant to be a place to get rid of a bunch of books you no longer want. It is more of an exchange. We did have a library just like this several years ago in town before Hurricane Sandy and it was a great success.

     That’s it for now. Stay safe.

     Best,

     Lance

   

 

April 26, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     It certainly feels like the weather has turned a bit warmer but we all know that May and early June can bring “surprises” in that regard. That’s the nature of the Jersey Shore.

     The Mantoloking bridge has hired a new operator. As a result, from today through April 29th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM the bridge will be raised every hour on the hour as part of his required training. If possible, please plan accordingly.

     Thank you Barbara Benz, the Chairwoman of the Environmental Commission, and Scott Hulse, the head of our Department of Public Works, for coordinating the efforts to hand out 100 seedlings to residents at no charge. They were a mix of Kousa Dogwoods, Bayberries and Bald Cypress. Hopefully this will continue to be a yearly event.

     Unfortunately, I need to mention once again that car thefts continue to occur within the confines of our local towns. A car was stolen off Downer Avenue  last week.  We are seeing an increase in this activity and more brazen behavior. Lock your homes and your garages which sometimes have a direct access to your home. Better yet, installing a camera can be inexpensive,  offer excellent picture quality and are motion sensitive. I installed one and if I can do it, anyone can. They also can be of significant assistance to our police department when they are investigating a crime.

     Finally, the speed limit in town will drop to 35 mph from 40 mph on May 1. Telling an officer you were not aware of this will not be helpful so please drive keeping this change in mind.

     That’s it for now. Take care.

     Best,

     Lance White

 

April 1, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I have just a couple of items to mention. You have seen two of these in an earlier Message but I wanted to repeat them because they merit your attention.

     Pres-Season Beach Badges are on sale starting today until Memorial Day May 30th. The cost is $85. That price will go up to $95 in June. The hours of operation for this are Monday-Friday 10:00-2:00 at the Police Department window on the first floor. Weekend hours will be the same starting mid-May at the sales shed on Downer Avenue.

     On this coming Monday April 4th between Bergen and Goetze streets the contractor Earle  will be milling and paving the street as part of our flood mitigation project in that area. I would recommend taking a different route if possible on that day.

     Every year at this time the  Department of Transportation changes our lights from blinking to steady red and green. It is important to keep this in mind because we have had the blinking lights for several months and not paying attention to this change could result in a dangerous situation.

     Next week we will be putting our speed bumps  back onto Barnegat Lane. As we all know Barnegat is an extremely busy but narrow street in the summer with walkers, bicyclists and cars. The idea here is to slow things down so we will create a safer environment to travel that street.

     Finally, the Borough is still looking to hire badge checkers for our beach season. Please go to our website at Mantoloking.org and go to the “Beaches” section to see further information on this.

     That’s it for now. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any thoughts or questions.

     Take care,

     Lance White

       

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

March 18, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I have just a few items to mention to you today.

     We are seeing an unusual number of seals on the beach over the last several days. This may be attributable to the warmer weather that we are enjoying. If they appear healthy please keep your distance. Should they be startled they can be dangerous and they can move quicker than one would think. If they are injured please call dispatch at 732-295-1465 who will then notify the proper authorities. This number is the one you will want to use for any issue in town that is not an emergency. We have it printed on cards at Borough Hall and I would encourage you to pick up several for family members, renters etc.

     I will be having Office Hours this coming Monday March 21st from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Steve Gillingham Meeting Room. Todd Morgano, our Construction Official, will be there with me to discuss issues having to do with construction in Mantoloking or anything else that is of interest. We have done this before and people have mentioned that they found this extremely informative.

     We will be placing the speed bumps back on Barnegat Lane in the first week of April in the same spots we used last year. We did find these to be very helpful in slowing down cars and having everyone more aware of what is going on around them. As we all know, Barnegat Lane is a very narrow street and with cars, walkers and bicyclists all using it together the possibility of an accident is certainly there . A bit of caution is always a good thing.

     Lastly, beach badges will go in sale on April 1st at the pre-season price of $85. For further information on this please go the our website at Mantoloking.org.

     That’s it for now. Have a wonderful weekend.

     Best,

     Lance White

 

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I hope you all have had a good winter. Hopefully, for those of us who are here for the winter, the colder months are behind us but, in this neck of the woods, one never knows. I have just a few items for you.

    Starting this Monday, March 7th, mask, which have been required for the last several months, will now become voluntary in Borough Hall. If the COVID-19 numbers trend back up then we will readdress this situation at that time.

     We had a situation last weekend where a resident’s dog was trapped in the bay. After several attempts by our officers to pull him out unsuccessfully Officer Michael Gippetti, one of our Class II Specials, removed his weapon and jumped into the bay to help the dog. The fact that it was 10:00 at night and cold did not deter him. Officer Gippetti, thank you.

     While St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th this year the celebration on the barrier islands will occur on the 12th with a parade in Seaside Heights and other events. As a result, there will be additional law enforcement measures in this area with increased patrols on Route 35, etc.

     I will be starting Mayor’s Office hours again on Monday March 21st at 5:30 PM. Todd Morgano, our construction official, will join me to answer any questions residents may have about construction issues. These meetings can be extremely informative for those people who considering building or those who have already begun the process. We will convene in the Steve Gillingham Meeting Room in Borough Hall.

     Finally, in the next several days, you will see information regarding beach badge sales and prices for this coming summer. Pre- Season badges will go on sale April 1st for $85.00. Please go to our website at Mantoloking.org to the Beach section for all the details.

     That’s it for now. Take care.

 

     Best,

     Lance White

 

 

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I hope that you survived our latest storm several days ago without much inconvenience. It was the most significant one we have had in several years taking into account the amount of snowfall and wind. At this point I would like to point out that our OEM, DPW and Police Department did an outstanding job in several areas. The preparation for the storm, which began the previous Tuesday, was incredibly thorough. The communication from our Chief and Bob McIntyre, head of OEM, continued before and during the storm with status reports. I encourage those of you who have not signed up for alerts to so on the Borough website at Mantoloking.org and then hit E-Alerts and Notifications. Scott Hulse and his crew from DPW were out almost the entire weekend plowing and salting our roads. To all these people, thank you for your hard work.

     As many of you know our beaches were replenished in 2018 . This is a project with 4 years cycles of additional sand to the barrier islands as needed. Along those lines you will see members of the Army Corps of Engineers on the beaches in their vehicles over the next 2 weeks. They are there to survey our beach in an effort to determine how much sand we need and where. If all goes well the second phase of the project will begin at the end of this year and should take about 6 months to finish the entire barrier island. Weather conditions will have a lot to say about the time needed to finish.

     Our Police Department has ordered body cams which will arrive shortly. All towns must have these per the order of the Attorney General. There will be a month of training and then they will go to full utilization. These should be beneficial to the public as well as to the police officers.

     Finally, our town is beginning the process of hiring beach badge checkers for this coming summer. If you have someone who might be interested please have them go to the borough website and hit the  “Beaches” button. They will then see the link with the heading “2022 Beach Employment”. This will provide additional information about this process.

     That’s it for now. My apologies if I was a bit long winded.

     Take care.

     Best,

     Lance White

 

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

January 25, 2022

Hello Everyone,

     I have just a few thoughts I would like to share with you.

     Please keep in mind we have a police property check service in the Borough. If you are away for an extended period of time this is extremely helpful and provides peace of mind. Simply go to Mantoloking.org, at the top of the page hit “Departments”, scroll down to “Police Department, press that link, and you will see on the top left “Away List/Vacant Home”. Just fill out the form that appears and you are all set. It’s a great service and we are lucky to have it.

     We had a vehicle stolen in town over the weekend. I want to commend Sgt. Jon Meyer and Officer Scott Dryburgh for their excellent work on this incident. Along with a resident they were able to track the car so it could be recovered. They also maintained a very caring and professional demeanor during the entire process. Along these lines, some cars are equipped with a vehicle location feature which will assist in the tracking of your car. You can call your service department to see if you have this as well as to how to enable it if you do. The message remains the same- lock your car and bring the fob inside your home. Always.

     Be sure to winterize your home if you are not here. We have already had a few broken pipes and there is nothing worse than a cracked pipe that will leak when the water in it thaws. The damage to your home can be catastrophic.

     We have a storm scheduled to affect our area this coming Saturday. We all know that flooding can be an issue here. If you find yourself stranded at home due to flooding and you need to leave for a particular reason, call 911. We have vehicles that our officers can use to come and help you.

     That’s it for now. Stay safe and be well.

     Best,

     Lance White

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

January 7, 2022

Hello Everyone, 

                                                                                                                       

     I very much hope that you enjoyed the Holidays over the last several days with friends and family. Even though our group was smaller than usual we still had a wonderful time.  

    As we move into the new year I thought I would share some thoughts regarding what the town is doing to prepare for a few issues that need to be addressed in the next several weeks. I will begin by welcoming John Conti to the town Council and Gary Vreeland to the Planning Board. I couldn’t be more pleased that they are serving. Thank you both. 

    We have begun discussions about the 2022 Mantoloking budget. Each department head will present her or his budget to the Finance Committee which consists of Tony Amarante and John Conti as well as our Business Administrator Brett Radi. That committee will then make a recommendation to the members of Council who will then vote on that number at the appropriate Council meeting. We are hoping to complete this process in April or May. Incidentally, the 2021 budget was $5,995,142.61. 

    As we all know, we do have back bay flooding issues in town. We have been working for several years to mitigate this problem with some success. As an example, we are currently working with Bay Head on a project on north Barnegat Lane and Clayton Avenue to repave the road among other things. The Flood Mitigation Committee did produce a detailed report with the help of our engineering firm Mott MacDonald in 2020 about our flooding issues. This report is available to anyone who would like a copy. Just call Beverley Konopada, our clerk, and she will have it available for pick up. 

    We are also beginning work for our upcoming summer season regarding the beach. Lifeguards and badge checkers need to be hired, equipment will be checked and badges ordered. This is a much lengthier process than one would think but it needs to be done correctly for obvious reasons. 

     We have a new police boat that will live at the Mantoloking Yacht Club. It is a one person boat that will be fully equipped with all necessary gear for a rescue, if needed. It will also serve to slow down boaters who come to or from the bridge who don’t pay attention to the “no wake” zone.  

    Our police department is going through an accreditation process that began last year and should be completed in 2022. This is a self-initiated voluntary effort and is based on standards which are reflective of best practices in law enforcement. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is the agency which conducts this process. Our department will be, at the end of the day, a better more knowledgeable police force for having undergone this process. 

    To be better prepared for the future and the unknowns it may bring (I don’t believe anyone anticipated COVID-19) we will be updating our 5 year Capital Program. In addition, we will continue to work and explore different possibilities for shared services initiatives. We have a few in place already but there are others that could be viable candidates for this.  

    Finally, our fleet of Police vehicles is aging so we will be adding a new SUV this year. Currently, we have 7 trucks and 1 car with 3 vehicles having over 100k miles. The newest has a bit over 20k miles. These trucks are expensive no doubt but for a variety of very sound reasons police departments are no longer purchasing cars. Here in Mantoloking our flooding prohibits the use of cars which are much lower to the ground than the trucks. 

    That’s it for now. I would like to emphasize that I encourage you to contact me at any time with thoughts, concerns or questions. My email is lwhite@mantoloking.org. If you would like to have my cell just email me and I will be happy to send it to you. 

     

    Be well and stay safe. 

     Best, 

     Lance White 

     Mayor 

     

     202 Downer Avenue,  

     Mantoloking 08738 

     732-475-6983 Press #6 

 

November 23, 2021

Hello Everyone,

     It’s hard to believe we are two days away from the celebration we call Thanksgiving. Time moves quickly.  I have just a few items to mention to you.

     Every year our police department takes an active role in the St. Gregory’s Pantry (Point Pleasant Beach) and Seeds of Service (Catholic Charities on Mantoloking Road) drives to help those in need.  New unwrapped toys as well as gift cards are welcomed. The gift cards can be from local businesses, Big Box Stores, drug stores, Bank cards, and fast food cards in smaller denominations so more people can receive these donations. Please bring whatever you choose to give to the police department one flight up in Borough Hall where you will see a box in which to place your items by December 17th. This is one of our most important ways to help people during the course of the year so please think generously. Thank you.

     We will have our tree lighting service on December 12th at 5:15 at the Mantoloking Firehouse. This will be followed by singing carols, light refreshments and a visit from Santa. This is always a great time and we typically have a large number of people take part in this event. I very much hope to see you there.

     On December 3rd our engineer Frank Bruton from Mott MacDonald and Scott Hulse from the town’s Department of Public Works will walk the entire beach in Mantoloking examining our dunes for structural integrity and checking decks and walkways. Please don’t be concerned if you see them on Friday and perhaps the following Monday.

     That’s it for now. I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving as you join friends and family on Thursday.

     Please stay safe and take care.

 

     Best,

     Lance White

  

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2021

“ Hello Everyone,

     As you all know we had weather issues last weekend involving wind and rain. I have a couple of comments about this.

     First and foremost, I want to thank both the the police and DPW departments for their hard work over the weekend. Residents were transported to and from their homes when the flooding made access in regular vehicles impossible. Barricades to warn of flooded streets were set up and there were other measures taken to help improve a difficult situation. These people answered the call to help and their efforts are very much appreciated.

     We also had to deal with the fact that 335 residences on the north part of town lost power last Friday evening. It was restored at around 10:30 PM. I spoke with John Meehan, our JCP&L representative, during the outage and he asked me to pass along a few thoughts. Even if others have reported power loss you should also if you have no power.  This is very important as it gives the company a more accurate picture of the scope of the outage.  This can be accomplished in several ways- call 888-LIGHTS (888-544-4877); report via text message REG to 544487; view/report to http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html (to make this easier copy and paste this link to your cell phone). Please keep in mind that there are strict guidelines regarding when the JCP&L employees can and cannot work. As an example, winds over 35 mph will stop work. Their job is, by nature, a dangerous one so these guidelines must be followed at all times.

     The utility company has just issued a guide to Emergency Management which discusses the matters of communication and safety during an outage.  It is 16 pages long and is full of extremely helpful information. If you would like a copy we have them at Borough Hall upstairs. Please stop by between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday to pick it up.

     That’s it for now. Stay safe and take care.

     Best,

     Lance White

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

 

 

October 26, 2021

Hello Everyone,

         As many of you may know, there was an incident in Mantoloking in the early hours last Sunday that I think should be mentioned here.

     Here is a review of the facts.  At 3:04 Sunday morning a man drove his car at high speed into a utility pole which was destroyed as was the car. Officer LaRue responded  and when he inquired as to the man's safety the officer saw, using his flashlight that he had a rifle in the back seat. He drew his weapon and commanded the driver to get out of the car which he did. At this point the Bay Head Police Department arrived and the man was taken into custody. The weapon was an AK-15 Russian assault rifle with 80 rounds of hollow point bullets. Hollow point bullets are known to cause massive injuries to the human body due to it's expansion upon impact. In addition, he had a 9 millimeter handgun in the center console with an additional 59 rounds of hollow points. There are several government agencies involved in this including this including the FBI which I believe is running this investigation.

     I believe this incident is significant and one from which we can learn several quite a bit. It is true that Mantoloking itself is a peaceful town where the residents get along and show each other mutual respect on a daily basis. However, we need to keep in mind that every day there are hundreds or thousands of people passing through our borders. We have had several instances over the last few years that tell us that not all of these people are law abiding people who respect the rights of others. Far from it. Sometimes, when we are all asleep,  there could be issues going on unbeknownst to us. The job that our officers, and all officers, have is a dangerous one and we should respect that. Thank goodness they are all well trained and that all were safe at the end of the day.

     I hope that if you have any questions or thoughts on this you will let me know.

     Thank you and take care.

 

     Lance

 

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue, 08738

lwhite@mantoloking.org

732-475-6983 Ext 302

Cell- 732-606-6988

 

October 22, 2021

Hello Everyone,

     I have to say I can’t remember a more beautiful September and October than the ones we have just experienced. Some say that this is the best time of the year to enjoy the weather and they might be right. Just a few things to mention.

     Our construction official, Todd Morgano, has accepted a full time position in Howell to run their department. This was disappointing news at first but we have worked out a compromise. Todd will be here after hours (5:00 PM-7:00 Pm) Monday-Thursday keeping all the responsibilities he has had in the past. This includes Construction Official, Building Sub Code Official and Mechanical and Plumbing Subcode Official. He and Kaitlyn Ippolito, our Technical Assistant Construction Official, will be available to the public one night a week  as well as by appointment. This not an ideal arrangement but it does enable us to continue to get permits out the door and allow our construction projects to continue. We will be looking for a more permanent solution over the next several months.

     I have said this before but please lock your cars and bring fobs into your home. Several days ago two cars were stolen in South Mantoloking from the same residence. The thieves started with a Bentley SUV and then on the way out of the property they opened the door of the garage which contained a new Corvette so they took that, as well.  There were two carjacking attempts in Lacey but these, fortunately, were unsuccessful. Stealing cars is big business and we need to keep these people out of our town.

     As some of you return to other homes please take advantage of our property checking service which is done by our police officers. You can sign up by going to our website Mantoloking.org and going to the Police section. You will see the appropriate form there to fill out.

     We have good news. Our police boat has finally arrived after waiting months for the engine to be installed.. You will see it in the water over the next few weeks (weather permitting) for required training exercises. This boat will allow us to quickly respond to an emergency on the bay as well as slow down people going through the “No Wake” zone, among other things.

     That’s it for now. Enjoy this beautiful weather. As always, please feel free to contact me with any  questions or concerns you might have.

 

     Take care,

     Lance

                                                                                                                                                                  

Lance White

Mayor of Mantoloking

202 Downer Avenue

PO Box 247

Mantoloking, NJ

08738

Office: 732-475-6983 Ext. 302

Cell: 732-606-6988

lwhite@mantoloking.org

 

 

 

September 7, 2021

Hello Everyone,

     I very much hope that you and your families had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I have 2 items to mention.

     For those of you who don’t know, I contracted the COVID-19 virus several weeks ago. I did receive both doses of the vaccine approximately 6 months ago. Fortunately, I am feeling good  having suffered congestion in my chest typical of a chest cold.  I did speak with the New Jersey  and Ocean County Boards of Health about this and was told to quarantine for 10 days following my first positive test result which I did. After that period of time I was no longer a potential carrier.

     I mention this for one reason in particular. With the advent of the Delta strain of the virus the rules appear to have changed a bit. Those who have had the full vaccine may now be vulnerable to this disease with the advantage of perhaps not becoming as ill as someone who has not had the vaccine.  I have no medical experience but I just wanted to be as forthright as possible about what I experienced. To be honest I was very surprised when my result came back positive. The message is twofold- we need to continue to be vigilant about following the rules of safety and we also should stay in touch with our doctors, etc. as possible changes take place.    

     You may notice that there will be a high police presence this week on North Lagoon. The officers are using a house that is to be demolished to conduct some different training exercises using paint ball gear among other things. Our police department rarely has this sort of opportunity and wanted to take full advantage of the experience our officers will gain from it during the week.

     That’s it for now.  Take care.

     Best,

     Lance White     Mayor

 

August 26, 2021

Hello Everyone,

      We are fast approaching Labor Day Weekend but don't be discouraged. There are plenty of beautiful summer days ahead and the ocean beckons with it's perfect temperatures. I only have two brief thoughts for you today.

      We will be making some changes as we visit Borough Hall in the next few weeks. The number of COVID cases has grown a bit and the new Delta strain of the virus requires some increased caution, effective immediately, as we conduct our business there. You will see that the temperature kiosk has returned to the first floor by the front door.

Please follow the instructions to allow your temperature to be registered. You will see PPE equipment consisting of masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.  Masks are required everywhere marked as public and common areas. The inside of the building and police vehicles will be cleaned on a regular basis adhering to COVID guidelines. Finally, please use the social distancing techniques with which we have, unfortunately, become very familiar. The battle to defeat this pandemic is not over and now is the time for us to be resolute and determined moving forward.

      You should have received an email mentioning that there is a new platform being launched for our Mantoloking Ready program. It will be a bit more comprehensive in the amount of information available to our residents. I would strongly encourage you to look through it to verify your contact information is correct and that you are receiving what is appropriate for your needs. This is a state of the art program and will serve our town well for many years to come.

      That's it for now. As always, please feel free to contact me (phone or email) with any thoughts or questions.

      Take care,

      Lance White

      Mayor

August 3, 2021

Hello Everyone,

     It’s hard to believe we are in August already. Hopefully we have a wonderful month of great weather. Just a couple of points to mention.

     The Department of Environmental Protection will be in our town tomorrow morning, Wednesday, flying a drone on the beach from 7:00-9:00 AM. The Army Corps of Engineers has requested an inspection of the dune grass to verify that this grass is healthy and growing as it should be.  This procedure is taking place in all the Barrier Island towns during the week.

     The shed on Lyman is now selling beach badges Friday – Sunday 10:00 – 5:30. This is a change which now eliminates Thursday sales. On August 16th the Lyman shed will be closed down for the summer which will provide only Downer as a location to buy badges. Finally, half season badges will go on sale this Saturday, August 7th for $50.00.

     I have mentioned this before but there appears to be confusion as to what number to call for non-emergency incidents such as excessive noise and other similar situations. The number is 732-295-1465. This is Sheriff Dispatch and this is how our officers are notified and then they will respond accordingly. This process is typically quick and quite efficient. One last thought about this, if you feel there is a problem that needs a solution of some kind then call this number. All calls are anonymous and people will only begin to follow the rules if they realize there are consequences if they don’t.

     That’s all for now. Take care.

 

     Best,

     Lance White

     Mayor

 

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

 

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