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IMPORTANT REMINDER- SEWER PAYMENTS DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

 

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