Middletown Township Update Nov. 1
Shelter at Croydon Center and other assistance for those whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.
The following messages were posted on the Township website on Nov. 1, 2012.
Per JCP&L about 24 percent -- that’s 8,150 customers of township has been restored, 25,500 customer still remain without power .
For anyone needing shelter, the Croydon Center Reception Center and Shelter at 900 Leonardville Road is now open and available. Please bring pillows, blankets, personal items such as medications. Unfortunately, absolutely no pets can be accommodated.
Monmouth County residents and small businesses are now eligible to apply for different types offederal assistance, including temporary housing, repair, replacement or other needs such as Disaster Unemployment Assistance, and Small Business Administration disaster loans.
Register by telephone at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. Specialists are standing by at the toll-free numbers seven days a week, from6 a.m.to1 a.m.Help in other languages is available. Or, you can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov.You can also apply through a Web-enabled mobile device or smart phone by visiting m.fema.govand following the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”
Please remember, generators need to be at least 20 feet away from any habitable structure and must be well-ventilated.
JCPL is providing Ice and Water is daily at Holy Family School, south side of Route 36 in Hazlet between Union and Pool Avenues and Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. We have been advised supplies are limited.
Middletown Mayor Update 11-1-2012
Please Click here to listen to the Middletown Mayor Audio Update for 11-1-2012.
Volunteers - Professional Cook/Catering
Middletown is collecting information regarding volunteers. If you have professional cooking experience please send your name, contact info and availability and experience (restaurant, cafeteria, caterer, etc) Thanks!
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-615-2000 with your information. Thanks!
Croydon Hall Reception Center/Shelter Open 11/1 5p
The Croydon Hall Reception Center and Shelter, 900 Leonardville Road, is open as
of 5pm on Thursday, November 1st. Please bring blankets, pillows, personal items
including medication. Absolutely no pets.
Tax Office Message 11/1 3p
The Township strongly encourages November quarter tax payments to be mailed or paid online rather than coming to municipal offices for payment. Mail payments to 1 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748. Last day for payment without interest is Tuesday, November 13, 2012. If grace period is extended, notice will be posted on the Township website and through other media outlets.
County establishes a donation drop-off center
Individuals and businesses can drop off items at Thompson Park
LINCROFT, NJ – Monmouth County has established a donation site for desperately needed items to assist the victims affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The site has been set up at Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft.
The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items.
Items needed include:
- Bottled Water
- Non perishable food
- Pet food
- New clothing
- Personal hygiene items including baby items
Thompson Park is a donation site only - no distribution will be made there. Items will be sorted and taken to three distribution sites in strategic areas in Monmouth County which will be announced as the items have arrived at those locations.
“This is a way for residents to help out during this time of need,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Through this process, donations from those who were fortunate during Hurricane Sandy can assist those who were less fortunate.”
For monetary donations, please use your preferred non-profit organization.
Recovery Update 10-31 9p - Garbage Recycling
Garbage and recycling collection resumes Thursday and will continue on its regular schedule except that bulk collection will be picked up on each collection day. Appliances and tvs will not be collected due to landfill regulations.
The Mayor advised during this evening's message that JCP&L is working to restore power and Middletown is pressing them to do so as quickly as possible for all residents.