A couple of unscheduled presentations were made at the beginning of the meeting. Besides presenting Sgt. Colangelo with the employee of the month for December, the Lions Club presented the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund with a check for $2,000 and the Pt. Monmouth Fire Co. presented the Township Committee with t-shirts that they are selling to raise funds for their company.
A resident commented why there was no detailed information available regarding chargebacks the Township imposed on the Library for past years. The Township has said the Library was not paying their fair share for employee benefits in past years as justification in adding an additional $380K to the Library bill for this year.
Another resident asked when construction would begin on the Bray Ave. bridge and how that construction would affect the residents living by the bridge. The Administrator said that design plans have not been submitted by the County and did not know when work would begin.
Someone else from the audience inquired about the reasoning behind contracting Ashbritt Environmental to clean up storm debris instead of finding local companies to do the work for less cost. The Township said Ashbritt had the means and manpower to do the work immediately.