Monday, May 6, 2013
A Pine Street reconstruction project has been approved.
Englishtown is one of 36 municipalities in Monmouth County that will receive a local aid grant from the state government, according to a press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on Thursday. Local aid grants are allocated to reduce the impact on taxpayers of municipal projects that repair infastructure, advance safety or improve quality of life, the NJDOT explained. Englishtown will receive $160,000 in funds for improvements to Pine Street. The grants are part of a package of 406 local aid grants worth $86.5 million announced for municipalities across the state, according to the NJDOT. The bulk of the grants will be awarded under the municipal aid program, including Englishtown's, with 377 grants …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The road will be resurfaced between April 8 and April 16.
Saturday, April 6
Tennent Avenue (Route 522) will will be closed from Main Street in Englishtown to Tennent Road in Manalapan while it is being resurfaced between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 16, Monmouth County has announced. The Manalapan Police Department said that the construction is expected to be completed by Thursday, April 11 at the earliest barring no weather delay. The Monmouth County Highway Division will be setting up a detour route and will be notifying residents and businesses that will be affected by milling and paving of the road. The road will be closed to most traffic during this project, but open to local traffic, businesses, emergency vehicles, school buses, and post office vehicles. So, please plan an …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The nearly $2.1 million dollar budget requires a local tax increase; the budget was introduced on Monday, March 18.
Englishtown’s 2013 budget, introduced at Monday night’s Council meeting, means a slight raise in taxes for the Borough. The 2013 budget for Englishtown Borough calls for $1,266,403.87 to be raised by taxes, which is 0.0368 cents. This is approximately a 3.7 cents on every $100 of assessed property value. This budget is right at Englishtown’s levy cap. The levy cap balance is $19, according to Borough Administrator and CFO Laurie Finger. In 2012, the Borough did not go to cap and the remaining balance of $13,000 was used within the 2013 budget. Since this budget is going to cap, the Borough does not have any bank to rely upon for next year’s budget, Finger explained. The 2013 budget increased by about $101,950 from last year. However, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A portion of the bond ordinance is coming from an NJDOT grant.
The Englishtown Borough Council approved a bond ordinance which will provide funding for the reconstruction of Center Street at their Council meeting last week. The bond ordinance appropriates $500,000, which includes a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) grant of $210,000, for the improvement of Center Street in Englishtown. The sum also includes a $25,000 down payment on the proposed improvements. In order for the Borough to temporarily finance the project, the bond ordinance authorizes the issuance of $265,000 in anticipation of the $500,000 bond. These funds provided by the bond ordinance will be used for the reconstruction and resurfacing of Center Street as well as roadway excavation, milling, and paving. Additionally, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Englishtown Planning and Zoning Board approved an application for a McDonald's.
Englishtown will be welcoming a McDonald's at the intersection of Gordons Corner Road and Wilson Avenue, according to the News Transcript. The Englishtown Planning and Zoning Board approved an application for the fast food restaurant at their Jan. 22 meeting, the News Transcript reported. TELL US: Do you think this location is a good spot for a McDonald's? Do you think the restaurant will bring good ratables to the Borough, or will it bring too much traffic?
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A new hauler has been hired, but the collection schedule remains the same.
M&S Waste Services has been hired as the new garbage and recycling pick-up company for the Englishtown Borough. Their contract began on January 1, 2013. The Borough approved M&S for a one-year contract with a four-year option for garbage and a one-year contract with a three-year option for recycling collection. M&S Waste Services was the lowest bidder in both instances. The garbage and recycling pick-up schedule has remained the same: All receptacles must be placed at the curb after 5 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled pick-up. All cardboard must continue to be flattened, bundled, and placed at the curb with the recycling.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The former Englishtown Police Officer was killed in the line of duty on January 14, 2011 in Lakewood.
The Englishtown Borough Council introduced and adopted a resolution last week naming Jan. 14 “Christopher Matlosz Remembrance Day” in honor of Christopher Matlosz, a former Englishtown Borough Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Lakewood two years ago. Matlosz was a full time police officer for Englishtown between 2004 and 2006, when he left Englishtown to join the Lakewood Police Department. Matlosz was killed on January 14, 2011 by Jahmell Crockam during a routine traffic stop. Crockam was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison with no parole. “Christopher Matlosz’s service to the Borough of Englishtown was given with such dedication and devotion that he has earned the respect, admiration and friendship of …
Friday, January 4, 2013
New appointments were made at the Englishtown Borough reorganization meeting last night.
The Englishtown Council held their reorganization meeting Thursday, Jan. 3 where Maryanne Krawiec, Lori Cooke, and Lou Sarti, Jr. took their oaths of office to rejoin the Council. Krawiec and Cooke were sworn in for a three year term and Sarti was sworn in for a one year unexpired term. All three Council members were re-elected in the November election. Krawiec was chosen Council President with Mayor Tom Reynolds making the deciding vote between Krawiec and Cooke, who were both nominated for the position and received three votes each. Reynolds decided on Krawiec as President because he said he had reorganized the Committee Assignments for 2013 and also because Cooke was the Council President for 2012. Committee Assignments: Krawiec was …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.
The Englishtown Borough Council is meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. for their annual Reorganization Meeting at the Englishtown Municipal Building, located at 15 Main Street. A new President will be elected by council members, and board and committee appointments will be made. Maryanne Krawiec and Lori Cooke will be sworn in to the Council for a three-year term and Lou Sarti, Jr. will be sworn into the Council for a 1-year unexpired term. For a full copy of tonight's agenda, click here.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Program awarded Englishtown $95,000.
Englishtown will be awarded a $95,000 grant by the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Program to help offset the cost of purchasing 17 Main Street. The Englishtown Borough and Council approved a resolution to apply for the grant on Aug. 22. The Borough would like to purchase 17 Main Street in order to convert into a municipal parking lot. The acquisition of this property qualfies for the Open Space Program since the lot would provide parking spaces for patrons of Sanford Park and Lake Weamaconck, therefore making it beneficial for recreational use within the municipality. The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Program does a 50 percent matching for all projects up to $250,000. Since the Englishtown Council has put forth an offer of $…