Regular township council meeting has light agenda so far
Toms River Council
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Councilman Carr describes Toms River government agenda over the past month
Column as submitted by Toms River Councilman Jeff Carr: On October 23rd the Council met for the last time before Hurricane Sandy. Little did anyone know what we would be faced with in the weeks to follow. The meeting started, as it usually does, with honoring resolutions and presentations. Vaughn Fortuna was recognized for his achievement of obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. There were several presentations focusing on Veterans Day including readings by the winning students in the Veterans Day essay contest. Several Police officers received promotions and were recognized along with their families. Much of the remainder of the meeting involved conducting the general business of the Township. This included typical agenda items such as …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
New rules to be decided Tuesday
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Toms River Township Council approved up to $35 million in spending to cover Hurricane Sandy costs, including debris removal and township employee overtime.
Toms River Township Council approved spending up to $35 million to cover emergency costs associated with Hurricane Sandy, including debris removal and overtime for police and public works employees. The township can repay the costs – many of which can be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- over a five-year period, Mayor Thomas Kelaher said at a press conference earlier Friday, Nov. 16. Township Administrator Paul Shives said before the Township Council emergency meeting on Friday that any borrowing to cover the costs would be conducted as the township needed it. FEMA normally reimburses municipalities between nine months and a year after emergency costs are incurred, Shives said. Shives noted that the landfill bill…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Township Council plans an emergency meeting Friday, Nov. 16, related to $30 million of Hurricane Sandy costs.
Township Council scheduled an emergency meeting at Town Hall, Friday, Nov. 16, regarding $30 million in spending and contracts associated with Hurricane Sandy, according to the Township Clerk's office. The council will also take action at the 5 p.m. meeting, regarding the approval of purchases under contracts for FEMA-reimbursed storm debris removal, services for monitoring debris removal and the coordination and monitoring of FEMA filings and reimbursements, the clerk's office said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Township Council is meeting at 5 p.m. at Town Hall
Township Council is holding a public meeting today at 5 p.m. in Town Hall -- the first after Superstorm Sandy left thousands of residents without power and floods ravaged homes in many coastal neighborhoods. The meeting's agenda does not formally mention emergency management, efforts to restore power, aiding displaced residents, or other factors regarding the response to the storm. However, a portion of the meeting is devoted to comments from council members and the public. A liquor license transfer, a shared engineering services agreement with Manchester for a commercial development, the purchase of a backhoe, and snow plowing contracts are among the subjects listed on today's agenda.
Monday, November 5, 2012
A look at the local races
Tuesday is Election Day and polls will be open through 8 p.m. for the important races. Here's a look at the candidates and the issues voters will decide. Click on the links below to learn more about each candidate: Toms River School Board Toms River Council
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Meeting could update township sexual harassment policy, approve destruction of Ortley First Aid building
The Toms River Township Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 23 to decide new ordinances updating the sexual harassment policies for township employees. Among the other business is a contract to demolish the Ortley Beach First Aid Squad Building. The ordinance updates township code for police officers investigation of sexual harassment to align procedures with new attorney general rules. Other ordinances so far scheduled for the Tuesday meeting for public comment and final passage are refunding of bond notes and updating employee classification. Toms River Council may also accept a bid for $30,000 to demolish the Ortley Beach First Aid Squad Building. The facility came under township control after the squad's membership fell and township …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Township council agrees to go to bid for energy aggregation
The Supply Charges section of residents' electric bills would hopefully shrink 10 percent, if the township can successfully find an energy aggregator to negotiate with. Toms River Township Council agreed to go out to bid for energy aggregation after approving an ordinance at its September meeting. Aggregation creation is strictly regulated by the state’s Board of Public Utilities and the ordinance is only the first of many steps in the process, in which the energy aggregator is buying in bulk the energy off the power grid that residents might use, leading to a reduction in the Supply Charges section of utility bills. Township Administrator Paul Shives the concept of energy aggregation doesn't change the utility company of JCP&L, but it …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Councilman Jeffrey Carr will run unopposed
One seat on Toms River Council will be contested in November's election, but the Ward 3 seat finds an incumbent running unopposed. Two council seats are on the November ballot for unexpired terms: Ward 3 and Ward 4. In Ward 4, incumbent Councilman Al Manforti of Lakehurst Road is being challenged by Democrat Eli L. Eytan, of Tennyson Avenue. In Ward 3, incumbent Councilman Jeffrey Carr, a Republican, is running unopposed. Today, the filing deadline for independents, had no petitions filed for the Ward 3 seat, according to the county clerk's office. Both terms are unexpired, serving a one-year term for each. Manforti was appointed to the Ward 4 seat after longtime Councilman Gregory McGuckin won his state Assembly bid. Carr was appointed to…