Arnone Report: Paint the Town Pink, Shared Services, Repaired Bridges Opening

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

Happy May! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the outdoors during the warm weather last week. After this rainy and cold spring, I am looking forward to the summer months ahead.

I know I always say that it has been a busy couple of weeks but it truly has been. I’d like to take some time to share with you what I have been up to and a few important dates to come.

First of all, I’d like to thank all of the municipalities that are participating in the annual Paint the Town Pink campaign. For those unfamiliar with the campaign, its mission is to raise awareness of the importance of getting an annual mammography and women’s wellness.

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Posted: May 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Paint the Town Pink, Shared Services, Repaired Bridges Opening

Arnone Report: Clean Beaches, Clean Ocean, Fiscal Discipline and Fighting Kids Cancer

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone 

Spring is finally here! It’s great to see the trees and flowers begin to bloom and show signs that warmer weather is on its way. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy time outside and hopefully visit some Grown in Monmouth properties!

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in Earth Day events throughout the County, including beach sweeps and property cleanups. I had the chance to visit with volunteers who were cleaning up the area surrounding Shark River.

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Posted: April 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Clean Beaches, Clean Ocean, Fiscal Discipline and Fighting Kids Cancer

Arnone Report: Made in Monmouth this weekend!

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful time during the recent holidays and able to enjoy time with family and friends!

We have a lot of exciting events and programs in the coming weeks and months. However, I want to take the time this week to write about one of our biggest and most popular events returning this weekend – Made in Monmouth!

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Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Made in Monmouth this weekend!

Arnone thanks workers for snow cleanup, addresses County budget

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

Happy Spring! I’m sure I am joined by many in saying I hope we saw our last snowfall until next winter season.

I’d like to thank our department of public works employees for working throughout this recent storm to clear our roads and county-owned properties. As always, these employees did a great job. I’d also like to thank our first responders who were also out working throughout the storm in difficult weather conditions.

On a separate note, the 2018 Monmouth County budget was approved during the March 19th meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. When we first introduced our budget, there was a proposed 1-percent tax increase. Ultimately, the approved budget includes a half-percent tax increase.

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Posted: March 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone thanks workers for snow cleanup, addresses County budget

Arnone Report: Updates on bridge repairs, Shark River dredging and the coming tourism season

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

While I could say the last few weeks have been very busy, the truth of the matter is that the County stays busy around the year with ongoing projects and initiatives.

I would like to provide a few updates from the departments I oversee, including the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. I’m proud to serve as the liaison to this department and cannot praise enough the tremendous work these – and all – County employees do on a daily basis to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in Monmouth County.

One ongoing project this department has been working on is the rehabilitation of the East End Avenue Bridge, located between Neptune Township and Neptune City.  This project was designed to improve overall safety of the traveling public in the area. Additionally, it’s $3.7 million cost will receive 92% of its funding through the New Jersey State Transportation Trust Fund, with the remainder of funding coming from the County, at no cost to the municipalities. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Updates on bridge repairs, Shark River dredging and the coming tourism season

Arnone Report: Freeholders continuing to cut budget

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

I hope everyone is doing well! Despite the Groundhog’s prediction, we are only a few weeks away from the start of spring and warmer weather.

I would like to briefly discuss the budget my colleagues and I on the Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced during our meeting on February 8th.

As it currently stands, County taxes would increase by only 1 percent. However, I cannot stress enough that this budget is still a working draft with the opportunity, rather the goal, to make additional cuts to keep the tax levy as flat as possible. If the budget stayed the same and was adopted as-is, this would be the first slight tax increase in seven years while continuing to keep the great services and infrastructure improvements throughout the County.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Budget, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Arnone Report: Important Infrastructure Projects In The Works

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

I hope everyone is staying warm, happy and healthy this winter season. It sure has been a cold one but there is only a little more than 100 days until the unofficial start to the summer season!

In the meantime, I would like to provide some information stemming from our recent meeting of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

During our last meeting, we unanimously approved a resolution allowing emergency repairs to be made to the Glimmer Glass Bridge on Brielle Road in Manasquan. The scope of this project includes the installation of additional timber piles, the installation of fiberglass jackets on piles and mechanical repairs among other miscellaneous repairs. This work is scheduled to be completed and the bridge reopened to traffic in time for the upcoming summer season. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Important Infrastructure Projects In The Works

Monmouth Freeholders Oppose Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks passionately against the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey. (Apologies to County Purchasing Director Helen Fiore)

Freehold- The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey at their regular meeting on Thursday, January 25.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

Monmouth County Gets $1.6 million in federal funds for road safety projects in Holmdel and Upper Freehold

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the NJTPA Board Meeting – Jan 22, 2018

Monmouth County has been awarded $1.6 million in federal funds from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) for the design and construction of road improvements in Holmdel and and Upper Freehold, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone. The award was approved at a NJTPA meeting in Newark this morning.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Gets $1.6 million in federal funds for road safety projects in Holmdel and Upper Freehold

Arnone Report: Kicking off 2018 with gratitude and vision

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. The holidays always seem to come and go too fast.

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganization meeting was held last week and I am honored to say I was selected to serve as director of the Board. This will be my third term serving in this leadership position. Freeholder Lillian Burry will serve alongside me as deputy director. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Kicking off 2018 with gratitude and vision