The Middletown Township Committee awarded a five year contract for town-wide garbage and recycling collection at its meeting on Monday evening, according to a press release.
The $21 million contract was awarded to Central Jersey Waste, of Ewing, the lowest responsive bidder. The new service will commence in January, 2018.
Currently the Township’s garbage collection is broken into two districts. Two thirds of the town is within the “Garbage District” where property owners pay a fee towards solid waste collection. The remaining third is “Out-of-District” where residents have to contract their own private solid waste company. Both districts pay for recycling collection through their regular municipal tax assessment since recycling is already collected on a township-wide basis. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Anthony Mercantante, Central Jersey Waste, Committeeman Tony Fiore, Garbage and Recycling collection, M and S Services, Mario Schito Jr, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County News | 4 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith, center, meet with Middletown Administrator Anthony Mercantante, Public Works Director Ted Maloney, Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore (right) in the Township’s new Emergency Command Center on the 2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Congressman Chris Smith visited Howell and Middletown Townships on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to assess the progress of recovery and determine remaining needs to be fought for in Washington.
Smith joined Mayor Bill Gato and Deputy Mayor Rob Nicastro at the Mariners Cover community along the Manasasquan River to the the sites of four demolished homes that had been damaged by Sandy and Hurricane Irene in 2011, and one remaining home that is slated for demolition. The homes were purchased by the township with state and federal funding.Disney Princess Chambre de rebond
In Middletown, Smith joined Mayor Stephanie Murray, Committeeman Tony Fiore, Administrator Anthony Mercantante and Public Works Director Ted Maloney in the Township’s Emergency Command Center from where Fiore directed the rescue and recovery efforts two years earlier in the aftermath of the storm, before touring three sites in the Township still in need of federal support. While in the command center Smith recalled that NBC’s Andrea Mitchell showed up and asked to interview him. “I told her to interview Fiore because he was the one doing the work. She refused, so I spent the interview talking about him and the amazing work he was doing protecting the lives and property of his community.” Fiore was Mayor during the recoveries of Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012.
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Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Chris Smith, FEMA, Howell, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Stephanie Murray, Tony Fiore | Tags: Anthony Mercantante, Army Corp of Engineers, Committeeman Tony Fiore, Congressman Chris Smith, Deputy Mayor Rob Nicastro, FEMA, FEMA Director Craig Fulgate, Howell Township, Hurricane Irene, Mayor Bill Gato, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Middletown Township, Superstorm Sandy, Ted Maloney | Comments Off on Smith Visits Monmouth On Sandy Anniversary
Middletown Township’s has the best municipal website in the State of New Jersey by a Monmouth University study performed by the school’s Polling Institute and its Graduate Program in Public Policy.
The project assessed 540 municipal websites in New Jersey for content, ease of use and citizen interaction.
Red Bank’s site earned an Honorable Mention, coming in 22nd on the list of 540. Five other Monmouth County sites were in the top 100, barely. Spring Lake’s site is ranked #82, Manasquan #89, Tinton Falls #91, Belmar #93 and Marlboro #95.
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Posted: March 21st, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth University Poll | Tags: Anthony Mercantante, Belmar, Gerry Scharfenberger, Manasquan, Marlboro, Middletown, Middletown Marvin, Monmouth University, New Jersey's Best Municipal Websites, NJ, Red Bank, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls | Comments Off on Middletown’s Website Named Best In New Jersey By Monmouth University Study
In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa warned New Jersey businesses, gas stations, hardware stores, food stores, hotels and other retailers who had electricity and were able to sell life sustaining products and services to a vulnerable public against price gouging. By the end of November, one month after Sandy hit, Chiesa’s office was investigating thousands of gouging complaints and had filed at least 10 civil rights lawsuits against hotels and gas stations.
In the November 28 release announcing the lawsuits, Christie said,
“The last thing people put out of their homes in a natural disaster should have to confront is price gouging from unscrupulous profiteers,” said Governor Christie. “It’s illegal, offensive and completely opposite the spirit of cooperation we saw just about everywhere else in our state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I encourage more of the same treatment from the Attorney General for any other instances of price gouging he discovers.”
A Star Ledger article posted Tuesday morning raises questions as to whether the State and 43 municipalities were gouged by the Florida contractor, AshBrit Environmental, that was awarded a $100 million no-bid contract to clean up state roads and waterways and allowing municipalities to hire the firm without going out to bid.
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Posted: January 31st, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy | Tags: Anthony Mercantante, AshBrit, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Conti, Governor Chris Christie, Haley Barbour, Long Beach Township, M Public Affairs, Maggie Moran, Matt Doherty, Middletown, Mississippi, Point Pleasant, Randal Perkins, The New York Times, The Star Ledger, William Schroeder | 4 Comments »