Freeholders Kickoff Monmouth County Tourism Season

Freeholders Tom Arnone, John P. Curley and Serena DiMaso were joined by kindergartener Tiegan Caldwell from Bradley Beach Elementary School for the unveiling of the new Monmouth County Tourism Logo

BRADLEY BEACH, NJ –Overlooking the beach and breaking surf, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local civic leaders outlined their picture of the 2017 summer tourism season and unveiled a new county tourism logo on the Bradley Beach promenade.

“Monmouth County is open for business and ready for Summer!,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Tourism and Economic Development divisions. “Last weekend’s New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar was a great success for the businesses and the food purveyors. We are expecting another solid year for tourism for the rest of the county and the County Tourism Office has been working diligently to connect with potential visitors and let them know that their vacation plans should include Monmouth County.”

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Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freeholders Kickoff Monmouth County Tourism Season

DiMaso: Deadline to file for SBA Disaster Loans Is June 6

Freeholder Serena DiMaso

Freeholder Serena DiMaso is reminding Monmouth County small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and non-profits impacted by freeze conditions,  excessive heat and drought between April 1 and Sept. 19, 2016 that the deadline to apply for economic injury disaster loans from the federal Small Business Administration in June 6, 2017.

“Monmouth County is among the 18 New Jersey counties impacted by the mid-2016 disaster declaration,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Esq. liaison to the County’s division of Emergency Management. “I encourage our qualified, small businesses to consider applying for a low-interest working capital loans through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.”

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The Arnone Report: Grown In Monmouth Launch, Shared Services Summit, Summer Kickoff

By Freeholder Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

It has been an eventful few weeks here in Monmouth County. From officially launching a countywide brand to hosting a shared services summit, we certainly have been keeping busy.

I’m proud to announce that after years of hard work, determination and great coordination, we officially launched the Grown in Monmouth brand and logo during a recent event with Saker ShopRites and Davino Greenhouses in Howell.

The mission of the Grown in Monmouth brand is to help retain and grow our County’s vibrant agricultural industry, while showcasing locally grown produce and vegetation. Through this initiative, we will work to connect County growers with residential and commercial consumers, as well as provide business skills and assistance to the County’s agricultural community, among other goals.

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Posted: May 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Grown In Monmouth Launch, Shared Services Summit, Summer Kickoff

Monmouth Freeholders Budget Below 2006 Spending Levels

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders have introduced a budget for 2017 that is $24.6 million lower than the 2016 budget and $11.8 million lower than 2006 spending.

The $445,250,000.00 spending plan will be the subject of public hearings on Thursday, March 9 at the Freeholders’ meeting to be held at the Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive in Manalapan and on Thursday March 23 at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch at 1001 Rt. 35 North in Shrewsbury.  Both meetings are scheduled for 5 p.m.

The County’s property tax levy is budgeted to be $302,475,000, the same amount it has been for 6 of the last 7 years.

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Posted: March 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Arnone Endorses O’Scanlon in LD 13 Senate Race

Asemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden. Freeholder Serena DiMaso, and Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Tom Arnone has endorsed Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the upper house of the legislature next year.

“I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Assemblyman O’Scanlon with our shared goal to maintain the high quality of life our residents deserve.” Arnone said. “Serving as the Assembly Republican Budget Officer since 2012, he has consistently made fiscally responsible decisions on behalf of our constituents. Assemblyman O’Scanlon will serve as a tremendous asset and voice for Monmouth County against the special interest groups in Trenton, and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure our municipalities are being fairly represented. As such, I am proud to endorse Assemblyman O’Scanlon in his bid to replace Senator Kyrillos. He will certainly have big shoes to fill, but I am confident he will serve us well.”

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Posted: February 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Endorses O’Scanlon in LD 13 Senate Race

Monmouth County Road Crews Are Prepared For Snow

Monmouth County’s Public Works crews are prepared for the anticipated snow storm and the impact it will have on the 1000 lane miles of roads they maintain, according to an announcement by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso.

“The County’s snow room will open this evening and we will monitor the storm’s progress,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Our process helps us manage the personnel needed at the County’s ten highway districts and dispatch crews as needed. We have 135 trucks outfitted with spreading and plowing capabilities.”

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Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

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Public safety will be enhanced and traffic will flow easier on Asbury Ave between Garden State Parkway exit 102 and Shafto Road in Tinton Falls thanks to a new traffic signal that was activated yesterday by Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso and employees of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.

“Monmouth County’s first traffic improvement for 2017 is the activation of the traffic signal on Asbury Avenue at Fox Chase and Cannonball Drive,” said Freeholder Arnone. “The signal will improve overall safety for motorists and pedestrians while allowing for better traffic flow and operational efficiency at the intersection. We appreciate the support and patience of local residents and the Tinton Falls officials as we worked to improve public safety in the area.”

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Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Traffic Safety Enhanced in Tinton Falls

Handlin will run for Assembly if she fails in Senate bid, wants O’Scanlon to do the same

O’Scanlon: “While I appreciate Amy’s confidence and endorsement for Assembly, I am running for Senate”

amy-and-declanAssemblywoman Amy Handlin said she would seek another term in the New Jersey General Assembly if the 13th district County Committee members choose another candidate to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the upper house of the legislature.  So far, the only other candidate for the Senate seat is Handlin’s district mate, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon.

“Yes and yes,” Handlin said when asked if she would seek the GOP nomination for Assembly if she failed in her Senate bid and if she wanted O’Scanlon on the ticket as a candidate for Assembly.

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Posted: December 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Wreck Pond Restoration Enters Next Phase

Tom Arnone, Dave Rible Serena DiMasso

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Assembly Dave Rible, Congressman Chris Smith and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso in Spring Lake, January 19 to kick off Phase 2 of the Wreck Pond Restoration Project

“A huge shared service partnership comprising all levels of government and non-profit partners working together to improve the environment, the safety of residents and their property.”  That is how Freeholder Director Tom Arnone characterized the Wreck Pond Restoration Project, Phase II of which was kicked off yesterday in Spring Lake.

Congressman Chris Smith, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Assemblyman Dave Rible, Arnone, Freeholders Serena DiMaso and Gary Rich, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife field supervisor Eric Schrading and American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham gathered in the cold yesterday to commemorate the progress of the project that is coming to fruition after more than a decade of advocacy, study and planning.

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Posted: January 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

FEMA will contribute $2 million, 90% of cost to repair County Bridge in Middletown

Funding approved for replacement of bridge over Pews Creek

Middletown Committeman Tony Fiore, Congressman Chris Smith and Middletown Mayor Stephanie Murray inspect the Bay Ave Bridge on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2014.  MMM file photo

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Monmouth County was informed that it would be receiving a $2 million reimbursement from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the replacement of Bray Avenue Bridge (MT-2) over Pews Creek in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown.

The $2,006,208 allocation represents a 90 percent reimbursement for the rebuilding of the bridge that has been closed since the tidal surge created by Superstorm Sandy overtopped the bridge and advanced the deteriorating condition of the bridge significantly.

“Residents and commuters in the Port Monmouth area will be glad to hear this news,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “With the financing in place, the County’s Public Works and Engineering staff can now shift gears and move the Bray Avenue Bridge replacement project forward.”

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Posted: March 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Press Release, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »