Township Committee Meeting

Monday, April 15, 2013

Remarks by: Mayor Len Morano



1. Motor Vehicle Accident


On Monday, April 8, 2013, there was a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of West Bay Avenue and Barnegat Boulevard. Both myself and Township Administrator Breeden were on the scene to witness first hand how well Township personnel responded to the incident.


This multiple vehicle accident had numerous injuries, two of which were required to be airlifted to area medical facilities. Of greatest concern was the vehicle that had a four year old child in the rear seat. It was heart breaking to see those child seats compressed against the back of the front seats, but it was comforting to know that Barnegat’s first responders were on the scene helping those in need.


As Mayor of Barnegat, I was extremely proud with the professional manner in which this incident was handled. Whether it was Barnegat Volunteer Fire Department, Barnegat Police or Quality Medical, all responding agencies effectively managed the incident and provided quality and compassionate care to victims of the accident.


We are fortunate in Barnegat to have public safety agencies, whether paid or volunteer, who are dedicated to their duty and committed to the well being of the Township. I wish to publicly thank all the responding agencies to the incident and have nothing but praise and high regards in the way they handle this difficult situation.


Also, I would be remissed if I did not mention the two (2) off duty police officers, one from Barnegat and another from Stafford, who just happen to be at the scene of the accident while off duty and at the all important intial response that was essential in providing critical care for the child.


2. Pinewood Estates Mobile Home Park

Township Administrator Dave Breeden and I attended an association meeting at Pinewood Estates Mobile Home Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. At the meeting, residents of the park expressed some of their concerns ranging from issues regarding state route 72 to septic field issues in the park. As done previously, a list of items will be prepared and furnished to the Township professionals where a determination will be made on what issues the Township can provide assistance. Since Pinewood Estates is private property, the Township is limited in their ability to render assistance. However, the Township has a proven track record of success when it comes to resolving safety related concerns at the Pinewood Estates Mobile Home Park.