I am happy to announce that Barnegat’s first ever Aerial truck, six police four wheel drive patrol units, two Public Works vehicles with plows and one EMS emergency command unit are now in service. The vehicles are on inspection right outside the front doors to Town Hall. Representatives from EMS, Fire, Police and Public works are here this evening.
We will start off with a report from our volunteer Emergency Medical Services President, Mr. James Goldstein.
This past Friday night, Deputy Mayor Al Bille and I had the pleasure of attending an EMS meeting which culminated a series of discussions with Mr. Goldstein on the increasing demands placed upon EMS. Before I turn it over to him, I would just like to thank them for the outstanding job that not only they do, but, our Fire, Police, Public Works, Water and Sewer and all our employees do.
This past Saturday, September 29 the 4th Annual “NJ Run for the Fallen” came through Barnegat. A team of Active Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard runners embarked on a 172 plus mile run to honor every New Jersey service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. The run started on Friday, September 28 at the Cape May Lighthouse and finished yesterday at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel, N.J. Each mile of the Run is dedicated to a NJ Hero and the Run Team stopped at every Hero Marker with an American Flag and a personal biographical card in honor of each fallen service member. A couple of days before the event the Hero Marker locations were painted at the designated locations. There were three designated locations. There were three (3) stops made on Route 9 in Barnegat. I want to thank EMS Volunteers, Susan McDermott and John McClory for making me aware of the event. The Township Committee salutes our military personnel and will make sure that it will be well publicized next year.
The Township has included seven (7) streets in Settlers Landing in the NJDOT grant application for 2013. The streets are Anchor Drive, Bilge Avenue, Spar Court, Commodore Court, Tiller Drive, Pacific Avenue and Buoy Court.
The Township Committee is keeping a close eye on what happens with the 110 acre tract of land known as Shoreline Gravel on West Bay Avenue. To date, we have no information as to whether the Federal Auction was successful and who, if anybody, secured the property. We will keep the public informed.
I want to tank Gary Brown and Station 11 for the great job they did with the Wine, Beer and Food Tasting Fund Raiser. It was an enjoyable day and I look forward to next years.
Alfonso Cirulli, Mayor
Township of Barnegat