Thursday, May 16, 2013
There will also be a free paper shredding event sponsored by Monmouth County at Colts Neck Town Hall on June 1.
Colts Neck is hosting a one-day only cleanup day for Colts Neck residents at the Public Works garage on May 18. The Colts Neck Police Department will be directing traffic and will be checking to make sure only Colts Neck residents are admitted. Residents shoud load their cars in the following order, for easy unloading: Residents should take their debris to the drop-off site located on the grounds of the Public Works garage, located Route 34 North, just past Rout 18 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. What not to bring: See the attached newsletter for more information about acceptable items. There will also be a free paper shredding event sponsored by Monmouth County at Colts Neck Town Hall on June 1.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Anyone who wants to vote in the upcoming June primary election must register to vote by May 14, officials said.
The deadline is fast approaching for those wishing to vote in the June 4 primary. Registration must be completed by May 14. Residents may register at the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office, 300 Halls Mills Rd., Freehold Township, until 9 p.m. on May 14. You also may register with the municipal clerk at Marlboro Town Hall or Colts Neck Town Hall during regular business hours. To register, residents must bring a driver’s license or have the last four digits of your social security number handy, according to a release. All U.S. citizens at least 18 years old by Primary day who are not jailed, on probation or parole are eligible to vote. The New Jersey Voter Registration form is available from the County Clerk’s page of the Monmouth …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Over 375 grants were awarded to New Jersey municipalities, totaling $76.2 million in local aid.
Colts Neck is one of 36 municipalities in Monmouth County that will receive a local aid grant from the state government, according to a press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Local aid grants are allocated to reduce the impact on taxpayers of municipal projects that repair infastructure, advance safety or improve quality of life, the NJDOT explained. Colts Neck will receive $250,000 of the $7,247,432 in local aid distributed to Monmouth County. The funds are to be used for Laird Road improvements, according to the NJDOT. The grants are part of a package of 406 local aid grants worth $86.5 million announced for municipalities across the state, according to the NJDOT. The bulk of the grants will be …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
An interactive map, produced by NJ Spotlight, breaks down insurance costs by town following Hurricane Sandy.
An interactive map produced by New Jersey Spotlight and published late last week provides a complete breakdown of every insurance claim paid in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy by town, giving further insight into the totality of losses suffered during the late-October storm. Information from color-coded map was compiled using the most recent data from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI). Based on the most recent data, 921 claims were filed in Colts Neck, using the zip code 07722. A total of 696 have been paid for a total of $6,463,351. There were 168 claims that were closed without payment, which could mean the claim was denied or that the claim was below the deductible. About $8,416,760 are in incurred losses are …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
With county and school district budget numbers included, residents will see a 2.2 percent increase overall.
The municipal budget in Colts Neck is estimated to increase 4.4 percent when compared to last year. Business Administrator Bob Bowden said the state's two percent cap on tax raises have exceptions, such as health insurance, pension and disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. In total, the Colts Neck Township budget equals $10,991,903. For an average home assessed at $800,000, that means a $72 increase. Overall, when considering county and school district taxes, Colts Neck residents will see an estimated 2.2 percent increase as the bottom line of their tax bills. State aid has remained flat a $1.9 million, as it has for most municipalities in New Jersey. Colts Neck administrators will rely on a little over $6 million to be raised by taxes. …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Macnow will run under the Republican bracket.
Russell Macnow will run for another term on the Colts Neck Township Committee, unopposed. Macnow (R), who is currently the township's Deputy Mayor, was the only candidate to file for the 2013 primary election. Colts Neck Township Committee terms run for three years, with a Mayor designated by the Committee. Independent candidates have until June to register for the general election ballot.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Residents can report potholes on the state DOT website.
Now that spring has returned to New Jersey the Department of Transportation is busy tackling pothole problems that have developed along their roadways. Last week a crew was hard at work along the Freehold stretch of Route 33 using a machine appropriately known as the "Pothole Killer." After a winter full of freezes and thaws Garden State roads have taken a pounding and will now be fixed to make them safer for all motorists. NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said crews will be hard at work now that warmer weather is in the forecast. "The investments we are making in major roadway resurfacing and reconstruction projects are paying dividends in the form of improved roadway conditions," he said. "We have pushed up our roadway ratings from 50 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Monmouth University study graded municipal websites for content and ease of use.
Marlboro and Colts Neck Townships received no recognition for their municipal websites, according to a Monmouth University study performed by the school’s Polling Institute and its Graduate Program in Public Policy. Marlboro Township ranked 95 out of 540 rated websites, while Colts Neck ranked 175. The study, which graded 540 municipal websites for features such as citizen interaction and the use of social media, named Middletown as its overall winner. Using codes for the amount of information, student teams then assessed each website for its ease of use. Students gauged how long it took to find certain information on a website, including the municipal budget and trash/recycling information. By law, municipalities must have updated budget …
Friday, March 15, 2013
According to Gov. Chris Christie, no Monmouth County township will see a decrease in funding this year.
Colts Neck Township is receiving $1,980,938 from the state for its 2013 budget, according to numbers released from Trenton last week. It is unknown how the funding impacts Colts Neck's budget annually, or how the funds will be allocated this year. Colts Neck Business Administrator Bob Bowden did not return phone calls from Patch. According to Gov. Chris Christie, no Monmouth County township will see a decrease in funding this year. “Together with bipartisan reforms such as the 2 percent property tax cap, pension and health benefits changes, and a 2 percent cap on interest arbitration awards, we are delivering real relief to property taxpayers in New Jersey as evidenced by two consecutive years of the smallest property tax increases in two …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Both townships have an emergency alert system in place. Make sure they have your contact information.
Wednesday, March 6
When Hurricane Sandy whipped through Monmouth County, Marlboro and Colts Neck residents were left without power, with damaged landlines and with minimal cell phone service. With a winter storm quickly approaching, residents are encouraged to sign up for the emergency notification system in either Holmdel or Hazlet with their home phone, cell phone and email address to help increase their ability to receive vital information. In Marlboro: Officials will use the township Swift 9-1-1 system if necessary, but primary notices will come from the email newsletters, which residents can sign up for on the township website. Here, you can also provide cell phone information for text messages and a second phone call to your mobile. In Colts Neck: …