By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone
The first topic this week I would like to provide an update is our efforts at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. It continues to be our mission to eliminate the odors emitted at the site.
As you may know, the County purchased an odor neutralizer that continues to be applied directly to the most critical areas, as well as other areas as needed. We will continue these efforts until the odor is under control. This remains a top priority for us at the County and we look forward to continuing an open dialogue with those impacted by this situation.
Last week, we completed the final review of the Well Field Drilling Plan and the well drilling is anticipated to start by March 6th. Additional odor control measures will be taken for the drilling operation and will be fully explained in the email update I will be sending out later this week.
I continue to keep in constant contact with those who provided email addresses at the public meeting on January 28th by sending weekly updates, which are also posted on the County’s website at www.visitmonmouth.com. If you would like to receive these emails from me, please sign up for my email list by emailing me at: [email protected]
On another note, I recently attended Asbury Park’s 20th Annual Black History Month Celebration with my fellow Freeholders. I want to commend Asbury Park leaders for reflecting on this important month where the contributions of African Americans to United States history are honored.
I also toured the new Freehold Family Health Center recently, which is a part of the CentraState Healthcare System. It is truly such a great addition to the County. It will serve as a training site for physicians and will offer accessible healthcare and social services to the residents of Monmouth County.
On a separate topic, I would like to invite everyone to join me on March 27th at the 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival where I will be hosting a special screening of “My Dinner with Alan.” The Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park is a great forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. I hope to see you all there!
On a final note, I am excited to say the County is starting to gear up for the summer tourism season. Plans are already in the works for our annual kickoff event. Once details are finalized, I will let everyone know where they can join me and my fellow Freeholders to kickoff summer 2019!
Until next time, stay warm and stay safe during inclement weather! We’re almost to the spring season, just a few more weeks!
As always, it’s a privilege to serve as your Freeholder Director. I look forward to continuing to serve!