By Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone
Happy New Year! I hope
everyone had a happy and safe holiday season!
It’s hard to believe it
is already January, but here we are. As we get deeper into the winter months, I
want to ensure our residents that the Monmouth County Department of Public
Works and Engineering has been preparing for inclement weather for months and
is ready to serve at a moment’s notice.
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! It’s
hard to believe the first day of winter is right around the corner when it
feels like we just celebrated the end of summer!
As liaison to the department of public works and
engineering, I want to ensure everyone that our employees have been preparing
for any potential storms during the upcoming winter season. We have the best
crews around who all have the same goal in mind – to keep our residents safe
during any inclement weather. Our number one priority always has been and
always will be safety
everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish
everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
Speaking of the holiday
season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. As part of the
County’s continuing effort to help small businesses, especially during the
COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a new Made in Monmouth interactive
directory just in time for the holiday season.
I’d like to start by thanking all of the veterans who
have served our country. We should continue to recognize their sacrifices
throughout the entire year. It is because of their sacrifices we continue to
enjoy our freedoms. Let us also not forget the sacrifices made by their
While I could say the last few weeks have been very busy, the truth of the matter is that the County stays busy around the year with ongoing projects and initiatives.
Earlier this month, I had the honor of joining Middletown
Mayor Tony Perry and the Middletown Committee, as well as, Congressman Chris
Smith at a press conference hosted by Middletown to launch their Economic
Relief Program to assist their small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Well, it seems as if fall is now officially here! After a
hot summer season, these cooler temperatures are a nice relief! I hope everyone
is enjoying the season and picking the perfect pumpkins. I have been staying
busy and I would like to take some time to share what I have been up to around
I would like to take the time to reflect upon and
recognize the 19th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks our nation
endured on September 11th, 2001. Though the years have passed, we will never
forget the lives and legacies of those who lost their lives or the first
responders who bravely did their jobs.
It is our duty to always remember the horrific
events that took place on that day, as well as, to never forget those we lost
and how that day changed our lives forever.
However, in order to never forget, our youth must be taught about 9/11
and the events that transpired that day and how it changed the course of
American history forever.
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Labor Day
Weekend! A new school year is officially upon us and though it may look
different than past school years, we still must be extra cautious when driving
around our communities!
It’s always important – and especially now that
children are back in school – that everyone obeys speed limits, stops for
pedestrians and avoids distractions when driving. It’s also important that
pedestrians and children walking to school use crosswalks or cross at
intersections and wait for the walk signal before stepping into the road.
hope everyone had a great weekend here in Monmouth County!
I would like to provide an update of different
projects and initiatives taking place throughout Monmouth County.
you may be aware, a few weeks ago my fellow Freeholders and I announced that
the County will allocate $10 million from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief
and Economic Security) Act to supplement the Community Development Block Grant
– Coronavirus (CDBG-CV).The funding will be utilized to provide grants of up to
$10,000 to businesses with up to 50 employees.