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Arnone Report, Sept 22, 2020

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry, Committeewoman Pat Snell and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone promoting Open Space in Middletown

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.

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Arnone Report: School’s Open, So Are the Beaches and Local Businesses

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

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.

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Arnone Report: Extending summer into September and other good stuff

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

With Labor Day just around the corner, I want to remind everyone that Labor Day does not mean summer is over!

We are coordinating with our shore Mayors to see which towns will be extending their beach season with additional lifeguard coverage. Their plans will be published to our “Know Before You Go “page, which can be accessed on www.visitmonmouth.com once available.

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Arnone Report: Beat the Heat, Know Before You Go, Small Biz Funding, and COVID-19 Testing

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Hello! I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the summertime sunshine and warm weather!

As everyone is aware, we have experienced hotter than normal weather lately. Heat wave or not, I always advise those who plan on spending time outdoors in the heat to be prepared. Heat-related illnesses are preventable.

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Arnone Report: $10K grants for small businesses and other good stuff

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone speaks at the groundbreaking of a new vestibule for the Monmouth County Courthouse

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I 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. 

As 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.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Arnone Report: Monmouth Freeholders pledge $10 million for small biz grants

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, left, welcomes the managment and staff of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea to Asbury Park.

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and visited our beaches and restaurants in Monmouth County!

With the holiday weekend approaching, I would like to remind everyone to remain diligent in adhering to the social distancing and safety guidelines implemented by the State.

Our restaurants and retailers – especially seasonal – depend on strong summer weekends to keep their staff employed and businesses open. It’s more important now than ever to support them while remaining safe.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Arnone Report, May 4, 2020: Parks, Beaches, Safety and $108M federal money

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend at one of our County parks or golf courses while continuing to practice strict social distancing!

I am glad that the authority over the decision of whether or not the Monmouth County parks are open was put back in the hands of the Freeholders. My fellow Freeholders and I have always felt, throughout this pandemic, that our parks are essential for the mental health and wellbeing of our residents. We vowed to open them as soon as we were able to, and that is exactly what we are doing.

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Arnone Report: “We will get through this together”

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone

Given the circumstances that required us to celebrate differently this year, I still hope everyone had a happy Easter and Passover.

As our nation and state continue to deal with the effects and severity of COVID-19, I want to let you know that myself and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders continue to work with local, state and federal officials to ensure our residents are receiving the information and support needed during this unprecedented time. We continue – and will continue – to advocate on behalf of our business community and its employees.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Arnone Report: Freeholder Director reports on great stuff happening in Monmouth County Government

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Happy February! I’m excited that our friend Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow signaling an early spring will be upon us.

I would like to update you on what I have been up to the last couple weeks.

My fellow Freeholders and I have been keeping busy working on the 2020 Monmouth County Budget. As I have said many times before, we do not start working on the budget in the early months of the year. Instead, my colleagues and I work throughout the entire year to efficiently run our departments while keeping costs down. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Freeholder Director reports on great stuff happening in Monmouth County Government

Arnone Report: Bridge Repairs, Recycling, Shared Services and other good stuff

By Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone is staying warm, happy and healthy this winter season. It sure has been a cold one the last few days but there is only a little more than 100 days until the unofficial start to the summer season!

In the meantime, I would like to provide an update of different projects and initiatives taking place throughout Monmouth County.

As of yesterday, Monday January 20th, the Ocean Avenue Shark River Bridge (W-43) has been closed for emergency repairs. During a routine inspection of the Bridge, deterioration of the steel pinions, which support the bridge when it opens and closes, was found. The contract for the project was awarded to Cornell & Company, Inc. of Woodbury, NJ in the amount of $494,000.

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Posted: January 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Bridge Repairs, Recycling, Shared Services and other good stuff