By MonmouthCounty Commissioner Director Tom Arnone
Happy March! We are just a few short weeks away
I want to start my article this week expressing my
fellow Commissioners and my strong opposition to the added components of the
legalized marijuana bill that was voted through last week. The majority of New
Jersey residents last fall voted in favor to legalize marijuana for use by
adults at least 21 years of age. There is no question, nor debate, on the
outcome of the ballot question.
Colts Neck, NJ –
Monmouth County Republican Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden and his leadership
team of Director Tom Arnone, County Clerk Christine Hanlon and G.O.P. Vice
Chairs Tony Fiore, John Cantalupo, Manalapan Committeewoman Susan Cohen, and
Robert Nicastro as well as Republican State Committee members Peter Carton and
Mary Pat Angelini, today announced their endorsement of Jack Ciattarelli for
the GOP nomination for New Jersey Governor.
As we witnessed our federal government in crisis last week with the unthinkable riot on the Capitol incited by the President, government continued to work well here on the local level here, where we live.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was sworn in for her second five year term in office on Thursday during a socially distanced county reorganization meeting at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. Ross Licitra was sworn in for his first term as County Commissioner and Lillian Burry took the Oath of Office as a County Commissioner for the first time after serving five terms as a Freeholder–the same office with a new name.
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.
Over 700 healthcare workers in Monmouth County received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the holiday break as public health officials scrambled to ramp up their infrastructure to widely administer the shots as they become available.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is being administered to healthcare and long term care personnel by the Monmouth County Board of Health in Freehold and the VNA Community Health Centers in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced that the County’s Public Works and Engineering Department is prepared for the snow storm that is expected to hit this afternoon and continue to impact the area through tomorrow afternoon, December 17.
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.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, New Jersey’s top Italian American Freeholder Directors are supporting Jersey Shore businesses by promoting the extension of the summer season through September. Why not push it two more weeks until Columbus Day?!
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.