Jackson Girls Recreation Softball, rumors put to rest.
Claims continued Tuesday night that the recreation department had "misappropriated" funds, despite the findings of the members of the CBAC who concluded that all monies related to sponsorship of girls recreation softball teams were present or accounted for and that all expenditures were in compliance with the ordinance that authorized such sponsorship.
Blogger Phil Stilton atacks Mr. Mayerowitz - calling him "Gestapo of Nazi Germany"
It was less than two weeks ago when beach-goers at the Jersey Shore were horrified by the sight of a banner being pulled past them in the sky. No, it was not for one of the local bars or the Geico Gecco. It was the world's most recognizable symbol of hatred and genocide. Something that, to this day, brings tears to the eyes of millions who lived those times, or the devastation in the aftermath. What was on that banner was the Nazi symbol of the Swastika. (Read More)
Councilman Kafton again ignoring advise of township attorney
At this past Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson Township Council a resolution was presented to appoint three residents to the township's Zoning Board of Adjustment. Such appointments in Jackson are often done with little fanfare. There are also times when those proposed for appointed are denigrated during proceedings. Tuesday was definitely the latter of the two.
Final resting place for pets
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that JENNIFER STEINMAN has applied to the Jackson Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for a variance on Lot 19 in Block 116.02 located on West Veterans Highway containing an existing building housing the Cassville Post Office. (Read More)
Jackson Council moves on Summer Camp
At the May 8th council meeting discussion once again focused on recreation. Councilman Kafton expressed his opinion for an external audit of the division during his comments. Taking liberty with certain aspects of the current situation, he was interrupted by Council President Bressi who reaffirmed the process underway will provide satisfactory answers to all. (Read More)
Summer camp soon to begin
Jackson officials may now be able to put two months of controversy behind them with Resolution 194R-12
, tentatively proposed for reading and approval at the May 8th council meeting. Calling for a "pilot program" adding a 7th week to the township recreational summer camp program, it establishes a $75 increase in the program's fee bringing the total to $400.
Nearly 5 tons of trash removed from Jackson in 3 1/2 hours
Jackson Township “Slam Dunks The Junk” During Annual Spring Clean Communities Campaign
On Saturday, April 21st. over 500 participants belonging to 42 non-profit Jackson Township based organizations participated in the annual Spring Clean- up sponsored by NJ Clean Communities. All of the participating organizations must present proof of non-profit status in order to earn funds for their organizations. (Read More)
Ocean County will accept household hazardous waste at collection points in five towns beginning May 17.
"This is an excellent opportunity for residents to safely rid their homes of chemicals, pesticides motor oil and other hazardous wastes," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, liaison to the county's recycling program.
County residents can bring up to 200 pounds of dry material and 20 gallons of liquid – in containers no larger than five gallons – to any of the following locations: (Read More)
Keeping up with recreation
Fee increases remain on hold
At the April 24th council meeting the central issue continued to be the proposed changes of recreation fees. The first question of the session came from resident Cathy Genovese who asked if the new fees had been enacted despite not yet being approved by the governing body. She offered a supporting document showing a grandchild's registration had increased from last year. (Read More)
Township moves forward on LED project
The hard fought and long anticipated LED street lighting project in Jackson Township took a major step forward today with the delivery of a purchase order to JCP&L for the first 100 replacement fixtures. JCP&L has already taken delivery of these devices from the manufacturer and expects to begin replacement (Read More)
Economics Drive Site Selection
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As reported in the Asbury Park Press, a Toms River-based baseball group is looking to build a state-of-the-art baseball and education facility on a 29-acre site near the intersection of Route 72 and Route 532 in Barnegat. The $6 million complex, proposed by Team New Jersey Elite, will include four high school baseball fields, four Little League size fields, a baseball stadium with seating for 3,000 people, as well as housing for players. (Read More)
Council to dissolve Animal Welfare Committee
The first reading of Ordinance 11-12 amending Chapter 51 of the Jackson Administraastive Code entitled “Dogs and Other Animals” has received scant attention. This ordinance deletes all of the applicable clauses relating to the management of feral cat colonies. This same ordinance was amended in 2009 and members of the Township Council at that time indicated then that when you create an ordinance and then you go back and read it over again, you realize something was left out. It would have been nice if the Council realized that when the original ordinances were enacted. (Read More)
LED Streetlight Replacement Unit
The Township of Jackson has entered into a contract agreement with JCP&L for the retrofitting of existing street lights with LED lighting. Under the terms of the agreement, in excess of 500 lights will be replaced (Read More)