By Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone.
PublishedSeptember 2, 2023 at 3:46 AM
Last UpdatedSeptember 2, 2023 at 3:46 AM
I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful summer! As we approach Labor Day, I want to share some important updates from around Monmouth County.
At our August 10th Commissioner Meeting, my fellow Commissioners and I passed a resolution to retain legal counsel to draft an appropriate 5G network ordinance and separate counsel to file a motion to vacate a federal court order on Sept. 8, 2022 as it relates to Monmouth County.
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We passed this resolution to retain legal counsel regarding the proposed Verizon 5G monopoles in Belmar because the County of Monmouth was not a party to the litigation, Consent Order, or settlement agreement, for the sites that are owned or controlled by the County. The legal counsel will be tasked with drafting, noticing, and securing an ordinance about the locations, if necessary, of this unique technology throughout the County.
We will continue to fight to make sure all our shore towns and their residents’ concerns regarding the health and environmental impacts of 5G monopoles are addressed properly.
You can read the full resolution on our website by visiting www.visitmonmouth.com.
Shifting focus, I'm thrilled to announce the return of Grown in Monmouth Restaurant Week from September 22-30. This event not only supports our local agriculture industry but also showcases the creativity of our restaurants and eateries.
During this week, participating restaurants will feature dishes made with ingredients sourced from Monmouth County. We're excited to see how these ingredients inspire unique culinary creations. Participating restaurants will be featured on the Grown in Monmouth online directory, along with farmers markets, community supported agriculture and gardens, and produce distributors. The Monmouth County Division of Economic Development is ready to assist restaurants in connecting with local farms.
Restaurants interested in participating can reach out to the Monmouth County Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 or [email protected]
As we shift focus to recent engagements, I had the honor of participating in several events around the County the past few weeks. One highlight was the grand opening ribbon cutting of Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine in Downtown Freehold, a wonderful addition to our community.
Additionally, I had the privilege of speaking at the New Jersey Alliance for Action Monmouth County Chapter Meeting, where I highlighted our investments in capital construction and infrastructure improvements that enhance the safety and prosperity of our residents.
Last week, I hosted a Mayor’s Delegation Meeting alongside Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Bob Garrett and other senior leadership from the network office and their Monmouth County hospitals at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of this meeting was to provide Hackensack the opportunity to share highlights on their work in Monmouth County that support our shared community members. We also had an open conversation with the mayors on the needs of their residents and ways we can enhance our partnership on the local and county levels with Hackensack Meridan Health.
Also, I want to remind you that my fellow Commissioners and I are inviting families of Monmouth County 9/11 victims to participate in the Monmouth County September 11 Memorial Ceremony, which will be held at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook at 460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, NJ on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8:00 a.m.
The Board of County Commissioners would like to invite the families of those who lost their lives during this tragedy to not only attend, but to participate in the County’s memorial ceremony. It is our responsibility to continue to remember those who lost loved ones and to honor the memory of those who perished.
Those interested in participating in the Monmouth County September 11 Memorial Ceremony are asked to email Lauren Bumbera at [email protected] or Danielle Banyacski at [email protected]
As always, it’s a privilege to serve as your Commissioner Director.
Commissioner Director, Monmouth County
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