MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Township Committee made quick work of their regular meeting on Tuesday. Lasting about 26 minutes, they moved through their regular agenda and spent time congratulating their DPW, Police, First Responder and other employees who managed the recent storm. They also passed a number of resolutions. They also held a public hearing on holding an upcoming public auction for town owned property. The properties that will be marketed for sale are:
A. Block 11, lot 20 (Port Monmouth Road)
B. Block 11, lot 23 (Atlantic Avenue)
C. Block 722, lot 8 (Middletown Avenue)
D. Block 837, lot 30 (Browns Dock Road)
According to the agenda, the auction shall be held at the Middletown Town Hall or online due to the current COVID-19 pandemic at a date and time to be set by a resolution of the Township Committee and published in accordance with law.
During Committee comments, Committeewoman Snell discussed the upcoming fundraiser for the 9-11 fund.
"As we approach the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, our fundraising efforts are fully underway. We launched the fundraiser for personalized bricks already, and I thank all the residents that have gone on so quickly to support that. The bricks along with redoing the walkway, the funds from that - along with more fundraisers - are going to three additions to the World Trade Center Gardens. One of which is going to be a fountain called the Fountain of Hope, appropriately called. I think we could all use a little bit of hope right now." said Snell. "It's going to be erected toward the end of the walkway. It's going to be beautiful, and it will be a place where you can sit and reflect."
Snell went on to describe the next steps anticipated for the memorial.
"The next two editions are going to be memorials to our first responders and the military and honor their services during 9/11 - the brick fundraiser is the first of three - the second fundraiser is going to be doing personalized banners that are going to be hung along Kings Highway and Church Street going right past the Memorial. The third will be a community effort on that we'll hopefully put out to the schools and other mediums... that's going to be lawn signs to support the Memorial Gardens.
So I'm looking forward to launching all three - again thank you to those who have ordered a personalized brick - they launched it with a serious effort here and looking forward to continuing on it - it is really easy to do the bricks. It was on 'Middletown Minutes' last week and all you do is click on the brick that's on the site, and it brings you right to the webpage. It's very easy to do right through PayPal or you can use a credit card if you choose." said Snell.