The new Municipal Building will be the site of the second meeting of April for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Set for April 25 at 7 p.m. the meeting will be the first by the county body in Howell since the township relocated from Preventorium Road to Route 9. It is one of a series of meetings the Freeholders will hold away from their regular Freehold location.
Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said he was glad the board was meeting in new locations. "The Board of Chosen Freeholders takes its meetings on the road to make county government more accessible to the people it serves," he said. "It encourages participation by many more residents."
The Freeholders will hold their second meeting in May in Hazlet and will also meet in Oceanport, Roosevelt and at the Freehold Township Municipal Building through the end of August.
Marion Masnick, the clerk to the Board of Chosen Freeholders, said the rotation is "designed to cover all regions of the county and provide opportunities to attend meetings closer to home or work," according to information provided by the county.
Laura Kirkpatrick, the Director of Public Information and Tourism for the county said with 53 municipalities the Freeholders might only get to a town once every nine or 10 years."
The Howell Township Council is scheduled to hold its monthly workshop meeting on April 9 at 7:30 and its regular monthly meeting on April 23 at 7:30. The Planning board has meetings scheduled for April 4 and April 18 at 7 p.m. and the zoning board is scheduled to meet on April 8 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.