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Freeholders Coming to Howell Next Month

Board will hold meeting at new building

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. 

Lucretia B March 29, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Everytime someone refers to the Global Building as belonging to the Township of Howell, I recall with dismay how they spent 5 million dollars to buy it. Then came Hurricane Sandy and we had no money to clean up the public mess. Ah...but the township had its new building. Im sure the Freeholders will receive quite the courtesy.
Jaded March 30, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I think the Freeholders should stay as far away from Howell politics as they can. This town is nothing but a political mess.
Stop the insanity March 31, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Jaded, Some people become professionally offensive. For a price, they offer to hurl insults at people for no good reason or truth. Thankfully, most do not take hurting others to that extreme, but each of us will fail someone someday. In that moment, you need to examine yourself and ask why you said or did something that you knew would be hurtful. Once you've honestly answered that question, you have the opportunity to make changes in your life that will prevent you from hurting others. A great first step toward true change is to ask God for forgiveness and for the power to change. It is as simple as saying: “Forgive me God. I know I was wrong when I hurt ___that way.” God is faithful to forgive those who come to Him in Jesus’ name. Learning how to let go of the guilt you feel begins with finding forgiveness from God. If I am already forgiven, I do not worry so much about whether the person I offended forgives me. That way, I am ready to listen more carefully to the concerns they express. If I have already found peace, their response cannot rob me of experiencing the forgiveness that God offers. Happy Easter

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