It is not everyday that Hollywood comes to Howell but this week actor Quinton Aaron, star of the Blind Side will be coming to town to share an important message while also enjoying some Rebel football action.
Aaron will be talking to students during the day about his experiences will bullying and will also hold town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night. Howell’s Homecoming will also have a little more star power this week as Aaron is expected to attend game on Friday night.
On the other side of town the Ramtown Fire Department will be hosting a Steak and Bake event at their house on Ramtown Greenville Road. Tickets are $35 and include filet mignon, dessert and beer. For more information call 732-458-0222 or check out their Facebook page.
The Howell Township Council is also scheduled to meet on Tuesday night. On the agenda are a pair of lease agreements for the council to approve for the old tax building for the Howell PAL and the Howell Food Pantry. The two applications had been discussed at the last meeting but there were questions about the paperwork associated with the organizations.
There is also an ordinance up for introduction to give just over 60 acres to Monmouth County for open space additions to the Howell Park Golf Course and the Manasquan River Greenway. The property will be sold to the county for $187,500 according to the agreement.
Part of the property includes the township’s old engineering building but does not include the access roads to the old Town Hall or property leased by the Howell Board of Education. As part of the agreement the township has agreed to demolish the engineering building within one year of the closing date. That includes any environmental remediation and needed site improvements and restorations.
The council is also set to introduce an ordinance that will change the salary range for various positions in the township. The positions include the Chief of Police, the Chief Financial Officer, The Tax Assessor and Collector, the Township Clerk, the Clean Communities Coordinator and the Deputy Manager position which is not currently filled.