It has been more than two years since Hurricane Irene hit Howell but on Tuesday night the Howell Township Council will continue the process of helping residents whose homes were damaged in that storm and ensuing storms including Hurricane Sandy.
At Tuesday night’s meeting the council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to acquire five lots in the Mariners Cove area as part of the State-Local Grant Agreement Hazard Mitigation Program. As part of the agreement the township will be in charge of the acquisition and maintenance of the land that will be converted to open space. The ordinance says the price is not to exceed $614,250 for the acquisition of the land and that the funds are already in place through the programs.
In what will be the final regular meeting before Election Day the council will also hold a public hearing before adopting a resolution to sell the former Engineering Building property to Monmouth County. The property will be used as part of the Howell Park Golf Course and the Manasquan River Greenway.
The Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday night as well at the Municipal Building. There are two applications on the agenda including one to convert a two-story house on Adelphia road into a real estate brokerage office, school and training center.
After two nights of meetings the Howell-o-ween Spooktacular is scheduled to be held on Wednesday night at Oak Glen Park. Starting at 5:30 the event will feature games, crafts, a costume contest and a special showing of the movie Hotel Transylvania. The rain date is scheduled for Thursday if needed.