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In Tinton Falls: Traffic Light Planned at Fox Chase Drive and Asbury Avenue

  By PETE WALTON Motorists on Asbury Avenue in Tinton Falls will soon encounter a new traffic light during their travels. The borough and Monmouth County officials have reached agreement regarding the placement of a signal where Cannonball Drive and Fox Chase Drive meet County Route 16, also known as Asbury Avenue. The intersection is approximately halfway betweeen the Garden State Parkway and Shafto Road. The county will inspect and maintain the signal while the borough will provide electric service, as it does for all such installations maintained by the county within borough limits. Also at their meeting this week,…

Tinton Falls lands $1.6 Million Road Repairs, Vehicle Purchases

  By PETE WALTON The Tinton Falls Borough Council plans to issue bonds worth $1.6 million to fund road improvements and three new public works vehicles. A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation will help fund the $1.96 million total cost of the improvements. The borough’s 2016 Road Improvement Program includes Pine Street, Surrey Lane, Tracy Place, Acorn Drive, Chestnut Court, Apple Orchard Drive, Hamilton Court and the municipal public works lot. A new automated sanitation truck costing approximately $240,000 will be purchased, as well as two public works trucks at an estimated total price of $70,000. The…

225 New Jobs Created in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls officials expect a $6.5 million private investment in a former Fort Monmouth building to generate 225 permanent high-paying positions and dozens of temporary construction jobs. The Borough Council designated Radar Properties Urban Renewal LLC as the redeveloper of what is commonly known as Building 2525 on the former fort property. As an urban renewal entity, Radar Properties filed a tax abatement application with the borough earlier this month. The redeveloper is seeking a 15-year tax exemption, though it will make service charge payments to the borough. At present, the property generates no revenue for…

$15 Million Sports Complex Ok’d in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON A new $15 million sports complex planned in Tinton Falls will bring jobs, recreational opportunities, and new customers for local businesses. The borough Planning Board has approved a proposal by George Altirs, founder of the Capelli apparel brand, to build an indoor-outdoor sports facility off Wayside Road near Shafto Road. The project will include an indoor soccer pitch and spectator area which will host events involving traveling youth and professional teams throughout the year. “There will be tournaments all winter,” said Mayor Gerald M. Turning at this week’s Borough Council meeting. “Our hotels and restaurants will…

In Tinton Falls: Officials Seek Help in Locating Dogs Who May Have Exposure to Rabies

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls officials are helping to look for pit bull puppies which may have been exposed to an adult dog with a confirmed case of rabies. The Monmouth County Health Department is seeking information from anyone who may have acquired, purchased, adopted or come into contact with pit bull puppies in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen in the past month. “We are currently working to identify anyone who may have come into contact with pit bull puppies that may have been exposed to a confirmed case of rabies in an adult dog,” said Christopher Merkel, Monmouth…

Tinton Falls to Receive Parcel of Land

  By PETE WALTON Tinton Falls is getting larger. A small section of the former Fort Monmouth property is being transferred to the borough by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority. The Borough Council this week introduced an ordinance accepting a portion of Pine Brook Road and the adjacent right-of-way. The total amount of land involved is approximately 0.68 acres. Currently, Tinton Falls has a land area of 15.49 acres, the 11th largest of the 53 municipalities in Monmouth County. Also introduced this week was an ordinance establishing a policy regarding tax breaks for totally disabled veterans. State law allows…

New Councilman Welcomed in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON John A. Manginelli was sworn in Tuesday night as the newest member of the Tinton Falls Borough Council. Manginelli and incumbents Gary A. Baldwin, Nancyanne Fama and Christopher Pak were unopposed on November’s election for four open seats on the nonpartisan council. Baldwin, Fama and Pak were elected to four-year terms. Manginelli was elected to fill an unexpired term which ends on Dec. 31, 2017. Baldwin was reelected as council president and Pak will again serve as deputy. The council named Baldwin as its appointment to the Planning Board. Ronald Palmieri, Ronald Battista and Aaron Brawner…

Tinton Falls to Establish Policy for Tax Breaks for Disabled Veterans

  By PETE WALTON The Tinton Falls Borough Council plans to establish a policy regarding tax breaks for totally disabled veterans. Under state law, persons certified by the Veterans Administration as 100 percent disabled because of their service can apply to be exempted from paying local property taxes. In the absence of a formal policy, the borough has been granting exemptions retroactively to the date that the VA declares the veteran 100 percent disabled. Thomas Fallon, the borough’s chief financial officer, told the council Tuesday night of a recent case in which tax payments totaling $40,000 and dating back to…

New Brewery Will Open in Tinton Falls

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Three area residents are taking their passion for beer to the next level. They are going to start brewing their own. But not just for personal consumption, for all the craft beer enthusiasts out there. Former Tinton Falls mayor Mike Skudera along with Pete Artherholt, Tinton Falls and Red Bank resident Chris Hanigan are opening Jughandle Brewing Company, named after New Jersey’s famously unique traffic patterns, in Tinton Falls Centre Plaza on Asbury Avenue. It is located near Garden State Parkway exit 102 and just minutes from the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. “We will offer…

Solar Energy Project Planned at Seabrook in Tinton Falls

  By PETE WALTON A new solar energy project, which has been approved by Tinton Falls officials, will provide electricity to Seabrook Village. The Tinton Falls Board of Adjustment approved a proposal by KDC Solar of Bedminster for 3 megawatts of ground-mounted solar infrastructure on 10 acres adjacent to the village, a 98-acre retirement community on Essex Road and owned by Erickson Living. Seabrook Village’s buildings and the area where the solar project is to be located are completely surrounded by wooded, vacant land. “The project has been designed to minimize adverse impacts on environmental elements such as soil erosion,…

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