The Neptune City Borough Council began its meeting this week with a moment of silence for the Tango family, remembering Vito L. Tango who died April 2.
Tango retired from the Neptune City Zoning Board four years ago. Mayor Robert Brown and Councilman Joseph Zajack both shared their memories while serving with him in office.
“Our gems here in Neptune City, living right under our nose and we don’t even know it,” said Mayor Brown who shared Tango’s achievements while serving in the Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1946. “We’ve lost a great guy.”
“I also sat with Vito on the land use board and he had to have been one of the funniest guys I ever sat next to,” said Councilman Joseph Zajack. “He was a character.”
During council reports, Brown discussed a regular public meeting that was held in Wall Township two weeks ago. The mayor said many residents were asking if he was attending due to “misinformation” about the drying of the dredging material from Shark River.
“Wall Township, five years ago, made a decision that they would not be putting dredging material in their township,” Brown said. “As an official, I have to respect what decision they made for Wall Township.”
Brown said over a year ago alternative drying sites were reviewed with the DOT and the DEP.
Last week, Brown met with the DOT and DEP again to discuss various drying sites in Neptune City and Neptune. He said he was not at liberty to divulge what took place.
“Whether Wall Township is in it or not, Shark River is going to be dredged. I believe that in my heart so we’re going to continue to support that,” Brown said.
Little League opening day is Sat., April 18 at Adams Field where Lauren Blecki, who was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in 2014, and Councilman Zajack will throw out the first pitch.
Brown also said that the New Jersey Council of Mayors has elected him to the Board of Mayors.
“I was very honored to be nominated and then elected into the position,” he said.
The council also adopted and advertised Ordinance No. 2015-05 to change the name of TFH Way, located south of West Sylvania Avenue, to Flexcraft Drive. Flexcraft Company of 814 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park, is a “full service custom plastic molder that specializes in the custom blow molding and injection molding of complex products” according to their website. The company employees over 70 people and is hoping to open next week in their Neptune City location. According to Russ Smith, a representative of Flexcraft, the company will run both operations until a full relocation to Neptune City occurs.
“We’re looking forward to a long career with Flexcraft here in Neptune City,” Brown said.
“We’re very excited to be here and we look forward to being here for a while and being a positive contributing members to the town,” Smith said.