By PETE WALTON
Preparations are well underway for the Neptune City Fall Food Truck Festival in Memorial Park on Sat., Sept. 24.
Mayor Andrew Wardell said food trucks from Shore Good Eats, Cold Stone Creamery, Five Sisters Food Co., Tacoholics, and Kiersten’s Creations will take part. The event will run from noon to 8 p.m.
There will also be a beer truck, musical acts, and a petting zoo from 4 to 8 p.m.
The mayor also said at this week’s meeting of the Borough Council that Neptune City’s 9/11 service is tentatively scheduled for Sat., Sept. 10 and not Sept. 11 because of a schedule conflict involving the Neptune City Police Department’s Honor Guard that day.
Wardell said he met last week with representatives of the Monmouth County SPCA, the county Board of Health and local officials about the issue of feral cats in the borough.
“We have set a plan in motion to expedite the health issue that cat urine can cause and the plight of some of our residents’ health,” the mayor said. “We have continued our partnership with the MCSPCA for the [trap and release] program to help mitigate the feral population, but some of the areas are beyond that now and are going to be addressed more stringently.”
John O’Heney has informed the borough that he will be resigning from the Board of Recreation.
The Somerset County Library donated shelving to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for its new media center and library. The borough’s public works department transported the material to the school from Somerset County.
The mayor thanked School Resource Officer Andy Hansen and recently retired Neptune City Education Association president Cathleen Williams for making the donation possible.