2 Longtime Neptune City Residents Remembered


coaster-news-200-newBy MELISSA BEVERIDGE

The Neptune City Borough Council observed a moment of silence for two Neptune City families who lost family members during the last two weeks. Elizabeth “Betty” Matson, 96, and Mildred Adams, 95, who was the wife of former Neptune City Mayor Holmes A. Adams both died within the last two weeks.

Holmes served 30 years in Neptune City from 1955 – 1985 where she worked as the Deputy Clerk, Tax Collector, Municipal Clerk, and Registrar of Vital Statistics.

“Mildred wore many hats,” Mayor Robert Brown said. “She knew all the residents by name and was always remembered fondly. I think from 1975-1985, nothing happened in the city without Mildred being a part of it. Thank you Mildred for everything you did for Neptune City.”

During council reports, Brown said that the council had met with the city’s engineer and Department of Public Works regarding the purchasing and installation of new generators. Last year Neptune City received $98,000 in federal and county grants to update the generators.

“When it is complete, every Neptune City municipal building will be on a generator,” said Brown who said that the city’s current generators are 25-30 years old and run on diesel fuel. The new generators will run on natural gas.

Brown also thanked Gerrit Devos, Public Works Director and the rest of the Department of Public Works for the renovations that were completed in the Borough Hall offices. Between shifts, the department members painted, tore down a wall, and installed new flooring.

“We have a very versatile Public Works Department,” Brown said.

Councilman John More said that the department would begin renovations to the Police Department shortly.

More also said Clean Up Day for Neptune City residents will run from April 20 to 24.. Brush and leaf pick up will begin April 1.

Also during council reports, Councilman Larry Cross announced that he would not be seeking reelection at the end of this year “due to personal reasons,” said Cross. “I will share more later.”

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