Middletown Minutes
Tony Perry
Committeeman Tony Perry being sworn in by Senator Joe Kyrillos at Monday's Township Committee Meeting. Pictured from left to right: Committeeman Tony Perry, his wife Alannah, and Senator Joe Kyrillos. 

Middletown Township Committee Appoints Tony Perry 

Tony Perry was appointed to the Middletown Township Committee at the Monday, November 13th Township Committee meeting. He will be filling the vacancy left by Stephen Massell who resigned in October to take a position on the Monmouth County Tax Board.

Perry’s qualifications include his current position as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Kyrillos, as well as his past work in the Office of the Governor — Sandy Recovery Division. During his time in the Governor’s Office, Perry worked heavily with the Office of Emergency Management, FEMA, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Community Affairs in an effort to rebuild post-Superstorm Sandy, eventually assisting more than 2,700 residents back to their homes.  

Senator Joe Kyrillos issued Perry’s Oath of Office as his wife, Alannah, held the Bible. “Tony exemplifies the important qualities of being an effective public servant,” said Senator Kyrillos. “He is committed to helping others and has the ability to navigate government and get things done.”  

Click HERE to read the press release. 

Thompson Cross Country Girls
Congratulations to the Thompson Middle School Girls Cross Country Team on winning the Shore Conference of Middle School All Stars Meet and the New Jersey Middle School Cross Country Championship this season! 
V Day Parade 2
The Township of Middletown,The MTEA and The NJ Titans Invite Middletown Residents to:
Saturday, November 25th
Middletown Sports Complex
214 Harmony Road 

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM
FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT the Middletown Arts Center, Mayor’s Office, Middletown Township Public Library and Poricy Park
Track Friday

Give Rather Than Get: Middletown Recreation Sponsors Track Friday on November 24th

Help us turn “Black Friday” into “Track Friday” by focusing on giving rather than getting. Please join Middletown Recreation in participating in Track Friday, a national movement of active awareness for charities, at the Middletown High School North Track (63 Tindall Road) on Friday, November 24th between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
As Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, Track Friday provides a wonderful opportunity to give back by walking, running, or jogging with other community members for a cause that you believe in. There are numerous charities that you can donate to, but some local charities include the Middletown World Trade Center Fund, Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council, Poricy Park Conservancy, Middletown Help Its Own, and Fulfill Monmouth & Ocean.

Track Friday is designed to eliminate many of the typical pressures of charity race events. There are no intimidating distances, no fundraising targets, and no minimum donations. There is also no sign-up or registration fee. Simply show up at the track and enjoy exercising for a great cause! We hope to see you there!

Click HERE to donate to your favorite charity or cause, and click HERE to see the calendar event.

turkey fire

Fire Safety Tips for the Thanksgiving Holiday 

Middletown Township and the Fire Department wish you and your family a fun-filled Thanksgiving holiday. Below are some tips to help ensure that it's safe.
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip. 
  • Ensure all smoke detectors are working.
  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. When you fry foods, you increase the risk of a cooking fire. Use turkey fryers at least 10 feet away from buildings.
  • Have a fire extinguisher ready. 
Keep in mind the potential dangers of deep frying a turkey:
  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area.
  • Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn.
  • Make sure to have a “3-foot kid- and pet-free zone” around your turkey fryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
  • Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water.
  • A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter. Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before you fry it.
  • Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire. Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won’t overheat.
  • The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries. Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle these items.

Mayor's Open Office Hours: 

Please note that the Mayor's Open Office Hours will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon tomorrow, November 18th, at Town Hall (1 Kings Highway). Visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Mayor Scharfenberger is also available by appointment. Please call 732-615-2024 for more information.

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