Middletown Minutes
Acting Mayor Kevin M Settembrino
Acting Mayor Kevin M Settembrino

Kevin M Settembrino to Serve as Acting Mayor 

On Monday, June 25th Deputy Mayor Kevin Settembrino became the Acting Mayor of Middletown due to Mayor Stephanie Murray’s resignation from the Township Committee, effective June 22, 2018.


Settembrino was elected to the Middletown Township Committee in 2010 and has served as Deputy Mayor twice. Additionally, Settembrino has served on several Middletown boards, including the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Library Board, and is currently on the Planning Board.


As a community leader, Settembrino has been a key player in helping stabilize taxes, Sandy recovery, planned growth, and has been an advocate for increased energy efficiency across the Township. He also supported the fight against JCP&L’s monster power lines, helped foster shared service agreements to help the town save money, and has been a presence at both large and small Township events.


“My eight years on the Township Committee have prepared me to fulfill the role of Mayor, and I’m honored to hit the ground running and do it,” said Settembrino. “The Township Committee and I will miss Stephanie Murray’s energy and ideas, however, we are looking forward to continuing to pursue the goals we have set for our community.”


In addition to Settembrino’s mayoral responsibilities, he is the founding Principal at Settembrino Architects in Red Bank and a LEED Accredited Professional with a focus on sustainable design. He lives in the River Plaza section of Middletown with his wife and elementary school aged twins.

IMA Donation
Dr. Roger Thompson of IMA presented a medical kit for each fire company to help all of our firefighters give temporary first aid to fire victims. Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino was there to receive this generous donation along with Fire Chief Ryan Clarke, Deputy Chief Steven Schweizer, and members of the Belford Engine Company. 

Integrated Medicine Alliance Donates Medical Kits to All 11 MTFD Firehouses 

On Wednesday, June 27th, the Integrated Medicine Alliance (IMA) donated medical kits to all 11 firehouses in Middletown. Fire Chief Ryan Clarke, Deputy Chief Steven Schweizer, and members of the Belford Engine Company graciously accepted the kits which will be installed in the fire engines to be used during emergencies. 

Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Fire Chief Ryan Clarke thanked Dr. Roger Thompson of IMA for the organization's generosity. Dr. Thompson is a lifelong resident of Middletown and was happy to donate the kits as a token of appreciation for all our volunteers do to keep our town safe. 

Township Happenings & Events 

Code Ninja Grand Opening
Code Ninja Celebrates Grand Opening 

Committeeman Tony Perry stopped by Code Ninja, located at the Union Square Mall (500 NJ-35) to present a certificate congratulating independent owner Stadi Sinclair on his grand opening on Friday, June 22. Code Ninja is a center that teaches children computer coding skills though building games. These lessons teach the students problem solving, team work, math skills, and how to learn the new literacy of computer coding. 
MTPL Food for Fines

Pay Off Your Library Fines with Food Bank Donations Until August 17th!

Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino stopped by the Middletown Township Public Library on Thursday, June 28th to support the Food for Fines Campaign initiated by Library Director Kim Rinaldi. From now until August 17th you can help pay off your library fines with food bank donations. Each non-perishable food item donated during the program event eliminates a $1.00 of late fees from the cardholder's account up to a maximum of $10.00 per card. Donations will be going to all of the local food banks on a weekly basis, including the Town’s Pantry, Middletown Helps Its Own, Calico Cat, Project Paul, and Lunch Break.

Brush Collection Complete
Coyote and Fox Sightings
Paper Shredding Event 2018

Frequently Dumped Items That Are Not Accepted at Middletown Recycling Center 

Please refer to the chart below to see which materials are not accepted at the Middletown Recycling Center located at 52 Kanes Lane. If you would like to learn more about what is and isn't recyclable, download the Recycle Coach app. You can download the free app from iTunes or the GooglePlay app store. You can also access it online HERE

Click HERE to view the Township's
printable Comprehensive Recycling Chart

Recycling Center Info
Traffic Alert!

Roadwork & Detours

'LET THERE BE LIGHT' on Kings Highway & Church Street!

The roadwork at the intersection of Kings Highway and Church Street to signalize the roadway is now complete. Please be aware that there will be a traffic light at that intersection beginning on Monday, July 2nd at 11:00AM. 

Road Restoration Work for New Jersey American Water Continues on the Following Streets: 

  • Avenue A   
  • Ataboy Ave. 
  • Gordon Ct.   
  • Avenue D 
  • High Boy Ave.
  • Walada Ave.
  • Wood Ave. 
  • Carter Ave.               
  • Avenue B
  • Handy Boy Ave.
  • Plymouth Ave.                                        
  • Georgia Ave.                     
  • Orphan Boy Ave.
  • Bergen Ave.

If you have any questions, contact
Traffic at 732-615-2045.

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