Middletown Minutes

The Middletown Township Committee Appoints New Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Committeewoman at
July 16th Meeting

Pat Snell Swearing In
Committeewoman Pat Snell's swearing in. 
Kevin Settembrino Sworn In
Mayor Kevin M Settembrino's swearing in. 
Anthony Fiore Sworn In
Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore's swearing in. 

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone swore in Kevin M Settembrino to serve as Mayor and Tony Fiore as Deputy Mayor for the remainder of the 2018 term at the Middletown Township Committee meeting on Monday, July 16th. Patricia A. Snell was also unanimously appointed to serve as a Committeewoman at the meeting and was sworn in by Freeholder Director Arnone.

Mayor Settembrino has been elected to serve on the Township Committee three times (2010, 2013, and 2016). He served as Deputy Mayor in 2014 and 2018. Deputy Mayor Fiore has been elected to the Township Committee four times (2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017). He served two terms as Mayor in 2011 and 2012 and was elected Deputy Mayor by the Township Committee in 2010, 2014, and 2017.

Per the Municipal Vacancy Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:16-1 et seq., the Township Committee went through the statutory process to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Township Committeewoman Stephanie C. Murray.  As per state law, the Middletown Republican County Committee (as Ms. Murray was elected as a Republican party nominee) was required to provide three names to the Township Committee for consideration to fill the vacancy within 15 days of the vacancy.  The Township Committee received the names of Patricia Snell, Christopher Aveta and Greta Siwiec for consideration, and the Township Committee unanimously selected Patricia Snell to fill the vacancy. 

The Township Committee is looking forward to tapping into Snell’s expertise as a local realtor and former member of the Middletown Township Planning Board. “Pat has lived in Middletown for 35 years with her husband Bill, raised their two daughters here, and is now watching their grandchildren go through the Middletown Township Public School System,” said Mayor Settembrino. “She is very connected to our community and will be a great advocate for the residents of Middletown.”

Pursuant to state law, Ms. Snell’s seat will be up for election in this year’s November general election. Ms. Snell’s temporary appointment will last until the certification of the general election results, at which point the individual that is elected will serve for the balance of the unexpired term that expires on 12/31/2020.

To view photos from the meeting, click HERE

Join us for Middletown Township's National Night Out On Tuesday, August 7th! 

National Night Out

The MTPD Promotes Officer Brian McGrogan to Sergeant

Officer McGrogan Promoted to Sergeant
Officer Brian McGrogan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Township Committee Meeting on Monday, July 16th. Mayor Kevin Settembrino read the Oath of Office while McGrogan's wife, JeanMarie, and their daughters Mackenzie and Kyleigh held the Bible.  
The Middletown Township Police Department promoted Officer Brian McGrogan to the rank of Sergeant at the Township Committee Meeting held on Monday, July 16th.

Sergeant McGrogan was hired by the MTPD
 in 2006 after graduating from the Cape May County Police Academy. 
In 2016, he graduated from the Cape May County Bloodhound Academy with K-9 Jax and was voted Class President. 

Sergeant McGrogan is a certified Alcotest and ATV operator, a member of the Monmouth County Rapid Deployment Team, a Field Training Officer, and has worked with the Quality of Life Unit. He was voted by his peers as Officer of the Year in 2013

Sergeant McGrogan currently handles K-9 Jax with a specialty in Human Scent Trailing. He resides in Monmouth County with his wife JeanMarie, daughters Mackenzie and
Kyleigh, his K-9 partner Jax, and their Labrador retriever, Ace. 

Congratulations to Sergeant McGrogan on this achievement!


Freeholders Present Middletown Township with
County of Monmouth Flag 

Monmouth County Flag
Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone presented Middletown Township with the County flag at the July 16th Township Committee Meeting. Freeholder Arnone commented on the strong leadership of Middletown and the vital role it plays as the largest town within the County. 

Pictured from left: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Committeewoman Pat Snell, Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Committeemen Rick Hibell and Tony Perry. 

Port Monmouth Fire Company Station #6 Hosts
'Wetdown' Celebrating New Firetruck with 79 Foot Ladder

Port Monmouth Wetdown
Port Monmouth Fire Company held a 'Wetdown' on Saturday, July 14th to christen the arrival of their new 2017 KME fire truck! The party was open to the community and included food, music, and a chance to try out the company's fire hose! The new fire truck is equipped with an extra long 79 foot ladder which will help firefighters access many of the raised homes along the Bayshore area.  

Pictured from Left: Second Assistant Chief John Friedmann, Committeeman Rick Hibell, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, Port Monmouth Station #6 Fire Captain Hayley Beekman, Port Monmouth Station #6 Preident Bill Bennett, and Middletown Township Fire Chief Ryan Clarke. 
MAC Summer Concert Series - Revolution Rewind

The MAC presents: Revolution Rewind! 

Date: Tuesday, July 24th 
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM 
Location: The MAC (36 Church Street) 
Price: Free!

Attention Middletown Businesses:
Don't Miss Out on the Opportunity to Become More Energy Efficient at Minimal Cost!

Free Eye Screening at Middletown Senior Center
on Thursday, July 26th 

Free Eye Screening

Memorial Sloan Kettering Offers Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings in Middletown on Thursday, 7/26

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

Food for Fines
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Roadwork & Detours

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.

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