Middletown Minutes

Facts about the Township’s Public Hearing Monday Night on the Circus Liquors Redevelopment Plan 

The Township Committee will be holding a public hearing at its Regular Meeting on Monday, August 20th at 8:00PM in the Court Room to consider the possible adoption of a Redevelopment Plan.

Under the State law in New Jersey, Redevelopment Plans act as what is essentially an overlay to the existing underlying zoning of a property. The standards and provisions often allow a municipality to go somewhat beyond what can be required by the underlying zoning and in certain ways be more specific. This includes input regarding architectural and landscaping criteria, and also allows the Township more control over the timing and phasing of improvements.

So what will happen if the Redevelopment Plan is approved by the Township Committee on Monday night? Will this mean that the Circus Liquors Project is approved? 

If the Township Committee votes “Yes” to adopting the Redevelopment Plan, this means that the applicant must still process a complete site plan application before the Planning Board with testimony, evidence, and full public participation.

If the Redevelopment Plan is not approved by the Township Committee, the applicant may still go forward with the Planning Board complete site plan application with evidence, testimony and full public participation, as provided by the law of the State of New Jersey. The only major difference is that the developer would not be required to comply with the specific standards outlined in the Redevelopment Plan. 

In order to give everyone a fair opportunity to speak, there will a sign-in sheet outside of the meeting room on Monday night. Please sign in as your enter the room.

Middletown Remembers September 11th with Moment of Silence and Wreath Tribute 

9-11 Flyer

Middletown Township Airs "Understanding Your Tax Bill" PSA

The Middletown Township Committee put together a Public Service Announcement in an effort to answer questions regarding your tax bill. Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore and Tax Collector Judith Vassallo dig deeper into your tax bill to explain how it is broken down and how the Township determines tax rates. 

Click HERE or the picture to watch the video! 


Middletown Township Remembers K9 Tupac 

K9 Tupac

Small Business Corner: Thank you for being
"Made in Middletown" Belford Brewery! 

Belford Brewery
Members of the Township Committee presented Belford Brewery with a "Made in Middletown" small business appreciation certificate.

Pictured from left: Committeeman Tony Perry, Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Belford Brewery owners, and Committeewoman Pat Snell. 

Members of the Middletown Township Committee visited the Belford Brewery (84 Leonardville Road, Belford) on Friday, August 3rd to present owners Kevin and Mike Enny with a "Made in Middletown" small business appreciation certificate.The Belford Brewing Company has been in business since 2014 and provides a variety of traditional and signature craft beers to our community. 

The Middletown Township Committee initiated the "Made in Middletown" campaign to help spotlight some of the local small businesses that are so vital to our town's economy. Click HERE to visit the Belford Brewing Company's website! 

Flag Football

Middletown Township Vs. Middletown Youth Athletic Association Baseball Game 

MYAA vs. Middletown
Coaches and parents of the Middletown Youth Athletic Association challenged Middletown Township employees to a softball game this past Wednesday, August 15th. Although the MYAA were victorious, all participants had a wonderful time! Thank you to the MYAA for all they do for the youth of Middletown! 

Volunteers Needed for Middletown Township Police Department Domestic Violence Response Team

Middletown Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Middletown Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, Middletown Township Police Department continues to make available this service to victims of domestic violence during the initial stages of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. Applications are currently being accepted.

Click HERE to learn more. 

100th Birthday
Rabies Alert

Middletown Township Rabies Alert

The Middletown Township Health Department responded to a call concerning a sick skunk on August 12, 2018 in the area of Sylvia Terrace between Maplewood Drive and Bayberry. Middletown Animal Control captured the skunk and sent it to the State Laboratory for testing. There was no confirmed direct exposure to any human or domestic animal, however a resident's dog was found to be in close proximity to the sick skunk. Laboratory results received on August 16, 2018 confirmed that the skunk was rabid.

Residents should be reminded not to interact with wildlife under any circumstance. If you come across a sick or injured animal, keep your distance and please contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 immediately or contact the Police Department at 732-615-2100 after hours and on weekends. Please make sure all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a Rabies shot. Do not let your pets run free off leash, even in the woods, to ensure they do not come in contact with wildlife that may be rabid. Remember, Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of your pets and not handling or interacting with wildlife.

Congratulations to the Winner of Middletown Recreation's "Show Us Your Shirt" Photo Contest!  

Show us your shirt contest
Congratulations to Connor on winning Middletown Recreation's "Show Us Your Shirt" Photo Contest! Besides bragging rights, Connor won a goodie bag full of summer fun from the Recreation Department. Thank you to all who participated and keep an eye out for the next contest by following @middletownrecnj on Instagram! 

Upcoming Events

MAC Presents: The Incredibles

The MAC Presents: The Incredibles 

Dates: Friday, August 17th
Times: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: $25 per child/ $15 per sibling

Location: MAC (36 Church Street) 
Call 732-706-4100 to register! 

IMA Urgent Care Port Monmouth Hosts Back-To-School Supplies Drive for Ocean Avenue and Port Monmouth Elementary Schools

Become a New Jersey Fire Fighter!
Examination Application Deadline is August 31st

Tax Extension

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

Traffic Alert!

Roadwork and 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.

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

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