Middletown Minutes

Middletown Welcomes Stride and Ride Relay Team in Honor of 9/11 Victims, Veterans, and First Responders

Stride and Ride
Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committeewoman Pat Snell met with Heather Viveiros, founder of the Stride and Ride Tactical Team, at the World Trade Center Memorial Gardens on Monday, October 8th. (Photo courtesy of Maggie O'Brien)
On Monday, October 8th, Middletown was honored to host the Stride and Ride Relay Tactical Team at the World Trade Center Memorial Gardens (36 Church Street). The Stride and Ride Relay spans 911 miles from Boston, Massachusetts to Arlington, Virginia to honor and remember those who perished on 9/11, our Military Men and Women who deployed Oct. 7, 2001, those lost at war, and those lost to the invisible wounds of war. It also supports those currently serving, including our Veterans, First Responders and their families. The team stopped in Middletown to pay their respects to the 37 residents we lost on September 11th. We thank the Stride and Ride Relay Team for their effort to bring communities together and bridge the gap between service members and civilians. Such events serve as a meaningful step toward the healing of our country.    

River Plaza Elementary School Holds Annual "Walk to School Day" on October 10th

Walk to School Day
Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Township Committee members Rick Hibell and Pat Snell presented River Plaza Elementary School Principal David Whitman with a certificate recognizing October 10th as "Walk to School Day" in Middletown Township. 

On Wednesday, October 10th, River Plaza Elementary School hosted their annual "Walk to School Day". Hundreds of parents, students, and community members participated in the walk that is done in an effort to raise awareness about pedestrian safety for our children. Having a safer route to school will encourage children to exercise regularly and create a routine that can benefit them for years to come. Walking to school will also help reduce traffic and pollution in our Township. Thank you to all who participated in this event! 

Mayor Kevin Settembrino sat down with Jill Horner of Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the results of Middletown's Microgrid Feasibility Study. 

 Middletown was one of only 13 municipalities to be awarded a $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to conduct the study. The final report should be available by the end of the year. For additional information about the study, click HERE. 

Click HERE to watch the segment.

Veterans Day Parade

MTFD & NJNG Held Large Scale Drill on October 7th

On Sunday, October 7th,  the Middletown Township Fire Department and New Jersey Natural Gas held a large scale joint drill at the Middletown Fire Academy. Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committee members Tony Perry, Rick Hibell and Pat Snell, attended the drill to get an in depth look at what the fire department does in a natural gas emergency. All 11 fire companies and our EMS members, which constituted over 100 volunteers, participated. Thank you to our wonderful emergency services units for their diligence and hard work!

NJNG Fire Drill
Deputy Fire Chief Steve Schweizer explains the drill to Committeeman Tony Perry. 
NJNG Fire Drill
Firefighters assess a situation upon arrival and perform vehicle rescue. 
Deputy Chief Steve Schweizer with Mayor Settembrino and Township Committee members Tony Perry, Former Fire Chief Rick Hibell, and Pat Snell. 
Aux. Police

Volunteers Needed for Middletown Township Police Department Auxiliary Police

Middletown Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Middletown Auxiliary Police. You can download an application at www.middletownnj.org/AuxiliaryPolice. Applications are accepted year-round. 

The Middletown Township Auxiliary Police duties include traffic control, security, and patrol for major events, road races, fairs, high school sporting events, and more. The Auxiliary Academy starts in March and you will learn NJ Criminal Code, Title 39 Motor Vehicle Laws, side-handle baton, handcuffing, pepper spray, drill and ceremony, and more.

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that they must be eighteen years of age or older, live within a five mile radius of Middletown, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call basis during major incidents, submit to a background investigation and fingerprinting, and successfully complete the mandatory training.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Kevin Gardiner, Middletown Township Police Department, Auxiliary Liaison, at 732 615-2075.

Upcoming Events

Food and Cleaning Supplies Drive

Important Voter Information from the Township Clerk's Office 

The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office will begin the process of notifying all vote by mail voters from the 2016 presidential election (who have not requested a ballot for the 2018 election) that they will be receiving a ballot unless they opt out in writing. The County Clerk’s Office is sending out approximately 25,000 of these letters.

If voters would like to call with questions, please contact the Elections Office at (732)431-7790.
Tuesday, October 16 Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6 Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for General Election in Offices of County Commissioner of Registration 300 Halls Mills Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728 (732)431-7780 or visit www.monmouthcountyvotes.com

Click HERE to visit the Township Clerk's page for polling locations and registration questions. 

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