Middletown Minutes
Municipal Complex rendering
A conceptual rendering* of the new Municipal Complex.
*Rendering subject to change.  

Township Finalizes Agreement for New Town Hall Through
Public-Private Partnership Without Any Public Borrowing


72,000 Square Foot Energy Efficient Facility Will Consolidate Approximately 55,000 Square Feet of Operations Currently Located in Seven Different Facilities
 
Township Is Also Entering a Redevelopment Agreement to Sell or Lease Two
Commercial Pad Sites Along Route 35 That Will Generate Millions in Revenue

 
The Township of Middletown has reached an agreement to construct a new Town Hall for a guaranteed maximum contract price through a capital sale leaseback under which the Township will incur no new debt and instead make annual lease payments for thirty years. The entire cost of the project will be privately financed by the Township’s designated redeveloper.
 
“A lot has changed in Middletown in the last 60 years except for our town hall, which has undergone piecemeal renovations over decades creating a number of significant problems that can no longer be ignored,” said Mayor Kevin Settembrino. “The public-private partnership we’re announcing today will enable us to expeditiously construct a new state-of-the art facility with a minimal impact on taxpayers that will be further offset through revenue generated by the sale or lease of two pad sites along Route 35.”


Click HERE to view the release and specific details on the project. 

Holiday Happenings 


The Township held its official Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at the Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street) on Sunday, December 2nd. Families enjoyed live carolers from local middle and high schools while awaiting the countdown to the lighting. After the ceremony, residents were able to enjoy crafts, an art exhibition, cartooning, a 50/50 raffle, a high school band and chorus performance, and watch an amazing ice sculpturist. The highlight of the evening was a visit from Santa Claus who sat with all the little girls and boys to get a jump start on their Christmas wish lists! Click HERE to see additional photos from the event.  

Middletown Township Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration

Mayor Kevin Settembrino and his children Ethan and Madeleine stopped by to visit Santa along with Committeeman Tony Perry, Committeeman Rick Hibell and his daughter, as well as Committeewoman Pat Snell. 

 

Santa Ferry Ride a Success

Our Recreation Department held its popular annual Santa Ferry Ride on Saturday, December 1st. The hour and a half event kicked off at the Belford Ferry Terminal and included a festive boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and lots of interaction with kids movie characters and Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Mayor Kevin Settembrino and Committee members Pat Snell and Rick Hibell were also in attendance with their little ones to have some fun. 

 

EMS Chief Election
Pictured from left: Committeewoman Pat Snell, EMS Assistant Chief Paul Kennedy, EMS Deputy Chief Jim Kelly, and Mayor Kevin Settembrino. 

 Congratulations to the
Newly-Elected EMS Chiefs! 


All five squads of Middletown Township's Emergency Medical Services Department held its Chiefs' Elections on Saturday, December 1st. Best of luck to 2019 EMS Deputy Chief Jim Kelly and Assistant Chief Paul Kennedy. We are grateful for your volunteerism. 
Project Plus
Committeewoman Pat Snell and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger recognized the newest Nut Swamp Elementary School Project P.L.U.S. graduates on Wednesday, December 5th.  

Committeewoman Pat Snell and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger congratulated recent Project P.L.U.S. graduates on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th at Croydon Hall. Fifth grade students from Lincroft, Middletown Village, Nut Swamp, and River Plaza Elementary Schools participated in the 7-week Project P.L.U.S. (Peer Leaders Understanding Students) after-school drug awareness program. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who make this program possible!

Project Plus
Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Crossroads Primary Counselor Becky Rean congratulated the Project P.L.U.S. graduates from River Plaza Elementary School on Thursday, December 6th. 
Fall Leaf Collection Reminder- No Brush
Annual Holiday Toy Drive
VFW Post 2179 Engraved Brick Fundraiser
2018 Fall Leaf Collection Update
Recreation Volunteer Opportunities
Recycling Tip- Empty, Rinse and Recycle

Upcoming Events

10th Annual Dodgeball Tournament & Toy Drive
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Croydon Hall Gymnasium- 900 Leonardville Road 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Get ready for some family fun. Join Middletown Recreation for their 10th Annual Dodgeball Tournament and Toy Drive! Cheer on your favorite team and support a wonderful cause. We ask that all participants bring an unwrapped toy the day of the tournament.
All toys will be given to
Middletown Social Services.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at
the Middletown Township Public Library on
Monday, 12/10 and 12/17

MTPL- Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

SAVE-THE-DATE for the MAC's
Handbags & Bingo Fundraiser
Friday, March 1, 2019 


Join the Middletown Arts Center for a fun & fabulous evening at its annual Handbags & Bingo fundraiser where you can win designer handbags and prizes! Volunteers and donations also needed.
Call 732-706-4100 for more information.

MAC Handbag Bingo
Traffic Alerts

Roadwork & Detours 


Church Street Southbound Lane Closure Through Friday, 12/14
 
The southbound side of Church Street (in the vicinity of the Middletown Train Station) will be closed until approximately Friday, December 14th by Kiely Construction for improvement of gas lines. Detours will be in place. 


New Jersey Turnpike Authority Begins GSP Interchange 109 Construction Project


On November 1, 2018, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) began a construction project to make improvements to Garden State Parkway Interchange 109 at Newman Springs Road (C.R. 520) in the Lincroft section of Middletown. Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan alternate routes if possible.


Click HERE to learn more. 

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