OCEAN TOWNSHIP: After a seven year pause for budget reasons, the township will again hold the annual Memorial Day Parade with full regalia from participants like veterans groups, schools and other eager marchers.
St. Patrick's Day celebration will be soon on the calendar and more events to be announced as details are worked out. Councilwoman Donna Schepiga made the announcement at the Feb. 9 pubic meeting.
At meeting start time Major Chris Siciliano thanked Shrewsbury Volkswagens General Manager Gino Dellomo for the $10,000 contribution to the town's Community Celebrations fund.
The relatively brief Thursday meeting announced that Mellissa Liang would be replacing Jennifer Stewart as a volunteer on the Clean Communities Advisory Committee. Also, the Council authorized funding of Colonial Terrace golf course for maintenance fees and for two 150kw generators. The course opens soon, April 2.
An ordinance prohibiting on street parking on narrow Beechwood Place was accepted with other similar street situations perhaps to be evaluated. The snow storm brought the need for revisiting some parking constraints.
The "No Knock" ordinance to reduce privacy interruptions in homes has been in consideration for a while now. It will require solicitors to register with the town before door to door solicitation, with some exceptions for religious and political canvassing and otter possible permissions. The limits of hours of the day will apply, with daylight and sunset as operatives.
The town swimming pool fees and requirements have been adjusted and general ordinance rules for parks have been made. There are thoughts under consideration about limiting smoking in certain parts of park areas and other places, still a work in progress.