Little Egg Harbor Police Sergeant Gets U.S. Attorney General Award

Oct 24, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson Sgt. Sean Crotty (second from right) with (from left) Police Chief Richard Buzby, wife Danielle Crotty, sons Andrew and Luke, Committeewoman Lisa Stevens and Committeeman John Kehm.

Little Egg Harbor Police Sgt. Sean Crotty received a U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service in Policing Award for community policing, announced Chief Richard Buzby during the Oct. 11 municipal meeting. “He was in a non-supervisory role at the time of his award; he was our school resource officer at Pinelands Regional High School, and his involvement with students helped mold them into community members with a network of sharing and helping others.”

Crotty also leads the Little Egg Harbor Police Explorers Post 321.

The officer and his family were invited to Washington, D.C., to accept the award from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Buzby was also pleased to announce the readers of The Press of Atlantic City awarded the LEHT police department as “One of the Best.” “The people have a way of speaking,” he said.

The township committee adopted two bonding ordinances after public hearings. The first approves $1,973,150 in bonds to purchase a garbage truck, new ambulance, two pickup trucks with plows, four police utility vehicles, paving of various roads, a sidewalk project on Mathistown and Center streets and townwide drainage projects. The township will spend an additional 5 percent as required by bond law, bringing the total to $2,077,000.

Members of the Great Bay Regional EMS thanked the committee. The number of calls for service so far this year was 2,300, and they have spent $30,000 in vehicle repairs.

The committee easily approved spending $480,000 from the open space trust fund to improve the Veterans Park on Radio Road.

“It’s going to be a very nice project,” said Mayor Ray Gormley. “We are trying to get the curbing and sidewalk done before winter, and in spring we’ll do the landscaping to get it ready for Memorial Day weekend.

“Several businesses have offered to sponsor a bench,” he added.

Committeewoman Lisa Stevens, who has been working on the Veterans Park project, asked people not to park on the perimeter of the park as they are creating ruts in the grass.

The township committee approved hiring Black Rock Enterprises LLC for the 2018 sidewalk improvement project for $620,996. The project will include the Veteran’s park curbs and sidewalks as well as Mathistown.

The township received its CRS re-certification that gives those in the flood zones a 20 percent decrease in their flood insurance.

— Pat Johnson

patjohnson@thesandpaper.net

 

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