Tuckerton Awards New Police Chief Contract

Nov 08, 2017

Tuckerton approved a three-year-contract with new police chief Brian Olsen. Olsen will receive a salary of $106,000 with 2 percent increases each year.

During the Nov. 6 Tuckerton Borough Council meeting, Councilman Keith Vreeland read the September police report, which included 62 arrests, “an all-time high,” said Vreeland. In the list of arrests were 23 for controlled substances. In all, 293 calls were for service, 13 for domestic incidents, 303 motor-vehicle stops with 146 tickets, 43 suspicious person checks and 29 medical calls.

The Tuckerton police are joining in the No Shave November movement to raise awareness of cancers that affect men. Citizens should not be surprised to see police officers with beards.

Deputy Mayor Sam Colangelo introduced two resolutions to apply for New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust funds to pay for replacing the water and sewer lines in Heron Road in Tuckerton Beach. Public works is now picking up leaves on the same days as trash and recyclables; residents should bag their leaves.

The yard will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

The bulkhead replacement for South Green Street Park is now completed, and the contractor is prepping for construction of the fishing pier, said Councilwoman Doris Mathisen. Colangelo praised K&G Marine Construction on its work and keeping the site clean.

The new town hall has new front doors, and the construction team there, Kavi Construction, is getting ready to install the generator, said Mathisen.

Councilman John Schwartz said September’s bill list totaling $1,516,419 is a big one because it contains taxes paid to the Pinelands Regional School District, $436,401; Tuckerton Elementary School District, $224,852; and the fourth-quarter Ocean County tax payment of $437,714. The borough serves as the tax collector for the schools and county.

The next meeting of the land use board, on Thursday, Nov. 16, will include a discussion on the borough master plan.

— Pat Johnson

patjohnson@thesandpaper.net

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