Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Officials are opting to replace quarterly mailings with monthly electronic newsletters.
Little Silver residents will receive their updates from the borough through their inboxes instead of their mailboxes later this year. Officials agreed at the July 9 council meeting to forgo the onerous task of producing quarterly newsletters that are mailed to residents and instead send e-mail versions on a monthly basis. The final paper version will arrive in September. "We need to eliminate the burden," said Councilman Don Galante of the familiar blue and white newsletter that arrived in mailboxes every month up until 2010, when the borough scaled back to quarterly issues. The borough also will send businesses and residents a yearly calendar that will provide pertinent information — such as recycling dates and details and important phone…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Little Silver Borough Council authorized the historic site's board of directors to hire professionals to create construction plans for the restoration of the dilapidated barns.
When the borough was gifted the Parker Homestead 17 years ago, Little Silver not only acquired the rich history of the 300-year old property - settled in 1667 by the Parker family - but also its aging structures that include falling-down barns brimming with, well, old stuff. Members of the Parker Homestead Board of Directors have struggled over the years to find a cost-effective way for the borough to restore the house and outbuildings and preserve that slice of Little Silver for generations to come with a working museum. The board made a big leap forward earlier this year when it garnered a place for the Parker Homestead on the National Register of Historic Places. Earning that designation was important because it opened the Rumson Road …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Little Silver Borough Council is concerned about where the financial burden falls if the project falls apart.
Little Silver school officials came to Monday’s borough council meeting to answer concerns about a proposed solar project. The school district is interested in joining a power purchase agreement coordinated by the county that would allow the district to use the energy generated by rooftop solar panels installed on the two schools. Borough officials had expressed concern about the language of the agreement and how to protect taxpayers from bearing the financial burden in the event that the project’s developer defaulted. “I’m not opposed to the project per se,” said Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. to the group that included school administrators, board members and two representatives from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority. “I’m …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Both sides are still negotiating details before the lease is signed.
Good news coffe lovers: the Little Silver Borough Council accepted a bid from Rook Coffee Roasters on Monday night to run the train station's concession stand. But Holly Migliaccio, co-owner of the popular local beanery, stressed to Patch on Thursday that the lease hasn't been signed and details still need to be negotiated for the three-year deal that they won with their $10,800 bid. What she did share was that the train station outpost will be set up much the same way as the Rook's Long Branch and Oakhurst shops, with coffee sold to-go and no seating. There will also be the same selection of "good, high quality" food, said Migliaccio, like bagels from Red Bank's Bagel Oven and baked treats from Balthazar Bakery. Rook will have the option …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Neighbors say it will create more traffic hazards in an already dangerous area of town.
Prospect Avenue neighbors came out again to a Little Silver Borough Council meeting to express their concerns about potential safety issues posed by the driveway to a new expanded municipal lot feeding onto their street. The group of five neighbors came out to share their concerns with officials at the April 2 meeting, which included a public hearing for the rezoning of the lot where the expanded parking will be located next to borough hall. The lot is part of a capital project that includes construction of a structure to house restrooms, a concession stand and police storage close to borough playing fields. "This is just multiplying how dangerous this is," said Ryan Holmgren who lives on Prospect Avenue. Warren Wolf, who also lives on …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Residents told the mayor and council that it would "look terrible" and pose safety issues.
Little Silver resident John Ferrin said he was "shocked" when he received a notice in the mail last week regarding a zoning change to accommodate the borough's planned construction of a concession stand and storage unit adjacent to his Prospect Avenue home. What surprised Ferrin was not so much the building, which he had known was in the works, but the size of the accompanying parking lot and its entrance onto Prospect Avenue. "It's just one more entrance coming onto our main street," said Ferrin of the plan to knock down the building at 466 Prospect Ave., where Viscon Builders was located, and create a 25-foot driveway leading to a 65-by-185-foot parking lot. "It's going to look terrible from the road and it's a safety issue." Ferrin was …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Over sized vehicles will be restricted
Drivers will continue to enjoy two-way access on Church Lane in Little Silver following a suggestion from a resident that the borough restrict traffic to one way on the tiny cut through between Church Street and Rumson Road. The resident, Robert Pohlman -- whose driveway exits onto Church Lane -- met with the Traffic and Safety Committee last week and all agreed to maintain a two-way thoroughfare, according to Councilman Dane Mihlon at the March 19 borough council meeting. "Everyone came away very happy," said Mihlon on the consensus reached at the meeting, which was also attended by the other home owner with a driveway leading out onto Church Lane and a borough police officer. The group agreed to put a weight restriction for vehicles …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
What do you think: It's a narrow road with sketchy visibility at one end.
If you've ever had to navigate down Little Silver's Church Lane, perhaps in an over-sized SUV, and been forced to squeeze as far right as you could to allow an oncoming vehicle, perhaps another over-sized SUV, to pass, you've probably wondered if the borough had ever considered making it a one-way street. So had Robert Pohlman, who came before the Little Silver Borough Council on Monday to request that the narrow cut through between Church Street and Rumson Road be restricted to one-way traffic. Pohlman moved to a house on the corner of the tiny street and Rumson Road almost a year ago and has since discovered that "big delivery trucks" leaving Sickles across the street use the cut through and cars need to use his lawn to make way for …
Monday, February 27, 2012
A potpourri of events and useful information for folks in Little Silver and Oceanport.
Check out the list of five things you need to know today: