Sunday, April 28, 2013
Borough officials look to increase contact with businesses and residents via Code Red email.
A message from the Oceanport Office of Emergency Management: The Borough of Oceanport’s Emergency Management and town Council urge all residents to sign up for the Code Red emergency communication system. It was a vital link during Sandy in getting information out to residents. The Council’s plan to increase contact with its residents on important General Information matters will be delivered via the e-mail component of the Code RED system. The Borough maintains a contract with Emergency Communications Network (ECN) to license its Code RED high-speed notification solution. The Code RED system provides Oceanport officials the ability to quickly deliver Emergency Information messages, via phone, text message or e-mail to targeted areas or …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A list of closures and other storm emergency information directly from Oceanport
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Special Announcement for Oceanport Residents: Evacuees must use Port Au Peck Avenue westbound. All bridges (Branchport, Bridgewaters, Gooseneck & Monmouth Blvd) are closed or impassable at this time.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The borough's emergency management shares some things residents should begin thinking about before the storm hits.
Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon passed along the latest from the borough's OEM: Potential continues for a very dangerous autumn storm system to affect the region early next week. • This storm will be associated with what is currently Hurricane Sandy. This storm, if it moves toward us, will bring multiple threats to the region: • Strong damaging wind gusts • Extremely heavy rainfall • Major flooding along streams and rivers • Major coastal flooding (full moon occurs on October 29) • The eventual track of this storm will determine the area which is impacted. This far out in time, there is still some uncertainty with the storm track. However, the likelihood of the storm affecting our region has once again increased over the past 24 hours. …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Mayor Michael Mahon gives the lowdown on downtown redevelopment, the retention basin at Monmouth Park and how maintaining fences can make good neighbors.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The following are answers to questions Patch readers sent in for Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon as part of our "Ask the Mayor" series. By Mayor Michael Mahon One of the first things you learn as mayor is that you don’t know everything. The advice I’ve always received is, “If you don’t know, just say so … then go to the people that can provide the answers for you.” In this case, that’s just what I’ve done and it’s important that I recognize those folks helping to respond to these questions. First is Jeanne Smith. Jeanne is our Deputy Borough Clerk and Planning Board Secretary and was able to provide information firsthand or gathered the information from other resources in the borough. As each question is addressed, I’ll credit the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
C'mon, you know there's something you've been dying to ask. Send us your question and we'll get you an answer.
Getting to borough council meetings can be hard. Trust us, we know. They're at night after a long day at work or herding children, they often last for hours and frankly, all those motions and protocol tend to make us nod off. But a lot of important stuff that affects our day-to-day also takes place at these meetings and it also provides a forum for us to ask our town officials about issues that concern us. So Patch is giving Oceanport residents the opportunity to send us your questions about all those things that have been nagging at you -- like what's going on with downtown business redevelopment or the Olde Wharf Inne property -- and Mayor Michael Mahon has kindly agreed to answer them here. You have until the end of this week to e-mail …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon says sports wagering would allow the track to become a "year round destination," according to an article in the Asbury Park Press.
If Gov. Chris Christie has his way, sports wagering enthusiasts will be able to legally bet on their favorite teams this fall at Monmouth Park, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press. The governor is quoted in the article as saying that sports betting, which is prohibited in 46 states, would be a "boost" to the casino and horse racing industries. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon, who told Patch in February that he supported making the venue a 365-day operation, told the Press, “That’s been a local goal all along, how do we expand activity to make Monmouth Park a year-round business destination beyond its 72 days of racing."
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Oceanport seventh grade students spent Friday afternoon learning a little bit about local government and when they can expect their new water park to open.
From a wave pool to a mini golf course to a shooting range, Oceanport seventh graders got to share their wish lists for Monmouth Park and Fort Monmouth development with borough officials last week. The Maple Place students got a crash course in small town civics on Friday when they spent time with the borough's mayor and council members as part of an annual forum connected to the district's Social Studies curriculum. Mayor Michael Mahon was joined by council members William Johnson and Joseph Irace to explain basic borough government -- like how taxes are used -- and also to answer the tough questions, like when is that water park coming? (Answer: about two years.) Aside from telling Oceanport officials what they'd like to see developed in…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The borough's mayor hopes the track could add features to make it a year-round destination.
With the signing on Monday of a five-year lease deal to keep Monmouth Park up and running, Oceanport officials were able to exhale knowing that the borough's top taxpayer and employer was staying put. "It eliminates uncertainty for this season," said Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon following Tuesday's join council and board of education meeting at Maple Place School. The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association signed an initial five-year lease deal with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority this week, which the mayor said included three 10-year extensions. The operating lease protects Oceanport's tax payment, according to a release from the mayor's office, and the repayment of a $23 million loan for environmental remediation…