Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Information can be found on the township website.
Colts Neck Township has several affordable housing units available in The Grande section of town. The application can be found on the township website, and is attached to this article. For more information, call the Colts Neck Township Administrator at 732-462-5470, x 100. Income guidelines:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Colts Neck Township lost its appeal in state court on Wednesday.
Donald Trump can now land his helicopter in Colts Neck, after a state appellate court granted the golf course owner and real estate mogul a restricted-use license to build and run a helistop at Trump National. The battle between Trump and Colts Neck Township has been in court since 2011, when the township denied a variance application before the Zoning Board, leading Trump to apply directly to the county and the Department of Transportation for a variance. Calls to Colts Neck Township and to Trump National Golf Course were not returned in time for publication. The DOT conditional use permit says the helipad can only be used by Donald Trump, his family, or a designee, with only 48 non-emergency landings per year. Colts Neck challenged the …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The townships have paired local organizations; those as large as police and to sports organizations and PTO groups.
As Colts Neck continues the cleanup and repairs after Hurricane Sandy, officials have begun to look at neighboring towns to offer assistance. Colts Neck Mayor Jarrett Engel announced on Wednesday that the township has adopted Union Beach and created a longterm partnership between each township's like organizations. The townships have paired local organizations; those as large as police and to sports organizations and PTO groups. Engel said this enabled Union Beach to stay organized as donations and help comes through, and will allow Union Beach officials to enjoy a continued shared services relationship in the coming months and years, as volunteers inevitable dwindle and donations decrease. "They lost everything. They lost every ambulance…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Mayor retrieved dog's body next to live wire, angry JCP&L did not immediately fix it after resident's call.
The life of an 8-month-old German Shepherd ended Thursday when the dog found itself in the wrong place at the wrong time in a Colts Neck neighborhood. Lisa Loew Mason was bringing out the trash with her dog, Rosie, by her side. Rosie spotted two dogs running in a field across the street, and took off after them. The dogs across the street had gotten loose because a neighbor's electric fence was without power. In an attempt to catch up, Loew Mason hopped in her car. Not a block away, she found Rosie in the street next to a utility pole. "I went up to her and was calling her name, I thought maybe she had just been shocked," Loew Mason said. "I almost went and touched her, I didn't even see the wire, but then I heard the electricity." The …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Mayor Jarrett Engel said his call to the White House was returned within minutes.
When President Barack Obama visited New Jersey last week, he vowed to cut the red tape. His promise to local officials was that a call to the White House for help would be returned within 15 minutes. Colts Neck Mayor Jarrett Engel happened to be taking a break from the chaos at that moment, and decided he would take President Obama up on the offer. As thousands still sat without power, heat or water in Colts Neck, their mayor was attempting to get help from the federal government. And within minutes, Engel said he received a call from a low-level White House staffer, which led to calls higher and higher up the food chain. "That phone call led to 10 other phone calls, ended up speaking to FEMA," Engel said. A higher up FEMA representative …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The township is preparing to battle if a judge decides the helipad can be constructed at the Colts Neck golf course.
Colts Neck officials are continuing resistance to a proposed helipad at the Trump National Golf Course on Trump National Boulevard. The course applied for a variance in June of 2011 to construct a helipad on the grounds, a move the Zoning Board denied. Golf course officials then went to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, which controls air space in the area. On March 1, township officials received notice that the DOT granted conditional approval for construction. Conditions of the permit include that the helipad only be used by Donald Trump, his family, or a designee, with only 48 non-emergency landings per year. The Trump National Golf Course also appealed the Zoning Board's decision, which is now before a state Superior Court…