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ELECTION DAY – NOVEMBER 4, 2014, 6 A.M. TO 8 P.M. – DISTRICT 7 NEW VOTING LOCATION

The General Election, which includes the School Board Election, will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

District 7 voters are reminded their polling location has permanently changed from the former Cedar Drive School to Fire House #1, 88 County Route 537 West.

Sample ballots will be mailed to all registered voters within one week preceding Election Day.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN – OCTOBER 1-31

UNPLUGGED and ALIVE

DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

The Colts Neck Police Department is participating in the “Unplugged and Alive Distracted Driving Campaign” to raise awareness and curb distracted driving for the month of October.

Drivers who receive a warning will have 15 days from the date of that warning to log onto the distracted driver website to watch a video about distracted driving and take a pledge to no longer engage in that conduct. If a driver complies and watches the video, he/she will not receive an actual ticket for the offense.  If a driver does not comply, the officer will issue and mail a summons for the distracted driving offense.

Fines for driving distracted were increased in the summer, with a first offense carrying a $200 to $400 fine, second offense $400 to $600 fine and third offense $800 fine with a potential loss of license. Any distracted driving offense after the third offense includes three points on the license, fees and costs.

The Colts Neck Police Department will be participating in this campaign, so

“Just put the phone DOWN! It’s not worth it”

Chief Kevin Sauter
Colts Neck Police Department
President of New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

 

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers are four times as likely to get into a serious car crash when using a handheld device while driving.

In order to raise awareness of the dangers of texting or talking on a handheld device while driving, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Monmouth County Association of Chiefs of Police are challenging all county residents and those who work in Monmouth County who possess a valid permit or driver’s license to “Take the Pledge” not to text or talk on a handheld device while driving.   www.unpluggedandalive.com

Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,150 people are injured in crashes involving distracted drivers.

Texting has become so important in our method of communication, with the average American sending or receiving 40 texts per day, and those in the 18-24 age group are texting more than 100 times a day, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. Many of those texts are either sent or received from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. (R U TWD?) Put the phone down and nobody gets hurt, because texting and driving kills.

The “Unplugged and Alive distracted driving campaign” to raise awareness and curb distracted driving during the month of October. Drivers who text and drive or talk without a hands-free device while driving cause an inordinate number of traffic accidents across the U.S.

Texting is key in today’s communications and the average American sends or receives 40 texts per day, and those in the 18-24 age group text more than 100 times a day, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.   Many of those texts are either sent or received from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers are four times as likely to get into a serious car crash when using a handheld device while driving.

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DEER – MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION

With the fall season and shortening daylight hours comes heightened deer activity.

Motorists are urged to have a heightened awareness in anticipation of deer throughout the Township.

Travel the speed limit, leave stopping space between you and the next vehicle, and be ready to respond to unanticipated deer on the roadway.

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REVISIONS TO CHAPTER 120, FIREARMS, AND UPDATED NO DISCHARGE MAPS

At the Township Committee Meeting of August 13, 2014, Ordinance 2014-16 was adopted after public hearing, which revised Municipal Code Chapter 120, Firearms.  The following are links to the adopted Ordinance 2014-16, and the revised “no discharge” map in both color and black and white versions:

Ordinance 2014-16 Firearms

Firearms No Discharge Map (color) (8-2014)

Firearms No Discharge Map (8-2014)

The above links may also be found on the Police Department’s section of this website.

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MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The archery only deer hunting season for designated areas in Monmouth County Parks begins October 1, 2014.

For additional information, click on the following link:  MCPS Deer Management Program

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TAX SALE – DECEMBER 9, 2014

When unpaid taxes or any municipal lien, or part thereof, on real property remains in arrears at the end of the prior year, the Tax Collector or other officer charged by law in the municipality with that duty shall enforce the lien by selling the property at tax sale.

All real property assessed and remaining delinquent for the payment of property taxes and interest for the year 2013 will be subject to tax sale on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Town Hall Meeting Room, 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, NJ  07722.

Payment Due Date:  October 17, 2014 – To avoid additional penalties, costs and publication of name, address, and outstanding tax balance in the Asbury Park Press every week for four weeks  prior to tax sale, property owners must pay all 2013 principle and interest and 2014 interest.  Please note:  Once the tax sale listing appears in the Asbury Park Press, subsequent publications cannot be revised reflecting tax payment.

To expedite payment, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at Town Hall (732-462-5470, x 2) for a quote of the entire 2013 delinquency including the current interest for 2014 unpaid taxes.  Payments are accepted in cash, money order, or certified check payable to the Township of Colts Neck.

 

 

 

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