A Message From Mayor Henry
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and I send my best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to all. This is an exciting time of year, and as I begin my third term, I look forward to continuing the great progress we’ve made over the past eight years.
As I look ahead, there are a number of initiatives that I hope to expand upon in the coming year. We are committed to Business Development, and our Business Alliance has worked hard to ensure the success of our hundreds of local merchants – both large and small -- and to guarantee that our residents have desirable businesses available to them.
We also pledge to continue providing outstanding essential services, and our Public Works and Recycling Departments will ensure that roads are maintained and plowed quickly, and garbage and recyclables are collected regularly, while our Building and Code Enforcement Departments guarantee that our structures are safe. Our excellent Police Department will have the equipment and manpower necessary to ensure resident safety.
Our Recreation and Cultural Arts Departments will keep enhancing their programs and special events in 2020, offering a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities including our Summer Concert Series, and taking advantage of our beautiful parks and beachfront. It’s wonderful to see our large Civic Center being so well-utilized, with dance, exercise and craft classes for all ages. Our Ice Arena was recently refurbished, and a new scoreboard installed, thanks to our partnership with DuPont. This ongoing community partnership with DuPont’s
Parlin location demonstrates their commitment to our town and will help ensure that our Camp Robin, Recreation Department and Food Bank are sufficiently funded.
Silver Linings at Old Bridge has grown into one of the state’s most highly-respected Senior Centers, and strives to offer innovative programs and services that our active seniors desire, with an emphasis on health, wellness and socializing.
I will also enhance my successful Health and Wellness Council campaign, encouraging everyone to get out and exercise as much as possible. All are invited to join me for our regular “Walk with the Mayor” gatherings, and I am excited for our Second Annual 5K Race in March, which I’m sure will be even larger than last year’s highly-successful event.
In closing, I share the Township’s goal to be a place where people want to live, work and enjoy and it is my honor to serve as your Mayor.
Here’s wishing for a mild winter!