The Lincroft Village Green Association is hosting a Candidates Night on Thursday, October 27 from 7-9 pm at Lincroft School. The candidates for Middletown Township Committee and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will answer questions presented by the League of Women Voters and compiled by members of the LVGA. The public is welcome to attend and encouraged to submit questions for the candidates. The evening will be an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their answers to critical issues affecting Middletown.
Please submit your questions by completing the form here by October 24th. Additional written questions from the public can be submitted at the door. Questions may be selected by the moderator for the candidates to answer at her discretion and if time allows.
The confirmed candidates in attendance for the event are as follows:
Middletown Township Committee Candidates:
Anthony Fiore (R), Carol Fowler (D), James Grenafege (D), Richard Morrill (I), and Stephanie Murray (R)
Board of Chosen Freeholder Candidates:
Thomas Markowski (I), Patrick Noble (S), Gary Rich (R), and William Shea (D)
Lincroft School is located just west of Phalanx Road on CR520 (Newman Springs Road), about one mile west of the Garden State Parkway Exit 109. Parking is available at Lincroft School and also at Middletown’s Thompson Park athletic fields, adjacent to Lincroft School.
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Middletown – The Oak Hill Association, a social civic group comprised of residents in the Oak Hill section of Middletown, is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates Night” on October 25 at the Middletown United Methodist Church, 924 Middletown Lincroft Road just south of Dwight Road.
The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm and end at 9 pm. After brief introductory remarks by each candidate for the Middletown Township Committee, there will be a question and answer session that will afford each attendee an opportunity to ask a question about any of those serious problems that Middletown citizens are most concerned about. Oak Hill residents are strongly encouraged to attend.
Questions can be submitted in person at the meeting or submitted in advance by email to Helen Duthie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Question should include name of submitter, street address and state whether submitter will be at meeting.
Residents will be able to sign up for membership in the Oak Hill Assoc. at the meeting.
>In today’s edition of the Diane Gooch owned Two River Times, appears an article written by Ryan Fennell that does a good job at reporting what actually went on durning the Township Committee meeting in Middletown this past Monday night, November 15th.
Scharfenberger was appointed to the position on August 16, and while Scharfenberger claims that his appointment was not kept secret from his constituents or campaign opponents, he also said he did not want to use the news of his appointment to the state position as an advantage for him in the campaign.
“It was made public,” Scharfenberger told The Two River Times™ last week. “It’s just that they (his campaign opponents) didn’t know about it. I’ve been out in front of various groups. It was on the (state) web site.”
No formal announcement was made, Scharfenberger said, because “I didn’t want it to appear as if I was using this position to help my re-election.”
During the Township Committee meeting Monday, Nov. 15, the committee members were asked if they knew about Scharfenberger’s appointment and all but one said that they knew about it….“
>And Here’s Another Clip From Monday Night’s Township Committee Meeting: Grenafege to Scharfenberger; It’s about Honesty, Integrity and Character
>I have one more clip to post after this one from Monday night’s Middletown Township Committee meeting. If these meetings were televised over Middletown’s public access channels I wouldn’t have any need to post them here, but that is an ongoing issue that one day will be resolved (I hope).
In this clip, resident JIm Grenafege admonishes those on the committee, particularly Gerry Scharfenberger, about the importance of Honesty, Integrity and Character of those that are elected to serve.
His comments were driven by the apparent deceitful and hairsplitting answers given by Scharfenberger during his re-election campaign and during the current proceedings of the evening.
>How Close To The Line of Fact and Fiction Does Scharfenberger Get When He Calls Himself a Volunteer?
>How close does Gerry Scharfenberger get to crossing to the line between honesty and deception when he discusses his new position as Executive Director of the Office of Planning Advocacy and how it effects his status serving as an elected official in Middletown?
Since it became common knowledge 10 days ago that Scharfenberger was appointed by Governor Christie to a $95,000 a year job, the uproar over his silence (not appointment), doesn’t seem to be going away. If anything it raises more questions after articles in both the Independent and Two River Times did little to silence his critics.
- For 2010, each Committee member earns $153.84 per week gross.
- The March 2010 Bills List shows $2526.66 as the salary line item. However, at that time, they were including the Mayor’s secretary in that line item. Later in the year, she is broken out separately, and her bi-weekly salary is $1,757.46.
- If you go back to the March payment of bills and subtract her salary ($1,757.46) from that line item ($2526.66), you get $769.20.
- Drum roll please . . . if you divide $769.20 by Committee members gross weekly pay ($153.84), guess what number you get . . . 5 (How many Township Committee people do we have?).
- Conclusion = Gerry was still taking a salary in March.