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17 Jun
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Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn and Freeholder Virginia E. Haines Inform Voters on Process for Participating in the July 7 Primary Election

Ocean County officials are taking steps to inform voters on what needs to be done to participate in the July 7 Primary Election process since it will mostly be done by vote-by-mail because of Gov. Murphy’s orders.

“The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has been receiving numerous calls from constituents who are voicing their displeasure over having limited polling places open where they would fill out provisional ballots and over receiving vote-by-mail ballots that they have not requested,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, who is liaison to the Ocean County Clerk’s Office. “Unfortunately, I have told people our hands are tied and this is what Gov. Murphy has ordered.”

Ocean County voters, just as voters across the state, will participate in the Primary Election on July 7.

Quinn noted there are several changes voters need to be aware of this year resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Per Governor Murphy’s executive order, the Primary Election will now be conducted for the most part via vote-by-mail. Mail in ballots for all Democrat and Republican registered voters and mail in ballot applications for registered unaffiliated voters are currently being sent to Ocean County voters. Voters are urged to check their mail for the ballot and don’t delay returning the ballot or application back to their county offices.

Gov. Murphy’s executive order also provides for some regional polling centers to be open on Election Day for voters to vote by way of paper provisional ballots and to accommodate disabled voters.

“This is very different from casting a ballot on a voting machine at your area polling place as so many of us are used to,” said Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Board of Elections.

All totaled, Ocean County will be mailing out more than 800,000 pieces of mail for the July 7 Primary Election.

“This process comes with a heavy price tag,” Quinn said. “The hours alone to assemble all of this information and get it out in a timely fashion to the voters is staggering.

“I would be remiss if I didn’t send out a huge thank you to all of the Ocean County government employees that have been working seven days a week to prepare all of this information,” Quinn said. “So many County workers from all departments have pitched in to help out and get these ballots and related election materials in the mail and to our voters.”

Many voters have already received the vote by mail ballot or an application in the mail. All Ocean County voters should have this information by the end of the week of June 15.

Haines encouraged people to check their mail and not throw the ballot or ballot application out thinking it might be a marketing solicitation.

“With concerns over how long Covid 19 may last on surfaces, many people have been taking in their mail differently and with an abundance of caution, they are throwing out those pieces that do not look familiar to them,” Haines said. “It is very important for people to go through their mail, fill out the ballot and get it back to the county so their vote can be counted.”

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than 8 p.m. July 7. The deadline for delivering your ballot in person to the Ocean County Board of Elections or placing it in one of the secure drop boxes is also 8 p.m., July 7. Drop box locations will be announced at a future date.

Ocean County voters will receive a notice with their ballot outlining the steps that need to be taken along with websites and phone numbers for further assistance if needed.

Because New Jersey holds a closed Primary Election, a registered voter must be affiliated with the Democrat or Republican Party and can only vote one ballot – either Democrat or Republican in a Primary Election.

If you tear, deface or incorrectly mark your ballot, it can be returned to the Ocean County Clerk’s Office for a new one.

“Under the circumstances we are doing all we can to make sure our citizens know the procedure to vote in the upcoming election,” Quinn said. “Many of our residents have told us that vote by mail comes with numerous concerns including not getting the ballot in the mail, not returning it on time and other concerns. They don’t want to vote by mail but with Gov. Murphy limiting the number of polling places that will be open Election Day it makes traditional voting difficult to access this year.”

Registered voters not affiliated with a political party also will be mailed a postage paid vote-by-mail application. The application can be filled out and sent back to the County Clerk’s office to receive either a Democrat or Republican vote-by-mail ballot.

While a limited number of polling places will be open on Election Day, only provisional paper ballots will be available at those locations.

Do not bring your vote-by-mail ballot to the polling place on Election Day and do not expect to vote on a voting machine at the polling place,” Haines said. “These are the rules determined by Gov. Murphy.”

There will be no sample ballots distributed for this election as in the past but they are available to view it on the Ocean County Clerk’s website at www.oceancountyclerk.com and will also be posted at the limited number of polling places open on Election Day.

“Participating in the 2020 Primary Election will be very different,” Quinn said. “We want our voters to be well informed of what they need to do and to know we are available to answer any questions they may have.”

If you have any questions please check www.oceancountyclerk.com for updates and information. You can also call the Ocean County Clerk’s office at 732-929-2018 or the Ocean County Board of Elections at 732-929-2167.

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16 Jun
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From the desk of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

Is encouraging residents to support their local businesses.

“It is great to finally have our small businesses and our restaurants welcoming the public once again in their establishments,” Vicari said. “It’s time to get our economy back on track and we can do it safely and within the guidelines that will protect patrons and workers.”

Although there will still be safety measures in place such as social distancing and wearing masks, businesses will be able to begin operations starting June 15, followed by personal care services opening on June 22.

With more than 3,000 food establishments throughout Ocean County, many restaurants and eateries will be taking advantage of the opportunity to provide outside dining to residents and visitors.

In addition, Ocean County is helping to make that happen as it works with municipalities where restaurants are located on county roads.

“We are working to help our small businesses that have been dramatically impacted financially by closures from the coronavirus,” Vicari said. “We want to do all we can to accommodate them while keeping safety a priority. Their economic health is the county’s economic health.

“Tourism is a $4.8 billion business in Ocean County, and while some of these stores are seasonal there are others open year-round, and I am sure that during the time they have been closed to patrons they have taken every step possible to be prepared for reopening under strict sanitary and social distancing guidelines,” he said.

Residents are encouraged to call businesses ahead of time, or check out business social media accounts and websites for information regarding how they are reopening.

“Now more than ever our small businesses need every one of us,” Vicari said. “We cannot forget all they do for us throughout the year whether donating to charities, providing gifts for auctions, supporting our schools and sporting events and being a big part of our volunteer emergency response teams. Now is the time to shop small and buy local.”

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16 Jun
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Ocean County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program Update

OCEAN COUNTY’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection program has scheduled four dates during the summer.

The collection, sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders with the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management is open to all County residents. Businesses and institutions are not eligible. Registration is required, online registration is encouraged at www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle. Phone registration also is available. The collections run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following is a list of collection dates, locations, and telephone numbers for registration:

• July 18 – Stafford Township, 320 Haywood Road, 609-978-0913

• Aug. 9 – Lakewood Township, 1 America Ave., 732-367-0802

• Aug. 22 – Manchester Township, 1360 Route 70, 732-506-5047

• Sept. 19 – Long Beach Township, 7910 Long Beach Blvd., 609-978-0913

“This program provides substantial benefits to our environment as hazardous products are kept out of the waste stream and disposed of properly,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn, liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. “We have developed new guidelines for the collections to assure the workers and the public are safe at every collection site.”

It is strongly encouraged that residents wear face coverings while at the event. In addition, materials should be placed in the vehicle’s trunk or truck bed so workers can remove all items directly without entering the interior of the vehicle.

“This program has helped our residents safely dispose of hazardous materials for over 30 years,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “We are pleased our residents continue to embrace this program and protect our environment.”

The items that are collected include: aerosols, auto products, batteries, cleaning products, chemicals/pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, gasoline/waste oil, herbicides/pesticides, mercury-containing devices, paint/paint thinners, polyurethanes/polishes, propane/tanks and stains/varnishes.

Items that are not accepted include: asbestos, construction debris, electronics, explosives (including boat flares), infectious waste (“red bag” waste), medications, needles/syringes, oxygen tanks, radioactive materials, smoke detectors and unknown/unidentifiable chemicals.

All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, should be in the original containers. A limit of 200 pounds of dry materials and 20 gallons of liquid material is allowed per household. No containers larger than five gallons are accepted.

Municipal recycling centers and the county’s recycling centers also allow for year-round drop off of a host of materials including used paint and waste oil. Residents can use the drop offs located at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood, or the Southern Recycling Center located in Manahawkin from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Visit http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste/ for more information.

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12 Jun
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From the Desk of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

NJ’s Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate property tax relief programs

Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari is calling upon the state to reconsider any planned cuts to New Jersey’s Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate property tax relief programs.

“With more than 173,000 seniors living in Ocean County, these programs provide substantial help to our seniors many of whom are living solely on monthly Social Security checks,” said Vicari, who serves as Chairman of the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. “When your monthly income is no more than $1,400 from Social Security taking away these programs will only increase the severe financial hardship already experienced by this vulnerable population.”

The Senior Freeze Program is an extremely important benefit that older adults rely on to supplement their fixed income, Vicari said.

The program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. To qualify, seniors must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year.

“While the amount of the reimbursement check varies, this benefit is a big help for our seniors,” Vicari said.

The Homestead Rebate Benefit program also provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners. For most homeowners, the benefit is distributed to their municipality in the form of a credit, which reduces their property taxes.

“Both of these programs are critical to the ongoing self-sufficiency and financial security of older adults in Ocean County,” Vicari said. “It’s imperative that we all advocate for our seniors so they can hold on to the programs that provide them some property tax relief.

“Our most vulnerable and frailest residents have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” Vicari said. “Counties and municipalities have worked hand in hand to provide as much assistance as possible to help them through this time. This proposed action by the state will be a detriment to the people who have been affected the most.”

Vicari noted about 60,000 seniors in Ocean County could be affected if these cuts are made. According to the Elder Economic Security Standard, the average Social Security benefit provides an elderly person living alone in Ocean County only 54 to 76 percent of the amount needed to cover basic expenses. Moreover, elders in Ocean County living alone on an income equivalent to the federal poverty guideline can cover only 36 to 51 percent of their basic living expenses.

“The effect on Ocean County will be disproportionate from the rest of the state because we have the largest senior population in the state,” Vicari said. “Now is not the time to introduce this change.”

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12 Jun
0

From the Desk of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

OCEAN COUNTY WILL receive a nearly $200,000 Clean Communities Grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection, the largest grant given to a county in 2020, Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said.

Additionally, the county’s 33 municipalities have been awarded a combined $1.34 million in grants, Vicari said.

“When our towns started questioning when and if they would see Clean Community Grants this year, I took the question directly to the Governor’s Office,” Vicari said. “As recently as this week I’ve spoken with the Governor’s staff about the importance of these grants.”

Ocean County’s award of $196,702 was the single largest amount awarded to any of the state’s 21 counties, according to the DEP.

“I want to thank Gov. Phil Murphy and his staff for ensuring that we were given this money,” Vicari said.

The funds will be used to help municipalities and counties remove litter, to beautify neighborhoods, improve water quality and enhance quality of life.

Vicari said the grants are especially important in Ocean County because of the ongoing effort to protect the Barnegat Bay.

“One of the biggest threats to the bay is nonpoint source pollution and litter that washes into rivers and streams and eventually winds up in the bay,” he said. “This money allows our county and municipalities to not only pick up and prevent litter, but to educate residents and visitors alike about the importance of keeping our communities clean.”

According to the DEP, activities funded by Clean Communities grants include cleanups of storm water systems; volunteer cleanups of public properties; adoption and enforcement of local anti-littering ordinances; beach cleanups; public information and education programs; and purchases of litter collection equipment such as receptacles, recycling bins, anti-litter signs and graffiti removal supplies.

The DEP issued $19.4 million in grants this year, including $17.3 million to towns and $2.1 million to counties statewide.

Ocean County’s five largest municipalities – Lakewood, Toms River, Brick, Jackson, Manchester and Berkeley townships will receive a combined $815,982 in state grants, Vicari said.

Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. thanked Freeholder Director Vicari for his efforts to secure the state funding.

“This money is very important to our town,” Amato said. “I want to personally recognize Freeholder Director Vicari for responding quickly to our concerns and ensuring that Berkeley Township was awarded this grant.”

Amato said the township uses the grant money to hire additional summer staff to clean parks and open spaces.

A complete list of grants to the county’s 33 municipalities follows:

BARNEGAT LIGHT $5,572.21 * BARNEGAT $45,844.02

BAY HEAD $4,894.13 * BEACH HAVEN $12,051.83

BEACHWOOD $21,481.42 * BERKELEY $122,649.46

BRICK $159,486.69 * TOMS RIVER $210,009.22

EAGLESWOOD $4,767.10 * HARVEY CEDARS $5,395.08

ISLAND HEIGHTS $4,266.24 * JACKSON $107,743.09

LACEY $70,425.45 * LAKEHURST $4,622.00

LAKEWOOD $112,530.57 * LAVALLETTE $12,161.41

LITTLE EGG HARBOR $52,720.73 * LONG BEACH $40,256.01

MANCHESTER $103,562.84 * MANTOLOKING $4,000.00

OCEAN GATE $4,154.19 * OCEAN $21,284.47

PINE BEACH $5,289.05 * PLUMSTED $17,370.66

P. PLEASANT BEACH $14,483.32 * POINT PLEASANT $39,711.91

SEASIDE HEIGHTS $10,339.15 * SEASIDE PARK $10,624.71

SHIP BOTTOM $9,270.00 * SOUTH TOMS RIVER $5,634.41

STAFFORD $73,806.29 * SURF CITY $11,184.29

TUCKERTON $8,524.36

TOTAL $1,336,116.31

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09 Jun
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From the desk of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

FLAG DAY HONORS NOT JUST THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE, BUT ALSO OUR NATION AND ALL THOSE WHO UPHOLD ITS IDEALS, FREEHOLDERS SAY

FLAG DAY will be celebrated on June 14 and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders wants to remind residents that the day celebrates much more than just a banner.

“On Flag Day we celebrate the cherished meaning behind the Stars and Stripes,” said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “We honor freedom, justice and everyone who upholds the virtues of our nation.”

Vicari said the meaning of Flag Day is even more important in these turbulent times.

“In the past months we’ve seen COVID-19 tear through our communities and curtail some of the freedoms we so dearly treasure,” he said. “We’ve seen protests and individuals exercising their rights to demonstrate against wrongs. But through it all, the American Flag still shines bright, as it always will.”

Vicari said that while he supports everyone’s right to protest, those protests must not include the burning or the defacing of the American Flag.

“As Americans, we must all come together and work shoulder-to-shoulder to improve our nation and our communities,” he said. “There is no place for those who destroy.”

Flag Day was born in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring June 14 as a day to display and honor the Stars and Stripes.

Vicari said the American Flag has special meaning for him because his late father Hugo was a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of Bulge.

“For many years I’ve also worked with our veterans on Memorial Day to place American Flags on the grave of every deceased veteran in the county,” he said. “When you honor and respect the flag, you are also honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending the freedom the flag represents.”

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04 Jun
0

Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders

FREEHOLDERS PASS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NEW VETERANS CLINIC IN OCEAN COUNTY

IT IS TIME for the federal government to end “needless delays” and build a new veterans’ clinic in Ocean County.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to fast track a new facility to replace the aging James J. Howard clinic in Brick Township.

“Our veterans fought for us when we needed them and now we are ready to fight for them,” Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said. “The facility and the location are simply too small.”

While plans for the clinic seemed to be moving ahead, problems with the federal bidding process led the VA to cancel a contract to build the clinic.

“We cannot let bureaucratic problems derail this important project,” Vicari said.

Vicari said he was contacted by a disabled Vietnam War veteran recently asking the Freeholders to intervene personally with the VA.

“We are working closely with Congressman Chris Smith, who is the senior member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, and Rep. Andy Kim to fast track this project,” he said.

Vicari said he knows from personal experience how important the VA clinic is to local residents.

“My father was a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge,” he said. “We made frequent trips to the clinic. Having a facility located in Ocean County is critical to our veterans and our senior citizens.”

Freeholder Gerry P. Little said the county is home to one of the largest veterans’ populations in the state, with more than 40,000 veterans living throughout the county’s 33 municipalities.

“Ocean County never forgets our veterans. We will work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Congressional representatives to ensure that this new clinic is built in Ocean County,” he said.

Little, who is liaison to the Ocean County Veteran’s Service Bureau, said the VA needs to explain the reasons behind the latest delay.

“We have been patient, but now it is time to move ahead and get this project done,” he said.

Little’s father is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater.

Vicari and Little on May 26 sent a letter to Smith and Kim pledging them any assistance the county can offer.

“This may be a federal project, but we want our veterans to know that this Board of Freeholders is doing everything it can to see this plan to fruition,” Vicari said.

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04 Jun
0

From the Desk of Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari

Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has again voiced their opposition to toll hikes

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has again voiced their opposition to toll hikes on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike noting the increases do nothing but harm Ocean County commuters already adversely affected by business closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a resolution approved by the Board June 3, the Freeholders are strongly urging the Governor to veto the minutes of the Turnpike Authority that approve the toll increase. In addition, Ocean County again is calling for a seat at the table of the Turnpike Authority filling the opening currently on the authority.

“I don’t believe Ocean County’s concerns will be heard until we again have representation on the authority that oversees our toll roads,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “We are a county of 600,000 residents and a very large percentage of our population are commuters. We need to have a voice on an authority that is willing to take our money and provides little in return.”

Vicari said that toll hikes bring little benefit to the citizens of Ocean County as much of the money collected helps subsidize transportation in northern New Jersey including rail.

“New Jersey has not given Ocean County’s motorists any traveling options,” Vicari said. “This Board has long supported a rail line as a transportation alternative in Ocean County. Yet after years of studies, this has not moved forward by the state.”

Vicari, who also serves as liaison to tourism, said the increase in tolls also will negatively affect the state’s multibillion dollar tourism industry, which is a leading economic engine in Ocean County, providing more than $4.8 billion annually.

Vicari said that it was also important to highlight that the Parkway is used for more than just leisurely travel in Ocean County.

“It’s a designated evacuation route during times of emergencies and Ocean County, as a tourism destination sees its year-round population nearly double, which could result in a million or more people having to use these roads to leave the area during a natural disaster,” he said.

Vicari said that despite the county’s continuing efforts to encourage the state to bring long-needed improvements to Route 9, the other north-south artery in Ocean County – the road has not changed since it was first constructed in the 1920s, with very few areas upgraded, remaining one lane in each travel direction throughout the course of the County.

“Ocean County has been continually informed by state transportation officials that dualization of Route 9 will probably never occur,” Vicari said. “So where does that leave us?”

Vicari suggested the state Legislature consider a New Jersey income tax deduction for commuters who pay at least $500 in toll costs per year as verified by EZ Pass.

“Instead of asking for more maybe there is something the State can do to help our commuters,” Vicari said. “Clearly most people using the parkway and turnpike are doing so to get to and from work. It’s their livelihood and we shouldn’t charge them more for that.”

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02 Jun
0

OCEAN COUNTY’S HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020.

Ocean County’s Household Hazardous Waste collection day in Toms River will go on as scheduled. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday June 13, at the Toms River Public Works Garage, 1672 Church Road, here.

“We want to make sure everyone’s safety is a priority as this event moves forward, and it is important that residents follow the guidelines to make this a success,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. “Residents dropping off material will remain in their cars essentially making the collection a drive thru in order to limit contact.

“We want to hold this program because we feel we can do it safely and we take great pride in our environment in Ocean County, and this program helps reduce the potential for environmental damage,” Quinn said.

The collection is open to all residents of Ocean County, but businesses and institutions are not eligible. Registration is required either online at www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle or by calling 732-506-5047.

The following guidelines are in place for the event:

• Residents must wear face coverings.

• Vehicle windows and doors must stay closed throughout the event.

• To check in, hold a Driver’s License up to your closed window.

• Stay in your vehicle at all times.

• Place materials in the vehicle’s trunk or truck bed, workers will remove all items directly and will not enter the interior of your vehicle.

“For over 30 years this program has helped our residents safely dispose of hazardous materials,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “While it may be a little different this year, we can make this work by following guidelines to protect the public and those working onsite.”

The items that can be dropped off include: aerosols, auto products, batteries, cleaning products, chemicals/pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, gasoline/waste oil, herbicides/pesticides, mercury-containing devices, paint/paint thinners, polyurethanes/polishes, propane/tanks and stains/varnishes.

Items that are not accepted include: asbestos, construction debris, electronics, explosives (including boat flares), infectious waste (“red bag” waste), medications, needles/syringes, oxygen tanks, radioactive materials, smoke detectors and unknown/unidentifiable chemicals.

All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, should be in the original containers. A limit of 200 pounds of dry materials and 20 gallons of liquid material is allowed per household. No containers larger than five gallons are accepted.

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27 May
0

MORE DELAYS WITH NEW VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CLINIC IN OCEAN COUNTY

SAYING THAT continued delays in the federal government’s plan to bring a new Veterans Administration clinic to Ocean County are unacceptable, the Board of Chosen Freeholders has vowed to work with Congressional leaders to “cut through the red tape” and do whatever is necessary to fast track the facility.

“Our veterans were there for us when we needed them and now we will be here for them,” said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari.

The VA has said that a new facility is needed to replace the aging James J. Howard clinic in Brick Township.

“Parking especially remains a problem,” Vicari said. “The facility and the location are simply too small.”

While plans for the clinic seemed to be moving ahead, problems with the federal bidding process led the VA to cancel a contract to build the clinic.

“We cannot let bureaucratic problems derail this important project,” Vicari said.

Vicari said he was contacted by a disabled Vietnam War veteran recently asking the Freeholders to intervene personally with the VA.

“We are working closely with Congressman Chris Smith, who is the senior member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, and Rep. Andy Kim to fast track this project,” he said.

Vicari said he knows from personal experience how important the VA clinic is to local residents.

“My father was a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge,” he said. “We made frequent trips to the clinic. Having a facility located in Ocean County is critical to our veterans and our senior citizens.

Freeholder Gerry P. Little said the county is home to one of the largest veterans’ populations in the state, with more than 40,000 veterans living throughout the county’s 33 municipalities.

“Ocean County never forgets our veterans. We will work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Congressional representatives to ensure that this new clinic is built in Ocean County,” he said.

Little, who is liaison to the Ocean County Veteran’s Service Bureau, said the VA needs to explain the reasons behind the latest delay.

“We have been patient, but now it is time to move ahead and get this project done,” he said.

Little’s father is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater.

Vicari and Little on May 26 sent a letter to Smith and Kim pledging them any assistance the county can offer.

“This may be a federal project, but we want our veterans to know that this Board of Freeholders is doing everything it can to see this plan to fruition,” Vicari said.

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