- Category: Monmouth County
Online sale of used government property continues to be successful
FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the fall Monmouth County surplus auction generated $310,802, bringing the combined total of the county’s online surplus property auctions to $1,922,283.
The county began conducting its surplus property auctions completely online in 2008.
Surplus property from the county’s Fleet Services, Bridge Department, Buildings & Grounds, Reclamation Center, Park System and seized and surplus property from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office was sold to the highest bidders.
“This fall auction included an extended-time auction for surplus heavy construction equipment which resulted in more bidders submitting bids from many states,” Freeholder Robert D. Clifton said. “The 1994 articulated loader that sold for $25,000 had 49 bidders.”
Generally, the County has two auctions a year – spring and fall. The auctions are coordinated by the Department of Public Works and Engineering, Division of Fleet Services with assistance provided by the Department of Purchasing.
“By continuing to conduct the surplus and seized property auctions online, the County eliminates the need to pay overtime for security and item pick-up,” Clifton said. “The online auction has made this process a revenue stream.”
The auction was conducted Oct. 16 through Oct. 27. As usual, vehicles made up a good share of the items that hit the auction block. Also on the auction list were office, grounds and turf and food concession equipment, heavy construction equipment and other miscellaneous items.
The auction was conducted by Auction Liquidation Services of Eatontown. A complete list of the items included in the auction was viewed online with pictures and descriptions, as well as terms of sale and other relevant information.
- Category: Arts & Culture
Thursday, December 9, 7:30 PM
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Art historian Helen Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on the Arts and Crafts Movement in New Jersey Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Atlantic Highlands. The slide lecture will explore the history and continuing influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in England and became a major design and lifestyle force worldwide. "The Arts and Crafts Movement continues as an influence, today" according to Ms. Schwartz. "Life is different now because of what happened then."
Arts and Crafts style lamp lights the entry of a historic Atlantic Highlands home. Photo credit: Robert O'Connor
The talk, co-sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council and the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, will concentrate on both the history and the location of significant Arts and Crafts buildings and material culture throughout New Jersey. "Some of the major changes began here," says Ms. Schwartz. "And the good news is the material past is still part of the present. A lot of what happened in this state remains standing." Atlantic Highlands is home an active historic preservation movement, with several beautifully restored Craftsman-style buildings.
"The Arts and Crafts Movement and How it Changed Our World" will be presented on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 pm in the new Paper Moon Puppet Theater on W. Garfield St. just west of First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands. Ms. Schwartz' presentation will be followed by questions and answers and light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5, $3 for members of the AHAC and AHHS.
- Category: News
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to make a wreck out of a car during an extrication drill.
The drill, part of the squad’s regular training program, was designed to let both new and senior members experience working with the organization’s extrication and stabilization equipment in a non-emergency setting.
Chief Richard Huff (C) prepares to cut the passenger door off of a Saturn, while squad president Jerry Pandolfo (l) and member Bill Mount (r) look on.
“Removing injured patients from mangled wrecks is part of our mission,” says Richard Huff, chief of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad. “Using a vehicle generously donated by a borough resident, we were able to duplicate a variety of crash scenarios ranging from removing the roof to multiple vehicle lift procedures.”
The drill began with an in-classroom presentation on using the Res-Q-Jack stabilization and lifting system, followed by a brief outline of the way the multi-hour drill would unfold.
- Category: Monmouth County
Record Efficiency Levels and Work Hour Reductions Cannot Offset Falling Volumes — Fundamental Changes Needed
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2010) — The U.S. Postal Service today reported its 2010 financial results, showing a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.
Excluding charges to income primarily resulting from changes to interest rates that impact the organization’s workers’ compensation liability, the net loss was $6 billion.
The recent recession, continuing economic pressures and migration of mail to electronic media had a significant adverse impact on mail volumes and operating revenues. Despite rigorous initiatives that eliminated 75 million work hours and drove productivity to record highs in 2010, the losses mounted.
The Postal Service handles more than 44% of the world's mail volume—delivering more mail to more addresses and to a larger geographic area than any other postal administration in the world.
“Over the last two years, the Postal Service realized more than $9 billion in cost savings, primarily by eliminating about 105,000 full-time equivalent positions — more than any other organization, anywhere,” said Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett. “We will continue our relentless efforts to innovate and improve efficiency. However, the need for changes to legislation, regulations and labor contracts has never been more obvious.”
- Category: Monmouth County
West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University professors were recognized at the New Jersey League for Nursing 95th Anniversary and 2010 Nurse Recognition Award Gala on Friday, November 5, 2010 at The Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.
This year’s President’s Award was presented posthumously to Monmouth University Professor Kathleen M. Maher for her service to nursing. She taught at Monmouth University’s Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies from 2004 until the time of her death on July 23, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. A warm and caring person whose enthusiasm for education and nursing was evident in all she did, Kathy impacted the lives of countless nurses during her 45 years as nurse administrator and educator.
Dr. Laura Jannone
Dr. Laura Jannone received the New Jersey League for Nursing 2010 Nurse Recognition Award. She is the coordinator of the School Nurse Program, as well as a tenured professor and director of the nursing graduate program at Monmouth University. She joined Monmouth University in 2000 and oversees one of the largest graduate programs at the University. She is committed to students in every aspect of her work as evidenced by her perennial nomination for Monmouth University’s Teacher of the Year. Dr. Jannone’s outstanding leadership skills and caring behaviors are displayed in her advocacy for her students and the nursing profession.