Lakehurst Discusses High Heating Bills

Photo by Jason Allentoff

  LAKEHURST – Council President Steven Oglesby feels things are getting too hot when it comes to the bills the borough is receiving for a municipal building.

  He said at a recent Borough Council meeting that he’s been checking the heating bills on the bills list and “I see once again the emergency services heating bill was over $1,000. The Borough heat bill is $266 a month. The next big one is the public works building – which makes sense – which is a little over $900.

  “I’d like to suggest a survey or something from New Jersey Natural Gas to find out why it is as high as it is. We are bleeding money from that building, which is not occupied. I know it has to remain at minimum temperature but a $1,000 a month? There is something wrong here,” he added.

Landlord Ordinance

  An ordinance regarding mercantile licensing and landlord registration was amended to raise the landlord registration fee from $100 to $200. It will also include the State Mandate P.L.2022, C.92 that requires business owners and landlords to maintain liability insurance for negligent acts and omissions in an amount of no less than $500,000 for combined property damage and bodily injury to or death of one or more persons in any one accident or occurrence.

All Ordinances Online

  Councilwoman Patricia Hodges and Borough Clerk Maryanne Capasso were pleased to announce that all of the borough’s ordinances were now archived on the borough website,

  The ordinance committee included Council President Oglesby, Hodges and Capasso.

  “Getting the ordinance book on the website has been an ongoing project for many years, it started in 2018. We met many evenings, and now it is finally on the website for all residents to view,” Capasso said.

  “It was a tremendous amount of work and we’re very happy that it is now completed,” Hodges said after the meeting.

Officer Appointed

  During the meeting, a resolution was passed appointing Anthony D’Angelo as a part-time police officer.