Friday, January 7, 2011

Mayor Ed Johnson's Post to Public

Asbury Radio was asked to post this for our readers. Scroll down for important contact information:

Thank you to the residents of Asbury Park for your perseverance and ability to reach out and assist each other during last week’s Blizzard. Together, we faced many challenges and experienced several frustrations. However, the spirit of cooperation and concern for each other was nothing less than remarkable.
I would also like to thank the residents who attended last evening’s Council Meeting. They shared their experiences, concerns, frustrations and ideas for improving our city’s emergency response operations. There are indeed many lessons to be learned and improvements to be made. Their proactive involvement was very helpful and their ideas will most certainly be incorporated as we move forward.
The following activities are currently underway:
1) We are continuing our snow plowing and removal efforts along major streets and avenues. This includes widening as well as actually removing the snow. We ask your patience and assistance as this may require street closures and redirecting traffic;
2) Reviewing and implementing lessons learned from the previous Blizzard. There are some immediate actions which have been taken and some long term solutions that we are working on implementing. We are updating our comprehensive plan (with suggested improvements) which will be communicated to residents very soon;
3) Preparing for the upcoming storm on Friday/Saturday. The weather service has predicted a new winter storm which will arrive in our area on Friday. We have been working on repairs to our plowing vehicles, restocking supplies, and preparing crews for activation. The city will continue to provide updated information through CODE RED ALERTS, City Website, Email, Facebook & local Media outlets. Please refer to the contact information below to access these information avenues.
This week trash pick-up has returned to the regular schedule. Recycling will be picked-up today and tomorrow and will return to regular schedule next week. This week, both have been occurring later in the day as our DPW crews are working on both snow operations and trash/recycling pick-up.
This past week, residents played an important role in information sharing throughout the community. I ask for your assistance again, with sharing this information with your neighbors and e-groups. Improving communications was at the top of everyone’s list and we need your help to ensure that everyone has access to the information resources listed below.
Thank You!
Mayor Ed Johnson
City Hall – (732) 775-2100
City Website –
Department of Public Works – (732) 775-0900
Fire Department – (732) 775-6300
Monmouth County “Get Prepared” Guide -
Police Department (non emergency) – (732) 774-1300

NJ Department of Transportation / Central Region Operations – (732)625-4340

NJ Road Information Website –

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