Lakehurst Mayor 'Proud to be Part of Community That Pulls Together' in Tough Times

Harry Robbins thanks staffers and residents post-Sandy

Now that Sandy and the nor’easter that dumped up to a foot of snow are behind us, the cleanup has begun. Many homes were without power for a week or more. Some homes even got their power back only to lose it again.  I thank the residents for their patience and cooperation during this trying time.

Our Fire Department not only helped rescue victims in the devastated areas but also ran a clothes and food drive and along with the Lakehurst First Aid they opened their doors so that the residents of Lakehurst could take a hot shower, have a hot cup of coffee and recharge not only their cell phones and laptops, but themselves as well. Way to step up and show what Lakehurst is made of. By the way folks both the Fire Department and the First Aid Squad are always looking for new members.

Now for our Police Department and Public Works, both of these departments really showed us what they are made of. I know that many of them were in the same boat as a lot of you. No power, no hot water, and some lost much more. But they were here around the clock in the rain and wind not to mention the snow. By the way did you notice that your streets were cleared when you got up in the morning?

I would also like to thank your Public Safety Committee, both Council President Davis and Councilman Oglesby for being there every step of the way. They were a great help to myself and your OEM Coordinator Mr. Danny Barker. Oh yes Mr. Danny Barker, if you received power back to your house you can thank Danny not JCP&L. Danny knew at all times what homes were without power. And he was on the phone numerous times a day informing JCP&L which homes were without power. I know that if Danny got more than a couple of hours of sleep a night that was a lot.

I want to thank everyone who helped us pull though this. I am proud to be part of a community that pulls together when the going gets tough.  

It was unfortunate that Trick or Treat had to be cancelled. However with many streets in the dark and with down power lines, it was unsafe for the children to be walking around. I would like to thank the Lakehurst First Aid for holding the Trick or Trunk at the EMS building. They had a great turn out.    

On the 24th of November the Lakehurst First Aid will be holding its Silent Auction. This fun event will be held at the Community Center from 4 to 11 p.m. Great prizes are going to be available. Such as a family four-pack of tickets and hotel stay for Disney. And a large flat screen TV also a Thanksgiving basket. I hope to see you there.

Finally, last week was also Election Day for National and local positions. I would like to congratulate Councilman Davis and Councilman Lowe for their successful re-election. Also, this year was the first time School Board election was included in the November Elections. I would also like to congratulate Kevin Oliver and James Malden for their success.  Good luck to all.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! And please remember to be thankful for what you have.

God Bless America, God bless Lakehurst and God bless our troops.

Mayor Harry Robbins


We Own The Night November 21, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Someone's not doing their job maintaining the trees and grounds in Lakehurst. Main street was closed for days after the snowstorm. A little tree trimming would have prevented that entire mess.
Overpaid EMS Hater November 21, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Actually it was closed due to live power lines down due to the snow and a transformer that had been leaking and finally blew that jcp&l did not fix properly so get ur facts straight before running your mouth. Lakehurst public works has done a phenomenal job in both storms they worked their bits off. So you wanna talk about preventing a mess call jcp&l and tell them try should have fixed the problem right the first time
We Own The Night November 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Branches caused the lines to arch which in return caused the transformer to fail! Its hard enough to walk the sidewalks in Lakehurst with all the branches blocking the way. Someone needs to start pruning all the walkways in the boro.
April November 21, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I just am confused as to why the mayor was notified before the school board as to who our new school board member is when the Ocean County Board of Election told our board we wouldn't learn the name of the write-in candidate until 11/27. How did that happen? Glad to welcome a new member to the board but wish we had known before the public who that new member was so we could officially welcome him!
No hope for society November 25, 2012 at 06:12 PM
The transformer in front of 5 union avenue is the one that blew. Please find a tree branch within 20 feet of that transformer. We own the night, it seems that you always have something negative to say when there's a positive article about Lakehurst. If you have something to say you are more than welcome to say it at the next council meeting. Since your using a name that doesn't reveal who you are, I take it you will be the one with all the questions. Hope to see you there.
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