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Lakehurst Mayor's Update: Budget Expected for April 19 Introduction

Mayor Harry Robbins' column on borough happenings

Hello Lakehurst,

Budget meetings are well under way.The Finance Committee and I, along with the Borough’s CFO, have met. The next meeting will be with the Finance Committee, the Resident Advisory Committee and the CFO. We are hoping to introduce the Budget at the Council meeting on April 19.

Even with the loss of the Administrator and Code Enforcer, I’m afraid it looks like we are facing an increase. One thing we all need to remember is that Lakehurst is a full service town. For instance, If we were to cut garbage pickup, well that will cost us the Residents at least $400 a year out of pocket for private pickup. I will keep you informed as I know more.  

On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lakehurst Police Department will be participating with the DEA’s “Operation Take Back New Jersey." Lakehurst residents can drop off any unused, unwanted and expired medication at the . This will allow the residents the opportunity to prevent the medication from contaminating the environment and prevent it from falling into the hands of children or abusers. Syringes and other sharp objects will not be accepted.

It has been brought to my attention that every once in a while a gun is found on the side of the road. When I asked about this, I’m told that sometimes when a spouse dies the remaining spouse might find a gun. They don’t know what to do with it so they throw it in the garbage, or right out their car window when driving down the road. Please if you should find yourself in this situation bring the gun to your local Police Department.

It’s that time of year — time for yard sales and time for the “Lakehurst Town Wide Yard Sale." Registration is only $5.00. The registration fee will put your house on the map that will be available throughout the town. This way all the shoppers will know just where to go. The date for the town wide yard sale is May 19 with a rain date of May 20. The registration fee should be paid at Borough Hall.

God bless America, God bless Lakehurst and God bless our Troops!  

Harry Robbins


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