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Lakehurst Mayor's Column: Congratulations, Graduates

Lakehurst Mayor Harry Robbins' urges residents to watch for children

Hello Lakehurst,

I would like to congratulate all 8th grade, high school and college graduates! Good job to all. For the 8th grade graduates, you will be starting your final leg of education unless you plan on going to college. For the high school grads, you will either be starting your higher education or entering the work force. For our college grads, it’s time to get a job and start paying off all those loans. You should all be proud of yourselves. Growing up in a small town like Lakehurst instilled a certain type of pride in you. Take that pride and use it in your coming years. Never forget where you came from, remember heads high and look them in the eyes.

School is out folks, so PLEASE be aware of your surroundings. Children will be children. They will run out from between parked cars and they will not look both ways. And with the school closing comes the lake opening. that is. As of June 16, the lake will officially open with lifeguards.

. The contest is held from June to August. It is open to all 17 years of age and under. Registration is required and can be done at Borough Hall. Special thanks go to Lakehurst’s own Dr. Brian Klohn. Dr. Klohn generously donated all of the prizes also, to Dick’s Sporting Goods of Manahawkin and their generous discounts. And last but not least, Mr. Sid Hooper who has been running the contest year after year. Thanks Sid!

My next informal meeting with the mayor will be held on the June 19 of June at 7 p.m. at Lake Horicon with a rain location of the Community Center. It seems like it’s the same people at all our meetings. Come on Lakehurst!

will be on June 24 and will be held every Sunday at Lake Horicon until the Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WIC and DHSS farm market coupons will be accepted. I would like to thank both Sue Barker and Janie Baranyay, for the countless hours they dedicated to the Famers Market, and their visions of a better Lakehurst. Also, we are looking for budding musicians that would like to entertain under our pavilion during the Farmers Market hours. Please contact me through my email lakehurstmayorobbins@gmail.com.

I know that times are hard, and I also know that sometimes we have to make a choice between putting food on the table and paying a bill. However, we have close to $128,000 in uncollected water bills. If you unfortunately have fallen behind on your water bill, feel no shame. Simply call the they will be more than happy to set up a reasonable payment plan.

And finally, the county is moving forward with their evaluation of Manapaqua Avenue and Chestnut Street. They have car counters along this route and some side streets as well. Once I receive word on the results I will pass them on to you.  

God Bless America, God Bless Lakehurst and God Bless our Troops.

Harry Robbins, 
Mayor, Lakehurst 

WhitingBoy June 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
What’s this? A nice, informative message from a mayor? A message that is not accusatory, reactive, attacking or lecturing? Wow, we in Manchester don’t even know how to take this….is this how things are in other towns? Nice!
Maximum Density June 21, 2012 at 04:20 PM
So the average water customer owes $1300.00 in the borough of Lakehurst. Or $500 per citizen? Very interesting.

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