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December 9, 2015 Memo

Mayor’s Memo
December 9, 2015

I hope that everyone had a happy, peaceful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  The Christmas Walk last weekend was magnificent.  The stores were open, people gathered together for the walk, and on Saturday there were rides on the fire engine and on a horsedrawn carriage.  Everyone had a wonderful time.

Here are some things you might like to know.

Traffic study results on Route 35 – lights and crosswalks – will be presented to the Council on January 4, 2016 immediately following our reorganization meeting.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Sidewalks are being repaired following the Water Company’s resurfacing of sections of East Avenue and some side streets.  Work continues on Osborne Avenue; the County will repair the street and part of Lake Avenue.

The manhole covers on Goetze Street are being made secure so they will not fly off with a surge of water as happened a few months ago.  The streets will be milled and paved, probably in early Spring, when this work is completed.

The State Department of Transportation (NJDOT) expects that the pipes under Route 35 will be sealed by December 31.

Waste and sediment sampling from our pump stations is being done regularly according to the state.  No irregularities have been found to date.

A “No Parking” zone will be marked by signs in front of the Grenville Hotel noting a Fire Department standpipe.  It is necessary to leave this space open if there should be a fire at the Grenville, one of the largest buildings in Bay Head.  When Route 35 was rebuilt the Water Company moved the fire hydrant  to the west side of Route 35.

Last but not least, the Mayor’s Memo will also be available on Facebook in the future, if you prefer to receive the memo via special media.  You can find (and “like”) my memo on Facebook at “Bay Head Mayor Memo.”  I’m new to Facebook but more than happy to give it a try.  Please note, though, that we won’t be able to actively monitor the page or acknowledge your note. 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please send an email to  or give me a phone call the old-fashioned way.


            That’s all for this time.  

Mayor Bill Curtis