Plumsted Township is located in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. It was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1845, from portions of Jackson Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County. Plumsted became part of the newly created Ocean County on February 15, 1850. The township was named for Clement Plumsted, an English Quaker who bought a large parcel of land.
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Weekend Holiday Closures for Recycling and Leaf & Branch
Please be advised that due to the Labor Day Holiday, the Recycling Center and Leaf & Branch Composite site will be closed on Saturday, August 31st.
Normal operating hours will resume as follows:
Recycling Center will be open Wednesday, September 4th from 1-5 pm and Saturday, September 7th from 8 am to noon.
Leaf & Branch Compost site will be open Saturday, September 7th from 1-5 pm.
Enjoy your holiday weekend-
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Notice from the Township Committee
Notice Regarding the Attorney General Press Release of August 5, 2019:
As a municipal government, we have taken enforcement actions for many years with regard to Suzy Q farm. This has resulted in the denial of the farm assessment tax status and code enforcement that restricted some of the commercial operations that were being conducted on the site. That is within the purview of the municipal authority.
Regarding environmental violations, the Township has notified the DEP regarding questionable actions being performed on the aforementioned property. The municipality cannot enforce DEP regulations but it can support the DEP in their investigations.
Based on the Township’s actions, prompted by concerned citizen complaints and DEP investigations, there was an NJ Administrative Court Hearing convened regarding DEP violations on the Suzy Q property. As a result of this administrative hearing in 2017, Mr. Russo agreed to the findings in an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) to cease certain activities and make remediation for any actions that the DEP found Suzy Q to be in violation of. DEP fines and recovery actions were levied.
All of these issues have been public and a consistent element of discussion and actions of the governing body, within their authority. We have reached out to the DEP and the Ocean County Department of Health to inquire as to the status of the remediation efforts and any enforcement actions still underway.
All of this has been very public and documented. The Attorney General complaint issued August 5, 2019 implies that Mr. Russo has failed to live up to the ACO and continued to violate DEP regulations. ...
If you can't afford Six Flags Try Evergreen rd It's like the runaway train Whoooo hooo What a joke! D- how did this pass an inspection?
This has been going on for a while. Is this to take our minds off every thing else going on in this town? Like Evergreen being such a smooth road. Lol
So are the implication true or not. Just sounds like more government muckety muck. Bla bla bla.
Fireworks Fun Tonight at National Night Out
Meet up with members of the township’s Fire Department, police and emergency service responders during tonight’s ‘National Night Out’ program. The event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the New Egypt Recreation Field, 30 Brynmore Rd.
This year’s activities will include township sponsored fireworks. The event has once again been organized by Fire Marshal Capt. Joe Paolo.
The National Night Out program is a nation wide event created to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a wonderful opportunity to bring police, first responders and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
This year’s event will also include local racer Aiden Spencer. He will be handing out signed cards.
Members of various township community groups will be on hand for residents to meet including the Plumsted Township Municipal Alliance, Plumsted Police Dept., New Egypt Vol. Fire Company, Plumsted Township Fire District #1, Plumsted Township FMBA Local 89 Career Firefighter’s Union, the New Egypt Ladies Auxiliary and the New Egypt Football Dance and Cheer squad among other groups.
Music and food will be part of the fun. Shawn Hardy, of DJ Party Hardy will be providing the musical entertainment. There will be food available by local vendors including Sweet Carolina BBQ, Jersey Roll, Stacy’s Sweet Shop and others.
“I also want to thank all of the great businesses and groups who will be participating at our event and who are also making donations towards it. Please make sure you stop and say hello to all of our vendors on Aug. 6 at the Rec Field,” Paolo said. ...
Press Release: Office of the Attorney General
For Immediate Release: August 5, 2019
Office of The Attorney General:
Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General
For Further Information:
Citizen Inquiries - 609-984-5828
Attorney General, DEP Announce Enforcement Action Against Owner of Unlawful Solid Waste Disposal Operation in Ocean County
TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today that the State has taken action to force the closure of an unauthorized solid waste dumping operation in Ocean County.
In a lawsuit filed today in New Jersey Superior Court, the DEP alleges that Sam S. Russo and two companies under his control are operating an illegal solid waste disposal facility on a 94-acre property Russo owns in Plumsted Township. The complaint alleges that in one year alone – from April 2018 through April 2019 – Russo illegally accepted thousands of tons of woodchips, asphalt millings, crushed concrete and other materials onto his property in exchange for more than $300,000 in disposal fees. But Russo and his companies did so without the legally required solid waste and water pollution discharge permits, and in violation of a prior DEP order.
The complaint alleges that the unpermitted solid waste facility threatens the local environment. Among other things, contaminated runoff from the dump site poses a risk to nearby ground and surface waters. The complaint details the basis for DEP’s suspicion that pollutants from Russo’s illegal operation were discharged into a stream on the property and killed hundreds of local fish and aquatic plants in a downstream pond on two separate occasions in 2018.
“In running this unpermitted dumping operation, the defendants put profits over the rule of law,” said Attorney General Grewal. “And in the process, they put the state’s precious natural resources at risk, which is why we’re taking action today to shut down this operation. We’re dropping the hammer on this site and others just like it – not only requiring the operators to fully clean up their mess, but also seeking all available penalties in court. We have zero tolerance for such lawbreaking."
“Mr. Russo has been willfully profiting at the expense of his neighbors and New Jersey’s environment. I am pleased to join with the Attorney General in taking action to stop his illegal activity,” said New Jersey DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. “Preventing unpermitted dumping of waste is an important part of cleaner, safer environments and requires a team effort between communities and local and state agencies. I am glad that, together, we can bring this harmful profiteering to a halt.
The complaint alleges that in May 2017, DEP entered a final order directing Russo to obtain pollution discharge permits for his disposal activities. Later that year, Russo also signed a settlement agreement with DEP in which he agreed to apply for a pollution discharge permit.
Despite Russo’s prior promises, the complaint goes on, he never obtained the proper permits. Yet he continued with his disposal operation anyway: In the one-year period spanning April 2018 through April 2019, at least 1,719 dump truck loads of dirt totaling between 34,000 and 42,000 tons; 234 loads of food waste totaling between 1,100 and 1,600 tons; 300 dump truck loads of asphalt millings; 444 loads of grass clippings; 302 loads of leaves; 229 loads of woodchips and 25 loads of concrete were all dumped at his property.
Based on this alleged conduct, the lawsuit filed today alleges violations of New Jersey’s Water Pollution Control and Solid Waste Management Acts, as well as violations of the 2017 DEP Final Order directing Russo to obtain required pollution discharge permits and the settlement Russo entered into with the State agreeing to apply for such discharge permits.
The State’s complaint seeks injunctions blocking further dumping of dirt and soil, asphalt millings, grass clippings, leaves, woodchips, food waste, and crushed concrete on the Russo property. The State is also seeking preliminary relief to immediately prevent further dumping while the case remains ongoing. In addition, the State seeks a court order requiring that Russo and his companies remove all the buried and stockpiled solid waste and recyclable materials from where they are improperly kept on the property to an approved solid waste facility.
At the same time, the complaint seeks an order requiring Russo to pay statutory and stipulated penalties, disgorgement of any economic benefits he has accrued through his illegal activities, and reimbursement of the State’s investigative costs. The complaint also seeks authority for DEP to enter the property to conduct further site inspections, and to require that Russo produce all relevant records regarding his operation. ...
Plumsted Township PD
The Plumsted Township Mayor and Committee along with Plumsted Police Department held a special Township meeting ceremony on Thursday, September 12, 2019 where we were pleased to promote Patrolman Frank Murphy, Patrolman Anthony Covone and Patrolman Gary Schaal to the Rank of Sergeant. The department also welcomed two new officers, Kevin Leonard and Nicholas Lugo as Patrolman. Township Clerk, Jennifer Witham administered their oaths of office in front of family, friends, police personnel and Township Committee members.
Sgt. Frank Murphy completed the Ocean County Police Academy in 2000 after attending Ocean County College and Seton Hall University. He began his career as an officer with the Seaside Heights Police Department and joined the Plumsted Police Department in 2001. Sgt. Murphy will be assigned as the agencies Supervising Evidence Officer, Field Training Officer and Press Information Officer.
Sgt. Covone earned his associate’s degree from Ocean County College and graduated from Ocean County Police Academy in 2004. Prior to being hired with the Plumsted Township Police Department he worked as a Class I and II officer for Ship Bottom Police Department. Sgt. Covone will be assigned as the agencies Accreditation Manager, Vehicle Maintenance Officer and Press Information Officer.
Sgt. Schaal completed the Ocean County Police Academy in 2008 and began his career as a Class I and II officer for the Seaside Heights Police Department. He was later hired by the Plumsted Police Department in 2010. Sgt. Schaal will be assigned as the agencies Supervising Firearms Instructor, Less Lethal instructor and Field Training Officer.
A resident of Manahawkin, Ptl. Leonard graduated from Barnegat Township High School in 2011. He attended The Ocean County Police Academy and graduated in May of 2019. He previously worked for the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. Within the hiring process, Ptl. Leonard excelled in the oral boards and background investigation earning him one of the top two overall spots. He will be assigned to a Field Training officer for an eight week Field Training and Evaluation Program.
A resident of Berkeley, Ptl. Lugo graduated from Toms River High School North in 2011. He attended Ocean County College and currently attends Kean University pursuing his bachelor’s degree. Ptl, Lugo worked for the Berkeley Township Police Department and graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in May of 2017. Ptl. Lugo also excelled in the oral boards, and background investigation earning him one of the top two overall spots. He will be assigned to a Field Training officer for an eight week Field Training and Evaluation Program.
This proud day would not be possible without the continued support of Mayor Trotta and the Township Council. With sincerity and appreciation we thank them for their continued support of our Police Department and its members. We wish the new Sergeants and newly hired Officers the best of luck in the next chapters of their careers.
Mayor Trotta commented that he was “extremely proud of our Police Department and its members. This department has come a long way under the leadership of Chief Meroney along with Lieutenant Reilly. We couldn’t ask for a finer group of officers. Congratulations to our new Sergeants and new officers.” ...
Congratulations and be safe! 🙏👍🏼
Congratulations gentlemen this is well deserved for all of you!! Lots of luck going forward!! Thank you again for all you did for bob and for having his 6 each and every shift!!
Congratulations to y’all stay safe out there
Congrats prayers for your safety 🙏🇺🇸👮
Congrats I have been living here for 7 years and first police I have seen that do there job ty
Congratulations to all !!
Congrats!! Thanks for serving!! God bless!! 🙏🏻
Congratulations!!! Stay Safe!
Congrats all. Stay Safe!!
Congratulations to all
Congrats to all!😎
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations, dear nephew! 🥂🥂💐💝💝
Congratulations all!! Who's bringing Lock to visit me!! 🤣 stay safe!
CONGRATULATIONS Anthony. Robert Covone remember his first interview that started it all, now look where he is be PROUD gentlemen
Congratulations Sgt. Pintye #252! Thank you for the 29 years of dedicated service to the residents of Plumsted Township and surrounding communities. The lives you impacted during your career shall never be forgotten by your agency and by those you impacted so positively. On behalf of Chief Earl Meroney and all the members of the Plumsted Police Department we wish you a very happy and healthy retirement. ...
Thank you so very much for your service dedication and honor. Well desrved retirement. You went above and beyond your line of duty Congratulations Officer Pintye
Thank you for your many years of caring service to us all! You will be missed!
Strong work Bob! Thank you for your dedication!
I could not be more proud of my dear Uncle. He has helped so many and seeing this out pouring of thanks and appreciation means so much to his Family. While he may never feel or recognize the impact he has made we his family absolutely appreciate it. Thankfully Melissa MacClemmy is the woman she is and has helped celebrate his work and efforts. I am sure their children will never forget the experience and love that has been showed.
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your services
Way to go Bobby. You were a pleasure to work with. God Bless you and your family.
Congratulation! Please enjoy your retirement! We all appreciate your dedication and service!
Congratulations!! You did great job in trying to keep our kids in line. I thank you from the bottom of my heart
Thank y o u Bob for all the fun ,sad, and learning experiences ,, Congratulations!!!
Haven't seen you since you were doing taxidermy in Allentown but you look the same. Congratulations on your retirement and stay busy. Enjoy!
Its overwhelming (in a good way) of all the outpouring of well wishes for Sgt. So glad he will be able to enjoy more time with the kids and our granddaughter! Thank you all ❤
Worked many years with you. Best of luck, enjoy retirement
Congratulations!! You retirement is well deserved after so many years of dedicated and faithful service, in one of the most demanding and potentially dangerous professions in our country!
Thanks for protecting us, congratulations, enjoy retirement
Thank you so much for all you did to help me
Congratulations Sarge. Thanks for all of your help over the years. Best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement.
Congrats Sarge, enjoy the next chapter.
Thank you for protecting and serving our town!!! You worked very hard and deserve a very happy and healthy retirement!
Congratulations and good luck thanks for your many years of service
Congratulations Bobby! Enjoy retirement
Congratulations Sgt. Very well deserved retirement. Enjoy.
Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for all your years of service! You've helped my hubby and I many times with his falls. God Bless.
Congrats best wishes
Congratulations and good luck in your retirement! I remember the deer trying to get into the basement at the old Garden State Bank and was happy to have you show up!
Congrats Sgt. Enjoy your retirement!!!