Freeholders pass resolution to remove Hope Road from Master Plan

On Sept. 27, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution to remove Hope Road, between Sycamore Avenue (County Road 13A) and Tinton Avenue (County Road 537), as a potential County road from the Monmouth County Road Plan.

“We created and passed this resolution as a direct result of our conversations with the residents of Tinton Falls, who expressed their concerns and suggestions during our public meeting last month,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “Today we are acting on something for the people and we are happy to do so. We look forward to continuing an open dialogue with the residents about improving safety of the intersection.”

“We reacted very quickly and for good reason,” said Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Division of Planning. “I would also like to point out that this would not have been possible without the swift action of the Monmouth County Planning Board.”

On Aug. 1, Director Arnone and Deputy Director Burry held a Public Information Session attended by more than one hundred residents and public officials. As a direct result of the open dialogue between the Director, Deputy Director, and the residents at the Public Information Session, Tinton Falls Borough Council passed a resolution on Sept. 4 to request that the County remove Hope Road from the Monmouth County Road Plan.

The Monmouth County Road Plan is an element of the Monmouth County Master Plan, which was adopted in October 2012. In the current plan, some municipal roads that may serve a regional function were identified as potential County roads. However, these roads would only become County roads through a formal municipal request of a jurisdictional takeover.

The Clerk of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders will forward a certified, true copy of the resolution to the Borough of Tinton Falls, the Monmouth County Planning Board, and the County Engineer.

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