Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey on November 3, 1976 · Page 37
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Wed. Nov. 3, 1976 C3 ASBURY PARK PRESS Election 76 Lakewood GOP Retains Majority In Ocean: ional Offices J I ma m m CARTER FORD WILLIAMS NORCROSS mmmm President mmmm . mmmmm Senator mmmm Barnegat Light 138 233 Bay Head 1- -487 Beach Haven 525 548, Beachwood "71 1509 Berkeley Township 3952 5110 Brick Townshin 8356 10730 ... 176.. ... 199., ... 380.. ..1390., . 4648., . 9709., .. 182 .. 402 .. 440 1164 3888 7531 Dover Township Eagleswood Township 166, Harvey Cedars 65, Island Heights 277 Jackson Township ............... 3534 Lacey Township 2496 Lakehurst .314 . Lakewood Township 6475 Lavallette 448 Little Egg Harbor Township x x Long Beach Township 853 ! 1486 Manchester Township 3262 7453 9951 13544 12277... 9257 196 ( 141 179 125 88., ... 339., , 4012., , 2950., ... 381. Mantoloking 46. Ocean Township 838.. Ocean Gate ................. 273.. Pine Beach 441.. Plumsted Township 578.. Point Pleasant 2757.. Point Pleasant Beach 861.. Seaside Heights 467.. Seaside Park 424.. Ship Bottom 311.. South Toms River 707.. Stafford Township 1447.. Surf City .". 369., Tuckerton 356., Union Township 1290 1227 ... 166 ... 434 . 3706 . 3224 ... 394 . 7755 7558.. ... 748 501.. x.; 984.. 3843.. 72.. 908.. 281.. 435.. 553 3564.. 1144.. 428.. 508.. 340.. 785.. 1562.. 400.. 397.. 1465., 258.. 1039.. .. 371.. ,.. 628.. ... 598.. , 4426.. , 1723.. ... 515.. ... 628.. ... 476.. ... 542., . 1568., ... 518., ... 474., ... 333 ,2766 , 2301 ... 281 .5839 ...557 x , 1182 .6415 ... 224 ... 860 ... 314 ... 491 ... 465 .3204 .1259 ... 424 ... 466 ... 381 ... 382 .1164 ... 441 ... 359 ... 822 ill? 5 LAKEWOOD - Two Republicans who ran on the record of the Township Committee's 4 to 1 GOP majority defeated two Demi ocrats who had accused the Committee of financial mismanagement. Incumbent Wilbur J. Thompson received 7,825 votes and Kenneth Matthews 7,453 to defeat Joseph T. Pinkos, 5,800, and Richard A. Jaeger, 5,613. Republican Dorothy O'Neill, running unopposed, was re-elected tax collector with 8,596 votes. The Republicans retain their 4 to 1 majority on the Committee. Matthews was the GOP choice to replace Committeeman E. Kenneth Burdge, who was elected Ocean County Clerk last year and did not seek another term on the Committee. 'There's no doubt in my mind that our victory is due to the fact that the voters appreciate the job done by the present governing body," said Thompson, who has been a committeeman since 1973 and is serving as mayor this year. Matthews, chairman of the industrial commission and former executive director of the Chamber of Commerce-, agreed. - "The public has seen what we've done, the job we've done in getting new industries and ratables and payrolls for the township," he said. "The Republicans have controlled the Committee for nine of the last 12 years, so evidently they're doing something right," he added. Thompson and Matthews have supported a township takeover of the Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), a move backed by more than 4,000 residents of Leisure Village opposed to a recent MUA water rate increase. The Democrats had charged that GOP borrowing has strained the township's borrowing capacity, making an MUA takeover impossible. They also accused the Committee of favoring unnecessary industrial park expansion projects because Matthews is chairman of the industrial commission. But Republicans stated that the township collects $600,000 a year in taxes from the industrial park. Aibury Park Presi Kenneth Matthews (left) and Wilbur S. Thompson, Republicans, who were victorious in the Lakewood Township Committee election yesterday, talk to crowd of supporters at victory party following balloting. Independent Wins Mantoloking Seat Sewer Work Fight Continues Denote Winner X Fifure Unavailable Asbury Pork Prew Graphic ( f Ocean. J County A Lines RepublicansWin 3 Council Seats Road Plans to Be Discussed ly BRICK TOWNSHIP The Township Council is to discuss further at a caucus meeting an extensive road paving pro-5gram. ', Alan C. Thicle, Council president, has proposed paving -Ihe entire width of streets after sewer and water lines are installed. He said the present practice is to repave only that ' portion of the roadway that is dug up, and that leaves a .checkerboard effect on the pavement. Thiele, who is also a Municipal Utilities Authority member, said the cost of the program would be about $2 million, which would be shaded by the township and the authority. The authority now pays for the partial restoration i following installation of utility lines. Thiele conceded the plan has met initial opposition on the Council. " . , Mens Club Honors Executive . BRICK TOWNSHIP - Theodore Rubin, a retired real -estate and building executive, is to address the Mens Club of Temple Beth Or Sunday on the prominent role by Jewish real ' estate developers in the growth of Ocean County. Rubin is expected to detail the career of the late Robert Schmertz, who headed Leisure Technology Corp., as business man, philanthropist and religious leader. The talk, scheduled to be given about 11 a.m. during the club's Sunday breakfast meeting, is part of a series of discussions by the Temple on Jewish Contributions to the American Experience. Also, John Haas, county recreation superintendent, is to speak on how to enjoy the recreational programs in county parks. Library Offers Craft Class BRICK TOWNSHIP - The Brick Township Branch of the Ocean County Library is to hold registration 3:30 p.m. tomorrow for two after-school craft programs for children text Wednesday. : , The first session Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. is open to children In kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades and the second class at 430 p.m. is for children in grades 3-6. Both classes last about 30 minutes. , i The program is held as part of Children's Book Week. The library is in the basement of the municipal building on Chambers Bridge road. . Sand Paintings on Display '" BRICK TOWNSHIP Collages and sand paintings by Ed Zlmmer, a local artist, are on display this month at the Brick Township Branch ef the Ocean County Library. ' - The collages are made from shells and miscellaneous items collected from beaches and woods. The sand paintings are made from layers of different colored sands. . 1 , The library is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Garden Show Scheduled TOMS RIVER - The 1977 Jersey Shore Spring Garden Show will be held March 29 through 31 at the Ocean County Mall, Hooper and Bay Aves. The show's theme will be "Beauty by the Sea." It Is sponsored by the Ocean County 4-H Association In cooperation with the Extension Service. There will be a poster contest for youngsters up to 18 years of age. Judging will take place Dec. Information can be obtained at the Ocean County Agriculture Center, Whltesvllle Rds Entries must be brought to the 4-H office at the center no later than ,Dec. 8. 1' i TUCKERTON - Republicans won all three seats up for grabs on the Borough Council here to maintain the solid Republican block headed by Democratic Mayor Euclid R. DuPuis. Charles E. Hurley, 474 votes, and George Nugent, 484 votes, defeated Democratic candidates Henry N. Gilmour, 281 votes, and Mrs. Evelyn N. Garbaravage, 262 votes. They won election to full three-year terms. Michael H. Mathis won election to a one year term. He defeated Democrat Alfred G. Stevens Sr., 505 to 282. Mathis was appointed in March to fill the unexpected term of Charles Garrison. The Republican winners said last night there were no real issues in the campaign. They said the only battle was for continued party supremacy. . Hartley, 210 Hern Rd., is a retired resident who lived here for 10 years. He is a former RCA treasury operations manager. He described himself as a "reluctant candidate" but promised not to be a yes man. Nugent, 212 3rd Ave., is a lifelong resident of the borough and is employed by a Stafford Township construction firm. The Council will continue to be dominated by Republicans, with the sole Democratic representation limited to the mayor. POINT PLEASANT - The money already paid to sewer contractors here should be returned to the borough and held until the sewer system is completed properly, Council President William Jackson said, last night. The borough contends that the work done by the contractors Installing the sewer lines doesn't meet the contract specifications. The Utility Contractors Association of New Jersey which represents the five contractors working here, asked the DEP to intervene in the dispute with the borough about the work. Jackson and other borough officials met with Georee Goldy, the DEP construction control supervisor, Oct. 19. In a letter to Jackson, Goldy gave the borough until Nov. 18 to give the contractors a list of complaints that need to be corrected. If the dispute isn't solved by then, the federal aid for the work could be cut off, Goldy said. The borough is preparing a complete list of complaints, Jackson said. "It Is perfectly obvious in the face of such massive deficiencies, all parties involved in the installation and supervision are anxious to cap the roads, which will bury the deficiencies, and leave town," Jackson said. MANTOLOKING - This traditionally Republican town has selected an independent over a Republican incumbent for one of two Borough Council seats in an election which turned out 84 per cent of its registered voters. Mrs. Ruth H. Smith, a councilwoman for 12 years, lost her bid for re-election yesterday to Joseph R. Fillings Jr., the independent. Councilman Frank C. Williams won election to a third term. The tallies were Williams, 172;- Pillings, 170; Mrs. Smith, 147; and Frank G. Jennings, another independent candidate, 140. Mrs. Smith was appointed CD to succeed her husband, Frank Erdman Smith, when he died in 1964. Pillings, 305 Downer Ave., is a retired advertising executive. His campaign centered on what he said was the need for "new blood" on the Council that could provide some "loyal opposition." Neither Mrs. Smith nor Pillings could be reached for comment last night. This was the second unsuccessful attempt by Jennings, 1530 Ocean Ave., to win a seat on the Council as an independent. Of 426 registered voters, 357 went to the polls. Republicans hold five Council seats. Surf City Swept By Republicans SURF CITY - Republican Mayor Leonard T. Connors will be working with a Borough Council composed of all Republicans with the election yesterday of Albert G. Var-rclman and William F. Ruete. Varrelman, with 567 votes, and Ruete, with 574, defeated their Democratic opponents, including incumbent Robert E. Thompson. Thompson received 274 votes, the least of the four candidates. His running mate, Elizabeth J. Kaiser, received 287. Republican Helen S. Mathews, appointed as collector last year, retained that position with 601 votes, defeating Democrat Clare W. Casey, who received 273. Of the borough's 1,130 registered voters, 82 per cent cast ballots. 1 The Republicans did not campaign on any major issues, but stressed the tight fiscal control and debt-free financial status of the borough that they said has been achieved by the Connors administration. . Varrelman is a retired New Jersey state police official and former police adviser for the U.S. State Department. Ruete, also retired, was a staff accountant for Johnson &. Johnson Co. Democrats Unable To Gain 2 Seats PINE BEACH - Despite intensive campaigning by their Democratic challengers, Republicans retained their 5-1 margin on the Council by electing one incumbent and one newcomer to three-yrear terms. Councilman Frederick W. Decker Sr. polled 556 votes In winning a second term on the Council and his running mate, former Admiral Far-ragut Academy headmaster Norman C. Farnlof, received 541. Former Postmaster Henry P. Hofstetter, in his second unsuccessful try for a Council seat In two years, received 409 votes and David F. Owens, making his first try, received 419. Hofstetter and Owens campaigned long and hard in an effort to upset the normally Republican-controlled borough. They pledged an 11-polnt platform that Included seeking a higher annual payment from Admiral Farragut to the borough for municipal services. Republicans responded late in the campaign, charging the1 borough Is not being "short changed," saying the borough collects $4,700 for water and derives Income from the rental of riparian rites In addition to the annual $8,000 fee. The agreement will be negotiated next year. A total of 80 per cent of the borough's 1,243 voters went to the polls... . iff 1 1 1 I iJ 1 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 1 1 i lillf trf.f fiTillbrfa' ill I1 1 f i I i I i! B li inilYII I I I HI M l i (I lllk; m 1114'J 112 ill MUM ;ii Mil! fflffiiiiii!? 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