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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Ft. Monmouth’s Hosts Scramble to Take over Services on Post

  • June 13, 2011
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At a public meeting last week, Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo told residents he just learned that the city’s fire hoses would require an adapter to work with hydrants at Fort Monmouth, scheduled to close Sept. 15. While the problem most likely will be resolved in time, it’s indicative of the kind of details that Eatontown and the other two New Jersey towns that will assume control of portions of the installation — Tinton Falls and Oceanport — need to address over the next three months.

One critical issue is who will respond to a fire or police emergency at the post, reported Patch.com. The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority earlier reported that it is working out an arrangement making the state police responsible for the property.

Other outstanding issues include who will manage the golf course at Monmouth and who will serve as caretaker.

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