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Holmdel officials accept donation of ‘Alex’s Paw Park’

HOLMDEL – Municipal officials have formally accepted the donation of a dog park that was constructed at Bayonet Farms, 41 Middletown Road.

According to a resolution Township Committee members passed on Sept. 8, in November 2019, the family of the late Alexander Ching approached municipal officials with a request to pay tribute to Alex’s memory by constructing a dog park in Holmdel.

Officials gave the Ching family preliminary approval to have the dog park built on a parcel of municipal land at Bayonet Farms and the family subsequently provided a conceptual plan to construct “Alex’s Paw Park,” according to the resolution.

Family members and friends of Alex Ching fully funded the project and have agreed to ensure the longevity of the dog park for use and enjoyment by guests and their canines.

Committee members accepted the donation of the new dog park at Bayonet Farms from Ching’s family and said the facility will be dedicated as “Alex’s Paw Park” in honor of him.

“The Township Committee extends its condolences to the Ching family for their loss, and gratitude for their generous and thoughtful donation,” officials said in the resolution.

In other business at the Sept. 8 meeting:

• Mayor Greg Buontempo made two appointments to the Holmdel Planning Board. He appointed Tom King as a Class IV member to fill a vacant seat through Dec. 31, 2021, and he appointed Derek Dailey as a Class IV member, serving as Alternate No. 2, to fill a vacant seat through Dec. 31, 2021;

• Buontempo made two appointments to the Holmdel Environmental Commission. He  appointed Randy Rauscher as a full-time member to fill a vacant seat through Dec. 31, 2021, and he appointed Janet Jackel as Alternate No. 1 to fill a vacant seat through Dec. 31, 2020.

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