Maushardt honored for 50 years of service to Freehold Fire Department

FREEHOLD – Municipal officials in Freehold Borough have recognized a member of the Freehold Fire Department for his half-century of service to the volunteer organization.

On Dec. 7, Borough Council members passed a resolution honoring William Maushardt, who joined the Freehold Fire Department’s Good Will Hook and Ladder Company in 1970.

Prior to becoming a member of the Freehold Fire Department, Maushardt served in the Hazlet Fire Company No. 1 from 1965-69, according to the resolution.

In addition to his 50 years of service to Freehold Borough as a firefighter, Maushardt also served on the Borough Council.

According to the resolution, Maushardt served as a captain in the Good Will Hook and Ladder Company from 1978-80. He was the company’s secretary and treasurer from 1975-90. He was the houseman of the Freehold Fire Department from 2002-09.

During his years with the organization, Maushardt is credited with playing an instrumental role in the development of the Freehold Fire Department’s junior firefighter program.

The resolution states that Maushardt helped to secure approximately $300,000 in grants for the fire department.

“William Maushardt has voluntarily served Freehold Borough well for 50 years and these years of service have been marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of this community,” borough officials said in the resolution.

In other business, council members authorized an agreement with CGI Communications Inc. for a community video program.

Through the agreement, CGI Communications will provide a community video program, including, but not limited to, eight community videos. The program will be provided at no cost to Freehold Borough, according to a resolution.

CGI Communications will provide script writing and content consultation services. Freehold Borough will display a community video program link on the municipal website. The agreement will be effective for three years, according to the resolution.

And, council members authorized the extension of a land lease agreement with Ralph Clayton & Sons which permits Freehold Borough to use a property on Route 33 in Freehold Township as a branch and brush storage and chipping site.