Englishtown council inks shared services agreements with Manalapan


ENGLISHTOWN – The Englishtown Borough Council has entered into shared services agreements with Manalapan through which employees of that neighboring municipality will also work for Englishtown.

During a recent meeting, council members authorized agreements with Manalapan for a deputy municipal court administrator and a certified public works manager.

The deputy municipal court administrator will be paid an hourly rate of $42, not to exceed $10,000 per year.

The certified public works manager will be paid an hourly rate of $72, not to exceed $9,000 per year.

Resolutions passed by the council members state that working together through shared services will result in positive outcomes for both municipalities and that Manalapan has agreed to provide Englishtown with those municipal employees.

In other business, the council members appointed Jan Bilyk of Whisper Acres as Englishtown’s animal control officer.

Bilyk will hold the position from March 1, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022 at an annual compensation of $2,000, after which the appointment may be renewed by the governing body.

Finally, the council members authorized the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division to conduct aerial mosquito control operations in the borough.

According to a resolution, the goal of the program is to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and/or to exterminate mosquitoes in the county. County officials have instituted an integrated pest management program that consists of surveillance, water management, biological control and chemical control to exterminate the mosquito population.

Through the resolution, the Mosquito Control Division is authorized to apply pesticides by aircraft for mosquito control in certain areas of Englishtown designated by the county as larval mosquito habitats or areas harboring high populations of mosquitoes constituting either a nuisance, a health hazard, or both.