Monmouth County Officials to Discuss JCP&L Storm Response at Tinton Falls Summit
Mayors and officials from all Monmouth County towns invited to attend
Officials from across Monmouth County will attend the third annual Snow Summit in Tinton Falls to discuss Jersey Central Power & Light's (JCP&L) response to Hurricane Sandy.
Several officials, including Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera and Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider have been critical of JCP&L's communication during Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Irene.
The summit will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 19 at Tinton Falls Borough Hall and will be lead by Skudera and Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore.
"In the past, these Snow Summits have provided towns in Monmouth County with a forum for improved shared services, access to better technology, and ways to improve winter cleanup efforts," a release from Skudera said.
Skudera said he called the first snow summit after the blizzard of 2010 to both seek and share ways in which to improve municipal services to the residents.
“Despite any changes JCP&L may have implemented from Hurricane Irene, they once again failed each municipality and each customer they serve,” Fiore said. “This forum will allow each mayor in our area to share their experiences and come up with a comprehensive list of changes that we believe should be implemented to avoid another failed restoration response."
Skudera agreed and said more changes need to be made by JCP&L.
“JCP&L needs to greatly improve, let’s unite as mayors and tell them how," Skudera said. “This was a huge storm but JCP&L needs to communicate better with the municipalities and the customers that they serve and take proactive measures to improve their overall level of service.”