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County Working To Switch Troublesome Light on Fort Monmouth Tower

The flashing white strobe light was originally supposed to work only during the day.

By Christopher Sheldon

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office is currently working to correct a problem with the light on the newly erected 911 communications tower at Fort Monmouth in Eatontown. 

"The tower lighting was installed improperly by our vendor and the night indicator for FAA requirements is a red flashing light not the white strobe," Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said on Friday. "(The) white strobe is for daytime use."

"The matter is being immediately addressed by the vendor and the staff to correct the sequence of the warming lights," Golden continued.

The issue of the light was brought up by Eatontown Councilman Dennis Connelly during the Jan. 22 council meeting. Connelly said he would in touch with county to address the problem and now it is in the process of being resolved.

"I have been in contact with the Eatontown officials this week in reference to the tower lighting based on residents' concerns," Golden said. "As you may know the county has been improving its 911 public safety communications systems and the tower at Ft Monmouth is critical to coverage for our public safety users in our communities."

The tower was installed as part of the county's plan to lease space at the fort a department of public works yard in 2013.

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