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(732) 222-8221
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757




Honorable Jay Coffey

Term Expires: 12/31/2019

Borough of Oceanport
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757 

Tel: 732.222.8221 
Fax: 732.222.0904 

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message, Sept/Oct. 2019
We had a fabulous summer here in Oceanport and it was
closed out by another incredible Summer’s End event at
Blackberry Bay Park. Once again, Oceanport’s Parks &
Recreation Committee put together a perfect evening for all of
us to enjoy and the closing fireworks display was, as usual,
second to none. We owe a debt of gratitude to the paid staff and
volunteers who put this event together every year. It is a town
wide celebration of all that is wonderful about Oceanport.

One of the other wonderful things about Oceanport is our
commitment to helping others and the Kortney’s Challenge 2
Mile Fun Run/Walk at Monmouth Park on August 4th was
Oceanport at its finest. With over 650 people participating in the
race and hundreds more volunteering and participating in the
fund-raising portion of the event, this year’s Challenge met its
goal of raising $100,000.00 for research and education
related to the treatment of pediatric brain and central nervous
system tumors. Kudos to Oceanport, the Kortney Rose
Foundation, the Gillette family and everybody who volunteered
or participated in this event.

Looking ahead, as most of you are aware, the Borough of
Oceanport is relocating its Municipal Complex to a 13.25-acre
parcel of land on the old Fort Monmouth property located just
off Main Street by the Razor Drive entrance to the Fort.
Demolition work has begun on certain of the buildings there
and the renovation of the remaining buildings will begin shortly
thereafter. When the project is complete (we hope to be done by
the third quarter of 2020), our police station will be moved from
its current site at the old Fort Monmouth firehouse to the former
State Police building and next door to that will be our
Municipal Building. The new Municipal Building will house
Oceanport’s Municipal Court, our Department of Municipal
Works office and all the municipal services currently located
315 East Main Street. The Department of Public Works’
maintenance building and yard are already located at the site.
All in all, the new complex will allow for “one stop shopping”
for our citizens when completed.

Recreation soccer has started up again at Blackberry Bay
Park and that means we need to be reminded that the speed
limit on Port-Au-Peck by Blackberry Bay is 25 miles an hour,
not 150 miles an hour. In fact, the top speed limit on ALL but
three of the municipality’s streets is 25 miles an hour (Main
Street, Port-Au-Peck past Branchport and Crescent being the
three exceptions), so please slow down when you are driving
through Oceanport. I know that this is a constant theme in my
messages, but speeding is a constant problem in our town.

Longtime Oceanport Rick McKenna recently stepped
down as a member of the Shore Regional High School Board.
Rick has been one of the most dedicated volunteers this town
has ever known, and he has represented Oceanport well on
both the Shore Regional and Oceanport Boards of Education
over the past two decades. Oceanport is going to miss him,
and we need more people like him to step forward and volunteer
their time. Finally, I’d like to extend a belated Happy
Birthday to Oceanport Mayor Emeritus Clem Sommers, who
celebrated his 90th birthday with his family and friends in
August, but he still isn’t as old as Buddy Brocklebank.

Upcoming Meetings

17 Oct
Mayor & Council Regular
Date 10.17.2019 7:00 pm
7 Nov
Mayor & Council Regular
Date 11.07.2019 7:00 pm
5 Dec
Workshop - Mayor & Council
Date 12.05.2019 7:00 pm
19 Dec
Mayor & Council Regular
Date 12.19.2019 7:00 pm


Council President  
Stephen Solan

(732) 996-1005 
[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2019

Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Parks and Recreation


Council Member 
William Deerin

(908) 433-7279 
[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works


Council Member 
Richard A. Gallo

(732) 921-8482
[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development


Council Member
 Joseph A. Irace

(732) 915-7816
[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2019

Chairman, Finance and Administration 
Member, Public Safety 
Member, Public Works


Council Member 
Michael O'Brien

[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Chairman, Health and Human Services
Member, Finance and Administration 
Member, Parks and Recreation

councilman robert proto

Council Member 
Robert Proto

(732) 483-6737
[email protected]

Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Chairman, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance and Administration 
Member, Public Safety



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