Holmdel, NJ – The Holmdel Municipal Court has successfully relocated to the Colts Neck Township Municipal Complex, marking a significant step in the shared services agreement between the two townships.
Conveniently situated at 1 Veterans Way, Colts Neck (or 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck for GPS directions), the new court address ensures accessibility for all. The court’s contact information, including phone number (732-946-2820 Option #2) and fax number (732-409-6438), remains unchanged, facilitating seamless communication.
During a recent Township Committee meeting, Mayor DJ Luccarelli underscored the numerous benefits of the shared services plan, especially in light of the challenging economic climate caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement, initially proposed two years ago, has proven to be an effective solution for both Holmdel Township and Colts Neck Township.
Mayor Luccarelli emphasized the township’s commitment to closely monitoring the impact of the shared services arrangement on essential services, particularly the police department. By regularly assessing reports and seeking input from the Holmdel police chief and municipal judge, the township aims to ensure that the shared services plan aligns with their expectations.
Deputy Clerk Brian O’Malley, who also serves as the Holmdel public information officer, provided valuable insight into the estimated savings for 2023. Based on historical staffing levels, these savings are projected to amount to approximately $171,000, primarily attributed to the shared personnel costs with Colts Neck Township.
In line with the agreement, Holmdel Township will make a payment of $235,000 to Colts Neck Township in 2023 to cover the operation of Holmdel’s court. While physical appearances at the court will now be held in Colts Neck, the court aims to facilitate a significant portion of transactions through online channels, ensuring convenience for court visitors.
The relocation became possible thanks to the near completion of a major rebuilding project at the Colts Neck Municipal Complex, which now serves as the new home for Holmdel’s Municipal Court operations. Previously, during renovations in Colts Neck, the shared operation was temporarily housed in Holmdel. As of October 1, 2021, the shared services agreement officially commenced, facilitating a smooth transition for court proceedings and operations.