HOLMDEL, NJ — The Holmdel Municipal Court has found a new home within the Colts Neck Township Municipal Complex as part of a shared services agreement between the two townships.
Located at 1 Veterans Way, Colts Neck (or 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck for GPS directions), the new court address remains easily accessible. The contact information, including phone number (732-946-2820 Option #2) and fax number (732-409-6438), remains unchanged.
During a recent Township Committee meeting, Mayor DJ Luccarelli highlighted the benefits of the shared services plan, particularly its cost-saving advantages for Holmdel Township, especially amidst the revenue decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shared services agreement was proposed two years ago and has proven to be an effective solution.
Luccarelli expressed the township’s commitment to closely monitoring the arrangement’s impact on the police department and other essential services that need to commute to the new location. Regular reports and input from the Holmdel police chief and municipal judge will help assess whether the shared services plan meets the township’s expectations.
Deputy Clerk Brian O’Malley, who also serves as the Holmdel public information officer, shared that the estimated savings for 2023, based on historical staffing levels, amount to approximately $171,000. The majority of these savings are attributed to the shared personnel costs with Colts Neck Township.
As part of the agreement, Holmdel Township will pay Colts Neck Township $235,000 in 2023 to cover the operation of Holmdel’s court. While physical appearances at the court will now be held in Colts Neck, a significant portion of transactions can be conveniently completed online.
The relocation became possible due to the near completion of a major rebuilding project at the Colts Neck Municipal Complex, which accommodates Holmdel’s Municipal Court operations. The shared operation was previously housed in Holmdel while renovations took place in Colts Neck until October 1, 2021, when the shared services agreement officially commenced.