Thursday, October 1, 2015
Anonymous Postcard Asks "Why is no one talking about the "Restructuring" at Poricy?"
"Mike, Why is no one talking about the "restructuring" at Poricy?", asked an anonymous postcard that I received in the mail recently. That's a good question that I don't have an answer to.
At one of the Township Committee meeting back in August it was mentioned that the Department of Recreation, which used to be housed at Croydon Hall before being moved out to make room for Trinity Hall School, was moving from the old Port Monmouth satellite branch of the Middletown Library on Main Street, to the Poricy Park Nature Center. A notice was posted to the Township website shortly there after, which I posted HERE with a commented.
Since I last posted about it, I've heard that a few individuals were let go and a number of volunteers were told that their services were no longer needed. I've also heard that a number of activity fees were either imposed or raised substantially as a result and a part of the activity center was being remodeled to house the Dept. of Recreation.
I haven't been over to Poricy Park in a few years, since my son finished Cub Scouts. The grounds and Activity Center were nicely kept and the people there were always wonderful to the visitors. I would suspect that some of that "nicety" will be affected by the changes.
If anyone else has any further information that they would like to add, feel free to leave a comment, I'd be interested in hearing from you.