County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2023

Monmouth County Commissioners retain legal counsel regarding proposed Verizon 5G monopoles in Belmar

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution during their regular meeting to retain legal counsel to draft an appropriate 5G network ordinance and separate counsel to file a motion to vacate a federal court order on Sept. 8, 2022 as it relates to Monmouth County.

“Today we are passing a resolution to retain legal counsel regarding the proposed Verizon 5G monopoles in Belmar because the County of Monmouth was not a party to the litigation, Consent Order, or settlement agreement, for the sites that are owned or controlled by the County,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The legal counsel will be tasked with drafting, noticing and securing an ordinance about the locations, if necessary, of this unique technology throughout the County.”

To read the full resolution (#2023-0640), click here.

“We will continue to fight to make sure Belmar Borough Council’s and residents’ concerns regarding the health and environmental impacts of 5G monopoles are addressed properly,” said Director Arnone.

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