Mayor Akerman: Meeting With County Regarding Tent City Very Productive

Mayor Albert Akerman says the meeting with County and other officials, was very productive. “We discussed the concerns of the neighbors as well as the concerns of the rest of the town, and they were very supportive”, says Mayor Akerman.

The Mayor and Committeeman Lichtenstein sat with County officials for about an hour yesterday to try and bring a solution to the pressing Tent City issue, and the Mayor believes they are headed in the right direction.

“They are here to help us”, says Akerman. “While there’s no definite solution today, we will continue to pursue a permanent solution and we hope to head in that direction in the coming weeks.”

Earlier in the week, the Mayor and Committeeman Lichtenstein visited the homeless encampment to get a more accurate account of the continuous issues.

In the recent weeks, there was a death, double-stabbing, and two fires in the camp off Cedar Bridge Avenue.

One night this week, the Fire Department responded to the area approximately 4-5 times for reports of a heavy smoke condition in the area, fire officials said. TLS.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not going to point fingers at anyone but let’s be real nothing will change your dealing with about 100 people who some of them want to live in a tent it will be almost impossible to get rid of them

  2. y is my other post still not posted, all i said was i hate the stench in my home every night, n thats with windows n doors shut! them n their smoke must go!!

  3. Give them a break, They live in tents not in a warm house they cant just push a button and get heat. Why dont you try it and see how tuff it is.

  4. what happened to section 8….housing..I drive a bus the smoke and smell is appalling.. and they walk out into the road when im driving Lakewood students to school…there got to be a solution ..to this on-going problem..

  5. what happened to section 8….housing..I drive a bus the smoke and smell is appalling.. and they walk out into the road when im driving Lakewood students to school…there got to be a solution ..to this on-going problem..

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