Manasquan Recreation issuing community survey

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MANASQUAN — Beginning next week, the Manasquan Recreation Department will be conducting a survey to determine the borough’s present and future needs regarding programs, parks and facilities.

The survey will be launched on Monday, May 3 at midnight with a deadline of Tuesday, May 18 at midnight. A link to the survey can be found on the borough website at www.manasquan-nj.gov or https://arcg.is/jWPHi.

Superintendent of Recreation Erik Ertle said that the department is “looking to tailor our programs, events and activities to the community’s wants and needs” in addition to ensuring that parks and recreation facilities are equipped with things that residents would like to have.

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“We would love to have feedback from the entire community,” Mr. Ertle said, adding that the survey will allow the borough “to accurately analyze the information and … provide the services that the community wants moving forward.”

Councilman Rich Read, chair of the beach and recreation committee, said the survey will afford the borough the opportunity to evaluate the programs it offers and the services it provides. It will also be a useful tool in the future for surveying borough residents on any topic.

“While this is more of a comprehensive survey, in the future this tool will allow us to survey residents really regarding any topic … If we want feedback on an issue or event that’s going on we can get out to the community very quickly and very easily,” he said.

The survey may be completed on a mobile device by scanning a QR code that will be available in the next several editions of The Coast Star [see page 14]. The code will also be posted at the following locations on May 3: Little League shack; Mallard Park shed; St. Denis gym entrance; front/side door of the recreation annex on Atlantic Avenue; rear entrance of borough hall; beginning of the bike path; Curtis Park; Brielle Road bathroom; Ocean Avenue and Inlet buildings at the beach; Manasquan Elementary School and Manasquan High School.

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