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Mayor & Council Reorganization Unofficial Highlights

January 3, 2023

  • New Mayor Joseph McGuire and new Councilmen Marty Mattessich and Domenic Menafra sworn in by NJ District 39 Assemblyman Robert Auth

  • Councilwoman Kara McMorrow elected Council President

  • Ceremony conducted honoring long time Borough Clerk, Wanda Worner, who passed away in 2020. Mayor McGuire dedicated a plaque with Wanda’s family and former coworkers Chief Howard Ostrow and Laura Benvenuto shared memories working with Wanda.

  • Mayor McGuire thanked former Mayor Pat Marana and former Council members Lou Delisio and Ed Devlin for their service to the Borough

  • Borough professionals appointed:

    • Borough Attorney: Bruno & Ferraro

    • Borough Engineer: Neglia Group

    • Borough Auditor: Wielkotz & Company

    • Bond Counsel: Rogut McCarthy

    • Tax Appeal Attorney: Giblin & Gannaio

    • Planner: Neglia Group

    • Environmental Engineer: Boswell Engineering

    • Grantswriter: Bruno Associates

    • Prosecutor: Mark Fierro

    • Public Defender: Jordan Yuelys

    • Appraiser: Associated Appraisal Group

  • Planning and Zoning Appointments: Howard Ostrow 1 year, Ryan Moran 4 year, Michael Puppelo 4 year, Wayne Degen 2 year, Andy Gullestad 2 year. Councilman Hogan appointed as Council’s appointment to Planning/Zoning Board

  • Appointments to Library Board of Trustees, Public Events Coordinator, Beautification-Flood Committee approved and Recreation Committee, Fire Dept Line Officers, Ambulance Corps Line Officers and Crossing Guards all approved.

  • Council Appointments to Special Committees and Meeting Dates can be seen on Borough website under “Mayor & Council”

  • Cash management plan explained by CFO and adopted

  • Julia Martino appointed as Planning/Zoning Board Secretary

  • Resolution authorizing submission of grant proposal to NJ Dept of Community Affairs Local Recreation Improvement Grant Program for improvements to Veterans Park fields and basketball court approved

  • Temporary budget approved

  • Mayor & Council members all expressed best wishes for a successful 2023 and look forward to working together and with the community”

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