December 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - At Tuesday’s meeting of the West Caldwell governing body, Mayor Joe Tempesta, Jr., swore in Michael Docteroff as the newest member of the township’s council. Docteroff was born and raised in Long Island and has lived in New Jersey for almost 25 years. He was joined for the occasion by his wife, Stacy. Doctteroff has two children, Lauren, 20, and Jack, 17.
From left: West Caldwell Councilman Michael Docteroff, West Caldwell Councilman Joe Cecere, Council President Stephen Wolsky and West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta, Jr. Credit: Paul Mazzeo
After the resignation of Councilman Dominick Aiello, it became necessary for the council to appoint an individual to fill Aiello's unexpired term which ends Dec. 31, 2014. Docteroff was selected from the three nominees which were submitted to the governing body by the West Caldwell Republican Committee. Along with nominee Kathy Canale and Jerry Smith, he was interviewed by the mayor and council on Dec. 3. Docteroff has most recently served on the township’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also the Caldwell Gridiron Club president.
From left: West Caldwell Councilman Joe Cecere, Council President Stephen Wolsky, Councilman Rich Otterbein, Stacy and Michael Docteroff, West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta, Jr., Councilman Stan Hladik and Councilman Tom O’Hern Credit: Paul Mazzeo