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Bernards Committee to Start New Year, Mayor-to-Be Sets Priorities for 2016

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Bernards Township Committeewoman Carol Bianchi served as deputy mayor in 2015, a position that traditionally leads to being named as mayor the following year. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to hold its last meeting of the year on Tuesday night, the last public session before Township Mayor John Malay is due to pass the baton to a new appointed mayor for 2016.

The new mayor for 2016 is set to be Carol Bianchi, who was deputy mayor in 2015.

Traditionally, the all-Republican Township Committee - which appoints the Bernards mayor for a one-year position - votes to select the previous year's deputy mayor as the new mayor.

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In an email to TAP Into Basking Ridge, Bianchi said, her priorities for the new year will be "to continue our financial stability, maintain our infrastructure, and enhance communications with our residents. In 2016, we anticipate a final development plan for the Millington Quarry and a determination by the court as to whether Bernards Township has met its affordable housing obligations."

She added the township is "prepared to meet these challenges."

"I am thankful to my colleagues and the residents for the opportunity to serve as mayor in 2016," Bianchi said in the email. "This is a wonderful community of the most generous and kind people anywhere. "

The final Bernards Township Commitee meeting to begin at 8 p.m. in the main meeting room at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. Here is the agenda.

Township government set to 'reorganize' on Jan. 4

The first Township Committee meeting of the new year - the reorganization at which the new mayor and deputy mayor will be selected by committee members - is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, at the municipal complex.

At that same meeting, township professionals also will be appointed, and volunteers named for municipal boards, commissions and committees.

Bianchi has been a Township Committee member since August 2013. She also has been a member of the Bernards Township Planning Board since 2010, on which she had previously served as chairperson. A resident of the township since 2001, she also filled served on other municipal boards, including the Environmental Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. She is an attorney, and mother of four children.

 

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