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Swearing In of Bernards' New Mayor, Township Committeeman, and Other Appointments Coming Up at Tues. Reorganization

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John Carpenter, due to be sworn in to a 4th term on the Bernards Township Committee and as township mayor, when he was sworn into his last term in 2015. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The agenda has been set for appointments and ceremonial swearings in at the upcoming Bernards Township Reorganization meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, during which longtime Basking Ridge resident John Carpenter is set to be sworn in twice; as township mayor for the third time, and for a fourth term on the Township Committee.

Carpenter was the township's Deputy Mayor for 2017, a position that traditionally leads to that member of the Township Committee being appointed as mayor the following year. He previously served as township mayor in 2008 and 2014.

Under Bernards' form of government, the Township Committee selects one of its own members to appoint as mayor for a one-year term. A new deputy mayor is also due to be appointed from among the members of the all-Republican Township Committee on Tuesday night.

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Other professional appointments and mayoral and Township Committee appointments on boards and commissions that conduct township operations are due to take place at Tuesday's reorganization, which will take place in the main meeting room at Town Hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. The agenda listing the appointments was posted by the township on Friday.

Township Committee members to be sworn in for 3-year terms

Carpenter, who has been a member of the Township Committee since 2006, and James Baldassare Jr., newly elected last November, are both scheduled to be sworn onto the Township Committee for full three-year terms on Tuesday night. The Republicans defeated Democratic candidates Sally Booth and Joan Harris by a margin of a hundred or so votes in a tighter-than-usual race in November.

This year's mayor, Carolyn Gaziano, and the new mayor are also expected to make comments about the issues facing the township in the past year, and in the year ahead.

 

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