WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Mayor Paul Sarlo, Councilwoman Catherine Cassidy and Councilman Joseph DiMarco were sworn into office as Wood-Ridge during the Wood-Ridge Reorganization Meeting on New Year’s Day in the Council chambers.   

Borough Clerk Gina Affuso announced the official results of the November 5, 2019 election, certifying the results into the record.

  1. Paul A. Sarlo elected to a full four-year term as Mayor with a vote of 1,335. 

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  2. Catherine Cassidy elected to a full three-year term as Councilperson with a vote of 1,303. 

  3. Joseph DiMarco elected to a full three-year term as Councilperson with a vote of 1,237. 

After the reading of the election results, the newly, re-elected officials joined the Dais.

The Wood-Ridge Boys Scouts then entered and presented the Colors and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Sarlo commented that he was pleased to see the Boys Scouts there, and noted that there had been a recent uptick in participation in the organization over the past few years. 

The oaths of office were then administered by Borough Attorney Paul Barbire to Mayor Sarlo and Councilwoman Cassidy.  Mayor Sarlo administered the oath to Councilman DiMarco.  

Councilman Phil Romero was selected as President of the Council, and was sworn in by Mayor Sarlo. It is his first stint at Council President.  He has served on the Council since 2012.  

The adoption of the Council By-Laws for the Year, along with the order of the order of roll for the upcoming year, was passed.  The roll call will be Councilman Romero, Councilperson Cassidy, Councilman Ezio Altamura, Councilman Dominick Azzolini, Councilman Edward Marino, and Councilman Joseph DiMarco.

Sarlo nominated Christopher W. Eilert as Borough Administrator, Paul S. Barbire as Borough Attorney and Michael J. Neglia as Borough Engineer. All were approved.

The following is a list of the members of standing committees and the liasions to the various organizations in town.

Standing Committee  Chair Vice Chair Member
Building & Grounds DiMarco Casssidy Romero
Finance, Insurance & Administration Marino DiMarco Azzolini
Fire & Emergency Services Azzolini Romero Altamura
Law, Land Use & Code Enforcement Cassidy DiMarco Marino
Police & Drug/Alcohol Abuse Altamura Azzolini Cassidy
Public Information & Events Altamura Marino DiMarco
Public Works, Recycling & Utilities Romero Altamura Azzolini


Board, Committee, Commission or Constituency  Liaison
Board of Education   Marino
Board of Health DiMarco
Community Development  DiMarco
D.A.R.E.  Marino
Emergency Management Azzolini
Historical Society Cassidy
Joint Insurance Fund Azzolini
Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Committee Altamura
Library Board of Trustees  Cassidy
Local Assistance Board  Cassidy 
Local Businesses DiMarco
Planning Board  DiMarco
Recreation Commission  Altamura
Senior Citizens  Altamura
Shade Tree Commission Romero
Veterans  Altamura


Additional Appointments and Resolutions from the meeting will follow.


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