WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  At Wednesday’s Wood-Ridge Borough Council meeting, Mayor Paul Sarlo and the Wood-Ridge Borough Council made a ceremonial presentation to Borough resident Fred Johansson, recognizing his 41 years of service to the Wood-Ridge as a member of the Board of Health.

“Wood-Ridge is a special place because of its volunteers like Fred Johansson," said Sarlo. "We could not do half of what we do as a community if it were not for their dedication. People who come here, and really take it seriously, and Fred has been that way for so many years on the Board of Health.”

“He was a stickler for the rules, a stickler for the regulations, a stickler for the  by-laws, sometimes even driving the mayor and council crazy during his 41 years,” Sarlo joked. “It was about all our little eateries, and all the little things that we do that affect sanitation and health in our community were protected."

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Johansson, a lifelong Wood-Ridge resident, graduated from Wood-Ridge High School before joining the Army where he served as B-29 Flight Engineer during World War II. 

 

 

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