MILLBURN, NJ – At Tuesday’s township reorganization meeting, mayor Robert Tillotson nominated Ted Bourke to succeed him. By a unanimous vote of confidence by the Township Committee, Bourke became Millburn’s newest mayor.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve,” said Bourke. “I hope to carry on in the footsteps of so many [before me] and to continue what they have started for this great town.”
Mayor Bourke talked about the “complexities and challenges” facing Millburn as the New Year begins. He mentioned some of the larger issues that will be addressed in the coming weeks such as the AAA risk assessment study, a mandated tax evaluation for the township that will occur this year, the next level of discussions on Complete Streets with the county and the planning board’s hearings on the Mack-Cali development.
In addition to these issues, he also recognized the need to enhance communications, to better disseminate information and to provide the means to educate the general public on municipal processes.
“I am very confident that this Committee is well suited and ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities that we have.” Said Bourke.
Completing his third year in office, Committeeman Ian Mount was elected to the position of deputy mayor by unanimous consent. In his nomination, the mayor pointed out Mount’s judicious work on Complete Streets, his astute experience and his life-long residency in the township.
After Father John Gabriel of St. Rose of Lima gave the invocation, Jodi Rosenberg was sworn-in to serve her first term on the Township Committee. Joined by her family, and daughter Sydney holding the Bible, Township Clerk Christine Gatti officiated the ceremony to welcome the newest member.
Consent resolutions and committee appointments concluded the reorganization meeting.