WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough swore in its two newest members of the Borough Council on Thursday and named one as the 2020 Borough Council president.
Mayor Keith Balla addressed the full chambers, including Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy, Freeholder elect Melonie Marano, former Watchung Mayor Al Ellis, and North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano.
Wendy Robinson and Pietro Martino were sworn in as council members by Sooy and Robinson was nominated by council member Stephen Black and unanimously approved as president of the council for 2020.
Deputy Clerk Regina Angelo, Rescue Squad Captain Jeiner Betancourt and Rescue Squad First Lieutenant Denise Wilson were also sworn in, and the council recognized and congratulated the following for years of service and dedication to the residents of Watchung:
RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEE SERVICE
65 Years: Donald Scotti, Fire Department
30 Years: Bob Burns, Public Works Department
25 Years: Stephen Black, Council Member
Bill Hance, Chief Finance Officer, Tax Collector
Rob Winston, Rescue Squad
20 Years: William Stankan, Police Department
Arlene McCoy, Assistant Engineer
Stephen Carlucci, Fire Department
15 Years: Maria Fittipaldi, Administrative Assistant Michael Dolinski, Police Department
David Miller, Fire Department
10 Years: Sean Bouchard, Police Department
Kyle Poulsen, Police Department
Sherif Zaiton, Police Department
Jonathan Erber, Fire Department
Timothy Erber, Fire Department
Charles Pivnichny, Fire Department and Rescue Squad Steven Speeney, Fire Department
5 Years: Spencer Adriananse, Fire Department Vickram Kissoon, Fire Department
Adrian Klige, Fire Department
Anthony Nappe, Public Works and Fire Department
Richard Sloyan, Fire Department
Anthony Vitelli, Fire Department
Ben Dorkin, Rescue Squad
And the following resolutions were approved:
R1: Adoption of Rules of Order
R2: Designation of Official Newspapers – Star Ledger, Echoes Sentinel, Courier News, and TAPinto Watchung
R3: Adoption of Annual Calendar of Meeting Dates
R4: Designation of Depositories – Investors Savings Bank
R5: Re-establish Petty Cash Funds – Borough Clerk, Police Chief
R6: Payment of Property Taxes and Establishing Payment Procedures
R7: Appointment of Judge - Brian Levine, Esq.
R8: Appointment of JIF Commissioner - James Damato
R9: Temporary Budget
For entire video of meeting click here https://vimeo.com/382472084
The next regular meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 P.M.
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