Mayors' Corner

Mayor Forstenhausler Begins Post and Talks about First Projects of the New Year


The Randolph Township Council held its annual reorganization meeting on January 1st, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Town Hall on Millbrook Ave. At that meeting it was the duty of the Council to select a mayor for the upcoming year, and I was honored to have been selected. My family and I have lived here for 23 years and we absolutely love Randolph. I have served my neighbors in Randolph for 23 years as a volunteer firefighter, 4 years as a council member. I am humbled that my peers have now selected me to serve as Mayor for 2018. I look forward to working with my fellow council members to maintain and improve the quality of life that we all have found here. I promise to do my best as Mayor and will always put the interests of Randolph first.

Jim Loveys was selected to serve as Deputy Mayor. Jim has previously served as Deputy Mayor in 2013 and Mayor in 2014. Clearly he brings much experience to the position, and I look forward to working with him this year. He will certainly do a great job for our township.

Christine Carey was recognized for serving as Mayor for 2017. She did an excellent job, attending many functions, ribbon cuttings, and meetings; she also performed 19 wedding ceremonies. Mayor Carey worked tirelessly for Randolph and showed us all what it is like to serve.

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Due to the direction of your township council and the hard work of our Manager and his staff, the municipal tax levy for 2017 remained the same as 2016. As a result, the tax levy for the municipal portion of the tax bill did not increase. We will begin work on the 2018 budget soon, with many meetings open to the public. Our goal, as always, is to provide the best services possible while minimizing the tax impact on our residents. Communication is the key, so please reach out to me or to any council member with your questions or concerns as we plan 2018.

Looking ahead, your township council plans many exciting improvements throughout Randolph. I will report in more detail on those projects during the year, but here are a few of our plans.

●The first phase of a multi-year project to replace the 50 year old water main on Meadowbrook Road will be constructed.

●The Freedom Park basketball court will be resurfaced.

●Improvements will be completed to the Freedom Park entranceway and overflow parking area to improve traffic flow and parking accessibility for larger events.

●A new turf playing surface will be installed to replace the old turf on the multi-purpose field at Freedom Park.

●A second turf field will be constructed at Freedom Park in the area adjacent to the existing turf field.

●Work will begin on the new park planned for the “90 acre property” located on Calais Road.

●Randolph Volunteer Awards will be presented on January 16th at the Community Center



Mark H. Forstenhausler


Randolph Township

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