RANDOLPH, NJ- Last week, the Randolph Township Council held a meeting that included a proclamation issuance, in addition to Randolph High School students being appointed as liaisons for committees where their interests lie.

Members of the local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were in attendance to fulfill the requirement for the Citizenship and Community Merit badge. The children are required to choose one of the issues debated at the Randolph Township Council meeting, and explain why the child agreed with one side more than the other.

Mayor Loveys proceeded to issue a proclamation, which honored Joe Bonilla for his heroics at nearby LA Fitness on Route 10. “He [Bonilla] witnessed an occurrence where a young adult had collapsed on one of the basketball courts,” Loveys said, “its not often where the ordinary citizen is called into action in a life-threatening occurrence.” Recently re-certified for CPR, Bonilla performed CPR on the young man and was able to use the defibrillator to help the victim find a pulse.

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“I never thought I would have to use CPR, but of course that one day came up that it needed to be done,” Bonilla said. He added, “I have spoken to this kid, he is alive and well, and we’re actually going to get together this weekend for dinner.”

Following the proclamation, Mayor Loveys mentioned the RHS students who were nominated to serve as student liaisons for various committees across Randolph Township. All of the nominees were ultimately voted in-favor of and will be attending the respective committee meetings. “They will attend the next meeting, whenever their committee meets,” Mayor Loveys added.

Student Liaisons:

  • Board of Health
    • Sasha Saltus
    • Ananya Sridharan
  • Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Sean Harvey
    • Fen Ferrier
  • Economic Development Committee
    • Krisha Shah
    • Andrew Iglar

Randolph Township Manager Steve Mountain gave an update on the recent snow storm, as Randolph was rocked with over five inches of snow. “They [road crews] really did a fantastic job in clearing the branches and trees,” Mountain said. Road crews were working for about 48 hours straight to make sure roads were treated properly, in addition to removal of the branches and trees.

“In addition, I would like to recognize the Police Department, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, as well as the Office of Emergency Management, all of whom contributed to the response as

Randolph Township is working on being creative, in organizing tree branch removal from across the town, as well as working on leaf collection at the same time.

Mountain also added that took part in a conference call with NJDOT to discuss the roadway improvements at the four intersections at Route 10 that are located in Randolph. The Township Manager is working with NJDOT to make sure this does not fall off the radar and that the enhancements are made as soon as possible.

Finally, Mayor Loveys was honored with a gift from Randolph Township Manager Steve Mountain. Last week’s meeting was the final meeting for Loveys as Mayor of Randolph. “This was his second tour of duty,” Mountain said, “He [Mayor Loveys] is an incredibly dedicated public servant, he is detail-oriented and it is a true gift that he has.”

“It’s an awesome experience, something I always wanted to experience in my life,” Mayor Loveys said, “I am thankful to the residents for allowing me to do so.”