BERNARDSVILLE NJ - At Monday's meeting, the Bernardsville Borough Council confirmed three professionals to serve in the shared court of Bedminster, Bernardsville and Peapack-Gladstone. The borough council acted on the recommendations made by a committee representatives from all three municipalities.
Judge Katherine Howes was re-appointed to a three-year term as municipal court judge. Howes is finishing a three-year term as judge. She has presided over the court during two court mergers. In 2015, Bedminster and Peapack-Gladstone began to share court services. Bernardsville joined the shared court in 2016. Howes lives in Peapack-Gladstone, and has a law office in Raritan.
The council appointed a new municipal prosecutor, Carl A. Taylor, III. Taylor is municipal prosecutor of multiple municipalities including Flemington Borough, Kingwood Township, and Milford Borough. Carl is the former municipal prosecutor of South Bound Brook. He is a resident of Flemington, where he also maintains a law office.
Francesco Taddeo of Somerville will serve a third one-year term as municipal public defender. Taddeo operates a law office in Somerville. He serves as the municipal public defender in Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Raritan.
EDITOR'S NOTE; JUDGE KATHERINE HOWES IS THE WIFE OF TAPinto SOMERSET HILLS EDITOR TIM HOWES.