SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council’s Economic Development Committee is inviting Sparta business owners to the Mohawk House for a Business Development Forum, according to Deputy Mayor Josh Hertzberg. 

Hertzberg announce the meeting at the October 10 township council meeting.  He said the purpose of the meeting was to inform “business owners what the Economic Development Committee and Planning Board do and take input from business owners.”

Hertzberg said he and township manager Bill Close had “walked Main Street to hand deliver invitations.”  He said he was “pleasantly surprised at how happy and appreciative the business were to have to opportunity.”

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Councilwoman Christine Quinn said, “I am excited about this event.”

Hertzberg thanked Close “for all his work on this.” 

“It is a good opportunity to allow other businesses to know about the Economic Development Committee,” Hertzberg said.  “The way to bring new businesses to Sparta is to have successful businesses here.”

Attendees are asked to RSVP to  The event will run from 6 until 8 p.m. on October 25.  Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Other Sparta Township Council committee appointments have recently been made.

The council voted on two Zoning Board appointment. They voted to appoint Michael Jozefczik to first alternate to fill an unexpired a two-year term set to expire December 31, 2017.  Ellen Maloney was appointed to an unexpired seat as a second alternate to the Zoning Board.  Her term is until December 31, 2018.

Planning Board appointments were also approved.  John Koller was appointed to an unexpired first alternate position and Alyse Gabay was appointed to an unexpired second position.  Both seats are due to expire on December 31, 2018. 

Mary Ann Maitilasso was appointed to the Cultural Affairs Committee.