Two familiar faces in Matawan Borough have decided to hang up their hats and enjoy their retirement.
On April 16, the borough council voted to accept the retirement of Borough Clerk Jean Montfort and Police Secretary Patricia Sickels “reluctantly,” Mayor Paul Buccellato said.
Montfort has served as the borough clerk for over fifteen years, diligently organizing council resolutions, ordinances and meeting transcripts while providing municipal assistance to the many residents of the borough.
Her retirement will be effective April 30 and the borough will begin advertising for a new clerk.
Sickels began her career in Matawan as the municipal court administrator over twenty years ago. When the court was dissolved in 2012, she welcomed the challenge of becoming a secretary for the Matawan Borough Police Department.
Her retirement took effect on Dec. 31, 2012, but was not officially accepted by the council until April 16.