Sunday, January 6, 2013
Emergency personnel took the oath of office for leadership positions within their organization.
The Matawan Borough Fire Chief, Deputy Chiefs and the Matawan First Aid & Rescue Squad Captain were sworn in at the Matawan reorganization meeting Jan. 1. After each volunteer leader took the oath of their office, a friend or family member placed a pin on their uniform. Donald Mason, of Midway Hose Company, was sworn in as Chief; Peter Berliner, of M.E. Haley was sworn in as Assistant Chief; Brian Bernath, of Washington Engine Company, was sworn in as Second Assistant Chief; and Zoltan Varsanyi, of Freneau Volunteer Fire Company, was sworn in as Third Assistant Chief. James Archibald was sworn in as Captain of the Matawn First Aid & Rescue Squad. Brenden Park will serve as First Lieutenant, Austin Chang will serve as Second Lieutenant, …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A number of appointments were made Jan. 1.
Mayor Paul Buccellato and the Matawan Borough Council made several appointments, including council president, borough attorney and members of committees and boards at their annual reorganization meeting on Monday, Jan. 1. The following borough council committees were established: The following people were appointed to the Environmental Commission: The following people were appointed to the Unified Planning/Zoning Board: The following person was apopointed to the Shade Tree Commission: The following people were appointed to the Disability Accessibility Commission: The following people were appointed to the Historic Sites Commission: The following people were appointed to the Library Board: The following people were appointed to the …
Two councilwomen were sworn in Monday.
Toni Angelini and Kimberly Daly were sworn in as Matawan Borough Councilwomen during the 2013 reorganization meeting Jan. 1. Angelini (R) was reelected in November for her second term on the council. During her campaign, she emphasized her desire to focus on ways to better support the business community and continue to improve local parks and roads. Daly (D) was elected to her first term on the council and is the only democrat. During her campaign, Daly said she planned to manage property taxes and identify places in the budget where money could be better spent on parks, recreational activities, and revitalizing downtown Matawan. Each will serve a three year term ending on Dec. 31, 2015.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The mayor addressed the public during the reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Matawan Mayor Paul Buccellato reflected on 2012 and looked forward to 2013 during his report at the reorganization meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Buccellato recalled the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to local electrical infrastructure and the frustration people felt after days in the dark with limited information. "Dealing with the aftermath of these weather events posed challenging to all of us, and I know our borough, the OEM (office of emergency management), fire department, police department and DPW (department of public works), responded with professionalism and rose the occasion," he said. "I know first hand that patience ran thin, but we remained a cohesive community." According to Buccellato, the borough has been evaluating …