Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Bridgewater held its annual reorganization meeting Monday.
In a reorganization meeting that focused heavily on thanking volunteers and staff for their work in the community, councilwoman Christine Henderson Rose was chosen as the 2013 council president. “While we will have challenges this year, we are a community with many resources that can support us while we face them,” she said. The reorganization meeting was held Monday in the municipal complex, and featured appearances from such dignitaries as Rep. Leonard Lance, Sen. Michael Doherty, Assemblyman Erik Peterson, Assemblyman John DiMaio and members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Councilman Filipe Pedroso was sworn in for an unexpired term after being elected to the council in the November elections, defeating Democrat …
Mayor Dan Hayes delivered his State of the Township Address Monday.
With thanks to township volunteers, administrators and the council itself, Mayor Dan Hayes delivered his State of the Township Address at Monday's reorganization meeting, citing that his goals for the future will continue to be maintaining a low tax rate, being vigilant in land use matters and paying attention to infrastructure. Click here for more details on Monday's reorganization meeting. Hayes spoke during his address first about the impacts of Superstorm Sandy on the township, and thanked emergency management officials for their quick action in working for the residents. "Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our town and state," he said. "While damage to property and our electrical grid was extensive, we were fortunate that we suffered no…
Appointments were made at Monday's reorganization meeting.
The Bridgewater Township Council held its annual reorganization meeting Monday, and Mayor Dan Hayes and council members made several appointments throughout the evening of residents to committees and boards. These were the professional appointments made during the evening: Hayes also made appointments of residents to committees and boards as volunteers. These are those appointments:
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Board of education held its annual reorganization meeting Thursday.
Newly resworn-in board of education member Patrick Breslin was chosen Thursday as the board president for the 2013-14 year. Breslin was sworn in at the board's annual reorganization meeting Thursday, held in January this year after the elections were moved from April to November in 2012. New members Jacqueline Barlow and Aaron Kurdyla were also sworn in to office after they were chosen to serve in the 2012 elections, replacing incumbents Cindy Cullen and Daniel Petrozelli. And despite one vote against, Jill Gladstone was chosen as the board vice president for the year. The reorganization meeting also included the appointment of several district employees and advisors. They are:
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Aaron Kurdyla and Jacqueline Barlow will be sworn in for first time, while Patrick Breslin begins new term.
Two new board members and one current will be sworn in Thursday when the board of education reorganizes at its meeting at the Harmon V. Wade Administration building. Patrick Breslin will be re-sworn in to the board of education for his new term, and Aaron Kurdyla and Jacqueline Barlow will be sworn in for their first terms on the board after all were elected in November. The latter two will take the place of Cindy Cullen and Daniel Petrozelli, who were not re-elected. The meeting will also include the election of a board president and board vice president, as well as selection of members for individual committees with the board. In addition, the board will take care of several other necessities for the reorganization, including adopting …
Friday, April 27, 2012
And appointments are made for the remainder of the year.
Despite the fact that elections have been moved from April to November, the board of education was required to handle its reorganization business during Tuesday’s meeting, as April 24 was scheduled as reorganization after the 2011 elections. The board scheduled its meetings for the rest of the year, through December, and took care of other appointments of employees and advisors. As for the meetings, they will continue to be held on the second and fourth Tuesday’s of the month during the school year, and the fourth Tuesday during the summer months and in December. Meetings will be held at 8 p.m. at the Harmon V. Wade Administration Building on Newmans Lane, with two meetings a year to be held at John F. Kennedy Primary in Raritan. The next …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The council approved resolutions for budgets and salaries.
In setting up the township for 2012, the council approved the creation of a temporary budget to last until the official one is approved later this year—and the budget is set for $8,583,316.23. These appropriations, according to the resolution approved at Sunday's reorganization meeting, do not include costs for capital improvement funds and public assistance, as well as interest and debt redemption. With the inclusion of those extra costs, the budget appropriations for 2012, at this point, rise to $11,237,023.60. According to state statute, the temporary budget for 2012 is required to be set at 26.25 percent of the 2011 budget—$32,968,347.53—without including interest, debt redemption and capital improvement funds. In addition to these …
The schedule for the calendar year was set Sunday.
As part of Sunday's reorganization meeting, the council approved a resolution for its work and regular session meetings for the entire year. All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the municipal complex. Action is usually not taken at work meetings, usually only during regular sessions. All work meetings will be held on Thursdays, and regular sessions are held on Mondays or Thursdays. What follows is a rundown of the meeting schedule for the year. January Jan. 19—regular meeting February Feb. 2—work meeting Feb. 6—regular meeting Feb. 16—regular meeting March March 1—work meeting March 5—regular meeting March 15—work meeting March 19—regular meeting April April 2—regular meeting April 12—work meeting April 19—regular …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Residents are appointed to committees, other positions are renewed.
Many appointments were made to boards and committees in the township at Sunday's reorganization meeting, while others were renewed in their positions, including chief of police and township planner. For a full story on the 2012 reorganization meeting, click here. Below is a list of all appointments made:
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The township's annual reorganization meeting will be held Sunday.
Councilman Dan Hayes will be sworn in as mayor when the township holds its annual reorganization meeting Sunday. The annual reorganization, and first meeting of the year, will be held at 2 p.m. in the municipal complex. Hayes, after winning in the general election in November, will be sworn in for his first four-year term as mayor. Also being sworn in will be councilman Matthew Moench, who was elected for a second term on council, and Christine Henderson Rose, who was elected for her first full term after filling a spot on council vacated by Somerset County Freeholder Patrick Scaglione in 2010. The council will nominate a new council president, expected this year to be councilman Allen Kurdyla. Current council president Howard Norgalis …