Mayor Steps Down to Accept New Job
Posted: August 6, 2010
Jay Alpert has stepped down from his post as mayor in order to take a job with the Port Authority’s Office of Emergency Management. The announcement came at the council’s August 5, 2010 meeting.
Effective immediately, Trina Ruane Mitsch, who was serving as deputy mayor, is mayor and Councilman Allen Napoliello steps in as deputy mayor.
The process for naming a replacement to Alpert’s seat will follow the procedures set forth in state statute. Because Alpert is a Republican, the Randolph members of the Morris County Republican Committee will select three names to be presented to the township council. The council will then hold a special meeting on Monday, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. to appoint a new member who will serve until the end of the year, which is when Alpert’s term expires.
Alpert, who was elected to the Randolph Township Council in 2006, lauded his fellow council members and his time on the council. “My experiences these past four years have been wonderful. I am sincerely proud to have served with such a terrific and ethical group of people who have held the best interest of our residents at the forefront of any decision making.”