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Annual Reorganization Kicks Off New Year

Posted: January 1, 2013

Township reorganization meeting January 1, 2013
From l to r: Township Manager John Lovell, Councilwoman Joanne Veech, Councilman Allen Napoliello, Councilman Michael Guadagno, Mayor Tom MacArthur, Deputy Mayor Jim Loveys, Councilman Roman Hirniak, Councilwoman Christine Carey and township attorney Ed Buzak.

Randolph’s annual reorganization meeting was held January 1 at town hall.

Among those in attendance were Senator Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, Sheriff Ed Rochford, freeholders Doug Cabana, Ann Grossi, John Krickus, Hank Lyons, Tom Mastrangelo and David Scapicchio, as well as former township council members Gary Algeier and Trina Ruane Mitsch.

Sworn in for 4-year terms were councilwoman Joanne Veech and newly-elected council members Christine Carey and Roman Hirniak.

Outgoing Mayor Michael Guadagno, expressing praise for township personnel and township manager John Lovell, said he was very proud to have been mayor of Randolph and that it was an honor to have served.

Councilman Tom MacArthur, who served as deputy mayor last year, was selected by his peers to serve as mayor for 2013. Councilman James Loveys will serve as deputy mayor.

Mayor MacArthur first thanked council members Trina Ruane Mitsch and Michael Obremski for their public service and went on to single out township staff and volunteers for the way they stood up after Hurricane Sandy hit during the last week of October.

In sharing some of his plans for the upcoming year, the new mayor said his focus will be on two things—the Highlands Act and housing. As far as the Highlands Act goes, three growth centers will be designated and added to the Highlands and it is in these areas that development will be fostered. In terms of housing, four proposals are in the works, including a deal for 26 houses with Morris Habitat for Humanity, and his goal is to see all of them come to fruition in 2013.

Read Mayor MacArthur’s reorganization address »