Annual Reorganization Kicks Off New Year
Posted: January 2, 2015
Randolph’s annual reorganization meeting was held January 1 at town hall.
Among those in attendance were Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Senator Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, Sheriff Ed Rochford, freeholders John Cesaro, David Scapicchio, John Krickus, Tom Mastrangelo and Doug Cabana, Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, Morris County Prosecutor Fred Knapp, municipal court judge Ira Cohen, former Morris Township mayor Bruce Sisler and former Randolph mayor Lee Whilden.
Sworn-in to new 4-year terms were councilmen Mark Forstenhausler, Michael Guadagno, James Loveys and Allen Napoliello.
Also, Steve Cohrs, formerly the deputy fire chief, was sworn-in as fire chief and Anthony Moschella was sworn-in to the deputy fire chief position.
Township Manager Steve Mountain praised outgoing mayor Jim Loveys’ unmatched dedication during his one year reign, calling him “...a tremendous ambassador to the community.” Citing the countless hours Loveys put into the job, Mountain thanked him for his year of service, explaining that “...Jim truly connected to the community and his caring really showed.”
Councilwoman Joanne Veech, who served as deputy mayor last year, was selected by her peers to serve as mayor for 2015. She is Randolph’s 46th mayor and the 8th woman to serve in this capacity. Councilman Roman Hirniak will serve as deputy mayor.
Mayor Veech outlined several projects in the works including the development of a parks and recreation master plan and a township-wide revaluation ordered by the county tax board. She also touted a “shop local” mindset to help keep our commercial tax ratables here in Randolph and touched on new development taking place including an assisted living complex on Quaker Church Road and townhome projects on Calais and Brookside roads. Read the mayor’s reorganization address »