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Annual Reorganization Kicks Off New Year

Posted: January 1, 2016

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

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Township Manager Steve Mountain bids farewell to outgoing Mayor Joanne Veech and welcomes new Mayor Roman Hirniak

Among those in attendance were Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Senator Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, Sheriff Ed Rochford, freeholders Kathryn DeFillippo, John Cesaro, Tom Mastrangelo, Hank Lyon and freeholder-elect Christine Myers and Deborah Smith, Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, Morris County Prosecutor Fred Knapp, municipal court judge Ira Cohen, Morris Township committee member Bruce Sisler and former Randolph mayor Michael Obremski.

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2016 Mayor Roman Hirniak presents outgoing Mayor Joanne Veech with a plaque

Outgoing Mayor Joanne Veech was lauded by fellow council members and Township Manager Steve Mountain who thanked her for her leadership, her time and her support throughout the past year. “2015 was a busy and productive year for Randolph Township,” he said, “and through it all, Mayor Veech provided tremendous leadership for the council and support for the entire municipal organization.”

Councilman Roman Hirniak, who served as deputy mayor last year, was selected by his peers to serve as mayor for 2016. Councilwoman Christine Carey will serve as deputy mayor.

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Mayor Roman Hirniak and Deputy Mayor Christine Carey

Upon being sworn in, Mayor Hirniak thanked Steve Mountain and township clerk Donna Luciani as well as the professionals on their respective staffs. “They are the primary reason that Randolph is constantly being cited as an example of how to properly run a municipal corporation, not just amongst our peers in the county but throughout the state,” he said. Read the mayor’s reorganization address »

Councilman Forstenhausler offered up his two cents on Manager Mountain, stating “...when things run smoothly, sometimes those in charge might go unnoticed but I would like to publicly tell our manager Steve Mountain that my colleagues and I have noticed, and would like to acknowledge his hard work which makes Randolph run so well.”