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Township Honors Volunteers & Businesses

Posted: December 19, 2012

The township recognized the contributions of its volunteers and honored three local businesses at an evening reception held prior to the start of the December 6th council meeting.

The township also recognized organizations and businesses that stepped forward during Superstorm Sandy and made facilities, services and goods available to the citizens of Randolph.

The three businesses selected by the Economic Development Committee to receive Randolph’s 2012 Business Achievement Award were Athletic Republic of Randolph, Habitat for Humanity Restore and RTSP.

Council members Trina Mitsch and Michael Obremski, both of whom are completing their last term in office this month, were also honored for their years of service to the community.

Mayor Michael Guadagno distributed certificates of appreciation to forty-three volunteers who served on boards and committees during the year. He thanked them for their hours of volunteer service and emphasized the positive impact that their efforts had on the quality of life for all residents.

Superstorm Sandy Recognitions

Randolph YMCA
Bill Lamia opened the doors of the YMCA to all of Randolph for showering and as a warming center.

Bethlehem Church
Pastor Winchell opened a warming and charging center. Scott Mulligan assisted with crisis intervention (tree removals and repairs) for families in need.

Family Life Church
Pastor Stauffer opened a warming and charging center.

Randolph Chemical Engine, Company #2
President Russ Nee opened a charging center, distributing water and ice to citizens.

Ironia Firemen’s Association, Company #4
President Michael Buccelli opened a warming and charging center, distributing water and ice to citizens.

Randolph ACME
Manager Pam Driscoll donated food to volunteers and emergency workers.

A&P of Randolph
Manager Bob Patucek donated food to volunteers and emergency workers.

Heritage Market
During the gasoline crisis, owners Salvatore Campo and Jay Villoresi were able to secure and provide fuel to the community, managing long lines an’d extensive hours. Further, Mr. Campo was able to secure a shipment of fuel for the municipal and school fleets allowing for uninterrupted government operations.

Owners John Canticas and Konstantinos Tsantakis worked with town crews to install a generator so as to provide much needed fuel to the public during the height of the gasoline shortage.

Municipal Departments
All departments played a role in the recovery effort whether it was responding to emergencies during the storm, assisting with warming centers or working on the clean-up/restoration efforts. In the case of employees and emergency services volunteers, many worked extensive hours often under difficult conditions to restore community services in Randolph and meet the emergency needs of citizens. It was noted that the emergency management team assembled in advance of the storm concentrated all of its collective efforts on the recovery during the two weeks following the hurricane.

2012 Volunteer Recognition

Board of Adjustment
Gene Stracco

Board of Assessments
Myra Sesko

Board of Health
Art Baeder
Gayle Pearson
Joyce Echanique

Community Services
Doris Dolan
Barbara Anderson
Sunita Mathur
Kathy Algeier
Dolores Madisonv Jim Corbett
Deborah MacArthur

Economic Development
Frank Echanique
Richard Thomas
Peter Kenny
Jeff Carter

Environmental Commission
Stephen O’Mara
Kathleen Mygas
Constance Stroh

Landmarks Committee
Marcia Rumsey
Charlie Whitehead
Meg Sullivan

Library Board
Evelyn Hammaren
Joanne Veech

Municipal Alliance Committee
Kim Garnett
Dave Bratton
Ron Harmetz
Elizabeth Ritter
Will Haney

Parks Committee
Bernard Barrish
Len Pietrewicz
Stephen Healey
Paul O’Malley

Planning Board
Art Lee
Roman Hirniak

Recreation Advisory Committee
Rob Lindquist
Robert Barbiere
Ned Levine
Roman Hirniak
Anne Standridge
Vic Viscomi
Joseph Nazzaro

Traffic Advisory Committee
James Maraska