New Councilman Welcomed in Tinton Falls


coaster-news-200By PETE WALTON

John A. Manginelli was sworn in Tuesday night as the newest member of the Tinton Falls Borough Council.

Manginelli and incumbents Gary A. Baldwin, Nancyanne Fama and Christopher Pak were unopposed on November’s election for four open seats on the nonpartisan council. Baldwin, Fama and Pak were elected to four-year terms. Manginelli was elected to fill an unexpired term which ends on Dec. 31, 2017.

Baldwin was reelected as council president and Pak will again serve as deputy.

The council named Baldwin as its appointment to the Planning Board. Ronald Palmieri, Ronald Battista and Aaron Brawner were named to the Board of Adjustment. Sandra Berk was appointed as an alternate member of the zoning board.

Theresa Maltz and Robert Sandberg were named to the Environmental Commission. Linda Zucaro was appointed to the Historic Commission and Andres Palomino was named as an alternate. Andy Mayer and Maureen Forsman were appointed to the Open Space Committee, with Cindy Anderson and Doug DeVincens named as alternates.

Pak was selected as the council’s liaison to the Board of Education. Manginelli was named as liaison to the Open Space Committee. Fama was chosen as library liaison and Councilman John Roche was selected as liaison to the Environmental Commission.

The council passed a resolution condemning acts of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad. The resolution cited a “non-exhaustive list” of terror attacks in France, Denmark, California and a planned attack in Texas which was averted. The council said that “terrorists seeking to threaten and intimidate the American way of life and freedoms enjoyed by all peace loving people must be condemned while we stand in solidarity with those killed and impacted by these tragedies.”

“The borough stands in solidarity with our French and other allies and renew[s] our common support for democracy and freedom, including freedom of the press and freedom of religion,” according to the resolution. “The borough pledges to assist in pursuing justice against those involved in any manner possible while taking all necessary and appropriate actions to prevent such future attacks locally and elsewhere when such assistance can be provided.”

The council adopted a temporary municipal budget for 2016, allocating $21.7 million for the general budget and $1.35 million for the sewer utility. The council will vote on a final budget at a future meeting.

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