By ED SALVAS
The Asbury Park City Council held its 2024 reorganization meeting Jan. 22, with Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn stepping in for Mayor John Moor who is recovering from recent surgery.
Quinn said the meeting was delayed for three weeks because of the mayor’s and her own battle with Covid early in the New Year.
The meeting began with an invocation by the Rev David J. Parreott, Jr., a resident of Asbury Park for 90-years. Quinn mentioned at the start of business that it’s the first time in the 11 years they’ve served together that Moor has missed the meeting. With her family on hand, Quinn was administered the oath of office to be deputy mayor again for 2024 and said she is “lucky to serve with women who are supportive even when we disagree.”
She serves alongside fellow Councilwomen Yvonne Clayton, Eileen Chapman and Angela Ahbez Anderson.
The meeting was also the first meeting for new City Manager Lillian “Lilly” Nazzaro who replaces retiring Manager Donna Vieiro. Nazzaro was formerly the county administrator in Mercer County.
City Attorney Fredrick C. Raffetto of Hill Wallack LLP was appointed municipal attorney for the city, a position he’s held since 2004. James Butler was appointed city prosecutor, James Carton, alternate. Mathew Sage public defender and Daniel Greer alternate. Garrett Giberson will again head the Office of Emergency Management.
Numerous resolutions were approved, including the appointments of members to the 20 city boards, committees and commissions that serve Asbury Park. Quinn noted there are still openings for members of the volunteer committees that serve an important function and are the “backbone” of the city.
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 31.