Little Egg Harbor Township Reorganizes; Crea Named Mayor

Jan 09, 2019

New committeeman Blaise Scibetta and incumbent Lisa Stevens, both Republicans, took the oath of office during the Jan. 1 reorganization meeting. The all-Republican, five-member committee installed Bobbi Jo Crea as mayor and John Kehm as deputy mayor; both have served in these positions in the past.

The committee reorganization meeting then assigned people to the various committees and hired the township’s professionals.

Crea, Stevens, Public Works Supervisor Richard Wisnewski, Dan Maxwell, Matt Ben and Edward Andrew were appointed or reappointed to the planning board. Ken Maxwell and Barbara Sterner were appointed to the zoning board while Brian Szajdek and Steven DeSimone were appointed alternate members.

The new Commercial Revitalization Advisory Board will consist of Crea, the yet-to-be-named zoning board chair, Edward Andrew, Committeeman Ray Gormley, Michael Broderson, George Lange, Daniel Maxwell, John Molinaro, Charles Newmeyer, Paul De Baylo, Fred Schaffer and Linda Geniton. Dates for meetings have yet to be posted on the website.

Marie Skelly was reappointed to the Municipal Utility Authority while Ken Laney and Peter Cicco will serve as alternate members.

Kehm was appointed liaison to the Citizens on Patrol and the Certified Emergency Response Team.

Crea will continue as trustee of the Great Bay Regional Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Inc. Gormley serves as liaison to the Parkertown Volunteer Fire Co., Stevens will serve as liaison to the Mystic Island Volunteer Fire Co., and Blaise Scibetta will serve as liaison to the West Tuckerton Volunteer Fire Co.

Robert Burr, Barbara Kelly, Diane Gorgy and Greg Semanick are members of the Green Team Advisory Committee.

Professionals who were retained by the township are the firm of Gilmore and Monahan as township attorney and tax attorney; Rumpf Law P.C. as conflict attorney; Citta, Holzapfel and Zarbarsky as labor counsel; and Bonnie R. Peterson as hearing officer for personnel disciplinary matters. Engineers T&M Associates will continue as township engineers, grant writers (with BRS Inc.) and township planners. Mathis Construction Co. was hired for snow removal services (supplementing the public works department), and Urgent Care Now was hired to serve as municipal doctors.

— Pat Johnson

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