Tuckerton Borough Reorganizes, Announces Town Historian

Jan 10, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson New town historian Sam Leifried with Tuckerton Mayor Sue Marshall at the Jan. 2 municipal meeting.

As Tuckerton Borough reorganized on Jan. 2, Mayor Sue Marshall announced a new town historian, Sam Leifried. Leifried has been a resident his entire life and a member of the Tuckerton Historical Association for over 10 years. He has created two books about Tuckerton businesses for the THA. “If you want to know anything about Tuckerton, just ask Sam,” said Marshall.

During the reorganization, Marshall announced the members of council who will be on the various department committees along with her. John Schwartz and Mike Santo will be part of the finance committee; Santo and Doris Mathisen will be on the administration and regulation committee; Ron Peterson and Keith Vreeland, law and public safety; Vreeland and Council President Sam Colangelo on the legislative committee; Calangelo and John Schwartz on the public works and water and sewer committees; and Mathisen and Peterson on public buildings and grounds and community affairs.

Marshall also appointed zoning officer James McAndrew as a class II member for one year on the Land Use Board, Calvin Morey and Thomas Hennaut as Class IV members for four years, Keith Vreeland as a class III member, and Greg Brojack will serve as an alternate member for two years.

Robert Rue was reappointed chairman of the environmental commission.

Attorney Christopher J. Connors was reappointed borough solicitor. Frank Little continues as borough engineer and Jack Mallon as conflict engineer.

Phoenix Advisors and PM Consultants are retained as financial advisers, Brain Logan as auditor and William Meyer as bond counsel.

Belia Technologies was appointed for IT services.

During the regular municipal meeting, Colangelo said the recent cold weather had led to a number of water leaks and asked residents to keep an eye on their neighbors’ houses and call 609-296-9222 or 609-296-5058 (609-296-9416 after hours) if they see running water in the street. Water leaks become more apparent once ice has melted.

Marshall said despite the cold, there was a good crowd of people at the Tuckerton Seaport’s Fireworks and Food Trucks Celebration on New Year’s Day, and the 20 minutes of fireworks were just enough to ring in the New Year.

Police Chief Brian Olsen said his young and proactive police officers are to be congratulated for the increase in arrests in 2017. The end of the year report showed the department received 9,980 calls for service, a 32 percent increase over 2016. Officers made 475 arrests this year as compared to 230 in 2016. More than half the arrests were for drug offenses, said Olsen. The police department consists of 12 officers and the chief.

In December, there were 33 arrests; officers made 219 vehicle stops and wrote 70 summonses. There were 15 motor vehicle accidents, 36 calls for medical assistance and 34 reports of suspicious persons.

— Pat Johnson



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