Stafford Reorganizes, Welcomes Two New Faces



Official: The new governing entire body stands with Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove (fifth from left) in their midst: (From remaining) Lisa Mower, Amy Otte, Paul Krier, Greg Myhre, new Council President Anthony Guariglia, Robert Henken and Tom Steadman.
Stafford Township Mayor Greg Myhre and the 6-person municipal council were being separately sworn in for a new phrase commencing Jan. 1.
Ninth District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove swore in all members of council but took an added moment to say she was proud, as a former Southern Regional Higher School instructor, to be swearing in a few previous students — reelected councilman Tom Steadman and new councilwomen Lisa Mower (rhyming with “hour”) and Amy Otte.
Gove reported she experienced enjoyed seeing Otte and Mower blossom from young significant school pupils into “extremely powerful women of all ages in the group.” She was “humbled and honored” to be the a person swearing them in.
“As a girl elected official, I am often proud to see other women of all ages get associated,” she included.
Lisa Mower experienced three of her very own previous pupils aid with the swearing-in by holding the Bible. Gove termed it a “whole cycle-of-life” instant.
The council members are quickly to be appointed to their liaison positions, Otte said after the assembly. Meanwhile, she is “super excited to be a councilwoman for Stafford Township.”
“I have been contemplating about jogging (for business) for some time now, and I just felt that I was at a place in my life wherever I have the time to dedicate to our astounding city,” she claimed. “I’m hunting ahead to viewing what the subsequent number of a long time deliver, becoming a aspect of a fantastic team, and encouraging make choices for the betterment of our city.”
At Saturday’s annual reorganization meeting, the governing body’s to start with buy of small business was to approve an ordinance on very first examining letting the town to exceed municipal funds boundaries and to create a cap bank. A resolution to appoint Councilman Anthony Guariglia as council president was handed in a 6-1 vote with Councilman Paul Krier as the dissenting vote.
“It’s actually an honor to provide as your mayor,” Myhre reported. “I value the self-confidence that you’ve revealed in my management and the class of motion we have preferred for our wonderful group.” Stafford’s best days are still ahead, he claimed. He and the relaxation of the governing entire body will retain operating tricky to deliver “the optimum degree of company at the most affordable achievable cost to the citizens and taxpayers.”
Between the objectives for the year are to proceed doing work with partners at all levels to enhance infrastructure in town and to go after chances that advantage anyone, he said.
As Stafford, like so lots of other communities, commences to emerge from the two-year-very long international pandemic, Myhre mentioned the outcomes are felt by all. “It’s been frustrating, daily life-changing and, regrettably, everyday living-ending for way too several of our mates, neighbors and family.”
Putting the proper resources in residents’ arms is a priority, as is supporting the neighborhood initial responders, Myhre explained. He underscored his thankfulness for Stafford’s solid roster of focused personnel.
“I glimpse forward to setting up on the success we have experienced, to keep on to boost the finest neighborhood in the point out of New Jersey,” he explained.
In her comments, Otte thanked the voters and her spouse and sister for their aid. As a member of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Co.’s Women Auxiliary, she declared the passing of Kim England, volunteer firefighter of 35 years and past president of the hearth organization, on Dec. 30. She remembered him as a jokester whose voice resounded by means of a space and described his death as a good decline.
“We all beloved Kim for who he was. He’ll be without end missed, but not overlooked.”
Mower claimed it’s her good honor to serve as a councilwoman. “I felt that vote pretty deeply,” she mentioned. “I’m seeking ahead to executing all that I can to continue to keep Stafford wonderful.”
— Victoria Ford
victoria@thesandpaper.net

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