January 20, 2021
By David Biggy
Robert Kirwan is pretty familiar with Stafford Township. After all, he’s been close to given that the mid-1970s.
“Nobody most likely understands the town superior than I do since I’ve appraised a lot of issues below,” mentioned Kirwan, a single of two new members who were sworn into their seats on the scheduling board for the duration of the Jan. 13 reorganization meeting. “I’ve been on the environmental commission for 20 years and I have been below for 30-additionally yrs. Do the job has been slowing down for me, so I preferred to give a lot more time to the town. And my father was chairman of the preparing board in Freehold for 25 decades, so I guess it’s in my blood.”
“I’ve lived below about 15 many years and have been concerned with distinct issues, and I just wished to be a portion of the procedure,” claimed Stephen Donnelly, the other new board member, a previous Paramus resident who now enjoys lifetime in the a lot considerably less crowded Stafford Township. “The town is rising and is shifting a lot, and I preferred to give my input to say yay or nay as the city moves forward. We have a great deal of open area, which is what I like, but I also like the notion the city is nevertheless rising in a great deal of techniques. And although advancement is a great point, we don’t want to be overgrown.”
Joseph Kosa becomes board chair, relieving Thomas Kuenzler, and Jeanine Sciglitano requires on the job of vice chair. Kirwan and Donnelly have taken the seats of previous members Marie-Elena Sodeikes and Sherry Roth.
The board even now has a emptiness to fill – the alternate area when held by Gregory Guido, whose phrase ended Dec. 31. And whilst the location quickly might be filled by Mayor Greg Myhre, any Stafford resident intrigued in probably filling the part can send out a letter of desire to him.
Myhre stated a whole resume is not important, but a letter of interest to provide on the board ought to include relevant background and supply some depth of the fascinated personal. The positions are not filled by just any individual.
Also accepted through the reorganization had been the meeting dates for this 12 months. Jan. 27 will be the future setting up board conference, which are held the next and fourth Wednesday of every single thirty day period. —D.B.