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Susan Bluth Named Hightstown Borough Council President

Steven Misiura and Denise Hansen also took their oaths of office on the Council.

Councilwoman Susan Bluth has been named the Council President of the Hightstown Borough Council at their reorganization meeting last Thursday. Bluth’s term on the Council expires at the end of 2014. 

The six person council also welcomed two new members last week as Steven Misiura and Denise Hansen took their oaths of office. Misiura and Hansen, both Democrats, are replacing Selena Bibens and Lynne Woods, the Republican incumbents they defeated in the November election

Woods and Bibens were both honored with an official proclamation from the Borough by Mayor Steven Kirson at the meeting for all of their hard work serving as Councilwomen for the past three years. 


Borough Official Appointments

Tax Collector

  • Anne Blake

Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner

  • Debra Sopronyi

Alternate Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner 

  • Karen Cassel

Assessment Search Officer 

  • Debra Sopronyi

Public Agency Compliance Officer

  • Debra Sopronyi

Recycling Coordinator

  • Ken Lewis

Clean Communities Coordinator 

  • Ken Lewis

Safety Coordinator

  • Ken Lewis

Public Defender

  • Richard Kelly

Alternate Public Defender

  • Gus Siggelakis

Zoning Officer 

  • William Schmeling

Housing Inspectors 

  • George Chin
  • Annely Gomez

Building Inspector 

  • George Chin

Fire Protection Official 

  • Chad Reed

Summer Recreation Director 

  • Larry Gunnell

Borough Historian

  • Charles Stultz III


Borough Professionals

The Council adopted resolutions appointing and authorizing an agreement for professional services with the Borough for 2014. These include:

Borough Legal Counsel 

  • Frederick Raffetto, Esq. 

Borough Engineer 

  • Carmela Roberts 

Borough Auditor

  • William Antonides

Borough Planner

  • Tamara Lee Consulting, LLC

Borough Prosecutor

  • Robert Yostembski, Esq.


Commission Appointees 

The council also approved a resolution appointed the following people to the subsequent boards, commissions, and committees.

Planning Board

  • Steven Misiura

Environmental Commission

  • Donna LePrevost
  • David Zaiser
  • Jan Troizier
  • Terry Parliaros

Housing Authority 

  • Chris Moraitis

Board of Health

  • Katherine Zaiser
  • Skye Gilmartin
  • Robin Conrad 


Mayor’s Appointments 

Police Commissioner 

  • Larry Quattrone 

Planning Board 

  • Bill Searing 
  • Dimitri Musing
  • Harold Mulleavey 
  • Joseph F. Balcewicz

Parks and Recreation Commission 

  • Jason Taylor
  • Eugene Lambert
  • Kim Boknoski

Historic Preservation Commission

  • Rick Pratt

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