The New Year Brings Township and Borough Reorganization

Cranbury will be the first town to reorganize for 2013

At the start of every year, New Jersey's towns meet to reappoint positions and swear in new officials.

The 2013 reorganizations of Cranbury, Hightstown, and East Windsor will begin in Cranbury tonight (Jan. 3).

At 6 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room, 23-A, Mayor David Cook and Committeeman Jay Taylor will take the oath of office as township committeemen once again. Committee members will then elect a mayor from within, who will be sworn into office by Judge Amy Piro Chambers, a retired judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

The meeting will continue with various mayoral appointments, including membership of the environmental commission, human services board, library board of trustees, municipal alliance, and planning board. The committee will also vote on a number of resolutions.

Hightstown will hold its reorganizational meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 in the borough First Aid building. Council members Gail Doran and Larry Quattrone will take their oaths of office, and the council will choose a president from among its members.

The council will then vote on several resolutions, including resolutions allowing for the appointment of borough officials, council liaisons, boards, commissions, and committees. The council will also discuss further developments with the Hightstown Borough Hall and temporary office facilities.

East Windsor will reorganize at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the township's municipal building. While no one will start a new term on the township council, the council will elect a mayor and deputy mayor. The town will also make appointments to boards and committees and recognize certain residents.

All meetings are open to the public and are generally festive events to celebrate the start of a new governmental year.


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