Friday, May 10, 2013
The reason for the firing was not indicated.
The Hightstown Borough approved a resolution Wednesday which authorizes the removal of Michael Theokas as Borough Administrator. The resolution passed with a 4-2 vote, with Council President Lawrence Quattrone and Councilwoman Susan Bluth voting against it, Hightstown Clerk Debra Sopronyi said. The resolution called for Theokas’ immediate removal. He will be paid the remaining balance of his salary and his salary for the next three months, as well as all of the compensation and benefits that he is entitled to through Aug. 31. The reason for Theokas’ firing was not explained, however, the Council issued a statement which said, “As indicated by the resolution, the Governing Body has decided to part ways with Borough Administrator Michael …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The approval of this bond ordinance allows the new Hightstown Borough Hall reconstruction project to remain on schedule.
The Hightstown Council approved a bond ordinance which provides for the construction of a new Hightstown Borough Hall at their meeting on Monday. The bond ordinance appropriates $3,375,000, as well as issues a $475,000 bond which the Borough is funding for the project. The Hightstown Borough Hall has been uninhabitable since it was damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The approval of this ordinance allows the Borough Hall reconstruction project to move forward and the Council to potentially award bids to the companies that bidded for the site improvements, erection, and lease of temporary modular units. Nevertheless, the pending ordinance that allows the Borough to lease property on Bank and Mechanic streets from Greystone Capital Partners …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Take a look at what the Hightstown Borough Council will be discussing tonight.
The Hightstown Borough Council is meeting in the First Aid Building at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. According to the agenda, the following items will be discussed: For a full copy of the agenda, click here.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Borough has approved a bond ordinance to lease the land behind Ely House for modular housing.
The Hightstown Borough Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance to lease four properties located along Bank and Mechanic Streets at their Borough Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19. These lots, leased from Greystone Capital Partners, will be used for modular facilities that will provide temporary office space for municipal operations of the Borough and the Borough’s Police Department, the ordinance said. The lots, which cumulatively make up 0.44 acre, are located behind Ely House. Both the Borough Hall and the Borough Police Department were rendered uninhabitable after sustaining flood damage from Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The lots are currently involved in foreclosure proceedings instituted by TD Bank, the mortgagee of Greystone …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Only two council members voted "yes" to the feasibility study of Lucas Electric as a potential Borough Hall location.
The Hightstown Borough Council voted down a resolution authorizing Borough officials to investigate the feasibility of permanently relocating the Borough office at their Council meeting Tuesday night. At the moment, the Hightstown Borough Hall offices have been relocated to the public works building at 156 Bank Street since the offices were flooded by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. This resolution proposed conducting a feasibility study for relocating the offices to the Lucas Electric property at 415 Mercer Street, but was voted down in a 4-2, NJ.com reported. The Hightstown Borough Police Department has also been relocated to the Lucas Electric building since the flood waters from Irene rendered the building unusable. The Borough Council…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Hightstown Borough Council also welcomed a new volunteer fireman Monday evening
Editor's note: This story has been changed to more accurately reflect comments made by Borough Administrator Mike Theokas regarding discussions with the owners of the Ely House. With a brief agenda slated for Monday night’s Hightstown Borough Council Meeting, the council continued their discussion on temporary housing for borough administrative employees, passed resolutions, and welcomed a new volunteer firefighter to Hightstown. Borough Administrator Mike Theokas, who was set the task of reaching out to owners of properties with potential during the previous borough council meeting, reported progress is being made on arranging a temporary housing site for borough employees. He said he has attempted to contact several property owners and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran won the election for borough council against two republican candidates
Hightstown voters have decided between four candidates for two open seats on the Hightstown Borough Council. Incumbents Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran, both Democrats, won the election against Republicans Denise Hansen and George Serrano. Terms for borough council members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Hightstown Borough Council Democrat Results Republican Result Lawrence Quattrone 1,179 Denise Hansen 808 Gail E. Doran 983 George Serrano 658 Unofficial results by district: District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 Lawrence Quattrone 361 260 288 270 Gail E. Doran 286 214 255 228 Denise Hansen 252 222 146 188 George Serrano 208 172 114 164 -- Follow …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The mayor said the Borough prides itself on transparency.
Hightstown’s mayor said Monday that council members were not being transparent by introducing two resolutions about the future of Borough Hall at the start of a past meeting, and questioned whether open public meeting laws were violated when the resolutions were drafted. Council member Gail Doran introduced a resolution on June 4 calling for the future Borough Hall to be centrally located, and council member Susan Bluth introduced another resolution asking that council be kept informed of matters relating to Borough Hall. Both resolutions passed. In the five days between the May 30 meeting where residents and organizations voiced their opinion on the ultimate location of Borough Hall and when the resolutions were introduced, Mayor Steve …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This will be Hansen's first run for borough council.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Name: Denise Hansen Also known as: Denny Date of birth: 21 February 1951 Place of residence: 211 Grant Ave, Hightstown, NJ Attended college: Yes College: Monmouth University Degree: Associate Degree in Business Job titles held: Hotel Controller, Regional Corp Controller Employers: New Castle Hotels & Resorts Party affiliation: Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Councilwoman Incumbent: No Facebook: Serrano and Hansen for Hightstown Council
Quattrone has served on the council for more than 10 years.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Name: Lawrence Dominick Quattrone Also known as: Larry Date of birth: 21 April 1942 Place of residence: Hightstown Has served in the military: Yes Rank: E 6 sargent Date when discharged from duty: 20 September 1972 Employers: IBM Party affiliation: Democrat Running for a: Local office Incumbent: Yes