Change Comes to Chester Borough Council
Matt Finney and Elizabeth Gugliemini sworn in, Tim Iversen replaces Gary Marshuetz as council president by a 3-2 vote.
Chester Borough’s Thursday night featured the expected, swearing in of councilman Matt Finney and Elizabeth Gugliemini by Sen. Anthony Bucco and the unexpected, when Tim Iversen replaced Gary Marshuetz as council president.
In their first action as a council in 2013, Matt Finney nominated Gary Marshuetz to continue in his role as council president, citing his years of experience.
Marshuetz seconded his nomination after some prompting from Mayor Bob Davis.
"I thank you, Mr. Mayor for your vote of confidence," Marshuetz said.
When Davis called for more nominations, Councilwoman Jennifer Cooper-Napolitano nominated Tim Iversen. Janet Hoven seconded and the vote went 3-2 in Iversen's favor.
"I would like to thank the members of the council for honoring me with this position. I appreciate the opportunity to share in this leadership role to develop depth on the council. I think its a better way to serve our tax payers," Iversen said. "I hope to do honor to the trust this council has placed in me."
Several appointments to board, committees and commissions were made over the course of the night, including:
- Mayor Bob Davis
- Kerry Brown, Zoning Officer
- Anthony DiFazio
- Stanley Stevinson
- Maureen Nowak Alternate No. 1
- Elizabeth Gugliemini
Zoning Board of Adjustment
- Maureen Kay, Full member
- Edward Hanington, full member
- Russell Goodwin, Alternate No. 1
- James Robshaw, Alternate No. 2
Board of Health
- Linda Polkowski, full member
- Erik Prince, full member
- Kimberlee Phillips, full member
- Kenneth Budd, Alternate No. 1
Board of Recreation Commissioners
- Johanna Kaparis
Chester Area Pool Committee
- Andrew Dunleavy, regular member
Environmental Open Space Committee
- Edward Ng, regular member
- Edward Hanington, regular member
Water Resources and Sewer Committee
- Janet Hoven, regular member
Morris County Community Development
- Erik Prince
- Dennis Whorley, Mayor’s appointee
Historical Preservation Committee
- Julia Robinson, regular member
- Edward Hanington, Committee Town Historian
Brian W. Mason of Nuzzi, Mason LLC
Nisivoccia & Co.
Firm of James La Sala
Municipal Public Defender
Municipal Bond Counsel
Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP
Municipal Water and Sewer Consultant
Applied Water Management
Municipal Planning Consultant
Banisch & Associates
Paul W. Ferriero
Municipal Risk Manager
Municipal Utility Auditor
Mayor’s Appointments for Calendar Year 2013
Municipal Court Judge
C. William Bowkley
Deputy Court Administrator
PERS/PFRS Certifying Agent
Tax Search Officer
Animal Control Officer
Msgr. Ray Lopatesky
Solid Waste Coordinator
Assessment Search Officer
Valerie A. Egan
Valerie A. Egan
Emergency Management Council
Coordinator of EM
Dep. Coordinator/Director of EM
Assistant Dep. Coordinator
Dr. Christina VanWoert
Mary Jane Canose
Valerie A. Egan
All appointments were approved by council vote.
Finney thanked all on the council for the honor of serving with them and said he looked forward to working with Gugliemini. For her part, Gugliemini said how excited and honored she was to be a part of the council.