Professional Appointments Remain the Same for 2013

For the second year in a row, Democratic Committeeman Sean Sharkey opposed the appointment of township attorney and labor counsel at Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting

In 2013, professional appointments will remain the same for Lacey Township.

at Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting. George Gilmore was reappointed as township attorney while the firm Citta, Holzapfel and Zabarsky is once again labor counsel.

“Gilmore is the head of our opposition,” Sharkey previously said. “We were elected for change, and we would still like to see some change in positions.”

Gilmore is chairman of the Republican Party of Ocean County and has served as the Lacey Township attorney since the mid-1980s.

Last year, Sharkey voted against the labor counsel appointment because township employee furloughs were not handled appropriately.

Township employees, with the exception of the police department, were served 22 furlough days in 2010, taking a 20 percent cut in their salaries and ultimately saving the township $450,000, which later had to be paid back after grievances were filed.

Township attorney and labor counsel were appointed by a vote of 3-1. Democratic Committeewoman Helen DelaCruz was absent. 

A part from professionals, many volunteers were appointed for various committees.

“Every name we read out today is really doing something to help the community in one way or another,” Committeeman Gary Quinn said on Tuesday. “That’s truly what makes the community the great town that it is.”

Below is a list of appointments made at the reorganization meeting. Continue to follow Lacey Patch for more on the meeting.

........Position........ Appointee Township Attorney George R. Gilmore, Esq. of Gilmore and Monahan, P.A. Township Engineer James F. Stanton, P.E., P.P. of O'Donnell, Stanton and Associates Prosecutor Steven Zabarsky; Alternates: Christian E. Schlegel, Christopher J. Grenda and Sean J. Spinello Township Auditor William E. Antonides and Company Public Defender Christopher Reid, Esquire Conflict Public Defender Brian E. Rumpf, Esquire Labor Counsel James Holzapfel of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky Bond Counsel John O. Bennett of Dilworth Paxson, LLP Township Physicians Doctor Theodore Ende and Doctor William Power Tax Map Maintenance Engineer East Coast Engineering Township Architect Lanuto Architecture, LLC Title Search Company Mid-State Abstract Company Appraisal Company Integra Realty Resources Director of Community Developmet John Curtin Recreation Director James Wioland Municipal Alliance Coordinator Heather Scanlon Emergency Management Coordinator Robert Resetar Substitute Sub-Code Officials Electrical: Ray Laliberte and James Kuipers; Plumbing: Matthew Baran and Mark Ritacco; Fire: Martin Tellecamp; Building: John Gerrity and Douglas Donohue Public Agency Affirmative Action Officer Veronica Laureigh Class I Special Officers Michael Hutman and Kenneth Martin School Crossing Guards Patricia Butynes, Elaine DeBenedetto, Michael Egolf, Karen Murphy; Substitutes: Jane Gardener, Anthony Mantarro and Kathleen Racioppi Safety Coordinator and an Alternate Karen Innamorato; Alternate: Casey Parker Representative to the Ocean County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Join Insurance Fund Veronica Laureigh; Alternate: Mark Dykoff Representative and an Alternate to the Community Development Block Grant Committee Adrian Fanning; Alternate: Veronica Laureigh Class II Member to the Planning Board John Curtin Class III Member to the Planning Board Gary Quinn Clas IV Members to the Planning Board Josephine Whitleigh and Christopher Reid Alternate Member to the Planning Board Jerry Conaty as Alternate No. 1 and Robert Laureigh as Alternate No. 2 Members to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Colleen Bradley and Paul De Nicola Alternate Members to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Edward Scanlon as Alternate No. 1; Peter Curatolo as Alternate No. 2 Members to the Board of Health Joan Caperna, Nancy Bair and Gladys Anderson Alternate Members to the Board of Health Mary Jensen as Alternate No. 1 and Doreen Smolens as Alternate No. 2 Members to the Environmental Commission Donald Trapp, Mary Jensen and Steven Kennis Alternate Member to the Environmental Commission Joseph Gili Member to the Lacey Municipal Utilities Authority Richard Kennedy Member to the Economic Development Commission Lyle Smith Members to the ADA Committee Veronica Laureigh, Gladys Anderson, Andrew Repetti and Craig Tomalo; Dina LePenica as Alternate No. 1 and John Malone as Alternate No. 2 Members to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee Dave Most, Rosemarie Coffey, Lyle Smith, Joe Zaccaro, Bruce Connell, Casey Parker, Paul Cowan, John Racioppi, Jack Nosti, Donald Trapp and Nicholas Juliano Members to the Beautifiation Committee Eleanor Ditton, Fred Wolfrum, Lucille Masciale, Linda Salussolia, Jim Baran, Cathy Baran, Casey Parker, Bette-Jean Nosti, Holly Martin and Patricia Burke Members to the Senior Citizen Recreation Committee Gladys Anderson, Grace Desiervio, Marie Krieger, Mary Jensen and Fred Hand Members to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Mary Jensen, Marie Krieger, Mary Camburn, Gladys Anderson, Grace Desiervio, Eleanor Ditton and Paul de Ferrari Members to the Veterans Commission Bernard Snyder, Dave Elbertson, Pete Borchester, Jim Wilson, Bruce Baker, Roy Johnsen, Howard Toms and Tom Velez Members to the Municipal Alliance Committee Rev. Linda Applegate, Anthony Barone, Elizabeth Buckholz, Laura Caroccia, Dorothy Cloupe, obert Cloupe, Loretta Connin, Marguerite DeLambily, Lorraine Egan, Stephen Eckhardt, Thomas Faulkner, Denise Froberg, Nancy Joyce, Nick Juliano, PeggySue Jiliano, Rita Kakascik, June Koegh, Marie Krieger, Ginger Lowe, Marie Mundrick, Robin O'Brien, April Orlando, Lana Ostrowski, Paula Patri, Sandy Patria, Barbara Racz, Margaret Rand, Diana Rossman, Judy Santucci, Edward Scanlon, Bernard Scanlon, Kathy Scanlon, Fred Sisbarro, Monika Sisbarro, Peggy Snyder, Lois Stalter, Jo Talvacchia, Joan Topping, Jean Tymczyszyn, Gary Vaccaro, Karen Vincentini and James Wioland
Penny Lane January 03, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Friends and Family plan is intact again
Robert Yates January 03, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Alright, let's do a little run down here: I guess the township attorney is not versed in labor ad bond law hence requiring 2 additional firms. A township engineer, architect and title company make sense only insofar as the township is building something or acquiring land. What are we building and what are we buying? A township physician? Do political entities get sick? Prosecution and defense work should be minimal given that drugs, DWI and minor offenses constitute the vast majority of the crime in Lacey. What is a municipal alliance ad what does the coordinator do? We have affirmative action in Lacey Township? What does the township have to do with senior citizens and/or their recreational activities? What do emergency management and safety coordinators do that the police department does not already do? A beautification committee? A recreation director? I guess the families of Lacey are incapable of coordinating soccer and softball schedules? Ok, but a bit weird. What does the environmental commission do on a township level? What does a special officer do? What is the ADA? Again, this is an awful lot of government for a small township; people need to take responsibility for their own lives rather than allowing "public" officials to do it for them. Nothing will change as long as we accept the above as the status quo.
Elaine Piniat (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Robert, the Municipal Alliance is a Committee that works with police, schools, community organizations and businesses to educate residents about drug and alcohol abuse. While the coordinator is paid, everyone else who was appointed are volunteers. All of those committees, commissions and boards are made up of volunteers. The only paid appointees are the professional positions such as township attorney and township engineer who are used on an as needed basis. Director of Community Development is a full time paid position as is the Recreation Director and Municipal Alliance Coordinator. The Recreation Director oversees community athletics, the lakefront and beaches, a summer in the parks day camp program, and youth, adult and senior recreational programs throughout the year. The Emergency Management Coordinator ensures that the township is prepared for emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy. Hope that helps.
Lifelong resident January 03, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Robert, your so for change in Lacey's government but yet you know nothing about what everyone does or why their are certain committees or appointments. Do some research before you yet again open your mouth asking what "special police or emergency management coordinator, etc does for this township!
Giant fan January 03, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Robert, You should also be aware that the majority of the committee's are required by State Statute. You appear to be an educated individual why not educate yourself before you critisize
Robert Yates January 03, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I guess the sarcasm in my post was a little too subtle. I know what the vast majority of these positions and committees do (although I did not know what the Municipal Alliance was; thank you for the information on that, Elaine.) I think they are beyond the scope of government. If community members want to get together and educate the citizens about drug and alcohol abuse, that is a good and noble cause, but it is a cause that should take place via private nonprofit organizations. Tax dollars should only be spent on services that private individuals can not perform themselves, either as individuals or as an associated group. (e.g. I - even with the help of my neighbors - can not put out a house fire, so it makes sense that we have a fire department. Whereas, I can watch my kids at the lake and I can speak with other parents that want their kids to play softball; divide the teams and schedule games) Incidentally, I can - with the help of my neighbors - take responsibility for the safety of my person and property, hence my advocacy for the reduction in police patrols. With all due respect to the second most corrupt state government in the nation, perhaps our township could exercise a bit of autonomy and reject top down governance. What would the state do if we ignored their requirement (presuming their is one) that we have a beatification committee? The fact is that Americans are addicted to spending other people's money and frankly it is immoral.
Penny Lane January 03, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Well you could always move to a tea baggers community somewhere deep in the woods
Lifelong resident January 03, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Robert, it's simple! If we ignore state and/or federal mandates we will be sued, costing more of our taxpayers dollars to be used somewhere it shouldn't. Your theory's are diluted and in need of some serious repair. By your account if my sewer line breaks off at the street, I should be able to rip open my entire street and make whatever repairs I seem necessary and then leave the street in disrepair simply bc well it was a service I didn't need via the town because I know how to fix plumbing! You are one of those individuals who wonder where the police are when the loved one isn't breathing and need help or your child gets hooked on drugs and complain that nobody was their to teach my children not to do drugs. All of these programs and personnel are essential to keep this town what is it, it may not be perfect but it's our town.
Robert Yates January 03, 2013 at 06:51 PM
@Penny Lane: I am not sure where you are going with that other than to suggest that I am aligned with the tea party, which I am not. And if you had been paying attention to the positions that I maintain in these comments, you would know that my positions do not correspond to those held by the tea party. Nice try though. @Lifelong resident: An addition does need to made to my theory. The government has no place performing a task that the private sector, an individual, or an associated group has the ability to perform themselves. Water and Sewer lines would most likely fall under this category. Simply because a private entity would be repairing said sewer line does not mean that that entity has the right to destroy something else. You make an absurd comparison. Moreover, you are assuming that I am a hypocrite in that I would bemoan the lack of police presence in the event that some thing bad happen to a loved one. You are wrong or at least presumptuous as you have no way of knowing the degree to which I would adhere to my position. Lastly, since you seem so versed in the legal ramifications of nullification, please tell me what exactly the state would do if the township ignored its ridiculous lawsuit over filling the seats of beautification committee? Would they appoint new committeemen; would they send in the state police to establish and populate said committee? Of course they wouldn't. And if they did, it would expose them as the petty tyrants they are.
proud January 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM
@Robert Yates, a number of these committees do absolutely nothing, and are hand picked by the local Republicans for no other reason than to exist. As for @ Penny Lane, i wouldn't expend much energy on what he has to say. He has more sign in names than Carters has nuts, and is bent on promoting an extreme left wing agenda. Nuts, is not an alien concept to @ Penny Lane. As for the position of Emergency Management Coordinator, until recently was traditionally a position held by the Cheif of Police. An additional stipend to his salary as well as a seperate pension were the compensation for these "additional" duties. I have often wondered why there should be a seperate job description as I would expect that said Cheif would be the obvious coordinator of an emergency .
Lifelong resident January 03, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Robert, if you hate Lacey Twp why do you stay here ? Smaller government is what a lot of people want, I know I do! Unfortunately to accomplish this you have to have a top to bottom change starting nationally. Take for instance the fact their is no federal mandate on drug testing for people who relieve either SSI, SSD, or unemployment! Make this a requirement and we will eliminate a lot of the wasted tax payers dollars we spend everyday to continue providing crutches to drug addicts who refuse help. I don't doubt that you would take whatever steps necessary to protect your family, I would also but I also enjoy the peace of my mind knowing that when my neighbors and I are at work by precious belongings and everything else are protected with the security of having a police department. What I meant by example about opening the road is that when its individuals handling responsibility like that who is going to be their to make sure the job is done correctly, done to code, done safely.
ynot January 03, 2013 at 07:34 PM
In 2013, professional appointments will remain the same for Lacey Township. Politicians and Diapers must be changed frequently…..and for the same reason.
Robert Yates January 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I do not hate Lacey Township. Advancing ideas that seek to reduce government is not equivalent to hating something. And unfortunately some people do not have the luxury to move wherever the political climate suit them best. There are always restrictive and complicated factors in people's lives. I categorically disagree with your assertion that we need to make changes from the top down. You will never be able to change the federal government. (Try getting John Runyon to personally reply to a letter or email without using a stupid form letter) It is too big and corrupt. You will probably also never be able to change the state; it also is too big and corrupt. These entities will collapse under the weight of their own licentiousness. If change is going to occur, it has to happen on the local level. With respect to sewer repair, you seem to think that people will do a bad job if the government is not there to tell them how to do it. 99% of the good and innovative things that happen in this country occur because of free private endeavors and enterprises. It baffles me how people think that governments - by virtue of being government - somehow hold a monopoly on integrity and good judgment. The exact opposite is almost always true. I rarely trust someone who seeks to control other people's lives. This is what politicians do by and large. They are arrogant and coercive and rarely deserve the power they possess and money they control.
Robert Yates January 03, 2013 at 08:43 PM
I appreciate the insight on Penny and the EMC. I bet the EMC was set up as a separate entity to qualify the township for Homeland Security money; perhaps to obtain sophisticated equipment to combat all the terrorism in Lacey Township.
Penny Lane January 03, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Nuts yep Timmy O and Robert what a pair of Nuts
Penny Lane January 03, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Tim Oh I mean poud are you wearing camo boxers under your party of 1 tea bagger outfit?
proud January 03, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Penny Lane January 03, 2013 at 10:41 PM
http://costofwar.com/ I agree Proud
Lifelong resident January 03, 2013 at 11:48 PM
It's not that I think government will make everything better but I believe that they are their to create guidelines as perameters to stay within. The unfortunate thing in my opinion is that if you believe state and federal government cannot be reformed but yet you expect local to be able to, I think your wrong. When municipalities try to do the right thing and go against higher authority they are sued . Just look at the the national healthcare bill, if we go against it we will get sued, and the Feds have more money then we have access to at local levels. Thus, we will lose ad they will win . It has to change from top down


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