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Moorestown Council, BOE Reorgs Highlight Week Ahead

Both bodies will elect—or reappoint—new leaders this week.

Moorestown Township Council. Credit: Rob Scott
Moorestown Township Council. Credit: Rob Scott
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story contained an error. Burris Construction vice president William Burris III will be appointed to the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC). Patch apologizes for the error.
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Township council and the board of education may have a different look following this week's reorganization meetings. 

There was no council race in 2013, so the faces won't change, but council will have to elect a mayor and deputy mayor when it reorganizes Monday night. Stacey Jordan and Chris Chiacchio currently serve in those roles, respectively.

According to the agenda posted to the township website, council will reappoint Anthony Drollas as solicitor, as well as make a number of other appointments/reappointments.

There will be some new faces on several of the township's boards and committees. The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), for example, lost several longstanding members at the end of last year. Among the new members is Burris Construction vice president William Burris III. Former deputy mayor Greg Gallo will also sit on the committee.

Following the reorganization meeting (7 p.m.), council will commence its regular meeting. The only two noteworthy items on the agenda are: the awarding of a $332,610 contract to Millennium Communications Group Inc. for technology requirements at the new town hall/library and Church Street Rec Center, and a $73,755 contract to Tricomm Services Corp. for work related to cable and CCTV for the municipal complex buildings.

Both meetings will be held in the IT center at Moorestown High School. 

Meanwhile, new BOE member Al Panzarella will be sworn in Tuesday, alongside reelected board members Kathy Goldenberg and Matt Simeone.

The school board's reorganization meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the media center at William Allen Middle School (WAMS).

The board will also elect a president and vice president. Board members Don Mishler and Goldenberg currently serve in those capacities. 

The full agenda for the BOE reorganization meeting can be found on the district website.

The board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in the media center at WAMS.

And on Sunday, Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) will hold an open house for full-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. Parents, teachers and students will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions. Call 856-235-5371 or email school@olgcnj.org for more information.

Did we miss something happening this week? Let us know in the comments below.
Dienstag January 06, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Congrats Kathy, Al, & Matt!
Autism Mom January 06, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Love seeing more representatives of special needs parents joining Recreation Committee!
Bella Pelosi January 06, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Rob, where under the Faulkner Act does it direct Council elect a mayor each year? Did you mean to report the Mayor was stepping down?
Bob Gorman January 06, 2014 at 09:36 PM
New Mayor... Absolutely ridiculous that 5 members of council pick our Mayor instead of the voters of Moorestown. After trying to ram through increased pay to play limits and treating citizens with disdain the Burlington County Republican Machine rewards Chris Chiacchio with the office of Mayor. If Mayor Jordan was stepping down as Mayor why didn't she inform the public before tonite's meeting. Where is the promised transparency?
SteveS January 06, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Bob, you should talk to Greg Newcomer. The vote for all appointments including Mayor was unanimous. Is he hiding something from us? BTW Happy New Year
Bob Gorman January 06, 2014 at 09:59 PM
Steve S. Where is the transparency? When did former Mayor Jordan decide she was stepping down? Shouldn't the voters have been told in advance of the vacancy? Do you agree that voters should pick our Mayor and not 5 members of Council?
Anne Smith January 06, 2014 at 10:16 PM
Mr. Gorman: Mayor Jordan said one year ago when she was sworn in that she would only serve one year. She was very open from Day 1. Also, in my opinion, we elect these five and therefore, we elect the majority party as the selection party for Mayor. If we dislike who they pick, why did we vote them in then? Why would we change our government? This system has worked just fine for decades! Congratulations to the new Mayor. And many tips of the hat to Mr Newcomer for his civility in voting yes on picking the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
SteveS January 06, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Bob ask your alter ego Bella. She seems to understand the law.
Bella Pelosi January 06, 2014 at 10:48 PM
All due respect, Greg is about as token a councilperson as you can get. Both parties might agree he doesn't even know what day it is sometimes so claiming his votes say much much makes as much sense as claiming the new Mayor or former Mayor know much about transparency or budgets without the strings attached. Can you see the fall campaign ads now asking the Mayors about why they spent all the liquor license money while firing our hardworking Sanitation workers. Let the fun begin
Dienstag January 07, 2014 at 07:07 AM
woa, Now, Bella.... With friends like these......

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