Our February 16 meeting:

Dianne Gove                                                                  Paul Brush

Carl Block                                                    Mike Fressola

Mary Judge                                                                   Joe Lachawiec 

Assemblywoman Dianne Gove of Long Beach opened the meeting, introducing Paul Brush of Toms River who reported for the Nominating Committee. Brush introduced the proposed slate of new officers, which was adopted (the new officers are listed below). Ocean County Clerk Carl Block of Stafford noted that scheduled speaker Bill Dressel, Executive Director, N.J. League of Municipalities, was unable to attend. He also reported that the state has changed election law making it possible for some municipalities to switch non-partisan elections from May to election day in November. Mayor Mike Fressola of Manchester delivered the treasurer's report and opened privilege of the floor. Mary Judge spoke on behalf of the Barnegat Bay Estuary; the group would have $200,000 to spend on one or two projects in conjunction with municipalities she said. Judge urged mayors to suggest appropriate projects. Finally, Mayor Joe Lachawiec of Ocean Township, rose to introduce himself to the group and speak in favor of building a new nuclear plant in Waretown. Exelon's Oyster Creek Generating Station in nearby Lacey, which came on line in 1969, was recently relicensed to operate for another 20 years. 

Ocean County Mayors' Association 2010 Officers

President Mayor Steve C. Acropolis, Township of Brick
Vice President Mayor Michale Fressola, Township of Manchester
Second Vice President Mayor Christopher J. Boyle, Borough of Pine Beach
Secretary Carl. W. Block, Mayor Emeritus, Township of Stafford
Treasurer Dianne Gove, Mayor Emeritus, Township of Long Beach.


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Preparing Your Community in the Face of a Changing Climate

Co-sponsored by Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, NJ Coastal Management Program, the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program, and the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University, the program will take place April 1, 2010, at Sea Oaks Golf Course in Little Egg Harbor. 

See www.jcnerr.org/coastal_training for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

There will be no meeting in March. Please join us next month on...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bill Dressel

Bill Dressel, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Municipalities will speak at our regular business meeting on April 13 at the Legend Restaurant,  955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel.  Bill's updates from Trenton are always informative and a must-attend for every mayor. 

Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  You may bring guests. There is a $15.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Friday, April 9. Contact April at 732-644-0657 or Administrator@ocmayors.com (please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).