Sea Bright Council Holds First Reorganization Meeting at New Beachfront Pavilion


first_imgAsa symbol of united support for the town, state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon Jr. andmembers of Monmouth County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Mayor DinaLong with a ceremonial county flag. Additional2019 appointments, unanimously made, included: The library will allow patrons to take a book out on the oceanfront deck. Photo by Patrick Olivero Longtimecouncilman William Keeler, a 30-year civil servant of the borough, became thefirst ever to be sworn in at the new pavilion by O’Scanlon. Councilman MarcLeckstein was sworn in by state Sen. Vin Gopal and Leckstein was chosen onceagain to serve as council president. BoroughAttorney: Roger McLaughlin, McLaughlin, Stauffer & Sharklee, P.C. “SeaBright is where people want to be,” said Leckstein. “As has become the sloganfor our new library, we see ‘Bright Things Ahead.’ ” BoroughPlanner: Christine Cofone, Cofone Consulting Group, LLC Theairy three-story building with large windows overlooking the ocean, designed tohouse the borough beach patrol, an oceanfront library and public bathrooms,represents a major step forward for a once storm-torn town. After Super Storm Sandy,the council promised to rebuild and return the coastal borough to its formerglory. “Now, six years later, that promise has been kept,” said Marc Leckstein,council president, in his year-end address. The Sea Bright Council’s new meeting room with ocean view. Photo by Patrick Olivero Althoughonly 1,400 residents strong, Sea Bright has experienced a rebirth in the pasttwo years with former mainstays such as Donovan’s Reef reopening and newconstruction projects finally being completed. This includes a new beachsidewalkway that begins outside the pavilion and continues down the coast toEdgewater Beach Club. Politicians, law enforcement and members of the public gathered for a solemn celebration at the Borough Council’s reorganization meeting, the first-ever meeting held at the top floor of the newly constructed Beachfront Pavilion and Library. BoroughAuditor: Robert W. Allison, Holman Frenia Allison, P.C. center_img SEABRIGHT – Despite the dreary weather, Saturday, Jan. 5, marked a shining momentfor the seaside town of Sea Bright. BoroughEngineer: Francis W. Mullan, T & M Associates Inher annual address, Long applauded efforts by the council for keeping the pavilionproject on track. “The final cost (of the project) will be within the amountapproved by the voters of Sea Bright in the referendum,” she announced, to muchapplause. Nowin her final year of a four-year term, the mayor reflected on achievements,shortcomings and renewed commitments for 2019. Long promised to push forinclusion and collegiality within local governance, with timely and reliableupdates to the public of what’s to come. By Vincent Ferrer BoroughSpecial/Conflicts Counsel: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Vito Gagliardi Jr. and Kerri A. Wright (educational matters) Constructionis currently underway on a sister building, the new municipal complex, locatedseveral hundred feet from the pavilion. The complex will house a firehouse and policestation. BoroughProsecutor: William G. McGuinn, Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst, LLP PublicDefender: Robert J. Holden Bond Counsel: John Draikiwicz, Gibbons, P.C.last_img

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