Moore Selected as Brick Council President
Important year ahead, officials agree
Councilman Bob Moore will lead the governing body in 2013, it was decided Tuesday night.
The council elected Moore, a Democrat, to the position that was held in 2012 by Councilman John Ducey.
Moore served as vice president last year.
Councilwoman Susan Lydecker will serve as vice president this year.
Quickly, the conversation turned to Brick's ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
"We are in this together for the long haul, and for the benefit of our residents the council and the administration will continue to work as one," said Moore. "We might have been battered, but we're not broken. Today, in the aftermath of Sandy, we're stronger, more determined and more united. Let's get started."
Ducey said 2012 was a year of "saves" and 2013 should be a year of "rebounds."
"We had a lot of saves," he said. "Saves on money on contracts, saving DPW, then Sandy happened, and we had saves from other people in town, our police, EMS, all the fire department personnel and volunteers and the people of Brick."
"Now, this year comes into play, where it's rebounds, because we do need a rebound."
Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis, a Republican, congratulated Moore and Lydecker and pledged to work together in what will doubtlessly be a politically active year in town.
"The first year after a disaster is what's going to set the next four, five, six years," he said.
Lydecker will continue to serve on the township planning board, as she did last year.
"We really need stability in this position at this time," said Ducey.