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Brick Council to Reorganize Tuesday

No change in control of the governing body

The Brick Township Council will reorganize Tuesday night with all of the same members as 2012.

As no members' terms expired at the end of 2012, there were no council elections held in November, meaning the same seven members of the governing body will return for another year.

Control of the council will remain in the hands of the Democrats, who have a 4-3 majority over Republicans.

The council will begin the meeting with an invocation, then elect a president and vice president for 2013.

In 2012, Councilman John Ducey served as president and Councilman Bob Moore served as vice president.

A member of the council will also be appointed to serve on the planning board for the year. In 2012, Councilwoman Susan Lydecker served in this role.

The first meeting of 2013 will include a number of required administrative votes related to the reorganization, and a limited number of regular business items, including two measure related to the cleanup of Superstorm Sandy.

BW January 08, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Slippery maybe you should read my posts again, my friend. I defend no one, as both parties are not worth anything. I am simply proving to those who choose to bash one party, that the other is just as bad. They are all liars no matter what party they choose to sleep with. I am in favor of changing our form of govt to non partisan and using the ward system. I am in favor of eliminating pay and benefits for council members, so I dont get where you get that I protect the D and bash the R. I am an equal opportunity basher when it comes to politicians in Brick Ocean County and the state. Hope this has cleared things up for you.
Sam Foster January 08, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Just my 2 cents worth on this subject. For those who commented that this council is the same as the prior ones, my view is different. This council has not given out 50k or 80k raises to anyone, let alone political cronies, as the prior council did. Council Pres. Ducey has not mistreated members of the public the way former pres Deluca did. We did not have a tax increase last budget (although, admittedly, we did not have a tax cut, either). And Deluca & Acropolis lying about giving out the 50k raise to Bellu is, to me, far worse than the benefits taking issue being discussed. I am sorry, everyone, but I can't get upset over a politician who takes benefits that they are entitled to even though they said they weren't going to. Especially when the benefits affect their families health and lives. Things change, financial situations change. What makes me angry is when I see my tax money spent on giving raises that are larger than what most people make in a years salary given to politically connected people (Bellu & Pezzara) and executive level jobs given to someone politically connected who has no experience doing that job (Sangiovanni: Brick School Transportation Director). You can disagree with me if you want, but I hope that people will at least think about what I said instead of just attacking.
knarfie January 08, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Sam, You are correct. These new people, although leaving much to be desired, don't come close to being as bad as the jobs given to Matthews, Acropolis, Bellu Sangiovani, Brando, DeLuca, (the list goes on and on) with no qualifications.
J.JONES January 08, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Vera,Vera...let me go..
J.JONES January 09, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Knarfie, Give them time there changing as time goes by..Like taking benifits that they ran saying they wouldn't ...Here we go hold on for the ride till next elections....They all change in time..

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