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McGuckin to Swear In Toms River Council Members

Annual appointments to be made at reorganization meeting

Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin (R-Ocean) will swear in four fellow Republicans who were re-elected to the Toms River Township Council in November.

Council members Maria Maruca, Brian Kubiel, Jeffery Carr and Alfonso Manforti were all re-elected by wide margins in November. All were incumbents, having previous served on the council.

As part of its reorganization, the council is posed to appoint Carl Dileo to serve as the Acting Tax Collector of the township, and the in-house township attorneys to serve as municipal prosecutors.

Additionally, the council is expected to introduce an ordinance that would re-establish the position of Deputy Police Chief in Toms River. The position was removed five years ago, with its duties being spread between three captains, following the retirement of Vince Pedalino, the last officer to hold the position.

Mayor Thomas Kelaher said he will recommend Capt. Steven Henry to be promoted to Deputy Chief.

"I’ve researched it, and it just makes good management sense to have a second in command," Kelaher said at a meeting in December.

Tuesday's meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the township municipal complex on Washington Street.
bayway mike January 07, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Remember when McGuckin was going to run for mayor of TomsRiver?? But he had to quit his campaign because he hadn't file income taxes for several years..Just wondering if he ever payed those taxes..
Mark January 07, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I wonder how Mayor Kelaher "researched" having a Deputy Chief position for a Dept with about 125 officers. Will his research be publicly released? Is there a written report?
Mark January 07, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I wonder how Mayor Kelaher "researched" having a Deputy Chief position for a Dept with about 125 officers. Will his research be publicly released? Is there a written report?
susan payne gato January 07, 2014 at 05:31 PM
The whole Mayor & Council group seem to have copied the tobacco lobbyists of the 60's, making up stories to get innocent citizens to believe that their conservative party of followers, actually have the peoples welfare in mind. Shame on them! The facts will turn the tide eventually. I plan to continue to support that effort. McGuckin & Kelaher ... really!!! Is this the best you could do? Visit TR Democrats & Independents on FB and suggest what you think will help "Turn The Tide" in TR.
Irina January 07, 2014 at 08:40 PM
Waa Waaaa Waaaaaaaa. You all complain about our current administration but you all fail to notice our taxes are one of the cheapest in the state. That didn't happen by itself, it was the GOP who kept them low and kept all our services in tack. Look at the taxes in say, Woodbridge (a democRATic stronghold). Is this what you all want? High taxes with no services. The last thing TR needs is the "rats" in control.

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