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>What Else Did Our Outgoing Mayor Have To Say Yesterday?

>So what else did Gerry Scharfenberger have to say yesterday at the Township’s reorganization meeting? Well, in typical Scharfenberger style he patted himself on the back for a the great job that he did as mayor as the Town faced enormous challenges brought on by the state of the economy and ongoing recession.

He also took time to kiss the ass of his benefactor, Governor Chris Christie, who appointed him to the position of Director for the Office Planning Advocacy back in August, by making sure that everyone in the room know that Christie is the greatest gift to Middletown since the appearance of sliced bread.

There is more if you want to hear it for yourself, the audio clip runs about 7 minutes and includes everything I mentioned above and then some.

http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.2.1.swf

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>Yesterday Was Reorg Day in Middletown; Fiore Appointed Mayor, Brightbill Deputy Mayor

>Yesterday, January 2nd, was the annual reorganizational meeting of the Middletown Township Committee. I couldn’t be there myself because of my work schedule, but thanks to people that were there who provided me with audio from the proceedings, a column posted at the Asbury Park Press and a couple of blog postings from other sources, I have been able to catch up on what happened.

I was told that the Court Room where the proceedings took place was hot and stuff, which in years past would not have been a surprise to anyone seeing how the room is usually jam-packed and overflowing.
This year however, it seemed like a quiet reorg day, the room wasn’t packed as usual. Only about 25% of the volunteer appointees to various committees and boards bothered to show up to be sworn in and the proceedings were over relatively quickly as compared to years past.
The speeches were not that long; I have audio clips that I will post later of the comments made by Scharfenberger and his running mate Kevin Settembrino, Tony Fiore and Pam Brightbill, so that those that may be interested can hear for themselves what was said.
The only real news that came out of the Reorganization Meeting was who were appointed Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2011. Tony Fiore was appointed Mayor and Pam Brightbill was re-appointed Deputy Mayor for the second time during her tenure on the committee.
These appointments were long expected, based on past practices of the Middletown GOP. The Middletown Republicans have a habit of appointing those who are up for reelection in the coming year to perceived leadership roles on the Township Committee. Next year you can look towards Steve Massell being appointed either Mayor or Deputy Mayor.

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Middletown: It’s Your Town Hall Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 1 Now Availible

The latest edition of Middletown’s “It’s Your Town Hall” Newsletter is now availilbe for downloadings.

This latest edition of the newsletter address the events that took place at this years Middletown Township Re-Orangization and contains information not reported on the local media, such as the names of all those who were appointed or re-appointed to all the various boards and commissions that serve the township.
It also contains the remarks made by Township Committee members and the remarks by those in attendance that wished to address the Committee.
If interested, also available for downloading is the agenda for the days events which lists all of the resolutions that were voted on that day.
Download newsletter >>> Here
Download Re-Organization agenda >>> Here

as always if you would like to receive the “It’s Your Town Hall” newsletter via email send contact info to: itsourtown@yahoo.com

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