Mayor’s Update December 2018
Dear Resident and Business Owner,
After 18 years of serving you on our municipal governing body, twelve as your Mayor, this will be my last article for the Mendham Messenger as my term ends at the end of December.
I have written 150 monthly articles for the Messenger and have received positive feedback from most of our residents who thanked me for writing monthly articles which were designed to keep our residents up to date on all of the issues within our community.
While the job as Mayor came with some challenges, I’ve enjoyed serving you. We’ve accomplished much during my time as elected official. One of the most notable achievements was the expansion of our historic district which was first established in 2000. Our Borough has a significant amount of history within its boundaries and we as elected officials tried hard to maintain that ambiance through our Historic Preservation Commission. As most of you may know by now, the owners of the Black Horse Tavern and Pub have filed an application to renovate certain parts of that property. This application has been reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and, as of this writing, the remaining issues to be addressed are the color of the buildings along with roofing material. Before I leave office, I will meet with members of the administration and representatives of the Black Horse to determine if we can come to a consensus on these two issues in order to preserve the historical buildings at the main intersection of the Borough.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mayor-Elect Christine Serrano-Glassner who will begin her term as our Mayor on January 1, 2019. Chris worked hard to get elected and there is no doubt in my mind that she will serve us well as she guides the borough through the many issues which will come up during the next four years. Also, congratulations to Steve Andrew and Brennan Reilly for their victories in November’s race for Borough Council.
As the year comes to an end, I would like to recognize Ms. Penny Andrus who will be retiring after working for the Borough for the last twenty-five years. Penny has worked tirelessly as an administrative assistant in the Department of Police and as an administrative assistant in the Bowers Building where she assisted the Department of Recreation, Tax Assessment and Board of Health. I know that our residents will miss the service Penny provided to all members of the public when they visited police headquarters and the Bowers Building. Please join me in wishing Penny the best of luck in her retirement.
Well that’s a wrap, folks. I look forward to spending more evenings at home relaxing with family as well as shopping in Kings, dining at the Pub and walking through our neighborhoods as a private citizen and allowing a new Mayor to pick up where I left off.
Thank you all for your support over the years.