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PHOTOS: Manchester Council Reorganizes for 2013

Proclamations from Senate honor Frederick Trutkoff and Warren Reiter.

The Manchester Township Council met this morning and administered the oaths of office to three Councilmen - Samuel Fusaro, James Vaccaro, Sr. and Charles Frattini, Sr.

Fusaro, Planning Board Chairman Vaccaro and newcomer-to-Manchester-government Frattini edged out William Peck in the November election.

During the council comments portion of the meeting, both Vaccaro and Frattini thanked their families, friends, and the voters of Manchester for their confidence, and said they were eager to get started.

"Anyone that neesd help ... I am going to try to do the best for them that I can," Frattini said.

Vaccaro agreed, adding: "I want to make Manchester the best place to live."

The Council also swore in Council President Craig Wallis and Council Vice President Brendan Weiner.

Wallis will serve as a representative to the township's Emergency Management and School Liasion committees.

Councilmen Vaccaro and Frattini will serve on the township's finance committee.

Township officials also read into the record proclamations from the Senate that honored Frederick Trutkoff and Warren Reiter for their service on the council.

Trutkoff, a member since 2004, and Reiter, a member since 2008, opted not to seek re-election this year, citing a desire to spend more time with their families.

We Own The Night January 02, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Glad to see the Mayor is dressed for the occasion!
ballyjduf January 04, 2013 at 02:54 PM
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Dan January 25, 2013 at 04:06 PM
STATE OF NEW JERSEY LOCAL FINANCE BOARD NOTICE OF VIOLATION In Re: [Michael Fressola, Mayor, Township of Manchester, Complaint This matter having come before the Local Finance Board (Board) pursuant to the Local Government Ethics Law, N.J.S.A. et seq., upon complaint that Mayor Michael Fressola used the address and telephone number of the Township of Manchester City Hall in a political mail piece, using the resources of the Township for his personal gain and securing unwarranted privileges or advantages for himself and his campaign in violation of N.J.S.A. and, WHEREAS, the Board determined that the allegations were within its jurisdiction, were not frivolous and were based upon a reasonable factual basis, authorized an investigation of this complaint; and
Dan January 25, 2013 at 04:06 PM
WHEREAS, the Local Government Ethics Law states: N.J.S.A. 40A: No local government officers or employee shall use or attempt to use his official position to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for himself or others; and, WHEREAS, the Board, having considered the matter and the relevant statements and presented and all documentation with the written response to the allegations submitted by Mayor Fressola, concluded that the use of the Municipal Building address and telephone number in the letterhead of a political mailer distributed in connection with the May 11, 2010 election constitutes the use or attempted use of Mayor Fressola's official position to secure an unwarranted privilege or advantage for himself or others in violation of N.J.S.A. It is therefore, DETERMINED that Mayor Michael Fressola shall be assessed a fine in the amount of $100.00 for the violation as related to his engaging in activities prohibited by the statute. Said fine shall be payable to: Treasurer, State of New Jersey, and be submitted to: Thomas H. Neff, Chair, Local Finance Board, P.O. Box 803, Trenton, New Jersey, 08625 immediately. If payment of said fine is not received within 10 days receipt of this NOTICE, Mayor Fressola is subject to additional fines as determined by the Board in accordance with its powers in N.J.S.A.40A:9- 22.10, Violations and Penalties.

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