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CNB January 2013 Archives: Public Packs Bellmawr Borough Council Reorganization Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Newly-elected Councilman Steve Hagerty was then sworn in to his first term by Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard (D-Camden).

Councilman Dave Duncan was then sworn in as Council President by NJ State Senator Donald Norcross (D-5).

Duncan will run for re-election in November 2013, along with Councilman Josh Tregear, both as incumbents.


Several county and state dignitaries were on hand for the event in addition to Leonard and Norcross, including County Surrogate Pat Jones, Camden County Sherriff Chuck Billingham, County Clerk Joe Ripa and Deputy County Clerk Chris Morris.

Ripa is the father of TV’s Kelly Ripa and brother of the late Dino Ripa of Bellmawr, who passed away January 8 at age 77.

Each made warm congratulatory remarks to Mayor Frank Filipek and his Borough Council panel.

As the pleasantries subsided, each Councilman then made their Committee remarks, deferring to congratulating their Council colleagues.

Sauter, Hagerty and Duncan also thanked their family and friends for turning out to the annual function.

All business on the agenda was unanimously approved, with the following being named to various departments and offices:

President of Council, David Duncan; Director of Public Safety, John Bollinger; Director of Recreation and Civic Events and Council Liaison For Education, Jim D’Angelo; Director of Municipal Court, Personnel, Construction and Health, Liaison to the Planning Board, Dave Duncan; Director of Buildings and Lands and Council Liaison to the Bellmawr Senior Citizens and the Zoning Board, Steve Hagerty; Director of Public Works, Steve Sauter; and Director of Finance and Council Liaison to the Bellmawr Business Alliance, Josh Tregear.

The following were named to various Borough offices:

Solicitor Robert Messick; Auditor Bowman and Company, LLP; Public Defender Michael Veneziani, Esq.; Prosecutor David Anderson, Esq. and Michael Joyce, Esq.; Engineer Remington and Vernick; Pension Certifying Agent Francine Wright; Senior Citizen Municipal Coordinator Catherine Loux; Affirmative Action Officer Charles J. Sauter III; and Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Joseph L. Ciano.

The next Council Meeting will be Thursday, January 24. For information contact Borough Hall at 933-1313, or at