Andy Cortes and Stephen Reid to be sworn in as council members
Republicans Andy Cortes and Stephen Reid, who won two, three year Point Beach council seats in November's general election, will be sworn in at today's organization meeting. Cortes is a newcomer to council and Reid won after being appointed to council in December 2011. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Ave. The annual organization meeting is also when the top officials of the local, volunteer fire department are sworn in and council committee and professional appointments are made, including municipal attorney and auditor. Here is the meeting agenda.
Andy Cortes will be sworn in as new council member
The Point Beach Council Organization meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 5. The Point Beach Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night for the scheduling of the organization meeting, as part of a vote for a "consent agenda" that contained numerous agenda items. However, at least a few council members were not delighted about the date. Council members Stephen Reid and William Mayer asked Mayor Vincent Barrella why the meeting was not Jan. 1, which has often been the date for the council's organization meeting every year. Mayer said, "I was disappointed my schedule wasn't consulted." Barrella said Council member Michael Corbally, who was absent Tuesday night, will not be back from a vacation by Jan. 1, so he postponed the meeting until …