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January 2016 Organizational





Solicitor James E. Kelley, Jr. acting as Notary Public administered the Oath of Office to newly elected Council Members John Murtha, Eric Bartels, and Robert Forish.  They all respectively signed their Oath’s of Office. 

Mayor Wolford called the Organizational Meeting to order at 6:35 P.M.

Mayor Wolford asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Secretary read Roll Call:

Eric Bartels - present

John Murtha - present

Trisha Caldwell-Cravener - present

Robert Forish - present

Gerald Baldonieri - present

Julie Bisi - present

Mayor Rosemarie M. Wolford - present


Also present were the following:  Wayne B. Jones, City Manager; James E. Kelley, Solicitor; Joseph Bush, Director Public Works; James Bumar, Police Chief.


Mayor Wolford thanked outgoing council members.  She thanked Deputy Mayor Mike Skapura for serving eight years and doing a tremendous job.  Mayor Wolford thanked Fabian Giovannagelo for his many years on council, and she thanked Madalyn Smith for serving the last two years to replace the Mayor’s open position and for her many years as a city employee.

Mayor Wolford welcomed the new council members and reported that the city has a lot of positive momentum and energy going on and challenges everyone to keep it going.  Mayor said they were elected to serve the residents and she knows that none of us takes that responsibility lightly.  She believes the next two years will be great and said “Look out 2016, here we come”. 

                                                                        RESOLUTION 2016-1

                                                                        Appointing City Secretary.  Mrs. Caldwell-Cravener moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Forish.  Vote 7-0.

Mayor Wolford opened the floor for Deputy Mayor nominations.

Mrs. Caldwell-Cravener nominated Gerald Baldonieri for appointment to Deputy Mayor.

Mayor Wolford asked if any other nominations.

There being none, Mayor Wolford closed nominations for Deputy Mayor.

                                                                        RESOLUTION 2016-2

                                                                        Appointment of Deputy Mayor.  Ms. Bisi moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mr. Bartels.  Vote 6-Yes, 1-Abstain (Baldonieri).

                                                                        RESOLUTION 2016-3

                                                                        Appointing City Solicitor.  Mr. Baldonieri moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mrs. Caldwell-Cravener.  Vote 7-0.

                                                                        RESOLUTION 2016-4

                                                                        Appointing City Solicitor.  Ms. Bisi moved to adopt this resolution, second by Mrs. Caldwell-Cravener.  Vote 7-0.

Mr. Forish made a motion to adjourn the Organizational Meeting of Council.

Organizational Meeting of Council adjourned at 6:46 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara J. Buck, City Secretary




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