STAFFORD – With the New Year, comes big change for Stafford Township.
It was standing room only at town hall as the township witnessed an entirely new governing body take the reins on New Year’s Day. Stafford’s new mayor and six new council members were sworn into office on January 1, surrounded by family and friends.
First up was Mayor Gregory Myhre. Accompanied by his wife and kids, Myhre was sworn in by Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy.
Sheriff Mastronardy also swore in five of the six new council members, including: Councilman Anthony R. Guariglia, Councilman Robert E. Henken, Councilman Paul S. Krier, Councilman Thomas N. Steadman, and Councilman George S. Williams.
Councilman Michael T. Pfancook was sworn in by Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane.
Following the swearing in ceremony, the council approved resolutions appointing Paul Krier as council president and Jean L. Cipriani Esq. and the firm Gilmore & Monahan, PA as township attorney.
While the new council has yet to appoint a new township administrator, former township administrator Jim Moran’s resignation went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The new council approved a resolution that would assist with the hiring process of a new administrator.
During the meeting, former councilwoman Sharon McKenna has some parting words for the new council, stating: “I have all the faith in the world in you. Crush it.”