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Middle to Honor Lockwood on Wall of Mayors at February 20th Township Committee Meeting

Former Mayor Dan Lockwood will be honored for his service to the Township at the February 20th Township Committee Meeting.

 Lockwood’s portrait will be unveiled on the Wall of Mayors in the Township Meeting Room at 6 pm.

 Daniel Lockwood was elected to Township Committee in 2009 and served two terms. He held the title of Mayor in 2012 and 2013.   Lockwood was the first Republican to be elected in Middle Township in nearly fifty years, when he joined Township Committee in 2010.

 He became the Township’s first Republican Mayor in over seventy years in 2012, when the election of fellow Republican Tim Donohue shifted the balance of power on Township Committee.

 The Township has invited all former Mayors to attend the unveiling and the public is welcome.

 

 

Middle to Honor Lockwood on Wall of Mayors at February 20th Township Committee Meeting2019-02-15T15:10:10+00:00

Middle Reappoints CFO to Four Year Term

By a unanimous vote of Middle Township Committee, Chief Financial Officer Susan Anastasio-Quinones was reappointed to a four year term, beginning January 1, 2019.

 “We’re please to have Susan reappointed to a new, four year term,”  Mayor Tim Donohue said.  “She has brought a steady hand and a keen eye for detail to the financial mangement of our town. Her extensive experience in government finance, as well as her background in municipal administration, fit well with our plans to focus delivering the best municipal services we can, at the lowest cost possible.”

 Committeeman Clark commented that “as the Governing Body Liaison to the Finance Department, I’m confident in the re-appointment of Susan Quinones. She has the Township’s fiduciary duties competently under control. I look forward to her continued professionalism and commitment to the Township.”

 “We are fortunate to have someone with Susan’s governmental background and experience running our Finance Department. I look forward to working with Susan during her second term,” Deputy Mayor Gandy added.

 Anastasio-Quinones initially began her Middle Township career in 2011 as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer until 2013. She returned as the Chief Financial Officer, filling an unexpired term, in 2016. As of January 2, 2019 she was reappointed to the CFO position for a four (4) year term. Ms. Anastasio-Quinones currently holds the following professional licenses with the State of New Jersey; Certified Municipal Finance Officer, Certified County Finance Officer, and Registered Municipal Clerk. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management with a minor in Accounting from Franklin University, and an Associates of Arts in Business Administration from Cumberland County College.

 What began as a summer job during high school with the City of Vineland, Business Administrators Office, has cumulated into over 26 years of experience on a municipal, county, board of education and improvement authority level of government.  Ms. Anastasio-Quinones has previously served as Township Clerk/Administrator/Chief Financial Officer/Economic Development Director for Hopewell Township (Cumberland County), Township Administrator/Chief Financial Officer/Acting Purchasing Agent for Buena Vista Township, Accounting Manager/Supervisor for the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Fiscal Officer/Confidential Assistant for the County of Cumberland as well as various finance related positions with Downe Township Board of Education and the City of Vineland.

In addition to her full time work for Middle Township, Ms. Anastasio-Quinones also serves as Treasurer of School Monies for both Hopewell Board of Education and Fairfield Board of Education.

 A graduate of Vineland High School, she currently resides in Cumberland County with her husband and children.

 

Middle Reappoints CFO to Four Year Term2019-01-31T14:23:27+00:00

Update – Safety Upgrades to Exit 9 Northbound Shellbay Avenue

Many of our residents have reached out expressing their concerns with the poor design of Garden State Parkway Exit 9 at Shellbay Road.

Middle Township shares those concerns and we have been advocating for design changes and safety upgrades to this exit, almost from day one.

The MTPD has been collecting traffic data and accident reports from the site. The Court House Fire Co. has also raised it’s collective voice with the State of NJ to push for improved safety measures.

The Garden State Parkway falls under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

According to Shawn Taylor, Director of Community and Government Relations for the NJTA, additional signage and beacon lights will be installed at the exit within the next few months.

This will be helpful in the short term.

The Township will continue to advocate for a redesign of this exit to both our state legislators and the NJHA.

If you would like your voice to be heard at the state level, you can contact the NJHA @ https://www.njta.com/contact-us

 

Update – Safety Upgrades to Exit 9 Northbound Shellbay Avenue2019-01-31T08:08:44+00:00