Shrewsbury Borough will be ‘vigilant’ in coming year

SHREWSBURY–After Boy Scout Troop 50 led the flag salute, incumbent Erik Anderson and newcomer Kimberly Eulner were sworn into the Shrewsbury Borough Council.

Anderson was sworn in by Monmouth County Judge Dennis O’Brien on Jan. 2, while Euler was sworn into office by Mayor Donald Burden.

“On this occasion, we congratulate Erik Anderson on a successful bid for a three-year term on council. We congratulate and welcome Kim Euler as the newest member of our council. Both Erik and Kim are longtime members of the Shrewsbury community and bring with them a solid understanding and appreciation of what is expected in service to this borough,” Burden said.

Burden also presented former Councilman Tom Moran with a certificate of appreciation for his service on the council.

“Tonight we say farewell to Tom Moran, thanking him for his dedication and insight into the service for Shrewsbury. Collectively, we say thank you and wish him well as he opens new windows and opens new doors in his relocation to a new residence in Delaware,” Burden said.

According to Burden, the borough will start off the year with new Police Chief Robert Turner.

“Congratulations Bobby and we collectively wish you the best for many successes in our municipality. The challenges to law enforcement are becoming more complicated then ever; however, with your leadership and the support of the professional team members of the police department, Shrewsbury is well positioned to address the needs and expectations of a community-based policing operation,” Burden said.

In an unanimous vote, the council voted for Councilman Donald Eddy to be the new council president.

“Look around and see for yourself the many accomplishments of this past year. The municipal complex now supports improved recreation facilities with the addition of two widely utilized basketball courts,” Burden said.

According to Burden, a few of the borough’s accomplishments last year include improvements to the ball and soccer fields, the expansion of the highly successful community garden, the integration of a designated internet exchange location, improvements of the recording and sound systems in the meeting room, the installation of an all inclusive generator to serve in case of an emergency, and the stabilization and the exterior painting of the Wardell House and the Shrewsbury Historical Society.

“2018 is already lining up as a time of new challenges and adjustments,” Burden said. “We will need to be vigilant to expected legislation and executive orders coming out of Trenton and Washington that will undoubtedly impact both our residents and our business partners. Regardless, I have every confidence that this council and the administration will remain steadfast in their commit to make us all proud of being Shrewsbury residents.”

Contact Vashti Harris at vharris@newspapermediagroup.com.