Sayreville appoints council member to serve remainder of year term

SAYREVILLE – A candidate seeking a full three-year term on the Sayreville Borough Council has been appointed to the governing body to serve out the remainder of a one-year term.

On May 26, council members appointed Vince Conti to fill a vacant seat on the governing body. The vacancy was created by the departure of former Councilman Dave McGill, who resigned from his position on May 15 for personal reasons.

As McGill is a Democrat, the Sayreville Democratic Organization nominated individuals to succeed him on the Borough Council and complete the remainder of his term. The nominees were presented before the governing body on May 26.

Council President Mary Novak made a motion to appoint Conti to the council, which was seconded by Councilman Damon Enriquez and approved by Novak, Enriquez and council members Kevin Dalina, Michele Maher and Donna Roberts. Once Conti’s appointment was approved, he was officially sworn in to the Borough Council by Borough Clerk Jessica Morelos.

The term currently held by Conti was originally held by Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick, who stepped down from the council in January after she was elected mayor. McGill, a former councilman who previously served from 2013-15 and again in 2018, was first appointed to serve out the remainder of the term. Conti will now fill his seat, which will expire at the end of the year, Dec. 31.

Conti is one of the Democratic candidates seeking two available three-year terms on the Nov. 3 ballot, along with Novak. If elected, he will continue to serve on the council after his current term ends in 2020.

Democrats hold a 5-1 majority on the Borough Council and the mayor’s office.