UPPER FREEHOLD – LoriSue H. Mount has been elected by her colleagues on the Township Committee to lead Upper Freehold Township as mayor for 2021.
Under Upper Freehold’s form of government, the mayor and deputy mayor are not directly elected by voters. The mayor and deputy mayor are elected each January by the members of the Township Committee to serve a one-year term.
Upper Freehold’s municipal government held its 2021 reorganization meeting on Jan. 7.
At the reorganization meeting, incumbent committeeman Dr. Robert Frascella, the winner in the November municipal election, was sworn in to begin serving a new three-year term on the governing body. Frascella has been a member of the Township Committee since 2009.
Mount, who joined the committee in 2008, previously served as deputy mayor in 2019 and 2020.
Elected deputy mayor for 2021 was Committeeman Stephen Alexander, who served as mayor in 2019 and 2020. Alexander joined the Township Committee in 2004 and is the longest-serving member of the governing body.
Republicans hold a 5-0 majority on the Township Committee. Mount, Alexander and Frascella are joined by Stanley Moslowski Jr. and Robert Faber.
In other business, committee members were appointed as the heads of municipal departments.
Mount was appointed as the head of administration, finance and public safety; Frascella was appointed as the head of building/construction and buildings and grounds; Alexander was appointed as the head of recreation and economic development/commercial and light industrial; and Faber was appointed as the head of public works and open space.
Moslowski was appointed as the alternate head of building/construction, buildings and grounds, recreation and public works; Alexander was appointed as the alternate head of public safety; and Frascella was appointed as the alternate head of open space.
Municipal officials have posted the following notices on the Upper Freehold Township website:
• A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at 314 Route 539, Cream Ridge. Checks only for license payment.
• Byron Johnson Park is closed for improvements until further notice.
• Upper Freehold youth basketball has been cancelled for this season due to COVID-19 safety concerns.