A ceremony honoring longtime crossing guards was the highlight at the Jan 10 Secaucus Town Council meeting.
Mayor Michael Gonnelli offered awards to three longtime school crossing guards, who have a combined more than half-century of serving the township.
“Their job is not an easy one, believe me. It's a tough job.” – Mayor Michael Gonnelli
“They protect our children every single day,” Gonnelli said. “These people work so hard. Their job is not an easy one, believe me. It's a tough job.”
Gonnelli offered the guards a surprise invitation to join him for lunch at The Bonefish Grill in The Mall at Mill Creek, Monday, Jan 16 at 12 p.m.
The council meeting was relatively short, lasting less than 30 minutes.
Only a handful of members of the public came to the meeting, and none spoke out. The council had a short list of resolutions to approve.
The council also approved a request by Doug Bratton from Partners in Prevention—a non-profit substance abuse recovery agency based in the county—to use the Secaucus Recreation Center from June 10 to 11 for their annual youth staff overnight training.
They also appointed David Burke as a full-time dispatcher in the Police Department as of Jan. 10 at a salary of $35,750 annually.
They also authorized an agreement with Schneider Electric to develop a business case for an energy savings improvement program.
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