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Mayor's Message 2015-01

Mayor’s message – January 2015

Welcome to the Township of Pequannock – celebrating its 275th Anniversary!  As newly elected by the Council as Mayor, I am honored to serve the community of Pequannock Township. 

Pequannock is governed under the New Jersey Optional Municipal Charter Law known as the Faulkner Act. The Faulkner Act has four optional plans: mayor-council, council-manager, small municipality and mayor-council-administrator. The Township of Pequannock operates under the Council-Manager form of government.

The duties of the Mayor in this form of government are to preside over the Council and have a voice and to vote. The Mayor in this form of government has no executive powers; the Mayor is the primus inter pares – “first among equals" on the Council.

The Great Recession has ended in the United States, but the economy is far from robust in New Jersey.  I and the other Council members are mindful of this economic condition on the taxpayers of Pequannock Township.  The Council is responsible for the fiscal polices and adopting the annual budget and the voters have once again affirmed their desire for fiscal discipline by re-electing myself as well as Rich Phelan and Melissa Florance-Lynch for a second term.

The Council remains committed to conservative monetary values and will work together alongside David Hollberg, the Township Manager, during the first quarter of 2015 to bring forth a reasonable budget.

Please feel free to contact me anytime at 973-476-7230 or e-mail me at cwinterfield@peqtwp.org if you have questions or concerns.

Mayor Cathy Winterfield





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