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Officers to Be Honored at Reorganization Meeting Thursday

Re-elected Township Committeeman Don Kostka to be sworn in.

Five retiring Montville Township police officers and several borough employees will be honored during the township's reorganization meeting Thursday night.

From the police force, Capt. Wayne Guarino and Lt. Roger Atkinson, who both served the township for 35 years, will be honored, along with Capt. Ed Rosellini (34 years), Lt. Letitia Huffstutler (26 years) and Ptl. James Polachek (26 years). All five police officers retired at the end of December.

Donald Cole, an employee of the Department of Public Works for 32 years, also retired, as well as Andrew Davanzo (27 years) of the Health Department and Robert Menzel (21 years) of the Construction Department. All three will be honored Thursday night.

Presentations will also be made to the township's municipal prosecutors, public defender and deputy emergency management coordinator.

Re-elected Township Committeeman Don Kostka will be sworn in Thursday night. According to the agenda for Thursday's meeting, the committee will select a chairperson, or mayor, at the beginning of the night. 

The committee will also make several appointments during the meeting, including for a temporary Chief Financial Officer, expected to be Katie Yanke, an emergency management coordinator, expected to be Capt. Rudy Appelmann, and liaisons to several different boards and commissions.

See the full list of appointments that will be voted on Thursday here.

The reorganization meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the township municipal building.

Jim Marinello January 03, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Lt. Huffstutler will be especially missed. She stands out among the many, many officers and township employees that have gone out of their way for my family. We counted her as a partner in raising and looking out for our daughters. She greatly contributed to the survival of Montville's small town feeling.

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