Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Borough of Fanwood said goodbye to council members Mike Szuch and Robert Manduca, who lost in the recent election. Fanwood also honored the Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Howard Drewes for his work during Sandy.
Mayor Colleen Mahr and Council President Russ Huegel said their final farewell to two current council members, Mike Szuch and Robert Manduca at the Dec. 18 council meeting. Szuch and Manduca lost in the recent election for council to democratic candidates, Jack Moleenar and Dan Levine. The two departing members were awarded with plaques featuring the borough seal. On the township website, Mahr was quoted saying, "It was a great pleasure to sit with them for the past three years." Also at the Dec. 18 meeting, Fanwood Emergency Management Coordinator Howard Drewes was announced as volunteer of the month. Drewes was honored for his hard work in having the borough prepared and informed both before and after Hurricane Sandy hit Fanwood. As an …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The OEM Coordinator Howard Drewes, presented the Mayor and Council with a detailed report of the Borough's response throughout Sandy.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Information provided by the Borough of Fanwood. Fanwood Emergency Management Coordinator Howard Drewes delivered a detailed report of the Borough's planning and response to Hurricane Sandy at the November 20th meeting of the Mayor and Council. Drewes emphasized that the Borough's Emergency Management team, lead by Mayor Mahr, met repeatedly, daily, over the two week period that began days before the storm hit and ended when the last homes had their power restored. The report outlines each event that took place, times included. The report is 10 pages long and can be found here.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
OEM Coordinator Paul Malool has been replaced by Police Chief Brian Mahoney.
As residents continue recover from super storm Sandy as well as a nor'easter that dumped a few inches of snow on the township Wednesday night, Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Paul Malool, 52, was released from his position on Nov. 7. Malool told Patch that he was fired yesterday morning by Mayor Mary DePaola. Malool said he believes he was fired because the mayor was dissatisfied with his job performance during super storm Sandy. He added, however, that the mayor will not say whether her reasoning was also political. Malool is the husband of former Mayor, Nancy Malool who was replaced by Mary DePaola in June. Nancy Malool left her position as mayor of Scotch Plains to take a position in state government. According…