Government

GOVERNING BODY:

Farmingdale was incorporated into its own independent municipality in 1903 and is governed by a Mayor and Borough Council.
Mayor:
John P. "Jay" Morgan (Bio)
Mayor John P. ("Jay") Morgan was appointed as a Councilman to fill the vacancy created when Mayor Marguerite ("Peggy") Cusson was elected Mayor in 1991. Mr. Morgan's term as Councilman commenced on January 21, 1992 and he was re-elected as Councilman in 1995 and 1998. His re-election bid in 2001 was unsuccessful; however, he was victorious in 2002 and returned to serve on Council in January of 2003. In 2003, Councilman Morgan was elected Mayor and was re-elected as Mayor to a four-year term in November of 2007. In addition to his duties as the Chief Executive and day-to-day Operations Manager, the Mayor serves as Chair of the OEM/Risk Management Committee. Mayor Morgan is a life long resident of the Borough of Farmingdale.
Council President:

Family and community are top priorities for James A. Daly. A seasoned Council member, Jim wants to help get the Borough of Farmingdale..."Back on Track".

Jim and his wife Christine, both originally from Monmouth County, moved to Farmingdale in 1992, settling in a place where they felt good about raising a family. The first child was born in 1996 in their home on Asbury Avenue, and upon her beginning Farmingdale Elementary School in 2000, Jim applied for an open position on the School Board. Thus began his political involvement in the community at age 32.

Mr. Daly served on the School Board of Farmingdale Elementary since his appointment to an unexpired seat in 2000. He was later elected in 2000 and re-elected to a 3-year term in 2001.

In 2003, Jim was appointed to an unexpired seat on the Farmingdale Borough Council. Jim was re-elected to the Borough Council in the primary and general elections of 2004, 2005 and 2008. He served as the Planning & Zoning Board Council Liaison from 2007 to 2010 and as Council President from 2008 until he resigned his seat in 2010 to spend more time with his young family of 4.

With the two Daly boys involved in Boy Scouts, Jim became a Den Leader in 2004, followed by becoming a member of Troop 13 Committee in 2009 and, in 2010 was elected to be Chairman of the Committee, once again demonstrating his involvement in his community.

During the span of 2004 to 2010, his community involvement also included being a soccer coach with the Howell Soccer Club, and co-created and co-chaired the First Farmingdale Community Picnic.

During his many years of service to the residents of the Borough of Farmingdale, Mr. Daly has worked tirelessly for the citizens of Farmingdale. Jim has always been a respected leader that has demonstrated the ability to work with his fellow Council peers, Borough employees, and citizens in a collaborative and professional manner.

Jim's interest in Farmingdales betterment is far reaching, and to say there is any one thing more important, he feels would fall short of what he feels can be attained!

Council Members:
Michael J. Burke (Bio) - mburke@farmingdaleborough.org

A father of three, Michael Burke is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of the Farmingdale community.

Appointed by Gov. Chris Christie in September 2012 to fill a vacated council seat, Mr. Burke’s foremost goal on council isto listen to the people of the Borough and learn what they love about their small town, what concerns they may have and what they would like to see the Council address.

Having grown up in Farmingdale, he graduated from Farmingdale Elementary School and Howell High School before earning his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Mr. Burke is a licensed architect and the principal of M3 Architecture LLC.

He and his wife, Mary, a fellow University of Florida alumna, have had all of their children – Katie, Mike and Alex – graduate from the Farmingdale School.

Mr. Burke has previously been involved in various critical town issues such as Council on Affordable Housing (COAH), as well as traffic and pedestrian safety. Additionally, he was proud to have been able to honor our veterans by arranging for a pair of F-16 fighters to fly over this year’s Farmingdale Memorial Day Veteran’s Ceremony.

Mr. Burke is personally interested in working with the Mayor, fellow Council members and residents on the following subjects:

  • Improving the “walk-ability” of the town by making it more pedestrian friendly. The streetscape project that has improved both safety and handicapped accessibility can be expanded throughout the Borough. Along with this comes a review of traffic to help prevent congestion.
  • Organizing a Shade Tree Committee to address the trees that have been lost either through disease or conflicts with utility lines. Any other damaged or diseased trees need to be removed so they don’t pose a hazard and a strategy needs to be developed for planting new trees.
  • Review of the Borough's budget to see what can be done to prevent tax increases and maybe even reduce taxes in order to keep the town affordable for residents.

Mr. Burke currently serves as chairman of the Personnel/Computers Committee and as a member of COAH and Water and Sewer committees.

Patricia A. Linszky (Bio) - plinszky@farmingdaleborough.org

Patti's family emigrated from Holland and settled in Monmouth County from Holland. Patti has lived in Farmingdale since 1991. Patti’s father was born in Farmingdale in 1931.

A graduate of Holy Spirit School and Asbury Park High School, she met Peter Linszky and the couple married in 1979. Both Patti and Peter are current members of the Farmingdale Historical Society and belong to several local car clubs. Avid fans of nature, the couple are members of several museums and nature conservancy’s – which they often visit on weekends.

Mrs. Linszky had a 25-year career with Frigidaire (Electrolux) in Edison. She began there in 1978 and concluded her work with them as a Sr. Technical Engineer in 2003 when production/operations moved overseas. While there, she returned to school seeking an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and was trained in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Patti worked extensively with industry governing bodies – such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the American Home Appliance Manufactures (AHAM) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

In 2004, Mrs. Linszky began her career with Zodiac Air Cruisers of Wall Township. Today, she manages the Quality System and QC Technicians. Her responsibilities include maintaining Zodiac Air Cruisers compliance to industry standards and certifications such as the AS9100 Standard and FAA Airworthy Certification.

In addition to her career, Mrs. Linszky enjoys caring for her home – as can be seen in her garden – and her family – the benefactors of her home-cooked meals. A creative person, she expresses this through needlecrafts and sewing, as well as her award-winning nature photography.

A sense of community is very important to Mrs. Linszky. In September 2012, she submitted her name for one of the vacated Farmingdale Borough Council seats and is honored to have been selected by Governor Chris Shristie to serve the people of Farmingdale.

Patti is currently President of the Borough Council, and is also chairwoman of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Water/Sewer and Buildings/Grounds committees.

George Dyevoich is a 24-year resident and homeowner in Farmingdale where he and his wife Tami raised five children,. George is proud of the outstanding education the Farmingdale system has provided his children and of the community support that embraces our students as they advance their schooling and plan for families and careers of their own.

George is Circulation Sales Manager for The Star-Ledger, NJs Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper where his career has spanned 33 years of steady advancement. In his current position, George is responsible for the sale and distribution of multiple print and digital news and information products statewide.

Just as important on the job for George is a commitment to the hundreds of thousands of readers across New Jersey who expect and deserve outstanding service. He embraces the challenge and opportunity to serve the Farmingdale community with the same enthusiasm and dedication he brings to his work.

George was appointed to the Farmingdale Borough Council by Governor Christie in September, 2012. He looks forward to focusing on all the issues confronting our community during difficult economic times, especially education.

George served on the Farmingdale Board of Education for nine years, including three as Board President. He sees his role on the Council as a facilitator who will integrate the goals of the community, faculty and administration to achieve the highest standards of education and lifestyle for our children and all the families of Farmingdale.

Michael J. Romano (Bio) - mromano@farmingdaleborough.org

Mike is a retired 36 year veteran of the Bayonne, NJ Fire Department where he rose through the ranks to Battalion Chief. While he was growing up in Bayonne, Mike spent many of his childhood summers at his grandparents home in Howell. During these summer retreats Mike attended church on Sundays in Farmingdale.

After graduating Marist High School, Mike attended evening classes at Monmouth College while working full time at the industrial complex on Squankum Road – first at the Welbilt Corporation and then for Radio Frequency Labs. Mike received his Associate Degree in Business Management from Brookdale Community College.

In the mid-1960s, Mr. Romano successfully completed the Civil Service exam and was appointed to the Bayonne Fire Department in 1967. During his 36-year career, he was promoted to Lieutenant (1982), Captain (1991) and Battalion Chief (1993) before retiring in 2003.

During his firefighting career, Mr Romano also served as Labor Chairman for the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association where he successfully negotiated contracts for multiple towns with full time fire departments. He also served as a labor consultant – handling contract negotiations, grievance procedures and interest arbitration – for William P. McDonnell Inc. from 1988 to 2003.

Mike made his home in Farmingdale from the late 1980’s until the mid-1990’s before settling again in Farmingdale in 2009’s.

In September 2012, Mike volunteered to serve on the Farmingdale Borough Council and was appointed by Governor Chris Christie.


1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 13 Asbury Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ excepting the months of January, June and November when the meetings will be held as follows:
January 7, 2014 The Reorganization meeting will begin at 6:30 pm
June 4th & 17th (1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday)
November 5th & 17th (1st Wednesday and 3rd Monday)

PLANNING/ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

Chair: Robert W. Morgan
Vice Chair: June E. Hankel
Members: Elizabeth Alexander
David Bonetti
Robert Lewis
Mayor John P. Morgan
Mary Sears
Shelli Steinfeld
Council Rep.: Michael Burke
Alternate Member: Gregory Farrington
Secretary: Corinne DiCorcia
Zoning Officer: Robert Hotmar
Attorney: Kevin E. Kennedy

The Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 13 Asbury Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. When the regularly scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, it will automatically be held on the next business day.


MT. LAUREL SUB-COMMITTEE:

Chair: Dr. Don Steinfeld
Members: Peter Krukowsky – Serves as Resident Representative
  Robert Lewis – Serves as Planning Board Representative
  Michael Jedziniak – Special Mt. Laurel Counsel Representative
  Andrew Thomas – Serves as Municipal Planner Representative

The Mt. Laurel Sub-Committee was formed on August 21, 2007 with the adoption of Farmingdale Borough Resolution 07-53. The committee has two main responsibilities which include the coordination of all activities surrounding the Borough's compliance with the Mt. Laurel doctrine as defined by the State Legislature and endorsed by the State Supreme Court and to evaluate all new opportunities for the creation of affordable housing.
Meetings are held at the call of the Committee Chair.

MUNICIPAL BUDGETS:
Farmingdale 2014 Budget
Farmingdale 2013 Budget
Farmingdale 2012 Budget
Farmingdale 2011 Budget
Farmingdale 2010 Budget
Farmingdale 2009 Budget