MANASQUAN — Jeffrey Lee was named president of the borough council Tuesday night, during the governing body’s 2023 reorganization meeting.
The meeting began with the swearing in of new Councilman Bruce Bresnahan. Mayor Edward Donovan did the honors as Councilman Bresnahan recited the oath with his hand on the Bible, held by his mother.
Bresnahan received a standing ovation as he officially took his seat on the panel next to Councilman Brian Holly.
“Thank you everybody and happy new year,” Councilman Bresnahan told the council and the audience. “I’m looking forward to getting started. Mayor and council thank you. I can’t wait to work with you and get things done. Let’s have a great 2023.”
The council now includes Council President Lee, Councilman Bresnahan, Councilman Gregg Olivera, Councilman Michael Mangan, Councilman Brian Holly, Councilperson Lori Triggiano, and Mayor Donovan.
Each member spoke, welcoming the new year and expressing appreciation for the mayor and one another.
Council President Lee recognized Manasquan emergency responders in connection with the recent rescue of four surfers from Manasquan Inlet. Members of the Manasquan Fire Department pulled three surfers to shore on the Friday before Christmas after strong winds created a rip current off of Dog Beach. The fourth surfer was rescued by three bystanders off of the Point Pleasant side, including Lavallette resident Pete Fiorentino.
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