BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Boonton Township conducted its annual Reorganization meeting on Wednesday, January 2. The Township Committee building was packed to standing room only capacity with members of the community and with Fire Department members from Boonton Township, Boonton Town, and Mountain Lakes.
The Township Governing Body unanimously selected Committeewoman Michele Rankin to serve as its Chairperson for 2019. Rankin, is entering her ninth year on the Township Committee, and has previously served as Committee Chairperson. This fall, she ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Township Committee. During her speech, Rankin thanked her colleagues on the Township Committee, including outgoing Committee Chairperson Tom Donadio, as well as her family and all of the municipal employees and volunteers.
The Township Committee features Rankin, Donadio, Brian Honan, Paul Allieri, and William Klingener. All five Committee members are Republicans.
The Township Committee approved the appointment of 2019 Fire Department Officials as following:
Chief: Kyle Spicer
Deputy Chief: Bill Neely
Captain: Bill Charlton
Captain: Chris Glander
Lieutenant: Mike Como Jr.
Lieutenant: Don Covart
Spicer, 28, is believed to be the youngest fire Chief in Township history. He has been a member of the all-volunteer department since he was a junior firefighter, and served as Deputy Chief in 2018. In front of dozens of friends and family members, Spicer gave an heartfelt speech about how honored he was to serve as Fire Chief in his hometown.