Executive Leadership Team

Promises Made Are Promises Kept!
We delivered on our committment to stabilize property taxes and improve public safety.

Mayor Kevin Glover

Mayor Kevin Glover

Deputy Mayor Rose Checchio

Deputy Mayor Rose Checchio

Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella

Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella

Council Candidate Luisa Bianco

Council Candidate Luisa Bianco

Councilman John Del Sordi, Jr.

Councilman John Del Sordi, Jr.

Our Accomplishments

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you will be criticized anyway" (Eleanor Roosevelt)
While others criticize, we continue to deliver our promise to the citizens of Scotch Plains.

Finance & Administration

  • Zero Municipal Tax Rate Increase in 2015
  • Reduction in Tax Rate in 2016
  • Increase Scotch Plains Bond Rating (Moodys) to Aa1
  • Downtown Business District Beautification
  • Introduction of Online tax payment program
  • New Municipal building Tax Drop Box
  • Restructure of Court Administration
  • New Judge, Court Administrator & Deputy
  • Union County Surrogate night hours established
  • Enhanced IT support service to improve reliability
  • Restructure Public Works Leadership (improve morale)
  • Public Safety & Emergency Management

  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Replaced outdated/old fire engine
  • Renewed focus on community policing
  • 7 new Police Officers (5 new and 2 transfers)
  • New Radios for Police Department
  • New Body Camera system implemented

  • Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
  • Established New leadership team
  • Completion of the OEM Command Center
  • New donated OEM vehicle
  • Emergency equipment and Shelter equipment
  • Move to Union County dispatch (cost savings)
  • Senior Citizen & Township Communication

  • Senior Citizen Initiatives
  • New Senior Citizen Bus
  • New Senior Citizen Van: UC Seniors in Motion
  • Began Senior Citizen Appreciation Annual Picnic
  • Establishment of Nutrition program
  • Senior Citizen Police Outreach and Alerts Program

  • Improvements to Township Communication
  • New, updated Township Website
  • New Scotch Plains Local Access SPTV Channel 34
  • New (regularly updated) SPF Radio Station (AM 530)
  • Introduced SPF Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Established weekly e-mail NEWS updates
  • Historic Preservation

  • Shady Rest Renovations
  • Cannonball House (New Roof)
  • Hamilton Resolve House (New Windows and Exterior)
  • Frazee House (Capital financial investment)
  • Planned signs for historic sites in the Township
  • Signs for "John Shippen Drive" at Scotch Hills
  • Signs for Reverend "Kelmo Porter Way" at SP Baptist
  • Signs for "Montazzoli Plaza" (Italian Township)
  • Parks, Recreation & Community Events

  • Establishment of Community Garden
  • Implemented recycling in all Scotch Plains parks
  • Completion of the Brookside Pavilion
  • Restoration of Brookside pond
  • Terry Lou Zoo passive park & walking path
  • Ponderosa Park - eliminated buses and over crowding
  • Ponderosa Park - implemented Free WIFI
  • Planned improvements to Greenside Park

  • First-Ever 4th of July Fireworks Display
  • Expanded Wellness Program & Health Fair
  • Friday Movies, Concerts, Car Shows, Earth Day
  • Halloween Trunk and Treat Celebration
  • Menorah Lighting celebration
  • Community Grants

  • Sought and received additional Grants for:
  • Kids Recreation, Greening & Preserve Union County
  • Community Grant for Shady Rest ADA Bathrooms
  • Block Grant for Senior Citizen bus driver's salary
  • Safe Routes to school (with SPF BOE and YMCA)
  • Community Garden Grant
  • FEMA - Generator for Municipal Building and Library
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    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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