Mayor & Council
Borough Council Meetings Held at 7:30 PM, The First & Second Thursdays Of Each Month
Meetings Are Held In Council Meeting Chambers, 23 Maple Street Netcong, Unless Otherwise Noticed
Joseph A. Nametko, Mayor
Patricia Butler, Councilwoman
Robert Hathaway, Councilman
Edward Koster, Councilman-Council President
Cecilia Laureys, Councilwoman
Elmer Still, Councilman
Jack Sylvester, Councilman
The Borough form remains the single most popular form of local government in New Jersey. This form dates back to the Borough Act of 1878 and was revised in 1897 and by the Borough Act of 1987. The Borough mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term. Six council members are elected at-large to staggered three-year terms. The mayor retains all general law authority, presides over council meetings and can vote in the case of a tie. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of council, all subordinate officers of the municipality. The council is the legislative body of the Borough. All executive responsibilities not placed in the office of the Mayor by general law or the Borough law remain with the council. Like the other traditional forms, a Borough may appoint an administrator and delegate all or a portion of the executive responsibilities to him/her. The council may also adopt an administrative code, prescribing how the council shall perform it duties.
Joseph A. Nametko, Mayor
Joe has been a Netcong resident since 1979 where he lives with his wife Olivia and two sons, Brian and Matthew. He earned an AA in Computer Science from the County College of Morris and a BA in Economics from Farleigh Dickinson University.
In March 2007, Joe took over as Mayor to fill the unexpired term of Nick Pompilio and was elected Mayor in November 2007 to a four year term that began in January 2008. Prior to becoming Mayor, Joe was a Councilman for seven years during which time he chaired the Finance/Insurance and the Economic Development committees. Joe is also member of Morris County€™s Solid Wasted Advisory Committee (SWAC) since 2005.
John “Jack” Sylvester Jr. Council – Chair Public Safety
Jack is a lifelong resident of Netcong. Married to his wife JoyAnn they have a son, Jack III, and a daughter Corinne. He is a 29 year member and past chief of the Netcong Fire Department. He is currently president of Hilltop Fire Department No. 2 and serves as Vice President of the St. Cesario Society. He is a 15 year member of the Morris County Republican Committee and Commisioner to the Musconetcong Sewer Authority.
Cecilia G. Laureys, Council – Chair Public Services
Cecilia “Cissy” Laureys has been a council member since 1987 when she became the first woman elected to the Netcong Borough Council.
Cissy is also a Morris County Freeholder having rejoined the Freeholders in 1998 after a three year absence. She was Freeholder from 1992 – 1994.
She is an advocate for programs to meet the needs of the elderly and the disabled. Cissy is a strong believer in volunteerism, and serves as a member of the Morris County Association for Retarded Citizens, the Morris County Adaptive Recreation Program, and the National Society for Autistic Children.
Cissy is the mother of 10 adult children and the grandmother of 10, has a BA in history and is a former grade school teacher.
Elmer M. Still, Council Chair Finance Committee
Elmer is a lifelong resident of Netcong. He served as a council member from 1991 – 1996 and 2002 until present. During that time he has served the Boro as Council President in 2005 and 2008, he also has chaired the following Committees Finance and Insurance, Recreation, Public Safety, Economic Development and Human Services. During his terms he has sat on the Planning Board as the council representative and the following committees, The Netcong Community Partnership, Transit Village Project and the Stoll/Allen Street redevelopment plan.
He is a 28 year member of the Netcong Fire Department and is currently the Vice President and secretary of Hilltop Fire Co. # 2. He served as Fire Chief from 2000- 2001.