Pair re-elected to posts at Cherry Hill Township Council reorganization

Fleisher and Lipsett to continue in roles as President and Vice President

Meet the new bosses. Same as the old bosses.

At Cherry Hill Township Council’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 7, David Fleisher was re-elected as president and Sara Lipsett was re-elected as vice president. Both were confirmed by unanimous 6–0 votes.

For the Cherry Hill born-and-raised Fleisher, 2019 will mark the 19th year he has served in township governance. He was first elected in 1997 as the youngest person ever elected to township council, at the age of 27. Lipsett, a long-time resident of the township, has been engaged in public service as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Cherry Hill Planning Board, the Cherry Hill Historical Commission, along with service as an Executive Board member of Cherry Hill Zone PTA.

Fleisher and Lipsett will be joined in the upcoming year by Councilman Brian Bauerle, along with Councilwomen Sangeeta Doshi, Carolyn Jacobs, Melinda Kane and Carole Roskoph.

“As we embark on this year ahead, you will see continued investment into the things that make living in Cherry Hill so special. This includes upgrades to our open spaces, parks, and playgrounds, as well as our historic properties throughout town. Roads will be repaved and traffic-calming measures will be instituted whenever and wherever possible. Government will remain transparent and accessible, so that you can communicate with us — your leaders — quickly and easily,” stated Mayor Chuck Cahn. “As a whole, we want to ensure that our community continues to be safe and secure, our neighborhoods remain strong, and that Cherry Hill is a place where young people, families, and seniors want to continue to live and grow.”

Council also approved 42 resolutions regarding various township business matters, among them: affirming Carol Redmond’s appointment as director of tax collections and designation as township tax search officer; appointing Michael Raio as director, division of tax assessments and authorizing him, in his role as tax assessor, to file appeals on behalf of the township; affirmed the appointment of Michele Samalonis as director, divisions of the treasury and controller; appointing Jacobs as Class III member to the Cherry Hill Township Planning Board and affirming William Monaghan’s appointment as director, department of police.

One final order of business at the meeting, was a first reading for an ordinance to fix the compensation of officers and employees of the township. By law, a reading for an ordinance of this type is required annually.