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Mayor and Council

The Mayor, as chief executive officer of the Borough, is responsible for the enforcement of all New Jersey laws and regulations of the Borough of Tenafly as defined by ordinance. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term and is eligible for re-election. The Mayor presides over all meetings of the Council but may vote only in case of a tie. The Mayor has veto power, which may be overriden by a two-thirds vote of the Council; makes appointments to standing committees, commissions, boards and ad hoc committees (most of them requiring Council consent); and is automatically a member of the Planning Board, Library Board and the Board of Police Commissioners.

Peter Rustin

  • Mayor
  • Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Police Commission
  • Planning Board
  • Transportation Committee
  • Board of Education Joint Use Committee
  • Tenafly Presents Committee

The Mayor appoints Tenafly citizens to serve without pay on boards, commissions and advisory committees. Boards and commissions, which are mandated and regulated by state law, may set policy and act independently of the Mayor and Council. Advisory committees make recommendations to the Council. Some committees are formed annually while other special committees are convened periodically to study specific short-term problems or issues.

The Council consists of six members. Two are elected at large each year for three-year terms. As the legislative body, the Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, decides on appropriations, approves appointments made by the Mayor, determines policy, and establishes the functions of the various departments of the local government. Council members also serve as liaisons with other committees, commissions and boards.

Anthony Barzelatto, Councilman

  • Term expires December 31, 2018    
  • Emergency Management Coordinator    
  • Tenafly Fire Department, Council Liaison
  • Board of Health, Council Liaison

Shama Haider, Councilwoman

  • Term expires December 31, 2018    
  • Library Board, Mayor’s Alternate
  • Senior Citizens Services Committee, Council Liaison
  • Senior Center Board of Directors, Council Liaison
  • Tenafly Chamber of Commerce, Council Liaison 

Maxim Basch, Councilman

  • Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Police Commission

Daniel Park, Councilman

  • Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Tenafly Municipal Alliance Committee, Council Liaison
  • Tenafly Nature Center, Council Liaison
  • Environmental Commission, Commission Member   
  • Police Commission 
  • Borough/Board of Education Joint Use Committee
  • Tenafly Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Council Liaison

Lauren Dayton, Councilwoman

  • Term expires December 31, 2020
  • Borough/Board of Education Joint Use Committee    
  • Recreation Board, Council Liaison   
  • Youth Services Advisory Committee, Council Liaison
  • Tenafly Chamber of Commerce, Council Liaison
  • Board of Adjustment, Council Liaison

Jeff Grossman, Councilman

  • Term expires December 31, 2020  
  • Planning Board, Class III Member
  • Historic Preservation Commission, Council Liaison 
  • Access for All Committee, Council Liaison  
  • Tenafly Presents   
  • Transportation Committee  

 

 

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