Rick W. Hibell was appointed to the Middletown Township Committee on Tuesday, February 20. He replaces Gerry Scharfenberger who resigned from the Committee upon being selected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
A native of the Belford section of the Township, Hibell is a former Fire Chief and a member of the Planning Board. He is the owner of E-Z Docks Marine Construction.
Mayor Stephanie C. Murray issued Hibell’s Oath of Office as his wife Kelli held the Bible and his proud parents looked on. “As a Fire Chief and business owner, Rick has proven himself to be an effective leader,” said Mayor Murray. “He knows how to implement policies and procedures, balance budgets, and collaborate with individuals to get the job done. I’m confident he will serve our town with the same heart and drive that he puts into everything else.”
Hibell appointment last through election day when he will be on the ballot for voters to decide if he will complete Scharfenberger’s term. He and Committeeman Tony Perry will be the Republican candidates for Township Committee this fall. Perry was appointed in December to complete the final year of the term that Stephen Massell vacated up his swearing in to the Monmouth County Tax Board.
“As a Middletown Township firefighter, local business owner, and vested member of our amazing community, I am committed to using both my executive and personal experience to enhance the success of this great town,” the newest Committeeman said.