(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

GOVERNING  BODY

MEMBERS

Mayor
12/31/2023
 
Michael O'Brien
Council President
12/31/2021
 
Borough Councilman
12/31/2021
 
Richard A. Gallo
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023
 
Bryan Keeshen
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023

Thomas J. Tvrdik
Borough Councilman
12/31/2022

Meghan Walker
Borough Councilwoman
12/31/2022
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Mayor & Borough Council

Oceanport operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Borough form is often referred to as a “weak mayor-strong council” form. 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.

The Borough Council is comprised of six members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. The Mayor is elected by the public in partisan elections for a four-year term of office.

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message June/July 2021

Summer is rushing towards us, but not as fast as motor vehicles are rushing through Oceanport’s streets. This isn’t really a new thing and, quite frankly, even though summer traffic exacerbates the situation, it really isn’t even a summer thing. No matter the time of year, whether you are on Comanche, Port-Au-Peck, Burnt Mill Circle, East Main Street, Main Street, Pemberton, Bridgewater, Asbury, Monmouth Boulevard, Asbury or pretty much anywhere else in town, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a lot of cars going well in excess of the posted speed limit. And it isn’t only out of towners cutting through Oceanport who are speeding. The number of Oceanport residents speeding through town – even in their own neighborhoods -- is both disappointing and frustrating to say the least. 

Unlike Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, however, Oceanport has more than one main vehicular artery and the advent of community-based GPS programs like “Waze” has allowed drivers to avoid speed traps and traffic. Chief Kelly will be allocating his resources so that we will increase both radar-based speed control signage throughout Oceanport and targeted radar/stop sign enforcement throughout the Borough. These targeted radar/stop sign details will be augmented by “Special 2” police officers the Borough recently hired. The Borough’s Governing Body, Police Department, and Municipal Court system are going to do everything in their power to ensure that speeding in Oceanport is no longer an option.

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Upcoming Meetings

19 Aug
2 Sep
16 Sep
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
09.16.2021 7:00 pm
7 Oct
21 Oct
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
10.21.2021 7:00 pm

Budgets & Audits & Financials

MEET THE GOVERNING BODY

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Mayor
Honorable John "Jay" F. Coffey, II

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

 






 

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Council President
 Michael O'Brien

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Finance and Administration
Member,  Public Works & Engineering
Member, Parks and Recreation

Council

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Councilman 
Richard A. Gallo

(732) 921-8482

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development

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Council Member 
William Deerin

(908) 433-7279 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works

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Council Member 
Bryan Keeshen

(732) 904-2545 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance & Administration

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Council Member 
Thomas J. Tvrdik

(732) 804-0944

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Planning & Development 
Member, Finance & Administration
Member, Public Safety

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Council Member 
Meghan Walker

(908) 656-7115

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Health & Human Services
Member, Parks & Recreation
Member, Public Safety

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Police, Fire, First Aid, OEM, Cable & Technology

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:

Finance, Administration, Capital Improvement, Insurance


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:

Planning Board, Economic Development, Ordinances, Utilities, Construction

 

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING:

Building & Grounds, Public Works, Engineering, Sanitation, Recycling

PARKS & RECREATIONS:

Parks and Recreation, Shade Tree, Seniors, Public Information, Special Events

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

Health Education, Coastal Drug Alliance, Flood Mitigation, Water Watch, Library, Environmental. Commission

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