When the last champagne cork has been popped it will be back to business as usual for the local towns and there will be plenty of reorganizing done for the local committees, commissions and to do in a very short period of time.
The Howell Township Council will hold its reorganization at noon on New Year's Day at the new Municipal Building. The preliminary agenda is full of new appointments to be made but most of the focus will likely fall on who will take the seat currently held by Deputy Mayor Bill Gotto. In the November elections Gotto was chosen to succeed Mayor Robert Walsh.
A list of three names will be presented to the council, including newly elected Councilman Ed Guz and they can choose from that list. To celebrate the day Howell High School's own Rebel Yell will perform the Star Spangled Banner.
Other potentially interesting appointments on Tuesday include the Planning Board where a total of six members will be named and the zoning board with three seats up for grabs including Guz's.
The Farmingdale Borough Council will also hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday night at 6:30. Barring any unforeseen events it will mark the first time since the summer that the Borough Council will meet with a full slate of elected members.
The Howell Public Schools will also hold a reorganization meeting for the Board of Education on Thursday at 8 p.m. when three new members will take their seats at the dais.
Along with the reorganization meeting the board will also be holding a discussion about school safety. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday night at Middle School North.