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Township Personnel

Main #: 609-861-9700

Mayor MatalucciDennis Township Mayor

Zeth A. Matalucci – 12/31/2025
609-602-3927

Administration, Emergency Management, Public Safety, 911 Coordinator/Fire & Rescue, Senior Center, Revenue & Finance, Code Enforcement and Public Works.

Deputy Mayor TurnerDeputy Mayor

Scott J. Turner – 12/31/2023
609-459-0293

Public Works, Environmental Commission, Revenue & Finance, Museum & Historical Center, Land Use Board and Tax Offices.

Committee Members

Frank Germanio – 12/31/2024

Administration, Municipal Court, Board of Health, Construction, Grants & Cultural, Revenue & Finance, Heritage and Senior Center.

Administrative Staff

  • Solicitor – Kyle Weinberg
  • Engineer – Mike Fralinger
  • Clerk – Jackie Justice

Administration & Staff

Animal Control

Steve Serwatka, Animal Control Officer

Chris Conroy, Wildlife Specialist
609-861-2886

Court

Judge James Birchmeier
609-628-2015

Electrical Inspector

Kurt Lindsley, Electrical Sub-Code
609-861-9700 x 229

Municipal Auditor

Leon P. Costello CPA/RMA
609-399-6333

Board & Committees

Environmental Commission Members

  • Chairman – Bob Penrose – 2025
  • Reg. Member – Lisa Salimbene – 2025
  • Reg. Member – Ray Rebmann – 2025
  • Reg. Member – Sue Slotterback – 2024
  • Reg. Member – Brad Rosenthal – 2024
  • Reg. Member – Jim Herlihy – 2023
  • Reg. Member – Justin Turner – 2023
  • Alt. #1 – Vacant
  • Alt. #2 – Vacant

Consolidated Land Use Board Members

  • Chairperson - Daniel Walsh - 2026 / Class IV
  • Vice-Chairperson - Thomas McEvoy-2024/Class IV
  • Harry Cowan-2027/Class IV
  • David Watson - 2025 / Class IV
  • Vacant / Class I-Mayor’s Designee
  • Frank Germanio-2024/Class III
  • Robert Penrose - 2025 / Class II
  • Elizabeth Martucci - 2027/Class IV
  • Chris Hope - 2024 / Class IV
  • Brian K. VanArtsdalen, Jr.-2024/Alt. #1
  • William Walters - 2024/Alt #2
  • James Schwinn - 2025/Alt. #3

Consolidated Land Use Board Contacts

Attorney
Jon D. Batastini - Garrett & Batastini
3318A Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-0035  | 

Board Engineer
Michael Fralinger, Jr., P.E. - Fralinger Engineering P.A.
629 Shiloh Pike; Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 451-2990  | 

Board Administrator
Jessica Ferrier - Township of Dennis
P.O. Box 204, 571 Petersburg Rd.
Dennisville, NJ 08214
609-861-9700 x 229  | 

Board Secretary
Carla Coffey

History and Organization of the Dennis Township Committee

The Township of Dennis was established in 1826. The Township operates under the Township Committee form of government with five members, one of its members serving as Mayor, pursuant to New Jersey State Statutes. All committee members serve in a part-time capacity and receive an annual salary.

Pursuant to New Jersey Law, the committee has the authority to adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or resolution for any purpose required for the government; reviewing, revising and adopting the annual budget; make appropriations, levying taxes, authorizing bond issues; providing for the internal structure of the local government; providing by ordinance for the creation and abolition of jobs; fixing salaries; establishing municipal policy and adopting an Administrative Code. Committee also has the authority to initiate hearings for the purpose of gathering information for ordinance making, public situations or issues, as well as, supervising the spending of appropriations.

Statutes governing the Township form of government can be found in N.J.S. 40A:63-1 et seq.

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