CARTERET, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, 42, began his fifth consecutive four-year term on Sunday, as he was sworn in by New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin at the Carteret Borough Council Reorganization Ceremony, along with Councilmembers Dennis DiMascio and AJ Johal. Mayor Reiman is the first person in the history of the Borough to be elected to five consecutive four-year Mayoral terms. Mayor Reiman won November’s General Mayoral Election with more votes than any candidate in Carteret history, garnering 82% of all votes cast in what was the highest turnout in a Mayoral election in the past 60 years. Reiman was first elected to the borough council in 2000 at the age of 24 and went onto become the youngest person ever elected Mayor in Carteret at 26 in 2002, and the youngest ever elected Mayor in the State at the time.
“Our residents and voters decided to move our community forward on the promise of building a better Carteret,” said Mayor Reiman. “Now, many of the ideas and initiatives that some thought were impossible just a few years ago have and continue to become reality. I’m proud, honored and humbled to stand before you here today and take this sacred oath of office.”
Mayor Reiman highlighted a few of the seemingly endless additions and improvements he has initiated and overseen during his tenure, including many of which will be completed during this new four-year term.
“This year you will see the opening of our long awaited Municipal Marina, and over the next few years we will host the Opening Night of our Carteret Performing Arts Center and concert hall, the addition of new downtown businesses, restaurants, and mixed use developments in our upcoming Washington Avenue Arts District, the groundbreaking on the 2-mile waterfront walkway, and a planned Waterfront Event Center at Waterfront Park,” said Reiman. “During this term we will begin construction on a ferry terminal to provide service to Manhattan. Residents will soon experience ice skating and recreation amenities at the newly constructed Noe Street Park, and a ground breaking for major improvements at Bishop Andrews Park in Chrome.”
Carteret, which was voted “The Best Town in Central Jersey” in a 2018 Home News Tribune Readers’ Poll, has a thriving economy with a record low unemployment rate of 3.8% and companies like Amazon, FedEx, Performance Team, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, and P.C. Richard & Sons have decided to call Carteret home.
“Our local economy will continue to grow with mixed-use residential and commercial developments, and the continued private and institutional investment that is taking place in our commercial, industrial and manufacturing sectors will only help to further improve our ratable base and to stabilize taxes,” said Mayor Reiman.
Under Mayor Reiman’s administration, Carteret has pursued and received hundreds of millions in grant funding, as well as over $1 Billion in private investment. Reiman’s Administration has also won landmark awards and settlements against past chemical operators who polluted and abandoned parcels of property in the Carteret Industrial and Waterfront zones.
According to Mayor Reiman, “The borough will continue its aggressive pursuit to solicit grants donations and endowments to support and improve our infrastructure; fixing roads, improving flood management and stormwater control.”
He concluded “Residents have a lot to look forward to and homeowners can anticipate increasing property values as Carteret becomes a destination for outdoor and indoor recreation, the arts, dining, and commuters looking for a home close to the city with reliable and convenient transportation options, with businesses and residents choosing to invest in Carteret.”
You may read more about Mayor Reiman on Carteret’s official Borough website, Carteret.net.