2020 Mayor and Council

Mayor Michele Lee; term expires 12/31/22
Councilwoman Natalie Ferry; term expires 12/31/23
Councilman Alan Schwartz; term expires 12/31/23
Councilwoman Lynn Hughes; term expires 12/31/22
Councilman Stephen Strange; term expires 12/31/22
Councilwoman Leigh Ann Moore; term expires 12/31/21
Councilman George Columbus; term expires 12/31/21

Council Agendas, Minutes, and Oath

Council meeting agendas and minutes
Oath of Office

About this government

Although High Bridge was settled around 1700 and has been a continuing village or hamlet ever since, the Borough as we know it today with its boundaries and form of government was established on February 19, 1898. It is governed by a Mayor, independently elected for a four year term, and a six-member Common Council, with each Council Member elected to three-year, staggered terms. Each year two seats are ‘open’ on the ballot. The Mayor and Council meet at the High Bridge Fire House which is located at 7 Maryland Avenue; meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, with the exception of July, August, November and December when the Council meets once a month.

The Council is further divided into three-member sub-committees to oversee various departments, (i.e. Police, Public Works, etc.) with each Council Member being the Chair of one or more sub-committees. All are basically volunteers who receive a small compensation to cover out-of-pocket expenses. The Chair of each sub-committee then reports on the consensus of his/her committee at meetings.

All Council meetings are open to the public and any issue or topic may be addressed during the “visitors” portion of the meeting. Everyone is cordially invited to participate.