From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

By R.J. Liberatore Jr. Staff Writer

Each quarter, I select one of our city employees or one of our volunteers in recognition of their exemplary efforts on behalf of our citizens. I personally provide them with a $100 gift certificate as a token of appreciation. For the first quarter of this year, I have selected Shannon Sullivan, finance specialist.

Shannon began her employment with the city over two years ago. In that time, she has become the “go to” person to resolve a variety of financial tasks. Her duties include purchasing budgeted items in accordance with established procedures, preparing bi-weekly payroll, processing payments, and managing employee tax and benefit deductions. All of these duties require both attention to detail as well as good judgment and discretion, especially since there is a need to maintain the confidentiality of employee personal information.

Shannon’s office is next to mine, so I have an excellent vantage point to observe how Shannon approaches her job. She is always absorbed in her work but never too busy to stop for a moment to say something nice to a co-worker. She is also quick to volunteer to take on a special assignment outside of her area of responsibility.

Shannon Sullivan is a tremendous asset to the City Administration, and we are fortunate to have her with us.

Absecon’s Ninth Annual Green Day Clean Up and document Shredding Service

This Saturday, April 22, the City of Absecon is conducting its ninth annual Green Day Clean Up. Residents, local organizations and business owners are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Complex parking lot, 500 Mill Road. Participants will be provided gloves, bags, pickers and other materials. They will then select an area of the city for litter pick-up, returning then with the results of their efforts for disposal through the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Each year, we remove hundreds of pounds of waste from our streets and other public areas through this program.

Please consider participating in this effort. If you have questions, call Bob Battista at 609-641-0663, ext. 105.

Also this Saturday, Absecon will conduct its annual papers and documents shredding service for City residents (not commercial enterprises).

This free service will be offered at the Municipal Complex parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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