Your Council Members
Council President, Anthony Bartolomeo has been a resident and homeowner in Edgewater for over 21 years.
Tony has been instrumental in promoting a high quality of life, supported by small business commerce in Edgewater. He worked, through mediation sessions and weekly project meetings, to get the Veteran’s Field project back on track and was instrumental in directing the completion of the Little League Field and the re-opening of the basketball courts and the children’s play area by the Recreation Center on Memorial Day. He initiated a series of roundtable discussions with local condo board presidents to solicit additional input on ideas for keeping the quality of life high in Edgewater. When the Avalon fire struck, Tony was at the site within minutes and throughout the Avalon crisis was at the Recreation Center daily helping to spearhead governmental agency and volunteer efforts. Tony is a strong proponent of traffic safety along River Road. He supports smart development and small business commerce in an effort to keep property taxes low and increase property values. Edgewater continues to boast the fifth lowest property tax rate in Bergen County.
Professionally, Tony is NY Metro Area Sales Manager for a specialty meat company where he has been employed for twenty-two years. He and his wife Barbara have been married for more than 16 years. Barbara is a member of the Edgewater Board of Education.
The Bartolomeo’s have two daughters: Natasha, who holds a B.A. from St. Peter’s College and Michaela, a student at Leonia Schools.
Council Liaison to the Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps
Councilman Bartolomeo's Term Expires 12-31-2021
For the past few years, Mike has served on the Edgewater Council and has been the liaison to Police Department and the Department of Public Works.
In an effort to bring the community together and provide recreational programs during the closure of Veterans Field, Michael Henwood created a series of family-friendly summer events at the Edgewater Marina. For the past few years, residents have enjoyed weekly volleyball games, Movie Night at the Marina and Concerts at the Marina.
When a liaison to the Police Department, Mike led the effort to hire communications personnel as dispatchers, freeing up more senior police to patrol the streets while helping to reduce overtime costs. Mike is also working with the DPW Superintendent to provide needed support in key areas such as fleet repair and maintenance, which will ultimately help reduce overall department expenses.
Michael has over 18-years been a member of the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department, and over five years he's been member of the Volunteer First Aid Squad. In addition, he has served for five years as volunteer Chairman of the Edgewater Recreation Advisory Council and three years as a Commissioner on the Edgewater Housing Authority.
He is currently employed as a structured settlement financial consultant, certified by the University of Notre Dame. He earned his BS in Business Administration from Widener University in Chester, PA and MBA studies at the University of Miami. Born and raised in the Edgewater Colony, Mike currently resides at Hudson Harbour on River Road.
Duane Fischetti is a longtime Edgewater resident who worked as a secretary in the Edgewater School District for over 20 years. Councilwoman Fischetti said she volunteered her time in order to remain a part of a community she fell in love with 23 years ago, when she moved from Paramus to Edgewater with her husband and two children.
Mrs. Fischetti likes the feeling when you know everyone, walk through town and people say ‘hello’ and you care about them and they care about you. She believes Edgewater has always been a neighborhood where people look out for each other.
Until she retired in 2012, she looked out for the students of Edgewater at the Eleanor Van Gelder and George Washington schools and said she hoped to continue to work on behalf of children as a member of the council.
Mrs. Fischetti worked in the School District, first as a bookkeeper in the Board Office, then as secretary/registration officer in the Main Office. Councilwoman Fischetti is a native of New York City and has been a resident of the borough for 23 years.
Duane was named a recipient of the Civic Recognition Award and is among a select number of individuals recognized in Edgewater.
Council Liaison to The Board of Health
Dolores Lawlor, a life long resident of Edgewater has a daughter Kathleen D'Errico. A retired nurse from Palisades Medical Center after 18 years of service, as well as having worked at Holy Name Hospital for many years. Having been an Edgewater resident for 77 years who works as a nurse on a per diem basis at a nursing home.
Mrs. Lawlor is a Member of the Edgewater Housing Authority and former member of the Edgewater Colony residential complex. Both her husband Laurence and son Laurence Jr. are deceased.
Council Liaison to the Building Department, Health, Welfare & Court.
Councilwoman Lawlor's Term Expires 12/31/2021
Vincent J. Monte is a very active community member and has been a resident of Edgewater for over 25 years. He and his wife Christine have two children, Vince and Alexa. Vincent, also known by family and friends as Vinny, participated as a little league baseball coach to 7th & 8th grade youths.
Mr. Monte has worked for over 30 years as a service manager/coordinator in the compressed air field and is currently employed by Scales Industrial Technologies of NJ in Woodland Park.
He is a graduate of Kean College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science.
Vincent is a sports enthusiast that has been involved in high school and recreational sports groups; his love for football, golf, baseball and basketball has been an encouragement to the youths in our community.
Mr. Monte is a family man who keeps a caring eye on the elderly in our community. He always makes an effort to be there to lend a helping hand, shoulder or a just an ear to just listen.
Council Liaison to the DPW/ Buildings & Grounds
Councilman Monte's Term Expires 12/31/2019
Lou Vidal is devoted to finding innovative solutions for the betterment of Edgewater.
A long time public servant, Lou has served the Borough of Edgewater as Council member for six years, during which he has worked to reduce expenditures and save taxpayer dollars. He implemented best practices for managing the Borough’s budget by using historical data to better understand and predict spending patterns.
Lou brought the staggering costs of the Borough’s health care and police overtime to the forefront of budget discussions and is setting the path to lowering those costs. He also uncovered deficiencies in the tax assessor’s office and encouraged the council to replace personnel.
After Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, Lou went to Trenton and testified before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee to fight for legislation to help restore storm ravaged walkways along the Hudson River.
As council president for two years, Lou served as acting mayor after the untimely passing of Mayor Nancy Merse. He handled the transition period diplomatically and appointed James Delaney as mayor.
Prior to living in Edgewater, Lou served as councilmember for Palisades Park, including two terms as council president. He is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Farleigh Dickenson University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in business. His professional experience in business includes banking, international trade and real estate development and planning.
Council Liaison to Finance, Tax, and Insurance
Councilman Vidal's Term Expires 12/31/2020