Your Council Members
- Anthony Bartolomeo
- Rinaldy Gutierrez
- Dolores Lawlor
- Donald A. Martin
- Vincent Monte
- Jose Luis Vidal
- Council News
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
Rinaldy “Ray” Gutierrez has been a resident of Edgewater since 2013 where he is raising his son and daughter. Ray has been involved in the Edgewater Recreation Department and the American Youth Soccer Association coaching children in basketball, baseball, and soccer. He is also passionate about his service with the Dinner Program for the Homeless with the Holy Rosary Church.
Ray has been a volunteer firefighter with the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department since the fire at The Avalon in 2015, when his children lost their apartment. In the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department, Ray holds the position of Firefighter, Truck Engineer, and until recently, Treasurer. He also implemented an automated electronic bookkeeping system, which provides complete transparency to the community. Recently, Ray organized and worked closely with the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department to secure the purchase of Old Truck EW-5 via auction in order to donate this sorely needed vehicle and equipment to his hometown of Loma De Cabrera in the Dominican Republic in memory of our Edgewater friend, John Corcoran.
Ray has been employed in IT for over 22 years. His career has included employment at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Deutsche Bank, Hitachi and Dell Technologies. He earned his BS Degree in Engineering Technology from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
During his spare time, Ray’s top priority is spending time with his children. He also enjoys running, golfing, and cycling, especially around town with his best friend, an English Bulldog named Blu.
Councilman Gutierrez's Term Expires 12-31-2023
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
Donald looks forward to serving the residents of Edgewater and working with the Mayor and Council. “It will be a pleasure serving my hometown of Edgewater as councilman, I look forward to once again bringing my public safety acumen to the council and the residents of Edgewater.
EDUCATIONHoly Rosary Grammar School - Edgewater
St. Joseph’s High School – West New York
St. Mary’s University – San Antonio Texas
PERSONAL63 year Edgewater resident
Married for over 50 years to wife Chickie (Dayock)
Three children; Donald, Heather, Michael
Former Coach Edgewater Recreation
Planning Board Member – 2018 – 2019
Councilman Martin's Term Expires 12/31/2022
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 12/31/2022
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 12/31/2023