With life finally getting back to normal after Superstorm Sandy, the Green Brook Township Committee on Monday honored those who helped life return to normal.
The committee issued a proclamation honoring the first-responders from Green Brook Fire-EMS and the police department for their efforts in the days and weeks following Sandy’s onslaught on Oct. 29.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am of these people,” Mayor Jerry Searfoss said. “We did a much better job than most other towns.
“It was amazing.”
The mayor also singled how the staffs at the municipal building and the members of the Department of Public Works for their efforts following the storm that left portions of the township without power for nearly two weeks.
The mayor said the volunteer first-responders and police officers spent a great deal of time away from their own families to make sure that other families in the township were coping with the hardships after the storm, including freezing temperatures and a snowfall.
“Your efforts we definitely appreciate,” the mayor said.
His sentiments were echoed by other members of the Township Committee.
“We do not say ‘thank you’ enough,” Deputy Mayor Patrick Bocccio said.
“Everybody did a great job,” Committee Member Ken Herrmann said. “It was a team effort.”
“It was the true work of a community for the community,” Committee Member Nancy Stoll said.