mt_merc_awardFrom left are State Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger and Township Administrator Anthony P. Mercantante during a presentation at the July meeting. Mercantante was recognized with a state resolution and local proclamation for his extraordinary leadership in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The Township Committee proclaimed July 15th as Anthony P. Mercantante Day to honor him for his selfless service. Mercantante, who suffered personal losses at the hands of Sandy, slept in his office and spent twelve days  at the Emergency Operations Center at Town Hall to manage the endless stream of problems that arose as a result of the historic storm.