Governing Body Members

Mayor & Council
Regular Council Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise scheduled by Resolution 2024-01. Click here to view meeting dates for the year. Click here to view meeting dates for the year.

Mayor-Joseph Schocko, III
Term: 01/01/2024 - 12/31/27
Mobile: (908) 246-4695
Office (908) 454-0088 Ext.: 210

Mayor Schocko is interested in hearing the voice of the community. He has established the following open office hours for residents to come in and visit with him without an appointment.
Open Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

He is also available by appointment outside of these hours.
For appointments outside of these hours, please contact the Clerk's Office.



Director of Public Property
Director of Health and Welfare
Council President Bob Melick
Term: 01/01/24-12/31/26

940 Dewey Ave.
Alpha, NJ 08865
(908) 619-2422
Councilman Louis Cartabona
Term: 01/01/24-12/31/26
1119 Fifth Ave.
Alpha, NJ 08865
(908) 246-2961

Director of Public Works

Director of Administration
Councilman Pettinelli
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/24

306 Fifth Ave.
Alpha, NJ 08865
(908) 268-1804 
Councilwoman Angela Bickar
Term: 01/01/2023-12/31/25
736 E. Central Ave.
Alpha, NJ 08865

Director of Public Safety

Director of Finance
Councilwoman Jodie Smith
Term: 01/01/22-12/31/24
1132 Fifth Ave.
Alpha,NJ 08865
(908) 235-1963
Councilman Michael Schwar
Term: 01/01/23-12-31-25
1230 Fourth Ave.
Alpha, NJ 08865
(908) 454-4389
Municipal Attorney Municipal Engineer
Joseph C. Tauriello
221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Voice: (609) 888-6790

Van Cleef Engineering, LLC
Tim O'Brien
755 Memorial Parkway-Ste. 110
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Office: (908) 454-3080