CREST HAVEN - The Cape May County Bridge Commission announced that a new commissioner was sworn at the June 13 commission meeting.
According to a release, Scott Halliday, of Ocean City, was sworn as vice chairman at the beginning of the meeting by commission Solicitor Marcus Karavan.
Halliday replaced Patrick Rosenello, who resigned as chairman in May and served on the commission for nine years.
“I feel it is an honor to be chosen to serve on the Cape May County Bridge Commission. I am excited and look forward to the opportunity to work with my fellow commissioners, the freeholders, and commission professionals,” stated Halliday.
“The Board of Chosen Freeholders is delighted that Mr. Halliday has accepted our appointment. Scott has 40 years experience in the construction field, demonstrates impressive business acumen, and engages challenges with exceptional attention to detail, all of which will be of important value to the Commission as it plans for major bridge replacements and reconstructions in partnership with the County in the years ahead,” stated Freeholder Will Morey, liaison to the Bridge Commission and who recommended Halliday for the appointment.
The Cape May County Bridge Commission was formed in 1934 by the freeholders to construct coastal highway bridges that connect the barrier islands.
The commission owns and operates five toll bridges along Ocean Drive from Cape May to Ocean City.
“Cape May County’s bridge system is without question a key part of our regional economy and quality of life. The integrity of these bridges and their reliability is a major component of the infrastructure that supports our county” added Halliday.
The freeholders appointed Halliday to the Bridge Commission for a three-year term May 28.