August 17, 2022

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New administrator comes with deep native roots

WAYNE — Christopher Tietjen went the gap to be the township’s new administrator.

Instantly after jobs in 3 distinct counties, he said he’s now within the supreme place — and never even 2 miles from during which his good-grandparents place down roots for his or her distinguished dairy farm. He’s a descendent of the Van Peenen clan, whose former milk-delivery enterprise was a pillar of the neighborhood economic system for 83 a few years.

This can be a “whole-services municipality,” he reported. “It’s actually simply considered one of these communities that I wished to be a piece of.”

Tietjen, 31, was most a short time in the past the administrator for Hillsdale, a Bergen County borough with a populace of 10,143 — lower than a person-fifth the measurement of Wayne.

“It was time to motion up right into a extra substantial place with far more alternate options for certified development,” mentioned Tietjen, who was lifted in Clifton and lives in Nutley along with his partner, Erin, and their 4-12 months-old son.