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Mayor & Committee Members

History and Organization of the Dennis Township Committee

The Township of Dennis was established in 1826. The Township operates under the Township Committee form of government with five members, one of its members serving as Mayor, pursuant to New Jersey State Statutes. All committee members serve in a part-time capacity and receive an annual salary.

Pursuant to New Jersey Law, the committee has the authority to adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or resolution for any purpose required for the government; reviewing, revising and adopting the annual budget; make appropriations, levying taxes, authorizing bond issues; providing for the internal structure of the local government; providing by ordinance for the creation and abolition of jobs; fixing salaries; establishing municipal policy and adopting an Administrative Code. Committee also has the authority to initiate hearings for the purpose of gathering information for ordinance making, public situations or issues, as well as, supervising the spending of appropriations.

Statutes governing the Township form of government can be found in N.J.S. 40A:63-1 et seq.


Dennis Township Mayor
Zeth Matalucci
Mayor Zeth A. Matalucci - 12/2019
905 Route 47
South Dennis, NJ 08245
Cell: (609) 602-3927

Administration, Emergency Management, Public Safety, 911 Coordinator/Fire & Rescue, Senior Center,
Revenue & Finance, Code Enforcement and Public Works.


Dennis Township Deputy Mayor
Julie Fry DeRose
Deputy Mayor Julie Fry-DeRose - 12/2018
2681 Route 9
Ocean View, NJ 08230
Cell: (609) 425-9672

Administration, Municipal Court, Board of Health,
Tax Offices, Clean Communities, Grants and Cultural & Heritage.


Dennis Township Committeeman
Committeeman Nicolas Elisano - 12/2019

Recreation, Municipal Alliance, Tax Offices, School Liason,
Senior Center, Revenue & Finance and Municipal Court.


Dennis Township Committeeman
Van Artsdalen
Committeeman Thomas Van Artsdalen - 12/31/2020
452 Head of the River Road
Belleplain, NJ 08270
Phone: (609) 780-2343

Construction, Code Enforcement, Recreation, Environmental Commission,
Clean Communities, Grants and Cultural & Heritage.


Dennis Township Committeeman
Scott Turner
Committeeman Scott J. Turner - 12/31/2020
16 Dorothy Lane
Ocean View, NJ 08230
Phone: (609) 459-0293

Public Works, Environmental Commission, Revenus & Finance,
Museum & Historical Center, Land Use Board and Tax Offices.


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