Borough Hall will close at 3pm Friday, May 24th in observance of Memorial Day and reopen Tuesday, May 28th

Frank Sasso is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Shade Tree Commission. He has been working for the Town of Secaucus for the past 29 years and has been a Supervisor for the past 20 Years. He is in charge of maintenance and beautification of all the Parks, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields and Municipal Buildings. Frank has served on the Shade Tree Committee for Secaucus for the past 25 Years and is the Administrator of Tree Conservation for the past 15 years. Frank holds extensive Certifications from Rutgers University in Horticulture along with a Master Gardener’s Degree from there as well. He resides in Rutherford with his wife Lauralyn and his step son Evan and is looking forward to preserving and enhancing Rutherford’s “Borough of Trees”.

Steve Addeo is a life-long resident of Rutherford and has served as Chairperson for the Rutherford Shade Tree Commission. He is a motivated landscape professional dedicated and committed to being a part of keeping the tree canopy of Rutherford healthy and beautiful. He has studied Horticulture at Rutgers University, and has completed numerous certification courses in all aspects of the landscape industry. Steve has been working for the Terre Company of NJ, a wholesale distribution company of trees, plants and landscaping supplies, as a senior staff member for the past 30 years. He consults with Landscape Architects, Garden Designers, Golf Courses, Municipalities, and Landscapers in acquiring proper tree species, planting locations, and designs needed for small and large scale plantings. Steve has conducted annual presentations, seminars and meetings for the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association on various topics related to the industry.

Steve Savitsky has served as Chairperson of the Rutherford Shade Tree Commission from its reformation in 2007 to 2016, having previously served on the Rutherford Historic Preservation Commission and the Rutherford Green Team. He has overseen many of the Committee’s projects, including the Borough Tree conjunction with the NJ Meadowlands Commission’s GIS Dept. He has organized educational and community outreach programs such as the annual Tree Symposium, Labor Day and West End Street Fairs, and educational programs at Lincoln Elementary School. Steve is an illustrator and design professional for over 25 years providing many logos for the Rutherford Green Team.

Greg Goumas is currently the Tree Supervisor for the Rutherford DPW, and has been a member of the Shade Tree Commission since 2011. He has almost 30 years’ experience working in the tree care industry, working 6 years as a tree climber and Groundsman with Tamke Tree Experts in Basking Ridge, NJ. He has also operated a private tree business for 3 years, until an injury forced its closure. In 2003 Greg was hired as a tree climber for the Borough of Rutherford, and after becoming Tree Surgeon, was promoted to tree maintenance Supervisor, a position held for the past 5 years. He’s had his NJ Pesticide License for 20 years, and has been doing landscaping and landscape design for about 18 years. He has attended further education and recertification classes at Rutgers Agriculture COOP, and is currently going to school for a NJ Tree Expert License.

John A. Trosky has been a resident of Rutherford for twenty five years and is a graduate of Jersey City State College and Parsons School of Design with degrees in Advertising Design and Photography. He has served on the Historic Preservation Committee for the past five years and as Chairperson for the last three. He currently serves in the position of Webmaster/Publicist and Secretary. He feels strongly about the role of historic preservation in the Borough and considers the Rutherford tree canopy an integral part of our historic streetscape. Both he and his spouse, a former Director of Membership for the New York Botanical Garden, are avid gardeners and active with Bergen County Audubon and NJ Audubon, achieving the recognition of having a Certified Wildlife Garden. He also was Chairperson of the WWI Centennial Committee and advised on memorial tree plantings at Sunset Park. He has been retired since 2011.