first_imgNorth Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swears in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz) ×North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swears in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz) GUTTENBERG – The town of Guttenberg has a new mayor as of Tuesday, Jan. 2. Wayne Zitt was sworn in for a four-year term, succeeding retiring Mayor Gerald Drasheff. State Sen. and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco had the honor of swearing in Zitt to his new position, and took the opportunity to recall Zitt’s career as a former North Bergen student and high school athlete.Mayor Zitt pledged to build a new park on the west side of town, to improve senior services, and to bring a branch of the North Bergen library into the Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg. center_img In front of a standing-room-only auditorium in Anna L. Klein School, three council members were also sworn into office: Richard Delafuente by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Monica Fundora by Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, and John Habermann by County Clerk Junior Maldonado.Outgoing Mayor Drasheff was also thanked and honored by numerous speakers for his years of service to the town of Guttenberg and the surrounding municipalities.Among the many distinguished guests in attendance were Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, North Bergen Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, Sheriff Frank Schillari, Freeholders Anthony Vanieri and Caridad Rodriguez, and countless officials and administrators from throughout North Hudson.The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Olivia Habermann and the National Anthem was sung by Angela Marie Cirillo, with an invocation by Father Carlo Fortunio of Holy Redeemer Parish.last_img read more