Lambertville has been my home since 1990. While I did not grow up and attend school in Lambertville, my great grandparents emigrated to Lambertville from Italy in 1912. I am a lifelong resident of Hunterdon County and graduated from Delaware Valley Regional High School in 1981. My husband, Robert Warner, is a lifelong resident of Lambertville. Together we have three children – Julianne (23), Rhett (17) and Meagan (12). For the past twenty-five years I have worked in the healthcare industry. Currently, with my business partner James Pacelli, I own and operate a medical billing and consulting firm located in Flemington. Since April 2002, I have served on the Lambertville Public School Board of Education. Most recently I served as Vice President and Chair of the Finance Committee.

“It is my hope that I can serve the people of Lambertville as fairly and effectively as I have tried to serve the educational needs of the children of Lambertville these past eight years.”
Recognizing shared services as an effective way of controlling costs and keeping taxes stable, Lambertville is one of the leaders, among New Jersey municipalities, in pursuing and realizing shared service agreements with neighboring communities and other government entities. For example, the City enlisted neighboring communities such as West Amwell, area public schools and the Lambertville Sewerage Authority in the successful South Hunterdon Regional Energy Cooperative (SHREC), that continues to produce savings in energy costs and curb greenhouse gases, through implementing energy efficiencies and using solar power.  Similarly, Lambertville has saved money on the costs of its Construction Office through a shared services agreement with Frenchtown. Generally speaking, shared service agreements produce savings because economies of scale are realized.

With nearly 17 years of service to the City as Councilman, Steve currently serves as City Council President. His priority is growing the economic vitality of the City while preserving its rich history and the quality of life we all enjoy.

Steve has deep roots in Lambertville. An avid collector of pop culture items and classic toys, he opened his first store in Lambertville in 1986 named “Boomerbilia”. The business grew to become the largest collectible emporium in the northeast, The 5 & Dime.

Steve has served on the Lambertville Zoning Board of Adjustment and currently serves on the Planning Board for the City of Lambertville. He is also a founding member of the Lambertville Historic Preservation Commission and a past President of the Lambertville Area Chamber of Commerce. Steve also chaired the Chamber’s Annual Shad Festival. Under his seventeen-year direction, the all-volunteer festival was awarded “Best Event” from the New Jersey Office of Travel & Tourism on three occasions. During that period, the Shad Festival Poster Auction raised over $300,000 for art scholarships to graduating high school students who were focusing on the Arts.

Steve left the Chamber 2003 and went on to work for the State of New Jersey’s Office of Travel & Tourism where he last served as Deputy Director. Currently Steve serves as Marketing Manager for the New Jersey Business Action Center promoting business retention, attraction and expansion in the Garden State.

In addition, Steve recently celebrated 20 years in the real estate business holding licenses in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He currently hangs his shingle as salesperson at Lambertville’s River Valley Realty.

Beth Asaro is currently serving her third term as a Councilwoman of the City of Lambertville. As a 30 year employee of AT&T she is currently a Sales Director for Small Business Sales. Prior to her election to City Council; she served on the Lambertville Board of Education. Her special interests include; ensuring the success of the newly formed Lambertville Human Rights Council and the city's green energy components, including single stream recycling and the recycling of household waste. Beth, her partner Joanne and daughter Kate reside in Lambertville.

Lambertville faces dual threats from floods — localized flash floods caused by heavy rains, and the rising of the Delaware River due to higher water volumes generated upriver. High water velocities, clogging of storm drains, stream bank erosion, and even stream bank failure have all been by-products of flooding. Flooding also can occur when heavy rainfalls collect on the hills and rush into our neighborhoods, as was most recently evidenced during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Lambertville is vulnerable to direct flooding from the rising on the Delaware River and back-flooding local tributaries. Major floods on the Delaware River impacting Lambertville occurred historically in October 1903, March 1936, and August 1955 (record flood), and then most recently in September 2004, April 2005, and June 2006. Heavy rains feeding into the Alexauken, Ely, and Swan creeks can create immediate, localized flash floods.

The City of Lambertville keeps Elevation Certificates on file for some buildings within the floodplain. Contact the Construction Office at (609) 397-0803 or construction@lambertvillenj.org for more information on your local flood hazard.

Floodplain maps and other information regarding local flood hazards and flood protection measures can also be found at the Lambertville Free and Public Library, 6 Lily Street. Ask the librarian for help in determining your location on Google Earth with the National Flood Hazard Layer. 

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