Deadline for Rice Notice Public Hearing Request Pushed Back to Tuesday
The hearing for Township Clerk Lisa Tilton will begin Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Complex.
A hearing for Galloway Township Clerk Lisa Tilton will take place at a special session of council Wednesday night at 5 p.m. at the municipal complex.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel issues relating to the position of township clerk.
The announcement for the meeting states it will be held in executive session, and formal action may be taken.
As of Monday afternoon at 4:30, no Rice notice had been filed by Tilton's attorney, David Castellani, the township clerk's office said.
Originally, Monday at 4:30 p.m. was the deadline for the notice to be submitted.
However, Tilton confirmed that she did request a deadline extension to 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Castellani had no comment on the hearing when contacted early Monday afternoon.
Galloway Township Solicitor Michael Blee didn't return a phone call seeking comment Monday afternoon.
The Rice notice allows for a public employee to request the hearing to be public.
At the council meeting held on June 28, Tilton appeared before council and requested a hearing, as well as an investigation into Bonanni's actions leading to her suspension.
Her request was not acknowledged by members of council in public, under the instruction of Township Solicitor Michael Blee, and Bonanni was on vacation at the time of that meeting.
Tilton was suspended on June 10, and Carol Hackney has been acting as township clerk in her absence.
Tilton has been the township clerk since 2008.
Initially, members of council refused to discuss the situation involving the township clerk because it was a "personnel issue."
Tilton later said she was dealing with a "personal matter."