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Final Appointments to be Made During Tonight's Council Meeting

The new invocation policy will also be discussed, as will accumulated vacation and sick time for managerial employees.

Galloway Township Council will approve final reorganization appointments when it convenes tonight, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the municipal complex.

According to the township's website, council will approve final appointments for the volunteer fire departments. At the Jan. 2 reorganization meeting, Tim McKenna was sworn in as the new fire chief. The township gave the individual departments a month to make their final appointments.

Council will also approve final appointments for the Go Green Galloway Task Force for Sustainability.

Council will also discuss the proposal for the township's new invocation policy. At the Jan. 2 meeting, a committee chaired by Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola introduced a new policy in which 35 pre-approved prayers would be read by council members on a rotating basis prior to the beginning of each council meeting. According to Coppola, new prayers can be added to the rotation, as long as they are approved by the township solicitor.

At the Jan. 2 meeting, council approved a resolution that would pay over to departing unionized township employees, but tabled a resolution that would pay out at least $60,000 to managerial employees after new Councilman Jim McElwee raised concerns over the amount. That discussion is scheduled to continue tonight.

As previously reported by Galloway Patch, council will also consider a resolution that would designate the recently closed post office building at the municipal complex as the new home for the Galloway Township Historical Society.

The full agenda is attached to this story as a PDF.

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