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Galloway Council Set to Appoint New Council Member Tuesday Night

According to the agenda, an interview is still scheduled to take place.

Galloway Township Council is set to appoint its newest council member when it convenes Tuesday night, July 24, 6:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, according to the agenda posted on the township's website this week. The agenda also lists an interview as scheduled to take place.

Two of the Republican Committee's were interviewed at council's special meeting on July 12. After the interviews with , council was set to appoint a new councilman before Councilman Jim Gorman moved to table the vote until after the third appointee could be interviewed.

The third candidate is Frank Lucarelli, husband for Galloway Township Republican Chair Terry Lucarelli and a former Galloway Planning Board Member. He was unable to appear at the special meeting.

According to Terry Lucarelli and later confirmed by Township Clerk Thalia C. Kay, Frank Lucarelli has submitted his qualifications for council to the township. Mayor Don Purdy said he is prepared to move forward with an interview process with Frank Lucarelli at Tuesday's meeting. The interview will include public participation, just as the interviews with Chester and Mooney did.

The seat became available when announced his resignation on June 25. Whoever council appoints to the seat will hold it through the end of the year.

A special election will be held in November. Whoever is appointed Tuesday night may or may not be the Republican's candidate in that election. The Galloway Democratic Club have already nominated as their candidate.

The winner of the special election will hold the seat until it expires at the end of 2013.

Council also may appoint a new solicitor at Tuesday night's meeting. According to Kay, applicants for the position left open when Gov. Chris Christie appointed Solicitor Michael Blee to a spot on the Superior Court include: Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC; Jasinski, PC; Fitzgerald McGroarty; Thomas Smith; Youngblood, Lafferty & Sampoli, PA; and Cooper Levenson.

The RFPs were opened Thursday morning. Council has also discussed the possibility of using an

Below is the full agenda for Tuesday night's meeting, as posted on the township's website:

TOWNSHIP OF GALLOWAY COUNCIL AGENDA-July 24, 2012, 6:30pm
1. Call to Order/Roll Call

2. Open Public Meeting Announcement
On January 4, 2012, notice of the meeting was mailed to the Mainland Journal, the Press & the Current & duly posted in Council Chambers

3. Moment of Silence

4. Flag Salute

5. Approval of Minutes
None

6. Interview
207-12 Appoint Council Member

7. Proclamation
None

8. Presentation
Galloway Township Business Association from Taste of Galloway to Hope Chest

9. Council Committee Reports

10. Ordinances for Introduction (First Reading)
None

11. Ordinances for Public Hearing (Second Reading)
None

12. Resolutions
202-12 Reimburse Fds to Habitat for Humanity fr the Hsg Trust Fd for Affordable Hsg Units
203-12 Execute Agreement w/HFH for Disbursement of Fds from Affordable Hsg Trust Fd
204-12 Committing funds from the Affordable Hsg Trust Fd to an AH Assistance Program
208-12 Payment of Bills
209-12 Authorize Council to go into Closed Session
211-12 Renewal of Proprietary Software Maint & Support Agreement w/New World Systems
213-12 Committing funds from the Affordable Hsg Trust Fd to est. market to affordable program

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda includes items of business which are not controversial & do not require individual discussion. A Motion approving the Consent Agenda is moved, seconded & voted upon as one item by the Township Council. If
any discussion is requested on a Consent Agenda item, it is removed from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.

Resolutions
210-12 Authorize Use of Mun Complex/Fields for Irish Pub Children’s Foundation Tour de Shore
212-12 Refund Escrow Acct E21-433 in the amt of $750 for Installation of Lateral @ 453-A 8th Ave

13. Interviews/Municipal Solicitor
214-12 Award Professional Contract to Municipal Solicitor

14. Motion
None

15. Manager’s Report

16. Council Comments

17. Public Comment
The Galloway Township Council welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals during regular, as well as, special meetings. However, in order for the Council to conduct the business of the Township
in the most productive manner possible, public comment on specific agenda items, questions comments at the end of regular meetings or during special meetings will be limited to five (5) minutes per person. If you wish to
address the Council, please step up to the microphone at the appropriate time, and state your name.

18. Closed Session

19. Return to Open Session

20. Adjournment

Ordinances & Resolutions STATEMENTS
202-12 Reimburse Fds to Habitat for Humanity fr the Hsg Trust Fd for Affordable Hsg Units
This Resolution reimburses funds to HFH from the Housing Trust Fund, which were included & anticipated in the Twp’s Spending Plan & Fair Share Housing Plan.
203-12 Execute Agreement w/HFH for Disbursement of Fds from Affordable Hsg Trust Fd
This Resolution establishes a Market to Affordable Housing Program in accordance with the rules & regulations of the Council on Affordable Housing.
204-12 Committing funds from the Affordable Hsg Trust Fd to an AH Assistance Program
This Resolution is to commit funds for the Township’s Affordable Housing Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to “low-income” & “very low income” living in deed restricted units.
207-12 Appoint Council Member
This Resolution appoints a Council Member to fill vacancy, due to resignation of Dennis Kleiner, effective June 25, 2012.
210-12 Authorize Use of Mun Complex/Fields for Irish Pub Children’s Foundation Tour de Shore
This Resolution authorizes the use of the GT Mun Complex/Fields for the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation Tour de Shore, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for Delaware Valley based childrenoriented
charitable endeavors.
211-12 Renewal of Proprietary Software Maint & Support Agreement w/New World Systems
This Resolution authorizes the renewal of the existing software support for the PD CAD, Records & Mobile Systems & ensures the systems are operational at all times.
212-12 Refund Escrow Acct E21-433 in the amt of $750 for Lateral Installation @ 453-A 8th Ave
This Resolution authorizes the refund of Escrow to Daniel Boddy, as he did not build the new home & sold the property.
213-13 Committing funds from the Affordable Hsg Trust Fd to est. market to affordable program
This Resolution is to establish a Market to Affordable Housing Program wherein up to ten residential units are purchased at market price and resold or rented as AH units of an average subsidy of $55,000 per unit.
214-12 Award Professional Contract to Municipal Solicitor
This Resolution awards a professional contract to Municipal Solicitor for a 1 yr period, due to the resignation of Michael Blee, Esq, as he was elevated to the NJ Superior Court Bench.

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