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Galloway Township to Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Litigation Related to Lisa Tilton

The special meeting takes place prior to Tuesday night's regular meeting.

Galloway Township Council will convene for a special meeting Tuesday night, March 12, at 5 p.m. to "discuss any pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation in which the public body is or may become a party," according to a notice published on the township's website.

The matter to be discussed is "Lisa Tilton vs. Galloway Township, et al ATL-L-331-12/CPM-L-380-12, specifically attorney-client privelege, according to the notice. Action may be taken.

The notice was posted on Friday, March 8, two days after former Galloway Township News publisher Harry Scheeler wrote an email to current and former members of council, Township Solcitor Michael Fitzgerald, Township Manager Arch Liston, Police Chief Patrick Moran, former Solicitor Michael Blee, Township Clerk Thalia C. Kay and Galloway Patch Local Editor Anthony Bellano, claiming that former clerk Lisa Tilton was involved in the publication of the website since it launched.

Scheeler said she wrote stories for the site, that employees were informing Tilton as to the step-by-step process of the township's handling of the lawsuit, and that the website was instrumental in the township settling its lawsuit for as opposed to $50,000.

In her Tilton accused former manager Steve Bonanni of sexual harassment and Bonanni and former Councilman Dennis Kleiner of conspiring to have her removed from her position after 10 years being employed with the township.

The website launched in the fall of 2011, and Scheeler officially sold it to Tilton earlier this year.

Tuesday night's special meeting takes place prior to council's regularly scheduled meeting. The full text of the agenda for that meeting, as listed on the township's website, can be found below:

TOWNSHIP OF GALLOWAY COUNCIL AGENDA- March 12, 2013, 6:30pm
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
2. Open Public Meeting Announcement
On January 8, 2013 notice of the meeting was mailed to the Mainland Journal, the Press & the Current & duly posted in Council Chambers and township website.
3. Moment of Silence
4. Flag Salute
5. Approval of Minutes
A. Regular Minutes – February 26, 2013
B. Closed Session as to content only – February 26, 2013
6. Presentation
None
7. Proclamation
None
8. Work Session
None
9. Council Committee Reports
10. Ordinances for Introduction (First Reading)
1864-13 Municipal Budget Appropriation Limit and Establish a Cap Bank
11. Ordinances for Public Hearing (Second Reading)
1863-13 Amend Section 5-4 of the Galloway Township Code
12. Resolutions
98-13 Payment of Bills in the amt of $4,835,378.94
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
100-13 Cancellation of tax certificate 12-00568
101-13 Cancellation of tax certificate 12-00630
102-13 Refund of Taxes due to overpayments
13. Public Hearing and Discussion
A. Raffle License/The AMI Foundation Inc - Raffle
B. Raffle License/The AMI Foundation Inc – 50/50
C. Raffle License/The AMI Foundation Inc – Chinese Auction
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
1863-13 Amend Section 5-4 of the Galloway Township Code
This Ord amends Sect 5-4 to add paragraph regarding appt of Twp Auditor.
1864-13 Municipal Budget Appropriation Limit and Establish a Cap Bank
This Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to Establish a Cap Bank.
100-13 Cancellation of tax certificate 12-00568
This Resolution is authorizing the cancellation of tax sale certificate 12-00568 for Block 978.10, Lot 1
(129 Iroquois Drive)
101-13 Cancellation of tax certificate 12-00630
This Resolution is authorizing the cancellation of tax sale certificate 12-00630 for Block 988.10, Lot 15.01 (123 Liberty Court)
102-13 Refund of Taxes due to overpayments
This Resolution is authorizing the refund of taxes due to overpayments

Keep Galloway Green March 11, 2013 at 01:07 PM
If Tilton lied to the Judge...I think that reopens the entire case. Scheeler may testify against Tilton for any criminal charges & maybe get himself off the hook. But he may get sued as well for going along with this whole bizzare mess. I still think Hartman lurks in the shadows...with his $$$. Remember Tilton & Hartman both made their exit from Galloway in Oct 2011...under not so ideal circumstances. If Galloway has a case against Tilton/Scheeler.....I say go for it! Instead of always paying out $$$.....Galloway should recoup $$$$.
Samantha Siang March 11, 2013 at 06:21 PM
So why isn't Galloway government requesting the Atlantic County's prosecutor's office to investigate this bizzare scam for what you would think should result in some sort of criminal charges against a number of people on conspiracy and other charges?
Keep Galloway Green March 11, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Maybe they are.
Donna Ann Thomas March 12, 2013 at 08:28 PM
I sure hope so!
Keep Galloway Green March 13, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Notice how Harry deleted his comment. Gee I wonder if that out of town Nit Wit is in trouble?....lol

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