Steve Bonanni had filed his paperwork, and was set to retire on April 11 of this year.
After 32 years with the township, the director of public works was ready to enjoy retirement.
Then, Galloway Townshipof the time, and Bonanni suddenly found himself staying in the township ready to take on a new challenge.
Bonanni was named acting township manager, and was soon named to that position until the end of this year.
On Tuesday night, the council unanimously voted to extend Bonanni's time as manager through Dec. 31, 2012, with no raise in his current salary.
"At the time, I said there's one guy that knows this township inside and out," Deputy Mayor Don Purdy said. "We need someone who's going to jump in and go, not someone it's going to take time to train. It was a real big task."
Thus far, Bonanni has done it to the satisfaction of everyone on council, and now he's got another year and a half to show what he can do.
Retirement is going to have to wait.