Friday, June 17, 2011
The township clerk has been absent from work without explanation. Her absence comes as the township's chief financial officer is leaving.
There’s an air of mystery hanging over the Galloway Township municipal building. Galloway Township Clerk Lisa Tilton didn’t report for work Wednesday or Thursday following her absence from Tuesday night’s township council meeting. Tilton, who has been employed with the township since 2001, had never missed a meeting before this week. Officials from the township have yet to discuss the reasons for her absence, but Deputy Mayor Don Purdy said on Thursday afternoon he expects to be able to discuss the situation in the near future, which he said may be sometime in the next week. Deputy Clerk Carol Hackney has been serving as township clerk in Tilton’s absence. She is sharing the duties with Karen Bacon. On Tuesday night, she was granted the …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The mayor and deputy mayor described the situation as a personnel matter. Lisa Tilton had no comment.
Galloway Township Clerk Lisa Tilton wasn't in attendance at Tuesday night's meetng. Deputy Clerk Carol Hackney served in her position, and council passed a resolution allowing for Hackney to"sign all checks issued from the Municipal Clerk's Account in the absence of the Municipal Clerk." Tilton had no comment as to her reason for missing the meeting. Following the meeting, Deputy Mayor Don Purdy said he couldn't comment on her absence, describing it as a "personnel issue." Tilton has been employed by the township since October 2001, and had never missed a meeting until Tuesday night. When asked about Tilton's status as an employee with the township, Mayor Keith Hartman only reiterated, "It's a personnel issue."
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Don Purdy was admitted to Jefferson Hospital this week. He was in good condition late Wednesday night.
Galloway Patch has learned Deputy Mayor Don Purdy checked into a hospital for the second week in a row, this time to Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. According to a representative from the hospital, he was in "good" condition as of late Wednesday night. Purdy checked into AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus last week with chest pains, but was promptly released.