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Minutes: January 17, 2014*

Township Council Special Meeting

The Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was convened at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014, in the Vernon Municipal Center, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey.

Statement of Compliance

Adequate notice of this meeting had been provided to the public and was posted in the Municipal Building and on the website on January 14, 2014, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-7.

Salute to the Flag

Council President Lynch led the assemblage in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call of Members

Present were Council Members Daniel Kadish, Jean Murphy, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, and Council President Brian Lynch.

Public Comments

Council President Lynch asked for a motion to open the meeting for public comments:
Motion: Dick Wetzel
Second: Patrick Rizzuto
All members present were in favor.

No one wished to speak at this time.

Closed to Public Comments

Council President Lynch asked for a motion to close the public comment portion of the meeting.
Motion: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto
All members present were in favor.

Executive Session

Council President Lynch asked the Clerk to read the Resolution for Executive Session.

Resolution to Go into Executive Session

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 permits the exclusion of the public in certain circumstances; and

WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matter.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is:

Personnel—Municipal Clerk position interviews
a. Mark Zschack
b. Robin Kline
c. Eileen DeFabiis

3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

The Council President asked for a motion to go into executive session:
Motion: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto
All were in favor.
Time: 6:02 p.m.

Return to Open Session

Council President Lynch asked for a motion to return to open session:
Motion: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Daniel Kadish
All were in favor.
Time: 7:48 p.m.

Council had a discussion on scheduling an additional interview.

It was decided to hold an executive session to interview a candidate for the Municipal Clerk’s position on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 6:00pm prior to the budget work session, with no official action being taken during the executive session.

Adjournment

There being no further items of business to be conducted at this special meeting, a motion for adjournment was made by Council Member Patrick Rizzuto. Motion seconded by Council Member Dick Wetzel, with all members voting in favor.

The Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Andrea Bates, Deputy Municipal Clerk
for Susan S. Nelson, Municipal Clerk

Minutes approved: March 24, 2014