The Borough of Neptune City Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. to reverse a major snafu by the new Democrat controlled council.
Neptune City Democrats got off to an inauspicious start when they took control of the borough’s governing body for the first time in four decades on New Year’s Day.
Senator Vin Gopal issued the Oath of Office to new Councilman David Calhoun and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling witnessed Councilwoman Pamela Renee oath to perform the Office of Council President to the best of her ability. The Democrats then effectively shutdown Neptune City’s government by voting not to pay the borough’s bills, including payroll.
In a partisan 4-2 vote and over the expressed warning of Republican Councilman Andrew Wardell, Renee, Calhoun, Councilwoman Michelle Lewis and Councilman Glen Kocis voted down Resolution 2019-17.Neptune City Resolution Doc Jan 1_2018 Email
The Democrats conducted their Reorganization meeting without the benefit of a Borough Administrator or Borough Attorney.
Following the meeting, Borough Clerk Tammy Brown issued a memo to Neptune City employees informing them that the Council voted to table the payment of bills resolution and that payroll would not be able to be processed for January 15, 2019. “Please plan accordingly. We truly apologize for the inconvenience caused,” Brown’s memo concluded.Neptune City memo 010119