Is Dupont Sayreville’s Borough Attorney Or Isn’t He?

By Art Gallagher

Red Bank Councilman and NJ Turnpike Authority Treasurer Michael Dupont told Red Bank Green that he is still the Borough Attorney in Sayreville and that he’s humbled that he got the appointment.

Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien saysthat Brian Nelson is the Borough Attorney for the duration of the temporary 30 day appointment that O’Brien made on February 14th.  The Sayreville mayor intends to appoint Nelson for the remainder of the year.

O’Brien also said that the reported savings of $115 thousand that Sayreville taxpayers would enjoy due to DuPont’s appointment at $7500 per month, compared to the prior attorney’s $19,000 per month fee is exaggerated because DuPont’s fee does not include the costs of litigation.  Nelson’s bid of $12,500 per month does include litigation.

O’Brien said that DuPont was ineligible to be appointed because his pay to pay paperwork was not submitted on time.  DuPont told RedBankGreen that his paper work was fine and that he personally reviewed it.

MMM has calls into DuPont and Nelson.  More to follow as we pull of the threads of this tangled web.

Posted: February 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Sayreville | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

DuPont Drama In Sayreville

By Art Gallagher

On Monday while the Red Bank Council was discussing whether or not to change their meeting dates to accommodate Councilman Michael DuPont’s $90K part time job as the Borough Attorney of Sayreville, there was real drama in the the Middlesex County town over DuPont’s appointment.

Greater Media’s Suburban newspaper has the story of what happened in Sayreville, including the Mayor and some Council members walking out of their meeting over DuPont’s appointment.

Lots more dots to connect and questions to ask.  Stay tuned.

Posted: February 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Greater Media, Michael Dupont, Red Bank, Sayreville | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »