On the Agenda: 2017 Jackson Township Council Reorganization Meeting

by Phil Stilton

JACKSON-Few changes will occur at Tuesday night’s township reorganization meeting, the town’s 173rd such meeting.  The township will swear in incumbents Ken Bressi, Barry Calogero and Robert Nixon after the trio won an uncontested election in November.

Some changes are on the agenda, most notably the addition of former Superior Court judge Melanie Donohue Appleby is expected to replace New Jersey legislator James Holzapfel as township’s labor lawyer.

In 2014, Appleby was suspended by the New Jersey Supreme Court over after being found guilty of conduct violations related to her own child custody battle.   Appleby is a former Toms River Township councilwoman.  Appleby reportedly retired from her position as a judge in December, nearly two years shy of the end of her seven year appointment. As a judge, she earned $165,000 annually.

Another move by the township this year is the addition of Carlos Ferreira, esq. as an alternate public defender.

Down the list of professional appointments, the roster for the township remained the same.

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The meeting will take place Tuesday night at 7pm.  Originally, the meeting was scheduled for 7:30pm, but a public notice published on New Year’s Eve changed moved the start time up by 30 minutes.



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