HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – James R. Herrman, the Director of Community Development for Howell Township resigned on September 6th, but nobody in town has heard from him since February of this year. Today, Herrman’s disappearance was confirmed by the Asbury Park Press. Residents have been questioning where the township employee who earns $173,000 has been since the winter. Township Business Administrator Brian Geoghegan declined to comment about Herrman’s absence from town hall and from township meetings since February. Howell officials won’t disclose why Herrman was paid for so long during his absence.
Geoghegan made news this summer being the target of a workplace age discrimination lawsuit. See more below about that case. Geoghegan retired from the Jackson Township Police Department and has served as a businesses administrator in three towns since his retirement. This year, Geoghegan sold flailing Lampost Inn restaurant which he owned in Bayville.