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Fairfield Appoints New OEM Coordinator

At its September 1, 2015 meeting, the Fairfield Township Committee formally installed Treemanisha M. Stewart as the Township’s new Emergency Management Coordinator.  Stewart’s resume, which lists her experience and qualifications, is on-line here.   (Under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) the resume of a successful applicant is a public record.) The Township’s most recent […]

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Fairfield adopts e-mail retention policy.

At last night’s meeting, the Township Committee passed Resolution 139-2015 establishing an e-mail retention policy that I had drafted and sent to Township Solicitor John Carr on August 20, 2015.  In summary, the policy requires the Township Administrator to establish a central GMail address and requires all Township officers and employees to cc all e-mails […]

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Fairfield Committee asked to consider its non-compliance with JIF rules and its outdated Disorderly Conduct code at September 15, 2015 meeting.

August 31, 2015 Linda M. Gonzales, ClerkFairfield Townshipvia e-mail to  [email protected] Dear Ms. Gonzales: During our August 28, 2015 conversation at the municipal building, you described the process for a citizen to follow for having a topic added to an upcoming Committee meeting agenda: The citizen should submit a written request to the Clerk who […]

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Township warns Financial Disclosure non-filers.

My August 18, 2015 article noted that eight members of the Fairfield Township Planning and Zoning Board as well as the Township Engineer had not filed their 2015 Financial Disclosure Statements which were due on April 30, 2015. On August 24, 2015, Township Clerk Linda M. Gonzalez sent all nine officials certified letters advising them […]

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Agenda for Township Committee’s September 1, 2015 Work Session

I’ve placed the September 1, 2015 Fairfield Township Committee Work Session  meeting agenda on-line.

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Fairfield Township 2015 Financial Disclosure filings on-line.

Each local government officer must annually file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS).  The FDS filings are intended to alert the public of the officer’s and the officer’s family’s sources of income and business and real estate interests so that conflicts of interest can be easily identified. For example, a Land Use Board member should not […]

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Fairfield seeks new OEM Coordinator

In her August 14, 2015 response to my Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request, Fairfield Township Clerk Linda M. Gonzales stated that the the Township is presently seeking a new Emergency Management Coordinator after the former Coordinator, Patrick W. Conahey, Sr., was not reappointed to the position when his term expired on June 30, 2015. […]

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Three current lawsuits against Fairfield Township, Cumberland County.

As a public service, I have described and provided links to three lawsuits that are pending against Fairfield Township in Cumberland County. Wayne Byrd v. Joann L. Servais and Fairfield Township, Docket No. CUM-L-539-14. Byrd alleges that after entering into a confidential settlement agreement with Fairfield in 2010, Joann Servais violated the agreement by breaching […]

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Former Fairfield mayor files discrimination suit against another former mayor.

Update: Sharp’s suit settled for $75,000. On March 6, 2015, former Fairfield Township mayor Michael Sharp filed a discrimination suit (Docket No. CUM-L-162-15) against former mayor (now Committee member) Joanne L. Servais, Committee member Michael Morton, former Committee members Don Taylor and Viola Thomas-Hughes and Russell Pierce, Richard Servais and Joseph Servais.  Sharp’s attorney is […]

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Fairfield releases Veight investigation report

In May 2012, I submitted an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to Fairfield regarding an alleged investigation into former Township Administrator Joseph Veight.  In my request I noted that “rumors were swirling” that Veight was being investigated for something.  On May 13, 2012, then Administrator Leo Selb denied my request stating: this matter is […]