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Township gets third mayor since August from court decision

October 2, 2018

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey township has named a new interim mayor, its third mayor since August when the official mayor died in office.

Adam Salberg became the official interim mayor of Rockaway Township on Monday through a court decision. The North Jersey Record reports the judge ruled a Sept. 14 meeting appointing Paul Minenna as interim mayor was “illegal” because it violated the state’s Open Public Meetings Act for failing to properly notify the public 48 hours in advance.

Township Council President Jeremy Jedynak lambasted the decision, saying the council will evaluate further legal actions and continue to govern.

Salberg says he will keep things stable until the township transitions to an elected mayor in November. Minenna did not respond to a request for comment.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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