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Brick Council Appoints New BTMUA Commissioners

Commissioner, alternate commissioner appointed to MUA board

Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee
The Brick Township council on Tuesday night appointed a new regular commissioner to the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority and one alternate commissioner.

The vacancy on the board came after board member Joseph Veni resigned following a scandal involving alleged explicit e-mails sent from county-owned computers.

James Bayard, who was already an alternate commissioner, will become a regular commissioner, Council President Susan Lydecker announced before a vote on the appointment.

Stacey Olsen will take over Bayard's spot.

Bayard's term will last through Jan. 31, 2015, while Olsen's will last through Jan. 31, 2019.

Though both of the appointees could be eligible for taxpayer-funded health benefits, neither of them will take the package.

"Absolutely not," Lydecker said, when questioned by a resident on the matter. "That is one of the stipulations that this council ran on."

Lydecker did not know if either appointee would take a stipend to which commissioners are entitled.
Chief Wahoo June 11, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Reality. That is the public takers new Bait n Switch MO. Oh I'm not taking health benefits. When 3 minutes of googling you find out they are a retired public taker or their spouse is. Liars. Greedy pigs
Jo Amesco June 11, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Reality - Yes, your right...!! Wow that is a SLAP IN THE FACE - !!! Can we say -Doubble Dip Demos.? Hey, some of the repubs are no angels either -and not all dems.. but come on guys.. they should have brought on 2 assistant commissioners. This story will get HOT -tomorrow. .. look out .. another scandal in the making.. !!!
Jo Amesco June 11, 2014 at 10:08 PM
There's are some good in both party's. . They should have those good ones work together and avoid this drama.. they should of had Brando in charge or someone close to it.
Brandy the Dog June 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Disband all MUA's! Disband all Municipal Governments! Thirty School districts sounds about right. End HOME RULE! It's probably too late, but it's the only hope.
jasperpointpl June 12, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Wait, It had been over 4 years since anyone newly elected to any authority in NJ is allowed to get health benefits. Criste put an end to that 4 years ago. So what is the big deal, they cannot get benefits even if they wanted.

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