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Iannarone Reappointed As Brick Clerk

Brick retains its clerk in 4-3 council vote

Lynnette Iannarone has been reappointed as Brick Township clerk.

Two weeks after a failed attempt by three members of council by appoint former councilwoman Kathy Russell to the position, a majority of council members favored reappointing Iannarone, a 17-year employee of the clerk's office.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," said Councilman Dan Toth. "In seven and a half years, I have never received one complaint about the municipal clerk's office at all. The only thing I've ever heard from residents … were commendations."

Republicans accused three Democrats on the council of playing politics with the position by favoring Russell, a fellow Democrat, for the position over Iannarone.

The same three council members who supported Russell's appointment at the May 7 meeting – John Ducey, Susan Lydecker and Jim Fozman – voted against appointing Iannarone on Tuesday, saying they would rather appoint someone who would make less money.

Iannarone made $105,184 in 2012, records show.

But Council President Bob Moore, a Democrat, broke party ranks to support Iannarone. The council's three Republicans, Dan Toth, Joseph Sangiovanni and Domenick Brando, also voted in favor of appointing Iannarone.

The 4-3 vote led to a round of loud cheers from the audience who came to the meeting.

Democrats Concerned Over Tenure Issue

Now that Iannarone has been reappointed to her position for another three year term, she will gain tenure in the position as clerk, meaning she would have to be dismissed for cause rather than the mere preference of a future township council.

"This is a guaranteed position for life if it's voted in," warned Fozman, before the vote.

"When you do the math, ten more years of employment, that's a million dollars," said Ducey, suggesting a new clerk be hired for a lower salary than Iannarone's. "I feel personally obligated to protect the taxpayers of Brick with the one thing I have control over."

The council, under Brick's form of government, is empowered to appoint a clerk when there are no tenure issues involved.

But Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis had his own suggestion for saving money: eliminating salaries and health benefits for council members, which he said can cost $175,000 per year.

"Instead of saving the million dollars on Lynnette's salary over the next 10 years, you can save $1.7 million over the next 10 years," said Acropolis.

Ducey shot back that Acropolis had "threatened" township employees with layoffs in past township budgets, implying that it was hypocritical for the mayor to defend Iannarone's position.

Iannarone's current term as clerk ends June 30 and her new term will begin the following day.

BrickUnitedHAA May 23, 2013 at 05:54 PM
@Facevalue - you're saying someone else has no class? And what do you have? Whatever it is class is not it.
BrickUnitedHAA May 23, 2013 at 05:58 PM
No, I think the part that is missing is you must do a good job in order to keep the job. OMG, 7 or 13 years before she retires. She's already put in 17. You make it seem like she's going to work another 100 years.
Facevalue May 23, 2013 at 06:24 PM
The most important missing link is the ties the players have to the Ice Hocky Rink. Hint - Coach
FaceValue May 23, 2013 at 08:05 PM
True heard that around town on Fozman.
TJ May 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
@BrickUnitedHAA I'm not bitter at all. I have a really good paying job just not one at the taxpayers expense. What are you related to her too? And another fake person HIDING behind a fake name WOW ! The only people I'm against are taxpayer suckers and people who don't have the #alls to put their REAL names on this site.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Terry you sound very angry, whats the matter you dont like your JOB. By the way Terry I too hold certifications, woopi do... The difference is that I make alot of money with mine, more then the clerk, so that means more then you. So who is the dumb a**.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Why would someone put their real name on here. So a wacko like you would show up at their door. So do tell about your really good paying job, im curious to see who would employ you.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 02:16 PM
So what your saying Terry is we should pay all of our government workers low salaries. Maybe we should just get the illegal immigrants to work in government and pay them $7 hour. Your a flapper Terry, you are not the boss of anyone and Terry is not your real name. If you were so great and could do eveything like you say I would hope you would be making more than the clerk, the way you flap about how great you are Im guessing your a brain surgeon.
nan May 24, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Sal, we can never return to non-partisan until there is election REFORM. Set a limit any candidate can spend on campaigning so that All are truly equal. Ensure open and fair debates in which time is set for the public to question candidates. And much more. We have the same problem in State politic and the Federal gov. That boat has sailed and the Accelerator(?) is speeding down the tracks we are standing on.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Theres not one police officer (patrolman) in this area who has 17 years on job making less than $105,000. The clerk is a department head , so lets say the rank of captain, a captain in this makes $ 150,000 plus, thats not including bennys.
Facevalue May 24, 2013 at 02:41 PM
The key is the same people have children and grandchildren who are part and parcel to the continuing of the ice hockey rink. The link is their coach is the Mayor's father n law. Now think of who was just re-hired at the council meeting and which Democrat broke ranks to vote for her. Do some serious thinking. His wife was hired by the Mayor and his and the Clerks son's play hockey along with the Mayor's granchildren.
Facevalue May 24, 2013 at 02:45 PM
A clerk who's husband is a Police Officer should have absolutely zero dealings with the harboring of police department records. That in itself is ethically and morally wrong and could be considered self dealing.
TJ May 24, 2013 at 02:58 PM
@Earnest.B Wow it sounds like I struck a nerve oh I forgot that's what your do when your playing with yourself!! Your just a little man hiding behind your bathroom doors. Nobody would hire you because you need two hands to do a job and we all now know what you do with your other hand. You must be a government worker because you all think the same. If I were a brain surgeon I couldn't operate on you cause your brain is in your pants or most of the time out of your pants. And a flapper what were you born in the roaring twenties? You like that word flapper isn't that what you do to yourself in the bathroom. I just love people like you little men with little brains. And I love hitting a sore spot. It took you two post to get out what you wanted to say boy you do that a lot. Lose you train of thought a lot. I guess no need for a brain surgeon for you ever.
knarfie May 24, 2013 at 03:19 PM
I saw the May 21 council meeting on TV. If you are fond of Acropolis or not, when he gets into a war of words with the "other" people, it is as if they are firing unloaded weapons. He has the "lawyer" blinking and fidgeting trying to respond with absurd answers about "saving" money. The others remain mute.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Wow, vera solved the conspiracy, its those evil hockey people taking over the world. Being dumb should be a crime , vera you would be locked up for LIFE, then you wouldnt be around to see the clerk work forever. Didnt you post the clerks duties, I missed the one that said she was in charge of police records. The police department is in charge of ALL police records and reports, and unless she is the chief of police she has nothing to do with the records. God help Brick
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Wow you described me perfectly, I am sorry I cant argue with you but I have to go to work now, I will be leaving in my 2012 mercedes that runs around 135,000 , so keep me laughing and have fun working for peanuts. And no i dont work for the government. its called self employed..
Anna Mel May 24, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Facevalue: Thousands if people in the town have children and hundreds if them play sports. You are grasping at straws at this point with trying to show some sort of conspiracy. They are just kids playing a sport they love, they can't control who are their coaches. I'm sure we can link dozens of people in town hall to democrats too and how they got their jobs. Stop using children and people's personal lives to create some made up drama. These are peoples lives and you're just creating childish rumors. Grow up. That is very low and pathetic. AND: The clerk does NOT maintain the Police Department records. If you know so much, you SHOULD know that there is an entire office in town hall called Police Records. They have their own staff and everything.
Facevalue May 24, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I saw the same meeting on TV and I am sure it was the same you saw. I saw Morre fidgeting and squirming in his seat. I heard the Councilwoman attempt to come back at a Mayor who was screaming at the top of his lungs. That Councilwoman was gaveled by Moore who had no control over the meeting because he is a 3rd grade poet beholding to a Mayor who hired his wife to work for the municipality. The lawyer shot back at the Mayor with facts, something the Mayor is unable to comprehend.
Facevalue May 24, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Thousands of people in the town with their spouse's and children do not socialize with the the clerk and hers. He made sure she got her 3 years in as clerk. Yeah many people saw that wink and smile he gave her. Inform yourself, 22) Provide assistance with events such as police department auctions of abandoned automobiles. (interesting ethics thang going on there)
TJ May 24, 2013 at 04:16 PM
EarnestB. I knew I had you peg right. Took a little while to get back to you I had emergency surgery on another small minded man had to take his head out of his @ss. Since we don't know your real name maybe it was you and your really not on your way to work. Oh by the way this is my real name some people are not afraid to post real name. Find me if you can. We know you CANT"T expose your name because everybody in town will really know who you are and that will cause lot's of trouble for you. Self employed you don't want to lose business if we find out who you are. And what a surprise we have the same exact car. Looks like we do have something in common. Have to run back to surgery!!
Anna Mel May 24, 2013 at 04:33 PM
you're off your hinges. Go take a Prozac
Sal Petoia May 24, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Nan: Nice to see you posting again. But don't say that we can never go back to non-partisan government. That's a defeatist attitude! We can do it any time the people REALLY want to do it. First by voting for council people who will fight to put the question on the ballot; or by petitioning to put it on the ballot... just like the Ice Palace purchase. I favor changing Brick's charter to non-partisan; with five wards, one council person from each ward and two at large; and, I would like to see us try for term limits. I don't think this have ever been done at the local level, but my understanding of the Optional Municipal Charter Law is that we can petition the Legislature for special variations to the charter. I suspect that the voters are getting fed up enough that many will be willing to work for a change! How about it people?
Anna Mel May 24, 2013 at 05:03 PM
I'm lost..... Which conspiracy are you referring to now? I don't really know any former cops, especially involving roids. Never mind, i can't keep up. I don't think anyone cares which lie you are creating now. Subject has been beaten to death. Lets all move on. There are many more important things in town to be worry over, like the dozens of people that still don't have their homes back because of Sandy.
Red May 24, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Wow. With people like Facevalue its amazing that people want any jobs. Your attacks on this woman are pretty nauseating. But you seem so hellbent on getting the job to the former Councilwoman. Please explain how her appointment wouldn't be as offensive as reappointing the current clerk? Can you answer that? Or is all of this dragging through the mud because you are suffering from a serious case of butthurt?
Alaina May 24, 2013 at 08:29 PM
@Terry Adams..I hope you really aren't using your real name. The contents of your comments are vulgar, demeaning, slanderous, etc. There is such a thing called "Cyber Bullying", clearly with your education and certifications you are aware of it as well as the legal ramifications. And before you ask, the answer is no, I am not friends with the Township Clerk, no I do not work at Town Hall, no I am not related to anyone who does and yes this is my real name and no I will not share my last name. I do have a question for you...What's with your fascination with male masturbation?
TJ May 24, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Alaina,first of all this is between me and Earnie Boy and your a little late in what's going on and second it seems to be going right over your head and you missed the whole point. But Earnie got it so he's the only one who matters because I'm talking to him not to you we have a understanding going on here. I guess this is the first time you ever read anything on the patch because if you think I'm vulgar you have never seen the attacks on this person called Vera. I'm mild compared to a lot of the stuff I have read so if it's seems to be to much for you then you need to stay off or you'll wind up going to Hell. Third you don't know anything about me, not my job, life, where I live, whether I believe in God or if I a male or female nothing. And If you think this is bullying you don't know crap what goes on in this site. So if this is to much for you stay off and don't read my post.
Mary Grace May 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Terry Adams your right ! Most of the stuff I read on here is so much worst then what you wrote and to me it seemed like it was between just you and that other guy. And you and him said your piece and when on with your life no harm no fowl. Most of us use this site to vent out all our frustrations going on in this town and all over. The things I have read about the Mayor, council members and other people would have made her hair stand straight up or frizz out maybe even fall out. We all know it doesn't matter whether we really use our real names or are using a sir name or making the whole thing up we all go into this site with our minds and eyes open. So if it is too much for some people then your right they should not be reading this patch site. Maybe they should just stick to the bible. Personally I like to read the back and forth banter that goes on, otherwise this would be a very boring and dull website.
Smartypants May 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Is that the best you can do vera.. Police auctions... The only involvement the clerk has is issuing of the permit and license to run auction. And FYI township employees are forbidden from buying auctioned stuff. Maybe someday ill post my conspiracy theory.. mine is good.
Alaina May 24, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Terry I never said it was too much for me, perhaps you should reread my comment maybe you will understand it better. Guess I struck a nerve with you too, I pity the thought. You're right I don't know you nor do I wish to. This is far from my first time on the patch and it won't be the last. Looking forward to seeing you again soon unless if course I'm in hell so for that I say God bless.
TJ May 25, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Alaina nobody ever strikes a nerve with me. I live for this kind of stuff. It helps me relax. And yes I read your post again and it sounded like you couldn't handle my comments. You complained how vulgar it was. But if you can handle it then go for it. I can walk and talk with the best of them! And you WILL be hearing a lot more from me even if it's to vulgar, demeaning and what you called slanderous. So let's have some fun. Just like Mary Grace said, without these kind of comments this site would be pretty boring and dull. If your in hell say Hi to the devil for me.

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