BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is planning a discussion Thursday on a veto from Mayor Dan Hayes regarding an approved ordinance on establishing a volunteer town historian and a six-member historic preservation committee.
The ordinance was passed by a vote of 3-2 Oct. 1, but, on Oct. 5, Hayes vetoed the ordinance.
The council, according to councilman Filipe Pedroso is expected to discuss and consider overriding the veto at the meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, on Commons Way.
The ordinance creates the group to preserve the town's history, with those participating serving as volunteers to preserve photographs, documents and other materials from Bridgewater over the years. The purpose of the group is to collect and store historical artifacts from the town, as well as old municipal minute books and more.
The proposed township historian would serve as the focal point for the group to organize the preservation.
Council president Christine Henderson Rose and councilman Allen Kurdyla were the lone votes against the ordinance.