GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough Council is meeting this evening to appoint a council person to replace Bill Leonard who resigned from his post because he was moving out of Glen Rock.
Tonight, July 8, is a special meeting called because of the need to fill the seat and discuss several pressing items on the agenda. Of the five-member council, two were absent at the last meeting on June 26 due to illness: Kristine Morieko and Arati Kreibich.
Leonard is a republican, therefore, by law, his seat will be filled by a republican. The fall republican ticket for mayor and council are all being considered for the seat: Sanjiv Ohri, currently on the Glen Rock Board of Education, Michelle Torpey and Eric Schlett.
At year’s end there will be two open council seats in addition to the mayor’s post. Democrat Mayor Bruce Packer is not running for re-election after completing one full term. Council President Kristine Morieko, a democrat, announced she is running for mayor, while Rob Dill and Teresa Gilbreath are running for council on the democratic slate.
Republican councilman Mike O’Hagan is not running for re-election.
Leonard was the youngest Councilman to serve Glen Rock since he was elected in 2016.