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.

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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.