Marion Reveals 2012 Budget at SP Council Meeting

Jeffery Briel, formerly a patrolman with the Scotch Plains police department, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Here he is being sworn in to his new rank. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Ted Conley, another Scotch Plains police officer, was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. During his time with the Scotch Plains police, Lieutenant Conley wrote many grants on behalf of the department, including a federal homeland security grant to have cameras installed around the interior of SPFHS. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Deputy Mayor Mary DePaola announces that it's time to hear public comment regarding the proposed stop sign to be erected at the intersection of Fanwood Ave and Madison Ave in the Heather Glenn neighborhood on the far north end of town. Nobody was present to comment, and the resolution to construct the sign was passed. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Frank Festa, resident of Ramapo Lane and member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tea Party committee, engaging in a back-and-forth discussion with Mayor Malool about the adverse effects of the senior housing complex on other residents' sewerage rates. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Julia, a member of St. Bartolomew Girl Scout Troop #40152, reading a speech she prepared, as police Chief Brian Mahoney adjusts the microphone stand for her. Julia and the rest of her troop were honored by a resolution read by Mayor Malool. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Mayor Nancy Malool addresses a comment by resident and Tea Party member Frank Festa, who is concerned with Scotch Plains' new senior housing facility adversely affecting sewerage rates for all the other residents. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Chris Marion, the township manager for Scotch Plains, will be leaving for a better job as the manager of Old Bridge Township down in Middlesex County. April 17th will be his last meeting with Scotch Plains. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
James Schetelich, a student at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and resident of Scotch Plains, is honored by a resolution commeding him for winning a U.S. Figure Skating  gold medal in California. Schetelich began figure skating when he was 5 after watching the 2002 Olympics. Credits: by Tom Fortunato
Karen and David Shack, residents of Homestead Terrace, express their annoyance at the new Brunner drop-off zone. According to the Shacks, they and their neighbors were informed of the new traffic pattern on their street just one day before it went into effect. Credits: by Tom Fortunato


SCOTCH PLAINS—The township’s mayor and council met this Tuesday for a regular business meeting.

The meeting started off with Mayor Nancy Malool honoring Girl Scout Troop #40152, from St. Barts, with a resolution commemorating them for 100 years of existence. The, the Mayor honored SPFHS student James Schetelich for winning a gold medal in the U.S. figure skating competition in California. Schetelich stated that he started figure skating at age 5 after watching the 2002 Olympic games.

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Scotch Plains police Chief Brian Mahoney honored two of his officers, Jeffrey Briel and Ted Conley, who were promoted to the rank of Lietenant and subsequently sworn into their new ranks.

Township manager Chris Marion also revealed his presentation on the 2012 budget he prepared. The budget will be discussed and voted on at the meeting on the 17th, which incidentally will be Mr. Marion's last day working for the Township of Scotch Plains. Mr. Marion has accepted a position as the manager for the Township of Old Bridge in Middlesex county.


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