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.