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Galloway Township Says Settlement With Former Clerk Lisa Tilton is in the Interest of Economy

The township released the resolution authorizing the settlement one day after voting to approve it.

Galloway Township described its settlement with former Township Clerk Lisa Tilton as "fair, reasonable and in the interest of economy," in its resolution approved by council following its closed session of Dec. 11, 2012.

One day after approving a resolution that states the township has reached a settlement with Tilton, it released the resolution to Galloway Patch in response to an OPRA request. When approving the resolution Tuesday night, township officials said the resolution would be released following certification.

The township still has not released the amount of money agreed to by both sides, or the terms of the settlement. On Tuesday night, officials stated the details of the agreement would be released after it was signed by all sides involved. Of those involved in the lawsuit, former Township Manager Steve Bonanni, former Councilman Dennis Kleiner and former Solicitor Michael Blee each had their own attorney.

The resolution describes an "extensive mediation" that took place on Nov. 8 before Judge John E. Keefe, and involved all parties involved in the suit, in an "effort to resolve the lawsuit without costly or protracted litigation."

The resolution also describes the council discussion that took place in closed session on Nov. 13. Council voted 6-0, with one abstension, to approve the resolution following that closed session. Councilman Jim McElwee was the abstension. He was the only member of council not named in the suit.

The full resolution is attached to this story as a PDF.

Keep Galloway Green December 15, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Hey Harry...can't you get court records of the mediation?....Galloway doesn't want to release info....that doesn't mean the court won't.
Keep Galloway Green December 15, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Are you certain about that?....You were certain Tilton was gonna get millions of $$$$. I even went out on a limb & said Tilton would be lucky to get $200,000. "If" she settled for $250,000...but the time her lawyer takes his cut...She gets less than $170,000. Imagine that....I was right....lol
Keep Galloway Green December 15, 2012 at 01:46 PM
If Galloway has to pay out $500,000 in settlements & spent $200,000 or more in legal fees...that means Purdy & Co....including Bonani cost the taxpayers at least $700,000 because of all this BS....The people of Galloway don't go to work & pay their taxes for all this BS brought on by the Purdy Era. And this council can't even keep a little Post Office open! They are all pathetic & should be removed forthwith!
Keep Galloway Green December 15, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Did Galloway secretly sell the Municipal Complex yet? Wouldn't surprise me. Are you getting any of those Galloway legal fees $$$ Brian?....You can tell me....it's our little secret!....lolololol
Keep Galloway Green December 16, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hmmm....So you don't say Yes your getting legal fees from Galloway...& you don't say NO. Havn't you learned...never say never Brian.

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