Chatham Township Committee Fails to Reach Consensus for Tubbs Replacement
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 • 8:30pm
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - With the resignation of committee member Kevin Tubbs a month ago, the Chatham Township Committee was expected to announce his replacement at a special meeting Wednesday night. However, after an executive session a unanimous decision could not be reached.
Mayor Nicole Hagner said she had expected the committee to reach a decision.
“I was hopeful that the committee would be able to have a majority vote on one of the three candidates,” she said.
Hagner received Tubbs’ letter of resignation on May 8 and the Committee now has 30 days to replace him. Because his term expires Dec. 1, and there are more than three months remaining, the committee must fill the vacant slot.
The candidates Laura Ali Nonnenmacher, Joseph Contorno and Karen Swartz were each interviewed at an executive session prior to the last meeting on May 24. A candidate will be selected Monday June 11 by the Chatham Republican Committee.
Chairman of the Republican Committee, Tom Basta, said all three are qualified for the position, but he is not sure which way the board is leaning. Whoever they select will be sworn at the next Township Committee meeting on June 13.