Neptune City has hired a lifelong borough resident for a part time bookkeeping position at borough hall.
Borough Councilman Joseph Zajack said this week that Albert Jardine has been hired for the position after four candidates were interviewed. He said Jardine was “extremely qualified” and has a four-year college degree.
Zajack also said the interview process for a new CFO will begin this week, this week, possibly July 30.
The council also approved the audit, which includes over 65 accounts that have to be balanced. The audit was submitted and returned with only two comments.
“I’m going to commend Ms. (Mary) Sapp and her department and all department heads,” said Mayor Robert Brown. “It’s about having paperwork and crossing the Ts and dotting the Is.”
In other business, Sapp read correspondence from Neptune City court regarding the installation of a bulletproof glass window. Neptune City holds three courts here with Bradley Beach and Avon where the three municipalities share services with the court administrators.
During council reports Councilman Rick Pryor congratulated the Department of Recreation for their work with the concert in Memorial Park on July 25.
“A lot of these guys from the Board of Recreation donate not only their time, but they’re also giving back to the communities,” said Pryor who said that many donate food as well as their time.
The next outdoor concert will be held Aug. 22 with Bobby Byrne.
“The concert was great,” said Councilwoman Pamela Renee. “I hope that Frankie Sands will be back.”
Councilman Larry Cross announced that the Annual National Night Out, America’s Night Out Against Crime, would be held on August 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Park. Food, refreshments, and demonstrations by various organizations will be provided.
According to National Night Out’s website, the event is a “cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”