By a 4-1 vote, the Bradley Beach Borough Council has deleted part of a borough ordinance which had allowed the mayor to make temporary appointments and continue to appoint the same person or persons indefinitely every 90 days.
Council members Jane DeNoble, Al Gubitosi, Kristin Mahoney and John Weber voted to approve the change, while Mayor Larry Fox cast the lone vote against it.
By a 3-1 vote on Sept. 13, the council rejected Fox’s nomination of former councilwoman Meredith DeMarco as borough administrator.
Under the provisions of the now-deleted section of the borough code, Fox named DeMarco as acting borough administrator for a 90-day period effective Oct. 1
He later gave her a two-year contract and indicated he would reappoint her every 90 days if the council did not agree to hire her permanently.
DeMarco’s temporary appointment ends on New Year’s Eve.
The meeting was still going on at midnight Dec. 6.
This story will be updated on thecoaster.net and in the Dec. 14 print edition of The Coaster.