New Auditor Expected be Appointed in Bloomingdale

Councilman John D'Amato expected to be appointed council president.

For the first time in several years, the Bloomingdale Council is expected to appoint a new borough auditor.

The borough has hired the firm of Lerch, Vinci & Higgins for the past several years, although some council members disagreed with the appointment of the firm last year. In 2012, the auditor's appointment was not made until March after another firm had initially proposed an annual fee that was $7,000 less than Lerch, Vinci & Higgins. Lerch, Vinci & Higgins

But the council is expected to vote on the appointment of Samuel Klein as the new auditor during Tuesday's reorganization meeting. Borough Attorney Fred Semrau is expected to be re-appointed for another year.

Tim Roberts is expected to be appointed to a one-year term as Chief Financial Officer and Andrew Wubbenhorst is expected to be appointed to a three-year term as municipal judge. Richard Kopleton is expected to be appointed to a one-year term as municipal prosecutor and Dana D'Angelo is expected to be appointed to a one-year term as public defender.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, the council will select a council president, expected to be John D'Amato, and council president "pro tem," expected to be Linda Shortman. The council will vote on the 2013 bylaws.

In addition to making several other appointments to borough commissions and boards, the council will discuss televising meetings at the reorganization meeting. The council will also discuss introducing an ordinance to enter into a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program with AvalonBay, an initiative which was rejected by the council majority last year.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Bloomingdale Borough Hall. See the full agenda here.

paul bastante January 07, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Sorry to see our old friend mr. lerch go. I SO enjoyed paying more than we had to for an auditor.


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