Bloomingdale Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy broke the council's tied vote Monday to pay a bill for services rendered by the borough's former Chief Financial Officer Donna Mollineaux.
Council Members Jo-Ann Pituch, Mark Conklin and Linda Shortman abstained from the vote while Ray Yazdi, John D'Amato and Glenn Schiffman voted in favor of paying the bill. The mayor's vote was needed to determine action and he voted in favor of paying the bill.
The $5,000 bill, the mayor said, was for accumulated work that Mollineaux had agreed to do upon the borough's request after submitting her resignation in July. Shortly after resigning from her Bloomingdale position, Mollineaux became the CFO for the Borough of Kinnelon.
Discussion on Mollineaux's bill had been tabled from previous meetings. During Monday's meeting, Shortman said she would still like more detailed information on the work Mollineaux completed for the borough. Pituch agreed.
"I think we should have the hours and what days she has worked," Pituch said.
Dunleavy said Mollineaux agreed to complete work until the borough hired a new CFO. The borough , of River Vale, in August, but he submitted a resignation letter on Sept. 17 without noting reasons for his departure, according to the Suburban Trends.
While the borough is in the process of hiring a new CFO to complete regularly needed borough business, Dunleavy said it is the council's responsibility to pay Mollineaux for the work they authorized her to complete.
"You can review, councilwoman, any numbers that you want. It's not going to change what we owe this professional," he said.