Payout for unused sick leave approved

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Thirteen township employees have collected a combined $12,103 in unused sick leave, most of which went to former business administrator Mark Mallett.

Township Committee approved the payments during a meeting Monday.

Mallett, who resigned this week, has been approved for $1,895. He also took home the largest payout for sick leave in 2011 and 2010.

Others receiving payments are Dawn Stimmel, $836; Raymond Klecz, $604; Michael  Linz Sr., $878; Sean  McDevitt, $970; Lee Ann Russ, $1,363; David May, $905; Christopher Camp, $1,011; Rita Kirk, $744; Andrew Smith, $1,040; Steve Mills, $517; Marilyn Miller, $648; and Debra  Becker, $685.

Also during Monday’s meeting, Township Committee approved accumulated leave for employees.

They include Donald Arndt, five days; Thomas Fairman, 12; Kimberly Krauss, 12; Lee Ann Russ, 9; Sandra Beasley 4; Marilyn Miller 17; Christopher Camp, 7; David Schofield, 8.5; Andrew Smith, 20; William Candell, 7; and David May, 3.

Township Committee also approved retired police officer James Dougherty $38,573 for unused vacation, personal, compensation and sick time.

In other business, Township Committee:

• approved an ordinance establishing regulations for constructing and repairing bulkheads. Hurricane Sandy damaged bulkheads, especially at Reeds Beach.

Township engineer Marc DeBlasio said the ordinance ensures that the proper permits are received and the bulkheads are done according to plan.

• adopted a resolution naming Alan Morris as part-time keyboarding clerk, effective Jan. 1. He is will be paid $10 an hour.

• authorized a street opening permit waiver for William Herker who is constructing a new home in the Edgewood section of the township. He wants to hook into the township’s sewer system.

Under township code, roads that have been constructed or reconstructed cannot be dug up for five years, except in emergencies.

• approved amending a resolution for the township’s engineer Remington, Vernick & Walberg Engineers to be paid $2,500 for additional work done on bike path phase three. The section of the bike path runs from Shell Bay Avenue to Indian Trail Road in Middle Township.

• approved paying $6,804 to SERVPRO for cleaning a sewer backup at 210 North Main St. in Cape  May Court House.

• proclaimed Dec. 17 as Ken DiMaio Day in Middle Township. Mayor Dan Lockwood said DiMaio has been involved in many areas of the community, including Christmas in Middle Township and the Olde Tyme Harvest Festival. He has donated his sound equipment to some sports in the township as well. DiMaio came to the township meeting with his son, Zachary.

• honored the Middle Township Community Emergency Response Team, which ran a shelter in response to Hurricane Sandy. The shelter was at Middle Township Elementary School No. 2 in Cape May Court House. The team is made up of volunteers who are able to do basic searches and first aid, among other tasks.

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