COURT HOUSE -- With Republican Tim Donohue's recent victory for the seat on Township Committee being vacated by Democrat Nate Doughty, the shift in the dynamics of the three-member board could be felt at the committee's Nov. 21 meeting.
With Doughty and Democratic Mayor Susan DeLanzo, Committeeman Dan Lockwood has been the sole Republican sitting on the Township's governing body. With Donohue's election, Republicans will hold two of the committee's three seats.
At Monday night's committee meeting, Lockwood took umbrage to the timing of a resolution on the agenda calling for requests for proposals for 20 positions. Included in those positions is that for Township Solicitor, a position currently held by Cape May County Democratic Chairman Jim Pickering.
"I spoke with the Clerk regarding the timing of the RFP's," said Lockwood.
The current deadline for application for the positions is Dec. 6. Reorganization of the Committee will take place during its first meeting in January.
"It's the same proposals every year," said Township Clerk Kimberly Krauss.
According to Pickering, having a two week window allows the positions to be filled if no one replies to the initial request.
"Sometimes we don't get responses to positions you want responses to," he said.
"It gives us the time, if we need to, to extend," said DeLanzo.
The resolution was passed unanimously. A copy of it, along with the list of positions, may be found on the township's website.