The person who served as Brick’s chief financial officer for about six weeks before taking the same position at the Brick Township Municipal Authority got a salary increase by doing so.
John Clifford, a Northfield resident who previously served as CFO of Middle Township, Cape May County, was appointed Brick’s CFO Aug. 9, but had resigned from the position to serve as CFO of the utilities authority by the end of September.
In his position with the township, Clifford earned $100,000, plus benefits. According to Clifford’s contract with the BTMUA, obtained by Shorebeat through a request under the state’s Open Public Records Act, his new salary is $110,000, which will rise to $116,733 by the final year of the pact.
The contract calls for 2 percent raises each year. It expires Oct. 10, 2020.
Clifford resigned from the township, according to Mayor John Ducey, after interviewing with the MUA, where he replaced longtime CFO Frank Planko. His appointment to the township position proved controversial, after political opponents of Ducey uncovered that Clifford – who was being hired to oversee the township’s finances – had previously filed for bankruptcy in his personal life.