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Brick Mayor Set to Appoint New CFO Tuesday

The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Just over two months since the township appointed a chief financial officer to replace Scott Pezarras, who retired, Mayor John Ducey will make a new appointment to the position.

Maureen Laffey-Berg, who had served as Pezarras’ deputy, is up for an appointment to the position at a township council meeting Tuesday night. She will presumably replace John Clifford, who was appointed to the position Aug. 9.

At the time, Ducey touted Clifford’s experience in the private sector as one of the reasons he was selected for the job. Clifford had also served as CFO of Middle Township in Cape May County.

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There was no confirmation as to why the position had reopened. At the time of his hiring, the mayor and council faced some blowback from political rivals, who cited a personal bankruptcy in Clifford’s past.

Clifford was appointed to a four year-long term of CFO, with a starting salary of $100,000. Had he remained in the position, he would have obtained tenure after the four year period.

The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.