Montclair, NJ – The show will go on, but Timothy Stafford won’t be there.
The Township of Montclair sent an alert Friday morning that “the Special Meeting of the Township Council will be taking place at 10 AM in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building. However, please note that Mr. Timothy Stafford waived his right to a public meeting.”
What you can expect today?
According to Montclair Communications Director Katya Wowk, the meeting will proceed as indicated in the agenda in the resolution here, but without the Town Manager portion.
Public comment “shall not exceed one hour (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-12) and shall be held in advance of the public hearing.” Previously, resolution (R-23-108) with the date and rules of the procedure for public hearing for Township Manager Timothy F. Stafford, offered an opportunity for Stafford and his counsel to present any matters they wish to the Township Council, including introducing evidence to the Township Council.
When the public hearing ends, the Township Council was expected to “defer its final vote on removal and adjourn for no less than one (1) hour to give the Council ample time to consider all matters presented by Township Manager Stafford.”
Given that Stafford is not presenting, the vote may happen sooner.