The third party group would place an interim manager and begin a statewide search.
Council members and Stafford will not engage with one another, though residents may speak before the meeting begins.
Chief John Herrmann asks to boost numbers to pre-pandemic level.
The law firm O’Toole Scrivo had been hired to investigate accusations of racial discrimination in the Montclair Fire Department.
Council members accused others of withholding vital data and out-and-out lying.
A report by Montclair Affirmative Action Officer Bruce Morgan also finds what he called “disturbing issues” in the day-to-day operations of the fire department, and no attempt to avoid conflicts during a recent promotions exam the fire chief’s own son took.
The report was delivered to officials including Township Manager Timothy Stafford — who had authorized the promotions test rubric that firefighters say was slanted against them.
The 55th Anniversary Dinner will be held at the Glen Ridge Country Club.
The Montclair NAACP and the township’s Civil Rights Commission are demanding an investigation.
Hermann has served the department for 33 years and will be sworn in later this month.