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Hagner, Gallop Retain Mayor, Deputy Mayor Roles

Kevin Sullivan was sworn in for his first term on the Chatham Township Committee.

Mayor Nicole Hagner and Deputy Mayor Robert Gallop were unanimously approved to their roles when the 2013 Chatham Township Committee convened for their reorganization meeting Thursday evening.

As he did in 2012, Gallop nominated Hagner after citing her leadership in 2012 and in 2011 and 2010, especially through Hurricane Sandy and two years of a flat property tax rate. Hagner, in return, nominated Gallop to serve as deputy mayor.

Both were approved unanimously by the rest of the committee, including newly-sworn member Kevin Sullivan.

Both Hagner and Gallop's terms will expire on Dec. 31, 2013.

In her annual mayoral address, Hagner thanked the remainder of the committee, including former Mayor and Committee Member Kevin Tubbs, and Interim Committee Member Laura Ali Nonnenmacher.

Hagner also cited the work of township employees and volunteers during Sandy. She also announced the pending resignations of Chatham Township Police Chief John Paton, Senior Center of the Chathams Director Mickey Chaput and Colony Tennis Manager Paul Chaput, all of whom are expected to step down in 2013.

Chatham Patch will post the full text of Hagner's mayoral address once it becomes available.

Susan Smith January 04, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if the residents if the town actually had a say in who their Mayor was? I'm quite certain the outcome would have been different.
Biff January 04, 2013 at 03:45 PM
"Gallop nominated Hagner after citing her leadership . . . especially through Hurricane Sandy" No way, did he really say that?!! He sited her "leadership through Hurricane Sandy" - he actually said that, honestly he said that?!!!
chatham7 January 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
yes John. He did say that. And I for one agree.
Lauren Cooper January 05, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Bob Gallop is a good guy, don't criticize him for flaws in the system. Why, on earth and more importantly, how on earth is she able to just keep 'running' ( and I use that term very loosely) our town? Isn't there a two term limit????
Biff January 08, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Good job chat5, I see you are still very busy as Nicole's (your?) lone defender on the Patch forum. Last year sure was a hectic one for you. For everyone's sake, ours as well as yours, lets pray things go better for Nicole (you?) in 2013! Happy New Year chat5 (Nicole?)!

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