Mayor Names Peck Interim Director
During the meeting, the council members agreed without discussion to move to the agenda a resolution allotting $12,000 in relocation funds to Douglas Peck. The resolution will be up for a vote Wednesday at the regular meeting, 8 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.
By way of explanation, City Administrator Marc Dashield said Peck currently lives in Ohio. He said “language will be added” to the resolution to specify the time by which the relocation must be done.
Dashield has been acting department head in addition to his other duties since the departure of A. Raiford Daniels late last year. The city has a 90-day limit on acting appointments. The mayor has the power under the Municipal Code to make such interim appointments without seeking council advice and consent.
No salary or other information was given Monday. If Peck receives advice and consent of the City Council, his term would end Dec. 31, 2009, when the mayor’s term ends.