Lavallette’s borough administrator and municipal clerk is planning to retire, but has pushed his retirement back another month so the borough can continue its search for his replacement.
Christopher Parlow has submitted his resignation to borough officials, but will stay at his post through April 30. The borough has been collecting resumes since last month.
Mayor Walter LaCicero said the borough has received “a lot of good applicants,” some with experience and some without experience as an administrator. That allowed officials to whittle down the list to the most experienced candidates.
“I think we were left with a dozen viable applicants at this point,” said LaCicero.”I’m certain that we’re going to get somebody good, but the search goes on.”
Parlow serves a dual role as Lavallette’s administrator, in charge of the daily workings of the borough, as well as the borough clerk, in charge of public records and vital statistics. He earned $122,236 in 2014, according to public records.
Borough officials were set to discuss appointing Donnelly Amico, the assistant borough clerk, as acting clerk, in a closed session meeting that was held after the regular council meeting Monday night.