East Greenwich Introduces New CFO

east greenwich webMICKLETON — At their meeting on Jan. 24, the East Greenwich Township Committee named Katie Coleman as their new Chief Financial Officer to replace the departing Robert Law.

Coleman is also the CFO for Salem County, and a native of the county. Coleman works in Elmer as a certified public accountant and an attorney.

The Committee had accepted Law’s resignation from the position in December. Law helped East Greenwich reach a flat tax rate for 2016.

“Mr. Law worked tirelessly to help us, and came here under difficult circumstances,” Committeeman Stephen Bottiglieri commented. “Without him, I don’t think the township could have recovered.” Mayor Dale Archer said Law did “a phenomenal job.”

The Committee also passed a resolution approving Archer’s appointment to the community’s Planning and Zoning Board, and they passed another resolution releasing Beazer Home’s Water and Sewer bond for the Gatherings Development.

Also, the Committee agreed to hire a full-time violations clerk. “Last year we were down one clerk,” Bottiglieri explained. “This will round up our hiring for our court and our shared service court system with Woodbury.

Archer mentioned that East Greenwich Township had just received a Moody’s bond rating of AA-, which is seen as very favorable. “We continue to tell the township’s residents that we are doing what we feel is best for them,” Archer said. “We are well on our way to financial stability.”

Moody’s uses a graded system to gauge credit worthiness for the future. “Moody’s continues to rate us as financially stable,” added Bottiglieri. “This reflects upon the fine work done by the members of this Committee,” the mayor noted.

by Robert Holt

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