Norcross bill solves tenure issue for South Jersey towns looking to share services

    Some South Jersey municipalities are sharing trash collection. Camden County is trying to develop a regional police force.

    But when Audubon and Magnolia began sharing services, a tenured borough clerk was fired and ultimately won a lawsuit when a judge decided her termination violated tenure laws.
    A bill from Sen. Donald Norcross, D-Camden, aims to solve that little problem of tenure. Under his “Common Sense Shared Services Act,” the Daily Journal reports tenured municipal clerks, chief financial officers tax collectors and tax assessors could be let go without violating tenure laws — if the merging municipalities agree to share the position.

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