SLH borough plans to appoint a qualified purchasing agent

The clock at the Spring Lake municipal building. FILE PHOTO / THE COAST STAR

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — The borough council introduced and passed the first reading of ordinance 2019-06 at the July 1 meeting.

The new ordinance is an amendment to ordinance 2019-01, which establishes salaries and wages for the year of 2019.

More specifically, the new ordinance will add a qualified purchasing agent to section three, which establishes annual salary ranges for “officials, managerial executives and confidential employees.”

The new ordinance will appoint police Capt. Robert Shafer as the borough’s qualified purchasing agent.

Mr. Shafer will remain captain of the police force while fulfilling the role of qualified purchasing agent.

“He will be getting a stipend, which means this is just an add-on for extra responsibilities for the purchasing agent work,” said Borough Administrator John Barrett.

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