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Upper Township Honors Retiring Clerk, Welcomes Successor

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By Camille Sailer

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored long-time Township Clerk Barbara Young on her retirement. At its Dec. 12 meeting, the committee passed a resolution honoring Young for her 28 years as a township employee, serving 10 years as clerk 

Her successor, Joanne Herron, was approved for a three-year term. Herron has worked for Upper Township for 12 years, 10 as deputy clerk with prior service in Dennis Township in the tax office. 

Upper Continues Hurricane and Storm Reduction Project 

Upper Township Committee approved a resolution authorizingMayor Curtis Corson to sign an agreement to enter into a state aid construction project for the area comprising Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet. The project, officially known as the New Jersey Hurricane and Storm Reduction Project,had its initial phase in 2014. The current agreement formalizes the first renourishment cycle which took place in 2019. The committee is awaiting the finalized version of the agreement from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. Provisions of the agreement include responsibility for the township to cover 25% of the non-federal shared costs, or $650,408.68. 

To contact Camille Sailer email: sailerce@cmcherald.com 

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