After being voted unanimously to the position on December 12th by Hopatcong Borough Council, Mr. Marotta was terminated due to a confidential personnel issue.
The Hopatcong Borough Council met during a special session on Thursday, and voted unanimously for a resolution to terminate Mr. Marotta's two year contact with the borough.
Mayor Michael Francis read the resolution (entitled 2017 72) aloud at the meeting:
"This is a resolution of the governing body of the Borough of Hopatcong terminating the employment of the business administrator. ... Whereas the Borough Council desires to terminate the borough administrator's contract without delay so an appropriate search can begin for a replacement ... the business administrator's contract is terminated effective immediately, and the business administrator is officially relieved of his duties."
Also detailed in the resolution was the fact that Marotta will have a period of five days to file a statement of reconsideration.
"If no written statement is received from the business administrator," the resolution stated, "this resolution will become final without further action."
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