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Want A Seat On The Farmingdale Council? Apply!

Remember how all six council members in the small Borough of Farmingdale called it quits over “communication problems” with the Mayor?  Governor Chris Christie has the ardrous task of filling the spots by September 5th.  As a result, the Department of Community Affairs is collecting applications for anyone interested in running.

Farmingdale municipal building
Farmingdale municipal building (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)

Farmingdale, located in Monmouth County, has five vacancies on their six member board.  Resident Richard Geffken was sworn in this past Monday.  He was supposed to be put on the council weeks earlier but there were delays due to the fact the rest of the council split.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Division of Local Government Services, on behalf of the Governor, is collecting the applications. All applicants must be Farmingdale residents and registered to vote in the Borough. Applicants must consent to a background check with respect to criminal history, credit history, judgments and driving record.

Individuals interested in being appointed to the Farmingdale Borough Council should electronically submit a brief letter of interest, resume, and completed questionnaire no later than August 24, 2012 to with “Farmingdale” in the subject heading. The questionnaire can be found on the Division’s website – Applicants Sought for Farmingdale Borough Council Vacancies.

Prospective applicants may contact the Division with any questions at


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