Holmdel Township Administrator On Leave of Absence
Township Clerk Maureen Doloughty is named Interim Township Administrator.
Mayor Patrick Impreveduto announced at the start of Thursday's Township Committee meeting that Holmdel Township Administrator Andy Katz has taken a medical leave of absence.
At the meeting, Maureen Doloughty was named Interim Township Administrator. Deputy Township Clerk Barbara Kovelesky was named Interim Township Clerk.
Mayor Impreveduto said, "I wish him a speedy recovery, and wish him well."
Katz, hired a little more than a year ago, was present at Town Hall throughout the Hurricane Sandy crisis but was not in his office this week.
Township Attorney Duane Davison said that Katz's leave is a "personnel matter" and did not comment further.
Katz was hired in September 2011 by the township after an extensive search for an administrator. His experience with redevelopment projects in Galloway Township, California and Oklahoma was valued by Holmdel officials who want to see the vacated 473-acre Alcatel-Lucent property developed into a significant tax ratable.
Katz's $115,000 annual contract ends on December 13, 2013. His full benefits package includes 15 vacation days, 12 sick days and 3 personal days, with no payouts or carryovers.
The mayor and township attorney said they had no knowledge of how long Katz would be out on leave.