Consolidation Study Looking for Commissioners

Courage to Re-Connect, the organization backing the study to consolidate Scotch Plains and Fanwood is beginning the search for comissioners for the study.

On Sept. 12, the Local Finance Board in Trenton approved the application for the consolidation to be studied.

The process calls for a total of 10 commissioners for the study.

Courage to Re-Connect will sort through applicants to choose two commissioners from Scotch Plains and two from Fanwood.

Following this, each town’s council will choose an additional two members. Each four person group will then choose a fifth commissioner.

Last week Fanwood held a special meeting on consolidation, Mayor Mahr was interested in knowing what criteria would need to be met for the commissioners.

This article originally appeared in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch. Continue reading the article here


Call for Applicants – Municipal Study Commission

Courage to Reconnect Scotch Plains and Fanwood has received approval from the state Local Finance Board to form a commission to study consolidation of the two municipalities. Four members of the 10 member commission are to be appointed by Courage to Reconnect, two from Scotch Plains and two from Fanwood. If you are interested in serving on the study commission, please send a cover letter explaining your interest, ability to satisfy the time commitment and your resume to: Courage To Reconnect Scotch Plains and Fanwood PO Box 481 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Or email

Please anticipate your service will be estimated at 6 months, with one night meeting anticipated each week.

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Click here to learn more about the Municipal Study Consolidation Commission