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.
According to Gina Genovese, executive director of Courage to Re-Connect, there is no specific criteria when receiving resumes.
"No one should be discounted, it should be an open process," she said.
Genovese is expecting cover letters will be sent with the resumes so that applicants can express why they would be a good fit for a commissioner.
She added, the more applicants the better, so that people would be motivated and interested in the process.
If not chosen as a commissioner, applicants can also have an eventual opportunity to be a part of a committee or be involved in the study in some way.
Interested applicants send documents to:
Courage To Reconnect
Scotch Plains and Fanwood
PO Box 481
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is Nov., 16.
Genovese added that the additional commisioners will be probably be chosen within 2-3 weeks of Nov., 16.