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$63K Annual Pension Coming for Retiring Highlands Director

Gene Feyl will retire April 1; only served in post for 23 months.

While the highest salary he earned as an elected official came in 2007 at the sum of $30,988, soon-to-retire Highlands Council Director Gene Feyl will receive an annual pension of more than $63,000 once he leaves his post April 1.

In a report by the New Jersey Herald, Feyl – a former Morris County Freeholder and former Denville councilman – will receive 54.5-percent of his final year’s salary because he is a United States Navy veteran over age 60.

Feyl will turn 70 this year. His current salary in the appointed position with the Highlands Council is $116,000. Upon his April retirement, Feyl will have spent less than two years total in the post.

The director received 13 months credit for his military service, the report said, which he purchased.

Feyl was appointed to his position by an 8-7 vote without an interview for the job in April 2012, just a month after former director Eileen Swan was removed from the post.

The council has yet to announce a replacement. In the interim, former Morris County Freeholder and Washington Township resident Margaret Nordstorm, currently serving as deputy director of the council, will be acting executive director.

Chester Township is home to the Highlands Council's meetings. The state-organized group oversees the Highlands Act, created in 2004 to restrict development on more than 860,000 acres of land in northern New Jersey that provides drinking water to residents throughout the state.

I plead the 2nd tchk tchk March 31, 2014 at 03:48 PM
I tell you what DAN, just shut up and finish your life as communist welfare recipiant you like to be. It is too late for you. Enjoy your United Socialist States of America. Kick back, dinner is on me.
The Stig March 31, 2014 at 04:11 PM
@Dan, don't flatter yourself. According to your "profile," you posted 1,300 comments! If you think that one post pointing out your parroting of an Obama attack line is "stalking" and "attacking" you, then you are an even greater narcissist with an even thinner skin that I previously thought.
Dan Grant March 31, 2014 at 04:49 PM
You guys do bring sunshine into my life with your comments.
Roll Back Our Tax March 31, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Dan....keep hoping your pension will be there from your State Corrections officer position and I'll keep hoping Clay Thomas keeps his money in the market. Cause next downturn both the borough of Hopatcong and the state of NJ will be broke. LOL! http://www.marketwatch.com/story/scary-1929-market-chart-gains-traction-2014-02-11
Dan Grant April 01, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Roll back, you have the wrong Dan, I have worked in the most Czapitalistic business in the world for 45 years. It requires buying something and selling it got more. No pension, no back up just me.


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