Restructuring in Brick Township
“There’s actually more to come. This is only three different departments. There used to be six, now there’s five, so there’s another three departments to go,” said Brick Mayor John Ducey, following the Township Council’s approval Tuesday night of streamlining the Land Use and Community Development, Recreation and Public Works Departments.
“We’re having less departments so that there’s more accountability direct to the Administration,” Ducey said. He pointed out the restructuring will result in a savings of $453,141 by cutting the positions of high salary managers. “The Director of the Department of Land Use and Community Development, the Deputy Director of the Department of Land Use and Community Development, the Deputy Director of the Department of Law, the Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works: Those are all eliminated” Ducey said.
In addition, Ducey said the Parks Department is going back under the Department of Public Works to avoid manpower issues.
Ducey said the streamlining will not result in overtime, adding one of his first directives with the restructuring is to have every department cut overtime.