The Lower Township MUA could be no more if the council in the township has its way. In a 3-2 vote, council voted to begin the process to dissolve the MUA in the township. The vote means the township will go to the New Jersey Local Finance Board to disband the MUA. The Local Finance Board falls under the state Division of Local Government Services.
The decision to disband the MUA comes from an outcry of residents and an investigation by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, according to township manager Mike Voll. Former MUA executive director Matt Ecker allegedly intimidated MUA employees in the fall. The MUA settled with five employees, totaling $172,500.
Both Councilmen Tom Conrad and Erik Simonsen voted against the decision.