AILING LITTLE SILVER EXEC WON’T RETURN

helen-gormleyDeputy Clerk Helen Gormley, along with other staff in Little Silver, will pick up the duties of administrator Michael Biehl. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

As far as the payroll is concerned, Michael Biehl is still Little Silver’s borough administrator and clerk. But Biehl, who is recovering from what Mayor Suzanne Castleman called a “very serious surgery,” won’t be returning to borough hall.

“He will actually still be the administrator, but he has finished his active employment with the borough,” said borough Attorney John Bennett.

After 22 years, Biehl has stepped down from his everyday duties and is on terminal leave until December 31, meaning co-workers will have to fill his many duties by committee in 2011.

And that’s the way the council wants it.

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TAXES DOWN, PAYCHECKS UP IN LITTLE SILVER

little-silver-boro-hallLittle Silver Borough Hall. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

In Little Silver, spending is down. Revenues are down. The workforce, too, is down.

Now the tax rate is following suit.

“Everything is down,” said Administrator Michael Biehl.

Everything, that is, except for paychecks.

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