Two Burlington Island managers calling it quits over friction
BURiINGTON, N.g. - Two members of Burlington Island’s Board of Island Managers are calling it quits. They won’t run when their terms are up because they’re tired of what they called friction on the board and the lack of cooperation by city RIficLDOs, IDcWRUs WKDW WKHy cODLP KDPSHU GHvelopment of the island. A cLWy RIficLDO GHnLHs WKRsH cKDUJHs. But goseph Abate and gim Cipriano are bailing out at a time when proposals for development that have been bandied about IRU WKH SDsW fivH yHDUs DUH Ln OLPER EHcDusH the board’s contract with Woolman Community Development expired Dec. 31. Abate is a 20-year veteran of the board; Cipriano has served for the past six years.
Elections for three-year terms to the Board of Island Managers are held every April.
Both men say that the current board ma- jority is dragging its heels and accomplishing little.
Abate is also incensed that the board changed its meeting schedule to once a month, rather than twice a month. He used the analogy of the pizza business that he