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News Transcript News Briefs, March 10

Borough Council members in Freehold Borough have confirmed the appointment of Matthew Goode to serve as borough attorney for the remainder of 2021.

On March 1, council members authorized a professional services agreement with Goode, who is a partner at Arbus, Maybruch and Goode.

Goode will provide general legal services at the flat rate of $6,750 per month, not to exceed $67,500. He will also provide litigation services at an hourly rate of $150 for an amount not to exceed $10,000. The total amount to be paid to Goode is not to exceed $77,500, according to a resolution.

Goode succeeds Kerry Higgins as Freehold Borough’s municipal attorney. Higgins has been appointed as a state Superior Court judge. Goode resides in Keyport and is a member of the Keyport Borough Council.

Three additional legal services contracts were authorized by the governing body on March 1.

A professional services agreement for special redevelopment counsel was authorized with Joseph Baumann, of the firm McManimon, Scotland and Baumann. Baumann will provide the services in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

A professional services agreement for special labor counsel was authorized with Leslie London, of the firm McManimon, Scotland and Baumann. London will provide the services in an amount not to exceed $7,500.

A professional services agreement for special tax counsel was authorized with Michael Burns, of the firm Marmero Law, Woodbury. Burns will provide the services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.

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