Commissioners Approve Special Counsel for Cemetery Fence Lawsuit
Haddonfield solicitor, Mario Iavocoli, is named special counsel for lawsuit against the planning board.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners approved Mario Iavocoli, the borough solicitor, as special counsel to represent the planning board in a lawsuit against it.
The measure was on the agenda Tuesday for the commissioners' only meeting this month. Planning board solicitor, Pete Lundgren has a conflict of interest that prevents him from representing the borough.
This suit was brought by Lee Avenue resident Mary Ann Campling. She sued the planning board after it did not adhere to a Historic Preservation Commission ruling to deny the Haddonfield United Methodist Church permission to erect a 6-foot, wood-panel fence along the perimeter of its cemetery on Kings Highway East. Lundgren, the regular planning board attorney, is a member of the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.
Campling's home is among more than a dozen that have small backyards bordered by the cemetery. A metal cyclone-type fence was previously there.
The commissioners met for a work session before the action meeting.
Agendas for the work session and the action meeting can be found here.