Galloway Township’s former clerk was recently hired by Mantoloking, Ocean County, as that community recovers from Hurricane Sandy.

The Mantoloking Borough Council appointed Lisa A. Tilton on May 20 as a “temporary part-time administrative assistant,” earning $25 an hour, according to the published agenda. Tilton, 36, of Galloway, said she started the following day.

Tilton had worked for Galloway Township for 10 years, including three as clerk, when she was suspended, then resigned in October 2011. She made news in recent months after settling a lawsuit against her former employer for $250,000 that alleged sexual harassment and other illegal actions. Middle Township also agreed to pay her $35,000 in February, after she sued the township government and accused officials of unlawfully discriminating against her.

Mantoloking is one of the nation's wealthiest communities, a two-mile stretch of northern Ocean County coastline, home to 296 people, where the median family income is $153,125 according to the U.S. Census's American Community Survey.

But it was also hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Water washing over the entire community left dozens of damaged and destroyed homes, and making it was one of the last municipalities to reopen after the storm.

Tilton described her new responsibilities as “pinch-hitting” in departments that need help, with the main focus on the busy construction office as the town rebuilds.

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