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Kintzing Not Reappointed to Planning Board

Mayor Raymond Chintall says the decision not to reappoint the township planning board chairman has nothing to do with a pending lewdness charge against KIntzing.

Scott Kintzing's long tenure on the township planning board is over. 

Kintzing was not reappointed during the towship committee's reorganization meeting Thursday night. 

Kintzing and former planning board secretary Fred Purnell were not reappointed after both serving the township for 31 years.

Instead, Republican Mayor Raymond Chintall reappointed Joe Nahas and Joe Monahan—who previously served as an alternate on the board. In addition, Chintall appointed Jeff Hansen, who also was reappointed to the RiverWinds advisory board. 

Hansen—a Republican who's already a familiar face at township committee meetings—ran unsuccessfully against Committeewoman Denice DiCarlo for her seat on the committee this past year.

Chintall says that he made changes to give the planning board some fresh ideas.

“Change is good,” Chintall said of the planning board revamp.

Chintall—voted by the committee as mayor for another year—maintained that his decision to not reappoint Kintzing was not based on a recent disorderly persons charge against Kintzing.

Kintzing was charged with lewdness and served with a summons on Nov.12, after a female custodian reportedly witnessed him changing his clothes behind Oakview Elementary School on Oct. 23 after Kintzing had taken part in a pickup basketball game. His case is set to be heard in Maurice River Township Municipal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The case was transferred out of West Deptford—to avoid any potential conflict of interest—to Mantua Township. From there, the case was again transferred to Maurice River Township.

Kintzing said recently in an interview with Patch that he would have been more than willing to serve on the planning board again, but he acknowledged that it's not possible to stay on the board forever.

Kintzing's son, Hunter, ran unsuccessfully for a township committee seat as a Democrat in 2011, losing to Chintall and his running mate, Sam Cianfarini. 

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