UCL-scanlon retires-C

File Photo In late December, the Union County Freeholders honored former chairwoman and freeholder Deborah Scanlon following her final meeting as a member of the board. Scanlon chose not to run again in the 2012 election and to step down from her post. Now, just a month after Scanlon left the board, the county has created a position in the payrolls for Scanlon to make nearly $75,000 a year and contribute to her pension as a paralegal in the county’s welfare department, less than a year after the county was forced to lay off a large number of employees.