UCCF 10/1/20: UCIA Boondoggle & Resolutions

Today’s Union County Freeholder zoom meeting included an objection to another Union County Improvement Authority boondoggle:

Plus Q & some A on resolutions:

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UC Boss Scutari Comes Out of His Jacket

According to insidernj, it’s all about legalizing marijuana and keeping Blacks down.

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UCCF 9/10/20

Questions and some answers on resolutions and an executive session from tonight’s freeholder meeting:
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Resolutions:

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UCCF 9/3/20: Resolutions and Ordinance

There were public comments/questions from Bruce Paterson on an ordinance and some resolutions at yesterday’s freeholder meeting.

My highlight was the $2 million that the UCIA will get to help them make the October 15 bond payment on the solar panel fiasco (though that’s not what they claim they will be using the money for).
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Resolutions:
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Token Opposition

Union County freeholder Rebecca Williams, a black woman from Plainfield who was appointed by the county democrat machine to the freeholder board in 2018 to replace a black woman from Plainfield, takes issue with tokenism.

From a facebook post:

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UCCF: 8/13/20

Black Lives Matter email addressed:
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Resolutions Q & A:

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Next UCIA Boondoggle

With an urgent need for money to repay solar panel bonds, provide sinecures, and whatever else comes to Sullivan’s mind the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) needs big-ticket projects. Most towns are not sufficiently compliant to sell out taxpayers so it has fallen to the county to come through and they have again.

The next big project is going to be here :

The property that is subject of the RFQ/P is owned by the County of Union and is located at 61-99 West Grand Street and designated as Block 6, Lot 1589 on official tax map of the City of Elizabeth (the “Project Area”).

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And it will be:

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Former County Manager’s New Job

Remember George W. Devanney III who used to be Union County Manager until July, 2011? He has a new job and apparently now goes by Geprge.

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Real Scandals of Pension Spiking – 2

It’s not that a connected politician will get an extra $1 million in pension benefits for working five years in his new job as county counsel for Union County but that Union County will only have to pay $122,500 to ‘fund’ that extra benefit.  Here are the details:

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2020 Union County Budget To Be Passed

Again unanimously and the 1.9% increase in the ‘Amount to Be Raised by Taxes’ proposed in the 2020 Executive Budget (from $367,295,299.43 to $374,273,910.12) has been cut to 0%.

Here is how they did it (hint: all about the surplus) and how you can comment on the 2020 Budget to be Passed.

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