UCCF 12/5/19: Raises for Freeholders/ Department Heads

For years Union County freeholders received annual salaries of $29,500 with the Chair of the Board getting an extra $2,000 and the Vice Chair an extra $1,000.

In 2015 raise ordinances started including freeholder salaries and these fixes have become a seasonal event. At the 12/5/19 freeholder meeting we got:

812-2019 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS, THE COUNTY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT HEADS.
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Those raises:

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UCCF 11/14/19: Where’s Derek

Robert Scutro of Linden wants to know:
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Scutari Sues Armstead for Libel

Just last Monday they were seated near each other at Bubble Boy Murphy’s Town Hall meeting in Union – until Senator Nick Scutari remembered he had to go campaign:
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Yesterday, according to David Wildstein:

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UCCF 10/24/19: Paterson on Scutari

From open comments at the last Union County freeholder meeting as taken from the official county recording which had the brilliant idea of focusing on the anxiety on the dais as to when to press the eject button:
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Bruce Paterson’s follow-up letter as it appears in the Westfield Leader:

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UCIA Bailout Bill

At the August 22, 2019 freeholder meeting there were several resolutions to funnel money to the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) before a large debt payment was due to be made this month to try and cover up the Solar Panel fiasco (as was pointed out). Among them:

2019-696:Resolution authorizing the County Manager to enter into a Shared Services Agreement by and between the Union County Improvement Authority and the County of Union concerning the procurement of operation, management, maintenance and concessionaire services for Galloping Hill, Ash Brook, Warinanco and Scotch Hills located in Union County, in the amount not to exceed $100,000.

We now know what the UCIA did for that money:

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UCCF 8/22/19: UCIA Bailout

Tonight’s freeholder meeting included over an hour for an executive session where representatives from the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) sold the freeholders on another plan to make the the debt payment on the solar panel fiasco though UCIA Executive Director Daniel Sullivan, no stranger to misappropriating funds, claimed otherwise:
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You be the judge:
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Union County Retirees – June, 2019 Update

Data on participants in the New Jersey Retirement System have been updated on the state website and, as we did in 2017 and 2018, here isĀ  a spreadsheet, sorted by employer and name, of 17,242 retirees getting total annual benefits of $589,065,086 whose last Employer was in Union County. Of those there were 740 getting $29,314,083 who retired in the last year including these 83 who retired in the last year from Union County: Continue reading