Kenilworth Contracts – Suplee Clooney

On September 8, 2021 I sent the following OPRA request to Kenilworth for:

1) Contracts between Kenilworth and the following vendors for services to be rendered in 2020 to Kenilworth:
Suplee Clooney & Co.
Harbor Consultants
Reliance Insurance

2) Proof if any of these contracts were awarded through a Fair and Open process

Among the 10 pages of material in the response was:

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Kenilworth Contracts – Harbor Consultants

On September 8, 2021 I sent the following OPRA request to Kenilworth for:

1) Contracts between Kenilworth and the following vendors for services to be rendered in 2020 to Kenilworth:
Suplee Clooney & Co.
Harbor Consultants
Reliance Insurance

2) Proof if any of these contracts were awarded through a Fair and Open process

I finally have a chance to review what I got back on September 20. Let’s start with reviewing the full response for Harbor Consultants.

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Banning Politics When It Gets In the Way of Political Donations

At the end of this week’s Kenilworth council meeting:

Yet when it was brought to the council’s attention that an engineering firm was scamming the borough out of millions of dollars politicians awaiting their next donation from that firm shut down talk that would obviously be for the good of Kenilworth but not for the good of their campaign coffers.

Here is what prompted that politics talk this time and what Union County is doing about potential criticism.

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Pay-To-Play Rules Westfield and Kenilworth

The most amazing aspect about this David Wildstein piece on the mayor of Westfield taking campaign money from a developer on the same day she voted him a tax abatement is that this sort of thing is allowed in Westfield (and I’m guessing Kenilworth too).

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Check Registry Update – September, 2021

Click here for a spreadsheet of payouts from 2004 sorted by recipient and date paid through September, 2021 as taken from Union County Check Registry data. Some of the familiar names are in additional worksheets in the file including a new addition who recently went back to school.

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UCCF 10/7/21: Can’t Take the Truth

Here is that paragraph:

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UCCF 10/7/21: Uncensored Resolutions

Q & A on resolutions (which apparently did not contain any “inflammatory and personal comments and attacks” to be censored on advice of counsel – unlike my comments which we will get to tomorrow):

Resolutions mentioned:

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UC Government Complex Costs

Getting back to looking at Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) bill payment resolutions, starting with the money spent on the Union County Government Complex over the last year:

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UCIA Story: Take Three

With more information here is what I now plan to submit next week to have read at the Union County commissioner meeting. I anticipate submission on the day of the meeting next week so still plenty of time to comment.

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UCIA Story: Take Two

Below is what I now plan to submit next week to have read at the Union County commissioner meeting. This is basic data gleaned from resolutions, payroll data, and political donations. I welcome anyone to come up a conclusion (or a question) based on this information which I am still thinking through.

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