PTP: Neglia Engineering

2016-37: Authorizing the County Manager to award a Professional Engineering Service Contract to Neglia Engineering Associates, of Clark, New Jersey to provide Design, Construction Management and Inspection Services for the Replacement of W.R. Tracy Road Bridge (Mo-37) over the Green Brook in the Township of Mountainside, New Jersey for an amount not to exceed $131,158.00. (Union County Engineering Project Number 2015-020)
2016-42: Authorizing the County Manager to award a Professional Engineering Service Contract to Neglia Engineering Associates, of Clark, New Jersey to provide On-Call General Engineering Services for the County of Union, New Jersey for an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 commencing February 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. (Union County Engineering Project Number 2015-031)


From the NJELEC website you find hundreds of campaign contributions from the company.  They started in Bergen County and then moved south. You get the picture from this spreadsheet where they start small and then move on to big time money to Union County freeholder candidates.  Among the highlights:

Mirabella Scanlon Jalloh 10/12/09 $300
Mirabella Scanlon Jalloh 10/12/09 $300
Sullivan Kowalski Carter 5/26/10 $2,500
Sullivan Kowalski Carter 9/20/10 $1,200
Sullivan Kowalski Carter 10/14/10 $300
Estrada Wright Hudak 4/8/11 $600
Estrada Wright Hudak 6/6/11 $1,000
Estrada Wright Hudak 10/13/11 $500
Estrada Wright Hudak 11/8/11 $2,500
Mirabella Bergen Jalloh 10/26/12 $900
Carter Kowalski Granados 5/12/13 $600
Carter Kowalski Granados 10/15/13: $900
Estrada Wright Hudak 5/28/14 $7,200
Bianco Delsordi & Checchio (Scotch Plains) 10/17/14 $1,000
Estrada Wright Hudak 10/24/14 $7,800

An interesting donation is that $1,000 to those Scotch Plains candidates in 2014 who got in and then hired one of those county freeholders who approve all those Neglia contracts with the county to be the Scotch Plains Business Manager.



UCWA Announcement: a meeting of the board of the UCWA will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 7pm at the offices of the Union County Watchdog Association (1155 W. Chestnut Street, Suite 2B, Union) and all are invited.

We are looking to expand our volunteer (and paid) base to cover better the workings of Union County government, specifically as it pertains to each municipality. Ideally we would want one representative from each town to report on issues that come up as it may relate to the county. You could be anonymous or get a blog byline but of most importance is not to miss anything as it germinates or you too could wake up one day with bulldozers in your park.

No need to confirm. There is a large meeting area and drop-ins will be welcome. You can get directions here (it’s right next to Costco). There is plenty of parking behind the building. You have to enter from the W. Chestnut Street side and go up two floors to Suite 2B. This invitation will be on the bottom of the next few blogs as a reminder but if you have any questions or comments you can always email me at


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by bpaterson on January 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

    the cancer of corruption is deep rooted throughout our union county sadly. I agree to the UCWA reaching out to volunteers from all 21 county towns to report back to the UCWA the spread of the tax abuse and corruption from the county.

    Also an idea that was floated years ago was to have a town rep from each of the 21 towns, preferably a councilperson, attend the FH meetings and report back to their M&C. It must be noted that only Garwood and Summit councilpeople attend the FH meetings, and occasionally at best. Summit comes when the county budget is coming up, and Garwood has a rotating schedule for their councilors to attend. This should be mandatory for every town’s M&C.

    What is interesting is that the last FH meeting a newly elected Garwood councilwoman attended and at the GW council gave an amazing report, scathing to a degree and questioning how the county residents could allow such a “cronyistic” system to remain in place. How indeed. I’ll see if she would share her report with the watchdog’s readers. The 21 towns must recognize what is happening and do something since their constituents of the 13-14 towns out of 21 county towns reject the incumbent freeholders at every annual November election. The county’s purpose is suppose to attend to each towns needs and the towns are rejecting their system. That should tell us something.


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