Mirabella’s Salary and Past Practice in Scotch Plains

There is supposed to be transparency as to how much public employees get paid in New Jersey but that is not always the case for some which I discovered when trying to figure out exactly how much Union County freeholder and Scotch Plains Town Manager Al Mirabella makes.

Union County Employee List has:

Mirabella, Alexander…$30,691.80….Member, Board of Chosen Freeholders

Resolution No. 2015-047 in Scotch Plains:

mirabella pay

That comes to $175,691.80 total but public record databases tell a different story:


First Last Location Local Salary Total Salary Total Jobs Fund Name County
NA Mirabella Scotch Plains Township $96,664 ..$106,497 ..1 Public Employees Retirement System UNION COUNTY

nj.com by the numbers which does not seem to have been updated since 2012:

MIRABELLA, ALEXANDER, 1964 2.0  lookup UNION COUNTY $31,500 $31,500

The Bergen Dispatch website lists his salary as of 3/31/16 at $134,364 in Scotch Plains and $136,822 from all Employers.

What is supposed to be transparent is not and, as hard as you may try to find out, you can’t be sure what Al Mirabella takes home from being a public servant.  Kind of makes you feel like a Scotch Plains council member, doesn’t it?


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sal on September 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Absolutely disgusting. That money could have been better spent elsewhere. And I’m sure the manager wouldn’t have resigned if the raise was denied. the council member tried to ask him probing questions but unfortunately didn’t ask the most obvious one: “wouldn’t the public be served better if that money was spent elsewhere?”


  2. Posted by bpaterson on September 2, 2016 at 7:55 am

    don’t forget the possibility of various vendors giving money to him direct saying its a birthday present or him getting free services and products, that scheme will never see the light of day unless someone comes clean, but huge money in quid pro quo and the senator lesniak umbrella protects them all. Mirabella of course should declare it by law, but if the vendor doesn’t and both are good at hiding monies in the books, we never will find out.

    Sheriff cryan sneakily did that 10 years ago. As assemblyman, he took items with values over $300 and never reported it by law. Fortunately that scheme was uncovered and he had to “re-adjust” his declaration paperwork. Doing hat along with all the other criminal actions? In the eyes of senator lesniak, area political boss, and the support of freeholders (who have no credibility as I pointed out in the previous UCWA video post), that qualified cryan to be the sheriff of soprano county, I mean Union County. Pigs, idiots, criminals, lets put them in charge! We all pay a HALF BILLION DOLLARs county budget for this scurrilous entertainment.


  3. Posted by Martin Marks on September 2, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    As the former Mayor of Scotch Plains (9 years) and member of the Scotch Plains Township Council (12 years) I can tell you with certainty that there is no “precedent” for the mayor unilaterally raising the salary of any employee. If it happened at all, it is also illegal to have the mayor discuss this important matter with one of the other members of the Council without bringing it before the entire body for discussion and a vote. Whether the Manager deserved a raise or the money could have been better spent elsewhere would be an interesting discussion, however the more important issue here is that the Mayor and the Municipal Manager have lied on camera to those whom they represent and serve.


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  5. Posted by Joe on September 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    This happens all the time. It’s called the family and friends plan. Union County is the most corrupt county in the state. Yet it goes on and on. The citizens of Union County are apparently so ignorant that they tolerate this behavior from these crooked politicians. God Bless you Mr Jones. You are the only politician with integrity. I am so impressed. Please keep it up.


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