Archive for the ‘Check Registry’ Category

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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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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CBBS (3) PFRS Bill-To-Budget Theft

For Bergen and Monmouth counties the amounts appropriated for PFRS contributions in their budgets do include a buffer. I do not have access to their check registries but billing history does go back to 2017 on the state website and those amounts do approximate what is reported as charged in their budgets with the excess appropriation reserved (mostly and with 2021 still to be adjusted). Not so in Union County where I do have check registry data going back to 2005 and it shows $1,360,304 unaccounted for.

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Insuring Kenilworth Bankruptcy

General Motors spends more on health care than steel. Kathleen Sebelius

Based on check registry data put into worksheets Kenilworth (and likely most municipalities in New Jersey) spend much more on insurance than politicians can steal.

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Each of these rows has a story. Among the more interesting:

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Pay-To-Account

If you were wondering what I was referring to with this question to Governor Murphy?

It happened here with accountants:

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Pay-To-Lawyer

If you were wondering what I was referring to with this question to Governor Murphy?

It happens all the time but a particularly interesting scenario played out in Kenilworth:

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What Did You Do With the Money?

Ringo Starr: What money?

Stuttering John: The money your mother gave you for singing lessons.

Ringo Starr: I spent it on fish and chips?

I will be asking a version of this question tomorrow of the Union County commissioners at their zoom meeting though it will relate to the money that they claimed was going into the the state retirement system for their employees.

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Check Registry Update – December, 2020

Click here for a spreadsheet of payouts from 2004 sorted by recipient and date paid through December, 2020 as taken from Union County Check Registry data. Some of the familiar names are in additional worksheets in the file. Among them:

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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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