Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

Lawyer Fees Going Up

2019-169: Amending Resolution 2019-17 adopted January 6, 2019 to add the Law Firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC, of Rochelle Park, NJ to the approved list of Qualified Litigation Defense Counsel, for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

2019-170: Amending Resolution 2018-1128 adopted December 20, 2018 to add the Law Firm of Purcell, Mulcahy & Flanagan to the approved list of Qualified Labor/Personnel Counsel for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

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Route 22 Bridge To Be Replaced

This is what the bridge looks like now:
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2019-160:Authorizing the County Manager to enter into a Jurisdictional Agreement Number 4834 between the County of Union and the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation associated with the Route 22 Chestnut Street Bridge Replacement Improvements, County of Union, New Jersey. The Improvements will affect Chestnut Street (CR619) and West Chestnut Street (CR626), Township of Union.

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According to a handout that was provided at a public meeting in Union over the summer construction should begin January, 2020 with these improvements:

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UCCF 12/13/18: We Are One Fishing For Democrat Voters

It started in 2014 and is continuing:

2018-1059: Authorizing the County Manager to enter into an agreement with We Are One New Jersey Inc., Trenton, NJ, to provide social and human services that educate, empower, and uplift families under the We Are One New Jersey Project, for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $245,000.

UCCF 12/13/18: Raises All Around

ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION 801-2018 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS, THE COUNTY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT HEADS.
2018-1016:  Authorizing the County Manager to adopt the 2019 exclusionary wage increases as follows: Salary increases for 2019 shall be based upon each employee’s performance evaluation score, pursuant to Resolution 2129-2002, and shall not exceed 2.75%, and shall be effective January 1, 2019.
2018-1017: Resolution Approving Constitutional Officers’ Salaries.
The comments:

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UCCF 11/28/18: Raises for 2019

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 11/28/18 freeholder meeting we got:

801-2018 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS, THE COUNTY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT HEADS. FIRST READING STATEMENT
Ordinance Number 801-2018 for First Reading and authorize the Clerk of the Board to advertise same in accordance with the law. The Public Hearing and Final Reading will be held on December 13, 2018.

Here is what they will get in 2019 compared to 2018:

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UCCF 11/8/18: Another Cranford Cell Tower

Union County College and Verizon are hooking to put up another cell tower and tonight’s mobile meeting in Westfield brought out a lot of opposition.

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UCCF 10/25/18: Campaigning in Summit

It was a little chilly tonight to be standing outside Kings so the freeholders, 12 days before an election, decided to get their photoops at Summit City Hall.

Among the topics brought up in Open Comment time:

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