Archive for the ‘UC Improvement Authority’ Category

UCCF 7/20/17: Roselle’s Folly and the Return of the Prodigal

As a public service Freeholder Chairman Bergen warned about an invasive bug coming to Union County:
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Coincidentally, earlier in the evening we learned of the return of a familiar name as a developer of the Roselle Mind and Body Complex that some Roselle residents warned would destroy their borough as if it were an ash tree facing a horde of Emerald Ash Borers.

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Building It (2) Courthouse Timeline

So how do you go about putting a Family Courthouse on the agenda to build after you have greased the people who need greasing to give the go-ahead. We will examine each stage in some detail but, for an overview, here is a timeline based on public information, mostly resolutions of the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) and, when necessary for bonding, of Union County (UC): Continue reading

Building It – The Series (1) Plant the Seed

How does a major building project get done in Union County?

This series will examine the process concentrating on the recently completed Family Courthouse and the recently green-lit Mind & Body Complex in Roselle.

Step one: campaign donations.

If politicians want money from Netta Architects, NW Financial, and Mast Construction they have to provide them with work.

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Shakedown: The Fleecing of the Garden State

Carl J. Mayer profiled mostly legalized corruption twenty years ago on Sixty Minutes:
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This segment yielded a book that, sadly, remains timely. Excerpts follow:

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Renewable Energy Fiasco – Official Story

Just as Union County will eventually pick up the bond payments for the $50 million Roselle Mind & Body Complex, the Official Statement for the additional $7.86 million in bonding needed for another Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) fiasco (finishing up the Family Courthouse – a story we will look into in detail shortly) is out and it includes on pages A-21 and A-22 a description of yet another UCIA fiasco (the blow-up of the UCIA Renewable Energy project) – as follows:
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Roselle’s Folly (16) Plea to Freeholders

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Charts in the handout:

UCIA Projects Timeline

Which is more likely to meet its target date:
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or:
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