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Buying That Second Home On a Politician’s Salary

Former Freeholder Linda Stender tried to get that dream house down on the Jersey shore but ran into a little trouble.
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A current freeholder apparently worked it out by thinking smarter – and bigger (except possibly for property taxes when compared to Union County).
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Employee List Cofidential

Looking over the most recent list of county employees you notice that some, when asked for their job title, respond:

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Here they are:

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Employee List

The latest list of county employees with salaries is out and it shows:

  • 2,494 names
  • $165,548,315 in total annual salaries
  • 394 making over $100,000

Here are the highest paid:

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UCCF 10/25/18: New Fire Training Building

Coming as something of a surprise to the freeholders was the fact that a new building was in the works and possibly that it was NOT Netta Architects who got the call.

2018-905: Authorizing the County Manager to award a Professional Architectural Service Contract, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, to The Musial Group, of Mountainside, New Jersey to provide Conceptual Design Services for the proposed construction of a new Union County Fire Training Academy Building and parking lots to be located at the existing site on Lower Road, City of Linden, New Jersey for an amount not to exceed $26,663.00. (Union County Engineering Project Number 2017-006)

Seeing the Light – At a Steep Cost (To Taxpayers)

Back in 2010 when the DeCotiis law firm suckered the Union County freeholder board into bonding to put up solar panels at what was supposed to be no cost then-freeholder Daniel Sullivan was more than eager to reward his political patrons by signing taxpayers up for this boondoggle:
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Today he admitted as much to Bloomberg:
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UCCF 7/12/18: Consultants Group I&I & 1 no vote

2018-649: Authorizing the County Manager to award a contract to Group I&I Consultancy, Union, New Jersey, from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, for Comprehensive Professional Services in an amount not to exceed $75,000.

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IGO (You Pay)

Dreaming of getting away from it all at a place like this?

In two weeks that is exactly where four county employees will be and you will be paying ($9,158) for it.

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