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Union County Government Giving ‘Unheard Of’ Raises To Top Admins

This letter was sent to the clerks of the 21 municipalities in Union County for distribution to the local governing bodies and got into TAPinto Westfield.

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UCCF 10/7/21: Can’t Take the Truth

Here is that paragraph:

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CBBS (2) PFRS Bill-To-Budget Details

You would expect that the line item for the contribution to the Police & Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) would be routine. The state sends you a bill around April, 2020 based on the June 30, 2019 valuations and you pay it a year later. That number should theoretically be what you put in your 2021 budget. For three counties in New Jersey it isn’t.

After putting 2021 budget numbers for PFRS contributions into a spreadsheet for all counties two things stand out:

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UCCF 3/25/21: Racism in Jails and Parks

Two on each plus a mélange:

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UCCF 10/1/20: UCIA Boondoggle & Resolutions

Today’s Union County Freeholder zoom meeting included an objection to another Union County Improvement Authority boondoggle:

Plus Q & some A on resolutions:

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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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