Daily Archives: June 19, 2008

>Jim Grenafege Comments to Middletown Committee Reguarding the Budget and Layoffs

>This is the first of four audio clips from the Middletown Township Committee Meeting in which it is alledged that Jim Grenafege, the Democratic Candidate for Township Committee, suggested that the Township Committee should consider laying off members of the Police department.
After listening to all of the audio you can make a determination for yourself whether or not Mr. Grenafege suggested it or not.

1st. part. – Jim’s comments
http://ia311327.us.archive.org/1/items/BudgetAndLayoffComments1/25-5-08JimBudgetLayofs_01.wav
2nd. part – Jim’s comments
http://ia311311.us.archive.org/2/items/JimBudgetAndLayoff2/35-5-08JimBudgetLayofs_02.wav
3rd. part – Scharfenberger explains budget
http://ia311310.us.archive.org/2/items/JimBudgetAndLayoff2/4205-5-0820Gerry20Explains20Budget20for20the20Record.wav
4th. part – Chief’s comments
http://ia311310.us.archive.org/2/items/JimBudgetAndLayoff2/5205-5-0820Chief20Comments-1.wav
After listening to all four audio clips it is my contention that Mr. Grenafege did not call for a reductions in the Middletown Police department.
Click here to read Grenafege’s letter
Click here to read Anthony Fiore’s letter
Click here to read my response to Anthony Fiore

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Jim Grenafege Comments to Middletown Committee Reguarding the Budget and Layoffs

This is the first of four audio clips from the Middletown Township Committee Meeting in which it is alledged that Jim Grenafege, the Democratic Candidate for Township Committee, suggested that the Township Committee should consider laying off members of the Police department.
After listening to all of the audio you can make a determination for yourself whether or not Mr. Grenafege suggested it or not.

1st. part. – Jim’s comments

2nd. part – Jim’s comments

3rd. part – Scharfenberger explains budget

4th. part – Chief’s comments

After listening to all four audio clips it is my contention that Mr. Grenafege did not call for a reductions in the Middletown Police department.
Click here to read Grenafege’s letter
Click here to read Anthony Fiore’s letter
Click here to read my response to Anthony Fiore

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>Township Committee Opposed to Bamm Hollow Country Club Efforts to Force Community To Rezone Property

>Just posted on the Middletown Township website is a letter to the public explaining how Bamm Hollow Country Club  is attempting to strong-arm  the township into an approval to rezone their grounds so that a residential housing development can be built on the site.

Bamm Hollow is questioning the township’s use of RCA’s to transfer some of it’s affordable housing obligations to Lakewood.  
Middletown entered into an agreement with Lakewood to transfer 98 housing units at a cost of $20,000 each.  These are units that Lakewood desperately needs and wants, however the problem is that since this agreement the cost per units have increased to $35,000 per unit.
Bamm Hollow wants to make sure that Middletown pays the higher costs in order to make their  proposed housing development more attractive to for the township to approve.
My thoughts on this are simple, I think that the township has every right to be outraged about this! This is a sneaky and underhanded attempt by Bamm Hollow Country Club to circumvent the zoning process. It is also going to cost Middletown taxpayers millions of dollars if Bamm Hollow is aloud to get away with it.
 However, this problem to some extent is Middletown’s fault. When the original agreement with Red Bank was in place (see letter), Middletown never transferred the funds to Red Bank, which caused Red Bank to then find another RCA source.    
click onto the headline to read the letter yourself.        

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Township Committee Opposed to Bamm Hollow Country Club Efforts to Force Community To Rezone Property

Just posted on the Middletown Township website is a letter to the public explaining how Bamm Hollow Country Club  is attempting to strong-arm  the township into an approval to rezone their grounds so that a residential housing development can be built on the site.

Bamm Hollow is questioning the township’s use of RCA’s to transfer some of it’s affordable housing obligations to Lakewood.  
Middletown entered into an agreement with Lakewood to transfer 98 housing units at a cost of $20,000 each.  These are units that Lakewood desperately needs and wants, however the problem is that since this agreement the cost per units have increased to $35,000 per unit.
Bamm Hollow wants to make sure that Middletown pays the higher costs in order to make their  proposed housing development more attractive to for the township to approve.
My thoughts on this are simple, I think that the township has every right to be outraged about this! This is a sneaky and underhanded attempt by Bamm Hollow Country Club to circumvent the zoning process. It is also going to cost Middletown taxpayers millions of dollars if Bamm Hollow is aloud to get away with it.
 However, this problem to some extent is Middletown’s fault. When the original agreement with Red Bank was in place (see letter), Middletown never transferred the funds to Red Bank, which caused Red Bank to then find another RCA source.    
click onto the headline to read the letter yourself.        

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>Mallet and Mason fighting to take over freeholder board

>There is a good article posted today on PolitickerNJ about Amy Mallet and Glenn Mason, Democratic Candidates for the Monmouth County Freeholder race.

The article gives a good description of who the are and what they would like to see change at the county level.
Click here to read the story

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Mallet and Mason fighting to take over freeholder board

There is a good article posted today on PolitickerNJ about Amy Mallet and Glenn Mason, Democratic Candidates for the Monmouth County Freeholder race.

The article gives a good description of who the are and what they would like to see change at the county level.
Click here to read the story

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>Christie-Beck Dream Team in 2009 ?

>State Senator Kevin O’Toole(R-Bergan) has come out and seemingly has given his blessing to a Chris Christie – Jennifer Beck dream team ticket for Governor/Lt.Governor in 2009, its being reported today on PolitickerNJ.

Click here and all about it. 

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