>Middletown Budget Introduction and Public Hearing For New Salary (Bonus) Ordinance On Tonight’s Agenda

>During tonight’s Middletown Township monthly workshop meeting, two items are on the agenda that should be of interest to residents, the Township spending plan for 2011 will be introduced and Ordinance 2011-3027 will be given it’s public hearing.

The Township Committee, unlike prior years, will not host a special meeting tonight for the introduction of the Township’s proposed FY2011. Instead the introduction will be part of tonight’s workshop meeting and will limit resident comments and questions until the “Public Comments” portion of the meeting at end of the night.

After the budget introduction a public hearing is scheduled to take place on Ordinance 2011-3027 – the “Ordinance Amending Management Salaries and Non-Union Employees for 2011- Revised”, A.K.A “the Bonus” ordinance. For those that are not familiar this ordinance , this is the controversial ordinance that will authorize $20,000 worth of bonuses (or Stipends as mayor Fiore has now been calling them) to Middletown’s Tax Assessor Charles Heck and his assistant for work they did preparing for the Townships’ recent reassessment which was conducted by Reality Appraisal. This ordinance is scheduled for adoption at the next Township Committee on April 18th, so now is the time to speak out against it.

The meeting is expected to start at 8pm in the small conference room off the Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, so it would be wise to show-up early in case there is a large crowd interested in hearing the details behind this years budget or the proposed salary ordinance. Hopefully though, if that is the case and a large number of indiviuals show-up the meeting will be moved to the larger Court Room.

I hope to see you there.

Here is a link to tonight’s meeting agenda

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One response to “>Middletown Budget Introduction and Public Hearing For New Salary (Bonus) Ordinance On Tonight’s Agenda

  1. >I looked at the salary guide listed on the Twp. website, Ordinance No. 2011-3027, and saw:Management Specialist (DPW) $ 53,198Management Specialist (Police) $ 50,000 Management Specialist (MIS) $ 51,478 Management Specialist (MIS) $ 70,000What is a management specialist and why do we need them? Don't we have enough managers in the various departments? Why does MIS need 2? Is the work they do the work that should be done by supervisors? or is this just another way to hire political cronies?

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