• The Budget That Broke The Camel’s Back?

    Voting three to two last night, the Verona Town Council approved a 2014 municipal budget that will raise taxes 5.68%. Council members Bob Manley, Frank Sapienza and Jay Sniatkowski voted for the budget, which was trimmed only...

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  • Verona’s Budget Vs. Our Neighbors

    Last week, Verona resident Alex Roman unveiled a proposal for an alternative municipal budget that would raise Verona taxes by 1.3% instead of the 6.5% proposed by Verona Township Manager Joe Martin, and without affecting essentials, like...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Verona Tax Increase: 6.5% or 1.3%?

    Verona Township Manager Joe Martin has introduced a budget that would raise taxes 6.5%. Alex Roman thinks it should be a lot less, and he’s created an alternate budget to prove it. Roman has identified $833,076 in...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Snow Removal Costs Skyrocket

    If it feels as if this past winter hit your budget hard, you’re not alone: Verona’s municipal snow removal costs for January to March of this year were almost quadruple those for the winter of 2012. Verona...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Board Of Ed OKs Tentative Budget

    The Verona Board of Education approved a tentative $34.6 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year at a special meeting last night. The tax levy increase is 2.78%, up from 2.5% for the 2013-2014 school year. The...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • BOE Budget Meeting Tuesday

    The Verona Board of Education will hold a special meeting on its 2014-2015 budget on Tuesday, March 18, in the Verona High School library. The meeting will start at 7 p.m., one hour earlier than regular BOE...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • What You Need To Know About The PILOT

    Since construction began on the apartments atop Verona’s Hilltop, Town Manager Joe Martin has often spoken of how much revenue they will bring to Verona. He’s used figures like $1.2 million and $1.5 million a year. Thanks...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Budget Introduced, But Council Wants It Smaller

    Verona’s Town Council chamber is not a kabuki theater, but given the stylized drama that unfolded as the 2013 budget was introduced last night it might as well have been. The major lines of the budget have...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • BOE Video: 5th Grade Trip, Autism Fundraiser, School Budget, Jump Rope For Heart

    Fifth graders from H.B. Whitehorne came to the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night and gave a slideshow on the overnight environmental trip to the Fairview Lake YMCA camp in February. You can get a good sense...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 5 Things To Know: March 24-30

    School Dollars Deadline: Tuesday, March 26, is your last chance to have any influence on the Verona Board of Education’s $28.5 million budget for the 2013-2014 school year. On March 5, the BOE  approved a tentative budget...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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