• Budget 2016: Mice & Elephants Get The Boot

    Verona’s former town manager used to frame all financial discussions in terms of “elephants” (the big worries) and “mice” (the smaller ones). Since Joe Martin resigned last summer after the change in majority on the Town Council,...

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  • Budget Workshops Start

    The Verona Town Council will hold the first of three workshops on the 2016 municipal budget tonight, March 3, at Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m. in the Council chambers. This will be the first budget prepared...

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  • School Budget: Contract Savings, Bond Refinance Hold Increase Down

    The Verona Board of Education introduced a preliminary budget for the 2015-2016 school year this month and, thanks to changes to teacher contracts and a refinancing of the 2005 referendum debt, the increase could be held to...

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  • 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

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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...

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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...

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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 3 years ago
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