• Police Complaint: Busted Tech, Town Manager Intimidation

    Technology is as important to a modern police force as a gun and a badge–probably more. Yet since 2008, the Verona Police Department has had to deal with a nearly endless list of broken or malfunctioning technology,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Bonds, Clerk, Police IT Issues Roil Council Meeting

    Monday night’s Town Council meeting turned into a tense test of wills as Council members took issue with two proposed bond issues and the process that led to the hiring of a new town clerk. Private session...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Town Council Asked To Delay Awarding Hilltop Fields Contract

    Citing concerns about rising taxes and overlapping purposes, a group of residents asked the Town Council on Monday night to delay awarding the construction contract for the new sports fields on Verona’s Hilltop. They want the Council...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Town Council Meeting Turns Contentious Over Email, Fields

    Monday night’s Town Council turned into a shouting match over a Council member’s access to email and the town’s plans to redevelop the Hilltop into two multi-purpose sports fields. Council member Michael Nochimson disclosed that he had...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Council Fails To Pass Bond For 911 System, Computers

    A $565,000 bond ordinance that would have financed a new 911 emergency call system and computers for town employees failed to get the four votes needed for approval at last night’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Bob Manley...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council To Vote On Tech-Spending Bond

    Verona’s town manager is seeking a long-term bond to buy some assets that are, in large part, short term. In August, Joe Martin and Jeff Hayes, Verona’s emergency operations director, gave the Town Council a first look...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Approves New Town Manager Contract

    After an hour of public discussion for and against, the Verona Town Council approved a new three-year contract for Town Manager Joseph A. Martin. The new contract, whose terms were not disclosed in the resolution approved at...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Divided Council Starts New Term

    The mayor of Verona is a now a largely ceremonial position. But there was little standing on ceremony when the Town Council held its reorganization meeting earlier this week. The council was not only not unanimous in...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Election Results To Be Finalized Thursday

    Verona’s Town Council election was very close, and town and county election officials have been going through a process to make the results official. That means adding the mail-in votes to the votes at the machines and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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