• 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...

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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 2 months ago
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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 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 2 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 3 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 9 months ago
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  • Martin Apologizes To Nochimson For Call That Provoked Complaint

    Town Manager Joe Martin apologized to Town Council member Michael Nochimson at Monday’s Council meeting for a late-night call in May that led Nochimson to file a criminal complaint against Martin. “That was a mistake on my...

    • Posted 10 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 10 months ago
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  • Nochimson, Martin Agree To Mediation On Criminal Complaint Case

    Town Council member Michael Nochimson and Town Manager Joe Martin have agreed to mediation in the matter of the criminal complaint filed by Nochimson against Martin. The mediation agreement was reached in a hearing in Livingston’s municipal...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • New Manager Contract May Bring More Savings Than Intended

    The Town Council may have inadvertently saved us some money on the new contract with Town Manager Joe Martin. Language in the contract intended to lower the monthly car allowance that Martin had received under previous contracts...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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