• 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 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 4 months ago
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  • Girl Scouts Seek To Change Memorial Day Parade Order

    The Junior Girl Scouts of Troop 20549 are working on their Government in Action badge, and they came to the Town Council meeting on Monday night to put some of what they had learned in action. They...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Council Awards Contract To Build Hilltop Turf Fields

    After a decade of planning and debate, the Verona Town Council has awarded the contracts to build two turfed youth sports fields on the hilltop behind the Verona Community Center. Voting 3 to 2 on Monday night,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Untangling The Town Council Meeting

    Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting opened with the withdrawal of the resolution to award the contract for the Hilltop sports fields and closed amid often angry debate. In between was a tangle of assertions and issues that...

    • Posted 7 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 8 months ago
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  • Police To Get New 911 System

    The Verona Town Council has approved spending $510,950 on technology for the Verona Police Department, including a new 911 system. The town will make a $25,550 downpayment out of its regular budget and bond for the rest,...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Council To Make Verona More Environmentally Friendly

    The Verona Town Council said at Monday’s meeting that it would support Verona’s participation in a non-partisan program to make the town more environmentally friendly and potentially lower Verona’s cost of being “green”. The program is called...

    • Posted 11 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 11 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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