Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The nearly $412 million budget includes a $310 million tax levy. County has reduced the number of full-time employees by nearly 25 percent since 2006.
Passaic County freeholders introduced a $411.8 million budget Tuesday that raises taxes by less than 2 percent. The introduced tax levy is $310.8 million, a 1.9 percent jump from last year. The increase is $2.8 million less than what is allowed by the state budget cap. “This budget represents another step in the right direction,” said Freeholder John Bartlett, a Wayne resident. “We are bringing the increase under the 2 percent cap and still providing a lot of programs and services to Wayne residents.” Bartlett referenced the county’s Meals on Wheels program and the nearly 29 miles of roadways that were either repaved or repaired since 2008. The county has reduced its full-time employees to 1,854 from 2,392 in 2006, nearly a 23 percent …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Newly-elected freeholder appointed to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Passaic County freeholder JOhn Bartlett will represent Passaic County on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA oversees transportation planning and controls all fedreal surface transportation investments in North and Central Jersey. An elected official from each county serves on the board. Bartlett was elected to the freeholder board in November. He is chairman of Friends of Passaic County, a non-profit that advocates for imporving county park facilities and raises money improve the county park system. "It's an honor to represent Passaic County as a member of the NJTPA Board," Bartlett said in a statement. "I'm eager to get to work and help make our transportation network the best it…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Officials will host meetings to ask residents how they think parks could be improved.
Public input is wanted from residents on what they think can be done to improve Passaic County parks. County representatives will host a series of meetings to talk with residents on what they think could be done at both county- and local-owned parks. The meetings, which all begin at 7 p.m., will be held on the following days: The county is in the process of putting together a new Park, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan is expected to be released in April. Additional public meetings will be scheduled once the plan is released. Residents may also submit their opinions online via the county's website. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Decision leaves three Democrats vying to challenge Republican Scott Garrett.