Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here is a look at what may be on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a sample of what may be on Wayne Patch this week: — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Here is a recap of some of the top Wayne stories this week.
Thousands of yards of fill and solid waste has not been removed from the Topsoil Depot site in the time alloted per a settlement agreement. Dogs, construction equipment, and loud music may be placed on mute if a new ordinance is approved. Construction on a new Hilton Garden Inn is scheduled to begin in September. Salaries and wages for township employees increased by only $136,000 this year. Authorities spend $112,000 to take 'lethal weapons out of circulation.' — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Council introduces new regulations to bring Wayne ordinance into compliance with state law.
Residents with a noisy dog living on their block or a neighbor who loves to use his power tools early in the morning may get a respite soon. The Township Council introduced an ordinance last week establishing new regulations regarding how much and how long excessive noise is allowed in town. The ordinance brings the town’s law into compliance with newly established state regulations regarding neighborhood noise. “It’s important to have an enforceable, equitable sound ordinance in place. It ensures people can work on their homes at reasonable times so that we protect our biggest investment and enjoy our homes at the same time,” said Councilwoman Lonni Miller Ryan, who is sponsoring the legislation. Power tools, landscaping equipment and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Council approves a $78.1 million budget; tax increase is the lowest in more than a decade.
The average homeowner’s municipal taxes will increase $59 due to the council approving a $56.6 million tax levy for 2013. The tax levy, the portion of the budget funded by local taxes, supports the town's $78.1 million budget. The average home is valued at slightly less than $229,000. Also factored into the $59 increase is nearly $3.2 million budgeted for the public library. The tax increase is the lowest in more than a decade. “It’s progress,” said Mayor Chris Veragno. “What we really need to do now is stabilize our ratable base and increase our ratable base.” Vergano noted that one of the factors leading to the increase was the $27.6 million in assessed tax value the town lost this year. The council approved the budget 5-3. Councilmen …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here is a look ahead to what you'll find on Wayne Patch this week.
Here’s some of the stories you will find on Wayne Patch this week: The council is also expected to issue a proclamation regarding Richard Corsetto. Corsetto was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Basketball Hall of Fame. If you have a suggestion for a story, please e-mail editor Daniel Hubbard at: email@example.com or call him at 973-987-7049. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here is a sample of what you may find on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a sample of what you may find on Wayne Patch this week. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Taxpayer disappointed that no detractors spoke up at annual reorganization meeting.
Thursday, January 10
This week marked the beginning of the township elected and appointed agenda with the mayor giving his state of the township address and the council nominating and seconding the open positions. While the mayor gave his address I sat at home watching channel 77 and I was struck by the fact that despite his positive report on the state of the township he really gave no hard facts or data that a critical thinker who may be listening might take in to consideration. For instance, the mayor spoke of the state of the township's fiscal integrity, but he gave no figures with which you or me could rely upon to come to our own conclusions as to how things were doing and maybe more importantly how we might vote on fiscal matters should they ever make …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Video presentation system in town hall to be upgraded. Residents can view meetings on their phones once system is up and running.
Residents will be able to watch council meetings on their smartphones and iPads next year. The council approved an ordinance appropriating $75,000 to upgrade the video and audio system broadcast system in town hall. Cameras inside the council chamber will be upgraded and new digital equipment to run cable channel 77 will be purchased. New digital production and broadcast equipment and software will be purchased. This will allow meetings to be broadcast live online using any Windows-, Android-, or iOS-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets. Users not using Windows-based devices will not have to download a separate plug-in, which they have to do now, in order to watch the meetings. The new equipment will allow all recorded …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
New digital system will allow Board of Education and Council meetings to be viewed on Smartphones and tablets in 2013.
Residents will be able to watch council and board of education meetings on their smartphones and tablet devices in 2013. The Council introduced an ordinance Wednesday appropriating $75,000 to upgrade the video and audio system broadcast system in town hall. Cameras inside the council chamber will be upgraded and new digital equipment to run cable channel 77 will be purchased, said Scott Pasternak, the township’s information technology director. “The new cameras will allow us to have much better video and audio quality,” Pasternak said. Township officials have said they receive complaints from residents during meetings about the video and audio quality of broadcasts. All municipal and board of education meetings held in the chamber are …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Waste sludge will be transported to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in Newark instead of being burned in town.
The township is expected to save $16 million by entering into a new agreement to dispose of its sewer waste through the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. The council approved the agreement at a meeting Wednesday. Instead of burning waste sludge at the sewer treatment plant, it will be transported to the PVSC in Newark and incinerated there. Sludge is currently incinerated and the ash transported to Pennsylvania every two weeks. The plant is located near the Department of Public Works garage on Dey Road. “This is a win for both the commission and the township and is another example of how shared services can work and save tax dollars,” said Mayor Chris Vergano. The $16 million in savings stems from system upgrades the township would have …