Monday, April 15, 2013
Freeholder director plans to call for 0 percent tax increase for second year.
Now that this year's county budget season is wrapped up with the adoption of the 2013 Morris County Budget, county officials are already working on 2014 numbers and seeking to impose no tax increase for the second year. The county adopted its $311.1 million budget on March 27, which did not include a tax increase. Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said Monday he will again call on freeholders to adopt a no-increase budget next year. "In 2013 we had the first zero increase in 15 years, and with the reduction in the open space tax, residents' total county property taxes were reduced by 1.7 percent," he said. The 2013 county budget includes about $6 million in spending reductions from 2012, including 63 employees' positions cut, and $7.7 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Tom Mastrangelo replaces William Chegwidden as Morris County Freeholder leader.
Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo was chosen by his colleagues to be the group’s director for 2013. He replaces William Chegwidden who lost in the June 2012 Primary Election. The Montville freeholder was sworn in to the leadership position during the governing body's annual reorganization meeting on Friday. Towaco resident William "Hank" Lyon was also sworn in to serve the balance of his term after he was elected in March 2012. In his first bid for a Morris County Freeholder seat, Washington Township’s John Krickus, along with running mates John Cesaro and David Scapicchio, won a three-year seat on the governing body and was sworn in Friday as well. Krickus plans to get to work immediately and just as quickly stop spending, he said…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Mark April 25 on your calendar.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Morris County teenagers 13 years of age and older and their parents are invited to attend a free Natural High Comedy Night and Book Signing on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Ave., in Parsippany. The show will feature stand-up comedian and youth motivational speaker Dr. Matt Bellace and comedians Andy Pitz and Moody McCarthy. Bellace will also be signing his book, “A Better High,” a humorous look at getting naturally high every day. Admission is free for parents and teens and includes the show, a light dinner, a book for each teenager who attends and the book signing. Pre-registration is required since seating is limited. Pre-registration may be done online at www.…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Officials believe they can cut costs enough to balance the budget at Morris View, the county-run facility. But advocates for seniors worry that if they fail, there will be no safety net for patients many private nursing homes don't want to serve.
Built on hillsides, near streams, or in other picturesque locations, county-run nursing homes once stood as monuments to local governments’ ability to care for people in need. But that was long ago. Now they stand as targets. New Jersey’s county-owned nursing homes routinely operate at multimillion-dollar deficits that make it more and more difficult for county executives and freeholders to fulfill campaign promises to hold the line on taxes. And the fiscal outlook for the facilities continues to worsen with ongoing cuts in Medicaid and new state-imposed budget restrictions. Meanwhile, the number of private-owned nursing homes in New Jersey has grown in recent decades to more than 300, and almost all of them have vacant beds. In counties …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Touts achievements at Freeholders meeting