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Hamilton Mayor Talks Fire District Consolidation; Wants State Input

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported by NJ.com, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede met with the Township firefighters’ unions two years ago about consolidation and said she is pleased to finally see petitions going to taxpayers to start the process.  The mayor, though, believes the unions which are spearheading the effort should be seeking signatures in all districts, including District… Continue Reading

Hamilton Firefighter Unions Tout Plan For Fire District Consolidation

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported by NJ.com, the Hamilton Township firefighters’ unions will start knocking on residents’ doors asking them to sign petitions calling for the consolidation of the Township’s nine fire districts into one force that would provide protection to the entire town.  The resolutions call for the dissolution of the district the taxpayers live in.  It’s… Continue Reading

East Windsor’s 2015 Budget Does Not Include Consolidated Police Services With Hightstown

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported by NJ.com, the $21.2 million budget East Windsor is proposing for 2015 does not include consolidated police services with Hightstown, Mayor Janic Mironov said.  “The budget we have prepared does not in any manner reflect any possible police services agreement with Hightstown,” she said. Closed-door discussions between the towns are ongoing as officials… Continue Reading

Pemberton Township Considers Hiring a Civilian Police Director to Run its Force

Posted in Public Employment Labor Law, Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported in the Burlington County Times, a controversial ordinance to revise the local code to create a Civilian Police Director’s position has been put on hold.  The Pemberton Township Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to table a vote on the ordinance and create a subcommittee to research and review the position of Civilian Police director,… Continue Reading

South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Services

Posted in Pay and Overtime, Public Employment Labor Law, Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and Freeholder Rob Walton. The mayors of Lambertville, West Amwell and Delaware Townships advocate a police merger.  A state-funded… Continue Reading

Bergen County Prosecutors Office Refuses to Pay for Park Ridge, Montvale and Woodcliff Lakes Police Consolidation Study

Posted in Shared Services/Consolodation
As reported in NJ.com on July 22, 2013, the Bergen County Prosecutors Office refused to reimburse the towns of Park Ridge, Montvale and Woodcliff Lake, for the cost of a police consolidation study which the Borough of Montvale rejected.  The study, which cost $49,000.00, stated that the three boroughs would save $1 million dollars by… Continue Reading
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