Category Archives: Municipal

Freeholder candidate Van Doren admits role in govt data breach

“They weighed about 40 pounds apiece.” said Tewksbury Township Committeeman Peter Melick about two boxes of confidential municipal personnel files he and someone else carried out of the government building on April 27, 2017. It was the biggest government record … Continue reading

Posted in Election, Hunterdon County, Municipal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why to vote NO on Public Question to divert open space funds

This letter was published in the local newspapers and social media outlets this week. Chairs of the Clinton Township Open Space Committee and Environmental Commission — along with other residents — oppose a Public Question on the November 8 ballot … Continue reading

Posted in Election, Municipal, Sprawl, Taxes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Administrator hired by Mayor Higgins was under investigation

In an Oct. 11 article, the Hunterdon Review reports that the administrator recently hired by Mayor John Higgins for Clinton Township, Jesse Landon, was under investigation in Tewksbury Township, “alledgedly… accused of sexual harassment” — during the time Higgins and … Continue reading

Posted in Municipal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clinton Township’s RFP for patronage jobs

When Clinton Township’s new administrator, Jesse Landon, recently posted a Request For Proposal (RFP) on the New Jersey State League of Municipalities website (NJSLOM) for all the municipality’s professional positions, he apparently did so without discussing it with the town … Continue reading

Posted in Municipal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayor John Higgins to citizens: You’re not smart enough to participate

Who should decide Clinton Township’s future? Not its citizens, according to Mayor John Higgins. At a September 5 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, Higgins said: “I don’t know very many people in the township that have enough knowledge of … our land use … Continue reading

Posted in Hunterdon County, Municipal, Sprawl | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to save $1,000 on your Clinton Township taxes?

You once had the right to vote on school taxes every April in Clinton Township. Remember? Actually, you had that right for over 100 years, until the Clinton Township Board of Education (BOE) took it away from you in 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in Municipal, Schools, Taxes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do you want to get back your right to vote on school taxes?

Who could possibly suggest that taxpayers should be deprived of their right to vote on how much we are taxed? In Clinton Township, the answer is: Your school board, which took away our 100-year-old right to vote on school taxes. … Continue reading

Posted in Municipal, Schools, State, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marra & Imbriaco: The Windygate Legacy

It’s Windygate all over again. In 2010, Clinton Township councilmen Jim Imbriaco, Peter Marra and Spencer Peck filed a fraudulent affordable housing plan with COAH (Council On Affordable Housing). Mayor Cimei voted against it, but lacked a majority. Call it … Continue reading

Posted in COAH, Municipal, Sprawl, State, Taxes, Windy Acres | Leave a comment

Clinton Township: The wolf is at the door

It will soon be open season again on Hunterdon County municipalities. After Clinton Township led a coalition of 20 towns to launch a legal battle in 2008 against unfunded state mandates for affordable housing, we both won and lost. The … Continue reading

Posted in COAH, Municipal, Sprawl, State, Taxes, Windy Acres | Leave a comment

Clinton Township’s COAH Plan: A bogus political campaign promise?

A recent story in the Hunterdon County Democrat about Clinton Township’s old municipal building and the township’s affordable housing (COAH) planning is wrong. In 2008, many people invested a lot of time and energy to create the plan in the … Continue reading

Posted in COAH, Municipal, Sprawl, State, Windy Acres | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment