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Tom Abbott April 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Katz’s campaign says "Stabilize Taxes”. Stern's repeats his 2010, "A realRead Morepla n to address the property tax burden on residents." Who do they think they’re fooling?
Art Vatsky April 23, 2014 at 06:56 AM
I have to agree, once again, with Trustworthy Tom. By keeping keeping us distracted with wildRead Moregoose chases like the $21,000 bathroom for the poor condition Rt. 4 building and the unpopular 4 day work week at town hall, our Council has been using us as cash cows, running THEIR projects and increasing OUR DEBT. Unlike hundreds of other towns in NJ, Teaneck has avoided some serious problems like train derailments and major SuperStorm Sandy damage. Still, our Township looks less than "spiffy". Trees remain missing on the Cedar Lane Streetscape. Our street sign rewplacement program - half finished - is on hold because money has been spent elsewhere. The increased debt locks in tax increases for future budgets. "Stabilze Taxes"!! Are the incumbents (aside from Lizette Parker) the kind of people we will put back on the Council? Do we want them to continue to make cash cows out of us? I hope not.
Tee Smyth April 23, 2014 at 08:19 AM
I am still loling at the disparity. The other article was considered news...this is opinion.Read More Hmm m And allow me to say again.....I miss Noah.
Art Vatsky April 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I endorse Eva's comments. Teaneck's government is controlled by the Teaneck Council and the manager Read Morewho serves at the pleasure of the Council. These four compose the majority of the seven member Council. What they say, goes. I am not happy with construction projects with poor outcomes, nor other projects with excessive budgets, nor undone projects like the absence of a truck garage for our DPW fleet or bathrooms at the new soccer field. Three million for a soccer stadium without bathrooms!! Does that make sense?
Laura Mausner April 17, 2014 at 08:54 PM
I heartily agree with Eva's perceptive comments. This election is about policies and not aboutRead Morerelig ion. Any effort to insinuate the opposite is a form of mud-slinging which has been used effectively before, but , I hope , can no longer fool the voters of this town. Let the Council majority defend the votes they took .Their religion is irrelevant, Laura Mausner..
Laura Mausner April 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM
There is a lack of affordable housing for the middle class these days. Are all these apartmentsRead Morelu xury priced? Has the community weighed in on the size of this project? Laura M.
Tom Abbott April 20, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Hearings were held where the community had the opportunity to weigh in. If I recall correctly theRead Morepu blic comments were favorable and the project was approved. As to the subject of affordable housing, this is covered by state and local law. A project such as this, is expected to set a certain number of units aside for affordable housing. The rules are complex and I couldn't speak to how this is worked out. Alternately the developer can by agreement with the council, instead contribute money to the township's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The money has to be adequate to construct the affordable units and can only be used for that purpose. An agreement between the developer and the council is supposed to be reached before the plan can be approved. As far as I know it has not been discussed at a public meeting so either the plans met the rules or the rules are being ignored.
Tee Smyth April 04, 2014 at 10:56 AM
I do too.
Patricia Florez Schwartz April 07, 2014 at 01:59 PM
He is not with the Patch? What happened?