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David Sudranski April 24, 2014 at 03:14 PM
Tom, The shortness of your article gives me the impression that you disapprove of Mr. Gussen'sRead Morestate ment. I am curious what part of it you disagree with. If the Initial conflict with British rule over the colonies was caused by excessive taxation by the crown (government) wouldn't the comment made by Gussen be accurate? The municipality of Teaneck is taking more than they should be from the citizens. It is patriotic in this country to make sure government does not overstep it's authority.
Tom Abbott April 24, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Gussen's statement stands on it's own. The idea that one can divine disapproval from its lengthRead Moreapp ears disingenuous. If you agree with the statement, there should be no need to defend it.
Tom Abbott April 24, 2014 at 05:37 PM
If you believe that, "The municipality of Teaneck is taking more than they should be from theRead Morec itizens," can I assume you will not be voting for Gussen or the other incumbents who control the municipal tax rate?
PM April 24, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Im so glad I moved from this soontobe Shantytown.
Tee Smyth April 24, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Shantytown, eh? I don't normally do this; but, given your choice of verbiage, I must. Teaneck isRead Moret he real winner as a result of your move.
Stevie April 24, 2014 at 07:48 PM
So, I have waited all day and still havn't seen even one response that shows ANYTHING Castle hasRead Moredon e for this town. He seems to have no problem filing frivolous lawsuits which all of us homeowners must pay for....except for Castle, who pays no property taxes!
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?