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Updates, Council Agenda for Tuesday

Happy Sunday, everyone. Just a heads up on what is planned for this week at our Council Meeting.  First, we’re starting at 6:15pm so that we can host leaders of non-profit organizations to make presentations to the Council on their applications for Community Development Block Grants for 2023. Regular business for the Council will not …

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The results for Montclair

First, I want to congratulate Congresswoman Mikie Sherril, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo Jr. on all being re-elected with Montclair once again delivering big for all of them. The common denominator with these three: they’re effective and they deliver real resources to Montclair. Congratulations to each of them and their …

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The four things you have power over tomorrow

Montclair, We can’t control what will happen in America tomorrow night. But we can control: What happens with Montclair’s public schools Who represents Montclair in Congress Who the County Executive is Who we elect to the Montclair School Board So whatever you do, please treat Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8th, like it’s a Presidential year and …

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Lackawanna, Free Parking, S. Park Street, Audit and other Updates

Tonight we have a Council Conference meeting at Town Hall at 7:00pm. Unfortunately, Council conference meetings (vs. Regular Council meetings) aren’t streamed on TV34 or YouTube. I intend to talk to my colleagues again tonight about at least turning the cameras on so that those of you who want to watch from home, can.  There …

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A concerning culture of retaliation

Today I learned that our Township CFO filed a complaint alleging harassment, hostile treatment and retaliation, among other things by Township CEO/Manager Tim Stafford. There is a lot that I’m learning for the first time in reading her complaint as the timeline spans two administrations. There are also some things I’ve heard anecdotally. But I’ll say …

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PSEG Bill, Car Theft, Parking Tech and School Bond

Hey everyone, here’s a few important updates: Your Electric Bill The Sustainable Essex (County) Alliance Energy Procurement Cooperative (SEAEPC) program with Energy Harbor expired in September. As you are most likely well aware, there have been significant changes in energy market prices since the last time the Township went out to bid in November, 2020.  …

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