Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Township manager and CFO to give municipal budgeting talk.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Livingston Township Manager Michele Meade and Chief Financial Officer William Nadolny will present an informative session on municipal budgeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Community Center located at 204 Hillside Ave. The program is offered under the auspices of the Livingston Citizens' Institute and is open to all residents. The event geared to help residents understand the municipal financing process from annual budget to long-range financial planning. In a press release, Meade explained the program is a response to residents' requests to better understand the complex process of municipal financing. “I’m often asked how budget decisions are made, how the ‘price of government’ is set for the coming year, how much debt is too much…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Few meetings scheduled; religious holidays begin.
It is a quiet work week in Livingston. With the Livingston public schools closed for spring break, there will be no board of education meeting this week. No meetings are scheduled for the Livingston Township Council either, with only the planning board scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 3 for a regular meeting at 8 p.m. While there is only one item on the agenda for the planning board, it is a continuation of plans for a multi-family residential complex to be located on South Orange Avenue at the Millburn township border. The preliminary and final site plan were originally presented at the Feb. 21 planning board meeting. To view the resolution, click on the attached pdf. While Livingston schools are not in session, Superintendent Dr. …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Township Council approved purchase of new pumper truck and praised the volunteers of the Cycle for Survival event.
The Livingston Township Council voted Monday night to buy a new pumper truck for the Livingston Fire Department., get rid of an outdated ordinance that bans Sunday retail sales, and agreed to refinance some bonds. "The volunteer fire department goes above and beyond in keeping our town and citizens safe. They deserve to have the best equipment," Deputy Mayor Rudy Fernandez said Tuesday. The council took steps to refinance more than $4 million in bonds and also began the process of eliminating an outdated ordinance prohibiting Sunday retail sales, as well as entered into several shared service agreements with surrounding towns. Fernandez explained the township wants to save 3 percent of the bond costs by refinancing. The council had …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Says good-bye to county liaison Anthony Puglisi at council meeting
For only its second regular meeting since its reorganization, the Livingston Town Council already had a full schedule Monday night. The Council held a swearing in ceremony for two new police officers, presented a check to the St. Barnabas Burn Unit on behalf of the Camuso Holiday Committee, and said good-bye to longtime Essex County Liaison Anthony Puglisi while welcoming his replacement, Eileen Fishman. Donation to Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation After relocating Ernest Camuso's spectacular holiday display to the township gazebo this past December, the town maintained the Camuso family tradition of requesting donations to the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation from the many entranced visitors to the attraction. Mayor Steven A. Santola, the …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Proposed fees would help township cover costs of maintaining public fields
The Livingston Township Council meets tonight for a conference meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. at town hall. A public discussion over the implementation of field usage fees highlights this evening's municipal agenda. The council first introduced the measure at a conference meeting back in early September. Independent sports groups that hold practices and games on township fields would now be required to pay a fee to the township based on the amount of use. At the time Township Manager Michele Meade said the planned fees are in line with what other municipalities are charging for field usage. "We think it's a fair proposal," she said. Since then, the council has maintained informal dialog with members of the sports groups to gauge their …