Township of Verona Community Survey/Municipal Survey Comments
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Enough Being Done to Control Spending
Quadrant You Live In Age Years Living in Verona Comments
North East 30 to 45 1 to 5 I wish the police would give out more speeding tickets. Speeding is the public safety issue that I am most concerned with and I hardly ever see cars pulled over on the main through streets for speeding. Linden seems to be the worst because not only is it a through street but it seems to be narrower than many of the other streets with 25 mph limits. I hope we don't have to wait for a tragedy before the speed limit is enforced.
North East 30 to 45 6 to 10 In times like these when most people get little or no raise, how can we be giving raises to our township employees that are many times the inflation rate. I can see paying for performance, but certainly everybody isn't performing at such a high level to warrant the types of raises that have been doled out this year.
North East 30 to 45 6 to 10 When we can buy items on a state bid price, why do we pay almost double, just so we can use a local vendor. ( such as tires for our town vehicles)
North East 30 to 45 Over 10 For starters, Mr Condorelli owes this town $2,000 in overtime spending from his election day violations.
North West 30 to 45 Over 10 The new speed signs i have been seeing around town sure seem like they are slowing people down along with all the police officers i see stopping cars.
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 raising property taxes is not the only way
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 If you spend surplus to keep taxes down inorder to get public support it only comes back to haunt you. I favor regular small increases. My public services goes up yearly, seems other things go up, I don't expect a zero increase. School expenditures seem very high and also county, overall town taxes are small.
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 see above
North West 46 to 60 Over 10 it would appear that money is spent on buildings and other things that I think the people of Verona should be voting on such as the new construction behind the municipal building or the tower behind the municipal building and the community center itself.
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 Far too much waste. Old boy network still rules. Too many special interests. It's who you know. Lower our taxes.
South East 30 to 45 Over 10 more accountibilty from the department heads. too much seems to go unchecked.
South East 46 to 60 6 to 10 I think that the money should be spent more wisely. I'd like to see a more forward looking council than we have now. How about some long and short term goals?
South East 46 to 60 Over 10 I am very satisifed that former and current council members have done much to control the less than 25% of the entire budget that they have direct control over.
South East Over 60 Over 10 Not by a long shot
South West 30 to 45 6 to 10 Capital needs should be prioritized,published and justified. Departments must justify capital purchases. Demand process improvements in departments on a month to month basis, and have the Town Manager complete Goals and Objectives.
South West 30 to 45 6 to 10 Overspending on middleschool field development. Concrete boxes originally placed at Bloomfiled/Lakeside Ave. only later to be removed because violated some code.
South West 30 to 45 6 to 10 Although some items are not adequately explained in public.
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 Speeding is a problem in town and we are trying to deal with it. With the members of the Public safety Committee we are trying to implement Keep kids Alive Drive 25 program that will educate our town about the speeding issue. People will complain about speeding , however studies have indicated 63% of people speed in their own nieghborhood. It must change.
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 Hands are tied by employment contracts, but upon renewal of these contracts, it seems like nothing ever changes. I'm ready for drastic measures. The cost of benefits MUST be shared. Gone are the days of full family coverage at no cost, and the $5 deductible. If it causes a strike or other interruptions, so be it. Stop the outrageous spending.
South West 30 to 45 Over 10 Not enough is being done....Everyone knows not to speed through Caldwell and Cedar Grove.....why not in Verona ?
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 It appears that there is no contro; over spending.
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 They cry poverty, but find the money for things they want to spend it on.
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 Too many surprises in the 11th hour. No one is monitoring the budget on a day to day basis. The council spends without revieing the impact to the budget.
South West 46 to 60 Over 10 Instead of forming a panel, why not just take care of the problem?

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