Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tea Party at Town Hall

(top photo: construction of Newark sewer system c.1880)
From Sewer taxes to WayFaring Signs, Montclair taxpayers feel too much of their tax dollars are going down the drain. Tonight they have planned to announce g their own tax revolt at their Town Council meeting.
Overseen by the Montclair Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), the estimated $500,000 to $750,000 sign project will be funded through a several-year period.

After designing her own protest signs, community activist Pegi Adams continues to plead her case on both Baristanetnj and The Watercooler:

"On July 24, 2006, I attended the town council meeting during which the municipal government authorized the execution of an agreement with Cloud Gehshan Associates for the design of the program. However, the resolution does not include either a dollar amount or a recipient of the amount. Does this mean the council is making an agreement with no dollar amount?

When I called town offices this morning, neither the town purchasing department nor the clerk's office knew if the contract had been "fully executed", nor did they know what department would be in charge of executing it. makes you wonder who knows what down there, doesn't it? "

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