Why not give employees at least something? The money cut was restored right? If you cant afford across the board raises like in the past then give out merit raises to those who actually deserve it! or at least a smaller raise for everyone. You know they have the money. AT least Dipu managed to put the money back into his staff and that helped keep morale up. Good long term loyal employees are discouraged and staff morale is getting very low in the houses - people are done going above and beyond expected duties at this point.
The board members have been accused of sleeping for the last ten years now they want to go extreme...I don't think they realize the can of worms they will be opening. For an agency this size staff have been majority good and hard workers. There is no reason for this except to spend more money Mt. Lakes and get rid of good staff and cut back employment and save money so they can buy more unnecessary things and put on events people don't even want to go to.