Vernon receives anti-raise petitions

Vernon receives anti-raise petitions

There are 4 comments on the New Jersey Herald story from Feb 15, 2012, titled Vernon receives anti-raise petitions. In it, New Jersey Herald reports that:

Petitioners submitted 1,130 signatures Tuesday in support of letting township voters decide a controversial 2012 salary ordinance raising Mayor Victor Marotta's salary by 67 percent -- from $30,000 to $50,000. The ordinance, which would also boost council salaries from $3,000 to $5,000, was to have taken effect today.

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Shocked Citizen

Sussex, NJ

#1 Mar 1, 2012
What have the Mayor Victor Marotta and Council members accomplished for the people of Vernon to have such increases?
In any business, you earn an increase by showing your accomplishments and you get an increase only after you have clearly proven your contribution to the organization you work for. In real life you only get increases in a retroactive way. You mus contribute to societey before your superiors recognize you and give you an increase as a reward. What are the accomplishments of the Mayor and the council members? how do they justify such increases? Have they responded to the Vernon's citizens action? I would like to see the list of accomplishment from the Mayor and the council members showing all the work that thay have accomplished for Vernon prior to given themselve such increases. If there is no clear contribution to Vernon from their side they should forget about their increases and go back to serve the Vernon citizens more honestly in the future
TMM

Schnecksville, PA

#2 Mar 1, 2012
I Agree!
formerVernonResi dent

Newton, NJ

#3 Mar 16, 2012
I moved out of Vernon 6 yrs ago. It was the best decision I ever made. It became impossible to deal with all the BullS**t. I would often go to town meetings and became so enraged at the decisions made by the people who ran the town I had to stop going. As usual in Vernon it's not what you know that gets you appointed or elected, it's who you know. With your new Mayor I see it's business as usual.
Same old

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 22, 2012
The town is laying off New young interested in their job teachers, aids, and others that actually work. These snakes get in and the first thing they do is line their own pockets. This can not stand. Marotta is an another embarrassment for the town and should resign.

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