Thursday, January 31, 2013
Two percent increases across the board are part of the three-year contract that expires at the end of next year.
The Little Silver Borough Council approved 2013 salaries for members of its police department at its Jan. 28 meeting. The salaries, which represent a 2 percent increase across the board, are stipulated in the Little Silver Police Department's three-year contract that expires at the end of 2014. Employees hired before January 1, 2011 will be compensated as follows: Employees hired after January 1, 2011 will be compensated as follows:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
More than 75 residents turned out for Monday's council meeting to voice their concerns over financial ramifications of the borough's revaluation.
The timing of Little Silver's revaluation, mandated a year ago by the county and state, couldn't have been worse. Not only were the town-wide reappraisals coming on the tail end of a housing slump and a decade after the last revaluation, but the benchmark date used to evaluate properties was set at Oct. 1, just a month before Hurricane Sandy came and changed everything. "There's no precedence for this," Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. told the approximately 75 residents gathered to show their opposition to property appraisals received last month. The borough hired Realty Appraisal Company to perform a revaluation of all property in the borough after Little Silver was ordered by the Monmouth County Board of Taxation to establish current market …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The borough's official reorganization on Monday included swearing in of officers for emergency services.
The borough's council chambers was crowded Monday night with many uniformed 2013 inductees for various official roles in Little Silver and their families at the annual reorganization meeting. Councilmen David Gilmour and Dr. Richard Scott were sworn in to serve three-year terms following wins in November. Long-time councilman Donald Galante took the oath of office for a one-year term. Stuart Van Winkle was unanimously voted in to serve as borough council president. Officers for the borough's first responders also took the oath of office for 2013. Officers for the year include: Fire Department Officers: Fire Police Officers: Emergency Medial Services Officers:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The borough will apply anticipated FEMA money to the loan, which is to be paid off over five years.
Cleaning up after Sandy could cost Little Silver up to $1.7 million. The borough council authorized the appropriation of that amount Monday to fund the removal of the mounds of debris cleared from properties and damage sustained by borough structures following the super storm. Borough Attorney John O. Bennett, III stressed at the Nov. 19 council meeting that the borough might not necessarily spend the full amount, the balance of which will be paid back over five years at $340,000 annually. The borough will also apply for the maximum reimbursement from FEMA, which will be applied to clean up costs. The mayor and council approved $7,100 in repairs to the borough's public works building to Paul Caruso Construction in Long Branch for damage …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sgt. Paul Halpin, who has been with the department for 13 years, was promoted from patrolman on Monday night in front of a full house of supporters.
Friends, family and fellow officers filled the Little Silver Municipal Courtroom on Monday night to watch the promotion of Little Silver Police Officer Paul Halpin from patrolman to sergeant at the borough council meeting. With his wife, Patrice, and 8-month-old son Owen at his side, Halpin, 35, took the oath read by Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. in front of about 40 well-wishers, including many of his fellow officers. Halpin, a Middletown resident, was a patrolman in the borough for 11 years and served two years prior to that as a dispatcher. His salary will increase from $94,687 to $100,369 effective Oct. 15. "It's like a dream come true," Halpin told Patch prior to the swearing in, "to overcome challenges and move through the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Dr. Rick Scott was sworn in on Monday to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Councilman Jon Bitman.
Dr. Richard J. Scott thanked members of the Little Silver Borough Council on Monday night for their confidence in appointing him to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Councilman Jonathan Bitman. "This is clearly not the happiest of circumstances," said Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. Scott was sworn in at the Sept. 24 meeting to serve as a temporary council member until a successor is elected in November and "duly certified," according to Borough Attorney John O. Bennett III. The winning candidate will immediately join the council, rather than waiting until January. The long-time resident has previously served as a member of the borough's planning board. "I don't think anyone can replace him," said Scott of Bitman. "The best we can do…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The borough will take down 14 trees in "dangerous condition" this fall.
The sound of a gunning chainsaw should be filling the air in certain Little Silver neighborhoods this month as 14 borough-owned trees in "dangerous condition" are slated for removal, according to Linda Goff, chairperson for the borough's Shade Tree Commission. "These trees are really dangerous," Goff said at the Sept. 10 Little Silver Borough Council meeting, "especially with storm season approaching." The outgoing trees are located as follows: A few trees will also be pruned along Little Silver Parkway, said Goff. The borough-owned trees are either diseased, dead or growing into overhead wires. When North Lovett was widened some years ago, Goff said construction crews simply hacked into the roots of the Silver Maples lining the street, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Councilman Jonanthan Bitman, who died last week, was running for re-election in November.
While there was no mention of filling the noticeably unoccupied seat at Monday night's Little Silver Borough Council meeting, plans are in place to temporarily fill the vacancy until a new member is elected in November. According to Borough Attorney John O. Bennett III, who also serves as the county's Republican chair, he has until Thursday to put a new name of the ballot to replace Councilman Jonathan H. Bitman, who died on Sept. 4 and was running for re-election. Bennett said he is soliciting input from municipal chairs in his search for a new GOP candidate. Once that candidate has been certified following the Nov. 6 election, Bennett said that person will be sworn in shortly thereafter and not wait until the traditional January …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The town will 'Go Gold' in September to bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Their kids may have won their respective fights against cancer, but Little Silver moms Gerri Daneman and Beth McLoone are still waging a war against the disease. The two women are spearheading an effort to "Paint the Town Gold" and came before the Little Silver Borough Council on Monday to get its blessing to bring their campaign for increasing awareness of pediatric cancer to town in September. The campaign already has the financial backing of Monmouth Medical Center and its foundation and has been greenlighted by Atlantic Highlands officials, according to Daneman at the Aug. 6 council meeting. Daneman and McLoone also have met with the Little Silver Business and Professional Association about swapping out the lamppost banners that line …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The borough council recognized Galante's Teacher of the Year designation at the high school.
Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. observed at last week's council meeting that having teacher Mandy Galante over at Red Bank Regional is "neat for us." "She's someone from the community who's made us proud," he added, before reading a proclamation recognizing Galante's designation as Teacher of the Year at the High School. "Everybody knows your accomplishments," said Neff of Galante's accomplishments creating the curriculum that offers students a study concentration and career path in cyber security. "It's so well deserved." We expect to see Galante, who's married to Councilman Don Galante, back at a future meeting to be recognized by council for also nabbing the county's Teacher of the Year bragging rights.