Ethics complaint filed against Teaneck Board of Education President

Today, June 19th, the State of NJ School Ethics Commission indicates that it will review the complaint in case #C75-18, Pagan v. Ardie Walser.

Ethics Complaint filed against Teaneck Board of Education President.

You can view the complaint here: Complaint against Ardie Walser, President of the Teaneck Board of Education

President Walser moved to dismiss the complaint, as frivolous and requested sanctions.  The Ethics Commission received responses from the parties on the motion and issued it’s ruling on May 3rd.

Decision of the Ethics Commision

The Decision of the State Ethics Commission indicates that they denied the motion (to dismiss the complaint as frivolous) and denied any requests for sanctions..

Based on the foregoing, and in reviewing the facts in the light most favorable to the non-moving party (Complainant), the Commission voted to deny the Motion to Dismiss in its entirety.  Notwithstanding this determination, the Commission notes that, because the Complainant agreed to voluntarily withdraw all allegations against Respondent Arjumand, Respondent Walser is the only remaining Respondent.  The Commission also voted to find that the Complaint is not frivolous, and to deny Respondents’ request for sanctions.

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Questions abound with Board of Education Pre-K program

We have received questions from residents regarding several recent actions taken by the Board of Education. This post will focus on the lease of Christ Church by the Township for its pre-k program.

At the last regular Board of Education meeting of 2018, the Board approved item #19 on the agenda:

Excerpt from Dec. 12, 2018 Board of Ed agenda

Teaneck Today has confirmed that this approval, for a lease to rent the Christ Church for use as a pre-school was done without the Board of Education trustees having seen any lease documents.

In fact, based on an Open Public Records Act request sent to us from a resident, it appears that there is no lease in place to use the facility, at all. Continue reading “Questions abound with Board of Education Pre-K program”

2018 Teaneck Board of Education election information data

Want to play with the data from the election and share your thoughts?  Here it is:

The entire spreadsheet can be found here (see sheet 2 for more detailed breakdown shown below).

For each column below, the district has been color coded (from Green = highest number of votes per district to Red = lowest number of votes per district.

UPDATE: a new column has been added with “vote-by-mail” numbers:

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2019 Public Budget Hearing Information

Teaneck New Jersey News

2019 Public Budget Hearing

INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM

To:       Department Heads

From:   Dean Kazinci, Acting Township Manager                       

Date:   October 24, 2018

Re:       2019 Department Budget Requests Public Hearings

 

NJSA 40:69A-96 requires all Department Heads to submit requests for appropriations for the ensuing budget year and to appear before the Township Manager at public hearings during the month of November.

The 2019 Department Budget Public Hearing schedule is as follows:

DATE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULED TIME  
Monday, November 5 Fire Department 9 am – 10 am
Monday, November 5 Purchasing 10:30 am – 11am
Monday, November 5 Township Assessor 11:30 am – 12 pm
Monday, November 5 Township Clerk 1:30 pm – 2 pm
Monday, November 5 Building Department 3 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, November 6 Police Department 9 am – 10 am
Tuesday, November 6 Finance 11 am – 12 pm
Tuesday, November 6 Human Resources 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 6 Municipal Court 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 8 DPW & Engineering 9 am – 10 am
Thursday, November 8 Health Department 11am – 12 pm
Thursday, November 8 Recreation 1 pm – 2 pm
Thursday, November 8 Library 3 pm – 4 pm
Tuesday, November 13 Legal Department 9 am – 10 am

All budget hearings will be held in the Manager’s Executive Conference Room, located at 818 Teaneck Road, 2nd Floor.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

cc:  Council

Teaneck New Jersey •  818 Teaneck RoadTeaneckNJ 07666
http://www.teanecknj.gov/

In the Matter of Elie C. Jones

Two weeks ago, an order was entered in Superior Court for Bergen County in the case entitled: In the Matter of Elie C. Jones. Jones has been in the Teaneck news cycle over the past two years as he filed hundreds of public records requests to Teaneck, entered multiple civil rights complaints against the Teaneck police, accused the township clerk of assault, and was eventually sued by Teaneck to stop the flood of public records requests.

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The Township has maintained that Jones has been abusive and his complaints are without merit.

The Court now concludes:

Suffice it to say, Jones’ actions patently demonstrate a willful desire to abuse the judicial process and absorb precious state and judicial resources. His use of the judicial system is intended to spite others, and to punish anyone, including court staff who do not act as he directs: This is not the intended purpose of the judiciary and his actions are intolerable. (emphasis added) (page 29)

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