[UPDATE x2] [LAWSUIT] Senator Weinberg to Teaneck Business: Not in my backyard!

There’s a new kid-friendly establishment coming to Teaneck, but not if State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has anything to say about it.

Senator Loretta Weinberg, in her capacity as our representative, has sued the Township and a business trying to open up in “her” building (full complaint available below).

The tenant, Teaneck Speedway LLC wishes to put in two amenities:
1) Slot-Car Racing tracks and 2) a Mini-Bowling area.  (The latter is kind of a mix between skee-ball and bowling)

Here’s what it will look like: Continue reading “[UPDATE x2] [LAWSUIT] Senator Weinberg to Teaneck Business: Not in my backyard!”

Larch Ave Traffic Study and Police Reports

The Teaneck Police Department was asked to conduct a report as to traffic and safety on Larch Avenue (in the area of Terhune Street).

Here are the findings:

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Lieutenant Christopher Kurschner forwarded a speeding complaint he received via Facebook. The complainant, Philip Moell, complained about speeding on Larch Avenue in the area of Terhune Street. Mr. Moell wrote that he had observed a D&M school bus speeding every morning at 8:35 AM. Mr. Moell provided a picture of the bus and what appeared to be a handheld radar gun style device.

In response to the complaint, we conducted a site study, reviewed the speed and volume study we had just completed, and conducted observation and enforcement. Continue reading “Larch Ave Traffic Study and Police Reports”

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:

Continue reading “2018 Teaneck Board of Education election information data”

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/

We need OPRA reform

Tomorrow, I’m requesting the Council put forward Resolution 204-2018 to: Call for the Legislature to Amend the Open Public Records Act to Permit Municipalities to Rely on the Government Records Council as a Defense to Attorneys’ Fees or to Abolish the Government Records Council Altogether.

The Open Public Records Act is an extremely important step towards transparency in NJ.  It permits residents to seek information from their elected representatives and to know, relatively quickly, what is happening at the municipal and county levels1.

But like any legislation, there are some exemptions and calls to be made.  The exemptions are few, with an emphasis on disclosure.  If you have an issue regarding an OPRA request, there’s also a place you can turn: The Government Records Council. Continue reading “We need OPRA reform”

Grace Terrace (between Sagamore & Woods) Traffic Study and Police Reports

The Teaneck Police Department was asked to conduct a report as to traffic and safety on Grace Terrace (which runs between Sagamore Avenue and Woods Road).

Here are the findings:

On Monday, September 17, 2018, Deputy Chief John Faggello forwarded an anonymous “Report It” notification complaining of speeding on Grace Terrace. The complainant reported that vehicles are proceeding at speeds of at least 50 MPH at all hours of the day. In response to the complaint, the Traffic Bureau performed a speed and volume study and a site survey. Continue reading “Grace Terrace (between Sagamore & Woods) Traffic Study and Police Reports”

Teaneck’s 2017 Audit Report

The Township has released the independent auditor’s report for 2017.

Part I contains the Independent Auditor’s Report and Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards.

Part II contains a Schedule of Findings and Recommendations.

The entire report can be found after the jump. Continue reading “Teaneck’s 2017 Audit Report”