Friday, July 21, 2017

Ok, Dr. Frank - time to keep your word and Give the Add'l School Aid Back to the Edison Taxpayers!

Well, saw this piece here about the additional school aid. Seems we're getting and additional $1.5 million in School Aid.

NO HOARDING OR $PENDING THIS TIME DR. FRANK!

Keep Your Promise to the People of Downtown Edison and Give it Back to them! You remember, that $20 thingie. 

Since Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey and his Band of Merry Clerks are still diddling around with the 2017 Muni-budget and only estimated tax bills are out now, there's time to get this money back into the 2017 tax rate before it's finalized.

Make sure you have a chit-chat about this with Señor Lankey.

Here's the revised school aid:

By County:
Middlesex County:
And here's the Letter from the NJ DOE linked in the article:



Anyhoo, don't be a Pinnochio on this one again! In the infamous words of Emil 'Do the Right Thing' Ferlicchi, do the right thing and give the money back to the taxpayers. And, if you do give it back, don't try and say you're saving the taxpayers money. All you'd be doing is reducing the Increase you already laid on us. A reduction in an Increase is Not a Savings! It's Still an Increase!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Super Dr. Richard 'Looking for the Exit Ramp' O'Malley - #16 in Top 25 Highest Paid Supers in the State - excluding bonuses & other compensation!?!

Well, what can you say? Seems Senor O'Malley made the Top 25 Highest Paid Supers in the State for 2016-17 here in this piece. And that doesn't include bonuses and other compensation.

Let's give Senor O'Malley a Big Congrats for making the Top 25! He clocks in at $212,344 for the school year 2016-17.

Throw in another $$58,980 in Performance Bonuses since he started here ($17,623 for 2016-17) and not a bad deal for El jefe and his safe-haven contract courtesy of the Edison Board of Mythomania.


Hey, what do I know? I still can't figure out why the Super Salary Cap has so many exceptions!?!

Friday, July 14, 2017

$tabilizing taxes the Local Dem Party Way here in 'DemBadLands' of Downtown Edison - Raise them!?!

Well, looks like Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey made his presentation in front of the 7 Clerks, aka Edison Council on July 12, 2017 - but it looks like two of them didn't show up and only a few that were there had anything to say (Kisses & Hugs).

Now, we already knew that there was another Senior Lankey tax increase for the 4th consecutive year of his stewardship (you can see what that is and what it does to you in the previous posts). So, rather that bore you what we already know or commenting on his Blah..Blah..Blah presention in front of the choir, I'll just say a few things:

1. Former Councilman Wayne Mascola should of never bet $1 that there would be no tax increase in an election year under this Oligarchy but still, Lankey should give him the $1 as a souvenir just for showing up.

2. Recognize that numbers are boring stuff to present and listen to but maybe it's a good idea, if just for aesthetic purposes, that you make sure those sitting behind you on camera aren't taking catnaps during your presentation. Kind of signals that you're Blah..Blah..Blah rhetoric isn't working.


Here's his presentation off of the township's website.



Anyhoo, you gotta appreciate how much the Local Dems don't really care about you even in an election year.

Tax increases all around from every taxing entity. The 'Out-of-Control' $pending over there on Mythomania Lane cost you another 5.6-cents taking the rate up to $2.988, the County promised that your taxes would go up by less than 1% and they actually went up by over 4% and let's not forget Senior Lankey (now 195 days into the Calendar Year without an approved budget) going up another 1.5%.

Add up all that $tabilization and  Your 2017 Property tax rate is going up to $5.386 for 2017, which is up 11-Cents or 2.1% over last years $5.276.

Welcome to Edison - make sure you get out and vote for more of the same!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Well, pays to have a Dem-Party Oligarchy here in Downtown Edison - 2017 Muni tax rate up another 1.5%?!?

Let's give Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey a big round of applause for finishing up his first term in office with yet another tax increase in his Introduced 2017 Muni-budget.  His budget which I just saw up here on the township's website comes with a Muni-tax rate of $1.288, which is up 1.9-Cents or 1.5% over last years rate of $1.269.

Looks like it's the same rate they used to send out the 3rd qtr. estimated tax bills you can see in a previous post.

So, Señor Lankey completes his first four-year term with a Cumulative Muni-tax increase of 15.4%!?! And you thought they were looking to $tabilize taxes here in the 'DemBadLands' of Downtown Edison.

But wait, there's hope the latest tax increase can be cut by those 7 Clerks, aka Edison Council, over there at 100 Oligarchy Boulevard since they still have to review and adopt the 2017 Muni budget.

Double DUH!

Remember the definition of an Oligarchy. After reviewing Señor Lankey's first three budgets with a total Muni-tax increase of 13.7%, they tore into THOSE BUDGETS and AMENDED AND ADOPTED THEM TO 13.7%.


Anyhoo, good to be running unopposed and not worried about tax increases in an election year.

Friday, June 23, 2017

$20; 'It's not much,' so says Dr. Frank - You think?!?

Well, it doesn't get any more humorous than this over there on Mythomania Lane. Just saw this piece here about the Board of Mythomania, aka Board of Hoarders, Board of EDems plan for the possible $1.6 million in additional aid from the State Dem Legislative Leaders plan! You can see where the $1.6 million number comes from in the June 15, 2017 post.

Not of nothing but I'm all for them giving back money to the taxpayers, they've been sticking it to the taxpayers year-after-year here in Downtown Edison, but you can't promise to give back money you don't have or may never see. Take that it's easy to promise something based on an 'if.' If we get something extra, we'll give it to you. If not, unlucky for you - you get nothing!

Maybe it's me, but I'd call that being a tad bit disingenuous and self-serving.

If they want to give back money to the taxpayers, they should of done it already with their bloated 'Pots of Money' they call school budgets which now approach close to $240 million (and which we fund some 90%), and the Board with Super Dr. Richard 'Looking for Exit Ramp' O'Malley taking $pending up 20% and the School tax rate up by another 20% over their journey together.

Can you imagine them offering to give you back $1.6 million in money they don't have but keeping and $pending $2.0 million in money they did get that was specifically earmarked for taxpayer relief? Pretty sure Dr. Frank remembers hoarding that money and using it to increase $pending in a later school budget.

So, if it makes them feel good to say they're gonna give back $20 on a $5,300 average school tax bill, let they glow in their ridiculousness.

The only change that is anyway meaningful to the taxpayers over there on Mythomania Lane is when we get a Board that focuses on how they're $pending the $240 million they do get every year and not on what they don't get in the way of additional state aid.

Even if they got the entire $23 million under the SFRA they're always Whining about - that's still less than 10% of the money they're already $pending. Seems it would be a tad bit more prudent to focus on the 90% and not the 10% - but that's what makes this Board what it is, a taxpayers' nightmare.


Anyhoo, if you do get that $20, better hold on to it because they'll come back for it the next budget go-round. Hey, somebody's got to pay for all that bloat in their budgets and, of course, Super O'Malley's performance bonuses now up to $58,960 with the lastest $17,623 award for the 2016-17 school year.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Geez..don't count on a 2017 Muni-Budget anytime soon - Estimated Property Tax Bills are out for the August payment!?!

Well, that's a tad bit disappointing. Just saw the estimated tax bill for August and that's not good news for whatever it is that's going on over there at 100 Oligarchy Blvd.

The estimated tax bill doesn't really tell you anything other than to pay whatever the amount is on the bill. There's  no explanation of where that number comes from or how they came up with it.

Seems the only 2017 tax rates we still need to find out about to know what the Total Edison Property Tax Bill will be for 2017 are on the Muni side of Downtown Edison.

We don't know the Muni-tax rate, the Library tax rate and the Garbage District tax rate.

We do know the School tax rate is $2.988, which is up 5.6-Cents or 1.9% over last year's rate of $2.932.

We do know the County taxes are $.890, which is up 3.5-Cents or 4.1% over last year's rate of $.855.

So, with the amount they want you to pay for the 3rd qtr., you can back into the the total property tax rate they used to come up with this estimated tax bill. Doing that, you come up with the total property tax rate used of $5.386, which is up 11-Cents or 2.1% over last year's rate $5.276.

While I do know that the combined Muni-tax, Library-tax and Garbage District taxes in total have to be around $1.508, which is up by 1.9-Cents or 1.3% over last year's rate of $1.489 - there's not enough information to break it down.

Here's my take on what we're gonna pay in Total Property Taxes for 2017 here in the 'DemBadLands' of Downtown Edison:



Anyhoo, what do I know? I still can't figure out how they can just send you a bill and say Pay it, without telling you how they came up with it.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

$17,623 Bonus day for Super Dr. Richard 'Looking for the Exit Ramp' O'Malley - even before the meeting!?!

Well, today was the Board of Mythomania's Retreat to review among other things, Senior O'Malley's Performance Bonus for School year 2016-17 and the Goals du jour for for 2017-18.

Here's the agenda:


Seems like they already made up their mind about what the bonus was going to be even before this meeting and the public had a chance to chime in.

The $17,623.00 is already on their agenda (on page 43) for Monday's meeting here and ready to send to the County Super.

Don't you just get a kick out of them determining the Bonus amounts for Monday's agenda before they do the Super's evaluation in today's meeting?

So much for bothering with today's meeting and taking public input on their review of the Super's performance for 2016-17.

So, what did he get for his performance against those 2016-17 merit goals?

$17,623.00
(Cha-Ching)

Seems he got the Big Goose Egg on the quantitative goal relating to Before/After School Care worth $3,610.00 of his Max Bonus.

Unlucky!

Here's the updated schedule:


Anyhoo, at least we're comforted in the knowledge that Super O'Malley didn't do anything to earn a bonus for Before/After School Care!

One down and one to go in the race to see Who's tenure is 'Raising You Up' the Most in Downtown Edison:


Hey, what do I know? They seem to be $miling.