Marotta's salary increase to go to voters

Previous request met with resounding defeat at polls


Make text smaller Make text larger




VERNON — The recently submitted petition to overturn Vernon’s Mayor Marotta’s 133 percent salary increase was announced as a success during Monday's Township Council meeting.

A sufficient number of valid signatures was reviewed by the clerk’s office. A referendum on the matter will be included on the ballot during the general elections on Nov. 4.

Petitioners stationed outside the Vernon A&P and other locations around town managed to gather more than 1,000 signatures, most collected throughout the course of a single weekend. Only 792 – 5 percent of the township’s registered voters – signatures were needed to place the item on November’s ballot.

New township clerk Lauren Kirkman reported that Deputy Clerk Angie Bates certified that the petitions “met the sufficient amount of qualified voters in regards to Ordinance 14-01. Therefore it will be placed on the ballot in the next general election.”

The ordinance was originally passed at the Jan. 27 Township Council meeting with a 3-2 vote. Council members Dick Wetzel and Patrick Rizzuto, along with Council President Brian Lynch, voted yes while Council members Dan Kadish and Jean Murphy voted no.

The situation is very similar to the first time Marotta requested a raise in 2012. He asked for a raise to $50,000 which the council approved. Because of petitions, it was overturned in November of that year by 87% of Vernon’s voters.


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image Boy Scouts to honor bank president
ANDOVER — The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring Anthony Labozzetta, President and chief executive officer EO, Sussex Bank with the 36th...
William A. Hart
William A. Hart, 78, passed on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. William was born on March 4, 1939, in The Bronx, N.Y., to the late Jerome A. and Anne E. (Desmond) Hart Sr. William was a...
William Van Tassel, Sr.
William Van Tassel Sr., 85, passed away at his residence on Saturday August 19, 2017. William was born on June 20, 1932 in Franklin to the late Miles Samuel and Bertha (nee...
Image Sussex Scout earns first place
For the second year in a row, Hunter Baker represented Pack 153 (Church of the Good Shepherd, Sussex) at the NYC World...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ