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Point Pleasant Boro Votes On Budget, Appoints Three New Police Officers

The Point Pleasant Borough Council appointed three new police officers and adjusted the borough's budget at the municipal meeting Tuesday night.

Robert Tobias, Kasey Collins and Matthew Nickerson pose with Chief Williams as new Point Borough Police Officers.
Robert Tobias, Kasey Collins and Matthew Nickerson pose with Chief Williams as new Point Borough Police Officers.

The Point Pleasant Boro Council addressed its budget Tuesday, voting to exceed the appropriation limits on the fiscal plan and establish a higher CAP bank.

Council members approved the ordinance to raise the 2.5 percent CAP to 3.5 percent, amounting to an increase of nearly $480,000.

In other matters:

Kasey L. Collins, Matthew F. Nickerson and Robert J. Tobias were sworn in as new Point Pleasant Boro police officers.

Borough Hall was significantly more crowded for the meeting, as families and friends gathered to watch the officers take their oath.

Tobias and Nickerson will attend the Ocean County Police Academy starting on Aug. 4, Police Chief Larry Williams said. Collins, a recent graduate of the Academy, does not need to return for training, the chief added.

After the celebratory crowd left with the new officers, the council privately convened for an executive session to discuss personnel matters regarding the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.  Council also discussed contractual matters involving Teamster #469 in closed session.

Peter Hagemeyer June 19, 2014 at 01:12 PM
@Victor - I'd like to point out that the Mayor does not vote unless there is a council tie. From what I remember from a few months back, the Mayor suggested hiring 3 junior traffic officers to keep costs down. I'm not defending the mayor or any council members BTW, but they are ALL responsible for the tax mess we're in.
Victor June 19, 2014 at 04:44 PM
you're right Peter, it's all of their faults. I guess I was just so mad that the only thing I could think of at the time was my property taxes going even higher than the cap.
Laura June 19, 2014 at 05:25 PM
They voted to approve a CAP bank.
Peter Hagemeyer June 20, 2014 at 09:09 AM
@Victor I'm passionate about keeping my taxes low also. We don't need another rec center. The one we have is not self sustaining, so another is just going to add to the tax draw. Go to the meetings, make your voice heard. DO SOMETHING.
Victor June 20, 2014 at 09:44 AM
i'm definitely going to try for this one. It's just that my late work nights always seem to correspond with the meeting nights. I would be interesting to see how easy it is for them to spend other peoples money and not even give it a second thought.

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