Poll: Should the Township be Giving Employees Raises?

Some non-unionized employees in management positions may receive a 2 percent raise after a township Committee vote on Thursday, Aug. 9

A first reading to give certain township employees in management positions was approved at the Committee meeting on Thursday.

Committeewoman Helen DelaCruz was the lone vote in opposition stating this isn’t the time to be giving raises while Committeeman Sean Sharkey said the employees are hardworking and have not had a raise since 2008.

These employees are non-unionized. Based on the township's employee salary figures online, a 2 percent increase would cost the township approximately $9,119.54 alone for just the Chief of Police, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Public Works, Director of Community Development, Township Administrator and Recreation Director.

The second reading of the ordinance will be done on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. when a public hearing will also be held.

What do you think? Should the township be giving employees raises? Cast your vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comment section of this story.

GB Shore August 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM
In addition, this "if we won't pay them they are going to leave" is another bunch of crap....where are they going?????? Who is hiring them? everyone else is in the same spot....This TC is so weak it is sickening....
GB Shore August 10, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Michael, you tried this crap on another blog string...red on red is right...you get out what you put in....STOP already....if your plan was t live high on the hog off SSI, then sorry, that is your problem for poor planning. Are you kidding me????
GB Shore August 10, 2012 at 03:22 PM
And the effing town attorney who is town attorney for multiple towns, is the Chair of the NJ State Republican Committee and who was the one who advised us on the furlough fiasco....has anyone taken him to task yet on that? What has the TC done about that? sickening......
GB Shore August 10, 2012 at 03:26 PM
...and that comment ladies and gentlemen is on eof the reasons we are on a fiscal cliff...people like Michael Hendrickson who made their choices in life, planned poorly and now expects everyone to help him out in his retirement. The fact that you would even feel proud enough to use your name, if it is your real name shows your mentality. what an embarrassment...
WhyohWhy August 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM
The problem is Florence Decker is the employees aren't complaining about not getting a raise. They are JUST getting one bc the Committee thinks they should bc they don't come under the "Union" rules ! Of course they aren't going to say oh no I don't need a raise I'm doing just fine with my current salary ! LOL If I thought it would make a difference being at the township meetings opposing these raises I would but we all know its already in the bag and this is just a formality!


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