This site is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe this site increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate, and makes possible new connections between people.
While reporting on topics, we will ask the questions some newspapers don't. We will print the questions that some newspapers won't.
All sources of information are confidential.

Email The Fact of The Matter at:

Friday, July 20, 2012

UPDATE: Town of Westfield Pension Abuse?

The following information was obtained from The Asbury Park Press Data Universe website along with research on New Jersey statutes governing pensions.  

The Fact of The Matter questions what Westfield Town Administrator Jim Gildea knew or knows about Westfield's pension abuse cited by New Jersey's comptroller which was reported by the New Jersey Star Ledger.  Go to the following link to read Star Ledger story:

New Jersey Statutes - Title 43 Pensions and Retirement and Unemployment Compensation - 43:3C-1 Pensioners in public employment

43:3C-1. Pensioners in public employment
1. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, if a former member of any pension fund or retirement system, contributory or noncontributory, established under any law of this State, who has been granted a pension or retirement allowance for any cause other than vesting or deferred retirement, becomes employed again in a position which makes him eligible to be a member of another pension fund or retirement system established under any law of this State, such person shall not be enrolled in such other pension fund or retirement system if he is eligible to receive such pension or retirement allowance.

NJ Retirees, 2011

LastFirstFinal AgencyFundFinal Avg SalaryMonths
of Service
Annual PensionRetire Year
DANNEVIG KENNETH WESTFIELD TOWN PFRS - Police and Firemen's Retirement System $123,252 315 $81,654 2011 

NJ Public Employees, 2011

Pension fundPublic Employees Retirement System
Pension group
Veteran status
Pension enrollment
Base salary, 2011*$10,850
Number of jobs*1
Total salary, 2011*$10,850
* Salaries and job locations are based on information reported to the state pension system as of the end of 2011. 


  1. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Gildea is like the Titanic, everyone said it was unsinkable. Lookout Jim, iceberg ahead!

  2. A spokesman for Christie, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement the governor didn’t work to improve the pension system "only to have it abused and disregarded by those who want to do favors for their political or business connections and cronies."

  3. How about Ray Luck and Bruce Miller?

  4. Ray Luck, Bruce Miller, what about them???