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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Westfield Needs To "Drain the Pond"....Westfield Political Power Broker Bill Palatuuci...."You're Fired"

     Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky is in Atlantic City this week, along with fellow town council members, attending the 101st Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference.  The 2016 conference is the nation's largest gathering of municipal officials.
     The cost of attending the conference, including meals, transportation, rooms at luxury hotels, is paid for by Westfield taxpayers.  Riding the coat-tails of the mayor and town council are members of the Westfield police department.  As the old saying goes, "If it's free, it's for me, and I'll take three."
     Our nation's President Elect Donald Trump has vowed to "drain the swamp," referring to ridding the federal government of political elites and lobbyists.  Governor Chris Christie's attempt to reward his "political back scratchers" Richard Bagger and William Palatucci were unsuccessful.  After briefly joining Donald Trump's transition planning team, having been endorsed by his friend Chris Christie, Palatucci was removed from the transition team by Donald Trump.  Essentially, Donald Trump reminded Palatucci of the famous television line, "You're fired." The swamp continues to be drained.
     It's time to "drain the pond" in Westfield.  TFoTM is not referring to the dredging of Mindowaskin Pond, but the ridding of the wasteful spending, mismanagement of resources, and the political caste system that has permeated Mayor Skibitsky's administration.


  1. I thought they already drained the Mindowaskin

  2. Drain the corner office!

  3. TOWN OF WESTFIELD Public Notice is hereby given that an ordinance of which the following is a copy was introduced, read and passed on first reading by the Council of the Town of Westfield at a meeting held November 22, 2016 and that the said Council will further consider the same for final passage on the 13th day of December,, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as said matter can be reached, in the Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, at which time and place any person who may be interested therein will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance. Claire J. Gray Town Clerk GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 2073 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 2056 ENTITLED “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF WESTFIELD CHAPTER 2, “ADMINISTRATION,” ARTICLE II, TOWN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, DIVISION 3, PERSONNEL POSITIONS AND SALARY SCHEDULE,” SEC. 2-12.28, “SCHEDULE.” BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of Westfield in the County of Union as follows: SECTION I. That the Code of the Town of Westfield be and is hereby amended by revising Section 2-12.28, “Schedule,” in Chapter 2, “Administration” Article II, “Town Officers and Employees,” Division 3, “Personnel Positions and Salary Schedule,” so that the same shall read as follows: JOB TITLE SALARY RANGE Municipal Defender $13,938 - $16,594 Municipal Prosecutor $29,957 - $35,665 Library Assistant I $31,312 - $38,674 Apprentice Clerk $32,056 - $42,954 Custodian $38,590 - $43,576 Senior Custodian $39,530 - $45,152 Library Assistant II $42,345 - $48,022 Office Manager $45,853 - $52,731 Municipal Magistrate $52,963 - $62,984 Parking Services Director $53,364 - $64,272 Administrative Secretary $56,545 - $65,670 Aquatics Supervisor $56,922 - $68,307 Payroll Benefits Manager $57,413 - $72,839 Field Engineer $65,123 - $74,891 Assistant Director of Recreation $66,520 - $76,643 Librarian $67,961 - $80,501 Assistant Library Director $68,750 - $79,412 Zoning Officer $70,409 - $81,369 Municipal Court Administrator $70,902 - $82,607 Executive Assistant $72,053 - $82,834 Supervisor Public Works $74,800 - $84,870 Tax Collector $80,626 - $92,145 Town Surveyor $81,505 - $96,460 Tax Assessor $81,998 - $95,349 Assistant Director of Public Works $83,514 - $96,041 Assistant Town Engineer $86,901 - $99,936 Recreation Director $86,932 - $101,632 Town Clerk $89,208 - $103,824 Library Director $94,407 - $108,950 Town Planner $95,173 - $108,932 Construction Official $97,359 - $114,982 Director of Public Works $99,702 - $115,372 Deputy Fire Chief $121,435 - $136,027 Town Engineer $123,885 - $141,102 Chief Financial Officer $126,513 - $150,858 Fire Chief $137,629 - $158,272 Police Chief $143,665 - $165,215 Town Administrator $158,215 - $184,710 SECTION II. The Personnel and Position Salary Schedule set forth in Sec. 2-12.28 as hereby amended shall take place as of January 1, 2017....Guess Dave got his Christmas Gift.......not bad for a person who needs ceiling tiles for guidance .... hope the future Mrs. Dave sees this..

  4. Not bad for a guy without a clue, or a 4 year college degree from an accredited institution.

  5. Wayman has avoided charges of false swearing to Union County Prosecutor's Office staff in order to gain a search warrant on a number of occasions. He swore to uphold the US Constitution but yet tramples the very rights of those he has sworn to protect and serve.
    Ain't that right Detective Sergeant John Rowe?

  6. Do as I say.. not as I do

  7. A bad manager can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation.