Budget Hearings continue tonight; OPRA request for Proposed Budget denied

Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Paul Carifi, Jr.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Paul Carifi, Jr.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Paul Carifi, Jr.

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., wants to remind residents that a special meeting for the 2015 Budget Hearings continues this evening, Tuesday, May 5. In addition to tonight, there is a meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 14 starting at 6:00 p.m.

The special meetings will be held at Parsippany Municipal Building located at 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Any individual who is a qualified disabled person under the American with Disabilities Act may request auxiliary aids such as a sign interpreter or a tape recorder to be used for a meeting. Auxiliary aids must be requested at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Please call (973) 263-4357 to make a request for an auxiliary aid.

The Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills will conduct Special Meetings for review and discussion of the Mayor’s 2015 Budget Recommendations on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 5 starting at 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Public Works, includes Streets and Roads/Condo, Sanitation and Recycling/Tipping Fees Greg Schneider
Engineering / Engineering Cap. Greg Schneider, Justin Lizza
7:00 p.m. Police, includes Animal Control Chief Paul Philipps
Emergency Management Chief Paul Philipps
9:00 p.m. Municipal Court Al Leal (no attendance required)
  • Thursday, May 14 starting at 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Library Jayne Beline and Joseph Weisberg
6:30 p.m. Water Utility Paula Cozzarelli and Kevin Ryan
7:00 p.m. Knoll Utility Paula Cozzarelli and Glenn Foesel
8:00 p.m. Finance / Assessing / Collector includes Contingent,
Statutory and Deferred
Ann Cucci
Legal / Insurance
Salary and Wage Discussion

Note: All times are approximate, with the exception of the start time.

To view the budget hearings from April 23, click here.

In a related matter, Parsippany Focus filed and was denied an OPRA request for the Mayors Proposed Budget Worksheets 2015, which historically has been given out prior to the start of the Budget hearings, and has been posted on www.parsippany.net under “Transparency” section. Click here to review previous years.

It causes concern as to what the Barberio Administration must be hiding.  In previous years, Parsippany Focus, posted the proposed Budget Worksheets to keep the public informed and so the public had an opportunity to review the Budget prior to the hearings.  Actually, budget worksheets are available on the township website for years 2008-2014.

Township Clerk Yancy  stated “We are in receipt of your OPRA request for “the Mayors Proposed Budget Worksheets 2015.”  The document you are seeking is an exemption under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1: “Inter-agency or intra-agency advisory, consultative or deliberative material” so your request is denied.   

For additional information please contact Yancy Wazirmas, RMC Township Clerk at (973) 263-4350.