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Middletown, NJ to fire 25 crossing guards to save buddies...

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View Postdude this is new jersey. we will fire all the crossing guards then wind up paying to bus all the kids to their school .4 miles away.

 

Then clearly, your problem doesn't stem from the employment status of crossing guards. cwm15.gif

 

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**** the government.

 

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View Postdude this is new jersey. we will fire all the crossing guards then wind up paying to bus all the kids to their school .4 miles away.

 

 

At .4 miles responsibility should fall squarely on the parents to drop and pick their kids up from school.

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Guys...

 

These guards are located at all corners of the schools also...

 

But some are missing the point...

 

The police chief is "trying" to keep this quiet until it is too late to even figure out a different solution...

 

In regards to "public safety"...firing these guards is an issue!!! Just to keep 2 of his buddies employed...

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Hey, if they let the cops go then all they'll do everday is sit in their cars with their windows rolled down chatting with their buddies in another car with HIS window rolled down and eat donuts all day. Oh wait.....

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View PostAt .4 miles responsibility should fall squarely on the parents to drop and pick their kids up from school.

 

 

what about .5 miles

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I have lived in Middletown my entire life. We have plenty of police and are very well protected. I would bet we are well above the norm for police protection per capita... if stats like that are kept.

We have a lot of schools and a lot of kids walking to school. It's a big town with a lot of traffic and a small town feel.

 

We can afford to lose 2 policemen. I am pretty sure no one will notice but the police themselves.

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This is the article I spoke about upthread.

 

Middletown deal with police saves jobs; 9 other workers let go

 

 

 

persbilde?Avis=B3&ID=penton&maxH=55&masWWritten by

 

KEVIN PENTON

STAFF WRITER

 

 

MIDDLETOWN - Four police officers won't have to turn in their badges as a result of a last-minute deal struck Friday between the township and the Superior Officers Association.

 

 

However, the township's savings from a new four-year contract for the 21 members of the association does not help the nine Parks and Recreation Department employees who were laid off Friday, said Anthony Mercantante, township administrator.

 

 

Township officials gave the local Policemen's Benevolent Association until Monday to vote on a separate contract, which could save the jobs of six police officers, Mercantante said.

 

 

"This agreement saves jobs," said Mayor Anthony Fiore, referring to the superior officers' pact. "This should serve as a model for the Legislature or for other towns that can't get things done."

 

 

As part of the deal, Superior Officers Association members will get a 1.5 percent raise in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2 percent raises in each of the contract's subsequent years, Mercantante said.

 

 

Middletown will realize savings by association members either paying a larger percentage of the costs of an existing health plan or choosing to enroll in a new, more restrictive plan that will be cheaper for the township, Mercantante said. Association members who opt for the township's top health plan will have to pay 25 percent of its cost, as opposed to 1.5 percent of their salaries, Mercantante said. Members can also choose a plan with more restrictions and continue to pay 1.5 percent of their salaries, he said.

 

 

The township's layoff plan had included the demotions of one lieutenant and three sergeants to the patrol division, which would have led to the layoffs of four other officers, said Fred Deickmann, Superior Officers Association president. The agreement means the superior officers will not be demoted, he said

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"This is a fair deal for these trying economic times," Deickmann said. "We're glad the collective bargaining system worked."

 

 

Of the 16 non-police employees facing termination, nine were laid off, three retired and four were shifted to different positions, Mercantante said.

Earlier this month, the Township Committee introduced a $61.1 million budget for 2011. The committee will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Monday on its proposed budget, which would be supported by a municipal purposes tax rate of 47.2 cents per $100 in assessed value.

 

 

That rate should not be compared directly with the rate last year because of a reduction in overall property values, but the figure represents a 3 percent increase, the township chief financial officer, Nicolas Trasente, has said.

 

 

The owner of a property assessed at the township average of $380,000 would pay about $1,794 in municipal property taxes.

 

Kevin Penton: 732-643-4009; kpenton@njpressmedia.com

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They should just do it like Long Branch. No crossing Guards, They just stop the bus at the house's on the main dragsmad.gif . Door to door service, and I'm talking every two or three house's. And BTW, most are illegals.

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