Councilman Bunyon stated that the Recreation Dept will be searching for a part time Recreation Director, salary around $25,000.-30,000., no benefits, job description being reviewed by Council. Councilman Mullaney was prepared with a list of salaries from other municipalities (citing the Star Ledger as his source.) To our dismay, the salaries were all high. Mayor Buccellato inquired as to the job descriptions and whether they were full time or part time. You know comparing apples to apples. Councilman Mullaney did not have an answer. Although the Council were given job descriptions, it was then decided to discuss at the next week's workshop meeting. They had other fish to fry as following the farce, Councilman Malley interrupted the Agenda proceedings to start the ball rolling on getting Councilman Mendes voted onto the Planning & Zoning Board. By law, the job of Part time Recreation Director has to be published requesting candidates.....is this going to be another Mendes set up? Do they already have a person in mind? Jimmy the Greek, the famous bookmaker wouldn't even give odds on that question! For those that think we are hedging....we'd bet the farm they have the person and perhaps have tailored the job to fit. Keep in mind that last year, Mayor Aufseeser and the Council did away with the Recreation Director position in a feeble attempt to provide a savings to the Borough. What happened to the Matawan Alliance and Renatta Bonetta of Synergy Bank?
Another interesting item......it seems the majority Democratic Council wants to shop for a new Borough Attorney. Mystifying as the current Attorney Pat Menna, Esq. is a competent attorney, a Democrat and Mayor of Red Bank. He has done a professional, remarkable job showing no political favoritism. He has always protected the Borough and has kept the newly elected majority Council, last year alone, from stepping on their own feet. Can't think of a better attorney to represent the Borough, politics aside.
All of this political posturing reminds us of what followed the election of Mike Cannon when he ran for Council, despite the fact he was not legally eligible. Oh that's right, Bunyon was running then quit the race and the Democrats had no one but Mike Cannon to run so they took the matter to Court. Here's where it gets good, the Attorney who represented Cannon, provided by the Monmouth County Democratic Party whose Chairman is Vic Scudiery, last year was appointed as the Redevelopment Attorney. Payback....you decide! As for Bunyon well he was appointed to fill Meghan Mullaney's seat on the Council, right after Bunyon lost the election for a Council seat by getting the lowest amounts of votes. Of course Mullaney waited till after the election to resign. All of this took place after Bunyon lost the election to Linda Clifton, who received the most votes in that election year. The plot thickens....this year the majority Council want to replace attorney Pat Menna, Esq. with whom? Could it be some attorney hand picked by the Monmouth County Democratic Party Chairman, Vic Scudiery? The very same Monmouth Democratic Party who paid for flyers in the last special election in an attempt to get Mary Aufseeser re-elected. Ms Aufseeser's pay back was screwing Matawan by making all the appointments the first of the year while being the interim Mayor. After she stated that she would only make vital appts during a Council meeting. That was just in case she didn't get re-elected, nothing like hedging your bets. Aufseeser's word didn't matter once she lost the election so it was a win win situation for her. A win win for the Democratic majority and if that wasn't thumbing their noses at Matawan.....there is more to come.
Ask yourself, who is paying for Silver Oaks, the Aberdeen Developer, to keep litigation going on against Matawan. Then ask why? What is the benefit to a developer, who makes his money in developing, not litigation. Who or whom does it benefit to prevent Matawan, a small Borough, from going forward with a Transit Village and getting some tax relief for its residents. Why is the Monmouth County Democratic Party so involved in Matawan's politics and the Transit Village? This seems to be an intricate plot whose motive hasn't reared its ugly head yet. Don't let anyone misled you, something is going on.....