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Summit Council Reviews $51.94M Municipal Operating Budget Plan; Capital Budget May Soar 232 Percent

March 23, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The presentation of the 2019 Municipal Budget by City Administrator Michael Rogers took center stage at the Summit Common Council’s March 19 meeting, with the governing body reviewing a proposed municipal operating budget pegged $51,984,799, which represents a 1.19% increase over 2018.

The capital budget is $16,755,500, up 232.5% over 2018, ...

Applications for City of Summit Summer Internships Accepted Beginning Apr. 1

SUMMIT, NJ - Applications for the City of Summit's unpaid summer college internship program will be accepted beginning April 1 and through April 19. Interviews will be scheduled beginning in late April for selected applicants.

College students majoring in political science, public administration, human resources management, finance, or communications are encouraged to apply for ...

Congressman Malinowski to Hold Town Hall Meeting Mar. 23

CRANFORD, NJ - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) will hold a Town Hall meeting with constituents on March 23 at Union County College's Roy W. Smith Theater, from 1 - 3 p.m. The town hall will provide an opportunity for residents of the 7th District to share their views and concerns and hear updates on the latest in Congress.

Members of the public can RSVP ...

City Installs No Smoking Signs in Summit Parks, Athletic Facilities

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has installed no smoking signs in all municipally-owned parks and athletic facilities, including Soldiers Memorial Field, Investors Bank Field, Wilson Park, Long Field, Glenside Field, Mabie Memorial Playground, and the Summit Village Green.

The move comes In response to the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 that took effect on January ...

County Elections Administrator Tells Freeholder Board Residents Can Try Out New Voting Machines Prior to Actual Use

ELIZABETH, NJ - Speaking at the March 7 Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting, Administrator for the County’s Board of Elections office Nicole DiRado told the Board that Union County residents will have the opportunity to try out new voting machines before the June primary election. 

DiRado said that demonstrations of the new machines will be ...

Union County Freeholders Mulling $491.6M Budget; Plan Would Result in Two-Percent Tax Increase

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County government is compiling a spending plan that benefits from the recent closure of the county’s juvenile detention center. The $491.6 million budget the Union County Freeholder Board is considering would hike taxes by 2 percent, which County Manager Edward Oatman told the Freeholders on March 7 is the lowest increase for Union County government in the ...

Summit Council Reviews New Sidewalks Plan, Approves $1.55M Property Purchase in Broad Street West Redevelopment Area

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council had a double helping of business at their March 5 meeting with an agenda that also included items from the snowed-out February 20 session.

Aaron Schrager, City Engineer / Deputy DCS Director, and Rick Matias, Assistant Engineer, presented an update on the sidewalk installation and maintenance master plan. Dating back to 1972, the plan has been updated ...

Snow Causes Delayed Opening of City of Summit Offices, Alteration of Trash Pick-Up Schedule

SUMMIT, NJ - The winter snowstorm, which began in the late afternoon yesterday and continued into the early morning hours today, has resulted in a 10 a.m. / delayed opening for all City of Summit offices.

In addition, household garbage collection is canceled for March 4. Trash pick-up from the Monday route will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents are asked to please clear ...

Court-Appointed Special Advocates, Route 22 Improvements and One-Seat Ride Discussed at County Freeholders Meeting

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Representatives from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County presented an overview of their services to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on February 21.

CASA Advocate Geraldine Keogh said 496 children are in foster care throughout Union County. CASA Advocates are granted permission to represent a child in foster care in all aspects of their ...

Invasive Beetle Causes Removal of 80 Ash Trees in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - An infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has resulted in the City of Summit partnering with Jersey Cental Power & Light (JCPL) to remove approximately 80 Ash trees located in City and Union County right-of- ways, and on private property.

The tree removal begins today and will continue over the next few months until the threat from the invasive species of ...

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