Government

September 25, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Every city and town in New Jersey is obligated by law to provide their share of affordable housing. Wayne is no exception and this obligation is in perpetuity. The law sets time periods that are called rounds. Wayne has already fulfilled its obligation for round one and round two and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting almost every aspect of life in Wayne, it is fair to wonder if a social event like Halloween is still going to happen.  Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano talked about the holiday at last week’s Town Council meeting. “So much talk has been made about ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County Freeholder/Commissioner, John Bartlett has been leading the way for a full and complete census count for 2020.  To that effort, in the last days before the census ends on September 30, Bartlett and Fifth Ward Wayne Councilwoman Fran Ritter are hosting two events in Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Town Planner, Chris Kok gave a presentation at this week’s town council meeting about a new proposed residential development that will provide some affordable housing units. During the discussion, Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano, said that this and three other developments should ...

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Wayne Town Council Meeting - Sep 16, 7:30pm To Log onto the virtual meeting click ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Six feet apart, with plastic shields separating them, the Wayne Township Mt. Laurel Committee took their places in the chamber hall on Wednesday night. While residents watched on from their homes via Zoom, and for the next two hours and 50 minutes, this team laid out a very clear and ...

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Wayne, NJ – Town Master Planner, Chris Kok recently released the 2020 Master Plan Re-Examination Report for Wayne Township.  This is the third iteration of the Master Plan approved in 1994. There was a re-examination of this same plan published in 2003 and another in 2010. “The re-examination is ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano released his August video update for the town.  In the video he provided COVID-19 numbers for Wayne and also gave several announcements for upcoming events. The COVID-19 numbers for the month of August, as reported by the Mayor, are 76 new positive cases and one ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During his monthly update, Mayor Chris Vergano announced the second public information session on affordable housing.  The last such session was held on February 26 and was very well-attended back in the days of actual meetings. This meeting is scheduled for September 9 at 7:00 p.m. and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Second Ward Town Councilman, Al Sadowski brought up a concern at the last public town council meeting. He mentioned to Council President, Joe Scuralli of the Fourth Ward, that the discussion on ordinance 26 and 31 was moved out of order and pushed back to the end of a very long public ...

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The Wayne Township Regular Council Meeting scheduled for September 2, 2020 is canceled.  The next Wayne Township Regular Council Meeting will be held on September 16, 2020 at 7:30PM as advertised in our annual notice. However, due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis this meeting will be held ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Two ordinances were passed by the Wayne Town Council on Wednesday night’s public council meeting.  These ordinances allow the change in Wayne’s zoning law, so that the developments at Rockledge and GAF can move forward.  These two developments will help fulfill part of Wayne’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Town Council passed the long-delayed township’s 2020 budget at Wednesday night’s virtual public meeting.  Stating a revenue deficit of over $1.8 million, the budget was passed with a tax increase that will average just over $45 per household. The original budget was ...

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Currently, approximately 25% of the township remains without power. We are in contact with both PSEG and JCPL and have made them aware of the situation in our Township. We currently have 5 nursing homes and 6 pump stations running on their generators. Residents are encouraged to stay away ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Several state governments have mandated wearing cloth face coverings (masks) as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To one degree or another, people choosing or refusing to follow the mandate has become a point of contention to some in Wayne and across the state of New ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano posted a COVID-19 update video on the Township website for the month of July. During the update, he provided the breakdown of positive cases and deaths during the past month. He also gave an update on the township on a variety of subjects. He also used the time to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Business Administrator (BA) is the highest non-elected position one can hold in a municipal government.  The role of Wayne’s BA is to make sure that the entire Township government is run efficiently, effectively, within budget and within the ever-changing landscape of new ordinances ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Long-time Wayne Business Administrator has retired after almost 32 years working for Wayne Township.  On his last day, this Thursday, a huge crowd gathered outside of Town Hall to wish him well, including Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Police squad cars, DPW trucks and close to 100 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Last week, Dawn Kumar, a member of the Wayne Board of Education dialed-in to the Wayne Town Council meeting and laid out a list of issues surrounding Mayor Chris Vergano and the Wayne Police Department over "Public Health Concerns."  Vergano's reply to Kumar did not defend any of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The most important and influential employee of Wayne Township over the last thirty years will have his last day at work on Thursday, July 23. Neal Bellet, who has been working for Wayne for close to 32 years and has been the Business Administrator for almost 29 of those years, will walk ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission confirmed what many have been sharing on social media: the Wayne MVC Licensing Center in Wayne has been closed for “deep cleaning” because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 The facility will be closed until July 28. MVC is telling people ...

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