There's a couple of troubling things coming out of this story...first, there aren't any other towns in Mercer County that are doing this. Why Robbinsville, especially considering it is thought of by many as an "up & coming" town? Believe me, as a resident I'm happy to see what seems to be "fiscal responsibility", but it is a bit of a head scratcher.
Second, the mayor gave pretty significant raises just a couple of months ago--the story is no longer available online, but below is the text. In short, chief of police got a 2.5% raise to $123K, Dir. of Public Works got a 9.5% raise to $92k, CFO got a 9.2% raise to $83k, municipal clerk got a 2.5% raise to $81k. Those are some pretty hefty raises and some pretty hefty salaries...:
Moderator cut: deleted copyrighted material
Last edited by knoxgarden; 12-18-2009 at 02:11 PM..
Reason: Provide a link to an article, do not copy and paste more than 2 sentences