TC, police unions enter agreement for contract

TC, police unions enter agreement for contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a memorandum of agreement with West Orange PBA Local 25 and the West Orange Superior Officers Association at its Oct. 6 meeting, giving the police department a contract after three years of negotiations between the unions and the town. The resolution passed with a vote […]

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WOTC approves 1.76-percent tax increase

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council passed the 2020 municipal budget at its Sept. 8 meeting with a vote of 4-1; Councilman Joe Krakoviak cast the only opposing vote. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross at the Aug. 11 meeting prior to a public hearing, is […]

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WO taxes to increase by 1.76 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council introduced and held a public hearing on the 2020 municipal budget at its Aug. 11 meeting, with plans to vote on the document at its next meeting, on Sept. 8. The total budget, which was presented by Chief Financial Officer John Gross, is $90,676,490. This year’s […]

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget at its May 4 virtual meeting, approving a $171,399,914 budget that will raise taxes by $23.03 per month for the average West Orange resident. Taxes bring in the bulk of the district’s revenue at $141,491,179. The district is […]

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its last in-person meeting, on March 19, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the preliminary 2020–2021 district budget. With a total of $170,999,914, the budget will raise taxes in West Orange by $22.18 per month, or $266.21 per year, for the average taxpayer. Taxes bring $141,091,179 to the […]

West Orange receives $345K through CDBG program

West Orange receives $345K through CDBG program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The township of West Orange received a CDBG for $345,100. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

TC approves 30-year PILOT for Executive Drive

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a long-term tax exemption, also known as a Payment in Lieu of Taxes, for the developers of the Executive Drive property near the geographic center of town at its Dec. 18 meeting. The move begins a plan to relocate the West Orange Public Library and […]