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Hopatcong Council Starts New Year, Land Use Board Meeting Postponed

Your daily planner for Hopatcong and Sparta includes a meeting between Sparta's schools superintendent and parents.

Sparta Superintendent of Schools Dennis Tobin holds one of his periodic forums with parents Tuesday.
Sparta Superintendent of Schools Dennis Tobin holds one of his periodic forums with parents Tuesday.
Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.

  • In Sparta, school parents will spend the morning in the district's periodic Superintendent Forum. The gathering is a non-media event allowing township moms and dads to talk education issues with Superintendent of Schools Dennis Tobin. Patch hopes to bring you news on what was discussed in the near future, when the school district releases the information.
  • The first Hopatcong Mayor-Council meeting of 2014 is actually two meetings in one: A sine die meeting will handle regular business, including a resolution to approve revised recreation fees as recommended by the Recreation Commission. The reorganization meeting that follows will feature the swearing-in of newly elected council members Michael Francis and Richard Hoer. The council will also select a new president and vice president. Tuesday's meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall, 111 River Styx Road.
  • The Hopatcong High Sports Booster Club holds its January meeting Tuesday night at the school. The gathering starts at 7:30 p.m. in room C-5.Add Photos/Video
  • The Hopatcong Land Use Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday at Borough Hall has been postponed. The gathering has been moved to Jan. 17.
  • Keeping It Clean: In Hopatcong, sanitation crews will head to Garbage Pickup Section A. No recycling pickup is on the schedule.  In Sparta, check with the online schedule.
Eyeballs January 07, 2014 at 04:30 PM
please come out to support hopatcong's all new republican council... these are hardworking folks we can count on to fix what the democrat party has ruined in town... very proud to be pro american and republican... thank you...
BeachBum January 08, 2014 at 07:44 AM
Almost guaranteed Hopatcong will NEVER be fixed - Hopatcong is a depressed town and financially un-stable, surviving on welfare grants - it's image tells it all
Roll Back Our Tax January 09, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Beachbum...Hopatcong and the state of NJ are in decline. Glad I am out of this corrupt area. Guard your wallets and hide your bank books! New Jersey’s state government is facing a $214 billion debt – more than $24,000 for every man, woman and child. The Garden State is far from alone. For all 50 states, the figure exceeds $5 trillion – and that does not count the debts of federal government, counties or municipalities. Those numbers were crunched in a new study by State Budget Solutions, a non-profit public policy group. “Fiscal changes are needed, and they are needed now,” said SBS president Bob Williams. “Breaking down the state debt totals reflects the alarming toll that reducing that debt may take on citizens, the local economy and state budgets if lawmakers do not take drastic action.” New Jersey ranks among the nation’s worst states for almost every debt category considered. The flood of red ink includes: $64 billion in general debts, such as bonds and leases. $108 billion of underfunded liability in pension plans for state workers. $41 billion for unfunded post-employment employee benefits, such as health coverage for retirees. The $214 billion estimate by SBS does not include the liability for local, county and public school workers in state pension plans. If that obligation was counted, New Jersey’s total state debt would rise to $277 billion. Pension and retirement benefits for public employees would amount to more than three-fourths of the state’s deficit. - See more at: http://newjersey.watchdog.org/2014/01/08/state-debt-pensions/#sthash.9PkM6Wif.dpuf

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