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$35K in Rec Improvements on Council's Agenda

Governing body looks to approve two new municipal employees.

The Hopatcong Mayor and Council is set to meet for its regular gathering on Wednesday, and there are a few items on the agenda of note.

A motion is currently in order to adopt an ordinance appropriating $35,000 from the municipal open space recreation trust for the purpose of recreational improvements.

The council is also looking to approve two resolutions that would each allow for the hiring of a full-time Hopatcong Department of Public Works staff member, according to the agenda.

One of those positions is for Christy Rehe, who will be a full-time staff member and part of the administration.

The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Akgun February 18, 2013 at 08:10 PM
What does DPW do now that trash pickup has been farmed out? Don't go off the deep end, I'm just asking a simple question.
jazzman February 19, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Wow another dpw guy standing around looking for 3 o`clock, how does a job like that all of sudden appeared out of no where,not the administration job that was a lock about 10yrs ago,but a new guy in the dpw is someone retiring over there too,o well just another truck in the parking lot as Rome burns
jazzman February 19, 2013 at 04:30 AM
have no worries about that Nancy, you`ll never get answer but i`d like to see someone try!...i dare anyone to drive around town to look for someone working on either a monday or a friday...or almost any other day as well.... just saying
Tammy February 19, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Mr. Jazzman-You really have no clue. Why don't you volunteer to jump in a truck and spend the day with these guys. When you see one of them "standing around looking for 3 o'clock" are you sure they aren't waiting on equipment, or tools, or something they need to get the job done? Are you sure they aren't on break? I was married to a Hopatcong DPW worker for ten years and as much as it pains me to say something supportive of the guy I can tell you first hand he came home dirty, sweaty, and exhausted. Also, I don't know what your job is but are you out in public open to the scrutiny of others? Do people assume you are doing nothing when you are actually doing something? I'm sure you've NEVER taken a personal phone call on the job right? I'm sure you've NEVER been on the computer and looking at something that had nothing to do with your work. I'm sure you've NEVER taken an extra five minutes on your lunch break. I'm sure you've NEVER chatted with a co-worker about Sunday's game while on company time. I'm sure you wouldn't do any of the aforementioned because if you have surely you wouldn't sit in judgement of others, especially if you didn't know all the details.
Bruno Sanmartino February 19, 2013 at 04:35 PM
On Wednesday afternoons you can find 3-4 DPW employees at the landfill making sure that there is only leaves in your bags when you go there. My kind of job. Now they need to hire someone else full time to bring them their coffee.

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