The April Township Council Caucus meeting will be held tomorrow evening, 6:30pm at Townhall (Read agenda here). Items up for discussion are listed as: ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION 1. WEBSITE PROPOSAL – JKO CONSULTING 2. BID RESULTS – SEWER PUMP STATION VALVE 3. ANTI-NEPOTISM ORDINANCE-COUNCILMAN CIMILUCA 4. ACCESS FOR ALL COMMITTEE- COUNCILMAN CIMILUCA 5. VETERANS FIELD UPDATE 6. 2015 BUDGET as well as two Ordinances for vote on Thursday: ORDINANCE #1590-15 – SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE ADDING CHAPTER 51, ABANDONED PROPERTY OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SADDLE 2. And ORDINANCE #1591-15 – SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 154 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SADDLE BROOK ENTITLED “PROPERTY MAINTENANCE” TO REQUIRE CLEANING OF SNOW AROUND HYDRANTS.
One of the more interesting topics to me is the Website Proposal from JKO Consulting. The owner of this company was one of three participants in the White for Mayor Campaign’s transition team’s Technology Committee Assessment along with Mr. David Gierek, the President of the Saddle Brook Board of Education, and myself. A forward-thinking man, he very much wanted to see Saddle Brook have a first rate website that provided a lot more information then it presently does. Mr. Gierek was equally onboard with improving by leaps and bounds Saddle Brook’s entire technology encompassing TV, websites, and all social media outlets. To read the Transition Teams report CLICK HERE.
JKO Consulting’s proposed budget was commonly considered on par with the amount of work involved; not far from the present cost of Enlacosa Video Productions.
At the time of the presentation of our proposal then Mayor- Elect White gave the impression he was totally onboard with our suggestions. But what has become obvious is what Mayor White said then and what he does now could very well be two different things entirely.
Good enough for Government work seems to be the mantra of the present mayor. In the short term I can maybe understand his hesitance to not jump in with his two feet. But, laying back and playing it ‘safe’ anyone can do. A leader grabs by the horns and makes things work.
I sincerely hope the mayor is still inclined to listen to people that know better than him and stop believing ‘his way (or Omar's, not sure which) or the highway’ is the best management skill for a good leader.