QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS COST MORE…and take longer to receive for payment
Mayor DiCarlo’s statement that qualified professionals cost more is so evident by her appointments of solicitor, @ $175/hr, and the recent hiring of the new administrator, @$135,000. (in 2011, she was hired by Salem County Improvement Authority at $78,500.
As a self-acclaimed financial expert with a CPA degree, Mayor DiCarlo, is allowing the township solicitor to submit his monthly bills in an untimely fashion. His January bill ($16,309) and February bill ($18,327) totaling $34,637 was paid on August 6, 2015.
At the August 5th township meeting, Mr. Scaffidi submitted the March bill for $26,000.Wow, wonder what April will bring.
At this payment rate, the solicitor’s bills from August through December will be paid next year. Oops, his track record for doing such things is evident by looking at his other solicitor position in Westville. October 2014 bills were being paid in February 2015.
Mayor DiCarlo was always concerned about reconciling the finance books. How is that possible when submitted solicitor’s billings are received over 4 months late.
YOU DECIDE !