Donna’s & Denice’s attempt to carry out the plans of the Democratic Party Bosses was a failure. Last evening, June 14th, there was not even a hint of support for their tax petition. The good people of the Democratic party are ignoring their attempts to carry out the master plan of the Democratic Machine. It appears as if the only people who speak on behalf of the Machine at West Deptford township meetings are County Employees!
The people of West Deptford have stood up to the BULLYING TACTICS of Donna & Denice and their Party Bosses. The people of West Deptford are no longer allowing the smoke and mirrors to be put in place so that the Party Bosses can continue to use West Deptford as their own personal piggy bank. Last Night’s Audit report exposed how much at risk the people of West Deptford face under the Dictatorship of the Democratic Party Bosses.
Szymborski & DiCarlo are still playing games with your community. This time it is political football with the refinery litigation.
Denice DiCarlo is putting her personal political ambitions before her obligation to represent the people of West Deptford! Below is a letter from Denice to her cronies ordering them to do her dirty work while she continues to offer no constructive solutions to solve West Deptford’s Tax appeals. Dicarlo’s letter and petition are merely a continuation of the rhetoric and not a solution. Read for yourself below.
How is this providing a better solution for WD taxpayers?
Judge for yourself the validity of Dicarlo’s petition by having 50 of her cronies collect 20 signatures to oppose a settlement which is aimed at benefiting all West Deptford residents by closing 24 years of litigation. It looks like Denice’s obligation is to the Party Bosses while West Deptford’s election mandate demanded that the committee put People before Politics.
P.S. Our old buddy Mike Angelini is still involved with Denice DiCarlo’s campaign. Wonder if this gets him more benefits at the expense of WD taxpayers?
Click for the full document.
In Sunday’s Gloucester County Times, Senator Stephen Sweeney said that the Republican majority on the West Deptford Township Committee is “..rushing into the decision” to settle the decades long property tax dispute over the Eagle point refinery. The WD Township committee voted along party lines on April 10th to approve the two settlements of $13.9 Million to Sunoco and $18.5 Million to El Paso. Despite the fact that Township Professionals support the settlements and have envisioned a $90 Million worst case scenario court ruling, Sweeney stated “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Acting Chairman of the WD Republican Club Dennis Forte responded to Sweeney in a press release saying that he agreed that Sweeney had never seen anything like this and went on to clarify that Sweeney had never seen progress like this in the more than 20 year that the refinery litigation has been pending. He went on state that Sweeney’s position is nothing more than political grand-standing citing Sweeney’s lack of prior involvement with the pending litigation. Forte also called out Sweeney for his lack of attendance at Township meetings and his silence while West Deptford’s prior administration racked up more than $140 Million dollars in debt.
The West Deptford Patch posted a video of Committeeman Sam Cianfarini’s presentation on the Eagle Point tax appeal. Take a look here.
On April 12th, West Deptford Committeman Sam Cianfarini gave a presentation that explained the history and current status of the Eagle Point refinery litigation that has been ongoing since 1988. Previous administrations have delayed the inevitable by postponing a hearing while also driving up our debt with legal and professional fees. Committeeman Cianfarini also stated that previous administrations had not put any money aside for the eventual day of reckoning.
The full presentation is available here.
On Thursday March 8th Mayor Chintall and Committeeman Cianfarini brought up several questions related to the Summer Concert Series held at RiverWinds on Friday evenings. Committee Cianfarini questioned Recreation Director Greg Ley on several points associated with the concerts. In this statement Mayor Chintall and Committeeman Cianfarini give an in-depth analysis of that spending.
Update, this is being discussed on the Patch here…
Seems now that the new administration in West Deptford is attempting to fix the momentous problems facing our town the folks in the shadows are coming out to put a monkey wrench in their efforts. A lawsuit recently filed by Gary Kuehnapfel mentioned here on WD Patch seems very inappropriate given the fact the previous Democratic administration did exactly the same thing. See the Citgo Tax Case March 2009 and the closed meeting minutes from March 4th 2010 and judge for yourself.
I wonder where the outrage from Mr. Gary Kuehnapfel and the County Democrats was when their Democratic leadership was doing the same thing. Maybe because they know you can not publically address an ongoing litigation in the public forum? Funny how the “Democratically connected lawyers” are representing a “Gloucester County College employee” who owns a company that sells computer equipment to “ Schools, Libraries, and other areas of education in the southern New Jersey area” against a Republican controlled committee came to be. Makes you wonder…Updates to follow.
That means West Deptford Republicans must be doing something right !!!
In this article posted on nj.com Sweeney and Damminger from the County political machine are furious at the settlement talks with Sunoco. Left for decades to be litigated by attorneys ( hired by Sweeney no doubt ) the new officals have decided enough is enough and are prepared to end it. But Sweenney and Co have other plans for this.
We recommend everyone takes a minute to contact Sweeney and let him know that we do not appreciate his interference in the Towns business. He and his cronies have had decades to settle this and they chose to do nothing but waste taxpayer dollars on lawyers to fight a losing battle.
Sweeney office numbers:
(856) 251-9801 (West Deptford)
(856) 339-0808 (Salem)
Steve Sweeney to the right of disgraced former Governor Corzine.
The Debt in REAL terms…
The big debate here in West Deptford seems to be the Debt we hold. There are several ways of wrapping your head around those numbers and here’s one simple way of looking at the debt and the severe impact it will make on this Town in the near future:
The current debt is 134 Million dollars, that fact has been agreed to by all parties involved in either creating it or exposing it.
The Sunoco/Coastal tax appeals are going to hit West Deptford for as much as 40 Million (As claimed by Len Daws HERE.)
That’s a TOTAL overall debt of 174 Million Dollars !!!!
To put that number in perspective, lets take the yearly TAX revenue of West Deptford Township which is right around 30 Million dollars, as seen HERE.
Lets assume we want to pay off that debt, (just the principle but keep in mind every year we hold that debt we are charged interest on that money) how long will it take us?
Well, if we use EVERY PENNY we take in in taxes, and don’t spend a SINGLE DIME on anything else, like say schools, police, fire equipment, roads, trash collection or recreation it will take us almost:
6 YEARS !!!!
Can you even imagine working the next six years of your life to pay down a debt YOU didn’t ask for and not being able to purchase ANYTHING else with the money you earned ??? Well this is where the previous Democratic Township Administration has put ALL of us!!!
Yes folks even though you spoke loud and clear at the polls on November 8th, that didn’t seem to matter to the Democratic Party. Dicarlo, Kintzing and a third member were given the nod by their Party to be put up as replacements for the outgoing Mayor. At the special meeting on Wednesday December the 14th 2011 Denice Dicarlo was nominated, voted on and sworn in as your newest Committee member replacing Anna Docimo.
Wow, one of those things that makes you go HMMMMMMM !?!?!?
The tide has turned here in OUR town !!! On Tuesday November 8th Ray Chintall and Sam Cianfarini were elected to represent YOU the hard working taxpayers of West Deptford. In a bold first move C&C issued the following letter to the lame duck committee along with the full support of Committeeman, Sean Kilpatrick. The letter demands the existing committee not try to implement ANY new spending or projects until the new government is sworn in.
The video below pretty much says it all. At the Public Meeting on Sept 1st Mayor Docimo was again asked why she continues to take Health Benefits from WD when she can take them from her full time $91,000 job at the County. After again giving the Taxpayer a half-baked answer she became visibly annoyed at the question and gave the following response…..
We don’t think so Mayor……
DOOM AND GLOOM !!!
It appears all the “Doom and Gloom” projected by the C&C naysayers hasn’t become that devastating reality…..
Quite the opposite has occurred here in West Deptford.
Lets see what happened so far:
At the first Committee meeting the five minute speaking rule was not enforced (although no one took advantage)
A second comment opportunity was added to the meeting giving additional chances to ask questions about the meetings agenda by the public. (Under Docimo & Co we were “one and done”)
Committeeman Sam Cianfarini announced that through their efforts the new Republican led Committee was able to save the West Deptford Taxpayers over $150, 000 on their professional services bill (Not bad for your first 40 minutes in office, and even with some griping from the remaining two Democratic Committee members)
All that and the sky didn’t fall as predicted……WOW !!!!
receives a breath
of fresh air…C&C WIN !!!!!
The tide has turned here in OUR town !!! On Tuesday
November 8th Ray Chintall and Sam Cianfarini were elected to represent YOU the
hard working taxpayers of West Deptford. In a bold first move C&C issued the
following letter to the lame duck committee along with the full support of
Committeeman, Sean Kilpatrick. The letter demands the existing committee not try
to implement ANY new spending or projects until the new government is sworn in.
The Debt in REAL terms…
The big debate here in West Deptford
seems to be the Debt we hold. There are several ways of wrapping your head
around those numbers and here’s one simple way of looking at the debt and the
severe impact it will make on this Town in the near future:
The current debt is 134 Million
dollars, that fact has been agreed to by all parties involved in either
creating it or exposing it.
The Sunoco/Coastal tax appeals are
going to hit West Deptford for as much as 40 Million (As claimed by Len Daws
That’s a TOTAL overall debt
Million Dollars !!!!
To put that number in perspective,
lets take the yearly TAX revenue of West Deptford Township which is right
around 30 Million dollars, as seen
Lets assume we want to pay off that
debt, (just the principle but keep in mind every year we hold that debt we are
charged interest on that money) how long will it take us?
Well, if we use EVERY PENNY
we take in in taxes, and don’t spend a SINGLE DIME on anything else, like say
schools, police, fire equipment, roads, trash collection or recreation it will
take us almost:
6 YEARS !!!!
Can you even imagine working
the next six years of your life to pay down a debt YOU didn’t ask for and not
being able to purchase ANYTHING else with the money you earned ??? Well this is
where the previous Democratic Township Administration has put ALL of us!!!
Update Click HERE
The Total Debt of West Deptford Township
as of 12/31/2010 is:
Debt statements from NJ DCA website filed by WD
Refer to this story…Your elected officials are not being honest with you !
133+ MILLION DOLLAR$
This means every man, woman, and child in WD
But what were the causes of
First and foremost we believe it is due to the pressure that was placed on our
elected officials by WDTruth and it’s growing mass of supporters. Your voice to
our elected officials cannot be ignored any longer as it was for many years.
Currently we have our
accountants checking the financial statements to see exactly where the
reductions came from. Keep checking back for updates.
Million Disappears !
That’s right folks, now you see it
now you don’t. We
know that the debt number for the township was reduced this year by
8.4 million but where did
the money go? Well, our accounting confirms that some notes for the Schools and
the Water and Sewer departments were paid down to a total of
But wait there’s still a difference
of over 4 million in that equation. So we dug a littler deeper and found some
accounting “magic” in the budget numbers (Shown
Here). As you can see on
Page 1,the Township
took out a Tax Anticipation loan for
4.5 Million. This is usually a normal process as
they borrow money from banks with your tax dollars as collateral and pay it back
when taxes are collected.
In all prior years, as seen on
2, the loans were accounted for as a “Reserve or Fund Balance”. HMMM but as you
can plainly see it is missing from the accounting for 2010. Where did it
go? ( We suspect Harry Houdini had something to do with it ) Good question, but doesn’t it seem strange that the debt number equation
above is short over 4 million and the accounting for a short term tax loan of
4.5 million is
Or did they……?
It almost seems like the Township
used a “high interest credit card” to make a payment on the long term low
“mortgage” loan to make the overall debt number look better…. doesn’t it?
Stay tuned, were still digging to get
to the bottom of it……
Mayor Docimo Resigns !
Anna Docimo will be
retiring effective the end of this year. The move, while expected, comes much
earlier then anticipated. With one year left on her term she has decided that it
would be better if she left office sooner than later. Citing family as the
reason, we at WDTruth know that we also played a large part in her decision to
leave. When you lose sight of the reason you were elected and put self interest
before our community you will now be held accountable here in WD. With that
said, we would like to thank everyone who contributes and supports WDTruth. You
are the reason things are changing in West Deptford !!!
Mayor Docimo to West Deptford Taxpayers….
It’s None Of Your Business
The video below pretty much says it all. At
the Public Meeting on Sept 1st Mayor Docimo was again asked why she continues to
take Health Benefits from WD when she can take them from her full time
job at the County. After again giving the Taxpayer a half-baked answer she
became visibly annoyed at the question and gave the following response…..
We don’t think so
The WDTruth Survey
is complete !!!!!
see the results
What was your salary
increasepercentage last year?
If you were a WD Committee member, a public
servant, it was in the double digits !!!
|Position||Salary2009*||Proposed Salary2011 Range**||Difference||Percentage|
Received from Twp and Posted
Salary Range Increase re: Ordinance #2011-07
How are your tax dollars
WDTruth wanted to know so we recently obtained the bill
list (Click here for the full list) that the
Township approved at the last meeting. You may be surprised to see how much
money is actually being spent and where its actually going.
First example is our friend Michael Angelini’s Law firm
for Professional Services. This is just for July alone.
Here’s another good example of why our town is in such
disarray, notice the billing here is for Kelly Electrical Contractors for
repairs at the RiverWinds complex. The accounts charged for those repairs are
listed as LEGAL SERVICES and CLEANING AND MAINT OF BLDG. Last time we checked many of the Township
administrators were making six figure salaries. If you owned your own business,
would you put up with these kinds of screw-ups from a employee earning that kind
Also on the list are a glaring number of payments to
“B-BALL REF”. ( Assume these are Basketball Referee positions) Why are the
Taxpayers paying for all these costs?
A concerned citizen asked WDTruth how much the WD
calendars cost, well here are just the mailing costs for them. Hey we like the
calendar, but to save $4500 and put it towards the debt, can the calendars:
AVAILABLE NOW !!!
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Help spread the facts about WD. WDTruth signs
are now available. Click on the sign to request one.
WDTruth Uncovers Angelini Investigation…
Birds of a Feather….?
WDTruth has uncovered a letter
(Click here to see the entire transcript) that ties WD
Solicitor Michael Angelini to an in-depth pension investigation under the Jon
Corzine administration. The investigation was conducted by The State of New
Jersey Office of the Inspector General dated 12/15/2009. The 66 page letter
calls into question Angelini’s association with several local Governments, WD
included. Especially glaring is the line from page 22:
“In addition to the contract arrangement and the invoicing
arrangement, other evidence gathered during OIGs investigation indicates that
Angelini was not an employee of West Deptford Township and that he was an
The entire investigation focuses around the fact Angelini was
paid as a contractor, but was afforded pension payments as if he were a salary
employee. Examples of the salaries paid to him by WD even though his contract
states “in lieu of salary” (page 20):
$9,996 in 1986;
$10,000 in 1989;
$12,000 in 1990 through 1994;
$12,480 in 1995;
$12,816 in 1996;
$36,000 in 1997;
$48,000 in 1998;
$54,000 in 1999;
$60,000 in 2000 and 2001;
$65,000 in 2002;
$70,000 in 2003;
$72,000 in 2004 through 2006; and
$84,000 in 2007.
In addition Angelini’s law firm also billed WD the following after they
deducted his “retainer” (page 21)
2003 – $106,853.57
2004 – $90,745.85
2005 – $78,275.19
2006 – $100,681.35
2007 – $138,257.06
The letter goes on to arrive at this final conclusion (page 57):
“Despite the evidence that Angelini was
not an employee, each of the State, county and local government entities
described herein issued Angelini payroll checks, deducted pension contributions
from the payroll-issued checks, and made contributions to the pension system on
his behalf as if he were an employee enrolled in the State pension system.
Novel and contrived arrangements, often proposed by
him, were utilized. It is reasonable to conclude
that these payment structures were utilized to provide Angelini unwarranted
pension benefits. OIG accordingly refers this report to the Division of Pensions
for its analysis and any appropriate action.”
Now we need to ask
ourselves, “Should we re-elect the people who are currently in office who
allowed this to happen?” and we should also ask ourselves “Should we vote for
people who associate with him and attempt to distort the documented TRUTH we
We at WDTruth think the answer is clear…
Introducing the WDTruth
You asked, we listened (Unlike the Township
Committee) and here it is, a new page dedicated to YOU the residents of West
Deptford. On the Round-Up we will be posting complaints and concerns from YOU
the true bosses of the Township !!!
the Round-Up !
appears David Shields has a past to look into as well
READ HERE !!
David Shields Featured on
NATIONAL RADIO BROADCAST !!!
Exposed by the team of
Chintall & Cianfarini for Township
See their platform here
WDTruth.com Featured on
Fox 29 News!
Ex WD Mayor David Shields
was exposed by Steve Keeley on Fox 29 News on Tuesday May 24th for all the
salaries and benefits he receives from the Taxpayers of West Deptford and
Gloucester County. In the interview Sam Cianfarini, who represents
Chintall & Cianfarini for Township Committee, explains why he is running
for office and why these abuses need to stop.
Watch the full story below.
RiverWinds EXPOSED !
Either you love it, you hate it or you don’t
care either way but whatever your position is you need to know the TRUTH about
At a recent Committee meeting Len
Daws, when confronted by a Taxpayer asking why we are replacing the TV’s at
RiverWinds, went into a lengthy discussion about energy savings and digital
conversions and never actually answered the question. At the conclusion of that
conversation Daws boasted that RiverWinds was now a “break even” for the
Taxpayers of West Deptford and paying for itself.
decided to investigate and here’s what we uncovered………..
RiverWinds is NOT
a break even for the Taxpayers. In fact it is a HUGE annual loss for each and
every one of us regardless if we use the facility or not. Mayor Docimo and
Deputy Mayor Daws will tell you that RiverWinds adds to your property value.
This article from
heretends to disagree
with those statements.
How did we come to these conclusions?
Here is the TRUTH….
borrowed $53 million to build RiverWinds (May be more, but this is the number
provided by the Committee)
Also taken from the
#2 Flyer are the estimated
costs to the Taxpayers for RiverWinds, it’s $80.48 per home annually.
Now the numbers, the
cost to operate RiverWinds annually is shown
hereand here from the
and is $2,376,621.48
The revenue generated
by RiverWinds according to the same budget shown here is
WAIT A MINUTE !?!?! That
not a “break even” but a loss of $420,042.58.00 !!!
……….or is it?
When we looked in depth at those
RiverWinds expenses shown here, we find an interesting number missing in the
Where are the principle and interest payments on the $53 million dollar bond?
ANSWER: They are not in
(Admitted by Mayor Docimo at the
5/12/2011 Budget Meeting, see the video below)
That’s right, the LARGEST cost at RiverWinds is
not included in the expenses !!!!!!
WOW, how many of us can say we are making our bills every month if we take our
mortgage payment out of the equation?
Probably all of us.
So what is it costing
Here are the numbers as we see
The bond is estimated at $53
million and shown here with an interest
payment of 2.4% to 5% over 25 years.
Giving the benefit of doubt
we’ll use 2.4% so annual principle is $2,120,000.00
and interest is $1,272,000.00.
Now add that to the loss
from above, $420,042.58.00,
and you get…
Total Shortfall for
(That’s almost 4 MILLION dollars per YEAR
You can figure the cost
for this in several ways:
If you divide by the number of
residents you get $175.00
per person per year. (That’s every man, woman and child included !)
If you divide by numbers of
households you get $431.00
per residence per year. (A far cry from the $80.48 claimed)
If you do it by average tax
paying entity in WD you get $308.00
per entity per year.
No matter how you look at
it, the TRUTH is the RiverWinds complex IS NOT paying for itself. It is in fact
a huge burden on everyone here in WD. This is especially not fair to seniors or
people on fixed incomes who cannot or do not use the complex but are forced,
through their taxes, to pay for it. It DOES NOT add any value to our properties,
the SJ Magazine article shows that fact.
Now What ?
SJ Magazine Rates top 25
Unfortunately West Deptford was not one of
Despite repeated reassurances from the local Township Government that WD is a
great place to live, South Jersey Magazine Volume 8 Issue 2 reports the top 25
Best Places to Live in South Jersey and WD was not one of them.
In fact WD lost out in:
Top 25 Best Places to live: WD
did not make the top 25 here
Top Property values: WD did not
make the top 25 here
Lowest Residential Taxes: WD did
not make the top 25 again
Lowest Crime incidence per 1000
People: Again, WD did not make it here either
The only category WD made a
showing was in High School Performance, and there we were 13th out of 25. Even
Mantua scored better coming in 8th. We have been told by The Mayor that WD is
the best place to live because of the services provided to the Taxpayers, but
when an honest comparison is done by an outside opinion we don’t even make a
Why is this happening to
The reason we are being shoved out of the top
ratings is because of poor leadership and poor management by the local
Government. They have spent us into a debt that is virtually impossible to repay
without drastic changes to the way we do business here in WD. We need to
remember who got us into this mess and they NEED TO GO!
Interesting facts about West Deptford’s Financial issues.
Click to enlarge
Chart #1 compares the debt service of the surrounding towns.
Chart #2 compares tax increases to the real world increase of the Consumer Price
Chart #3 shows the percentage of tax increases since 1984. Yes, that is a
643.16% increase in the West Deptford local tax ONLY!
Chart #4 compares the projected tax rate when RiverWinds was built to the actual
rate you now pay. Yes, it’s almost double !
Eric Campo admits budget hole could result in
TAX HIKES !!!
“Campo said he and the committee are already planning
ahead for next year, which includes a $3.1 jump in debt service payments–a gap
in the budget that could result in a major local tax hike, if the committee
can’t find a solution.”
(Our research shows 3.4 million, but what’s .3 million
WHY DO WE HAVE THIS
We have this problem because the past and
current Administration failed to properly protect the Taxpayers from defaults.
The Mayor keeps blaming the “economy” for our woes but what she and the other
Committee members fail to tell you is that they blindly entered the Township
into risky deals without proper bonding or guarantees, such as insurance.
In this article…
someone from Woolwich Township commends Ex-Mayor
Dave Shields for his contributions to WD. He quotes Shields as someone who
bleeds “West Deptford Green”. According to writer Shields has “earned a happy
retirement”. What he fails to realize is while Shields is gone his legacy leaves
WD to “bleed red ink” and the Taxpayers who are footing the bill for his
retirement are now staring down the barrel of huge tax increases and loss of
service for his “legacy”
?DID YOU KNOW?
West Deptford Schools spend $13,932 per student,
(Total budget divided buy the number of pupils enrolled. WD School
Review the numbers for yourself….
West Deptford Township Zillow Home Value Index
This website will be dedicated to publishing
the dire financial situation West Deptford is currently in. Financial
Statements, reports, videos and various documents will be posted here in the
coming days and weeks. We encourage you to attend the Township Meetings the
first Thursday of every month 7:00PM.
Previous Democratic Committee votes to give
raises to administrators and employees of the
Township. REALLY ????
This really caught our attention here at WDTruth
when the ordinance
shown here, and approved by all members, gives salary increases almost
across the board to all WD administrators and employees. Now, WDTruth has been
accused by members of the Committee, their supporters and associates of not
caring about the welfare of the Township staff. This could not be further from
the Truth. We as Taxpayers expect that our essential services be provided to us
for our tax dollars and the folks who provide those services be compensated
accordingly for their labor. But that being said, the Committee and the
employees need to realize that we in
99% of the Country.(Notice on the list NJ is #1) The Committee also needs
to come to grips with the fact that we are over 142
MILLION dollars in debtwith no plan to resolve it other than “kick the
financial can down the road”. So we at WDTruth would like to ask the Committee
and the employees, “Given the fact that many in the private sector are either
unemployed, under-employed, have taken pay cuts or had reduction in their hours,
is it prudent at this time to be giving pay raises to people working to serve
those who are doing without?”
The West Deptford
has launched an all out assault on WDTruth and the WDGOP Party we endorse.
Here we poke some fun at
A Letter Worth Reading……
We have been asked by you,
the supporters, of WDTruth.org
to respond to the accusations of the partisan website
WDPride that our facts are
Let’s use the quote below…..
Taken from the
“*When you hear the Republican
candidates and WD Truthers rant about township debt, ask
them what capital projects they would have not funded.
We understand they are opposed to Riverwinds Community
Center and want to privatize it, but that represents only
$29 million of the total debt. What local road would they
not reconstruct? What fire company would go without a
pumper? Which parcel of open space would they not have
bought using Green Acres loans? Which neighborhood would not
have new water and sewer mains that meet federal drinking
water standards? These are responsible uses of long term
debt that represent an investment in the quality of life in
all our neighborhoods, investments that increase our
property values over the long haul. You decide who is
telling it straight.”
we not have funded?We’ll the question should be what
did the incumbent Democratic Committee fund with the debt
THEY have incurred?
The chart here
shows a total debt comparison of the surrounding towns from
As you can see WD is way out of the pack when the same
numbers are compared apples to apples.
( We’re quite sure they have roads, sewers, drinking water
and firehouses in the other towns too )
Even if you take out the 29 million they claim is RiverWinds
debt (Although in the video below on the RiverWinds debt,
between 45 and 50 million) the total WD owes is still way over the other towns.
So our question to WDPride is:
didyou spend OUR money on????”
accusation taken from the WDPride
understand they are opposed to Riverwinds Community Center
and want to privatize it,
They have said this over and over again, yet they have
NEVER posted a direct quote
or video of that being said by anyone associated with
WDTruth. This is because this is a flat out LIE and it has
never been said or proposed. Frankly, we at WDTruth find it
despicable that a anyone who is running for a public office
would knowingly lie about a site dedicated to the facts and
presents them in FULLY documented forum. The
WDGOP.orgwebsite shows the platform of Chintall & Cianfarini’s take on RiverWinds and
it is clearly explained on
bullet points #13 and #14 and DOES NOT mention what
WDPride claims is being proposed.
What WDPride fails to point out
is that their incumbent Democratic Party has already
privatized a big part of RiverWinds. What they try to keep
out of the public eye is the fact that they sold the
RiverWinds Golf course to Ron Jaworski and lost
8 MILLION of
your tax dollars doing it !!! They would like you to believe
that Jaworski taking over the course was a good move for you
the Taxpayer, but basically selling a 10 million dollar
course to a private company for 2 million is NOT a good
business deal for the WD citizens. They also fail to point
out that the Rivercove project is a bust and has NOT
produced any tax revenue for the Township. So let’s ask WDPride, How much financial failure at the hands of the
Democratic Party are we expected to endure?
short, WDPride is a partisan website with an agenda to keep
the entrenched Democratic leaders in power who are destroying West Deptford
with spending and taxes. The WDPride site simply prints outright lies and DOES NOT
back up a single point they claim with a single document !!!
CLICK HERE to see more of the partisan
WD Resident Steve Sweeney and
“The Wizard” George Norcross featured in
Fox 29 News Report, more to come???
Looks like the end for
NJ.com articleour WD neighbor and NJ State Senate President Steve Sweeney
shows his true colors in addressing Governor Christie’s attempts to right the
capsized ship we call the State of New Jersey. It is high time the current
Senate members admit their years of payoffs and give-aways in pensions and
health benefits are killing the prosperity of our State.
Now Steve Sweeney has put
himself between a rock and a hard place. The conservative voter looks at his
record and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him or his agenda. Now the
progressive voters think he is a traitor to their tax and spend cause. Don’t let
the door hit you on the way out Steve, we won’t miss you here in WD that’s for
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The salaries of the Township
WHERE IS THE LOVE ?????
In a RARE and chaotic Township Meeting on Thursday
April 7th, Mayor Anna Docimo and Deputy Mayor Len Daws had it out in front of
50+ taxpayers. The heated argument was about health benefits being removed from
elected officials and the township contractors. Daws and Docimo argued basic
governmental procedure in much of the exchange.
Story by WD Patch here…
West Deptford Auditor Nick Petroni questioned
on his prior statements by a WD Taxpayer…
WD attempts to raise CAP limit from 2.5% to
Seems like the Mayor doesn’t have a clue what’s going on…
The Townships efforts to build a gas fired
power plant here in WD have failed. This was the answer to the question above
“Where is the money coming from” for the 3+ Million dollar hole in the budget
coming in 2012. Notice the jump from 5.6 Mil to 9 Mil in the debt service.
the article here…
Update to the story
either cut your services or RAISE your taxes. Which do you think the Township has
planned? If you’re still not sure watch the video of the 3-3-2011 meeting on the
Archive page. The
statement about the 2% cap excluding debt service payments should tell the
ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN !!!
See Them Here…
WD Patch Article Here…
Shields, Docimo and Angelini
targeted in GCT article on waste and abuse of the benefits system they
themselves created here in West Deptford.
In a scathing article by the G.C.T. this Sunday
three of the current and past administration of WD were called out on receiving
a total of $77,312 annually for their health benefits. This even after it has
been reveled here and through other publications that these three were offered
health benefits from their full time employers. ( Angelini is a partner in the
law firm Angelini, Viniar and Freedman LLP ) WD is 142 Million in debt and these
people only look out for themselves, this is disgraceful and we should not stand
for it any longer.
(or as we say in WD, “Business as usual…”)
West Deptford Patch author Bryan Littel takes a pot
shot at Mayor Docimo and the WD Committee for their attempt to once again jam
through a budget that was not presented or discussed by the public. Shameful and
arrogant behavior by ALL who sit on the Township Committee.
Rivercove Apartments may cost WD 7 million in lost tax revenue !
Read the story here…
More bad news for ANY resident of the
But honestly does this come as a surprise to any of
It keeps getting better.
***Township Meeting 3-3-2011***
- At the Committee meeting on 3-3-2011 the WD Committee admitted that, in fact, WD is burdened with142 Million in gross debt.
- Along with that admission, they were confronted with the fact that the debt service is going to increase by an additional 3.4 millionin 2012.
- Debt service increases are excluded from the 2% property tax limit imposed by the State.
This leaves a very important question
“How do they intend
to raise an additional 10% of our total budget, or 3.4 million, due in 2012?”
***Township Meeting 3-5-2011***
In what appears to be an attempt by the
elected officials to further infringe on the voices of citizens, a meeting was
held on Saturday 3-5-2011 at 8:30 AM.
The first point on the agenda was a motion
to limit citizens ability or voice their concerns to the Township Committee.
Our elected officials
DO NOT intend to be transparent with us.
See the full review here at West Deptford Patch…
reaction to the WD debt click here…
NEW VIDEO OF THE
Sanity Returns to West Deptford !
Read about the picks to run against the current administration
Here is another great article about the sanity returning
to our town…
Double Dipping Gloucester
Here is the article from the Phila. Inquirer dated
April 14 2010 in which Michael Angelini, lawyer for the Township, is accused of
receiving benefits from the Township which he doesn’t deserve. It seems Mr.
Angelini would like us to think he is an employee when it comes to his benefits
and a contractor when it comes to his retainer and fees. The interesting points
are actually from Mayor Anna Docimo and Administrator Eric Campo who refused to
answer questions about the matter.
here for yourself…
THE “WOW” Moment…
Gov. Christie’s reaction when questioned
about the debt in West Deptford at the town hall meeting on February 24…”Wow”
YouTube Video of the WOW can be seen
Gloucester County GOP Freeholders shot down in attempt at transparency of Board
WD INCUMBENTS OUT !!!!!
In a desperate move to hold on to power the
Democratic Party has sacrificed the two incumbents. Len Daws and Hugh Garrison
were voted out of the Primary election this Thursday evening 3/24/2011. This is
a thinly veiled attempt to deflect the anti-incumbent sentiment brewing against
them here in the Township.
Read the Article Here…
The Total Debt of West Deptford Township
as of 12/31/2009 is:
(Reference Notes to Financial Statements YE 12/31/2009 Pg 51
Debt statements from NJ DCA website filed by WD
Refer to this story…Your elected officials are not being honest with you !
142+ MILLION DOLLAR$
This means every man, woman, and child in WD
(Family of 4 total is $26,220)
Remember this is just the money we owe on
spending that has not been paid for.
“Where do you suppose the Township plans on
getting that much money ?”