Christie displays mayoral alliances in calling for sick and vacation pay overhaul

Joined by the voices of 234 mayors from around the state, Gov. Chris Christie today called for the Legislature to pass his version of sick and vacation pay reform.  

“After having specific bills to act on for nearly 19 months, it is past time for the Legislature to stand up and give mayors the tools they are asking for to provide savings to taxpayers, including a complete end to the inexplicable practice of paying scarce taxpayer dollars for unused sick days,” said Christie. “Like the other tool kit bills, real sick and vacation benefit reform is a common sense reform that has bipartisan support of mayors, local elected officials and lawmakers from communities all across our state – urban and suburban, shore and inland, Democrat and Republican. There is no excuse for the legislature’s continued failure to deliver savings to our cities and property taxpayers.”

The governor’s office released a chart of the estimated total accumulated sick and vacation time owed to public workers in several key towns:

 

  • New Brunswick:             $14.5 million in accumulated payouts      $1,330 per taxpayer
  • Jersey City:                   $74 million                                             $1,174 per taxpayer
  • Hackensack:                  $18.9 million                                          $1,030 per taxpayer
  • Newark:                         $46.1 million                                          $770 per taxpayer
  • Atlantic City:                  $34.6 million                                          $426 per taxpayer
  • Camden:                       $23.2 million                                          $770 per taxpayer
  • Elizabeth:                      $18.3 million                                          $691 per taxpayer
  • Edison:                         $14.6 million                                          $352 per taxpayer
  • Union City:                    $14.6 million                                          $493 per taxpayer

 

Below is a full list of those mayors supporting the governor on this issue: 

 

ATLANTIC COUNTY

 

Mayor Philip Guenther, Brigantine

Mayor Carol Foster, Corbin City

Mayor Joseph Kuehner, Egg Harbor City

Mayor Joe Venezia, Estelle Manor

Mayor Don Purdy, Galloway

Mayor Amy Gatto, Hamilton

Mayor Stephen DiDonato, Hammonton

Mayor Michael Becker, Margate

Mayor Vince Mazzeo, Northfield

Mayor Gary Giberson, Port Republic

Mayor John Glasser, Somers Point

 

BERGEN COUNTY

 

Mayor Vince Barra, Allendale

Mayor Paul Tomasko, Alpine

Mayor William Roseman, Carlstadt

Mayor Sophie Heymann, Closter

Mayor Benedict Romeo, Cresskill

Mayor James Cassella, East Rutherford

Mayor Richard Mola, Elmwood Park

Mayor Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee

Mayor Frank Bivona, Franklin Lakes

Mayor John van Keuren, Glen Rock

Mayor Rose Heck, Hasbrouck Heights

Mayor John DeRienzo, Haworth

Mayor Max Arnowitz, Hillsdale

Mayor Thomas Randall, Ho-ho-kus

Mayor Joseph Monahan, Midland Park

Mayor Roger Fyfe, Montvale

Mayor Ann Subrizi, New Milford

Mayor Victor Polce, Old Tappan

Mayor Christopher Botta, Ramsey

Mayor Margaret Watkins, River Edge

Mayor John Hipp, Rutherford

Mayor Karen Chamberlain, Saddle Brook

Mayor Samuel Raia, Saddle River

Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck

Mayor Peter Rustin, Tenafly

Mayor Russell Litchult, Waldwick

Mayor Joseph LaPaglia, Woodcliff Lake

Mayor Kevin Rooney, Wyckoff

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY

 

Mayor James Lynch, Bordentown City

Mayor Jim Fazzone, Burlington City

Mayor Kathy Fitzpatrick, Cinnaminson

Mayor Kate Fitzpatrick, Delanco

Mayor Randy Brown, Evesham

Mayor James  Conway, Lumberton Township

Mayor Arthur Puglia, Mansfield

Mayor John Button, Moorestown

Mayor Jim Keenan, Mount Laurel

Mayor Dennis Roohr, New Hanover

Mayor William Tilton, North Hanover

Mayor Karen Scheffler, Palmyra

Mayor James Young, Southampton

 

CAMDEN COUNTY

 

Mayor John Armano, Berlin Borough

Mayor Phyllis Jeffries-Magazzu, Berlin Township

Mayor Dana Redd, Camden City

Mayor Bernie Platt, Cherry Hill

Mayor Michael Blunt, Chesilhurst

Mayor William James, Gloucester City

Mayor Scott  Alexander, Haddon Heights

Mayor Tish Colombi, Haddonfield

Mayor John Gentless, Stratford

Mayor Ralph Condo, Waterford

 

CAPE MAY COUNTY

 

Mayor Marty Pagliughi, Avalon

Mayor Carl Schupp, Cape May Point

Mayor Ed Mahaney, City of Cape May

Mayor Michael Beck, Lower Twp

Mayor Bill Henfey, North Wildwood

Mayor Jay Gillian, Ocean City

Mayor Lenny Desiderio, Sea Isle City

Mayor Suzanne Walters, Stone Harbor

Mayor Richard Palombo, Upper Twp

Mayor Ernie Troiano, Wildwood City

Mayor Carl Groon, Wildwood Crest

Mayor William Pikolycky, Woodbine

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

 

Mayor Albert Kelly, Bridgeton

Mayor Bruce Hankins, Hopewell Township

Mayor Kathy Ireland, Maurice River

Mayor Jim Crilley, Upper Deerfield

Mayor Bob Romano, Vineland

 

ESSEX COUNTY

 

Mayor James Gaspirini, Fairfield

Mayor Peter Hughes, Glen Ridge

Mayor Sandy Haimoff, Millburn

Mayor Joe Alessi, North Caldwell

Mayor Joseph Tempesta, West Caldwell

Mayor Robert Parisi, West Orange

 

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

 

Mayor Jeff Radio, Clayton

Mayor George Shivery, Greenwich

Mayor Lou Manzo, Harrison Township

Mayor Michael Batten, Pitman

 

HUDSON COUNTY

 

Mayor Raymond McDonough, Harrison Township

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken

Senator Brian Stack, Union City

Mayor Richard Turner, Weehawken

Mayor Felix Roque, West New York

 

HUNTERDON COUNTY

 

Mayor Harry Fuerstenberger, Alexandria

Mayor John Graefe, Bethlehem

Mayor Mark Peck, Bloomsbury

Mayor Kevin Cimei, Clinton Township

Mayor Ken Novak, Delaware Township

Mayor Ron Sworen, Frenchtown

Mayor Stanley Kovach, Glen Gardner

Mayor Mark Desire, High Bridge

Mayor Kenneth Vogel, Holland

Mayor Phillip Lubitz, Kingwood

Mayor David DelVecchio, Lambertville

Mayor John King, Raritan

Mayor Frank Gatti, Readington Township

Mayor Peter Melick, Tewksbury

Mayor Bill Bischoff, Union Twp

 

MERCER COUNTY

 

Mayor John Bencivengo, Hamilton

Mayor James Burd, Hopewell Township

Mayor Anthony Persichilli, Pennington Borough

Mayor Dave Fried, Robbinsville

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

Mayor Winthrop Cody, Cranbury

Mayor Robert Seader, Dunellen

Mayor Nancy Martin, Helmetta

Mayor Robert Sherr, Middlesex

Mayor-Elect Owen Henry, Old Bridge

Mayor Wilda Diaz, Perth Amboy

Mayor Kennedy O’Brien, Sayreville

Mayor Matthew Anesh, South Plainfield

Mayor Raymond Eppinger, South River

Mayor Thomas Barlow, Spotswood

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY

 

Mayor Ed Johnson, Asbury Park

Mayor Frederick Rast, Atlantic Highlands

Mayor Julie Schreck, Bradley Beach

Mayor Jim Schatzle, Colts Neck

Mayor Mike Halfacre, Fair Haven

Mayor David Salkin, Freehold Township

Mayor Scott Aagre, Hazlet

Mayor Frank Nolan, Highlands

Mayor Patrick Impreveduto, Holmdel

Mayor Bob Walsh, Howell Township

Mayor Andrew Lucas, Manalapan Township

Mayor Tony Fiore, Middletown Township

Mayor Susan Howard, Monmouth Beach

Mayor Michael Mahon, Oceanport Borough

Mayor John Ekdahl, Rumson

Mayor Mark Clemmensen, Sea Girt

Mayor Michael Skudera, Tinton Falls

Mayor Paul Smith, Union Beach

Mayor LoriSue Mount, Upper Freehold

 

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

Mayor Cyril Wekilsky, Boonton Town

Mayor Nicole Hagner, Chatham Twp

Mayor William Cogger, Chester Township

Mayor James Dodd, Dover

Mayor Marshall Bartlett, Harding

Mayor Russell Felter, Jefferson

Mayor David Runfeldt, Lincoln Park

Mayor Nan Harrington, Long Hill

Mayor Mary-Anna Holden, Madison

Mayor Neil Henry, Mendham Borough

Mayor Frank Cioppettini, Mendham Township

Mayor James Sandham, Montville

Mayor Frank Druetzler, Morris Plains

Mayor H. Scott Rosenbush, Morris Township

Mayor Arthur Ondish, Mount Arlington

Mayor David Scapicchio, Mount Olive

Mayor Joe Nametko, Netcong

Mayor James Barberio, Parsippany-Troy Hills

Mayor Richard Phelan, Pequannock

Mayor William Budesheim, Riverdale

Mayor Louis Sceusi, Rockaway Township

Mayor Jim Rilee, Roxbury

Mayor Kenneth Short, Washington Township

Mayor Bill Chegwidden, Wharton

 

OCEAN COUNTY

 

Mayor Jeffrey Melchiondo, Barnegat

Mayor Kirk Larson, Barnegat Light Borough

Mayor Chuck Maschal, Beach Haven Borough

Mayor-Elect Carmen Amato, Berkeley

Mayor Stephen Acropolis, Brick

Mayor Jonathan Oldham, Harvey Cedars

Mayor Michael Reina, Jackson

Mayor Gary Quinn, Lacey

Mayor Minashe Miller, Lakewood

Mayor Walter LaCicero, Lavallette

Mayor Raymond Gormley, Little Egg Harbor

Mayor Joseph Mancini, Long Beach Township

Mayor Mike Fressola, Manchester

Mayor George Nebel, Mantaloking

Mayor Paul Kennedy, Ocean Gate

Mayor Joe Lachawiec, Ocean Township

Mayor Ronald Dancer, Plumstead Township

Mayor William Huelsenbeck, Ship Bottom

Mayor Leonard Connors, Surf City

Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Toms River

 

PASSAIC COUNTY

 

Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy, Bloomingdale

Mayor James Anzaldi, Clifton

Mayor Richard Goldberg, Hawthorne

Mayor Michael DeFrancisci, Little Falls

Mayor Katie Cole, Pompton Lakes

Mayor Chris Vergano, Wayne

 

SALEM COUNTY

 

Mayor Wayne Pelura, Carneys Point

Mayor Ellen Pompper, Lower Alloways Creek

Mayor Donald Asay, Mannington

Mayor William Miller, Oldmans

Mayor Kevin Eachus, Pilesgrove

Mayor Linda DuBois, Pittsgrove

Mayor Jack Cimprich, Upper Pittsgrove

 

SOMERSET COUNTY

 

Mayor John Malay, Bernards Township

Mayor Lee Honecker, Bernardsville Borough

Mayor Carey Pilato, Bound Brook

Mayor Patricia Flannery, Bridgewater

Mayor Brian Levine, Franklin

Mayor Gloria McCauley, Hillsborough

Mayor Mark Caliguire, Montgomery

Mayor Edward Zimmerman, Rocky Hill

Mayor Brian Gallagher, Somerville

Mayor Gary DiNardo, Warren

Mayor Gerald Mobus, Watchung

 

SUSSEX COUNTY

 

Mayor John Morgan, Andover Borough

Mayor Paul Crowley, Franklin Borough

Mayor Joe Barbagallo, Montague

Mayor Jim Oscovitch, Ogdensburg

Mayor George Harper, Sandyston

Mayor Diana Kuncken, Stanhope

 

UNION COUNTY

 

Mayor Joseph Menza, Hillside

Mayor Kathi Fiamingo, Kenilworth

Mayor Richard Gerbounka, Linden

Mayor Joseph Accardi, Roselle Park

Mayor Nancy Malool, Scotch Plains

Mayor Andrew Skibitsky, Westfield

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

Mayor James Cote, Allamuchy

Mayor Tom Charles, Frelinghuysen

Mayor Tanya Segal, Greenwich

Mayor Michael Lavery, Hackettstown

Mayor Kevin Duffy, Hardwick

Mayor Tim McDonough, Hope

Mayor Robert Giordano, Independence

Mayor Doug Steinhardt, Lopatcong

Mayor Ted Tomaszewski, Mansfield Township

Mayor Jim Kern, Pohatcong

Mayor Samir Elbassiouny, Washington Township

Mayor Sam Race, White Township

 

 

 

Christie displays mayoral alliances in calling for sick and vacation pay overhaul