Coniglio Supports Consolidation Efforts In Cliffside Park And Fairview

TRENTON – Senator Joseph Coniglio announced his support today for the joint efforts of the Borough councils of Cliffside Park and Fairview to consolidate their public works complex.

“It’s no surprise to New Jersey residents that skyrocketing property taxes is an issue that needs to be addressed,” said Senator Coniglio D-Paramus. “Consolidating and regionalizing government services among municipalities will dramatically reduce the administrative, transportation, labor, health care and insurance costs needed to run these departments. There’s been a statewide push among property tax reform advocates toward consolidation, and Cliffside Park is establishing itself as a model for the rest of New Jersey to follow.”

By developing a joint public works complex, the two boroughs will be able to share expenisive equipment and cut the costs of running two separate facilities. Under the plan, both of the boroughs’ public works departments will move from their present sites to an undecided location in the Borough of Fairview. The Borough of Cliffside Park has already received a $200,000 grant for planning and engineering costs to determine the feasibility of this project.

“Basically, consolidation spreads the cost of local government out across a larger tax base, thereby cutting taxes needed to run a municipality,” said Senator Coniglio. “A consolidation of the boroughs’ public works facilities will create a more efficient and practical system that will give taxpayers the most for their money.”

The Cliffside Park Council passed a resolution on February 15, 2005 authorizing the borough to enter into written contracts with the Borough of Fairview pertaining to the proposed agreement of cosolidating the Department of Public Works facilities.

By developing a joint public works complex, the two boroughs will be able to share expenisive equipment and cut the costs of running two separate facilities. Under the plan, both of the boroughs’ public works departments will move from their present sites to an undecided location in the Borough of Fairview. The Borough of Cliffside Park has already received a $200,000 grant for planning and engineering costs to determine the feasibility of this project.

“Basically, consolidation spreads the cost of local government out across a larger tax base, thereby cutting taxes needed to run a municipality,” said Senator Coniglio. “A consolidation of the boroughs’ public works facilities will create a more efficient and practical system that will give taxpayers the most for their money.”

The Cliffside Park Council passed a resolution on February 15, 2005 authorizing the borough to enter into written contracts with the Borough of Fairview pertaining to the proposed agreement of cosolidating the Department of Public Works facilities.