Cap unused sick, vacation time for public employees (Letter)
Recently, The Star Ledger published an article about the rising cost of property taxes in New Jersey noting that many pay above $9,000. Well, welcome to Montclair, where we know all too well about our rising tax burden well over $9,000.
However, when we read a recent article in the Montclair Local, we find that we paid a former assistant police chief over $87,000 while she was serving as a chief of police in a Florida community. If this is common practice for public service employees, no wonder our taxes are so high.
At some point there should be a cap on unused sick/vacation pay. “Use them or lose them.” Someone needs to monitor the way our tax dollars are doled out for not working.
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