The business administrator and the police chief were the highest paid employees in 2011.
Each year the township approves annual salaries along with the municipal budget. Therefore 2012 salaries are not yet available for municipal employees Employees are paid at 2011 rates until new rates are adopted with the budget.
Police salaries listed below are at the 2012 rate.
Township residents is responsible for $257,124 in accumulated sick and vacation times to municipal employees. For an average township household with a home worth $741,003.41, the estimated impact is $64.35.
In December, for Gov. Chris Christie's plan to eliminate vacation and sick time payouts for retiring public employees. Liabilities for unused sick and vacation day benefits total more than $825 million statewide, Christie said.
Several positions listed below were eliminated or vacated early in 2011, including the position of municipal judge, municipal prosecutor and police dispatchers. A complete list of positions either eliminated or left vacant since 2007 follow the tables.
Chatham Township passed its 2011 budget . Hagner said current forecasts of the 2012 budget are within the 2 percent cap mandated by law.Position Name Salary
Thomas E. Ciccarone
Chief of Police/Emergency Management Coordinator
Department of Public Works Manager
Director, Water Pollution Control
Construction Official/Building Sub-code Official/Inspector
$82,037Director of Recreation* Brian McNany* $81,600*
Tax and Utility Collector
Mary Ellen Babyack
Construction Office Control Person/Planning and Zoning Board Manager/Dog Licensing Clerk/Senior Technical Assistant to Construction Official
$52,825Accounting Clerk Marge Gerba $52,543
Assitant Assessor/Recycling Coordinator
$48,650Police Dispatcher Ben Keenan◊ $48,500◊
Construction Office Secretary
Assistant Tax and Utility Collector
Department of Public Works Secretary
Acting Court Administrator
Fire Sub-code Official/Inspector
Fire Prevention Official/Inspector
Chief Financial Officer
Governmental Access TV/Community Bulletin Board Manager
Board of Health Secretary
Escrow Account Clerk
Plumbing Subcode Official
$37.50 per hour, not to exceed $1,200 per month
Zoning Board Secretary
$250 per meeting
Planning Board Secretary
$250 per meeting
Electrical Sub-code Official/Inspector
$41.25 per hour
Building Inspector (part-time)
$37.25 per hourCrossing Guard Walter Smith $18 per hour Crossing Guard Debbie Smith $18 per hour Crossing Guard Jacqueline McCabe $18 per hour Crossing Guard Robert Hathaway $18 per hour Crossing Guard Carmela D’Amelio $18 per hour
James Condus (temporary short-term employee)
$15 per hour◊Clerk Typist Dotti Rudnick $10-$16 per hour
Bailey Brower, Jr.
The following are the 2012 salaries for the employees of the Chatham Township Police Department:
2012 Annual Salary
The following table displays the salaries of employees of the Department of Public Works. The numbers or letters following the names refer to their steps or grades.
Fred Lee (F)
Don Kidd (F)
Terry Hopkins (AF)
Edward McGroarty (AF)
Richard Young (1-2)
Thomas Hillas (2-4)
Aaron Roth (2-4)
Michael Hajjar (2-3)
Scott Thornton (2-1)
Michael Sulpy (2-2)
James DeCaprio (2-1)
Greg Genovese (2-1)
Giacomo Gesualdo (3-4)
Ray Clarke (3-2)
Matthew Miller (3-1)
Danny McGookin (3-1)
The following positions were eliminated or left vacant between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2011:
- Four police dispatch positions
- Administration assistant
- Deputy municipal clerk
- Assistant tax collector administrative secretary/receptionist
- Court administrator deputy court administrator
- Municipal judge
- Assistant public works director
- Police lieutenant
- Construction clerical secretary
- Public assistance officer
These further positions were eleminated or left vacant between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2009:
- Three Patrolmen
- Zoning Officer
- Land Use Administrator
- Glenwood Housing Administrator
- Police Administrative Secretary
*This salary is paid for jointly by Chatham Borough and Chatham Township. McNany was replaced as director in 2012. of the Joint Recreation Department at a salary of $75,000, according to a resolution approved by the Chatham Township Committee approved at the Reorganization Meeting on Jan. 5.
**Sabonya retired in July 2011. Her position was left vacant.
◊Position eliminated in 2011.
†Salary to increase to $69,430.20 per year after anniversary date
‡Salary to increase to $99,550.50 after anniversary date
§Salary to increase to $69,955.20 after anniversary date
Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated the police salaries listed were for the year 2011. This information was based upon information received directly from Chatham Township administrators and was confirmed by them before publication. After publication it was revealed the salaries listed were for 2012 and not 2011. This information has been corrected, and Chatham Patch apologizes to our readers for this error.