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Administrator, Police Earn Top Township Salaries

Three employees earned more than $100K in 2011.

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

Township Administrator

Thomas E. Ciccarone

$161,670

Chief of Police/Emergency Management Coordinator

John Paton

$129,000

Department of Public Works Manager

John Pacelli

$105,000

Director, Water Pollution Control

Marc Christensen

$89,474

Construction Official/Building Sub-code Official/Inspector

Gregory Impink

$82,037

Director of Recreation* Brian McNany* $81,600*

Administrative Assistant

Debra King

$79,591

Tax and Utility Collector

Mary Ellen Babyack

$64,304

Township Clerk/Registrar

Gregory LaConte

$60,000

Construction Office Control Person/Planning and Zoning Board Manager/Dog Licensing Clerk/Senior Technical Assistant to Construction Official

Kali Tsimboukis

$58,395

Township Attorney

Carl Woodward

$52,825

Accounting Clerk Marge Gerba $52,543

Police Dispatcher 

June Bressler◊

$49,470◊

Assitant Assessor/Recycling Coordinator

Eileen Hladky

$48,650

Police Dispatcher Ben Keenan◊ $48,500◊

Administration Secretary

Ruth Sabonya**

$47,890**

Police Secretary

Barbara Luciani

$44,061

Construction Office Secretary

Chrisanthy LaBua

$42,656

Police Clerk/Assistant

Scott Baumann

$42,000

Police Dispatcher

William Behre

$40,000

Assistant Tax and Utility Collector

Erin Shaw

$37,500

Department of Public Works Secretary

Nancy Esposito

$35,800

Tax Assessor

Glen Sherman  

$26,530

Municipal Prosecutor

Peter Fico◊

$25,000◊

Acting Court Administrator

Jeanette Keyser◊

$24,000◊

Fire Sub-code Official/Inspector

Dennis Bettler

$17,151

Fire Prevention Official/Inspector

Barry Howard

$16,056

Chief Financial Officer

Debra King

$7,140

Governmental Access TV/Community Bulletin Board Manager

Tom Salvas

$5,500

Board of Health Secretary

Gregory LaConte

$4,590

Escrow Account Clerk

Eileen Hladky

$4,310

Plumbing Subcode Official

Chris Gibbons

$37.50 per hour, not to exceed $1,200 per month

Committee Member

Nicole Hagner

$1,200

Committee Member

Robert Gallop

$1,200

Committee Member

Kevin Tubbs

$1,200

Committee Member

Bill O'Connor

$1,200

Zoning Board Secretary

Kali Tsimboukis

$250 per meeting

Planning Board Secretary

Gregory LaConte

$250 per meeting

Electrical Sub-code Official/Inspector

Anthony Giampietro

$41.25 per hour

Building Inspector (part-time)

Kevin Kelly

$37.25 per hour

Crossing 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

Police Dispatcher

James Condus (temporary short-term employee)

$15 per hour◊

Clerk Typist Dotti Rudnick $10-$16 per hour

Committee Member

Bailey Brower, Jr.

$1

 

The following are the 2012 salaries for the employees of the Chatham Township Police Department:

Title

Name

2012 Annual Salary

Chief

John Paton

$129,000

Lieutenant

Steven Hennelly

$126,440

Sergeant

Edward Gibney

$119,854.35

Detective Sergeant

Maureen Kazaba

$119,854.35

Sergeant

Thomas Miller

$119,854.35

Sergeant

Dan Papa

$118,804.35

Sergeant

Robert Scheetz

$118,804.35

Detective

Christopher Slayton

$112,214.04

Detective

Brad Hayworth

$111,164.04

Patrolman

Michael Giannone

$109,238.85

Patrolman

Michael Sawyer

$109,238.85

Patrolman

David Weinert

$108,713.85

Patrolman

Muta Blanford

$108,188.85

Patrolman

Patrick Meade

$108,188.85

Patrolman

David Schaffer

$108,188.85

Patrolman

Scott Herchick

$108,118.85

Patrolman

Keith Johnson

$108,118.85

Patrolman

James Lattoz

$90,915.30†

Patrolman

Kelly Sretenovic

$63,495.60‡

Patrolman

Michael Bloom

$62,970.60§

Patrolman

Anthony LoPorto

$62,970.60§

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.

 

Name

Annual Salary

Fred Lee (F)

$88,955

Don Kidd (F)

$88,305

Terry Hopkins (AF)

$79,630

Edward McGroarty (AF)

$78,080

Mario Bronzino

$76,148

Vito Capabianco

$76,148

Jeff Sablack

$76,148

Bill Schwarz

$76,148

James SanFilippo

$75,498

Richard Young (1-2)

$68,556

Thomas Hillas (2-4)

$64,353

Aaron Roth (2-4)

$64,353

Michael Hajjar (2-3)

$61,057

Scott Thornton (2-1)

$61,057

Michael Sulpy (2-2)

$57,310

James DeCaprio (2-1)

$55,739

Greg Genovese (2-1)

$55,739

Giacomo Gesualdo (3-4)

$50,598

Ray Clarke (3-2)

$45,256

Matthew Miller (3-1)

$42,588

Danny McGookin (3-1)

$42,558

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
  • Prosecutor
  • 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.

028651 February 02, 2012 at 12:06 AM
So the double-dipping Township Administrator and the Police Chief are making that kind of money and we're wondering why the Govenor is doing what he's doing? How is it that the Police Chief is making that salary yet he is seen routinely doing overtime road jobs at what, $100/hour?? Ciccarone and Paton do us all a favor and just go away and save the town some money.
07928 February 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Did you even read the article and see the jobs that have been eliminated which is saving you (if you are even a township resident) hundred's of thousands of dollars a year? Or did your blind hatred towards public officials making a decent salary cause you to shoot your mouth off? A little education for you: the Chief of Police, when he's doing overtime road jobs, is working for a third party contractor, not the town. Your $100/hr comment is not even close to being accurate. Mr Ciccarone deserves every penny earns as he's dealing with the Governor's mess and trying to keep the township running. The Governor is handcuffing small municipalities with "doing what he's doing." Please post on this site when the Governor's municipal cap creates a significant savings on your tax bill. I'd really like to hear from you. What makes this country great is the ability a person has to make him or herself sound like a fool, and not get punished for it. Also, look at your property tax bill, and you will see that the police and municipal employees are NOT why your taxes are so high. Do a little research next time before spouting off.
028651 February 03, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Blahhh,blahhh,blahhh. A Democrat perhaps?
07928 February 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Wow...that's it, huh??
thomas jackson January 29, 2013 at 06:36 PM
No ciccarone earns the highest salary for a job he has admittedly said he can do part time can him and use madisons like the town does with court and health department matter a fact. Lets close that facility and contact all the testing of the service out to mmadisom

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