Loch Arbour, NJ: 194 Village Idiots (Residents) and a $700K Severance Package-Not Including Pension-For their Clerk

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The small, bucolic Monmouth County beach village of Loch Arbour, NJ is in the news.  Not because of anything that Hurricane Sandy did to the manicured beaches in town.  Not because of destruction wrought in the tiny town that most have never heard of.  They are in the news because their liberal government has behaved like village idiots.

They are a microcosm of why New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.  With 194 idiots living in this village on the shore, they were exasperated at their property tax bills for the 15 kids they send to school.  They were looking at merging with the nearby community of Allenhurst.

While looking into that merger, the village full of idiots fretted about Lorraine Carafa, their village clerk.  They worried about what would happen to poor Lorraine and her job if the village full of idiots merged with Allenhurst.  Their council, also comprised of idiots, settled on a plan.

Their plan was to provide their village clerk with a $694,000.00 payout if they merged with Allenhurst and she lost her job.  That is in addition to her pension, which is not included in that staggering figure.

So their property taxes were skyrocketing and they wanted to look into merging with another community.  194 people in Loch Arbour, NJ.  Their council full of idiots then decided to “reward” the clerk of the village full of idiots with a staggering payout.

With more than 500 municipalities in New Jersey, and ridiculousness like this going on, is it any wonder why our property taxes are the highest in the nation?

Will this insanity ever stop?  Will anyone step up to try and stop it?

You can read the Newark Star-Ledger story on the village full of idiots by clicking here.

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5 Comments

  1. Susan Jo. says:

    While there is enormous suffering throughout NJ, while there are more than 18,000 employees at Hostess ready to be thrown on to the streets by their union, while hundreds of thousands of families in New Jersey struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads while struggling with their highest taxes in the country, much less enjoy a holiday season for and with their children, these idiots go and do this? Where is the rotund one while this is going on?

  2. Gail says:

    Why isn’t our Governor raising hell about this? Our property taxes are out of control because of this kind of crap going on all over our state. Enough!

  3. Julia says:

    “Families in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged New Jersey will face the highest tax increase as a percentage of their income – 6.82% or about $6,933 more in taxes — if Congress does not reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff tax issues during the lame-duck session, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation.”

    Ouch.

    Looks like that hug is already starting to backfire on taxpayers.

  4. Lucille says:

    What a disgrace, this is just another political payout. Really, if the clerk gets this large sum, what do the other officials get!! Corruption is rampant in New Jersey! When did clerks start getting payouts or should I say payoffs! The Northeast is finished and done! New Jersey will bleed dry its home owners into foreclosure and then use the foreclosed houses for subsidies and half way houses.The majority of kids who we pay taxes to educate and I use the term “educate” loosely, come from Apartment Complexes who get Tax Breaks. Home ownership will become a thing of the past. There is NO SELF RELIANCE in this country, people want a hand out not a helping hand. There is NO FREE LUNCH, someone will have to sweat to pay this $700,000. payoff and it will be the poor pathetic working family. Beautiful homes worth double the amount a few years ago are decreasing in value by the minute into oblivion! Comical Christie better raise the EXIT TAX again for people are making a MAD RUSH TO MOVE OUT OF THE WELFARE STATE. There is little remnant of the GARDEN STATE, I remember, that lives only in my mind’s eye and no longer exists!

  5. JACOB says:

    Nobody mentions the fact that “provided their village clerk with a $694,000.00 payout ” was done behind closed door 6 days before the Entire board of Commisioners, Mayor etc etc voted on it and knew they were were out of there .
    The “194 idiots living in this village on the shore” had nothing to do with it…get your facts straight before you call people idiots Robby !!

    Signed
    Loch Arbour school tax victim