Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BOE Meeting Today- Approval for more Legal fees, explaining $28 Million Loan

Lakewood BOE Public meeting today 6:30 pm see full Agenda HERE
Spending items for approval:

-How is the $28 Million dollar loan being spent?
-Adjustment for Increase in Health Care Costs $1,915,006
-Close to $3 Million Yearly contract to Sodexo Plus an additional
General Support Services Allowance. $180,118.00 and another Management fee  $186,947.00

-Motion to approve Robert S. Finger, Consultant Services for Negotiations, effective July
  1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, at a rate of $125.00 per hour.

- Motion to approve Hillary A. Fraenkel, Esq. of Clausen Miller, P.C., for the remainder of
2017-2018 SY and for the 2018-2019 SY, at the following rates: $250/hour for partners,
$225/hour for associates, $95/hour for law clerks and paralegals.

Request to renew the contract with Café Clifton to supply Pre-K Kosher Vended Meals for

the 2018-2019 school year which was originally awarded thru Bid 02-1617 on June 22, 2016,
for an estimated cost of $424,320 based on approximately 78,000 meals served annually at
the following per meal cost: Charged to the Food Service Enterprise Fund 60-910-310-610-
 Breakfast @ $1.87 per meal
 Lunch @ $2.94 per meal
 Snack @ $.63 per meal



    This Wednesday 5.30.18 7:30pm @ 200 Ramsey Avenue Lakewood is a BOE meeting with public comments. Feel free to show up and ask your own questions, or demand a response to the unanswered questions that have been raised to the Board Of Education.

    1. Why is the board taking such large loans?

    2. What money does the board of ed plan on using for repaying the state loans?

    3. Will the Board Of Ed borrow even more money just to be able to repay these loans?

    4. There isn't enough money to cover basic budget, let alone a loan repayment plan?

    5. Will Lakewood taxpayers be on the hook for these ridiculous loans, in the form of a massive property tax increase to all Lakewood residents?

    Don't wait until you see a steep increase on your tax bill.

    Speak up now, before it's too late!!!!

    Let them know that it's not ok.

    Be heard!

    Be sure when you arrive to ask for the list to speak. You must write your name on the list, in order to speak.

  2. Why do we have to sponsor SCHI's bloated budget and the out of town free loaders being bussed in?