Middlesex County, New Jersey
- Provides information and form to make public records requests.
- Budget is posted.
- Freeholders are listed with contact information. Meeting schedule posted.
- Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.
- The 2008 county audit is posted.
- Information is not provided on meeting minutes/agendas and local taxes.
- County audits and contracts not online.
- Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
- Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.
Middlesex County has received a total of $387.5 million from the economic stimulus package.
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- 3 years, staggered
- November elections
- As a body, elected a Freeholder to be the Freeholder Director.
- Choose committee memberships and chairs
A Republican Freeholder candidate in 20120 criticized the board for only have 16 "no" votes over 3 years and 36,200 votes. All the no votes were from James Polos.
See also: New Jersey public pensions
Public employees are enrolled in the State of New Jersey pension system.
See also: Middlesex County employee salaries
Middlesex has plans to lay off 50 employees and expect to spend $99.7 million for salaries and wages in 2011.
At Middlesex Community College 33 employees earn more than $100,000.
Middlesex County has 12 schools whose starting teacher salaries is over $40,000.
Middlesex County College President Joan La Perla-Morales receives a home as part of her compensation.
New Jersey public employee salaries can be searched here.
See also: New Jersey government sector lobbying
Middlesex County had not used public funds on lobbying according to OpenSecrets. Middlesex County College donated to a Democratic candidate for U.S. House in 2004 and the Middlesex County Sheriff Department contributed to Marty Meehan, a Democratic candidate for U.S. House in 2000.
Middlesex Community College has spent $560,000 on lobbying since 2004 and spent $20,000 in 2011 for lobbying from Cardinal Point Partners.
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Transparency & public records
The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) was passed by the NJ State Legislature in 2001 and guarantees citizen access to a wide variety of government documents. For more information on OPRA and public records see OPRA Central.
Public records will normally be available in accordance with P.L. 2001, c 404, within seven (7) business days. Some records will be immediately available. The form for public records is available here.
Local tax information is not available.
- Official Middlesex County Website
- Middlesex County Courthouse
- New Jersey Visitors Network - Middlesex County
- Public Records Directory - Middlesex County
- Middlesex County on E-Reference
- Middlesex County News
- Middlesex Courts
- Middlesex County College
- "American Fact Finder" Census
- Open Records Request
- Meeting Schedule
- Audit 2008
- CentralJersey "Middlesex freeholder board votes to cut costs"
- Central Jersey "Middlesex freeholder board votes to cut costs"
- http://vip.politickernj.com/42071/middlesex-county-freeholders-3-year-voting-record-36200-votes-only-16-nos Politicker "MIDDLESEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS 3-YEAR VOTING RECORD: 36,200 VOTES, ONLY 16 "NO'S"]
- Middlesex Financial
- NJ "Middlesex County expects to lay off up to 50 employees"
- GAYPASG "Higher education salaries released"
- http://www.njea.org/pdfs/40Kminimum.pdf NJEA " $40,000 or Higher Starting Salaries"]
- NorthJersey "N.J. community college presidents take some cuts"
- Public Records