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Riverdale Faced with Property Valuation Decrease

By on February 25, 2016

At the February 10th Workshop Meeting, Mayor Carelli shared property assessment data with the Council and public in attendance. In 2015, tax appeals and reclassification of properties resulted in reductions in assessed value of both commercial and residential properties totaling

Council Approves Annual Property Value Re-assessment Program

By on September 26, 2015

At the September 9th Meeting, the Riverdale Borough Council approved a proposal by the Tax Assessor (currently¬†provided by Butler through a shared-services agreement) to conduct annual assessments on both residential and commercial properties. I am sure you are asking “What

Fact Check: Campaign Edition – Volume 1

By on May 15, 2015

It has come to my attention that some of you received negative campaign material from the Budesheim-Mastrangelo-Felegi Camp that was illegally placed in your mailbox last weekend. I know this as several of my friends and neighbors have complained. Normally

FACT CHECK NJ: Riverdale Muncipal Debt Service

By on May 2, 2015

Suburban Trends – April 26, 2015 In last Sunday’s Suburban Trends you will find and article discussing the Carelli-Pellegrini ZERO BUDGET which was passed unanimously on at the April 22nd Council Meeting. Mayor Budesheim and Councilman Mastrangelo have been insinuating

Carelli-Pellegrini ZERO Budget Adopted

By on April 23, 2015

A penny saved is a penny earned. The Carelli-Pellegrini ZERO BUDGET was adopted by the Borough Council at Wednesday’s meeting. The budget passed with a 4-0 vote. Councilmen Astarita and Clinton were not present. Councilmen Carelli, Pellegrini and Revis all


By on March 27, 2015

At the March 25th Council Meeting a final version of the ZERO BUDGET was approved and introduced by the Council. The next step is a public hearing and adoption of the budget which will be on April 22nd at Town

Budesheim, Mastrangelo and Clinton Speak Out Against Zero Tax Increase

By on March 24, 2015

At the March 11th Council Meeting there was some heated discussion regarding the ZERO BUDGET that was presented by Councilmen Pellegrini and Carelli at the February 25th meeting. Prior to this, Pellegrini arranged for the Finance Committee to meet. The

New Finance Chairman Rejects Tax Increase

By on March 1, 2015

At the February 25th Council Meeting, freshman councilman and new Finance Committee Chairman Vinnie Pellegrini drew a line in the sand in support of a zero tax increase. About 2 weeks prior, Mayor Budesheim presented Councilman Pellegrini with the CFO’s

Call Borough Hall and Sign Up for Free Property Maintenance

By on January 10, 2015

How would you like the Riverdale DPW to maintain your property free of charge? Well apparently some Riverdale residents have already signed up and are enjoying their savings. Wanna know how it works? Most of you probably know what a

A Case for Small Town Sovereignty

By on September 27, 2014

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is on the warpath again to force towns to share-services or even better, have towns consolidate through merger. Since 2012, Sweeney has attempted to pass a bill which would, among other things, empower the state