The Dumont Borough Council's outreach to financially savvy residents in advance of its 2010 budget process was "almost too successful," according to a source reportedly close to Mayor Matt McHale.
Nearly a dozen residents have already signaled their desire to join the council's committee, which will shape the borough's finances for this year. A source reportedly close to Councilman Carl Manna, the chair of Dumont's finance committee, had announced at the March 11 council meeting that he was soliciting advice from residents with backgrounds in finance for help with the budget.
The committee will meet throughout the spring, with the objective of finalizing a budget for the council's approval by the end of June.
The source for McHale, at the March 25 council meeting, credited an article that ran in local press as helping to generate publicity for the project.
The source for Manna had previously said that he expected around six residents would join the committee, but that the council would make accommodations if that projection was exceeded.
"You don't want to turn anyone away," said Manna's source.
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THE ARTICLE WAS A FABRICATION, NONE OF IT IS TRUE.
BUT IT IS FACT ELSEWHERE IN BERGEN COUNTY.
DUMONT'S FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS REMAIN CLOSED.
NO MINUTES ARE TAKEN.
AUTHORIZED BY THE BOROUGH ATTORNEY.
THOUGH IT APPEARS THE STATE AG DOES NOT AGREE.
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS' DAY FROM A BETTER DUMONT!