Monday, April 12, 2010

Senior Center Costs: More Than $1

Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs visits the Senior Center Nov. 10 after winning re-election.

The City Council will vote tonight on paying Dornoch $287,371.97 for various costs associated with the new senior center on the ground floor of the condo development, The Monarch.

The meeting is 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.

The item was added to the agenda on April 5, but not discussed. According to the resolution up for a vote tonight, costs include $30,250 in payments broken down as follows:

-$16,500, representing $2,750 per month in common fees for November 2009 through April 2010
-A non-refundable three-month maintenance charge of $8,250

-$2,750 security for payment of common fees

-$2,750 for a full-month assessment payment in advance.

In addition, Dornoch is requiring $257,121.97 in costs to build out the center, which were approved by the governing body.

Together, they make the total of $287,371.97.

The resolution states that the city took occupancy before ownership transfer. The $2,750 common fee will obviously be ongoing, for an annual rate of $33,000.

Perhaps there will be a fuller explanation tonight of the costs.



Blogger Rob said...

I am SOOOO GLAD we took Dornoch up on the offer of this "FREE" Senior Center...for $33,000 a year we could have easily built a $250,000 center somewhere in the city. It's too bad the only people who didn't see this coming were Mayor Jerry, Assistant Mayor Sharon and their posse.
Wow...I have never considered myself an EINSTEIN type intelligent person, but this administration and her patron definitely make me feel smart. If only my guesses were so good with the lottery....

6:27 AM  
Blogger BoomerChef said...

Someone signed the contract. Whose name is on it? Who authorized the signature? The person who signed for the work is responsible to pay for it.
If it is the Mayor's signature, I was going to suggest that she use her bodyguard salaries to pay for it, but on the other hand, all things considered, she may need them!!
Public officials made statements in support of this project. I'm sure they are a matter of record. Let's see those records.

5:01 PM  

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