Friday, August 30, 2013

Why did Lou Cartabona lie? Is he protecting Craig Dunwell's Water Legacy?'s event calendar didn't show any council meetings for August after the last one, held on 8/13/13. Residents were sure there wouldn't be any additional meetings.

On 8/27/13 at 4:10 PM, posted an article stating that Alpha Borough Council scheduled a special meeting for Friday, Aug. 31, at 6:00 p.m. to vote on utility resolutions that were previously defeated.

On the evening of 8/26/13, Alpha councilman Lou Cartabona had told a resident that council "only scheduled the meeting to pay some bills and address two invoices from the engineer that were held from the last meeting."

The meeting agenda listed on lists the following Resolutions:

Residents are asking why Lou Cartabona lied.

Save Alpha believes that corrupt council members are attempting to keep Alpha in the dark.

Facebook post and comments regarding the 8/13/13 council meeting and resolutions that died.

AlphaNJLIVE tweets regarding Craig Dunwell's expensive projects, which residents are opposed to.

Craig Dunwell's Water Legacy

Concerned resident: "Dunwell is just taking the credit for Klara Tarsi's work. Klara wanted to do these improvements and Dunwell shot it down and said it was to expensive. Then Dunwell becomes director of public works and starts pushing for all these projects after changing our towns engineering firm. Now he wants to pave streets, install sidewalks and replace practically the entire water utility. Why? When Klara wanted to update and replace our water treatment equipment Dunwell said it was to costly. Then Dunwell got an estimate for a lower cost but he's still 2 plus years later working on the treatment plant and hasn't even gotten close to finishing it and we bet it's cost as much or more than Klara Tarsi's estimate 2 + years ago. The town hasn't even gotten a contractor to do some of the plumbing at the treatment plant. The water mains are a big deal. The DEP will fine our town if the pipes weren't replaced. The water pressure down at the Williams Street end of town was low. The pipes were 75 years old and iron pipes don't last forever. The pipes leak and those leaks can introduce bacteria into the water supply. We feel when Dunwell campaigns he will tell everybody in town how he's doing things for Alpha and did it without a tax increase. The problem is these repairs are being done on credit and when bills start rolling in next year and for years to come there will be less money for other capital repairs and improvement and that will mean a tax increase to fix things and for emergencies we cannot for see. Harry Zikas and Lou Cartabona killed two resolutions last council meeting for more engineering services because costs are getting to high for all these repairs and improvements. Not that Alpha doesn't need repairs to it's aging infrastructure. Alpha just wants the repairs and improvement done responsibly so our taxes remain affordable and not to stroke the egos of councilmen with there own agenda."

Save Alpha warns residents that Craig Dunwell wants his pricey and controversial projects completed.

Do not re-elect Craig Dunwell this November - He won't be paying future tax increases to cover his pet projects but YOU will! We deserve better, Alpha.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Heart breaking words from someone new to our town

"Hello, and thank you for adding me to your Facebook. My wife and I have recently purchased a home and are new to town and really enjoy it here so far. We were a little disappointed in the lack of communication of the town officials towards new residents. When we first moved here we were unsure when garbage, recycling and other events were. It can be a little intimidating moving to a new town, and trying to find info out. I called the clerk and several councilmen/councilwomen that were on the website. The only one to call back was Ed Hanics. He called immediately and answered all my questions. I was a bit disappointing in the rest of the officials lack of communication or at the very least a return message or that they had received mine. ...I was personally offended of this. I would have immediately contacted the taxpayer to let he or she know that I received there message. I'm not sure what the issue was, but I'm glad at least Mr. Hanics was able to help. I just thought I would share my new resident story via instant message. Thank you."

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Mike Savary's trial set for August 8th, 2013. Will additional corruption be exposed?

Alpha Councilman, Mike Savary, was caught on video stealing diesel fuel from Alpha Borough.

Meme from - Taxpayers use social media sites to share information about Alpha's hot topics, events and news.

Savary also created purchase orders to embezzle money.

Mike Savary's embezzlement wasn't shocking to residents familiar with his character.

Fraudulent purchase orders went missing from the CFO's office where Craig Dunwell has been seen spending a lot of time, unsupervised.

Meme from - Alpha wonders what part Craig Dunwell played in Savary's crimes. The pair have a history of not following proper procedures when dealing with town issues. Alpha demands transparency.

Alpha residents use to discuss Savary's crimes.

Comments on news forums displayed disgust for Savary's actions against Alpha, NJ.

Mike Savary laughed (during the first council meeting he attended after his arrest) when residents first asked him to resign from his council seat.

Mike Savary refused to resign from council (during the second council meeting he attended after his arrest) and gave residents intimidating glares.

Popular news articles on Mike Savary:

Mike Savary and Craig Dunwell's actions are questioned:

Mike Savary and Craig Dunwell's actions have been questioned in the past:

On 3-9-13 former Alpha councilman, Chris Pfefferle, met with Mike Savary at Craig Dunwell's (mom's) residence. Pfefferle has met with council members countless times in 2013 and taxpayers often share photos of his presence as evidence that "something is going on". Pfefferle is known for unethical and possibly illegal actions. He was caught lying on record during the police contract negotiations and also lied about his living situation to remain on council after moving from Alpha Borough.

Alpha feels numerous council members are corrupt. Lou Cartabona, Mike Savary, Craig Dunwell, Carol Schwar and Mike Schwar responded to residents' outcry for transparency and justice by filing a defamation suit against Save Alpha for posting about Alpha's issues publicly online.

On 6-22-13, Craig Dunwell and Carol Schwar stopped walking in the parade (Alpha Volunteer Fire Company's 100th Anniversary) to walk up to the sidewalk and take pictures of a sign protesting corruption on Alpha town council. Residents were outraged to see council members walking in the parade after refusing to assist Alpha in obtaining a much needed fire truck. Volunteers respond to emergencies in their own vehicles.

Popular news articles on 5 council members using Alpha Borough to sue taxpayers who exercise free speech:

Blog post on 5 council members possibly violating the Sunshine Law:

Mike Savary's trial is scheduled for 8/8/13 at the Warren County Superior Court Courthouse in Belvidere, NJ.

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