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Manville.Today is your one-stop resource to learn more about what's happening at Borough Hall with our Mayor & Council. We attend public meetings regularly, and question those in charge. New and amended Resolutions/Ordinances are always being passed. What are they? How do they affect you? We provide you, the resident, with information to understand what's happening.

What is Manville Borough Council doing that impacts you? We break all the information down for you in an easy to understand way. Not only do we regularly attend council meetings, we obtain more information about various topics via the OPRA (Open Public Records Act) process. We are highly involved in our community.

This way, you, the Manville resident, are aware of what our Council & Mayor are doing to our town we call home.

Rustic Mall - Special Report

Rustic Mall Plans Special Series

Manville.Today has analyzed Manville's "Resilient Communities Program" grant application.

Manville had two versions of their grant application. One benign, and a revised version that will convert most of Rustic Mall into municipal-use land.

Let's dig deeper into this very important story for Manville's future.

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Featured Articles

Council Meeting on May 20th - Municipal Zone Modification

May 23, 2024

Council Meeting on May 20th - Municipal Zone Modification

The Borough Council Meeting on May 20th was mostly uneventful, except for the final adoption of a particular Ordinance that opens the door for the "Municipal Campus"...

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PART 6: Questioning Specifics in the Revised Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

May 19, 2024

PART 6: Questioning Specifics in the "Revised" Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

We hope you also understand how this RCP Grant could negatively affect Manville in the long-term. The initial application had some good ideas for flood mitigation and response...

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PART 5: Plans Briefly Shown at Council Meeting, Why Weren't Residents Notified?

May 17, 2024

PART 5: Plans Briefly Shown at Council Meeting, Why Weren't Residents Notified?

On the agenda for the Mayor & Council meeting on February 26th was the following information. Unless you know what block and lot numbers belong to which properties...

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PART 4: Drastically Revised Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

May 15, 2024

PART 4: Drastically "Revised" Resilient Communities Program Grant Application

On March 7th, the Resilient Communities Grant application revision was submitted. In the application, the plans for what the grant would be used for...

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PART 3: Rustic Mall vs. Borough of Manville in Court

May 13, 2024

PART 3: Rustic Mall vs. Borough of Manville in Court

Let's take a step back, to 2021. Borough Council approved a Resolution (#2021-159) to declare the Rustic Mall an area in need of redevelopment, with the option...

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PART 2: Before Drastic Changes - Manville's Resilient Communities Grant Application

May 12, 2024

PART 2: Before Drastic Changes - Manville's Resilient Communities Grant Application

We can all agree, Manville floods. We had Floyd in 1999, Irene in 2011, and Ida remnants in 2021. All 3 caused severe flooding in Manville, especially Ida, which...

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PART 1: What Is The Rustic Mall In Manville?

May 10, 2024

PART 1: What Is The "Rustic Mall" In Manville?

As part of a multi-part series, we will be covering Manville’s recent “Resilient Communities Grant” application, and the effects it will have on all Manville...

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What is Manville.Today? Manville.Today is your one-stop resource to learn more about what's happening at Borough Hall with our Mayor & Council. We attend public meetings regularly, and question those in charge. New and amended Resolutions/Ordinances are always being passed. What are they? How do they affect you? We provide you, the resident, with information to understand what's happening.

What is Manville Borough Council doing that impacts you? We break all the information down for you in an easy to understand way. Not only do we regularly attend council meetings, we obtain more information about various topics via the OPRA (Open Public Records Act) process. We are highly involved in our community.

This way, you, the Manville resident, are aware of what our Council & Mayor are doing to our town we call home.

Recent Articles

The Manville Municipal Budget: A First Look

May 07, 2024

The Manville Municipal Budget: A First Look

At Monday's Council Meeting on May 6th, the budget was introduced for 2024. Chief Financial Officer Michael Pitts presented the Manville Municipal Budget. As this was the...

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2024 Budget Adoption Is Late - Is Manville Being Fined?

Apr 24, 2024

2024 Budget Adoption Is Late - Is Manville Being Fined?

Manville's 2024 municipal budget introduction is late again. The 2024 municipal budget was supposed to be introduced at the April 8th meeting, but then was pushed...

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Proclamations - Honoring Employees - Why Don't They Attend?

Apr 23, 2024

Proclamations - Honoring Employees - Why Don't They Attend?

Overall, the Borough Council meeting held on Monday April 22nd was uneventful. Mayor Richard Onderko & Councilwoman Barbara Madak were absent. Council President Ron Skirkanish led the meeting...

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Republican Primary Battle & Party Affiliation

Apr 15, 2024

Republican Primary Battle & Party Affiliation

On Monday, March 25th, those seeking to run in the upcoming June Primary Election were required to submit their petitions to the Clerk. The Republicans have four candidates...

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Rental Property Ordinance Amended - Broken Deals?

Apr 11, 2024

Rental Property Ordinance Amended - Broken Deals?

The last several Borough Council meetings found the mayor and council at odds with several property owners who are also landlords. On point was ordinance...

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Proofreading Resolutions & Ordinances

Mar 26, 2024

Proofreading Resolutions & Ordinances

The Borough Council meeting on March 25th was mostly uneventful. Councilmen Skirkanish and DeVito were absent. There were several proclamations for...

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Part-Time Tax Collector Hired at Council Meeting

Mar 26, 2024

Part-Time Tax Collector Hired at Council Meeting

One of the items on the agenda at the March 25th meeting was for the hiring of a part-time tax collector, as Manville's tax collector has retired. The part-time position pays...

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Manville's Property Tax Increased 5.6%

Mar 19, 2024

Manville's Property Taxes Increased 5.6%

Taxes are high all over New Jersey. Unfortunately, there is no escaping it. Recently, 101.5 published a piece showing the tax increases by municipalities..

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Manville Borough Council Meeting Chaos

Mar 15, 2024

Council Meeting Chaos

The last couple of Borough Council meetings have had their share of chaos, drama, and the feeling of being unproductive. This is NOT how to run our town. A few examples --

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Rustic Mall Vacant Lot in Manville NJ

Mar 14, 2024

Rustic Mall - A Municipal Complex?!

In 2014 the Democrats had a plan for Rustic Mall. In 2015, the Republicans took control of the mayor and council and they declared they had a better plan. Nine years of a big empty lot,

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Manville Borough Staff Resigning & Retiring After 2023 Election

Mar 12, 2024

More Staff Retiring or Resigning After 2023 Election

Was anyone surprised at the number of positions that became vacant after the mayor won a third term? We lost our..

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Borough Council Hires DPW Director & Clerk

Mar 12, 2024

Borough Council Hires DPW Director & Clerk

At the council meeting on March 11th, the Council entered a Closed Session to discuss the hiring of a DPW Director & Borough Clerk. However, the public had to ask...

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Letter to the Editor

Feb 27, 2024

Hostility & Anger From Mayor During Public Portion of Council Meeting

On Monday, February 26th I attended the Manville Borough Council meeting. As usual, the meeting followed its normal flow with a review of ordinances and resolutions and...

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