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Former School Official Tops List of Brick's '$100K' Retirees

Number of six-figure retirees up 75 percent in last three years, according to new report

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A former school district employee tops the list of eight Brick Township retirees who collected $100,000 or more in pension payments in 2013, according to a report out this week from NJ Watchdog, a taxpayer advocacy group.

New Jersey’s so-called '$100K Club' of retired public officials has ballooned by 75 percent in the last three years, the group said this week following its conducting of an analysis of state treasury data.

The report comes as state pension funds face a $47 billion shortfall, according to the treasury’s estimate. Gov. Chris Christie is expected to address pension issues in his budget address today.

"We need to have the conversation now about further changes to our pension system and to adding further to the state’s debt load,” said Christie in his State of the State address last month. “If we do not choose to reduce our soaring pension and debt service costs, we will miss the opportunity to improve the lives of every New Jersey citizen, not just a select few."

In Brick, Barbara Bittenbinder, the township school district's former Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, receives the top annual pension of any retiree from the municipal government or school district. Her pension is $123,229 per year, or $10,269 per month.

The other retirees in the six figure club include former Deputy Police Chief Douglas Kinney, who makes $115,194 per year, or $9,600 per month. Darlene Ciesla, another school district retiree, makes $112,375 per year, or $9,359 per month.

The other individuals on the list are:

  • John Rein, municipal, $111,75/year; $9,313/mo.
  • Frank Docherty, municipal, $105,396/year; $8,783/mo.
  • Ronald Dougard, municipal, $105,243/year; $8,770/mo.
  • Robert Ryan, municipal, $102,888/year; $8,574/mo.
  • Edward G. Waldhelm, municipal, $101,919/year; $8,493/mo.
DAS February 26, 2014 at 07:30 PM
I could care less what an asshole like you believes. You are right though, I shouldn't call you a douchebag, since most douchebags would take offense by being lumped together with a low life piece of garbage such as yourself. Not a liberal and paid for my own college, another uneducated guess by the low life scum.
Av February 26, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Hey Das, Who you talking to?wms the douche?
DAS February 26, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Of course. I respect the opinion and their right to voice it, of every on here except that piece of garbage. Has nothing good to add to society, completely useless!!
Gene February 26, 2014 at 09:18 PM
@DAS Unions are bad? Compare the workers at Costco(union) to the ones at Walmart(non union). Compare safety records and wages in all other similar jobs as well. Compare middle class disposable income in these jobs. Unions didn't force jobs overseas, greedy corporations did. Why do you think Henry Ford paid his workers higher wages? So they would buy his product! WMS 826 is stuck on Lakewood and you are stuck in a Banana Republican fantasy.
WMS826 February 26, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Gene...you are about as educated as our scholar DAS who cannot seem to post without using foul language. I would like to know where I said unions were bad....I never said that. You people all ran away and abandoned the unions. The liberals all told you the unions were a thing of the past and you believed it. Now you are pissed at the people who still have them which is why they make more than you. DAS get some help, anger management to help with the death of your friend from heroin. AV...you and your milk jugs are just too far gone, hope the social security disability check helps you.
DAS February 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM
You are right Gene, greedy corporations do force jobs overseas. Unfortunately greedy corporations use unions to make their large sums of money. More cost for the corporation = more cost to the consumer and tax payer. Eventually something has to break, and when jobs move overseas, union folks lose their jobs also. Unions are great when your in them are needed greatly in some fields, and I don't blame anyone for taking a good gig when they can, but in the long run they cost the average middle class tax payer a bunch of $$$.
Gene February 26, 2014 at 11:45 PM
@WMS826 You are all over the place. First of all, I try to be an informed Progressive and I have been in, and appreciated a public union for many years. Your argument is moot at best. @DAS 'greedy corporations use unions to make their large sums of money' No,greedy corporations use cheap labor,either here or abroad, to make more money for a few at the top. More demand from disposable middle class income, such as from fairly paid union workers, cause businesses to hire more people to satisfy it. This is good for the worker and the tax base. Tell that to the likes of the Koch Bros. and the Walton family who want to maximize their profits at the expense of what's left of the American middle class worker, public or private.
Av February 27, 2014 at 05:43 AM
@wms: what color is the sky in your world? Your an idiot
WMS826 February 27, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Gene...progressive is a code word for communist....look it up. You liberals all change the words for things once they become negative as a means of fooling people.
Av February 27, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Wms is you IQ room temperate?
DAS February 27, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Gene- Greedy corps work off of profit margins, once the unions make it so they can't hit the margins, prices go up, and who pays the extra cost? Whether the jobs stay here or leave the tax payer is getting screwed left and right. The middle class (whats left of it) does not have much disposable income after paying our taxes that fund (6) figure pensions, sick day payouts, and health benefits for those who suck off the teat of the tax payer, especially after we get done trying to fund our own retirement. Do you feel you should pay for someone else's retirement and benefits? I pay for mine, as do many others, and I doubt the majority of tax payers appreciate seeing billions going to state funded pensions, when we could be paying less in taxes. That is what will free up disposable income. Just look at what it cost to build MetLife stadium!! Half a billion more than the stadium that the Cowboys built years earlier, which holds 120,000 with a retractable roof, compared to 82,000 seat turd in the Meadowlands. That is Jersey unions a it's best. Unions are great if you are in them, but they certainly do not help the average middle class tax payer. Unions were needed at one time (pre-labor laws etc..) now they are the cause for higher taxes and higher costs for for goods. I've got no problem with folks making a fair wage, and if it takes a union to do that fine, to think that the public should pay for retirements and benefits is ridiculous at best. I think most folks in Jersey realize how the more powerful unions work in this state, not too many of the non-union ones would agree that they are good for tax base as say above. And from the union carpenters and plumbers that I personally know, since I worked in construction for (20) years, are certainly more than fairly paid for the level of expertise. Yes WMS is all over the place, that happens when your head is so far up your ass that you are drinking bile!
DAS February 27, 2014 at 09:08 AM
AV-You are assuming WMS has a measurable IQ. Most likely gets facts from Wikipedia. Must be the dumbest thing earth.
WMS826 February 27, 2014 at 03:18 PM
DAS. Your support of drug use is clear and present and can be easily found in prior posts. I must be so on target, so well, that you constantly are terrified by my message. You will go to any lengths, and use foul language in an act of desperation to try and discredit me. This is a well known move by communist and can easily be found in the works of Sol Alinsky, an American pro communist writer and organizer. Research Sol Alinsky and then tell me anytime a conservative is targeted by someone such as you that it is not a well planned move. You hate success and the fact that others have more than you.
DAS February 27, 2014 at 03:42 PM
WMS- LOL, as usual way off, you seem to know a lot about communist, why you scared of them?? You still working on your bomb shelter? Certainly not worried that you are more successful than I am. I target you not as a conservative, since I actually vote that way every now and again, I target you as a complete moron who has no clue!! And what exactly is your message that myself and the many others here who have called your ramblings "douche" are terrified of. Also, I don't need to discredit you, just look at other responses the crap you post. you are doing a pretty good job of making yourself look like a fool, you have no credibility to begin with.
DAS February 27, 2014 at 03:57 PM
WMS- Please show me any prior post where I support drug use. By the way, being an alcoholic could be considered drug abuse, take a look in the mirror, it's gonna scare you but try.
Av February 27, 2014 at 04:10 PM
@ Das: your comments are right on! @WMS I was thing about headed to the trailer park, what box wine travels well?
WMS826 February 27, 2014 at 09:36 PM
So then you are an advocate of communism now. Anyone in their right mind is and should be scared of communism...just ask anyone from the former East Germany. The fact that you even question a person as to why they are afraid of this means you see nothing wrong with it. Can AV please explain his ramblings about milk jugs in past postings...I guess the two of you look down on poor people now and think anyone in a trailer park is beneath you. Why do you constantly take cheap shots at people and use vulgar language time after time on here.
Av February 27, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Aww are your feelings hurt WMS? I thought you knew your box wine? He we go about communism again!! Cheap shots? Are you using Wikipedia again?
DAS February 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM
First of all, I never mentioned communism and my whole family has served to protect our country from communism and threats to our freedoms. From WWI until present, so wrong again. 2: If you are scared of communism at this point in your life, you need serious counseling, and rehab for you alcoholism and whatever else your are pumping into your useless self. Since I don't hang with any former East Germans, I will hope the current ones feel safer, until then I I'll hide in my bomb shelter, shop at night and hope for the best. 3: Your previous post said I hate people that are more successful than myself, now you say I look down on poor people. Nothing I have said in posts reflects any of your past comments about me, I happen to think the trailer park that my mother lives in is quite nice with a great view of the mountains, and also have no problem helping out some of the folks she lives with by fixing up their trailers. So please tell us all why we should all be scared of communism, and why you think I am a drug condoning person that hates rich and poor people. Take your time, because your lasts posts are complete bullshit, show us all how smart you are mister know it all. You also might notice that the only person that I have taken shots at and use vulgar language towards, is you, you start crap but can't take it, and I will call you out for every stupid insensitive post you make. When a mother or relative reads your post about their loved one that has passed away, no matter what the cause, you could care less how you make them feel,that alone makes you a worthless pimple on the ass of NJ.
WMS826 February 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM
So no one on here thinks the current president is leading us to communism..nobody thinks that is what the term social justice means....re distribution of wealth....all code terms for communism. Acting alone without congress and senate approval...communism.....yes, I fear what you claim your family fought against is going to happen because you live in a world of denial as a liberal and an uninformed one at that. Using the words trailer park to discredit me means you think less of poor peoples opinion. Post your thoughts on here as you are welcomed to do but these attacks on me and the poor by you only make you look more foolish and with an axe to grind. Oh..and again..you used foul language in a post.
Av February 28, 2014 at 06:05 AM
Oh boy we'll wash my mouth out with soap. Wms, that's more rambling dribble
WMS826 February 28, 2014 at 06:15 AM
So then let me hear you or someone else deny what I say is accurate.
DAS February 28, 2014 at 07:59 AM
WMS- I never mentioned "Trailer Park" in any of my post, have no idea here you pulled that one from, so again you are wrong and making foolish accusations without any facts. I donate to poor people by dropping off food at St Gregory Pantry every month, what do you do for them? I grew up poor and have worked hard to pull out of it, so just because I don't want to pay for other persons retirements, does not mean I am a communist. If anyone thought that Obama was going to pull us out of the mess that your precious Bush put us into, they are crazy. So we are where we are as a society, guess you should leave you factless paranoid moron.
WMS826 February 28, 2014 at 09:30 AM
DAS YOU all thought Obama was going to pull us out of this mess....HE told you HE would. Remember the picture of him on Time magazine looking like Franklin Roosevelt and the "new new deal" we are all suppose to be benefiting from right now. Six years into office it is his economy and HIS mess. He is the reason why you all have no hope at meaningful employment and the reason why you are using class warfare to attack those who do. You have aligned yourself with AV...both of you have attacked me and used the poor in doing so. If you are so righteous then come out and tell AV he is a " douche" one of your favorite words for people who you disagree with. Use your hate on AV now since you claim to disagree with him so much.
DAS February 28, 2014 at 09:56 AM
I'm still waiting for you to show me where your information on your accusations are coming from, since you want credibility. You love putting words in other peoples mouths, now back up some of your accusations, instead of deflecting over to AV. And, why would I think anyone could pull us out of this mess, I voted for Bush and look what happened, then the GOP rolls out Palin, just think, we could have been one heart attack from having her as our fearless leader, cause I know you would have voted that way. Wonder why folks have fled the GOP. If anything Obama does actually works, we won't see the results for years to come. Also, I call them like I see them, and you are a douche, plain and simple. If I lived in a trailer park, the only reason I would be mad at Av, is that he associated trailer parks with you. You even blame Obama for me attacking you, how stupid is that? Go back to the porn page and your cat. Difference between you and AV is that he has his opinion and he leaves it at that, and you blame everything wrong with society on anyone who doesn't think or vote the way you do. Good luck to living life that way, lucky for you you can hide behind the digital world.
WMS826 February 28, 2014 at 02:13 PM
Please stop lying and telling us you voted for Bush. What you have just said is talking points taken directly from MSNBC and the democrat party. Hope and change we were told. Yes, we have changed to a country where sixty percent are dissatisfied with the man you placed in office. You are upset with me and stalk me on here because I said something bad about your friend who died in the stop and shop bathroom. If you are such a stand up guy you would call AV names since he apparently disagrees with your stance on the poor. He looks down on them and uses them in jokes yet you continue with me like this.
DAS February 28, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Like I said to numerous times you dumb shit, I don't follow along any party lines, I vote for who I feel will do the least amount of damage to our country, So I have voted for both sides in the past. Aligning yourself solely with one side is being closed minded, which is right up your alley. Still waiting for you to show me posts of what you accuse me of, speaking of lies. Haven't seen them because you keep making shit up. I certainly don't need to lie to make myself look good apposed to you, that is for sure. Go back to your box of wine and FOX news, see if you can make up some more non-sense.
DAS February 28, 2014 at 02:42 PM
By the way, I don't care if AV disagrees with me, at least he does it without making shit up and is honest, you are a lying sack of shit.
Av February 28, 2014 at 04:29 PM
@wms: you know your all over the board!! Stop blaming everyone for problems. If possible apply yourself and change what you want to change. Stop the finger pointing BS
DAS February 28, 2014 at 06:08 PM
You'll have to wait for a response AV, he needs to watch FOX news so he can figure out his one sided views on things will be. That's what happens when folks can't think for themselves. He makes plenty of accusations with no proof, and wants credibility. What a joke. WMS, do us all a favor and disappear. But before you do, read all of your posts and see how many times you lie and contradict yourself, pic in mirror is getting uglier and uglier. Still waiting for you to show my posts that support your accusations that you have posted. I'll wait until you can get your head out of your ass.

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