Top 10 NEW Zimmer Fees!

1/6/2011:

Why not? More NEW Fees coming from Mayor Zimmer!

With Mayor Dawn Zimmer deciding her $25 fee for recreation program sign-ups is worth going to the mattresses for, I thought it was time to tell you about some of the other new Zimmer taxes, fees and fines being discussed at City Hall.

Through our intricate network of sources, Hoboken411 has this exclusive list of the Top 10 revenue generation plans under consideration by Zimmer and her allies.

Top 10 new fees from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer:

#10: Install Muni-Meters for people who want to sit on city benches on the avenue and in the parks. If you’re still seated when time is up you get catapulted off the bench and into the street (or for benches on Pier A and Pier C Park, the River!)

#9: Entrance to toddler parks in Hoboken will be coin operated. Zimmer insists only Susan B. Anthony dollars will be accepted for entry. Councilman Ravi Bhalla sponsors the ordinance he calls “No pay? No play!”

#8: Tolls will be imposed on motorists at every city entrance and exit by Traffic Director Ian Sacs, who turns all Presidential streets into a dedicated bike lanes. The new toll booths will be manned by 4th ward residents hand-picked by Public Safety Director Angel Alicea. They still won’t vote for Mike Lenz.

#7: Zimmer Executive Order places new $1000 per-block, per-night fee on all festivals and block parties. Councilman Peter Cunningham will try to exempt his 5th Ward Block Party until he hears his pals at bond counsel Gluck Walrath have agreed to cover it as a “Thank you” for his many “courtesies.”

#6: Hertz on Demand Corner Car pods literally placed on every corner. Councilman Dave Mello insists Hoboken drivers be forced to face fines for every day they refuse to give up their Audis and BMWs to drive a painfully small Smart car rented by the hour.

See the Top 5 new fees after the jump!

#5: Feast processions will henceforth be charged $250 a block. $500 if they involve a Catholic priest Mayor Zimmer has publicly berated.

#4: Fines for not shoveling the walkway in front of your stoop rise to $1000. Time allotted after a storm to shovel before the fine is imposed drops to 10 minutes.

#3: Zimmer “Confidential Aide” Dan Bryan is sent out to bar and restaurant owners demanding thousands of dollars in fees in exchange for a license to open on St. Patrick’s Parade day. (Oh wait, that already sort of happened, didn’t it?)

#2: Movies under the Stars now charged by the actual number of stars visible in the sky. This to off-set the new $100k Zimmer-appointed previously unemployed bird-watcher needed to count the stars each week.

#1: and the #1 new fee Dawn Zimmer is proposing to raise money for her public relations team: A 100% income tax on 4th ward campaign workers!

Have a suggestion for a new fee, tax, or fine you think would be right up the alley of Mayor Zimmer?

You know where to put it… right there in the comments section!

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18 Comments on "Top 10 NEW Zimmer Fees!"

Dperez
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Dperez

How about a $1000.00 fine for not cleaning up after your dog? Especially in the 4th ward, where there is dog s*%t all over the place. 😛

professor pinetop
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professor pinetop

Let’s charge a pigeon fee.

homeworld
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My 90 year old grandfather was ticketed $90 for feeding the pigeons in the park in Bayonne, so apparently that’s not far from the truth here in Hudson County. [quote comment=”201828″]Let’s charge a pigeon fee.[/quote]

prag
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Hey! When I used to play Volleyball at Sinatra Park my fees must have been a couple a hundred dollars over three years. I think the Hoboken taxpayers should have covered that. I’m outraged. Where can I send a bill to receive a refund?

homeworld
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I had to pay a $80 fee for the season to play dodge ball in the Connors School Gym. Oh the Humanity! It should have been free.[quote comment=”201790″]Hey! When I used to play Volleyball at Sinatra Park my fees must have been a couple a hundred dollars over three years. I think the Hoboken taxpayers should have covered that. I’m outraged. Where can I send a bill to receive a refund?[/quote]

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

Hoboken Police should create a Special Victims Unit…because Zimmer is raping everybody in that town just as bad as Russo, Roberts, and Cammarano did in his roughly 2 weeks in office!

homeworld
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What’s the big effin deal about a $25 recreation fee? This is the biggest blown out of proportion non-issue I’ve ever seen. Almost every town charges a nominal recreation fee.

professor pinetop
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professor pinetop
The big deal is we have already paid for the facilities with our bloated BUDGET. The big deal is the coaches are volunteers. The big deal is a family with more than one child in more than one sport is being asked to pony up real money for something that has been provided at no extra cost for years now. The big deal is that the fees are being dumped into the black hole of our city coffers with no dedicated allocation. Before you ask people to pay for services that used to be covered in the municipal budget you should show us a new budget with real, significant tax relief (like the 25% Dawn promised to Hoboken Revolt during the third campaign in 2009), not the pennies we got, particularly in light of the surplus she took in. If you buy the “we need the surplus for our bond rating” argument you should ask yourself if that offsets any bond rating damage defaulting on the municipal garage caused. New fees to pay for services already budgeted for. Fantastic idea. Maybe they will pay for more green initiatives. The mayor may have big policy ideas, but her main job is the budget, snow removal, pothole repair and public safety. Balancing her budget on families who want to be part of our community is just WRONG. [quote comment=”201730″]What’s the big effin deal about a $25 recreation fee? This is the biggest blown out of proportion non-issue I’ve ever seen. Almost every… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

home world if you had a clue as to where this sports director came from aka family was with the russo adminsiistration,ask his kin? its not the recreatiion fee more than the brown tip on his nose..Daddy was a corhort of the former felon mayor a few years back
county job+ others…wake up .forget soccer moms..its just a silly waste of time..anyone see a pele come out of this farse? politics..Did this kid ever play sports for hoboken? He saved hoboken 36,000 dollars..wait till the snow removel tab comes in plus there may be snow this week end I love it ..go team..As for marsh its the gavel that is annoying..btw notice nut meg is posting in german or yiddish with graffics in regard to mason?? Mason is not jewish and grafficx cant eat pork..She is the best liibality the mayor can have..May snow please tell her to clean her awning..what a crew…The kids in charter school dont play sparten sports rather than pick up the sticks with a face mask.. 😈 [quote comment=”201730″]What’s the big effin deal about a $25 recreation fee? This is the biggest blown out of proportion non-issue I’ve ever seen. Almost every town charges a nominal recreation fee.[/quote]

youme66
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youme66
You just don’t get it. It’s $25 per child per sport for each registration period. A family with 2-4 children (and there are many families of that size in Hoboken across the economic spectrum) end up paying several HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS per year to participate in these programs. And as stated by many soccer parents, Zimmer is collecting thousands of dollars for “soccer” fees yet none of that money is going towards soccer. Zimmer has said the families that can’t pay don’t have to pay, but then as stated at last night’s council meeting, it will be the people who are already being heavily taxed that will pay the few hundreds of dollars in fees. It will create an ugly class system of the “haves” and “have nots”, the Us vs. Them that the Zimmer team keeps propagating. So that b.s. 5% tax cut Zimmer said she gave us is coming right back to her courtesy of these fees. Get it out of your head that it’s just $25 per family, it isn’t. It ADDS UP to several hundred dollars per year. The parents are already paying for uniforms and gear, the city’s fee will NOT cover that. And you can’t call it a usage fee when the city isn’t providing park space or pools. Our kids are using Weehawken fields! Our taxes should cover basic rec programs. Do you have the same issue with the Abbott program? 6-9 hours a day of free day care paid by the tax… Read more »
drdrool
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drdrool
“Why can’t 3-4 hours of soccer per week be covered by our outrageously high taxes?” Because most Hoboken tax payers dont have kids who play soccer for this league. Why should they pay your bill? I just looked at the soccer clubs I played for growing up all over the country. The club I used to play soccer in in Northern Virginia, $85 a season; in San Diego, $115 to $145 depending on age; and the club in CT, $55 to $70. $25 IS NOT too much to ask. In fact it’s a great deal. Everybody wants a handout. Zimmer is still an idiot. [quote comment=”201734″]You just don’t get it. It’s $25 per child per sport for each registration period. A family with 2-4 children (and there are many families of that size in Hoboken across the economic spectrum) end up paying several HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS per year to participate in these programs. And as stated by many soccer parents, Zimmer is collecting thousands of dollars for “soccer” fees yet none of that money is going towards soccer. Zimmer has said the families that can’t pay don’t have to pay, but then as stated at last night’s council meeting, it will be the people who are already being heavily taxed that will pay the few hundreds of dollars in fees. It will create an ugly class system of the “haves” and “have nots”, the Us vs. Them that the Zimmer team keeps propagating.So that b.s. 5% tax cut Zimmer said… Read more »
youme66
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youme66

Yes, Zimmer is an idiot.[quote comment=”201739″]“Why can’t 3-4 hours of soccer per week be covered by our outrageously high taxes?”
Because most Hoboken tax payers dont have kids who play soccer for this league. Why should they pay your bill?I just looked at the soccer clubs I played for growing up all over the country. The club I used to play soccer in in Northern Virginia, $85 a season; in San Diego, $115 to $145 depending on age; and the club in CT, $55 to $70.$25 IS NOT too much to ask. In fact it’s a great deal. Everybody wants a handout. Zimmer is still an idiot.

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

youme66 soccer is a get to gether game with the yup moms…Its alll a bunch of crap How many made the pros in socccer in the past 10 yup years?soccer moms are great.We have female in italy playing basketball and getting paid for it..no fee required at the time.
another few played in college football rutgers west virginia and floridia state.another in penn state,…No fee required then chit..go to hoboken high school and look at the trophys,you soccer moms..base ball state champs in 89..no fee ..american leagon.mickey mantle leagues,Sandy Kolfax leagues..traveling teams.. Good will visit to Russia in 88-89 no fee except for the parents who wanted to travel.purato rico ,games.Senator latuenberg set that good will tour uip..Plane fare was more than 36,000 $$$ …Dawn was collection pumpkins in that hick town of laconia with a 10 man pd.. Let the soccer moms pay the fig for their darlings .oh gee go honey kick kick the ball maybe one of them will be a field goal kicker for the bayomme bacalas 😀 [quote comment=”201741″]Yes, Zimmer is an idiot.

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Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
Yep, just cut off all of youth recreation soccer because nobody has gone to the pros in the past 10 years. Totally makes sense. And then talk about how great Hoboken High is at baseball by winning states in 1989. THAT WAS 22 YEARS AGO!!!!! Its almost like youre in a time warp….dude it’s f-ing 2011!! Name a professional baseball player that has come out of Hoboken in the past 10 years. F it – name any professional athlete that’s come out of Hoboken High in the past 10 years. You cant, so according to your theory maybe we should start dismantling all of those programs as well. [quote comment=”201745″]youme66 soccer is a get to gether game with the yup moms…Its alll a bunch of crap How many made the pros in socccer in the past 10 yup years?soccer moms are great.We have female in italy playing basketball and getting paid for it..no fee required at the time.another few played in college football rutgers west virginia and floridia state.another in penn state,…No fee required then chit..go to hoboken high school and look at the trophys,you soccer moms..base ball state champs in 89..no fee ..american leagon.mickey mantle leagues,Sandy Kolfax leagues..traveling teams.. Good will visit to Russia in 88-89 no fee except for the parents who wanted to travel.purato rico ,games.Senator latuenberg set that good will tour uip..Plane fare was more than 36,000 $$$ …Dawn was collection pumpkins in that hick town of laconia with a 10 man pd.. Let the soccer… Read more »
youme66
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youme66

All those towns you named have soccer fields, multiple fields. Hoboken doesn’t. Our kids play soccer on Weehawken fields, so why do we have to pay Hoboken for that?

Do you use the library? Very few people use them now because of the internet, so do you think we should charge the people that do?

It’s not $25, it’s a few hundred. Not a great deal since it doesn’t cover uniforms, gear, or even playing fields in town.

Why do our taxes pay for the high school football team? That is a major line item.[quote comment=”201739″]“Why can’t 3-4 hours of soccer per week be covered by our outrageously high taxes?”
Because most Hoboken tax payers dont have kids who play soccer for this league. Why should they pay your bill?I just looked at the soccer clubs I played for growing up all over the country. The club I used to play soccer in in Northern Virginia, $85 a season; in San Diego, $115 to $145 depending on age; and the club in CT, $55 to $70.$25 IS NOT too much to ask. In fact it’s a great deal. Everybody wants a handout. Zimmer is still an idiot.

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drdrool
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drdrool

soooo, you want to pay Weehawken for your kid to play there???

Taxes pay for a High school in Hoboken, along with its programs, and when your kids are old enough they will have a chance to go to the local high school and play for that team.

You library argument is dumb, anyone can use it. Not everyone can play youth soccer.

I used to ref youth soccer for $20 a game. Who pays for that when there is no fee on a league?

Either way you want something for nothing. That isn’t how live works.

Zimmer still sucks.
[quote comment=”201740″]All those towns you named have soccer fields, multiple fields. Hoboken doesn’t. Our kids play soccer on Weehawken fields, so why do we have to pay Hoboken for that?Do you use the library? Very few people use them now because of the internet, so do you think we should charge the people that do? It’s not $25, it’s a few hundred. Not a great deal since it doesn’t cover uniforms, gear, or even playing fields in town.Why do our taxes pay for the high school football team? That is a major line item.[/quote]

homeworld
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Meanwhile the Hoboken High School charges the Stevens track team $1500 to run on the track for practices. [quote comment=”201740″]All those towns you named have soccer fields, multiple fields. Hoboken doesn’t. Our kids play soccer on Weehawken fields, so why do we have to pay Hoboken for that?Do you use the library? Very few people use them now because of the internet, so do you think we should charge the people that do? It’s not $25, it’s a few hundred. Not a great deal since it doesn’t cover uniforms, gear, or even playing fields in town.Why do our taxes pay for the high school football team? That is a major line item.

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