Twelve former public employees in Long Branch, West Long Branch, Tinton Falls and Eatontown are part of the so-called "$100K" club, receiving more than $100,000 in pension from the state of New Jersey. The towns' highest pensions go to former school officials and police chiefs and captains.
Last year, 1,244 former employees collected more than $100,000 the according to New Jersey Watchdog. This number has increased by 28 percent since 2010, according to New Jersey Watchdog.
Former Long Branch Superintendent is seventh on the list with a pension of $154,711. Ferraina retired last year and was replaced by Michael Salvatore.
Former Shore Regional High School Superintendent Leonard Schnappauf is also high on the list with a pension of $137,155. Schnappauf retired last year as well.
Two former Long Branch Assistant Superintendents George L. Catrambone and Archie Greenwood are both on the list, making $116,219 and $105,761, respectively.
Betty McElmon, the former superintendent of the West Long Branch School district, makes $112,980.
Long Branch's former public safety director, William Richards, is also on the list with a pension of $115,052.
Tinton Falls Administrator Gerald M. Turning and Eatontown Administrator George Jackson are both on the list with pensions of $118,658 and $106,552, respectively. The pensions represent the amount of money both men collect after retiring as police chiefs in their respective towns. After retiring, Turning and Jackson became administrators for their municipalities.
Other names on the list include:
Barbara Struble, former Eatontown School District Superintendent: $108,887
David M. Trevena, former Tinton Falls Police Captain: $102,846
Joseph R. Milano, former Tinton Falls Police Captain: $101,793
Willi Barnshaw, former Eatontown Police Chief: $100,244