2012 Reorganization Meeting

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Published: January 14, 2012 @ 6:40 AM EDT
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Mayor & Council held their annual Re-Organization Meeting on January 5, 2012. The official public oaths of office given to 1st Ward Councilman Andrew Casais, 2nd Ward Councilman Marc Caswell, and Councilman-At-Large Carl Hokanson. Appointed 1st Ward Councilman Eugene Meola gave his farewell address after serving 87 days when he filled the vacancy caused by the resignation of Larry Dinardo last year.

The mayor gave his annual address which included his request for council to seriously consider having a town-wide revaluation.  For the third year in a row, councilman Modesto Miranda was appointed as Council President.

Resolutions that were passed introduced a new Borough Attorney (Richard Huxford) and a new Tax Assessor (Gail Scaglione).

Along with the first 35 resolutions that were passed by unanimous council vote, the appointments of council committees as well as other board and committees were publicly announced. Councilman Miranda was the only council representative who retained the same three (3) committees as last year; Public Safety Chair, Police, and Code Enforcement.  In 2011 Mayor Accardi appointed each senior council representative to a chairmanship position but this year, 2nd Ward Councilman Marc Caswell was given a chair in place of  Councilman-At-Large Councilman Carl Hokanson – the more senior council representative of the two.

A full list of this year’s council committees is listed below:

 Marc CaswellAndrew CasaisCarl HokansonModesto MirandaTanya TorresMichael Yakubov
Public Safety Chair
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Police
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Fire
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1st Aid
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Municipal Services Chair
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DPW
X
Construction & Transportation
X
Code Enforcement
X
Finance & Administration Chair
X
Municipal Budget & Finance
X
Public Buildings & Facilities
X
Commerce
X
Public Services & Administration Chair
X
Technology
X
Human Resources
X
Legislative
X

The appointments of committees had some changes this year which included the removal of all “Alternate Council Member” positions,. Additionally all Community Center Committee posts have been changed to one-year terms, there is only one (1) Alternate instead of three (3) for the Morses Creek Flood Control Commission, and the Community Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) has been re-named the Municipal Alliance Committee.

There are positions which still hold vacancies which are open to residents. For more information, please read the article “2012 Volunteer Committee Positions Available” (link). Below is a list of positions appointed in 2012:

2012 FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

PositionPersonTerm
Fire ChiefJoseph Signorello3-year
Deputy Fire Chief, CentralMark Jaskula1-year
Deputy Fire Chief, LorrainePatrick White1-year
Deputy Fire Chief, FaitouteRay Parenteau1-year
Captain, CentralNeal Iaccarino1-year
Captain, LorraineScott Fuller1-year
Captain, FaitouteRaymond Kutera1-year
Lieutenant, CentralSteve Thompson1-year
Lieutenant, LorrainePatrick Wirkus1-year
Lieutenant, FaitouteDennis Sisnetsky1-year
Engineer Ladder 2, CentralTom Gamaro1-year
Engineer Engine 1, LorraineMike Tevnan1-year
Engineer Engine 3, FaitouteJoseph Gribbon1-year
Engineer Ladder 2, CentralDan Norris1-year
Engineer Engine 9, LorraineJimmy Smith1-year
Engineer Engine 4, FaitouteJohn Gura1-year
Engineer Engine 5, FaitouteMike Policastro1-year

2012 FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU

PositionPersonTerm
Arson InvestigatorMark Jaskula1-year
Chief InspectorJeff Bonner1-year

2012 BOARD OF HEALTH

PositionPersonTerm
CommissionerCarole Lang3-year
CommissionerLinda Greer3-year
Council RepresentativeCarl Hokanson1-year

2012 COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE

PositionPersonTerm
Committee Member (Youth)Halisa Gjokaj1-year
Committee MemberBarbara Goss1-year
Committee MemberCarl Pluchino1-year
Committee MemberVincent Paoella1-year
Committee Member (Senior Citizen Representative)Eva Boyko1-year
Committee Member Library Representative)Elisa Miranda1-year
Committee Member (Board Of Education Representative)Anthony Trezza1-year
Council RepresentativeMarc Caswell1-year
Alternate Council RepresentativeModesto Miranda1-year

2012 JOINT SEWER REPRESENTATIVE

PositionPersonTerm
RepresentativeVACANT1-year
Alternate RepresentativeVACANT1-year

2012 LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberAlex Balaban5-year
Council RepresentativeMichael Yakubov1-year

2012 MORSES CREEK FLOOD CONTROL

PositionPersonTerm
Commission AlternateJeff Imperiale1-year
Council RepresentativeModesto Miranda1-year

2012 POLICE DOCTOR / PANEL PHYSICIAN

PositionSelectionTerm
Police Doctor / Panel PhysicianMulti-Care, Inc.1-year

2012 RECREATION COMMITTEE

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberElaine Weaver4-year
Committee MemberRichard Graves4-year
Committee MemberJohn Kennedy2-year
Committee MemberGary Bundy1-year
Ad hoc Liaison (Basketball)Ed Fahoury1-year
Ad hoc Liaison (Soccer)Anthony Trezza1-year
Ad hoc Liaison (Wrestling)Sam Appello1-year
Committee Member (Senior Citizen Representative)Eva Boyko1-year
Committee Member Library Representative)Elisa Miranda1-year
Council RepresentativeTanya Torres1-year

2012 AD HOC ARTS COUNCIL (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberLeona Seufert1-year
Committee MemberPico Reinoso1-year
Committee MemberThos Shipley1-year
Committee MemberDiane Kurz1-year
Council LiaisonMarc Caswell1-year

2012 CHAIR OF AD HOC TECHNOLOGY SUB-COMMITTEE & AD HOC LOCAL ACCESS TELEVISION SUB-COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberSaul Qersdyn1-year

2012 AD HOC TECHNOLOGY SUB-COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberSean Kinney1-year
Committee MemberVACANT1-year
Committee MemberVincent Paoella1-year
Committee MemberVACANT1-year
Committee MemberVACANT1-year
Council LiaisonAndrew Casais1-year

2012 AD HOC LOCAL ACCESS TELEVISION SUB-COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberEllen Bachert1-year
Committee MemberNick Florio1-year
Committee MemberDonna Corrigan1-year
Committee MemberNancy Caliendo1-year
Committee MemberJesse Rineer1-year
Committee MemberKeith Heyman1-year
Council LiaisonMichael Yakubov1-year

2012 ANIMAL CONTROL BUREAU (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
MemberCarl Hokanson1-year

2012 BOARD OF EDUCATION COUNCIL LIAISON (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Council LiaisonTanya Torres1-year
Ex-OfficioJoseph Accardi1-year

2012 CLEAN COMMUNITIES (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Council LiaisonModesto Miranda1-year

2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberDawn Rannigan1-year
Committee MemberKaren Intile1-year
Alternate Committee MemberAntonette Signorello1-year
Alternate Committee MemberTeresa Santos1-year
Council LiaisonTanya Torres1-year

2012 CONSTABLES (No Council Confirmation Needed)

POSITIONPERSONTERM
ConstableCarol Accetta3-year
ConstableJoe Alfano3-year
ConstableEd Alfano3-year

* Constable is an old law position that is authorized to serve legal documents, among other things.

2012 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Commission MemberAl Bartolomucci3-year
Commission MemberBrooke Paskewich3-year
Alternate Commission MemberAlex Balaban2-year
Council RepresentativeMichael Yakubov1-year

2012 HISTORIAN (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Borough HistorianPatricia Pagnetti1-year
Council RepresentativeAndrew Casais1-year

2012 MATRONS (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
MatronJoyce Cicariello Rosenberg1-year
MatronCarmen Wilson1-year

* Matron is the female present in the Roselle Park jail whenever there are females being held.

2012 MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberRaymond Kuterka1-year
Committee MemberJanet Kuterka1-year
Committee MemberAngelica Russo1-year
Committee MemberJames Foy1-year
Committee MemberRobin Keegan1-year
Committee MemberJason Kaulfers1-year
Committee MemberMariana DaSilva1-year
Committee MemberBrian Palang1-year
Council LiaisonTanya Torres1-year
Ex-Officio Committee MemberMayor Joseph Accardi

2012 MUNICIPAL LAND USE BOARD (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee Member, Class IIRichard Huxford1-year
Committee Member, Class IIIMarc Caswell3-year
Committee Member, Class IVFrank Gallicchio4-year
Committee Member, Class IVJohn Velasquez1-year
Committee Member, Alternate IGlen Costello1-year
Committee Member, Alternate IVDiane Kurz2-Year (Unexpired Term)

2012 POET LAUREATE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Poet LaureateLeona Seufert1-year

2012 OFFICIAL BELL RINGER (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Bell RingerEdward Leonard1-year

* Official Bell Ringer is an honorary title for the person who will ring the bell at the Kelly Kaulfers Park on July 4th and September 11th

2012 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
MLUB MemberDiane Kurz1-year
CouncilmemberTanya Torres1-year
Construction Official / DesigneeCarl Pluchino1-year
ResidentVACANT1-year

2012 SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL OF UNION COUNTY (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
DesigneeVincent Cahill1-year

2012 STREET LIGHTING COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberJoseph Signorello1-year
Committee MemberPatrick White1-year

2012 UNION COUNTY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberVincent Cahill1-year
AlternateMarc Caswell1-year
AlternateVACANT1-year

2012 ANTHONY SIGNORELLO YOUTH CENTER COUNCIL LIAISON (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Council LiaisonTanya Torres1-year

2012 ANTHONY SIGNORELLO YOUTH CENTER AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE (No Council Confirmation Needed)

PositionPersonTerm
Committee MemberJoseph Signorello1-year
Committee MemberAntonette Signorello1-year
Council LiaisonTanya Torres1-year