The council seat made vacant by the election of Joe Accardi as mayor of Roselle Park will not officially occur until he takes office on January 1, 2011. At the December 2nd Mayor & Council meeting the mayor-elect announced that any registered voter who lives in the second ward that is interested in being appointed for council can submit their name to councilman Michael Yakubov, who is the Roselle Park Republican Committee Chair. He can be reached via e-mail at Michaelyakubov06@gmail.com or phone at (908) 245-2118. Interviews are currently scheduled for December 15, 2010.
It should be noted that, under New Jersey state law, anyone appointed for the second ward will only be appointed for 2011; an election will need to be held in November to allow second ward voters to choose the person who will represent them for the remainder of the term which expires on December 31, 2012.