Ordinance 2499: Residential Maintenance & Registration

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Published: June 15, 2017
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The governing body is set to vote on a bill that will require residential property owners – including banks and mortgage institutions – to register and maintain vacant or abandoned properties in foreclosure. A new section in the borough code will be entitled “Residential Maintenance and Registration”. It defines what a creditor is and under […]

Ordinance 2498: Reducing Glare From Lighting In Parking Lots

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Published: June 14, 2017
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In order to not only address an existing issue with bright commercial lighting impacting a residence but to also prevent any such problems in the future, the governing body is proposing Ordinance 2498. The proposed law change will require that all outdoor lighting shall be shielded to reduce glare and reflect lights away from all […]

Ordinance 2497: The Boarding-Up Of Buildings

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Published: June 13, 2017
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A workshop discussion to address the unappealing appearance to unoccupied houses has resulted in an ordinance that will require the legal owners of vacant houses – along with other buildings – to securely board-up their properties to prevent intruders, wildlife, or deteriorating effects of adverse weather conditions. Ordinance 2497 also requires that clear polycarbonate boarding […]

AHA Awarded $14,950 In Settlement Agreement

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Published: June 12, 2017
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The agreement to settle a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association (AHA) filed against Roselle Park for $14,950 was obtained through an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. The lawsuit was filed by Charlene Storey and her husband Gregory Storey along with the AHA against the Borough of Roselle Park and Mayor Carl Hokanson on […]

Ordinance 2496: Department Of Code Enforcement

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Published: June 12, 2017
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Ordinance 2496, which will add responsibilities to the Code Enforcement Department, is a companion piece to Ordinance 2495. The hiring of a Director of Code Enforcement has led to a review of the position and department and resulted in updating the borough’s code book. In addition to further defining the responsibilities and appointment of the […]

Ordinance 2494: Bond Ordinance For Capital Improvements

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Published: June 10, 2017
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Even though council voted to approve amendments to this year’s $2,468,000 capital budget with Resolution 159-17 at the June 1st Mayor & Council meeting, Ordinance 2494 needs to be voted on in order to issue the debt. Resolution 159-17 is a formality that lists the four (4) major categories of the capital budget and files […]

Borough Clerk’s Office Releases Map For Townwide Garage Sale Tomorrow

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Published: June 9, 2017
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Andrew Casais, Roselle Park’s Borough Clerk, has provided a map of tomorrow’s townwide garage sale in digital and paper formats. “In an effort to innovate and expand our reach, I’ve generated a public map through Google Maps for the borough-wide garage sale,” stated Mr. Casais regarding the updating of the listing of participants. The interactive […]

Ordinance 2493: PILOT Agreement For Meridia At Roselle Park

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Published: June 1, 2017
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The legal requirement to allow PILOT, or Payment In Lieu Of Taxes, at the “Meridia At Roselle Park” development on West Westfield Avenue for their 213-unit residential development is in the form of Ordinance 2493. This directive will authorize Roselle Park’s governing body to enter into a PILOT agreement – on behalf of the borough’s […]

Ordinance 2492: Obscene Material Definitions

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Published: May 31, 2017
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(NOTE: In line with the newspaper’s disclosure policy*, I am a member of the Roselle Park Diversity Committee) Wording in a law that has been on Roselle Park’s books for at least three decades is being considered to be removed through Ordinance 2492. Borough Code 3-8 determines what is considered obscene material and defines it […]

Ordinance 2491: Preferential Parking On Pine Street

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Published: May 31, 2017
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Ordinance 2491 will allow preferential overnight parking on the 800 block of Pine Street. In a previous meeting, Fifth Ward Councilman Thomas ‘Thos’ Shipley brought up the issue as a workshop discussion in response to a request from residents on that block for overnight parking. The ordinance removes a section that prohibits parking for all […]

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