County Delivers 12-Passenger Senior Van To Borough

Published: February 16, 2017
Roselle Park
County Delivers 12-Passenger Senior Van To Borough  | read this item

A 12-passenger van that will provide free transportation for Roselle Park senior residents has been delivered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The van is part of Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen’s “Seniors in Motion” initiative to assist seniors. Mayor Carl Hokanson, Council-At-Large Charlene Storey, Councilman William Fahoury, and Rupen Shah received the van […]

February MLUB Meeting Canceled

Published: February 16, 2017
February MLUB Meeting Canceled  | read this item

This month’s meeting for the Roselle Park Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) – set for February 20th – has been canceled. The application hearing for the proposed development on Hawthorne Avenue that was supposed to be heard at Monday night’s meeting is postponed till March. The reason given for the delay is related to the […]

Girl Scouts Take Over Council

Published: February 13, 2017
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Take Over Council  | read this item

“A community cannot sustain itself without the civil dedication that nourishes its existence.” These words were expressed in a proclamation at the February 2nd Mayor & Council meeting to spotlight not only the good works that the Girl Scouts do and have done, but what they themselves can accomplish with their future. That Thursday night, […]

Girl Scouts To Be Mayor & Council For A Day This Thursday

Published: January 31, 2017
Girl Scouts Roselle Park
Girl Scouts To Be Mayor & Council For A Day This Thursday  | read this item

Girl Scout Troops 40033, 40193, 40318, and 40908 will be sitting for Mayor and Council at the February 2nd regular municipal meeting. The practice of having Roselle Park’s youngest female volunteer organization run part of a government meeting was done every year until about five years ago. Currently, there is only one woman on the […]

Council – Six Months Later – Has Yet To Act On Master Plan Recommendations

Published: January 27, 2017
2016 RP Master Plan Reexamination Report (2016-06-27 -Draft)
Council - Six Months Later - Has Yet To Act On Master Plan Recommendations  | read this item

Last year, the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) completed a Master Plan Reexamination Report which included recommendations for the governing body to correct or implement. Six months later, council has yet to act on or even review the recommendations listed in the report. Among the issues that need to be addressed – some through ordinances […]

(One) Public Comment Portion Increased To 7 Minutes

Published: January 25, 2017
(One) Public Comment Portion Increased To 7 Minutes  | read this item

Upon the request of Roselle Park resident Dave Robertson, the governing body has agreed to increase the time limit of the first public comment portion of municipal meetings to seven (7) minutes. Currently, the first public portion of meetings – which is restricted only to discussing agenda-related items – has a five-minute time limit. Last […]

Council Puts Out 2nd RFP For Labor Attorney

Published: January 24, 2017
2017 Labor Attorney RFP
Council Puts Out 2nd RFP For Labor Attorney  | read this item

At the January 19th regular municipal meeting, council agreed to put out a second Request For Proposal (RFP) for the 2017 municipal labor attorney. The decision was made upon the advice of Borough Attorney Richard Huxford and following a previous article questioning the legality and transparency of the original appointment made at the January 5th […]

Mayor Looking For Resident To Fill Paid RVSA Commissioner Position

Published: January 23, 2017
Mayor Looking For Resident To Fill Paid RVSA Commissioner Position  | read this item

Mayor Carl Hokanson, at the January 19th Mayor & Council meeting, asked for any resident interested in fulfilling the unexpired term as Roselle Park’s Commissioner to the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA) through December 31, 2020 to contact him. The position – a mayoral appointment – was vacated when Fourth Ward Councilman Michael Connelly resigned […]

Labor Attorney Appointment By Council Questionable

Published: January 19, 2017
Labor Attorney Appointment By Council Questionable  | read this item

The appointment of Ken Davie from the law firm of Cifelli & Davie as the Municipal Labor Attorney for 2017 during the January 5th reorganization meeting has raised questions regarding protocol, conflicts of interest, and transparency. Appointments for professional services in the borough are done through what is called an RFP, Request For Proposal. Usually, […]

Dog & Cat License Registrations Due January 31st

Published: January 15, 2017
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50880324 - kitten and puppy sleeping  | read this item

The deadline to have dogs and cats licensed in the borough is January 31st. State of New Jersey Department Of Health (NJDOH) regulations require that any dog whose rabies shot expires between January 1st and October 31st of 2017 must be immunized before a 2017 license can be issued. Fees are listed below: Owners who […]

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