Mayor & Council Meeting Tonight, March 12th. No Capital Meeting.

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Published: March 12, 2015
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Mayor & Council Meeting Tonight, March 12th. No Capital Meeting.  | read this item

Tonight, March 12th, there will be a Mayor & Council meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in Borough Hall. This meeting was originally scheduled for  March 5th but postponed due to snow. The Capital Budget workshop originally scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. has been canceled and a new date will be discussed at tonight’s regular […]

Budget Workshops Bring Municipal Portion Of Property Taxes To $2,876.90

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Published: March 10, 2015
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Budget Workshops Bring Municipal Portion Of Property Taxes To $2,876.90  | read this item

With the smallest number of budget workshops held in years – only two that were a week apart – the governing body brought the increase to be paid by property taxes to just under $100. What started as an increase of $174.85 for a house assessed at $65,000 was reduced to $99.45. Although this reduction of 43% is […]

Mayor & Council Meeting Canceled. Borough Offices Closed Today.

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Published: March 5, 2015
Meeting Canceled
Mayor & Council Meeting Canceled. Borough Offices Closed Today.  | read this item

Due to the predicted heavy snowfall, all borough offices – including municipal court – will be closed today, March 5th. Emergency personnel will be on staff. Tonight’s Mayor & Council meeting has also been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Tonight’s main agenda item of introducing the 2015 municipal budget has been […]

RP Average Property Tax Had 5th Highest Increase In The County

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Published: March 4, 2015
RP Average Property Tax
RP Average Property Tax Had 5th Highest Increase In The County  | read this item

Property Tax Information has been released by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for 2014. That data has revealed that although Roselle Park had the 9th lowest average property tax in Union County last year, it had the 5th largest percentage increase in those taxes from 2013. Additionally, out of the 565 municipalities included, Roselle […]

First Revaluation Meeting Brings Answers And Questions: Part II

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Published: March 2, 2015
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First Revaluation Meeting Brings Answers And Questions: Part II  | read this item

After the 25 minute presentation by Realty Appraisal Company – the firm hired by the municipality to conduct the townwide revaluation –  those in attendance were allowed to ask questions. A male resident was first and started by rhetorically asking, “I would like to ask what is this revaluation really for. Everybody knows that there […]

First Revaluation Meeting Brings Answers And Questions: Part I

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Published: March 2, 2015
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First Revaluation Meeting Brings Answers And Questions: Part I  | read this item

The first of three information sessions on Roselle Park’s first townwide revaluation since 1981, according to Borough Tax Assessor Gail Scaglione, took place Thursday night. In front of a room full of concerned residents, Mayor Carl Hokanson, the tax assessor, the Borough Attorney, and representatives both from the revaluation firm as well as the Union […]

2015 Will Have Two Bulk Pick-Ups

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Published: February 20, 2015
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2015 Will Have Two Bulk Pick-Ups  | read this item

For the first time in six years – since 2009 – Roselle Park residents will have two bulk pick-ups with one in the summer and the other in autumn. The governing body approved Resolution 81-15 approved an $46,000 for two bulk pick-ups – each being $23,000 with including estimated costs for disposal. The dates approved […]

New Land Use Board Approves Gas Station Canopy

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Published: February 20, 2015
MLUB Meeting (2015-01-05)
New Land Use Board Approves Gas Station Canopy  | read this item

The first meeting of the 2015 Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) not only had an application heard on a proposed canopy over a gas station but it also saw a few changes in members as well as providers of professional services. Board members Diane Kurz and Scott Nicol were both not re-appointed as new members John […]

Governing Body To Rework Ordinances On Signs And Fences

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Published: February 18, 2015
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Governing Body To Rework Ordinances On Signs And Fences  | read this item

Two ordinances are being revised by the governing body – one to address businesses and the other homeowners – and were introduce by Mayor & Council at their February 5th regular meeting. Ordinance 2433 will permit flashing/fluttering/moving signs with regulations that they be limited to the front of buildings or on a free-standing pole along with a few […]

Suburban Disposal Awarded Vegetative Waste Contract

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Published: February 15, 2015
Municipal
Suburban Disposal Awarded Vegetative Waste Contract  | read this item

Suburban Disposal has been awarded a three-year vegetative waste disposal contract for a total of $436,500. The first year will remain the same as the current amount of $139,500 with a little over 4% increase each year thereafter. The second year’s contracted amount will be $145,500 and the last year of the contract will come to $151,500. […]

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