Municipal & School Budgets Approved At Cost Of $35 Million To Taxpayers

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Published: May 18, 2017
Municipal & School Budgets Approved At Cost Of $35 Million To Taxpayers  | read this item

The budgets for the municipality and school district were approved within six days of each other earlier this month at a total cost of $35,642,680.70 to Roselle Park property taxpayers. Both budgets will have a total estimated increase of $254.13 for a house assessed at $253,000. At the May 4th Mayor & Council meeting, Roselle […]

Ordinance 2490: Powers & Duties Of Council

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Published: May 17, 2017
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There are laws on Roselle Park’s books that describe the powers and duties of the mayor (Chapter II, Article I, Section 2-3) and council president (Chapter II, Article I, Section 2-6) but, up until now, not for members of council. Ordinance 2490 is set to spell out the powers and duties of council to the […]

Ordinance 2489: Sewer Fees

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Published: May 16, 2017
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Ordinance 2489 will increase the sewer fees 3% for industrial waste $738.92 for every 100 cubic feet of water consumed. The section impacted in Section 27-6.3, is proposed to be amended as follows: User charges for industrial waste shall be charged to industrial waste contributors who discharge industrial waste into the system. User charges for […]

Borough Clerk’s Office To Hold Extended Hours On May 16th For Voter Registration

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Published: May 15, 2017
Borough Clerk's Office To Hold Extended Hours On May 16th For Voter Registration  | read this item

The Borough Clerk’s office will be holding extended hours tomorrow, May 16th, from 8:30 a.m. till 9 p.m. to allow those wishing to register to vote in this year’s Primary Election. Andrew Casais, Roselle Park’s Borough Clerk, has decided to have his office open in line with NJSA 19:31-2. This state statute allows for a […]

MLUB Meeting For May 15th Canceled

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Published: May 14, 2017
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The Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, May 15th, has been canceled. This meeting was already a postponed meeting from April which would have the owner of the Hawthorne property return with a new application for a proposed development on the former Leberco Laboratory site. Originally, the application was for a […]

Council Approves Salary Increases For Three Positions

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Published: May 7, 2017
Council Approves Salary Increases For Three Positions  | read this item

Three resolutions approved by council at the May 4th municipal meeting increased the salaries of the borough’s tax assessor, fire official, and fire prevention chief inspector. The resolutions followed council approving Ordinance 2483 (link) on April 20th which raised the maximum limits for six (6) positions including the three that were approved on May 4th […]

Avsar Patel Hired As Roselle Park Police Officer

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Published: May 6, 2017
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Roselle Park resident and Auxiliary Roselle Park Police Officer Avsar Patel was appointed unanimously by council to become the borough’s latest police officer. Resolution 135-17 appointed Mr. Patel to the position of Probationary Police Officer for a period up to six months, after which time he will be a full Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) […]

‘Kneeling Soldier At Cross’ Settlement Agreement Approved By Council

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Published: May 6, 2017
'Kneeling Soldier At Cross' Settlement Agreement Approved By Council  | read this item

Resolution 142-17, simply titled “Authorizing a Settlement Agreement in the matter of American Humanist Association v. Borough of Roselle Park” was passed with five ‘yes’ votes and only Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey recusing herself from the vote. This resolution is the latest action resulting from Councilwoman Charlene Storey and her husband, Greg Storey – acting as […]

Sidewalk Repair Program To Start May 8th

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Published: May 5, 2017
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Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Mark Pasquali stated at last night’s municipal meeting that the sidewalk program will be starting next week – the week of May 8th. Mr. Pasquali said that residents can call the DPW at (908) 245-7676 or download an application and mail it in. Residents can also call to see […]

Ordinance 2488: Smoking Prohibited On Borough Property & In Borough Vehicles

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Published: May 3, 2017
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A bill sponsored by Mayor Carl Hokanson to make Michael Mauri Park a non-smoking area has been expanded to prohibit smoking on borough property and in borough vehicles. Ordinance 2488 will prohibit smoking on most property owned by the borough. The ordinance cites three (3) state statutes as the basis and backing for the law. […]

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