Contract For Tax Appeal Attorney Doubled

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Published: September 23, 2018
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The governing body doubled the budget of the borough’s tax appeal attorney to $30,000 at the September 20th municipal meeting. The law firm of Palumbo Renaud & DeAppolonio – previously named Palumbo & Renaud – has been appointed as Roselle Park’s tax appeal attorney every year since 2015. Increases from the original amount budgeted for such […]

MLUB Rejects Storage Facility Proposal On Westfield Avenue

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Published: September 20, 2018
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The Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) rejected the final site application for a proposed storage facility along West Westfield Avenue across the street from The Castle during their September 17th meeting. The applicant returned and adjusted their application to apply recommendations made by the board at the preliminary hearing in August. Major changes included increasing […]

Ordinance 2547: Qualified Purchasing Agent

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Published: September 20, 2018
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The codification of a Qualified Purchasing Agent, also known as a QPA, is set to be made into law at the September 20th Mayor & Council meeting. Ordinance 2547 will establish the compensation, qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of the position. The appointed term will be based on a contract, not automatically annual, and will have […]

Ordinance 2546: Animal Control Officer

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Published: September 18, 2018
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The position of Animal Control Officer will formally be established if Ordinance 2546 is passed Thursday night at the September 20th Mayor & Council meeting. Although for years the borough has had an animal control officer – Mayor Carl Hokanson for years until this year – the position has never been codified. If passed by […]

Storage Facility Returns For MLUB Application Hearing

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Published: September 16, 2018
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An applicant for a proposed storage facility on West Westfield Avenue is set to go back before the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) tomorrow night. 148-152 W. Westfield Ave LLC is the name of the applicant. The property is next to the car wash across the street from The Castle. The preliminary site plan application […]

Neglia Awarded $11,400 For Services Related To Park Improvements

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Published: September 15, 2018
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Neglia Engineering, the borough’s engineering firm, was awarded $11,400 at the first September Mayor & Council meeting for ‘design and construction management engineering services’ for repairs and improvements to parks in the borough – namely Acker Park and Aldene Park. There are numerous rides and sections in need or replacement and/or repair including the clatter […]

Governing Body Proposes Joint Public Meeting With BOE To Discuss PILOT

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Published: September 12, 2018
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One of the workshop discussions at last Thursday night’s municipal meeting was PILOT discussions with the Board Of Education (BOE). At a previous BOE meeting earlier this summer, the school board had discussions on meeting with either the governing body or personnel from the municipality to ask questions and get answers regarding PILOT and development. […]

Signorello Family Presents RPHS Wrestling 1,000th Win Sign Donation

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Published: September 11, 2018
Signorello Family Presents RPHS Wrestling 1,000th Win Sign Donation  | read this item

The Signorello family’s donation of three (3) signs recognizing the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) wrestling team’s 1,000th win was presented to the public at the September 6th Mayor & Council meeting. Earlier, in January of this year, RPHS wrestling team won its thousandth dual meet win (link). It is only the fourth high school […]

RPPD Officer Polakoski Appointed Humane Law Enforcement Officer

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Published: September 10, 2018
RPPD Officer Polakoski Appointed Humane Law Enforcement Officer  | read this item

When outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill in January of this year removing of law enforcement authority of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA), the reporting and investigation of animal cruelty were transferred to local municipalities. The NJSPCA’s loss of its policing authority took effect August 1st. […]

2 Hires, 2 Promotions, 2 Resignations For Crossing Guards

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Published: September 10, 2018
2 Hires, 2 Promotions, 2 Resignations For Crossing Guards  | read this item

The governing body promoted two crossing guards and hired two residents as alternate crossing guards to fill the vacancy of two guards who resigned. Todd Kraft and Gerald Lozauskas were promoted from alternate crossing guard to crossing guard. Michael Maiorelli and Arcilla Montanez were hired as alternates to be available in case a crossing guard […]

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