Budget Workshops Have Average Tax Increase At $121

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Published: March 16, 2017
Budget Workshops Have Average Tax Increase At $121  | read this item

The two municipal budget workshops – held on February 23rd and March 9th – have property taxes, on average, increasing by around $121.44 for a house assessed at $253,000. This is an almost 30% increase of $27.83 from last year’s budget. In a break with decades-old practice, the current administration has decided to adjust the […]

MLUB Formally Approves Roselle Park Portion Of Wawa

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Published: March 15, 2017
MLUB Formally Approves Roselle Park Portion Of Wawa  | read this item

The Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) formally approved the borough’s portion of a proposed Wawa near the Garden State Parkway during the board’s March 13th meeting. The board verbally approved the minor site plan application in January however the delay was due to no MLUB meeting in February. On the western border of Roselle Park […]

Ordinance 2479: Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance

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Published: March 15, 2017
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Council will be voting on an ordinance to clarify which businesses require a license from the municipality. Previously, the only exemption applied to an individual 21-years-old and under who does not use a car to do land work and does so on a part-time basis. A new amendment adds that those businesses that have obtained […]

Andrew Casais Sworn In As Borough Clerk

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Published: March 6, 2017
Andrew Casais Sworn In As Borough Clerk  | read this item

Former resident and first ward councilman (2011-2013) Andrew Casais was sworn in as Roselle Park’s latest borough clerk Thursday night. After a closed session meeting on February 16th, Mr. Casais was unanimously appointed to the position by council. The formal oath of office was performed at the March 2nd Mayor & Council meeting. Mr. Casais […]

Council Hires Jessica Diaz As RPPD Police Officer

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Published: March 3, 2017
Council Hires Jessica Diaz As RPPD Police Officer  | read this item

Council unanimously approved the appointment of Jessica Diaz to the position of Probationary Police Officer in the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD). The first RPPD female police officer since 1999 was congratulated by Police Chief Paul Morrison at last night’s municipal meeting. He recounted that officer Diaz worked as a dispatcher at the police station […]

2017 Labor Attorney Appointed

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Published: March 2, 2017
2017 Labor Attorney Appointed  | read this item

After a closed session meeting at the February 2nd Mayor & Council meeting, the governing body voted to approve Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, LLC as the municipality’s labor attorney. The appointed representative was Bruce W. Padula, a partner at the firm. This ends a matter that arose at this year’s reorganization meeting when a majority […]

Ordinance 2478: Correcting A Typographical Error

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Published: March 1, 2017
Ordinance 2478: Correcting A Typographical Error  | read this item

An ordinance has been introduced to correct a typographical error brought up during the borough’s master plan review last year. The Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB), in a master plan report, presented several recommendations to council to improve Roselle Park’s land use laws. One of them was a longstanding typographical error in borough code 128-107.6.A.(1). […]

First Budget Workshop On February 23rd

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Published: February 22, 2017
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First Budget Workshop On February 23rd  | read this item

2017’s first municipal budget workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. Unlike almost every other municipality, Roselle Park’s governing body conducts its budget review in public. This allows for residents to see what goes into how their municipal government spends taxpayer dollars beyond a final budget report. Department heads from the police […]

Library Board Appoints Audra Osorio As Director

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Published: February 17, 2017
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Library Board Appoints Audra Osorio As Director  | read this item

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Audra D. Osorio at its library director at the February 15th library board meeting. With over 22 years of experience as a librarian, Ms. Osorio (pronounced ō-SŌ’-rē-ō) holds a Master of Library Service Degree from Rutgers University. She served as the director of the […]

Andrew Casais Appointed As Borough Clerk

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Published: February 17, 2017
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Andrew Casais Appointed As Borough Clerk  | read this item

Former First Ward Councilman Andrew Casais was unanimously appointed as Roselle Park’s borough clerk for three years. Mr. Casais will replace Doreen Cali, who retired after 10 years in that position. Resolutions 90-17 and 91-17 appointed Mr. Casais to four positions: Borough Clerk, Searcher as to Liability for Assessment for Municipal Improvements, Public Agency Compliance […]

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