Ordinances 2449, 2450, 2451: Parking

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Published: February 1, 2016
Jerome & Valley
Ordinances 2449, 2450, 2451: Parking  | read this item

Three ordinances that were introduced at the January 21st Mayor & Council meeting have to do with parking. Two of them, ordinances 2449 and 2450, add prohibited parking on sections of Jerome Street and Valley Road while 2451 addresses preferential parking on Hazel Street. Ordinance 2449 Ordinance 2449 prohibits parking on the east side of […]

Ordinance 2448: Auxiliary Police Force

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Published: January 31, 2016
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Ordinance 2448: Auxiliary Police Force  | read this item

Ordinance 2448 adds Section 10 to borough code 2-24 which relates to the police department. The new section is entitled “Roselle Park Auxiliary Police Force” and is a re-establishment of the volunteer group that assists the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) in a limited capacity. In November and December of last year, men and women […]

2nd RFP For Municipal Prosecutor Has Overbid

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Published: January 30, 2016
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2nd RFP For Municipal Prosecutor Has Overbid  | read this item

On January 20th, the second Request For Proposal (RFP) for Roselle Park’s Municipal Prosecutor had one attorney submitting a fee that was over the maximum ‘not to exceed’ annual amount of $15,000. This was the second RFP that Roselle Park’s Mayor & Council put out after the first resulted in only two attorneys submitting bids […]

A Resolution & An Ordinance Walk Into A Room… A Primer On Both

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Published: January 29, 2016
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A Resolution & An Ordinance Walk Into A Room... A Primer On Both  | read this item

In an effort to continue reporting news relevant to its readers, Roselle Park News will begin to write articles on all ordinances introduced by the municipal governing body. Significant resolutions will also be reported on but for now a primer is provided to offer basic information on the importance and difference of each. An ordinance […]

New Assessments Mean Tax Increase For Governing Body

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Published: January 27, 2016
2016 Governing Body Property Taxes
New Assessments Mean Tax Increase For Governing Body  | read this item

The New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards (NJACTB) website (link) has listed the assessments for properties in Roselle Park for the year 2016. These new assessments are the result of a townwide revaluation conducted by Realty Appraisal Company last year which was voted for and approved by council in 2014. Inspecting almost 90% of […]

RP 2015 Average Property Tax 2nd Highest Increase In The County

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Published: January 22, 2016
Taxes
RP 2015 Average Property Tax 2nd Highest Increase In The County  | read this item

Data Universe has released their average New Jersey property tax information for all municipalities per county. It shows that Roselle Park climbed one position to go from 13th highest in 2014 to 12th highest average property tax in the county this year at $9,514. This $457 increase from last year is also the second highest […]

2016 Reorganization Meeting

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Published: January 9, 2016
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2016 Reorganization Meeting  | read this item

This year’s reorganization meeting saw only one new face on council with no change in the political party majority. After the invocation from Reverend James Spera from the Church of the Assumption, Mr. James Vigliotti opened Thursday night’s municipal reorganization meeting by singing the national anthem to the standing room only audience. The meeting was to […]

Casano Center Committee Discusses Expenses, Bus Driver, And Furniture Storage

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Published: January 7, 2016
2016-01-06
Casano Center Committee Discusses Expenses, Bus Driver, And Furniture Storage  | read this item

The Casano Community Center Committee meeting that took place last night welcomed two new members, Michael Peterson and Jackie Templeton, as well as a new council liaison Charlene Storey. The officers were also elected with all current positions remaining the same as last year: Carl Pluchino as chair, Pete LaPorta as vice-chair, Eva Boyko as […]

MLUB Holds Reorganization Meeting

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Published: January 5, 2016
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MLUB Holds Reorganization Meeting  | read this item

The Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) held the first government meeting of the new year last night with its re-organization meeting. Mayor Carl Hokanson opened the meeting as the Chair pro tem until the new board members were sworn in and a Chair was elected. The first order of business was to swear in four […]

Council Approves To Have Redevelopment Plan Prepared

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Published: January 4, 2016
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Council Approves To Have Redevelopment Plan Prepared  | read this item

A week after the Municipal Land Used Board (MLUB) voted to designate eight (8) lots along West Westfield Avenue as an Area In Need Of Redevelopment, Roselle Park’s governing body voted to have a Redevelopment Plan prepared for those parcels. This plan, along with the hiring of a Special Counsel for the Area In Need of Redevelopment, will […]

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