Council Places Moratorium On Artist Fees For 2016 RPLA Festival

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Published: April 16, 2016
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Council Places Moratorium On Artist Fees For 2016 RPLA Festival  | read this item

Roselle Park’s governing body has waived the $60 fee it set up last year to charge artists for selling and simply displaying their art during the upcoming 2016 Roselle Park Loves Arts (RPLA) Festival in September. The moratorium was passed through Resolution 90-16 at the March 24th Mayor & Council meeting. An ordinance was originally […]

Councilwoman Offers No Comment On Question Of ‘Collusion’

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Published: March 20, 2016
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Councilwoman Offers No Comment On Question Of 'Collusion'  | read this item

The March 3rd Mayor & Council regular meeting had a question posed to Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey during the public comment portion for which she declined to comment. The question was if the councilwoman discussed the assigning of duties of a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with the Borough Clerk Doreen Cali before presenting the resolution at […]

Final Operating Budget Workshop Has Increase Of $93.10

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Published: March 17, 2016
Final Operating Budget Workshop Has Increase Of $93.10  | read this item

Update (03/19/2016): Adjustments made after Wednesday night’s budget meeting reduced the impact from $93.37 to $93.10 Last night’s final operating budget before its introduction next week reduced the estimated tax impact to a $93.10 increase for a house assessed at the new average assessed value of $253,000. That amount was $43.52 than the original increase […]

Two Budget Meetings This Week

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Published: March 12, 2016
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Two Budget Meetings This Week  | read this item

The two major components of Roselle Park homeowners’ property taxes – the Board Of Education (BOE) and the municipality – will both be holding budget meetings this coming week. The BOE will be giving its second budget presentation on Monday, March 14th at 7 p.m. at the Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS) auditorium. It is […]

Second Budget Workshop Lowers Tax Impact To Under $100

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Published: March 10, 2016
Second Budget Workshop Lowers Tax Impact To Under $100  | read this item

The budget workshop held on February 25th reduced the tax impact by $37.95 to $98.67 for a house assessed at the new revaluation value of $253,000 – using same collection rate of 97.65%. The actual amount to be raised by taxes decreased by $153,172.50. A significant factor was the increase of propose Uniform Construction Code […]

Ordinance 2452 Shows Parking Laws Need To Be Reviewed

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Published: March 6, 2016
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Ordinance 2452 Shows Parking Laws Need To Be Reviewed  | read this item

Ordinance 2452 was passed at last Thursday night’s Mayor & Council meeting. The ordinance changed allowable parking hours on one section of Jerome Street but did not address the section between West Webster and Beechwood Avenues. This omission will now allow vehicles to park on Jerome Street on that one block Monday through Friday during […]

First Municipal Budget Workshop Has $137 Household Tax Increase

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Published: February 25, 2016
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First Municipal Budget Workshop Has $137 Household Tax Increase  | read this item

The first municipal budget workshop held on February 11th had a tax impact increase of $136.62 for a house assessed at the new assessed rate amount of $253,000. This new amount is a result of the townwide revaluation conducted last year by Realty Appraisal Company. Up until last year, the rate for decades was $65,000. […]

Ordinance 2452: Jerome Street Parking

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Published: February 20, 2016
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Ordinance 2452: Jerome Street Parking  | read this item

Ordinance 2452 was introduced at the February 18th Mayor & Council regular meeting. The ordinance is a re-work of ordinance 2450. Both ordinances address exemptions to the parking prohibited on Jerome Street. Ordinance 2452 has removed the irrelevant footnote at the end of section 1 of Ordinance 2450 (link) and removed the permitting of parking […]

Borough Protected From COAH Lawsuits Until 2025

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Published: February 18, 2016
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Borough Protected From COAH Lawsuits Until 2025  | read this item

This morning, Union County Judge Karen M. Cassidy granted the Judgment Of Repose from all Mount Laurel lawsuits against Roselle Park until July 1, 2025. In effect, the borough is protected against any possible Coalition On Affordable Housing (COAH) or Builder’s Remedy lawsuits for another nine years. Currently, the borough is protected until 2018. The […]

Councilwoman Will Most Likely Have To Resign From RVSA

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Published: February 12, 2016
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Councilwoman Will Most Likely Have To Resign From RVSA  | read this item

Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey will most likely have to resign her appointment from the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA) due to her violation of the RVSA Agreement when she publicly appointed Attilio ‘Sonny’ Venturo as her substitute/alternate/co-chair. She also overrode council’s authority to make such an appointment as was done when she was appointed as Roselle […]

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