A municipal law which requires that all stores, bars, clubs, or restaurants licensed to sell alcohol have each employee licensed – whether they handle alcohol or not – is set to be abolished by the governing body at the September 7th Mayor & Council meeting.
The law – under chapter 6, section 7 of the Roselle Park code book – mandates that each employee, other than entertainers, be issued a photo identification card after going through a background check and fingerprinting. At the June 15th municipal meeting, Borough Clerk Andrew Casais stated that in speaking with Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison, the chief stated the law does not provide ‘any layer of added public safety or control’.
Mr. Casais added that the compliance level is low and is an undue, added burden on businesses since it ‘does not provide any added benefit to the establishment or municipality from an Alcoholic Beverage Control perspective’ in the borough.
The ordinance is scheduled to have its public hearing, followed by a vote from the governing body, at the September 7th Mayor & Council meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers of the Roselle Park Municipal Complex located at 110 East Westfield Avenue.
A copy of the ordinance is available below:
Download RP Ordinance 2500