Council Appoints Economic Development Director

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Published: August 19, 2018
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At the August 16th municipal meeting, council unanimously approved the appointment of Beth Anne Macdonald to the position of Economic Development Director. The new position was created to not only help the municipality attract business but develop a better working relationship with the existing business community. The vote came after months of numerous public discussions […]

Interview Requests Sent To Municipal Candidates

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Published: August 18, 2018
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As has been the custom, formal invitations were sent today to all seven (7) municipal candidates for a one-on-one conversation to discuss their platforms and candidacy. All but one had their invitations personally delivered; one had his invitation sent through the mail due to unavailability. This year three men are running to represent Roselle Park as […]

Mayor’s Meet & Greet On August 22nd

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Published: August 18, 2018
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The 40th Meet & Greet held by Mayor Carl Hokanson is set for Wednesday night, August 22nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dowling’s  Irish Pub & Restaurant. Mayor Hokanson has faithfully held these informal get-togethers at least four times a year since initially taking office as Council-At-Large nine years ago. Residents can sit […]

Months Later, Acker & Aldene Parks Still Missing Popular Features

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Published: August 16, 2018
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As the summer season for school children starts coming to an end, two of the borough’s major playgrounds – Acker Park and Aldene Park – are both missing some popular features including the jungle gym bridge, swings, ADA swings, and spring riders as well as repair to the flooring. On February 21st, there was an […]

Ordinance 2543: Department Of Economic Development

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Published: August 15, 2018
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The creation of the Economic Development Department, which is a companion to Ordinance 2542 – the creation of the Economic Development Director – is scheduled to be voted on by the governing body at the August 16th municipal meeting. Ordinance 2543 will designate the director as the department head. It also provides the simple duties […]

Ordinance 2542: Economic Development Director

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Published: August 14, 2018
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A proposal by Councilman-At-Large Joseph DeIorio to help the municipality not only attract business but develop a better working relationship with the business community is on Thursday night’s agenda as Ordinance 2542. The bill will create the position of Economic Development Director and establish its duties and responsibilities. The 14 job responsibilities will include: Generally […]

Ordinance 2541: Special Law Enforcement Officer Pay Rate

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Published: August 13, 2018
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A bill that will set the pay rate for a court officer who works as a “Special Law Enforcement Officer” is on the agenda for the August 16th Mayor & Council meeting. Ordinance 2541 will propose that any time a Roselle Park Municipal Court Officer serves as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, he or she […]

Ordinance 2540: Salaries For Five Municipal Positions

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Published: August 12, 2018
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The salary ranges for four (4) new positions and an increase in the minimum and maximum of an existing position are on-hand to be approved by the governing body. The Economic Development Director, whose candidate had a closed session during the July municipal meeting, will have her salary range included in Ordinance 2540. The three […]

Ordinance 2539: Changes To Regular Garage/Yard Sales

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Published: August 11, 2018
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The second part of addressing the borough’s garage sale code is addressed in Ordinance 2539. This bill removes the prohibition of selling commercial business items during a general garage sale. The sentence proposed to be removed completely from the ordinance is: No tangible personal property from any commercial business enterprise shall be included in a […]

Power Reported Out On West Side Of Town

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Published: August 11, 2018
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UPDATE @ 0817H on 08/11/18: Power is reported to be restored. Power is out in parts of the west side of town. At around 7:20 this morning, residents started reporting power outages on Larch Street, Roosevelt Street, Myrtle, Chester, West Roselle Avenue, West Webster Avenue, and Colfax Manor. According to Cranford resident Lynda Seggern who […]

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