After eight years, Carl Pluchino, who served as the municipality’s Deputy Code Enforcement Officer since October of 2006, formerly had his resignation accepted by the governing body during Thursday night’s Mayor & Council meeting. He officially gave his two-weeks notice on January 9th.
Mr. Pluchino took the opportunity to attend the meeting and speak during the public comment portion. He started by thanking Borough Clerk Doreen Cali, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ken Blum, and Borough Attorney Richard Huxford. He then addressed the governing body, stating, “I can just tell that all your hearts are in the right place and that Roselle Park is in great hands and I want to thank you all. A lot of times we butt heads because of just the nature of my job but you’ve always had my back and I appreciate it very much.”
Mr. Pluchino, who reportedly is going work in Livingston, extended an offer to the governing body that he would be available for the municipality, saying, “You can call me at any time. I love this town. I live in this town. I’m not abandoning the town, I’m just moving on. I want to thank you all for the opportunity.”
The governing body thanked him for his service and accepted his resignation through Resolution 40-15 later that evening.
In the interim, other borough employees will temporarily take over some of Mr. Pluchino’s duties such as Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Inspector and Apartment House Inspector at no salary expense to the municipality until a replacement is appointed.
A notice for the position of Deputy Code Enforcement Officer was already posted outside council chambers listing a salary range for $21, 486 – $40,000 depending on qualifications.
Mr. Pluchino’s resignation will take effect on January 23, 2015.