Numerous Positions To Become Vacant At Year’s End

Various committees, boards, and commissions, which allow the average Roselle Park resident an opportunity to volunteer their time to serve the community in an official or advisory capacity, will have vacancies at the end of the year.  Some appointments are made on an annual basis while others have durations that last from two to five years. These appointment are usually made at the annual re-organization meeting of council held on the first Thursday of every year. Some appointments require confirmation from council while others are made through a simple appointment by the mayor.  A list of vacancies – some for alternate members – for 2014 obtained from official records is available below:

  • Anthony Signorello Youth Center Advisory Committee (Ad Hoc)
  • Arts Council (Ad Hoc)
  • Board Of Health
  • Community Center Committee
  • Community Development Committee
  • Environmental Commission
  • Joint Meeting of Essex & Union Counties (JMEUC)
  • Library Board Of Trustees
  • Matron
  • Morses Creek Flood Control
  • Municipal Alliance Committee
  • Municipal Land Use Board
  • Official Bell Ringer
  • Recreation Committee
  • Special Improvement District (Resident)
  • Street Lighting Committee
  • Technology Committee (Ad Hoc)
  • Union County Transportation Advisory Committee

A Citizens Service Form, a result of the Citizens Service Act of 2009, is available to residents interested in any position for a committee, commission, or board. Although filling the form does not guarantee a position or even a review by members of the governing body, the Form puts on the record the names of people who have been interested in a position. The Citizens Service Act, according the New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLM), also requires the municipal clerk to compile and maintain a directory of all local authorities, boards and commissions. The following information was taken from the NJLM website:

The law requires the directory to include, but not be limited to, the following information for each entity: the name of the authority, board or commission; the number of members or positions; a list of currently appointed members, along with their terms of office; vacancies; general frequency of meetings; and the appointing authority, and enabling statute, ordinance or resolution that describes the entity and responsibilities of the members.

A copy of Roselle Park’s Citizen Service Form can be viewed/printed/downloaded below: