RP M&C Meeting (December 4, 2008)

On December 4, 2008, in Mayor & Council, Video, by RP Citizens

Mayor & council were in attendance with the exception of councilmen Rick Matarante and Moe Miranda who were at work.

A moment of silence was observed for the passing of Joseph Delillo, resident of Roselle Park who past away recently.

Carl Hokanson was asked to join the dais, as is custom for incoming councilmembers.

Public Hearing For 2009-2010 CDBG Grant Program

  • The Borough Clerk read the grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which included $40,000 for the Senior Citizens Social Service Program, $18,000 for West Clay repaving, $50,000 for West Webster repair, and $2,000 for the Senior Citizens Handyman program.
  • No one from the public came up to speak during the public portion and the public portion was closed.
  • The mayor stated that council would need to adopt a resolution regarding the grants for the next meeting.

Communications

  • A letter of retirement from Katherine Buldowski was moved, voted on, and accepted. The mayor asked that Ms. Buldowski be invited to a meeting to be recognized for her years of service.

Report And Recommendations Of Mayor

  • The mayor, along with other members of council, attended the League Of Municipalities conference. The mayor attended nine (9) workshops including Pay-To-Play, Purchasing, and Legislative Updates.
  • The State is adopting a new user-friendly budget for municipalities and the Borough will look into the format since it needs to be adopted to hope it makes things easier.
  • The mayor talked of the several fires in the downtown area and touched upon “Operation Home For The Holidays” which will take place on December 24th at the Casano Community Center from 4 PM to 6PM. Anyone who would like company or a home-cooked meal c an visit. There is a call for volunteers and/or donations (food, toys, etc.). Ms. Intile will touch more on the matter during her report.
  • The council will be introducing an amendment to the redevelopment plan this evening. The plan needs to be submitted by December 31st, 2008. The amended plan will be online tomorrow. Tonight the ordinance and resolution will be voted on. There will be a Planning Board meeting on December 15th to continue in the process of formalizing the amended plan. On December 18th, the second reading of Ordinance 2254 and resolution endorsing the new plan will be voted on. The first advantage to the amended plan will be that it will prevent any future lawsuits from being brought against the Borough.
  • Council received a letter regarding adopting the statewide Transparency In Government bill. Any interested council can attend a demonstration in Trenton on December 8th. There is a website in Texas which is being used as the proposed template but the mayor would like other council to review the website because he had some trouble getting some information regarding fiscal notes.
  • 2009’s re-organization meeting is being proposed to be moved to January 7th since the mayor will not be available on the 2nd or the 6th. The new proposed date was voted on and approved.
  • The 2009 Appointment List has been given to the Borough Clerk so she could distribute it to council for review.
  • The Police Chief was successful in having Roselle Park be one of the few municipalities to have the red light program instituted. The red light monitor will be at the intersection of  Westfield Avenue & Locust Avenue.
  • The RPHS Band & Color Guard is holding a benefit dinner tonight at TGIF on Route 22 in Union.
  • Workshops for elected officials will be available on January 24 and February 7, 2009. The 2008/2009 Handbook for Elected Officials is available from the League of Municipalities. The mayor will look at having a copy available at the library.
  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced incentives to have municipalities use more clean energy. The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be announcing further incentives from the State but everyone should be aware of the wording of the incentives which states that ‘consideration must be warranted’.
  • The League of Municipalities will be holding a mixer at A/E in Cranford on December 11th at 7:30 pm.

Certificate

  • A certificate was presented to Roselle Park police officer John Deegan for his actions during a robbery while off-duty.

Report of Standing Committees And Other Mayor And Council Committees

Councilwoman Chen-Hoerning

  • The councilwoman attended the Spaghetti Dinner for the cheerleaders.
  • The councilwoman met with the mayor in the morning at Dunkin Donuts this week to discuss some issues. She wanted to take the mayor up on his offer to make it a regular occurrence.
  • The councilwoman wants anyone interested to attend the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park breakfast on December 6th from 8 am to 11 am.

Councilman Badillo

  • The councilman attended the Casano Center meeting.
  • The councilman attended the Little League meeting.
  • The councilman attended the dinner for the Bodtman Fund.
  • The councilman attended the Spaghetti Dinner for the cheerleaders – around 250 dinners were served.
  • The councilman wanted to thank the fire department, the police department, the Casano Center, and everyone who helped out during the fires at Costa’s and at Athenian Arms on Chestnut Street. He also wanted to thank all Borough employees who helped in getting all the permits and requirements ready so that Costa’s could relocate to Westfield Avenue and start business again.
  • The sidewalk program has started. Anyone wanting more information can contact him at his municipal office line.
  • The councilman will be attending the Holiday Parade and Breakfast on December 6th and encourages everyone to attend.
  • The councilman wished the cheerleaders good luck on the national competition.

Councilman Yakubov

  • The councilman walked in his borough on Sunday with the Borough Engineer to look at streets that need repaving. On Willow there are areas that need to be evened out; Ashwood Avenue residents want to salvage as many trees as possible; some thought is being given to narrowing some streets.
  • The councilman notified DPW about some potholes on West Lincoln.
  • Leaf pick-up is continuing and the councilman wanted to remind residents to place them in paper bags if not on county streets. The pickup will continue until the end of December.
  • Tentative dates for the Neighborhood Community Watch program are being discussed and once they are set, those dates will be announced.
  • The councilman has one discussion topic for an ordinance he will bring up during the ordinance reading.

Councilman Dinardo

  • The councilman could not attend the library board meeting but gave his report. The library will be holding a book sale from December 8th to December 22nd. On December 30th, there will be a blood pressure screening.
  • The councilman, along with councilman Yakubov, will try to hold an end of year meeting.
  • The councilman attended the public administration meeting.
  • The councilman attended the Spaghetti Dinner for the cheerleaders.
  • The councilman thanked the fire department, the police department, the Casano Center, and the Red Cross for all their help during the fire at Costa’s. The mayor also wanted to thank Joe & Jodi, the barbershop owners who opened their doors on the night of the fire to those affected.
  • The council man wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Reports Of Departments

  • All reports were moved, voted on, and approved.

The Minutes To Be Approved, Pending Any Corrections, Motion that Bills & Payrolls Not Be Read, Motion that Bills & Payrolls Be Passed For Payment, and Minutes for Meetings were all voted on and carried.

Public Portion

Jacob Magiera

  • Mr. Magiera stated that Cranford had an issue with affordable housing and they only spent $200,000. The mayor stated he would look into their expenses. As an aside, the mayor wanted to let Mr. Magiera know that everyone states that Roselle Park always wants to imitate Cranford but that Cranford made their gazebo after looking at Roselle Park’s gazebo at Mauri Park.
  • Mr. Magiera asked that the AvalonBay meeting held and videotaped on October 28th be shown on TV-34 at a reasonable time. The mayor stated he will look into it.
  • Mr. Magiera referred to the saying “As GM goes, so does the nation” and he sated it is not looking good since the government just admitted that the nation is in a full-blown recession.
  • Mr. Magiera recommended that council take a serious look at hiring and pay increase freezes since we are all in this together and the sacrifices made by residents should be reflected in their government spending as well. He suggested that a resolution be made to raise the gas tax by $0.10 to be divided by municipalities for discretionary aid.
  • In a newspaper article 19 communities received $1,300,000 from freeholders and asked if Roselle Park received any funds. The mayor stated that the municipality sent in their request.
  • Mr. Magiera stated that the responsibility of council is the safety, welfare, and health of their residents; be it trees or sewers or other issues. When taxpayers feel they are not getting satisfaction they may become stressed and it could affect their health.
  • Mr. Magiera asked about ordinance 280-08. He was notified that the ordinance amends the redevelopment plan and reflects issues discussed in the proposed settlement agreement.
  • Mr. Magiera restated that a resolution should be sent to have the State increase the gas tax for discretionary aid. The mayor stated that discretionary is different than mandated and the language should be taken note of and to be careful to distinguish between them. Mr. Magiera asked that the resolution be sent on behalf of the senior citizens who are suffering in this time of recession.
  • Mr. Magiera closed with restating that there be freezes across the board in municipal spending. Government cannot be like ostriches and that sometimes it takes courage to not only say yes, but to also say no.

Michael Peterson

  • In reference to Mr. Magiera’s request, although he agrees with Mr. Magiera that there should be assistance, the law restricts how gas taxes can be used, which is only for infrastructure and roads.
  • Since he has lived in Roselle Park, he has had a tax increase every year. He understands that around 52% goes to the schools but in the Star-Ledger there was an article of Union County municipalities where Roselle Park placed fourth  highest in a five-year average. Every municipality that surrounds Roselle Park had a tax raise increase that was less than that of Roselle Park. He stated that the Borough has to find ways to cut services. People are living with less, including necessities, and so should government. People who foreclose on their houses in town will bring in less tax to the Borough. The mayor stated that taxes are not affected by foreclosures. Mr. Peterson stated that foreclosure may not affect taxes but they affect property values. The Borough needs to cut during these times. The mayor asked if Mr. Peterson had any suggestions. Mr. Peterson stated the mayor would have better understanding of services that could be cut but gave suggestions of bulk waste, garbage pickup frequency. The mayor stated that other ideas would be no sanitation services as part of taxes (having residents pay for those services on their own) and library services. In the town where he works as CFO, the mayor stated that Essex Fells only spends $7,500 for their library.
  • Mr. Peterson asked that a public meeting be held to ask residents what they would be willing to do without.

Glenn Marczewski

  • Mr. Marczewski stated that the trees at the library have not been trimmed in a long time and that leaves in the sewers are not being taken care of which causes flooding when it rains.
  • Mr. Marczewski asked when does COAH need to be approved. The mayor stated that the deadline for submission is December 31st. Mr. Marczewski asked why COAH was not addressed all these years. The mayor stated that COAH regulations stemmed from Mt. Laurel which happened in the 1980s and there were other mayors before him who had opportunity to handle COAH. Also, the mayor wanted to remind Mr. Marczewski that the day the Borough was going to file their COAH, they were sued.
  • Mr. Marczewski asked about tax sales. he was notified that there was a list available and there should be one outside of the tax office.
  • Mr. Marczewski asked if the budget meetings have been scheduled yet. he was notified they have not but once they are, residents will be notified.

Marco Gonzalez

  • Mr. Gonzalez received a violation for having a house alarm without a permit which included a notice to terminate the alarm. The original fine was for $2,000 and although it was reduced to $10 he wanted to put on record his concerns. He was visited by an alarm company , APX, and sold a wireless alarm system. A few months later he received a citation from the Borough regarding the alarm system. He was not notified by the alarm company that he required a permit and when he tried to explain how the alarm system worked – that it was wireless – he was notified that the construction officer would get back to him.  He feels he was targeted because he had a sign from the alarm company in front of his house. He asked if council could provided information on how the citation was determined and if others were also given citations.

Robert Zeglarski

  • Mr. Zeglarski wanted to speak on PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes). He addressed mayor & council months ago regarding it and would now like to discuss it again now that the gag order regarding the first round of mediation had been lifted. The first time he brought PILOT up he received no information from council. The second time he brought it up there was an accompanying report from “The Concerned Citizens of Roselle Park” which he realized was not an official report from the Borough. PILOT again was discussed in the report. At the AvalonBay presentation meeting in October the Borough stated it was for PILOT. He respectfully disagrees with PILOT since the program was created as an incentive to have developers build in communities they would not usually want to build in the first place. Roselle Park is not such a community since the developer was so interested in building in Roselle Park that it sued the Borough for the opportunity to develop, Mr. Zeglarski stated that PILOT benefits the developer, not the residents. Mayor & council asked for help from residents. It appears that AvalonBay will be developing in Roselle Park and the only outstanding issue is PILOT or taxes. Mr. Zeglarski stated that PILOT is a mayor’s slush fund to be used at the discretion of the political majority sitting on council at the time happens to be in order to influence the budget. As seen in this year’s budget, it was not a unanimous vote, with the two minority party councilmembers voting against it. Mr. Zeglarski recommends that the Borough collect taxes instead so that all the residents, including independent voters. Additionally, schools will be affected since funds from PILOT will not go directly to them but to the Borough to be used at its discretion. Mr. Zeglarski asks for a comprehensive discourse to discuss the option of PILOT and taxes with official numbers and figures so that residents can compare a 20 year projection between taxes and PILOT. Mr. Zeglarski has seen articles regarding AvalonBay and none have depicted the story correctly. He asks that the CFO release official numbers. The mayor stated that the Borough will provide numbers and existing taxes from Romerovski (around $190,000). The fear of taxes is that AvalonBay will file for tax appeals which would affect the taxes collected by the Borough since there can be no tax appeals with PILOT.

The public portion was closed, seeing as no one wanted to come forward to speak.

The mayor spoke on PILOT and the situation with AvalonBay. The mayor asked the tax assessor, Paul Endler to come up to discuss the issue. The dialogue included discussion of the tax ratio. Mr. Endler stated the main thin is the tax ratio. Currently Roselle Park has a tax ratio of 21%. The town has not been evaluated in about 30 years. The process would cost between $300,000 to $400,000 and would take about five (5) years. Presently the town is at a disadvantage due to the low ratio because businesses could appeal their taxes every year. The Borough would be locked to appeal results for two (2) years and if a business appeals every year, the Borough would be losing out in taxes. The mayor asked about income generating properties, that they are not evaluated on the market value. Mr. Endler confirmed that stating that it is based on income, the tax ratio, and depreciation, not market value. In other words, simply because one business pays a certain amount in taxes, that does not mean that it will be the same for the very same business next door. He stated there are certain lawyers who watch for low tax ratio boroughs and their living of appealing taxes for business in those municipalities. The mayor stated that in 2004 the town he is the CFO for, Essex Fells, was re-assessed at 100% and that timing is important as to when to do re-evaluation. The mayor states that if AvalonBay pays taxes, they would most likely appeal as soon as possible and win – PILOT protects from appeals. Mr. Endler stated that Mr. Zeglarski was correct with PILOT, that it was an incentive for towns that developers would not usually build and that Roselle Park should get their re-evaluation done. There is no renegotiation with PILOT and the Borough would be stuck with the percentage amount for 30 years – the developer is in the catbird seat. The mayor stated that if taxes are collected – around $700,00 – 50% (~$350,000) would go to the school district, 30% (~$210,000) to the Borough, and 20% (~$140,000) would go to the county. The number of children who might come to the borough due to AvalonBay is an unknown but services such as garbage, police, etc. would be a certainty. Mr. Endler stated that the Borough has 35 apartment complexes with about 1,400 units. Out of those units, 94 kids attend Roselle Park public schools. The apartments do not generate that many school children, with the exception of Sunrise Village. Condominiums generate even less children. The mayor stated that the Borough will provide detail with numbers and amounts for the public. Mr. Endler stated that the other municipalities that have AvalonBay should be contacted to see how their police, fire, and other municipal services  are affected but that re-evaluation should be done.

Reports Of Departments

Police Department

  • Police Chief Morrison received a letter from NJDOT (New Jersey Department Of Transportation) stating that Roselle Park has been approved as one of the six (6) towns approved for the red light monitoring system program. The Borough will sit with the NJDOT to help with bidding specs and the system should, hopefully, be up soon. Councilman Badillo asked if he could be present during that meeting.
  • On November 22 the PBA (Policemen’s Benevolent Association) Valor Awards were presented. Officer Medrano from Roselle Park was recognized with an award for his acts during a pit bull attack on a child in Roselle Park. Councilman Badillo would like to have officer Medrano recognized at an upcoming council meeting.
  • On November 25, Ann Milgrim, the NJ Attorney General, recognized Roselle Park Police for their investigation into investor fraud. The business owner of The Tax Doctor in Roselle Park was arrested for defrauding people of $1,400,000.
  • The Police Chief would like to commend the fire department on their handling of the fire at Costa’s. It was contained from spreading because of their actions.
  • Councilman Yakubov wanted to confirm that the red light system would be of no cost to the borough and that it would receive a share of fines collected. The Police Chief confirmed that.

DPW Report

  • Leaf pick-ups are on going, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • SLAP cleaned up the gazebo, the library, and the Casano Community Center.
  • Pick up of goods is based on appointments.
  • Cardboard pick ups are occurring on the frequency of twice a month.
  • Tree crews are doing their daily work order requests.
  • The DPW asks that residents remember to put leaves in paper bags or in cans for pickup.
  • The pothole on Lincoln was taken care of today, based on the call from councilman Yakubov
  • Councilman Badillo asked from a request from the fire department, what the temperature constraints are for painting fire hydrants. The DPW Chief stated that it must be over 50 degrees. The councilman not only asked if it could be put on the schedule for spring but if the painting could be incorporated into annual work that is done by the DPW.

Administrative Assistant’s Report

  • Councilman Larry Dinardo has started installing the new floor at the Casano Center.
  • Electricity has been reconfigured in front of the building so that all the front lights work on the timer and the header on the LED sign is on.
  • There has been a slight delay with the installation of the chair rail. There needs to be a change in plans since it has just been realized that the wall where they want to install the chair rail is solid cement. John Longo has worked out an alternate method which requires more supplies.
  • Councilman Yakubov and Ms. Intile have made plans to visit with new residents and distribute
    some welcome packages during the weekend of November 22nd but Ms Intile came down with
    a cold and had to cancel. They will be rescheduling those visits soon. Councilwoman Chen-Hoerning has inquired  about visiting residents as well.
  • Boy Scout Troop 56 held a town wide food drive on Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and collected food for the Casano Community Center Food Pantry and for the Thanksgiving Food Basket Program. Concurrently the Middle School also had a food drive and delivered “tons” of food on Friday, November 21st and the Middle School staff made a monetary donation to help purchase turkeys, all orchestrated by the Middle School teacher Stacey Fezchak. 16 food baskets were able to be distributed complete with all the trimmings to make a great Thanksgiving Day meal with plenty of food left over for the food pantry.
  • The Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, December 5th at 6:30 PM at the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. The featured attractions will be local resident Mr. James Vigliotti, the Middle School Handbell Choir and Chorus, and the Sherman School and High School Choirs.
  • The annual holiday parade is scheduled for this Saturday leaving Sherman School at 1:00 PM and will be going down the same route as last year, from Sherman School down Sherman Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to Chestnut Street to stop at the reviewing stand at the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. The theme for the parade is the same as the Welcome Package shopping tote slogan, Roselle Park says “Go Green, Be Environmentally Keen”.
  • The Grand Marshal for the Holiday Parade is Lyman Thompson and Special Recognition for his years of service to the town will be given to DPW Superintendent Frank Wirzbicki.
  • The Mothers’ Center of Central Jersey will be holding their “Cookie Exchange” at the Center on Monday evening, December 15th from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • The Casano Community Center is continuing our “Local Artists’ Gallery.” We will be displaying the artwork of Roselle Park resident artist Norah Scholte starting on Tuesday, December 16th. Leona Seufert has been acting curator and has been a great help in obtaining the artists and hanging the artwork.
  • The Center is hoping that more residents will enter the Holiday Home Decorating Contest which is going on right now. Applications are available at the Casano Community Center or can be sent out online and must be completed and returned to the Center by December 10th. The winners will be recognized at the December 18th Council Meeting.
  • Local stores are invited to participate in the Holiday Window Decorating Event. This event has been a tradition for years with Chestnut Hardware organizing it and supplying art students from our schools with the paint and brushes to create their showcase windows.
  • The Community Center will be holding an afternoon Holiday ceramics class for all ages on Tuesday, December 9th from 4 to 5:30 PM. Along with painting a holiday ceramic piece, refreshments will also be served. The price is $8 per person, and preregistration is a must!
  • The Roselle Park Concerned Citizens will be holding a meeting at the Casano Community Center on Saturday, December 13th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.
  • There will be two “Be Red Cross Ready” presentations given at the Casano Community Center during the month of January 2009, Monday January 12th at 1:30 PM and Wednesday January 14th at 7:00 PM. The “Be Red Cross Ready” campaign combines basic disaster education with key health and safety information and skills demonstrations, and offers tools for the public to get better prepared for disasters.
  • The Dodge Ram Senior Van has been repaired and is back on the road.
  • The following restaurants/individuals will be offering their fare for our open house following the parade: Iorio Deli/Casa di Martino, China Royal, Solar do Minho, Indo American Association, Sunrise Diner, Valentino’s, and Mona Lisa. Dunkin’ Donuts has donated three boxes of coffee and munchkins for the parade participants that will be given out at Sherman School. Sherman School will be open between 12:00 and 1:00 PM for parade participants to warm up and have their coffee and donuts.
  • The Casano Community Center has been rented out for private parties approximately seven times since the creation of Ordinance No.2161 in the fall of 2005 revising the rental rate of the Casano Community Center to the present price of $200 for five hours and an additional $50 for every hour thereafter. For the year of 2008 the Center was rented as follows: March 19,2008, March 22, 2008, November 22, 2008, Catering Film Crew, Child’s Birthday Party totaling  $750.
  • “Operation Home For the Holidays” is coming along. A woman in Roselle who has helped in soup kitchens would like to get involved. Anyone interested in attending or helping can contact the Casano Center for more information.
  • The mayor asked if SID (Special Improvement District) could have a meeting before the end of the year and perhaps make a year-end report. The tentative dates are December 29th or 30th.

Fire Department

  • The Fire Chief wanted to thank everyone who came out to help during the fires in the downtown district. The entire department feels bad that they could not have done more sooner. The mayor stated that based on the response and what was saved they could have not done any better. When he first got the call the message was the fire could consume the entire block on Chestnut. The Fire Chief stated that the building was designed, with input from the fire department, to collapse in on itself to contain the fire. There was some poor water supply during the fire and the Chief asked if the Borough could contact the water company to address that. The fire department 40 hours total into addressing the fire and everyone was thankful that there were no casualties.
  • The bricks on the right side of Station 1 need to be repaired. Station 2 has to have the firehouse painted. Station 3’s emergency generator is not working, the interior door needs to be replaced, and the building (inside & outside) needs to be painted.
  • Engine #1 needs emergency service work due to one of the water discharges.
  • In November the fire department responded to three (3) structure fires, one (1) vehicle fire, two (2) false alarms, five (5) mutual aid calls, and five (5) HazMat (Hazardous Material) calls.
  • The fire department lost Halligan & pry bars, flat head axes, carry straps, and a thermal imaging camera at the Chestnut Street business fire. Additionally, a five (5) inch water supply hose line was destroyed due to a car striking it.

Ordinances For Second Reading

  • Ordinance 2253. Mr Magiera asked that the ordinance be explained. Once it was, the ordinance was voted on and adopted.

Ordinances For First Reading

  • Ordinance 2254 was moved for discussion, voted on, and introduced.
  • Ordinance 2255 was moved for discussion.  The ordinance is an implementation of contract negotiations. It was voted on and introduced.
  • Ordinance 2256, regarding the window space limits in the front of businesses and stores was introduced and moved for discussion by councilman Yakubov. The councilman attended the public service meeting and, along with councilmembers Dinardo and Chen-Hoerning, looked at other municipalities to see how they deal with the issue of window space for safety and advertising. The municipality which had an ordinance most similar was Cranford. Through discussions and review it appeared that no more than 20% of the window could be covered up was unfair to businesses. Although safety is a concern, the council did not wish to impede business. Additionally there is an existing ordinance that covers the topic of coverage area. Councilman Badillo expressed concern over safety having police or even customers enter a store without being able to see inside and asked if the police were invited to discuss the ordinance. The mayor’s concern was coverage percentage. After discussion the decision was made to introduce the ordinance, give it to the police to review & offer input, then return for discussion and a vote. The ordinance was voted on and introduced.

Resolutions

  • Resolutions 272-08 and 275-08 were pulled from consensus. All other resolutions were moved, voted on, and approved.
  • Resolution 272-08 was asked for a summary since it was discussed in closed sessions and is now resolved. It appears that East Coast Sanitation could not deliver on their promise to  pick up all bulk in Roselle Park in two (2) days. The company’s bonding agent ended up paying the Borough back the cost charged by East Coast Sanitation. The resolution was voted on and approved.
  • Resolution 275-08 was also asked for a summary since it was discussed in closed sessions and is now resolved. Guarriello & Dec asked for $28,800 for engineering services. After negotiations the Borough agreed to pay $18,000 and to have Guarriello & Dec finish the tax map and complete inspect of certain property. The resolution was voted on and approved.

Matters For Referral To Committee Or Council

  • The appointment of Thomas Sheehan III to fireman was read into the record and granted.
  • The mayor wanted to remind everyone that the Holiday Lighting and Parade will be on the 5th and 6th respectively. He also wanted to thank Laura Hahn for inviting him to Ramapo College for World AIDS day on December 1st.

Closed Session

  • Romerovksi litigation
  • Senior Citizens ConRail property
  • OPRA claim against the Borough
  • Judy Mack v. Roselle Park
  • Consteno v. Roselle Park
  • NJEF v. Roselle Park
  • T-Mobile talks with Roselle Park.

The meeting was adjourned after coming out of closed session.

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