RP M&C Meeting (February 4, 2010)

On February 4, 2010, in Mayor & Council, Video, by RP Citizens

The mayor and all council were present.





  • No recipients were present.


  • Dr. Phil Frese, Don Lubin, Steve Cohen, and John Westervelt gave a presentation from Domus Corporation in connection with Catholic Charities to provide senior housing at the present location of the DPW.
  • During the presentation there were questions from council regarding the proposition.

Report & Recommendations of the Mayor

  • The mayor notified council that the Borough received $643,000 to assist with remediation of the closed ball fields. The business of the month was announced as Frenchy’s. March will be Youth Art Month.

Report of Standing Committees & Other Mayor And Council Committees

Councilman-At-Large Carl Hokanson


Councilwoman Larissa Chen-Hoerning


Councilman Michael Yakubov


Councilman Modesto Miranda


Councilman Joe Accardi


Councilman Larry Dinardo


The mayor spoke on opportunities to work for the census.


Reports Of Departments


  • The engineer spoke on projects that will be starting again soon.

Public Portion

Jacob Magiera

  • Mr. Magiera spoke on senior housing, the cracks on the crosswalks, the electrical work on the ADA doors in Borough Hall and newspaper articles.

Elaine Shoe-Ezell & Patrick

  • Ms. Shoe-Ezell spoke on clarifying the wording for Ordinance 2290. After information she provided, it was decided to postpone a vote on the ordinance until the next meeting.

Glenn Marczewski

  • Mr. Marczewski spoke on senior housing, the DPW, bulk waste pick-up and AvalonBay.

Saul Qersdyn

  • Mr. Qersdyn spoke on the charge for notary services and the enforcement of a proposed curfew ordinance.

Reports Of Departments

Borough Attorney

  • The Borough Attorney had two (2) matters for closed session.

Borough Clerk

  • The Borough Clerk spoke on the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Union and the “Create-Your-Easter-Egg” contest for the Borough. She had one (1) matter for closed session.

Fire Department

  • The fire department spoke on the wet-down fundraiser, the status of the rescue truck, and status of various fire houses.

Police Department

  • Sgt. Constantino was in attendance for the Police Chief. He was available to answer any questions from council. He did respond on how the police would handle the issue of curfew.

Public Works

  • The superintendent gave his report which included numbering all the catch basins, the removal of Christmas lighting, and the creation of an online complaint form.

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


Ordinances For Second Reading

Ordinance 2289

  • Ordinance 2289 was read into the record.
  • Glenn Marczewski spoke from the public.
  • The ordinance was moved, seconded, voted on, and adopted.

Ordinance 2290

  • Ordinance 2290 was postponed until the next meeting.

Ordinances For First Reading

Ordinance 2291

  • The ordinance was moved, seconded, voted on, and introduced after discussion on the types of vehicles that were mentioned in the ordinance.

Ordinance 2292

  • The ordinance was moved, seconded, explained, voted on, and introduced.

Ordinance 2293

  • Ordinance 2293 was moved, seconded, voted on, and introduced with a review to be done on the fees for notary services.

Ordinance 2294

  • Ordinance was moved, seconded, voted on, and introduced with councilwoman Chen-Hoerning voting ‘no’ after discussion on the implications and enforcement of a curfew.

Ordinance 2295

  • The ordinance was moved seconded, explained, voted on, and introduced.


  • Resolutions 37-10 through 44-10 were read into the record.
  • Resolutions 37-10 and 42-10 were pulled for a separate vote.
  • All other resolutions were moved, seconded, voted on, and approved.
  • Resolution 37-10 was discussed to clarify the wording. It was then moved, seconded, voted on, and approved.
  • Resolution 42-10 has moved, seconded, voted on, and approved after Council-At-Large Hokanson thanked all involved with regard to the resolution.

Notices of closed session mattered were made and the closed session notice was read into the record. A vote was taken with councilman Yakubov voting ‘nay’.


Councilman Yakubov asked for the next council meeting to be moved to a different date since a number of councilmembers would not be present due to a Republican fundraiser. After discussion, the meeting date was moved to Wednesday, February 17, 2010.


The meeting went into closed session.

The meeting returned to an open session with no action taken on matters discussed. The meeting was then adjourned.