RP M&C Meeting (January 21, 2010)

On January 21, 2010, in Mayor & Council, Video, by RP Citizens

Mayor & council were present with the exception of councilwoman Larissa Chen-Hoerning.



  • None

Report & Recommendations of the Mayor

  • The mayor attended the Aikido School’s presentation to donate a check to the Children’s Specialized Hospital.

Report of Standing Committees & Other Mayor And Council Committees

Councilman Larry Dinardo


Councilman Joe Accardi


Councilman Modesto Miranda


Councilman Michael Yakubov


The mayor spoke on a suggestion to have a budget meeting at the library. He also spoke on participation in “Relay For Life”.


Councilman-At-Large Carl Hokanson


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. Councilman Accardi abstained from votes since he was not sitting on council at that time.


Reports Of Departments

Library Director


Borough Attorney

  • Nothing to Report

Borough Clerk

  • One item for closed session regarding contract negotiations.

Chief Financial Officer

  • The CFO gave information on proposed state aid cuts to municipalities. He also had three (3) items dealing with negotiations for closed session.

The mayor announced that councilwoman Larissa Chen-Hoerning gave birth to a boy.


Certificates and Prolcamations

  • A certificate of notice for “Business of the Month” Hexacon Electrics was presented.

Ordinances For Approval (Second Reading)

  • None

Ordinances For Introduction (First Reading)
Ordinances 2289


Ordinances 2290



  • Resolutions 29-10 through 36-10 were read into the record.
  • Resolutions 32-10, 35-10, and 36-10 were pulled from consent.
  • The remaining resolutions were moved, seconded, voted on, and approved.

Resolution 32-10

  • Councilman Yakubov asked questions from residents regarding the scope of the red-light systems. There were questions and discussion. The resolution was moved, seconded, voted on, and approved.

Resolution 35-10

  • Councilman Dinardo wanted to congratulate Patrick White for his years of service. Councilman Yakubov spoke of another resignation from the board and he asked if both could be recognized at the next meeting. The resolution was moved, seconded, voted on, and approved.

Resolution 36-10

  • There was discussion from council regarding the use of two towing services as opposed to keeping one. The resolution was moved, seconded, voted on, and approved with councilmembers Hokanson and Dinardo voting ‘no’.

Public Portion

The public portion was opened.


Before speaking, Mr. Magiera asked for clarification on the time change.


Jacob Magiera

  • Mr. Magiera spoke on cuts proposed by the State, tax appeals, government transparency, the time limit, the municipal budget, ordinance 2289, and shared services.

Glenn Marczewski

  • Mr. Marczewski spoke on the state of the economy and he gave information on aid for students going to college. He also spoke on curfews.

Andrew Casais

  • Mr. Casais spoke on the upcoming meeting for the Concerned Citizens Of Roselle Park, and private road/sewer work for a homeowner.

Saul Qersdyn

  • Mr. Qersdyn asked questions regarding resolutions 32-10 and 33-10.

Eugene Meola

  • Mr. Meola asked regarding the bills & payrolls be not read. He also spoke on issues with sewer lines. He also asked if the DPW would be available to be hired to repair private residents’ problem with sewer lines.

The public portion was closed.


Council discussed issues with broken sewer lines going to the municipality’s main sewer.


The mayor gave information on a survey done in Union County municipalities regarding the time limit for the public portion.


The meeting went into closed session with four (4) items dealing with negotiations.


The meeting returned from closed and the meeting was adjourned.