Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission

January 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Minutes of the December 11, 2013 Meeting of the Consolidation Study Commission
Board of Education Conference Room
Cedar Avenue, Scotch Plains

The meeting was called to order at 7:07. Mr. Parisi read the Open Public Meetings Act notice and called the roll. Those present were Mr. McCarey and Dr. Saltzman from Fanwood, and Ms. Dreikorn, Mr. Lange, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Wiener and Mr. Parisi from Scotch Plains. Ms. Hoynes, alternate from Fanwood, was also present as was Mr. Arthur, alternate-designate from Scotch Plains. Dr. diBattista, Mr. Molenaar and Mr. Juckes were absent, as was Mr. Nagy, alternate from Fanwood.

In addition Eugene McCarthy attended for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, a non-voting commission member.

Dr. Saltzman and Mr. McCarey moved and seconded approval of the November 13 meeting minutes, which were unanimously approved by those in attendance at the November meeting.

Sign Up for E-News

Mr. Parisi informed the Commission that there was nothing to report on its insurance application.

Dr. Saltzman updated the Commission on her research into funding sources, noting that she has researched additional foundations beyond the list she provided at the November meeting, but the additional sources appear to be longshots. Mr. Lange provided a list of the largest foundations in New Jersey and suggested that each commission member continue to explore their own contacts to expand the number of foundations to which application for funding can be made. Mr. Parisi concurred and emphasized the point to the Commission.

The meeting was then open to the public. There being no public comment, that portion of the meeting was closed. Ms. Dreikorn moved to go into executive session to discuss the bids. Mr. Lange seconded and all concurred. The Commission then met in executive session from 7:18 until 8:25 p.m. Mr. Lange moved to return to public session, seconded by Dr. Saltzman and unanimously approved. Upon return to public session Mr. Parisi reported that the matters discussed in executive session would be summarized at the January meeting.

The Commission set January 8, 2014 as its reorganizational meeting at the Board of Education offices, at 7 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned on motion made, seconded and unanimously approved at 8:29 pm.

The Commision was formed in June 2013. It is charged with overseeing a study, by an independent contractor, on the benefits and costs of consolidating Fanwood and Scotch Plains into one municipality without either losing its identity as a community.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Plainfield Resident Arrested, Charged in Connection with Thursday Night Death

January 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield resident has been arrested and charged for his alleged role in an altercation that resulted in the death of 34-year-old Oscar Isaac Ramos Lopez  this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

Jamie Castillo Castro, 24, is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with the killing.

Plainfield Police ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

5 Questions to Ask at an Open House

When you go to your next open house, ask the listing agent these key questions to help you make an informed decision. When a property is hot, a public open house may be your best opportunity for due diligence before submitting an offer. While the hosting agent may not be able to answer all of your questions, there is a lot you can learn.

1. How long has it been on the market?  You may ...

Where's the Replacement?

January 17, 2017

To the Editor:

As a chair of the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, Congressman Leonard Lance has been a strong advocate for those who have been stricken with uncommon health issues and last year helped to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Yet on Friday, Congressman Lance voted to take away the health insurance of those very souls he claims to be on the side of.

The Affordable Care Act makes ...

Homes That Sold This Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty, the following is a list of homes that have sold this week in the towns of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield. (See table below.) This information includes sales that were listed in the Garden State MLS.

Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

The Sold Sisters are a real estate ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_da7af9902b013e70ea14_raw_bar_wednesday

Wed, January 18, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

Wed, January 18, 7:00 PM

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains

Ladies Night Out

Community Calendar

Wed, January 18, 7:00 PM

Giovanna's Restaurant, Plainfield

The 2017 Fanwood-Scotch Plain Rotary Wine Tasting

Food & Drink Giving Back