HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a relatively light night at the Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council, as the Council passed an ordinance on final reading, and approved two resignations and authorized the consent agenda.

The Council passed ordinance 244 6, repealing the existing Chapter 142 of the Borough Code (Flood Hazard Areas) and enacted in its place a new Chapter 142 (Flood Damage Prevention) in accordance with the requirements of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

Also, as part of the communications, petitions and bids, Borough Clerk, Laurie Varga announce that there was one bid received for the sale of the Hotel-Motel Plenary Consumption Liquor License from 377 LaSalle Group, LLC,  The bid package will be opened on July 15 at noon.

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Resignations:  The Council accepted the resignations of Omar Almanzar and Iram Granandos from the rolls of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department.

Consent Agenda:  The Council passed the consent agenda , which was comprised of two items:

  • Payroll

  • Authorized Support of Assembly Resolution 232 which requires certain tax revenues to be directly to the NJ State Fireman’s Association.

Resolutions: Payment of Fees to the State for:

  • Marriage & Civil Union Licenses

  • Domestic Partnerships Registered

  • Dog Licenses

  • Construction Fees

Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering Associates (NEA)  gave the Engineer’s Report to the Board.

  • 2020 NJDOT Municipal Aid Grant Application  - Jacobs noted that the state has moved the deadline for applications up this year, in order to get award process done earlier, which will allow towns that receive grants to get bidding and work started sooner. The deadline for applications in July 19.  

  • Woodland Park Playground - Resilient Surface. NEA is finalizing the bidding and construction documents and will provide a copy to the board by July 12.

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG ) Road Program - Pasadena Ave & Charlton Ave - NEA has completed the survey work and design process is underway.  NEA anticipates construction to begin in September

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG ) Road Program - Myers Avenue - NEA has completed the survey work and design process is underway.  NEA anticipates construction to begin in September

  • Emergency Generator - DPW Yard - NEA has completed the survey work and design process is underway.  NEA anticipates construction to begin in September

The Council questioned both Jacobs and Borough Administrator Michael Kronyak on when construction would begin on Henry Street repaving project.  Jacobs explained that the project had to be broken into phases, due to the expense of doing the entire length of Henry Street. Kronyak noted that the resolution releasing the funding from the budget still need to be created. Both Kronyak and Jacobs agreed that Phase I of the project, from the Hackensack St.to Route 17 South, could begin in the fall.

Jacobs also noted that Henry Street, Phase II & III, which would cover the Hackensack Street to the Boulevard, and the Boulevard to the Lodi Border, could be applications for the 2020 NJDOT Municipal Grant Applications. 

 

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