Hasbrouck Heights Town Council Notes from August 22

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS – There was more business after the Police Promotion ceremony at the Council Meeting Tuesday night.

The consent Agenda was passed, which approved the following Resolutions:

  • An application for a license to conduct a raffle was granted to the Hasbrouck Heights Parents for Athletes organization.
  • Dayton Pierce appointed as a substitute crossing guard, effective August 23, 2017.
  • Authorization to refund overpaid taxes to home owners from 2014 through 2016.
  • Approval of license to ROAC Auto Sales and MD Euro Auto Sales for the business of celling certain motor vehicles.
  • Payment of fees to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey, for Second Quarter Construction Fees. 

Additionally, a communication was read into the record requesting that permission to have a Pet Adoption Day at the Animal Hospital of Hasbrouck Heights on Sunday, October 1 from 11 to 4 pm.  After the reading, Borough Attorney Ralph Chandless Jr. advised that the Council vote on the measure, which they did after concurring with Police Chief Michael Colaneri Sr.  The measure passed unanimously. 

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A communication was read into the record as well from Hasbrouck Heights Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Helfant concerning the increased funding Hasbrouck Heights received from the state.  He noted the school district had still not been fully funded, but the additional funds were a step in the right direction.  He stated that this was the first time in Hasbrouck Heights history the Board of Education has been able to give money back to the community.   He praised the collaborative effort of the Board of Education, the Mayor and the Council for making this possible. 

For the second straight meeting, the heading on the Platinum Auto Group was postponed.  It was noted that the meeting is already scheduled for a full hearing at the September 12 Council meeting. 

Former councilman David Gonzalez addressed the Council during the public session of the meeting, wishing to pass along his congratulations to the Police Officers who had been promoted earlier in the evening.  He noted that while he was on the council he had been the Police Commissioner, knew all the officers promoted and concurred the Hasbrouck Heights had an outstanding police force.

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