HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - An ordinance supplementing the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Code to include a section further defining Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Zones and Areas was one of two ordinances passed as part of the May 28 Council meeting.   The ordinance passed 6-0.

An ordinance, amending a Section of the Police Code, entitled Supervision of Control in Chapter 55 (Police Department) in the Borough Code was passed by a 4-2 vote.  Councilmen Steven Reyngoudt and Christopher Hillmann opposed the measure.

Whereas, subsection B of 55-3 entitled “Supervision and control” of Chapter 55 entitled “Police Department” of the Code of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights has provided since its original adoption in 1982 that the Police Committee be chosen from among the members of the Borough Council and

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Whereas, sometime thereafter, that reference to “Borough Council “ was interpreted to mean the entire Governing Body including both the Mayor and the Council, and

Whereas, persuant to that interpretation, two different Mayors have appointed themselves to serve as Police Commission for at least three separate terms in 2008, 2009 and 2019, and

Whereas the practice conforms to the pertinent statute NJSA 40A:14-118 and conforms to the By-Laws of the Governing Body, and

Whereas this Body intends to correct the ordinance to conform to this practice,’

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Borough Council … is hereby amended to read as follows.

B: Each year upon the annual reorganization of the governing body, the Mayor shall appoint a Police Commissioner and a Deputy Police Commissioner from the membership of the governing body.

 

In other business the following items were introduced and approved.

Communications, Petitiions and Bids

  1. Letter from Mia Frezzo, DVM, requesting approval to hold a Pet Adoption Day at the Animal Hospital on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Hospital’s Parking Lot.

Reports

  1. Public Works                Councilman Justin DiPisa

  2. Social Services/Library         Councilman Steven Reyngouft

  3. Recreation/Police Department    Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia

  4. Finance/Fire Department        Councilman Ron Kistner

  5. Health/Land Use            Councilman Russell Lipari

  6. Transportation             Councilman Chris Hillmann

  7. Mayor’s Report            Mayor Jack DeLorenzo

Consent Agenda

90. Authorizing Appointment of DPW Foreman

91. Authorizing of DPW Laborers and Sanitation Loader

92  Authorizing Lions Club application for permit to hold fireworks on 6/28/19 (rain dates 7/1 & 7/5/19)

93. Authorizing the Purchase of Equipment needed to Provide for Replacement and Upgrade of Public Safety Communications and 911 Telephone Dispatch System

94. Authorizing Treasurer to Issue a Check for the Mayor’s Scholarship Award

95  Authorizing Treasurer to Issue a Check for Andrew Feintuch Memorial Scholarship Award

96.  Authorizing Treasurer to Issue Checks for Mary B Quiqq Scholarship Awards

97  Authorizing the Purchase of Turnout Gear for Volunteer Fire Department

Resolutions

98  Authorizing Estimated Tax Bills

99. Authorizing Change Order Number 1 for Frank Macchione Const. & Paving in connection with the 2017 Road Program

100.  Authoriziing Approval of 2019/2020 Licenses for Commercial Sale of Certain Motor Vehicle Dealers

Appointments

Michael DeFranco to DPW Laborer

Scott Raimondo to DPW Laborer

Thomas Meyer to DPW Sanitation Loader

 

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