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
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
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.
Public Works Councilman Justin DiPisa
Social Services/Library Councilman Steven Reyngouft
Recreation/Police Department Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia
Finance/Fire Department Councilman Ron Kistner
Health/Land Use Councilman Russell Lipari
Transportation Councilman Chris Hillmann
Mayor’s Report Mayor Jack DeLorenzo
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
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
Michael DeFranco to DPW Laborer
Scott Raimondo to DPW Laborer
Thomas Meyer to DPW Sanitation Loader
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