HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - After a review of applicable statutes covering the introduction of Municipal Budgets, it has been determined that the 2020 Budget introduced at Tuesday evening’s Borough Council meeting has not been passed.  It will be re-introduced at the next Council meeting. 

“After consultation with the Chief Financial Officer, I regret to advise you that I have concluded that the Resolution introducing the budget did not pass last evening,“ Borough Attorney Emeritus Ralph Chandless stated in a letter to the Mayor and Council Wednesday morning. 

“ N.J.S.A. 40A:4-4 governing the procedure for the adoption of municipal budgets provides that a budget shall be not only amended and adopted by a resolution passed by not less than a majority of the full membership of the Governing Body, but it shall also introduced upon such a vote as well.  Therefore, this resolution required an affirmative vote of four of your members for adoption.  However, the other resolutions on the agenda were properly adopted.

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“I understand that Mr. Kronyak will be working on an entirely new schedule of the required meetings,”Chambliss continued. “ He will recommend a schedule to the Mayor who will then call the meetings.”

As soon as those dates are announced TAPinto will release them to the public.