ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle resident Sylvia Turnage voiced her concerns over the status of public parks, at Wednesday's Roselle Council Meeting, which was held via Zoom. Turnage pointed out that the gate was open on Cristiani Skate Park and there were people skating inside.  She said that at Sylvester Land Memorial Field, the grass was unkempt and kids had climbed through the fence to play.

Council President Wilkerson replied that all parks continue to be closed throughout the borough and maintenance would be sent to Sylvester Land Field to mow the overgrown grass.

Councilmembers also used the meeting to voice their support for four proclamations introduced during the meeting. The proclamations were to honor Scoliosis Awareness Month, Men’s Health Month, Juneteenth and the memory of George Floyd.

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“It's unfortunate it took this long,” said 2nd Ward Councilman Brandon Bernier about reforms to address systemic racism that are being implemented across the country. “We’re seeing changes that need to happen.”

Several councilmembers also urged residents to complete the 2020 Census online, reminding everyone that being accurately counted is one way to ensure funding and proper representation for Roselle at the national level.