ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Borough Council approved three ordinances during the first meeting under the leadership of Council President and acting Mayor Denise Wilkerson. 

Ordinances 2625-20 and 2626-20 formalized the responsibility of the land between the sidewalk and the curb from the borough to the property owner. This means that businesses and homeowners will be held accountable for landscaping and maintaining “exterior appearance” requirements.

Ordinance 2625-20 passed unanimously and ordinance 2626-20 passed 5-1.

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Councilwoman Johnson voted no because she believed that the ordinance did not make it clear who would be held responsible if an accident happened in this area. 

The third ordinance 2627-20 authorized municipal bonds to be issued by the borough. The bonds allow for capital investment which covers some costs for the borough.

A fourth ordinance, Ordinance 2628-20, was introduced and will be voted on during next month's council meeting. It addresses the issue of noise control in Roselle. During the next council meeting residents and council members will have the opportunity to comment on the ordinance before it is voted on.