Government

Scotch Plains Construction and Zoning Officer Bob Lacosta Honored by Peers

3b6888c2f9391e3a1828_IMG_20170302_163510__1_.jpg
Pictured in the photo with Bob are center William ‘Bill ‘Connolly, left  Jerry Eger, Chairman of Munco Credits: Munco
3b6888c2f9391e3a1828_IMG_20170302_163510__1_.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Bob LaCosta, Chief Code Official for the Township of Scotch Plains received the second annual William Connolly Award at the MUNCO (Municipal Construction Code Officials) Awards Luncheon at Rutgers University on Thursday, March 2.

William Connolly, former Department of Community Affairs director from Codes and Standards, presented the prestigious award given “In recognition of your commitment to the profession of code enforcement, service to the public and the advancement of the goals and objectives of the Association.

"Bob has an exemplary career in Code Enforcement, and has earned the respect of many throughout the industry both locally and nationally," Connolly said.

Sign Up for E-News

Bob Lacosta was one of the founders of MUNCO almost 25 years ago and has served in various positions of leadership in Munco. Currently, he Bob serves as the Finance Officer, and has done so for many years. Lacosta has received many prestigious awards from other local, state and national organizations. These include: Inspector of the Year, Presidents Award, Man of the Year, UNICO ‘s Americanism Award, and a Senate Resolution from the State of New Jersey, as well others from throughout his career.

Lacosta's career with the Township has spanned almost 4 decades. Over the years, Bob he served on many local, state and national organizations and chaired the Scotch Plains Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee as well as others.

“The award should really be for Bill Connelly, since he was the major driving  force  in the writing of the Uniform Construction Code and coined the term 'Construction Code Official',” Lacosta said. "Without Bill and the UCC and his many years as the Director at the Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey would not have the professionalism in the Code Enforcement Community that it does.”

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control Says Lawsuit

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.

The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Union County College Commencement Ceremonies to be Held on May 23

May 22, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) will celebrate two Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The ceremonies will be led by the College’s President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, in the Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ.

The first ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_ba317921a2cba7b2db89_great_american_read

Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 1, 8:00 AM

Royce Brook Golf Club, Hillsborough Township

Liam's Room 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Giving Back Sports