UNION, NJ – The Board of Education held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two resolutions from the Fiscal Planning Committee.

In anticipation, former Board of Education member and current Board candidate Steven Le sought an injunction in Superior Court with Assignment Judge Karen Cassidy to prevent the Board from spending the capital reserve monies.  Le’s argument before the court was that the $5 million that remained from the 2010 approved bond should be returned to the taxpayers or repurposed to pay off debt.

Judge Cassidy denied Le’s request for an injunction.

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The special Board meeting moved forward seeking approval of the appropriation transfers.

“As a private citizen of Union, I think it is imperative that this gets passed and that you go forward as a Board and do what’s right for the children of Union,” said Board of Education member David Arminio speaking to the Board as a private citizen.

The Board approved the appropriations as listed on the agenda:

F-1.     Approve appropriation transfers in the amount of $1,982,955 from 2017-2018 Capital Reserve to Light Fire Alarm UHS Capital Reserve 2017-2018 Project (Account #12-000-400-450-13-10-1801), in accordance with the information in the hands of each Board member.

F-2.     Approve appropriation transfer of $490,611.00 from Unreserved Capital Reserve to Light Fire Alarm UHS Capital Reserve 2017-2018 Project (Account #12-000-400-450-13-10-1801).