West Caldwell Council Approves Resolutions and Introduces New Ordinances

John McCauley of Intensive Therapy addresses the council

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – The West Caldwell Township Council approved various resolutions on Tuesday, which included appointing Michael Reed as code enforcement officer in the construction department of the borough as well as approving renewals of alcoholic beverage licenses for Sunrise ShopRite of Parsippany and the Mountain Ridge Country Club.

Other approvals included awarding a contract to Montana Construction Co. in the amount of $69,864 for Kirkpatrick Lane sanitary sewer pump station improvements and authorizing Genova Burns Law Firm to represent the township in an adjudicatory hearing in a local finance board matter.

The council also introduced three ordinances on first readings, with public hearings scheduled on July 11 for all three. These ordinances concern land use procedures and zoning, storm water management and control and soil removal.

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Additionally, West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta announced that the township received funds from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for improvements on Beverly Road.

Council President Michael Docteroff told the council that West Caldwell received bids for the gardens, but has not awarded any contract yet. He also explained that the pools have been opened, but the turnout has been low due to the weather.

Councilman Stephen Wolsky told a story of how police officer Len Santiago gave a tour of his car to a young child who was interested in the policeman and his vehicle.

“The mother appreciated this gesture and created a post on Facebook thanking the officer,” Wolsky said.

Tempesta said that it is inspiring to see the local law enforcement engaging with local youth.

John McCauley of Intensive Therapy introduced himself and the company to the council during public comment, explaining what the company does.

“We serve children with special needs for physical and occupational therapy and families come to West Caldwell for a camp for children with paralysis for four weeks,” he said.  

Tempesta thanked McCauley and hoped that everyone is doing well and thanked him and the company for what they do.

Councilman Stanley Hladik thanked the James Caldwell High School band and the American Legion for their participation in the Memorial Day Parade despite the rain.

“It was also nice to see that the Grand Marshall Cass Gilbert, 92, and a World War II veteran, lead the parade,” Hladik said.

The next council meeting will be held on June 20. 

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