The article on the incident report filed by Roselle Mayor Christine Danserau against Jamel Holley (former Roselle Mayor, current Assemblyman and bag-man for the Union County political machine) for harassment and intimidation summarizes aspects of the report and includes self-serving quotes from both sides but does not provide a copy of that police report for you, the news consumer, to decide for yourself and get the full story which, as you will see after some obvious presumptions, is much more sordid than reported….
Pretty much a done deal. Only question is when….
Since it is the presentations at tonight’s freeholder meeting that will get any outside coverage, here they are:
Continue reading “UCCF 9/29/16: Presentations”
Apparently there is at least one elected official in Roselle not completely on board with the $59 million Mind & Body Complex as an incident report filed on September 13, 2106 indicates:
Continue reading “Roselle’s Folly (8) – Holley’s Holler”
Last April the Borough of Roselle refinanced $8.5 million in debt for which they had to provide an Official Statement on the state of their finances.
Excerpts highlight the absurdity (and possible illegality) of Roselle adding on another $59 million in debt…
Mr. Renaud was asked at the August 30 meeting to look into the propriety of the salary increase, and in a September 6 letter to Mr. Mirabella and the council, a copy of which was obtained by The Leader, the attorney stated that “as far back as the collective memory goes, the manager’s salary has been established” —within a range that the council authorizes via a salary ordinance — “by the Mayor.” Mr. Renaud also noted that he had been informed by Lori Majeski, the township’s chief financial officer since 2001, that “during her tenure, the manager’s salary has been established by the Mayor, who so notifies the CFO.”
2) Can a part-time mayor and councilperson get their health insurance under the State Health Benefit Program paid for (outside of a $90 co-pay) by the town?
Mr. Renaud said his version of the statue differed from what Mr. Jones was reading so he would need to look into the matter further.
Here is what the Union County Family Courthouse Building at Cherry Street looked like nine months ago:
and here is what it looks like these days:
The primary change seems to be the lack of signage as the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) and those campaign donors involved do not seem to want to publicize their involvement any more though they have no problems cashing the checks:
- DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole: $490,635 so far
- Mast Construction: $1,563,783
- Netta Architects: $2,327,985
with another $990,000 added on per Change Order No. 5 approved this month.
Something for taxpayers in Roselle, and eventually Union County after the bankruptcy and default, can look forward to with a UCIA project.
2016-715: Authorizing the County Manager to adjust and/or change the Internal Position Control Schedule.
2016-726: Authorizing the County Manger to sign any and all documents necessary to enter into a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Parks Foremen Association, effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017.
2016-737: Congratulating City of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage upon being selected for the Boy Scouts of America 2016 Leadership Award.2016-740: Congratulating Freeholder Alexander Mirabella on being honored by the Italian Tribune with the prestigious Christopher Columbus “Man of the Year” Award on Friday, October 7, 2016.
Calling others whiners and idiots won’t get your First Amendment rights stripped away: