UCCF 9/14/17: Bauch Out; Hatfield to Weiner

2017-763: Authorizing the County Manager to reflect a change from Bauch, Zucker Hatfield to Weiner Law Group for various litigation defense assignments and labor personnel matters.
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Bauch Zucker and Harfield has gotten $2,893,791 since mid-2008 and before that Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP got  $964,792 since 2004. Firms associated with Richard Bauch have donated at least $284,920 since 1998.

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UCCF 9/14/17: Encouraging Confrontation

Presentation will be made by Chairman Bruce Bergen and Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaundry, co-founder of the NJ Interfaith Coalition and as a member of the Interfaith Advisory Council of the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, regarding the Stand Up For the Other pledge.


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From the audience:
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Brought to mind:
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UCCF 9/14/17: Roselle Mind/Body Vote Videos

Roselle is moving up to their debt ceiling with this sale (as taken from the EMMA website):

BOROUGH OF ROSELLE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE (NJ)

ROSELLE NJ BD ANTIC NTS (NJ)*
CUSIP:

Dated Date: 09/18/2017
Maturity Date: 09/14/2018
Coupon: 2.25 % 
Principal Amount At Issuance: $8,799,707
Initial Offering Price: 101.065
Initial Offering Yield: 1.16

No matter what any Friends of Holley from Elizabeth or the Irvington DPW might tell you, Roselle is maxed out and this project will push them over the edge to bankruptcy. A lot of residents are fighting back but it is not enough.

In order of appearance:
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UC Backing Roselle Mind/Body Complex

Was there ever any doubt?
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Let the campaign donors rejoice:
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There were about 30 speakers on the issue as both sides mobilized, all of whom you will see in separate youtubes, but here is a taste:
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Roselle Mind/Body Resolution Back On

The last resolution on the agenda for tonight’s freeholder meeting:

2017-764 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union, State of New Jersey, consenting to the issuance of County Guaranteed Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Borough of Roselle Community Center and Library Project) by the Union County Improvement Authority, the construction of facilities and the execution of a lease agreement with the Borough of Roselle in connection therewith in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:37A-56.

Roselle Mind & Body Complex Update – Part B

At the Roselle Board of Education meeting yesterday there was a handout circulated of a letter dated March 7, 2014 from Bernard E. Piaia, Jr, Director of the Office of School Facilities within the New Jersey Department of Education to Dr. Kevin West, Superintendent of the Roselle School District for this project:

at this cost:

But with the state involved it is unlikely that the people who donated to political campaigns in Roselle would have gotten to build this project.

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Roselle Mind & Body Complex Update – Part A

There was a Roselle Board of Education meeting tonight which included  this resolution (page 6 of the agenda):

IV. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO A GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ROSELLE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE BOROUGH OF ROSELLE, AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY, AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS, ALL IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER.

which precipitated some discussion:
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