Lawyering Up Roselle Mind & Body Complex

Ordinance 701-2017 extending an additional $24 million to Union County’s guarantee of the bonds for the Roselle Mind & Body Complex boondoggle included these conditions:

Appearing on tonight’s agenda setting meeting agenda was this item on page 13 of 15:

4. A resolution appointing Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celsco of Whippany, as special counsel in a matter relating to the Mind and Body project in an amount not to exceed $5,000.

Adding more troops to the battle:

 

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UCCF 12/7/17: Delaire Nursing Home Strike Threat

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Delaire Nursing Home
400 W Stimpson Ave
Linden, New Jersey 07036
(908) 862-3399

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2016 5500 forms for EIN: 20-125289

 

UCCF 12/7/17: $350,000 to Development Directions

2017-1002: Authorizing the County Manager to utilize its first one year option to extend the contract with Development Directions, LLC to provide the administration of the Union County Housing Assistance Payments Program (HAPP) (Section 8) for the period beginning January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, as outlined in Resolution Number 2015-991, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

UCCF 12/7/17: Summit Rail Trail

2017-1004: Resolution authorizing the County manager to execute a contract amendment to the June 23, 2000 agreement between the County of Union and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to provide the County with the option to use the Rahway Valley Railroad (RVRR) Right of Way as a “Rail Trail”.
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UCCF 12/7/17: Raises for Freeholders and Department Heads

For years Union County freeholders received annual salaries of $29,500 with the Chair of the Board getting an extra $2,000 and the Vice Chair an extra $1,000.

Starting in 2015 the raise ordinances started including freeholder salaries and these fixes have become a seasonal event. Last night we got:
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UCCF 12/7/17: Another County Guarantee for Roselle Mind & Body Project

Tonight’s freeholder meeting had an executive session, which resulted in the First Reading of a new Ordinance that did not appear on the agenda, which resulted in some comments. Here is the story as told in videos:

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County Guarantee for Roselle Mind & Body Project To Be Discussed Tonight – In Secret

The November 30, 2017 agenda setting meeting ended with:
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Apparently they didn’t talk everything out last week as tonight’s regular freeholder meeting agenda starts off with:

And the meeting will kick off with: