Roselle’s Folly Becomes Union County’s Folly

From the Schedule of Meetings page on the Union County website:

Freeholders Hosting Special Meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Under the terms of the “Open Public Meetings Act P.L. 1975, C. 231, please be advised that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be hosting a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Agenda Setting Session, previously scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm, will be held at 7:30 pm or immediately following the Special Meeting.

Official action will be taken relative to the following resolution:

  1. CONSENTING TO THE ISSUANCE OF COUNTY GUARANTEED LEASE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2017 (BOROUGH OF ROSELLE COMMUNITY CENTER AND LIBRARY PROJECT) AND COUNTY GUARANTEED LEASE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2017 (ROSELLE BOARD OF EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER PROJECT) BY THE UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES AND EXECUTION OF LEASES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 40:37A-56

with the Westfield Leader’s news page also reporting this commentary:

Item 2017-08-08 Roselle – Commentary: The County intends to guarantee $90 million of bonds for the Borough of Roselle FOLLY to support the controversial development which Roselle can’t afford nor can they finance. This will obligate the remainder of County residents for the $90 million. Roselle default is expected within three years. Significant objection to this scam has been lodged behind the scenes as the developer is George Devanney and his wife, former UC manager and nephew of Sen. Ray Lesniak. The project is labelled the Devanney Retirement Program. Asm. Jerry Green of Plainfield, County Dem. Chair is pulling the strings behind the scenes. Those close to this, call it OUTRAGEOUS. The public is unaware.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by readslikeamofiabook on August 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Might as well abolish local government since the County, IMO, has already started taking over local governments with schemes like this and the solar panel scheme. It’s more than apparent that the County has begun to confiscate municipal taxpayer money to fund other municipality’s pet projects … it’s all fungible now and should be ILLEGAL. Why not? No one is stopping them.

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