Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

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 8/17/17: Miscellany

Including a rare NO vote:

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UCCF 8/17/17: $50 Million Bonding Details

787-2017: BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE MAKING OF VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF NEW ADDITIONAL OR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY, NEW ADDITIONAL FURNISHINGS, NEW COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT, NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND NEW AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES AND A NEW FIRE ENGINE, INCLUDING ORIGINAL APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT, IN, BY AND FOR THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $72,389,463 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO APPROPRIATE STATE GRANTS, MONEYS FROM THE COUNTY CLERK’S TRUST ACCOUNT AND A CONTRIBUTION FROM UNION COUNTY COLLEGE, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.


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Detail on appropriations:


UCCF 8/17/17: Prevention Links

2017-666: Amending Resolution 2017-236 to award an additional $18,349 in Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) grant funding to Prevention Links, Inc., Roselle, New Jersey, for a new subcontract total not to exceed $117,800, as an approved allocation from the Juvenile Justice Commission to provide additional Family Engagement Services based on the Juvenile Justice Commission Points of Continuum: Detention and disposition, for the same grant period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 with no other changes to agreement.
2017-236: Authorizing the County Manager to award an amount not to exceed $99,451 to Prevention Links Inc., Roselle, New Jersey, for the grant period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 as an approved allocation from the Juvenile Justice Commission to provide program services based on the Juvenile Justice Commission Points of Continuum: Detention and Disposition.

Based on check registry data Prevention Links, Inc. has received $1,860,468 from Union County from 2004 through February, 2017.
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UCCF 8/17/17: Roselle Mind & Body Complex Pushback

No resolution on the agenda but several Roselle residents came out tonight against the Mind & Body Complex.

By order of appearance or, as you will see in the second video, disappearance:

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UCCF 8/10/17: Not the Meeting Most Expected

There was supposed to be a special meeting tonight where:

Official action will be taken relative to the following resolution:

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

But when the public gathered for the meeting they found this:

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