Wednesday, January 16, 2013
West Caldwell expects playground and field improvements to be completed this spring. Plus, other council news.
West Caldwell could be ready to break ground on improvements to Memorial Park on March 1, Councilman Stanley Hladik said Tuesday night. Hladik, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee, said he expects the project to go out to bid in early February and to be “shovel ready” by the start of March, if the weather permits. The first phase of improvements to the township park includes replacing playground equipment, installing new fences and adding lighting to the baseball fields. Hladik said he expects the new playground to be ready in early spring, and the fields to be completed in time for the upcoming baseball season. More information on the Memorial Park lighting project is available on the township's website. Other Council News
Township is creating committee to advise on future of two pools.
Wednesday, January 16
The Township of West Caldwell seeks residents interested in participating in a Citizens Group which will advise on the future of the township's two pools. Councilman Joe Cecere said at Tuesday night's council meeting that five residents are needed to volunteer on the committee. The group will meet regularly over the next few years to help inform decisions and plan how to best utilize Westville and Cedar Street pools. Anyone interested in participating on the committee, should contact town hall at 973-226-2300. The township's governing body has been discussing for some time how to make the most of the two pools and their properties. Membership to West Caldwell pools is open to town residents as well as residents of Caldwell and Roseland.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Mayor Joseph Tempesta's remarks from the 2013 Reorganization Meeting held on New Year's Day.
Wednesday, January 2
West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta gave his customary remarks during the annual reorganization meeting held on New Year's Day in the council chambers. Read the mayor's address in the PDF above to see a list of accomplishments from 2012 as well as highlights of the township's plans for 2013. Councilmen Stanley Hladik and Thomas O'Hern were sworn in by the mayor to second, three-year terms on Tuesday. In addition, Councilman Stephen Wolsky was selected as Council President for 2013.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Council and school board members to be sworn in.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Newly elected and re-elected council and school board members will be sworn in during the first week of the new year. Caldwell Borough Tuesday, Jan. 1 Noon The Borough of Caldwell will hold its reorganization meeting at the Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square, Caldwell. Republican Councilman Richard Hauser will be sworn in to a second three-year term. Edward Durkin, a Democrat, will take the oath for his first term. West Caldwell Township Tuesday, Jan. 1 Noon A reorganization meeting will be held in the council chambers in the municipal building. Republican Councilmen Stanley Hladik and Thomas O'Hern will be sworn in to second three-year terms on the council. North Caldwell Borough Wednesday, Jan. 2 7 p.m. North Caldwell will hold…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Storm expenses will be paid for by emergency appropriation. Township will be reimbursed by FEMA.
The West Caldwell Council will vote later this month for an emergency appropriation to cover expenses incurred from Superstorm Sandy. Overtime pay for borough employees, the cost of grinding debris and other expenses from the Oct. 29 storm will be covered by the appropriation, according to Councilman Stan Hladik, chair of the Finance Committee. Hladik said Tuesday the funds will ultimately be reimbursed by the federal government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The exact amount needed remains to be calculated by town employees. As of this week, debris from the storm placed curbside by residents has been picked up by the town, according to Department of Public Works Superintendent Vincent Graziosa. Graziosa said a …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Essex County Surrogate Judge Theodore N. Stephens II deals in family law and more.
When campaigning for his position last year, Essex County Surrogate Judge Theodore N. Stephens II heard the same question over and over from residents, "What the heck is a surrogate?" Stephens recounted this when he made a presentation about his responsibilities at the West Caldwell Council conference meeting last week. The Surrogate Office, Stephens explained, administers in family law matters, specifically in the areas of wills, estates and trusts, as well as processes adoptions, assigns guardianships and manages a minor's intermingled trust fund. While Stephens said some events before his court are happy occasions, such as adoptions, "People are always anxious of the court results." To help alleviate some of the stress, Stephens said …
Friday, September 7, 2012
West Caldwell authorizes purchase of equipment for police and fire departments.
The West Caldwel Council unanimously approved the following ordinances at this week's conference meeting.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This is Mondsini's first run for a seat on the township council of West Caldwell.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Name : Mr. Frank Mondsini III Date of birth : 09 July 1964 Place of residence : 130 Runnymede Road Attended college : Yes College : Rutgers & Ferris State —President/Founder of Hilltop Fuel Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Fairfield, NJ May 1989 to Present —Manage daily operations for F&N Property Management Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: West Caldwell Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 80 Francine Ave. West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Name : John Sherwood-Louis Lamedica Facebook : www.facebook.com/DriggsAndMondsiniForWestCaldwellCouncil Special Services Newark Archdiocese Plant Services Consultant “Strength in …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This is Driggs' first run for a seat on the township council of West Caldwell.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Name : Mr. Marc Robert Driggs Date of birth : 19 December 1968 Place of residence : 14 Martin Road West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Attended college : Yes College : Essex County College Job titles held : Police Officer, Corrections Officer Employers : Essex Fells Boro, Essex County Dept. of Public Safety, NJ Dept. of Corrections Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: West Calldwell Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 80 Francine Ave. West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Name : John Sherwood—Louis Lamedica Facebook: www.facebook.com/DriggsAndMondsiniForWestCaldwellCouncil Marc Driggs is a Lieutenant with the Caldwell Police Dept. and has …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Both residential and commercial businesses addressed in amended ordinance.
West Caldwell’s amended property maintenance ordinance has more “teeth,” Councilman Thomas O'Hern said at Tuesday night’s council meeting. According to the ordinance, the township can now take action on a property at the owner’s expense if the owner does not address violations within 10-days of being notified. While “99 percent” of property owners address concerns brought up by the township, Councilman O’Hern, Chairman of the Public Works Committee, said the revised ordinance is for the remaining one percent. If a property owner does not "cut, remove or otherwise abate brush, weeds, or other plant life, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash, refuse, or debris" within a 10-day period from the time of notification, the ordinance states, …