Mayor And Council Meeting 3-19-2013
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 04:01 PM EDT
Off to a late start due to a last minute closed session discussion, Mayor Rich LaBarbiera opened the regular 7:45 meeting at 8:26 PM. To the credit of the members of the Council, after giving their reports, they made short shrift of the Ordinances and Resolutions before them. That is not to say that adequate explanation and discussion were not given to the Ordinance on Introduction regarding the Establishment of Promotion Procedure for various ranks of the Paramus Police Department nor to the Interlocal Agreements For Establishing A Public Safety Answering Point Telephone System between many towns. The audience could thank the ruling body for ending the meeting at 9:15PM
Among the Council Reports, Councilwoman MariaElena Bellinger stated that the Easter Egg Hunt would take place this Saturday at Petrushka Park. In the event of inclement weather, it would be moved to an indoor locale. Councilman Verile reported that enough private funds had been raised for the Cultural Arts Committee to offer the weekly summer activity at the Bandshell while Council President Lagana mentioned that he was already working on the budget with his committee. Bellinger also exhorted her fellow Council members to join in the Relay for Life. Bahama Breeze has stepped up to the plate offering a free Survivor Dinner to participants.
Mayor LaBarbiera praised former Councilman Sam Casiello for his efforts in getting a Veterans Affairs office open for Paramus veterans.
Interlocal Agreements For Establishing A Public Safety Answering Point Telephone System were voted on with East Rutherford, Hillsdale, Ho-ho-kus, Midland Park, River Vale, Old Tappan, Palisades Park, Rochelle Park, Saddle River, Tenafly, Upper Saddle River and Wyckoff.
As Mayor Rich LaBarbiera has often said: Paramus is the place to live; be proud of it!