Mayor and Council Meeting July 23 2014
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, July 25 2014 @ 10:18 AM EDT
Changed from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening for the summer months, the members of the Council were available to visit the Terrific Tuesdays at the Paramus Bandshell. This led to a more relaxed atmosphere and an interesting public meeting. Veterans were hailed as great reminders of the people who have served our country in the armed forces. Veteran Officer Sam Casiello was lauded for his selection of military equipment and personnel who took part in the 4th of July Parade.
Officials from Hackensack University Medical Center were on hand to acknowledge their donation of trauma packs. Paramus Detective Robert Brack, Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti, Dr. John LoCurto, Dr. Saraswati Dayal, Dr. Joseph Feldman, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, Captain Anthony Savastano and Detective Rachel Morgan were on hand to celebrate the donation. Not present were Dr. Morey Menacker and Dr. Javed Yousef of Forest Health Care Associates who also contributed to this life saving cause.
Twenty new trauma packs will provide police officers tools to help treat critical injuries on scene — a donation the borough’s police department says is critical after two borough officers were injured in and these packs could have been used. It seemed strange seeing Dr. Feldman, not only in a suit, but also from an upright position. I usually see him from a gurney roaming his realm in the HUMC Emergency Room.
Mayor LaBarbiera read a lengthy Proclamation declaring January 11th as Human Trafficking Day in Paramus. He also lauded Paramus Veteran Officer Sam Casiello for his efforts in making the 4th of July theme about veterans, a success. Casiello stated that he will be issuing veteran's cards soon with Picture ID that will, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, allow veterans to get a discount. He noted that the Barclays, coming to Paramus soon, will have a special area for Wounded Warriors
Councilwoman Weber, in her report mentioned that on August 12th, there will be a Cancer Screening at the Paramus Municipal Pool which was praised by Council President Bellinger who had a melanoma discovered during a checkup that she would never had taken heed of. Councilwoman Warburton cited Tuesday, August 5th as National Night Out to be held at the Bandshell complex. Paramus Detective Jimmy Teehan is actively working on that.