Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bulletin Board

Here are some highlights of Monday evening’s Boro Council meeting.

Two complaints have been filed under the stacking ordinance.

Meetings are continuing regarding the Boro sponsoring a bike race.

Red Vanilla opened and seemed to charm members who have had the opportunity to pay a visit there. It sounds like a terrific addition to Main Street. So be sure to check it out.

As per a citizen request, ordinances up for discussion and votes will soon be posted on the Flemington website….www.historicflemington.com… Please note that agendas are already posted there.

Public hearings on the budget are over. Kudos to Boro council for keeping the tax rates steady for the time being. Pension funding is an issue here though.

Yours truly requested the budget be put online if possible or at least perhaps budget summaries.

Also if you remember, a few weeks ago, I posted here on this site and addressed Boro Council regarding biker safety issues with respect to visibility when bikers are riding at dusk. Upon request by Mayor Hauck I reported to Boro Council that---long story… short, Community Officer, Corporal Chris Foley, has been assigned to improve biker safety. I will together with Corporal Foley and other members of the community be meeting to scope out a plan. I also contacted the Executive Director of Hunterdon Hispanos, Kelly Ospina, who has offered the group’s website for columns on bike safety and whose group is already offering workshops on bike safety. Folks, bear in mind that many of these bikers do not drive so they do not realize they are not visible to drivers. Ms. Opsina is very excited to be on board with this project and we feel her assistance here is invaluable to helping us connect to the Hispanic community.

The Environment Commission was approved .

Boro Council passed an ordinance that requires knox boxes on businesses. These boxes contain entry keys. The fire department will have a master key. The anticipated value of this ordinance is to help expedite entry into buildings that are on fire and protect property so doors do not have to be broken down to gain access.

The parade ordinance was revised to grant an except for obtaining permits for gatherings of 25 persons or less for topics regarding the First Amendment. Notification of the police is all that is required for such a gathering, according to this new ordinance.

Council adjourned to executive session to discuss issues connected to the Hineline property on Main Street.

Please remember these are highlights and that minutes are posted online as well as the podcast.

Have a good one….where is the sun god???!!!!

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Ms. Opsina is very excited to be on board with this project and we feel her assistance here is invaluable to helping us connect to the Hispanic community.

I'm guessing she hasn't seen your racist attacks on people you assume to be undocumented immigrants.