June 16, 1998



A Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights was held on June 16, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 248 Hamilton Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.

Mayor Torre stated that the meeting complied with the Sunshine Law, due notice having been made to all members of the Council by personal service on June 12, 1998 and to The Observer by 48 Hour Notice on June 12, 1998 and to The Record on June 12, 1998, in accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act" Chapter 231, P.L. 1975.

PURPOSE: Adoption of 1998 Municipal Budget & Private Session in Regard to the Possible Sale and/or Acquisition of Real Property

ROLL CALL: Present: Mayor William J. Torre, Councilman Andrew Link III, Councilman Herbert D. Heeren, Councilman Justin A. DiPisa, Councilman Garrett R. Pepe, Councilwoman Marlene Verrastro, Councilman John Wassberg

Absent: None


SALUTE TO FLAG: Mayor Torre led in the Salute to the Flag.


78. Adoption of 1998 Budget Amendment

89. Budget Examination Resolution

Mayor Torre commented that this Governing Body has applied for discretionary aid, as has been done for many years past, and unfortunately has never been approved, possibly because of their efficiency.

Councilman Link motioned, seconded by Councilwoman Verrastro, to adopt Resolution Nos. 78 and 89.

Roll Call: Ayes: Link, Heeren, DiPisa, Pepe-only on Resolution No. 89, Verrastro, Wassberg

Nayes: Pepe-on Resolution No. 78

Absent: None

Councilman Pepe explained that he voted no on the Adoption of the 1998 Budget Amendment as he felt the Borough newsletter was not an appropriate expense. He felt the money could be spent in a better way. Mayor Torre disagreed. He said that for the first time, the Borough has a newsletter to better communicate with residents. The costs for the newsletter may be reduced if done internally.



WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council desire to meet for the purpose of a Closed Session; and

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meeting Law does specifically authorize a public body to exclude the public from a meeting for certain specified purposes;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights that a closed meeting shall take place immediately and said meeting shall be closed to the public and to the press. The results of the discussion of the closed meeting will be released to the public when the reasons for discussing and acting on the subject matter set forth above no longer exists.


There being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council, the meeting was adjourned.

I, BARBARA MALDONADO, Borough Clerk of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes are to the best of my knowledge a true account of the Regular Meeting held on June 16, 1998.


Barbara Maldonado, RMC

Borough Clerk


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