The centerpiece of the recent Cresskill Council meeting was Ordinance No. 23-12-1613, aiming to prohibit parking on Broadway due to heavy truck traffic. Council Member Schultz-Rummel suggested extending the restricted area between Legion Drive and Milton Street, with Captain Luciano agreeing to further investigate the feasibility of additional signage. This ordinance, like the ones before, received unanimous approval.
Additional unanimous adoptions included Ordinances No. 23-13-1614, concerning stop intersections, and No. 23-14-1615, which sought to establish no parking on Lexington Avenue.
Beyond these immediate concerns, the Council also adopted an ordinance designed to allow the council to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limits and establish a cap bank, setting the stage for a public hearing slated for June 7, 2023.
The introduction of the Budget soon followed. The budget will be published in The Record on May 30, 2023, and a budget hearing is scheduled for June 21, 2023.
The Council addressed a range of other community matters during the meeting, reporting on the Hometown Heroes project, library renovations, a planned town-wide garage sale, updates to the local emergency operations plan, and the increased summer camp registrations. They also reported on additional retail leases at One Union Avenue, plans for a county-wide mutual aid resolution, and the community pool’s Memorial Day weekend opening.
Under the Consent Agenda, several resolutions were adopted, including approving a new laborer for the Public Works Department, authorizing a refund from the Municipal Swim Club Account, bidding for solid waste and recycling collection services, and endorsing Bill S3739/A5402, which aims to extend the current 3rd round obligations for affordable housing to 2028.
Financial orders concerning the Reconstruction of Union Avenue Street Scapes were also adopted, and the Council approved an increase in Deferred School Taxes for Local District School Taxes.