The Emerson Borough Council made significant strides at its regular meeting on June 13th, 2023, purchasing valuable land and appointing new personnel to pivotal roles in the community.
The Council unanimously approved the purchase of properties at 2 and 7 Lewis Avenue for the sum of $50,000. The properties, identified as Lot 901.01 and Block 610 and Lot 2 and Block 613, were seen as a strategic acquisition for the Borough. The resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign the contract was added at the end of the meeting.
In addition to the land purchase, the meeting witnessed a noteworthy appointment. Dominic Aramini was sworn into the Land Use Board for the unexpired two-year term ending on December 31st, 2024. Aramini’s son, Nicholas, who has been serving as the student mayor, had the distinct honor of helping administer his father’s oath of office, marking a memorable occasion for the Aramini family and the community.
“It’s always wonderful to see families actively involved in our local government,” commented an Emerson resident, underscoring the community sentiment towards the Aramini family’s service.
Moreover, Eric Chevalier was appointed to two positions, the Land Use Board as a Class Two Member for the one-year unexpired term ending on December 31st, 2023, and the Environmental Commission as an alternate one for the unexpired two-year term ending on December 31st, 2023. Richard Worthington was also appointed as an Alternate Two Member for the unexpired two-year term ending on December 31st, 2024.
The meeting began with a moment of silence for Robert Hall, a long-standing councilman and acting mayor, who recently passed away. The memory of his service to Emerson Borough served as a poignant reminder of the importance of community engagement and public service.