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Hillsdale Borough Council Addresses Police Department Additions, Community Projects, and Ordinance Updates

Overview: In a recent session, the Hillsdale Borough Council recently convened to oversee the swearing-in of new police officers, discuss community projects, and review a series of ordinances that will impact the local area. The meeting saw the addition of three new officers to the Hillsdale Police Department, the appointment of members to the planning board, environmental commission, and library trustees, and the adoption of ordinances pertaining to recreation department fees and salaries.

Overview: Hillsdale Borough Council witnessed a reorganization with Michael Shinfield sworn in as the new mayor and Sean Smith as the new police chief. During the same meeting, Councilman John Escobar was elected as the council president, and the council debated and passed contentious bylaw amendments, particularly reinstating the mayor’s ex officio status on committees. Additionally, the council approved appointments to various committees and addressed ethical concerns during public comments.

Overview: In a recent Hillsdale Borough Council meeting, a shared service agreement was approved with Westwood for municipal court services, potentially saving Hillsdale approximately $70,000 annually. The meeting also saw the introduction of an ordinance amending the borough code and acknowledged the contributions of departing council members Anthony DeRosa and Zoltan Horvath.

Overview: In a recent Hillsdale Borough Council meeting, issues such as the controversy over synthetic turf fields, the division of service calls by the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps (HVAC), and the frequency of council meetings were discussed. The meeting saw involvement from all members of the City Council, including Justin Fox, Janetta Trochimiuk, Anthony DeRosa, Zoltan Horvath, Abby Lundy, John Escobar, and Mayor John Ruocco.

Overview: In a recent meeting of the Hillsdale Borough Planning Board, the community witnessed a lively discussion around impervious coverage limitations, revealing the balance between maintaining green space and accommodating residents’ desires for property development.

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