Ramsey Council Discusses Parking Project, Fleet Electrification, and Department Appointments

The recent Ramsey Borough Council meeting addressed issues, including the North Central Field parking project, the borough’s fleet electrification transition plan, and the appointment of individuals to the Ramsey Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management. The meeting, conducted telephonically, also involved the approval of several resolutions concerning budget appropriations and departmental purchases.

The North Central Field parking project was a significant topic, in response to questions and concerns raised by resident Chance Parker. The project aims to improve safety and provide off-street parking for those using the field, thereby reducing street parking and enhancing safety parameters around water sources. The borough has secured open space funds and received approval from the county planning board and the soil conservation district.

The borough’s transition to an electrified fleet was another issue addressed during the meeting. Parker showed interest in the borough purchasing electric vehicles, and one of the approved resolutions involved buying DC Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and associated equipment.

Additionally, the meeting saw the appointment of Michael Tosney to the Ramsey Fire Department and Michael Canonico to the Office of Emergency Management. These appointments reflect the council’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the borough’s emergency response capabilities.

The meeting also included an administrator’s report, which detailed several resolutions on the agenda. These included approving budget appropriation transfer number two, canceling unused improvement authorization balances, and authorizing non-union salaries for 2024. The council also discussed designating Elaine as a full employee and allowing the police department to participate in the federal government 1033 program.

The council also touched upon the recent library board meeting, upcoming municipal alliance and new resident outreach meetings, and the ongoing HVAC renovations. The council also congratulated K9 Jack and Officer Hamersma on their graduation. The Public and Governmental Relations committee highlighted recent appointments and the Health, Education, and Social Services committee provided updates on environmental commission and Board of Ed meetings.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Deirdre A. Dillon
City Council Officials:
Peter Kilman, Jane Woods, Michael Gutwetter, Judy Cusick, Sara Poppe, Glen Popolo

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