Roseland Council Advances Public Safety with Police Promotions

In a move to bolster public safety, the Roseland Borough Council conducted promotional ceremonies for two police officers at their January 16, 2024 meeting. The officers, soon-to-be Sergeants Williams and Anthony McDavid, took their oaths.

The Council expressed full confidence in the officers’ abilities to transition from their roles as fellow officers to supervisors, acknowledging the challenges but emphasizing the importance of leadership within the department. Mayor James R. Spango, along with the council members, offered their congratulations and underscored the significance of front-line supervision in law enforcement.

In addition to the promotions, the Council addressed the ordinance 1-22-24, which involves the appropriation of $1,365,943 for water main replacements. This infrastructure update is important for maintaining the borough’s water systems. The ordinance was opened to public hearing, but no comments were made. Following the closure of the hearing, the Council moved to adopt the ordinance, which will take effect after the required 20-day publication period.

The meeting also included the approval of various resolutions, among them Resolution 46224, which approved the January 12th bill list amounting to $4,228,180. Furthermore, appointments to the Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, and Library Board were confirmed, with Anthony Gino and Joe Rabino reappointed to the Board of Adjustment; Lula Sal and Kevin Cody to the Planning Board; and Aristotle Papalito and William Tedesco to the Library Board.

Mayor Spango took a moment to express gratitude to the police, OEM, fire departments, and especially the Department of Public Works for their diligent response to recent storms.

Council reports were brief, touching on community events and the commendable growth of the volunteer force within the fire department and the addition of cadets to the first aid squad. The synergy between the two departments was highlighted as a positive development for the borough’s emergency response capabilities.

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Mayor:
James R. Spango
City Council Officials:
Marcelino “Moose” Trillo, Christopher Bardi, Eileen Fishman, Roger Freda, Jean Perrotti, John Biront

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