Wyckoff Town Council Honors Local Hero, Discusses Budget and Community Initiatives

In a recent meeting of the Wyckoff Town Council, the body focused on community recognition, budgetary decisions, and plans for municipal facilities. The council honored resident Nick Champo for his dedication to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department and community service. The council also discussed transferring funds for a firefighter grant and authorized a contract for a police department facilities evaluation and feasibility study. Furthermore, they shared updates on the progress of the 2024 budget and capital planning, and an upcoming domain transition for the city’s official website.

Nick Champo, a longstanding resident of Wyckoff, was recognized for his service to the community, including his tenure with the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department, his employment with UPS and the New York City Fire Department, and his involvement with the Marine Corps League and the American Legion. Champo, upon receipt of the proclamation, expressed gratitude and emphasized the importance of community support and teamwork.

Budgetary matters were central to the council’s discussions. Council member Timothy E. Shanley outlined the proposal for budget transfers and the application for a New Jersey DCA DGS firefighter grant for 2024, citing the previous year’s successful grant and plans to apply for spare turnout gears. The council also authorized a contract for an evaluation and feasibility study of the police department’s facilities, marking a step towards potential facility improvements.

Mayor Thomas J. Madigan expressed appreciation for the Department of Public Works (DPW) staff for their dedication during the autumn leaf collection season. He also announced the postponement of the installation of flexi pave at Russell Farm Community Park until spring due to the low temperatures.

The council also announced plans to transition the city’s website domain, aiming to enhance professionalism and cybersecurity standards. The old domain is set to remain active until after January 1st.

In terms of community involvement, council member Rudolf E. Boonstra highlighted his recent attendance at the League of Municipalities convention and the Eagle Scout court of honor for Anthony Traffican. He also informed the public about an upcoming public hearing and review of an introduced ordinance by the planning board.

Scott A. Fisher acknowledged the contributions of Joyce, a member of the Zisy House Committee, and encouraged community members to attend the holiday open house on December 2nd, as well as the Chamber of Commerce’s Santa Claus tree tour around town on December 1st.

Other topics of discussion included the approval of the Eastern Christian turf field and lighting project, and the Ramapo football team’s advancement to the group four finals. The council also shared updates on the 2024 calendar’s completion and the fire department’s 609 calls to date.

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.

Thomas J. Madigan
City Council Officials:
Rudolf E. Boonstra, Timothy E. Shanley, Peter Melchionne, Scott A. Fisher

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