Monday, December 17, 2012

City: The judge ordered re-vote on at-large council seat is on for Wednesday

City of Hoboken announces:


HOBOKEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ORDERED TO RE-VOTE ON FILLING CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

Last Friday, December 14, 2012, Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter Bariso ordered all Hoboken City Council Members to re-vote this Wednesday on the proposed appointment of Jim Doyle to fill the vacancy created by the October resignation of Carol Marsh.

The City Council voted on Mr. Doyle's appointment twice in October, but Judge Bariso ruled in an earlier hearing that there were insufficient votes at those meetings to make the appointment. Councilwoman Beth Mason and Councilman Michael Russo each were absent from one of the October meetings at which Mr. Doyle's appointment was considered. Judge Bariso's ruling will ensure that all City Council members participate in Wednesday's vote.

Another hearing will be held on January 2nd to determine whether or not Wednesday's vote is sufficient for Mr. Doyle to be appointed to serve the remaining balance of Ms. Marsh's term, which expires December 31st, 2013.