Tuesday, August 14, 2012

City of Hoboken: Wanted - 'Honest and Professional' Construction Official

The City of Hoboken is advertising for a job opening:

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Tuesday August 14, 2012, 9:15 AM

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Community: Hoboken Seeks Full Time Construction Code Official

The City of Hoboken is seeking applications for the position of Construction Code Official. The City seeks honest and professional candidates to manage the construction office efficiently and treat all residents and business owners with respect and fairness. Certified Floodplain Managers and candidates with expertise in green construction elements including green roofs and solar installations and/or LEED certification are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience establishing computerized systems to increase efficiency and customer service will also be highly considered.

The City has been operating with an interim Construction Code Official since 2011 and now seeks a permanent full-time position.

About the City of Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken, the “Mile Square City,” is a dynamic urban city with a population exceeding 50,000. Located on the Hudson River across from New York City, Hoboken is one of the most walkable cities in the country with the highest rate of public transportation usage. Washington Street, a vibrant retail and dining destination with many of Hoboken’s more than 100 sidewalk cafes, was named one of the Top 10 Streets in America. Featuring a world-class waterfront, a lively arts and music scene, and family-friendly parks and activities, Hoboken is a great place to live and work. Hoboken residents and all licensed professionals are invited to apply.

Talking Ed Note: The weekend paper had a story quoting Al Arezzo's lawyer saying he that an administrative law judge recently found that the city’s decision was “overly severe” and instead reduced the penalty to a six-month suspension and the judge’s decision will now be reviewed by a Civil Service Commission, who will make the final decision.

MSV has consistently held this is incorrect from earlier this year when Hoboken411 said Al Arezzo was coming back and several times since.

Stay tuned for a follow up on this story.

Kids First announces November election slate as one long time member moves on

BoE Trustee Theresa Minutillos opts not to seek re-election after six years of public service

As announced by the Hoboken Journal on Monday:

Kids First Announces BOE Slate - Theresa Minutillo Not Seeking Re-election

From Ruth McAllister Kids First BOE candidate for November 2102...


"It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I announce the Kids First 2012 Slate for the Hoboken Board of Education:
  • Ruthy McAllister
  • Jean Marie Mitchell
  • Tom Kluepfel
When it became apparent that we would have a spot available on our ticket, I approached Tom Kluepfel, an independent candidate, to run with me and Jean Marie. Tom Kluepfel, a Hoboken High parent, is one of the founders of the Elysian Charter School and served on its Board of Trustees for several years. Tom readily agreed as we all share similar goals for the district, a passion for the future of the Hoboken Public Schools and strong ethical beliefs about our duties as board trustees. The combination of my and Jean Marie's Board experience and Tom's energy and unique perspective will enable us to continue the progress begun by Kids First for the students and staff of the District!

Although I was saddened to hear that long time friend and colleague Theresa Minutillo decided not to seek re-election, I fully understand the need for her to take this time and focus on her family and career. I certainly appreciate her past efforts and the positive impact she had on the Hoboken Public Schools. I look forward to her continued support of the District and the Kids First 2012 ticket.

I am very excited about working together with Jean Marie and Tom, a great team for the students of Hoboken!

Kind Regards,
Ruthy McAllister"