Wednesday, November 28, 2012

City Council: Looks to pass $4.2 million note to cover hurricane

UPDATE: The City Council passed the initiative to raise $4.2 million to cover costs related to Hurricane Sandy 8-0.

The approval was part of two resolutions with authorization in another for $3.5 million in expenditures.  Both FEMA and the City's insurance are part of this recovery process but it's believed a one to two year timeline will be needed in recovering most of the expenditures related to costs in the storm.

Business Administrator Quentin Wiest said most of the FEMA related costs are reimbursed at 75%.

Hoboken Patch also covered the story and has a summary here.  Meeting tape below:

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Hoboken continues to push through the Hurricane Sandy aftermath with a post disaster oriented agenda including a proposal for $4.2 million in notes to cover the clean up effort.

Bad enough the Old Guard council members have repeatedly fought to the death to eliminate any City surplus.  That's correct, they've tried to set the City of Hoboken up for failure and tax increases for political gain.

Now the City Council gets to act in Hoboken's interests.  Let's hope.

The Council agenda is at the link:

Meeting will be delayed at start with closed session.

Talking Ed Note: Hopefully, the City will not be placed into a bind with the Councilman-in-limbo Jim Doyle awaiting results from a Superior Court hearing next month.

Kids First thanks Hoboken, Thursday victory party set

Dear Friends,

The results are finally in and it's a sweep for Kids First! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this grassroots campaign. Thank you for volunteering to hit the streets and get out the vote. Thank you for making a donation. Thank you for talking to your friends and neighbors and putting a sign in your window. Thanks to everyone for your continued commitment to improving Hoboken's Public Schools!
Join the Kids First team at our victory party Thursday, Nov. 29th at the Wicked Wolf, 120 Sinatra Drive at 8:30 PM. Beforehand consider joining us at the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps fundraiser at Trinity, 306 Sinatra Drive at 7 PM.

Talking Ed Note: More than 24 hours after the main election results were announced on MSV and there's an odd silence from the other media not even mentioning the certified numbers from the Hudson County Clerk's Office.

Are the other medial awaiting instructions from the Old Guard as they prepare to make some hail mary attempt dragging Hoboken to court.  Again?  Perhaps someone should ask Beth Mason.

The media blackout on the Hoboken elections is beginning to look suspicious.

Update: The Hudson Reporter posted its story on the election results.  At least someone finally did.  Maybe everyone else is just seeing red and that's not their favorite color.  How odd.

Tonight there's a council meeting and much of it will deal with the Hurricane Sandy aftermath.

Titanic swan song: Nearer to hell in the Nazi Truck for Beth Mason and the MFers

The aftermath of this election with the demise of the Nazi Truck is a secret to some Hoboken residents, as commenter InfotainMe wittingly put it, the BoE (and Hoboken) election results remain unfulfilled in local reports.  It's coming and they'll be good efforts among them but will they ask Beth Mason about the BoE campaign and her fellow Move Forwarders?

After all, backing the Move Forwarders, the Nazi Truck production and its five trips into the Mile Square doesn't come cheap and some reports said the Mason family invested $60,000 into the whole shebang.

Well Da Horsey isn't completely alone as Grafix Avenger joined us yesterday afternoon announcing the results and yes they are real results; let no Nazi Truck denial be sold.

Nevertheless, it's not too soon to shed a tear and give Beth Mason and her highly paid team of low rate political operatives a hanky for their fine rendition of Hoboken's titanic Nazi Truck campaign: a political race that will long live in Hoboken infamy.

The Move Forward campaign did make history (and national news) with limp denials from co-campaign manager John Castellano who while denying responsibility embraced the Nazi Truck message; Joe Branco who said he knew nothing about any of it until everyone else knew but the five time Nazi Truck schedule of appearances he kept a bad secret and Beth Mason's wunderkind FinBoy the maestro in the rank political smear flashing a Nazi swastika all over town.

Da Horsey would like to congratulate them and the Old Guard folks including the OG council who embraced the Nazi Truck right up to election day when it rolled into Hoboken broadcasting the Move Forward commercial.

You didn't hear any words of protest from any of the MF candidates or its campaign did you?  Obviously they were hijacked with Beth Mason by space aliens.  Yes, she's a victim, someone get her a county job.

Surreal and yes, truly awful.

MSV would retitle the Beth Mason effort "Nazi Truck - nearer to hell am I with thee."  Congratulations Beth!


Talking Ed Note: MSV will have more on the BoE election, the never say die rent control wars and the 2013 mayor's race.  Hoboken won't be interested in a mayor's race but there's plenty of posturing begun. 

Some would be candidates maybe staying on the sidelines with lack of funding, others getting a checkbook out and yet others who think the "Third Way" is viable as they push forward naive innocents to join their cynical face time charity efforts to propel stalled re: dead political futures.

Tony Blair would blush at the craven empty vessels but it's Hoboken.  When it comes to ego, wanton power lust and self-promotion, they just can't Deleay.

Say goodbye to Beth Mason's latest fail as the Nazi Truck made national news for Hoboken but not in a good way.