Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Western Edge and Washington St. infrastructure on tap tonight in City Council


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It's a sleepy summer day but there's big final approvals up for Hoboken's retry on a Western Edge plan and infrastructure on Washington St tonight.

This is the sole City Council meeting until early August.

Hoboken City Councilwoman Jen Giattino and the eight other
members will weigh in on major final legislaion tonight.
On tap:

  1. SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL VOTE
  1. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HOBOKEN ADOPTING THE “WESTERN EDGE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN,” DATED MAY 29, 2015 (sponsored by Councilman Cunningham and Councilman Doyle) (Z-357)
  2. BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REHABILITATION AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF WATER MAINS, THE COMPLETION OF DRAINAGE AND 
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND THE COMPLETION OF PHASE I OF ROADWAY AND TRAFFIC SIGNALIZATION IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS ALONG WASHINGTON STREET IN THE CITY OF HOBOKEN, COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY; APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $9,957,030 THEREFOR; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES OF THE CITY OF HOBOKEN, COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF UP TO $9,485,000; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND COVENANTS; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN RELATED ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING (sponsored by Councilwoman Giattino and Councilman Doyle) (Z-360)
  1. BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE COMPLETION OF VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT IN AND FOR THE CITY OF HOBOKEN, COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY; APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $2,150,000 THEREFOR; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES OF THE CITY OF HOBOKEN, COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY, IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF UP TO $2,042,500; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND COVENANTS; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN RELATED ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING (sponsored by Councilwoman Giattino and Councilman Doyle) (Z-361)


Unrelated: Commenters are anticipating the uptown second ward City Council race this November.

There's a long list of potential candidates who are looking to take the seat currently occupied by Beth Mason - the most of any of the six wards in Hoboken.

The Ruben Ramos camp aligned with the Russo family and Carmelo Garcia is looking to field close to a citywide ticket and has its selected candidate ready to go.

For background on the massive street money in 2011 by the Mason family, see this MSV exclusive:

http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2011/06/breaking-52000-in-beth-masons-street.html