Thursday, September 8, 2016

Business Administrator Quentin Wiest resigns and Stephen Marks to step in

City of Hoboken announces:

Business Administrator Quentin Wiest will be moving on from Hoboken to take a position as business administrator closer to his home in northern New Jersey. His last day will be October 13, 2016. Municipal Manager Stephen Marks, who has worked closely with Mr. Wiest, will be appointed by Mayor Zimmer as the new Business Administrator.

“I thank Quentin Wiest for his incredible service to Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Working together as a team along with Stephen Marks, we achieved a AA+ bond rating, stabilized municipal taxes, adopted fiscally sound budgets, and advanced important infrastructure projects including upgrading water mains, creating new resiliency parks, repaving more than a fifth of our roads, and moving ahead with the repaving and revitalization of Washington Street this fall. I wish Quentin the very best and am proud to appoint Stephen Marks as our new Business Administrator.”



Quentin Wiest photo courtesy Jhnny Newman, MSV roving photographer. All rights reserved.

HOBOKEN TO HOST ANNUAL SEPTEMBER 11TH INTERFAITH MEMORIAL SERVICE

City of Hoboken announces:


HOBOKEN TO HOST ANNUAL SEPTEMBER 11TH INTERFAITH MEMORIAL SERVICE



The Hoboken community will come together to share in its annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims, their families, the City of Hoboken, and the entire nation.
 
The service will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park. All are invited to attend.
 
Fifty-six Hoboken residents were lost on September 11, 2001.
 
Status of Hoboken 9/11 Memorial



Funding (estimated $1.47 million) is now in place for construction of Hoboken’s 9/11 memorial. Consensus has been achieved on a revised design which was necessary due to challenges with the glass panels, which were purchased in 2008 prior to the design of the memorial. A glass manufacturer has successfully demonstrated a method to strengthen the panels to make them structurally suitable for the memorial. This month, the manufacturer successfully fabricated one of the glass panels and mounted it to the steel base as a demonstration and proof of concept for how all the panels for the memorial will be fabricated and mounted. Architectural plans and bid specifications are being finalized, and then the project will be going out to bid for construction.