Wednesday, February 15, 2017

City Council reconvenes @ 7:00 with Pier A bond

Tonight's City Council meeting is mostly normal business operations and approvals. One item of strong interest is a major bond for repairs to Pier A park:

  1. BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR THE REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF PIER "A" IN THE CITY OF HOBOKEN, COUNTY OF HUDSON, NEW JERSEY; APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF $4,000,000 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 $3,800,000; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND COVENANTS; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN RELATED ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING

    The meeting is available for live viewing here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/beta-council-meeting
Hoboken Municipal Judge Michael Mongieallo

Talking Ed Note: A passing item of interest, the Hoboken Municipal Court reports generating revenues for the City to the tune of $456,782.67.

Some years ago, this figure was well below $400,000 on a monthly basis. Judge Michael A. Mongiello runs a tight efficient ship but these are vastly significant revenue figures.

As an aside, I've stood before Judge Mongiello on too many occasions. The appearances were always due to phony criminal charges filed by some perjuring political operative or tool of the counte$$'s wannabe evil empire.

Since local politics was always somehow connected to the falsified criminal charges, the cases were immediately moved out of Hoboken. In doing so, Judge Mongiello always handled the matters with professional aplomb. One time he admonished both a horse and a Masonista wrestlemania loon on departure for not aiding anyone by misbehaving. This Horse did not have the stomach or the fool's gene to tell the judge his thoughts were well taken if inappropriate to the actual abuse of the NJ criminal code. Thou shall not bear false witness and all that old hat.

At one hearing, his dry sense of humor toward a certain employee of an uptown Washington St. "art gallery" trying to keep the case before him was deftly and swiftly booted pointing to the family owners of said art gallery. (You had to be there to appreciate it.)

Then when the head honcho herself appeared in an abuse of process attempt while still serving as a council member, he seemed genuinely saddened by the course of events before him even before routinely referencing the alleged harassment out of his Hoboken jurisdiction.

Now judge, just for the record if anyone claims this Horse committed suicide with two bullets to the back of the head, don't believe it. The top suspects would be the Iranian non-Italian unibrow who feigns being Jewish and a stinkin' rotting fish up the road - and of course their commanders.

Tight ship Judge Mongiello runs, a very tight ship. Someone should thank him for his infinite patience and service to the Mile Square City. Hey, how about a plaque honoring ceremony that really matters.

Just a thought. No one asked a farm animal.