Madison Council Appoints Police Officer, Promotes Four More
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 • 6:39am
MADISON, NJ – When the Borough Council met on Oct. 22, Mayor Robert Conley said, “It’s a big night for the Police Department.”
Stephanie Corrao was sworn in as a probationary police officer with a Police Arbitration award salary of $46,000. Receiving promotions were Acting Lt. Dennis Lam, and Joseph Cirella and Acting Sgts Sean Plumstead and Craig Perrelli, Jr. “We now have the leadership tools in place,” Conley said of the 26-member police force. A promotional ordinance will be introduced at the next meeting, according to Councilwoman Carmela Vitale.
The mayor also proclaimed Nov. 2012 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. A walk/run will be held in Parsippany on Nov. 4, sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Network.
Conley reminded those present that a year ago, the area was inundated with an early winter storm. He presented a FEMA check of $390,407.85 to Landrigan for the efforts of the emergency management team. Finance Chairman Robert Catalanello said the FEMA check and the sale of 10 Maple Avenue will provide funds for “a nice start for next year.”
Council members Robert Landrigan and Vitale introduced an ordinance amending building construction hours. The purpose, Landrigan said, is to protect nearby residential neighborhoods. He said the Realogy Headquarters on Park Avenue is still under construction, as is Walgreen’s on Main Street and other commercial buildings. Vitale said they had been receiving a lot of complaints from area residents. In being consistent with neighboring towns, they looked at 15 municipalities.
The ordinance would allow construction and demolition between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and federal holidays. No commercial work would be allowed on Sundays. Motorized equipment should be operated with a muffler. Council President Jeannie Tsukamoto suggested that consent of the borough administrator be included. The amendment was agreed to by the council and the introduction approved. The hearing will be at the next council meeting, Nov. 5.
Borough Administrator Raymond Codey said the garden shed at the Madison Recreation Center has been funded and an in-kind donation for the Wall of Fame has been received from the Madison Athletic Foundation.
North Street resident and council candidate Carmen Pico asked about including Kings Road businesses when holiday decorations are being installed. He noted that businesses along the road are asked to make donations, but are not considered in other areas. Landrigan said he would speak with the Downtown Development Committee, but added that the train trestle limits some activity.
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