Articles Archive for May 2011

[27 May 2011 | No Comment | 5 views]

The agenda for the next City Council Meeting is now available. Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

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[26 May 2011 | No Comment | 67 views]

Please join the City of Englewood as we remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country’s freedom at the Memorial Day Service and Parade, Monday May 30, 2011.

Line-up starts at 9:30am and the ceremony will begin promptly at 10am at the Soldiers’ Monument (in case of rain, at bergenPAC). The parade to Veterans’ Memorial Park will commence immediately after the services.

This year’s Grand Marshals are long-time residents Bravell Nesbitt and Richard Krane. Both active members of the community, they served in the United States Army in the Korean War and received military honors.

Please find a copy of the program here, with more information about the day’s services, Grand Marshals, and Englewood’s Honor Roll.

Special thanks go out to Olga Moscario and the Englewood Commemorative Council for putting the program together.

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The agenda for the next City Council Workshop Meeting is now available. Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

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[15 May 2011 | No Comment | 218 views]

At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, the Mayor and Council will designate June 19th as “Juneteenth Day” in the City of Englewood. Juneteenth was first observed over 130 years ago on June 19, 1865 when General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free. Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, symbolizes freedom and reminds all Americans of the significant contributions African-Americans have made to our society.

The first State to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday was Texas in 1980. In 2004, late Englewood resident and District 37 representative Senator Byron Baer sponsored Senate Bill No. 566 in the legislature designating the third Saturday in June of each year as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in New Jersey “to commemorate the emancipation of African Americans and foster respect for all cultures.”

The Jabari Society of Bergen County, in a partnership with the City of Englewood, is pleased to announce the City’s First Annual Juneteenth Independence Day Celebration and Festival, running from June 16 – 19th at Mackay Park. This celebration is a very special one for the City of Englewood as it will surely bring together the diversity of our City.

To find a complete copy of the City of Englewood’s resolution, click here, and to find a copy of the Jabari Society’s Juneteenth flyer detailing the line up of events June 16 – 19th, click here.

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[15 May 2011 | No Comment | 10 views]

At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, the Mayor and Council will designate the month of June as “Aphasia Awareness Month” in support of both the individuals afflicted with the disease and the Adler Aphasia Center in their efforts to raise awareness and provide services to those struggling to overcome this often-misunderstood communication disorder.

The Adler Aphasia Center is a resource center for people with Aphasia, their caregivers, and the community. The Center, through their mission, provides a therapeutic environment that promotes successful living with Aphasia, creates opportunities for social connection, breaks down barriers to communications, advocates through research and education initiatives, and fosters hope. 

To find a complete copy of this resolution, please click here.

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The agenda for the next City Council Meeting is now available. Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

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[9 May 2011 | No Comment | 31 views]


Please click on the image to see a larger size or download a pdf of the flyer here.

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The agenda for the next City Council Workshop Meeting is now available. Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

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[3 May 2011 | No Comment | 54 views]

Englewood Art and Fashion Spring Event – Downtown Englewood

Saturday, May 7th from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Come share the Englewood experience: visit and shop with our merchants and take advantage of all the special events. Experience the sights, sounds, samplings of unique & exciting activities being offered throughout the day by many of Englewood’s leading businesses.

Further information is available at: www.saddlerivergallery.com or call 201.871.8787

Anik, Arielle’s Gallery, Ayesha Studio Jewelry, Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp., Bergen County CameraClassy Kids, Closet 07631 for Her, Erez, Euphoria New York, Giovanna, Goldstein Jewelry & Couture, Jewel Spiegel Gallery, Midday Gallery, Nahman Gallery, Saddle River Gallery, Spectacles, The Engle Shop, Timepiece Collectin, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Vero Uomo, Yellow Roze

Grand Opening of Garden State Market – 77 South Dean Street

Saturday, May 7th from 7:00am – 7:00pm, Ribbon Cutting at 1:30pm

Garden State Market opened its doors in Englewood, New Jersey on St. Patrick’s Day 2011, offering a combination of healthy, convenient, and quality fresh produce, grocery items, and prepared sandwiches and salads, with good service and the warm feel of a small European market. Join Mayor Huttle and the owners of Garden State Market for a ribbon cutting Grand Opening event. There will be samples of healthy snacks, free chic black reusable shopping bags with the Garden State Market log for the first 100 visitors, and entertainment.

Further information is available at: www.gardenstatemarket.com or call 201.816.3808

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[3 May 2011 | No Comment | 77 views]

Dear Residents:

At this evening’s City Council meeting, two very important issues will be addressed: first, the adoption of the 2011 City Budget and second, the appointment of a new City Manager. Click here for the full council agenda.

The 2011 Budget calls for a decrease in spending and a zero-based tax increase. This represents the first time since 1999 where Englewood’s taxpayers will not see a tax levy hike. The proposed $60,546,626.81 City Budget is nearly $41,000 less than last year’s adopted budget of $60,587,773. I thank the City Council and City Government for all their hard work. I am confident that we can now move forward together to formulate a long-term budgetary plan for the City of Englewood and begin our focus on the 2012 Budget. The road ahead will be difficult but I’m certain if we come together we will pull through.

Daniel Fitzpatrick, now former City Manager, has resigned from his position effective this past April 30th; effective May 31st, Acting City Manager Robert Gorman will be retiring. Because of the time constraints imposed by their respective resignations and retirements, the position of City Manager was immediately advertised. In addition, as Council President, I formed a search committee comprised of myself and Councilpersons Lynne Algrant and Jack Drakeford (with Councilman Michael Cohen serving as an alternate) to expeditiously review the applications submitted for the position of City Manager and to conduct interviews of qualified candidates. These qualifications required the incoming City Manager to have extensive experience in New Jersey city government administration, hold a Master’s degree, and have other skills including budgeting, labor, human resources, and general management.

After the search committee carefully screened each resume and conducted interviews, the final candidates were brought before the City Council. Timothy Dacey, one of the final candidates, stood out. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Dacey has worked at all levels of government – local, county, and state – while additionally holding positions in administration – such  as his current job as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Bergen Community College. Mr. Dacey’s hiring will also result in a savings of over $30,000 annually, with the additional, generous benefits of the prior City Manager eliminated. His appointment will become effective on or before June 1st. I wish to thank Mr. Fitzpatrick for his service to our community. I’d also like to thank the committee for all of their hard work in finding a City Manager that can help move Englewood forward to fiscal stability and to create greater efficiency and management of our City’s operations.

I encourage you all to come out, listen, and participate. I hope that I can count on seeing you tonight at 7:30pm at the Municipal Court for this very important City Council Meeting!             

Regards,

Mayor Frank Huttle III

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | 7 views]

The agenda for the next City Council Meeting is now available. Click here to download a pdf of the agenda.

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