There’s a new kid-friendly establishment coming to Teaneck, but not if State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has anything to say about it.
Senator Loretta Weinberg, in her capacity as our representative, has sued the Township and a business trying to open up in “her” building (full complaint available below).
The tenant, Teaneck Speedway LLC wishes to put in two amenities:
1) Slot-Car Racing tracks and 2) a Mini-Bowling area. (The latter is kind of a mix between skee-ball and bowling)
Here’s what it will look like: Continue reading “[UPDATE x2] [LAWSUIT] Senator Weinberg to Teaneck Business: Not in my backyard!”
The Teaneck Police Department was asked to conduct a report as to traffic and safety on Larch Avenue (in the area of Terhune Street).
Here are the findings:
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Lieutenant Christopher Kurschner forwarded a speeding complaint he received via Facebook. The complainant, Philip Moell, complained about speeding on Larch Avenue in the area of Terhune Street. Mr. Moell wrote that he had observed a D&M school bus speeding every morning at 8:35 AM. Mr. Moell provided a picture of the bus and what appeared to be a handheld radar gun style device.
In response to the complaint, we conducted a site study, reviewed the speed and volume study we had just completed, and conducted observation and enforcement. Continue reading “Larch Ave Traffic Study and Police Reports”
Want to play with the data from the election and share your thoughts? Here it is:
The entire spreadsheet can be found here (see sheet 2 for more detailed breakdown shown below).
For each column below, the district has been color coded (from Green = highest number of votes per district to Red = lowest number of votes per district.
UPDATE: a new column has been added with “vote-by-mail” numbers:
Continue reading “2018 Teaneck Board of Education election information data”
Thank you to the League of Women Voters of Teaneck for taking this on and providing this information to the voters.
You can see the document online here. Continue reading “Voters’ Guide: Teaneck Board of Education Election Questionnaire from the League of Women Voters of Teaneck”
Tomorrow, I’m requesting the Council put forward Resolution 204-2018 to: Call for the Legislature to Amend the Open Public Records Act to Permit Municipalities to Rely on the Government Records Council as a Defense to Attorneys’ Fees or to Abolish the Government Records Council Altogether.
The Open Public Records Act is an extremely important step towards transparency in NJ. It permits residents to seek information from their elected representatives and to know, relatively quickly, what is happening at the municipal and county levels1.
But like any legislation, there are some exemptions and calls to be made. The exemptions are few, with an emphasis on disclosure. If you have an issue regarding an OPRA request, there’s also a place you can turn: The Government Records Council. Continue reading “We need OPRA reform”
At this last week’s Council meeting, the Council introduced Ordinance 25-2018: An ordinance designating the Township Council of the Township of Teaneck to act as a Redevelopment Entity. The full text of the Ordinance appears at the end of this post.
What does a redevelopment agency do? Continue reading “Addressing Redevelopment and Transparency in Teaneck”
The Teaneck Police Department was asked to conduct a report as to traffic and safety on Grace Terrace (which runs between Sagamore Avenue and Woods Road).
Here are the findings:
On Monday, September 17, 2018, Deputy Chief John Faggello forwarded an anonymous “Report It” notification complaining of speeding on Grace Terrace. The complainant reported that vehicles are proceeding at speeds of at least 50 MPH at all hours of the day. In response to the complaint, the Traffic Bureau performed a speed and volume study and a site survey. Continue reading “Grace Terrace (between Sagamore & Woods) Traffic Study and Police Reports”
The Township has released the independent auditor’s report for 2017.
Part I contains the Independent Auditor’s Report and Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards.
Part II contains a Schedule of Findings and Recommendations.
The entire report can be found after the jump. Continue reading “Teaneck’s 2017 Audit Report”