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- When: Tuesday, June 27, 2023
- Where: Teaneck Council Chambers (818 Teaneck Road)
- Public Comment: Meeting begins at 8pm with public comment ~8:30pm
- Zoom: While it’s better to attend in person, you may speak via zoom
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Dear Mayor Pagan and Council,
Council has announced it will be voting upon new members of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment (“Statutory Boards”) at the next Council meeting on June 27th, 2023.
The following is a list of the positions for which the Council is seeking to vote on nominees:
- Class III Member
- Class IV Member (2)
- Alternate Member (1)
Zoning Board of Adjustment
- Regular Member (1)
- Alternate Member (2)
The public discussion at the June 13, 2023 Council meeting indicated that a subcommittee of the council consisting of Mayor Pagan, Deputy Mayor Gee, and Councilwoman Goldberg interviewed some 16 individuals to fill the seats listed above.
As stated by Councilmembers Schwartz and Orgen and confirmed by the Mayor and subcommittee members, no interviews were held by the full council in contemplation of filling these potential vacancies and no interviews or requests for interviews were sent to those currently holding the positions, in order for the Council to determine if the members wished to be re-nominated / continue serving.
(see discussion at June 13th, 2023 Council Meeting between 8:38pm and 8:47pm)
I write to you because it would appear that the council has announced six nominees to fill expiring positions, in a manner that does not follow the law.
In order to effect a transparent and open system through which all members of the public have an effective opportunity to volunteer and be noticed when vacancies occur, the council created procedures to govern nominations and votes to fill seats on advisory and statutory boards. These can be found in the Teaneck Code as Attachment 1 (Appendix I Council Rules of Procedure
) to Chapter 2 (Charter/Administrative Code) of the Township of Teaneck (“procedures”)
Continue reading “An Open Letter to the Teaneck Council: Transparency and Process Matter”