Sunday, March 31, 2013
Llewellyn Jones said he will use his business skills to manage shared resources.
Sunday, March 31
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Republican Committee. The Republican Party of Scotch Plains has selected Llewellyn Jones to be their candidate for Township Council in the June 4, 2013 Primary Election. Mr. Jones graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, OH with a BA in Mathematics and Economics and received his MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a co-founder of Qtrade Capital Partners, LLC located in Westfield, NJ. He and his wife, Bridget, have resided in Scotch Plains since 2009. They have a 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. He has recently served on the Scotch Plains Zoning Board of Adjustment. Llewellyn stated: “I thank the Scotch Plains Republican Party …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
On Dec. 4 the Scotch Plains Council discussed debris and leaf pick up as well as a possible increase in the township's emergency appropriation funding.
During the Manager’s Report at the Dec. 4 Scotch Plains Conference Meeting, it was proposed that the council increase the emergency appropriation funding from $500,000 to $800,000 to cover the additional costs involved in Superstorm Sandy cleanup. At the Nov. 20 council meeting, the amount of $500,000 was approved for cleanup and removal of debris left behind by Sandy, but at last night’s meeting Councilman Mickey Marcus felt the $300,000 increase was sprung on the public and council without any warning. According to Township Manager Henry Underhill, the additional $300,000 specifies leftover tree trunks that are the township’s responsibility. He added that the reason he hoped the increase would be voted on that evening is in order to …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Representatives from New Jersey American Water fielded questions and comments from residents and town council Tuesday
Tuesday’s town council meeting in Scotch Plains began as usual with a call to order and approval of minutes. What the council may not have anticipated, however, was a more than 40 minute dialogue about the recent water main break stemming from a special presentation by New Jersey American Water representatives. After NJAW representatives provided a timeline for the events that transpired beginning July 31 during their presentation, members of the public and council members addressed questions and comments to the representatives. They were ultimately asked by Mayor Mary DePaola to confine their questions and comments to a minimum due to the length of the discourse. After repeatedly being asked what more could be done to aid the affected …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Council meeting also saw a number of ordinances pertaining to traffic codes.
The Scotch Plains Council meeting Tuesday evening was business as usual, with the exception of the administration of a new council member’s Oath of Office. The Council welcomed and swore in new Councilman Ed Saridaki, with Governor Donald DiFrancesco leading the oath. “I’d like to thank the Republican committee for their faith in me and putting me in this position,” Saridaki said. Once Saridaki took his place on the council, the meeting commenced with a run-down of various agendas. Most notable was the introduction of three ordinances amending Chapter VII of the Township Code entitled, “Traffic.” Councilman Mickey Marcus motioned to adopt the ordinances on first reading, with a second and final reading to be held August 14. The first …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Mayor Nancy Malool responds to DePaola's candidacy and sheds light on why she believes she was not selected by the Republican Committee.
Today, the Scotch Plains Republican Committee as well as the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee announced the candidates that will run in the upcoming June primary municipal election. Councilman Kevin Glover has been selected as the Democratic candidate for Mayor with running Colleen Gialnella. Deputy Mayor Mary DePaola, who will run alongside BOE veteran, Ed Saridaki, has been selected by the Republican Committee in lieu of incumbent Mayor Nancy Malool. Patch sat down with the Mayor today to learn more about her upcoming candidacy and why she was turned away by the Republican Committee. Today, Mayor Nancy Malool announced that she will run for reelection against Deputy Mayor Mary DePaola. Township Clerk, Bonnie Lacina confirmed that …
DePaola (R) will be running along side BOE veteran, Ed Saridaki.
Deputy Mayor Mary DePaola announced today that she will be running for Mayor in the upcoming June primary election. Her running mate, Republican Ed Saridaki will be vying for a seat on the town council. Mayor Nancy Malool could not be reached for comment. In a statement released the press this morning, Bill McClintock, Chairman of the Scotch Plains Republican Party stated that "[DePaola's] background as a structural engineer gives her a unique perspective on problem solving," McClintock said. McClintock expressed that Scotch Plains Republican Party will be launching a website and posting a schedule of events in the near future. DePaola has served as the Deputy Mayor since January 2011. Prior to serving on the town council, she was a member…