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Notice of Public Hearing Sale of County Land for Sale of County of Union Land in Berkeley Heights, NJ

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.5 the County of Union will hold a in-person Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, located on the 6th Floor of the County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07107.   

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the County’s decision to sell a 0.243 portion of its parkland that is located in the Berkeley Heights section of the County’s Passaic River Park.  

This property is identified on the Berkeley Heights tax map as Block 201, part of Lot 2.   Specifically, the land in question is the southern half of McClellan Street, a paper street vacated by the Township of Berkeley Heights in 1966, that runs from Summit Ave. westward to another vacated public street.  The former McClellan Street was between the County’s Passaic River parkland on the left side (heading north) of the last block of Summit Avenue’s northern end, and the adjoining former Millmaster property bordering the River.    

The name of the proposed buyer is Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC).

This strip of land, measuring 530 feet in length by 25 feet in width and constituting 0.243 of an Acre, is being used by CEMC for the location of a slurry wall.   This wall prevents hazardous contaminants from seeping out of the former Millmaster property; and it is required to be there by N.J. Department of Environmental Protection’s remediation regulations.

The County will sell this property by public bid.  In light of its dimensions (which make it an unbuildable lot) and its contaminated condition, CEMC is expected to the only bidder.   Once CEMC acquires this land, it can complete the remediation by recording the Deed to this land.  The Deed will include a restriction which will state that no residential housing may ever be constructed on this property. 

The County has prepared a report providing more information about this proposed sale.   It can be obtained at no cost.   A request for the report must be made in writing.  The request can be made via email to Kevin Campbell, Assistant County Counsel at kcampbell@ucnj.org, or by regular mail sent to the County Counsel’s Office, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, N.J.  07207. The report includes a diagram showing the location of this property, as well as the monetary amount CEMC intends to pay for this land.

Members of the public may also submit written comment about the sale of this property prior to the Hearing Date, by email or regular mail, to the person and address in the preceding paragraph.   All such comments must be-post marked no later than the Hearing Date.    

The Public Hearing will be recorded by a stenographer.  The Hearing will begin with a brief presentation of the proposed sale.  Members of the public will then be asked if they have any questions about the proposed sale transaction.   Only after such questions have been answered will comments be accepted.  Speakers questions and comments will be limited to three minutes.  Speakers may ask or comment more than once, but only after everyone in attendance has first had a chance to speak.    

Parking is available at the Christian Bollwage Parking Garage.  The Garage is also located on Elizabethtown Plaza.   There is a fee for this parking. 

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Commissioner Meeting Schedule Change

Under the terms of the Open Public Meetings Act P.L. 1975, C. 231, and pursuant to requirements of N.J.S.A 10: 4-10, please be advised that circumstances necessitate amending the 2022 Meeting Schedule of the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The Board has a need to cancel the Agenda Setting Session and the Regular Meeting of Thursday, April 21, 2022. Both the Agenda Setting Session and the Regular Meeting will be rescheduled for the next ensuing week on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The Agenda Setting Session will commence at 6:00pm and the Regular Meeting will commence as soon as possible after the Agenda Setting Session. Both meetings will be held in the Commissioner Meeting Room, Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 6th Floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey as originally advertised. 

Due to the Covid-19 coronavirus concerns, County Commissioner meetings may be held remotely via Zoom webinar under the procedures conducted, as published, in 2021. If said procedures are deemed necessary, the Clerk of the Board will revise said Public Notice according to law.

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter should contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 908-527-4140.

Notice Submission Date: March 24, 2022

James E. Pellettiere, RMC, QPA

Clerk of the Board

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Fiscal Affairs Committee Meetings on the Budget

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Public Notice regarding the Installation Ceremony & Reorganization Meeting of the 2022 Union County Board of County Commissioners

County of Union
PUBLIC NOTICE

A revision to the previously published Public Notice of the Installation Ceremony & Reorganization Meeting of the 2022 Union County Board of County Commissioners is necessary.

Under the terms of the “Open Public Meetings Act” P.L.., 1975, C. 231, the Reorganization Meeting of the 2022 Union County Board of County Commissioners will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., in the County Administration Building, 6th Floor, Commissioner Meeting Room located at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207.

While the Reorganizational Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners is open to the public, the previously noticed Installation Ceremony will no longer be open to the public, but rather conducted privately and take place prior to the public Reorganizational Meeting.  As part of the County’s continued precautions against the coronavirus, masks will be required to be worn by all participants at the Reorganizational Meeting. 

James E. Pellettiere,
Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

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Public Notice – Board of Elections 2022 Meeting Schedule

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, please be advised of the following meeting schedule for the Union County Board of Elections.  Meetings will commence at 10:00, or as indicated below, or as soon thereafter as possible.  Meetings will be held via zoom for the immediate future, unless otherwise indicated below.  The zoom link as well as updates to the meeting schedule are available on the Union County Board of Elections’ website at www.ucnj.org/ucboe

  • Tues., January 7, 2022
  • Tues., February 8, 2022
  • Mon., March 14, 2022
  • Tues., April 12, 2022
  • Tues., May 10, 2022
  • May 17 & 20, 2022
  • May 24 & 27, 2022
  • May 31 & June 3, 2022
  • Sunday, June 5, 2022
  • Tues., June 7, 2022
  • June 9 & 10, 2022
  • June 13, 15 & 17, 2022
  • Sun., June 19, 2022
  • Tues., July 12, 2022
  • Tues., August 19, 2022
  • Tues., September 13, 2022
  • Tues., October 11, 2022
  • Sun., October 16, 2022
  • October 17, 19 & 21, 2022
  • October 24, 26 & 28, 2022
  • Sun., November 6, 2022
  • Tues., November 8, 2022
  • November 10 & 11, 2022
  • Fri., November 12, 2022
  • November 14, 15 & 18, 2022
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022
  • Mon., November 14, 2022 at 12:00pm
  • Tues., December 20, 2022
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Report on Sale of 121-123 Westfield Avenue, Block 13, Lots 1566, City of Elizabeth pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.5

Report on Sale

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Notice of Sale of County Parkland

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.6(c) the County of Union will hold a Public Meeting, via zoom, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM.  Members of the public wishing to comment on the application may do so via ZOOM.  You can access this zoom meeting from a PC, Mac, iOS or Android.  The contact information is

  • Link to Zoom
  • Password 252613
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 956-987-80189
  • Dial In 646-568-7788

 In addition to oral comments presented during the hearing, written comments may be submitted to the agencies listed below.  All written comments must be received within two weeks following the hearing of December 14, 2021.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the County’s application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acre Program to sell a 0.243 acre portion of its parkland that is located in the Berkeley Heights section of the County’s Passaic River Park.  

This property is identified on the Berkeley Heights tax map as Block 201, part of Lot 2.   Specifically, the land in question is a portion of the former McClellan Street, a paper street vacated by the Township of Berkeley Heights in 1966.

The County wishes to sell this parkland due to a dispute over its ownership.  The application to vacate this street had been brought by Millmaster, whose property bordered McClellan Street on its northern side.  But when the Township approved Millmaster’s application, it did not clarify who was the owner of the vacated land.  Thus the County, as the owner of the property on the southern side of the vacated street, has a claim on this land as well.  The current owner of the Millmaster property, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., disputes the County’s claim. 

The appraised value of this unbuildable quarter acre of land is $60,237; which is the amount Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has agreed to pay the County.

Pursuant to State Law, the proceeds from this sale will be turned over to the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund. 

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Public Notice regarding changes to the Union County Commissioner Meetings

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Special Meeting of the Union County Utilities Authority

NOTICE OF THE UNION COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY FOR THE SCHEDULING OF A SPECIAL MEETING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW JERSEY OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.,

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT:

A Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Union County Utilities Authority (the “Authority”) has been scheduled for Wednesday August 4, 2021, at 12:00 Noon, and shall held via Zoom’s virtual meeting online platform administered by way of the Authority’s administrative offices located at 1499 Routes 1 and 9 North, Rahway, New Jersey, 07065.  This notice is given pursuant to the “Open Public Meetings Act,” N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.

The Authority intends to discuss and formally consider the following during the meeting:

  1. Resolution recommending Administrative Action Plan Amendment to Union County District Solid Waste Management Plan clarifying operational components of Linden Renewable Energy LLC’s proposed Class C Recycling Facility to be located at 4900 Tremley Point Road, Linden, New Jersey

Portions of the meeting may be held in Executive Session. The public is hereby informed that prior, or subsequent, to completion of any Executive Session discussion, official action may be taken with respect to these matters during the public portion of the meeting.

The Authority’s meeting will be open to the public by electronic means and will be conducted through a videoconference via ZOOM. All members of the public may view the meeting by clicking the meeting link on the Authority website.  www.ucua.org.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the videoconference meeting, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and must email the Clerk of the Authority at info@ucua.org to be added to the list of public speakers.  All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Authority no later than 10:00 AM on August 4, 2021, and must include the speaker’s full name and town of residence.

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in the videoconference, may participate in the meeting by submitting written comments relevant to the resolution described above and/or on any Authority issue the member of the public feels may be of concern to the residents of the county.  Written comments may be sent to the Clerk of the Authority either via email to info@ucua.org, or via regular mail to: Union County Utilities Authority, Attn: Clerk, 1499 Routes 1 and 9 North, Rahway, New Jersey 07065, must be received no later than 10:00 AM on August 4, 2021, and must include the speaker’s full name and town of residence.

BY ORDER OF THE UNION COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY

Joseph C. Bodek
Clerk of the Authority

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Official Public Hearing on the 2021 Budget

Notice is hereby given that the Budget and Tax Resolution was approved by the County Commissioners of the County of Union on March 25, 2021. In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of ensuing Governor’s Executive Orders, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Union (the Board), has been conducting meetings remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place and as such, the hearing on the Budget and Tax Resolution will be held remotely and by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place on April 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM at which time and place objections to the Budget and Tax Resolution for the year 2021 may be presented by taxpayers or other interested persons.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the public hearing on the 2021 Union County Budget and Tax Resolution will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, will conduct the public hearing through a teleconference via ZOOM Webinar. All members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/commissioners. Any member of the public wishing to participate in the public hearing, may do so by downloading ZOOM to their individual electronic device and register at the following link: https://ucnj.org/zoom-meeting/. Anyone wishing to participate must email the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org to receive the meeting-specific password to gain access to the public hearing. All requests must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on April 22, 2021.

Members of the public who prefer not to, or do not have the means to, participate in the public hearing via teleconference, may continue to participate in the public hearing by emailing comments relative to the 2021 Budget and Tax Resolution to the Clerk of the Board at jpellettiere@ucnj.org. All comments received will be read into the record during the public hearing, and will be addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Clerk of the Board no later than noon April 22, 2021 and, as is always the case, must include the public member’s full name and town of residence.

While the Administration Building continues to be closed to the public, copies of the 2021 Budget will be made available to the public by the Office of the Clerk of the Board, Mr. James Pellettiere at the County Administration Building, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 908.527.4100, during the hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and/or can be accessed by the public by visiting www.ucnj.org.