Municipal Garage Update from the Mayor's Office From:
Peter Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk Sent: Wed 5/19/10 12:59 AM To: Peter Cunningham (email@example.com)
To all concerned residents, I have responded to several of you regarding the municipal garage to address your concerns and help you understand what's going on. And to finally address all emails received, the Mayor's Office has issued the following release, that clearly sets the record straight. It is a terrible shame that a purported news outlet has distorted this issue so much so to create a panic among the community neighborhoods in and around 7th and Monroe. The Ordinance up for passage was for a temporary structure that's not location specific. Before these falsities were released, the City Council directed the Administration to issue an RFP to source many locations and that's what we will continue to do. As stated below, we all will have an opportunity to participate in this important process, and we'll be sure to keep you informed. I would also suggest keeping informed by viewing reputable news outlets (like HobokenNow http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/ and Mile Square View hobokenhorse.blogspot.com/ ) including the City's website at http://www.hobokennj.org/. Please pass this important note around, and let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks, Peter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2010
Contact: Juan Melli (201) 923-9583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MUNICIPAL GARAGE UPDATE FROM THE MAYORâ€™S OFFICE There have been erroneous reports distributed throughout the community regarding the status of potential sites for a public works garage. Here are the facts:
There are ongoing negotiations, and we are reviewing all options. No decisions have been made, and all options are on the table. The City is under no contract to acquire properties. Request for Proposals were issued on Monday, May 17 seeking bids for temporary space for a garage and parking. Responses to the RFPs are required within 10 calendar days and due by Friday, May 28th at 4:00 pm. The public will be apprised of those responses at an upcoming City Council meeting which will be publicly advertised through the local press and on the City’s web site. The public is encouraged to comment on those responses when they have been received. The Administration, in coordination with City Council President Peter Cunningham, agreed to postpone a vote on a bond ordinance for the temporary structure of the garage facility until the RFP responses have been reviewed. This means that neither the bond ordinance related to the garage nor the garage itself will be discussed at this week’s Council meeting unless it is brought up at the public portion at the conclusion of the meeting. Planning and preparation for the set up of a temporary site have been ongoing, along with clean up and organizing in preparation for an upcoming move from the current site on Observer Highway. Once a final decision is made on the new location, with input from the public, then the City will be well positioned to move the municipal garage site to a temporary location. Please email Juan Melli at email@example.com in the Mayor’s office if you would like to sign up for regular updates on the municipal garage move.
-Peter Cunningham 201-562-7071