City Council 6/18/2008 – Preview
Believe it or not, I’m still very much under the weather, so we’ll just start today’s council preview with a short & sweet nugget (since most of agenda is fairly routine).
Hoboken resident Ryn Melberg sent an email out last night urging people to go to tonight’s council meeting for one reason: Resolution No. 7.
Why the Fire Museum was picked as the beneficiary for this resolution instead of other more needy sites is a bit odd, isn’t it? Oh, wait a minute, Bill Bergin is behind the resolution both as curator of the Fire Museum and Public Safety Director! That explains it!
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A good reason to come to City Hall tonight
“Friends and Neighbors,
In case you havenʼt seen it yet, there is a resolution on this Wednesdayʼs City Council meeting, resolution 7:
Authorizing the submission of a Historic Site Management Grant Application to the New Jersey Historic Trust for the completion of a historic assessment and preservation plan for the restoration and preservation of the assembly of Exempt Firemen structure at 213 Bloomfield Street.
No one will argue that the Fire Museum is not a worthwhile cause. However no evidence has been presented that it is at risk. We do have sites that are. That is why it is being suggested that this application could be used for the Neumann Leather and/or the Holy Innocents sites. Both sites are currently at risk and pose a greater cultural and economic benefit for all of Hoboken. At this time, there appears to be a greater benefit to invest this grant application and the potential funds in Holy Innocents and/or Neumann Leather.
There are city council members who are willing to discuss the options and at least one who is willing to request the change.
I would like to encourage you to attend Wednesdayʼs meeting and/or contact your City Council Person to have your voice heard.”