On Thursday-21-May the Village of Ridgefield Park held their Sine Die meeting for 27th Board of Commissioners. This meeting is used to complete any unfinished business from the past Commissioners meeting. At the end of the meeting outgoing Commissioners Theresa Kohles, Hugo Poli, and Mayor George Fosdick all gave one final address to the Board and to the Citizens of Ridgefield Park. They all thanked their Families, Village Employees, Co-Workers and the resident of Ridgefield Park for allowing them to serve on the Board of Commissioners.
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Then the reorganization meeting for the 28th Board of Commissioners was called into order. First the election results were announced they have been certified and were as follows:
-John H. Anlian 1,206
-William G. Gerken 1,204
-Mark C. Olson 1,203
-Adam MacNeill 1,182
-Wanda C. Portorreal 1,150
-Margaret R. Boyd 732
-Janet Malool 651
-Theodore Tabasco 616
-Luis Correa 581
-Jameria Miller 532
The top five candidates receiving the most vote have been elected to a four year term on the Ridgefield Park Board of Commissioners. Then Mr.William Gerken, Mr. Mark Olson, Mr. Adam MacNeill, Ms. Wanda Portorreal, and Mr. John Anlian all took the oath of office. Then the Commissioners voted for the next Mayor of the Village. Commissioner John Anlian was appointed, by unanimous vote, to be the Mayor for Ridgefield Park. Then the Commissioners voted on Mayor Anlian’s Designations of Directors and Board member of various committees. These were accepted by unanimous vote. Each new Commissioner gave an acceptance address for being a part of the new Governing Body. Mayor Anlian was the final person to speak, and after thanking his Wife and Family for their support. He again thanked George Fosdick for his years of service and guidance to the Village of Ridgefield Park.
The next Regular Commissioners meeting will be held on Tuesday-26-May and is scheduled to start at 7:00p. The Caucus meeting is on Tuesday-4-June and is scheduled to start at 7:00p. Both meeting will virtual, with access details to follow.
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