Wednesday, November 9, 2011
52 percent of voters said they do not want the development
Mahwah voters said Tuesday night that they do not want a shopping center developed at the intersection of Routes 17 and 287, but the vote was very close. Out of 5,678 voters to cast their opinion on nonbinding referendum Tuesday, 2,955 or just about 52 percent said that they did not want the area to be rezoned for a retail use. Both the Committee to Stop Mahwah Mall, a resident group against the project, and the developer planning to build the site Garden Commercial, are taking these results as a victory. "We are very happy with what the people have said," Susan Chin, one of the CSMM organizers said Tuesday night. But, she noted that she felt there would have been a higher discrepancy among the votes if not for a "very expensive last …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results from Tuesday elections
According to the unofficial count of the township clerk's office Tuesday night, Bill Laforet is Mahwah's new mayor. He will serve for one year, finishing out the term Richard Martel, who died in March, was originally elected to serve. Laforet, a businessman in Mahwah, beat out John DaPuzzo, who has been serving as appointed mayor since March when former Mayor Richard Martel died, and Councilwoman Lisa DiGiulio. Laforet garnered 2371 votes. The second-place finisher, DaPuzzo, missed the mark by 533 votes. DiGiulio was 658 votes short of the win. District Votes for DiGiulio Votes for Laforet Votes for DaPuzzo 1 183 212 190 2 174 264 135 3 246 186 128 4 131 157 151 5 105 143 138 6 121 118 194 7 120 200 231 8 89 205 133 9 51 46 60 10 152 250 …
They say mayoral, Crossroads votes driving residents to polls
Mahwah residents have been “steadily coming out to vote” since 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Mahwah resident and poll worker Bob Dehn. Stationed at the Ambulance Corps. Company 1 building on Franklin Tpke., Dehn has been assisting District 1 voters since early Tuesday morning. “From 6 a.m. to noon we had over 300 voters, and our very first one was here at exactly 6 a.m.,” he said. “I heard that a big turnout wasn’t anticipated across the county, but I think that might not be the case in Mahwah.” Dehn said he felt the contentious mayoral election between John DaPuzzo, Lisa DiGiulio and Bill Lafort, and the non-binding referendum vote on the Crossroads Town Center will be driving residents to the polls all day. “People have a lot of …
Where and when you can vote
Mahwah voters will decide on a mayor, town councilperson, and voice their opinion on the Crossroads Town Center development Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. so that voters in the township’s fourteen districts can cast their votes on these and other county and state races. As per the township website, residents can vote in the following locations: District Voting Location 1 Mahwah Ambulance Corp. Co. #1 258 Franklin Turnpike 2 Miller Road Firehouse (Co. #1) 3 Island Road Firehouse (Co. #2) 4 Ramapo Ridge Clubhouse, Lydia Lane 5 Bergen Country Police & Fire Academy Campgaw Road 6 Fardale Firehouse, Fardale Avenue (Co. #4) 7 VTS Travel, 860 Wyckoff Avenue 8 Temple Beth Haverim, 280 Ramapo Valley Road 9 Temple Beth Haverim, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Vote in this week's Patch poll on campaign signs
Monday, November 7, 2011
With a town council and mayoral election coming up on Tuesday, Mahwah's town council recently addressed the ordinance governing political campaign signs. The new rules may further limit the size, number, and placement of political signs. The council recently decided to rework the sign ordinance after Tuesday's election. During this campaign season, Patch has received several letters with resident opinions on campaign signs. Here is one of those letters: To the Editor: Does Scotts make any spray for campaign signs? It's now worse than dandelions! I have an idea for the next time. Why not limit each candidate to an equal, but a much lower amount of signs than we currently endure? Taxpayers could observe which candidate places their …
A look at stories you can expect to see on Patch this week
It’s shaping up to be a busy week in Mahwah. Here’s a look at some of the stories you can expect to see this week on Patch. If you have an idea for another story you’d like to see on Patch, email the editor, at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday The Rabbi at the Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shaolm in Mahwah is embarking on the “Food Stamp Challenge” staring this week. Find out more about the movement, and what motivated him to take the challenge Monday on Patch. This Thursday night, one of the region’s fundraising groups is holding a charity event at the Sheraton Mahwah. Get a preview of the event and information about how you can attend and donate Monday. Tuesday Check Patch Tuesday for Election 2011 coverage all day long. The site will carry …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Would mayoral candidates run again next year?
The final question of the library board's "Meet the Candidates Night" was to mayoral candidates, John DaPuzzo, Lisa DiGiuloi and Bill Laforet, only. The three answered, "This election is only for a one-year term. At this point, if elected, could you see yourself running again next year?" Because this mayoral election is meant to fulfill the time remaining in the term originally filled by Richard Martel, who died in March, whoever is elected will only serve one year. Another election for a full term will be held next November.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Those running for office answer question at recent event
- Matt Owen
Saturday, November 5, 2011
At a recent "Meet the Candidates" Night, the residents running for mayor of Mahwah and for one of the seven seats on the town council answered the following question: "At a recent candidate event, the issue of communication between the township’s government and its people came up. If elected, how would you plan to increase communication between Mahwah’s government and its people?" See their answers in the attached videos.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Candidates sound off
During a recent "Meet The Candidates Night" sponsored by the library board, candidates for the mayor and a town council position in Mahwah answered the following question: "Recent water and sewer rate increases have raised questions about how the water and sewer department operates. If elected, how would you contain long-term water and sewer costs for residents?" See there answers in the attached videos. And, click on the "Election 2011" heading to see other questions and answers from the event. Mahwah voters will head to the polls Tuesday.
Council sets up procedure for candidate swearing in
The winners of Mahwah’s town council and mayoral election next Tuesday will most likely be sworn in on November 21, according to a decision made by the Mahwah Town Council at last Thursday’s meeting. “We cannot swear candidates in until the results [of the election] have been certified by the county,” Town Council President John Roth said at the meeting. He said that the township has received the date of November 16 as the approximation from the county as to when the results would be certified. “We have traditionally sworn candidates in at a public meeting,” said Roth, who proposed the special meeting on Monday, the 21st. He said many council members will be at a League of Municipalities conference the week of Nov. 16, which prompted him …