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Search Narrows for Director of Shared Dispatch Center

By MIKE NEAVILL

June 12, 2014 at 7:58 AM

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At Monday night's Borough Council meeting, Councilman Rob Munoz introduced two resolutions approving about $55,000 for already completed work for the Shared Dispatch Center, which will be located in the Municipal Center.

A search for the center’s new director has been narrowed down from an initial applicant list of 40 to three finalists who will receive final interviews on June 26, Borough Administrator Doug Marvin said. Interviews will be conducted by the police chiefs of Summit, Millburn and New Providence.
 
In other municipal business, the borough's website made its debut in July 2010, and over the last three years has averaged almost 251,000 visitors. According to Google Analytics, visitors come from over 3,500 different locations including a large number from California, the South and even overseas.
 
In addition to discussing the Shared Dispatch Center, Munoz said he attended the recent Sharing Network 5K Race as one of 8,000 participants. “It was a fantastic turn-out,” he said, but was vague on how he finished.
 
Councilman Dr. Bob Robinson introduced a resolution authorizing payment of a property tax settlement with Mack-Call Realty Corp over property located at 890 Mountain Ave. The settlement amounts to $110,000 with Union County obligated for $21,000 of the refund.
 
About three weeks ago, a large group of neighbors approached council members with complaints about noise, drinking and traffic problems at the Corso Community Center. Robinson said there will be a meeting with neighbors on June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Corso Center to discuss the situation.
 
Councilman Armand Galluccio praised members of the Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts in a trench rescue practice effort. He said the department conducts an annual exercise responding to a construction mishap or cave-in.