City Council confirmed four appointments to city boards and agencies, including two long-vacant seats on the Redevelopment Agency and Parking Authority.
The governing body adopted a resolution (AR-230-17) at its Oct. 10 regular meeting. Appointments to city board sand agencies are submitted by the mayor and confirmed by City Council. Appointments to most boards are unpaid, volunteer posts.
Among the appointments approved last month were:
- Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board: Christopher Kozlowski, a Vail Place attorney, was appointed to a term that runs through 2018, taking over a seat previously held by Anne Rowan. The ABC Board is made up of three members, one Republican and two Democrats (since they hold the majority — all nine seats on City Council — and the mayor’s post), and is one of the few boards that specifies affiliations.
- Redevelopment Agency: Jorge Casalins of Jaques Avenue was appointed to a term ]ending in 2021 on the seven-member board. He was sworn in at Wednesday night’s RRA meeting. Casalins moves over from the Zoning Board to fill a vacant commissioner’s seat previously held by Anne Marie Williams. The seat had been vacant since Williams stepped down in January to take an economic development post shared between the city and Rahway Arts & Business Partnership. She originally was appointed in January 2015 to fill a seat vacated by Michael Staryak, who resigned in November 2014 not long after a new executive director and a majority of new commissioners were appointed. Redevelopment Agency commissioners serve four-year terms.
- Parking Authority: Astrid Zuniga of Campbell Street was appointed to an unexpired term running through 2021. She will take the vacant seat previously occupied by Sondra Fishinger, who died in July 2016. The Parking Authority Board of Commissioners is comprised of five members.
- Zoning Board of Adjustment: Marie Richelieu was confirmed to fill Casalins’ tenure, which expires in 2018. He originally was appointed a three-year term on the Zoning Board in March 2015. The Zoning Board consists of nine members, with two alternates.