Week in Review: Another Fair Lawn Councilmember Gets a County Job
Fair Lawn Councilman Ed Trawinski will serve as the next Bergen County Administrator.
For the second week in a row, a member of Fair Lawn's Borough Council was named to County Executive-elect Kathleen Donovan's senior staff.
On Tuesday, Donovan announced that Councilman Ed Trawinski will serve as Bergen County Administrator starting Jan 1. Donovan previously picked Councilmember Jeanne Baratta as her chief of staff. Like Baratta, Trawinski will complete his current term on the Borough Council—which lasts through Dec. 31, 2013—but will not accept compensation for that role.
Henry Bros.—which provides technology-based integrated electronic security systems, services and emergency preparedness consultation to commercial enterprises and government agencies—said in a press release that under the terms of the merger, its stockholders will receive $8.20 in cash (without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes) for each share of common stock they hold.
The Fair Lawn Historic Preservation Commission was in a celebratory mood at its Wednesday night meeting, reacting to the Borough Council's authorization of a $75,000 deposit for the $1.7 million purchase of the storied Naugle property one night earlier.
The "Naugle Kids," a group of school children formed in 2007 with the goal of trying to save the historic property on Dunkerhook Road near Saddle River County Park, were in attendance Wednesday. Eric Bal, a historian with the Sons of the American Revolution who had been offering guidance for the Naugle House's preservation, commended the children's initiative.
"The kids had a huge effect on this house," said Bal. "When you spoke, people listened."
Census data released on Tuesday showed that Fair Lawn is becoming smaller and more diverse. The borough was 91.5 percent white in 2000, but 84.4 percent white based on the latest American Community Survey. Fair Lawn's total population decreased from 31,637 in 2000 to 30,570 by 2009, according the data.