Mayor Rose Heck
Highlights of work done since 2008
Under Mayors Leadership With the support of the Council, Administration, Volunteer Committees many accomplishments were achieved on behalf of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
You, Ro, were my right hand worker along with Business Administrator Michael Kronyak in introducing and putting together the Annual Street Fairs along with the Members of the Business Community Committee that I created in 2008. I hope it will continue.
*I Introduced Enhanced Recycling Programs that brought the School District into the program along with the private schools including the Shredding Event that brings new dollars into the Borough and saves on garbage costs.
*Succeeded in getting the County to Repave the Boulevard and getting PSE&G to upgrade equipment after I used my office as mayor to highlight the power problems in several Borough Areas.
*I continued to highlight the needs of Hasbrouck Heights in numerous areas and have brought high level officials into town to address them. I still continue my efforts on behalf of the people of Hasbrouck Heights.
*Instituted needed environmental programs
*I have fought for commuters at the New Jersey Transit Board
*With my 13 years of experience as a leading
Assemblywoman, I helped Hasbrouck Heights from being pushed by State Legislators to have
Teterboro divided among surrounding towns, that could have resulted in Hasbrouck Heights
being responsible for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in responsibilities added as we
lost $200,000 in contract revenue from what would have been the "non-existent Borough
of Teterboro" that would have been divided and made part of South Hackensack, Little
Ferry, Moonachie and Wood-Ridge - All Democrat Controlled Towns with Hasbrouck Heights
being the only Republican Controlled community.
*Open door policy: I was available on Saturday Mornings in the Library to meet and greet residents, answer questions, help resolve individual problems and often times just to give simple friendly advice to those who sought my input. I used my knowledge, experience and expertise to help serve the people of Hasbrouck Heights.
*My history of support for children of all ages is well known and documented; including laws to protect children; my sponsorship of Childrens Summits Statewide included Parents, Educators, Physicians & Childrens Experts; Four Regional Diagnostic & Treatment Centers were sponsored and formed by my legislation, one of them is the Audrey Hepburn Childrens House in Hackensack; Laws sponsored to aid Special Needs students and aid for Schools like The Bergen County Academy with the help of my friend Dr. John Rossi.
*The Read across America Program is one of my favorites and I continue to read to Children at Lincoln and Euclid Schools beginning with those in Kindergarten-Age. I hope that I will be allowed to continue doing that.
*As Mayor I made myself available to participate in School, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs.
*DARE continues to be a big program in Hasbrouck Heights. The Late Police Chief Howard R. Baker, me, and Juvenile Officer Lt. Edward Chermark started the DARE program 26 years ago In Hasbrouck Heights and it continues in the schools to this date.
I loved meeting with the children at every age level to teach them about Community involvement and encourage them to participate by learning more about the town and its Government.
Thank you to all Department Heads, to all Staff in every department who made my 8 years so memorable and enjoyable.
It is now time for me to work in other capacities to help my community and rest assured I will do so.
As I have so often said, I can lead and I also can follow. So whatever God has in store for me I am ready, willing and able.
I thank God for all of these wonderful 8 years. I thank all the volunteers again for their service to the community.
I have worked hard and enjoyed every minute.
As Mayor I thank you and bid you Farewell.
/s/ Rose Heck Proud Resident of Hasbrouck Heights