Mayor and Council




Dear Harrington Park Residents,

Hatred has no home in Harrington Park.  For some time now, we have learned of the harrassment, intimindation and physical attacks on members of the Asian community in the United States.  These events are appalling, unjustified and worrisome.  They must stop immediately.  To that end, the Mayor and Council of Harrington Park, on March 8, 2021, passed Resolution 2021-62 which condemms hate crimes against all Asian and Asian American Communities.

It is my hope that all residents of the Borough of Harrington Park, will join together in supporting our friends and relatives of the Asian community and put an end to these unjustified assaults.  Many of us, because of our backgrounds, know, or have experienced, the harm prejudice can cause.  Please join our efforts to keep hatred out of Harrington Park, as well as, eliminate it from th hearts and minds of all Americans.

Please see the complete Resolution 2021-62 below.

Thank you.

Paul A. Hoelscher




Declaring Solidarity with the Asian and Asian-American Community

WHEREAS, hate crimes motivated by anti-Asian sentiment have jumped 1,900% in New York City in 2020 and almost 3,000 reports of anti-Asian discrimination between March 19 and December 31, 2020 have been recorded by the Stop AAPI Hate;

WHEREAS, racially-motivated assaults and harassment targeting of Asian and Asian-American seniors have dramatically increased, including the recent attack and subsequent tragic death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee in San Francisco on January 28, 2021;

WHEREAS, in response to the xenophobic and inflammatory rhetoric about COVID-19 President Joseph Biden issued an Executive Order on January 26, 2021 during the first week of his administration;

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Harrington Park unanimously resolved and declared racism as a public health crisis to the residents of Harrington Park and unanimously request to pass a resolution to support measures at the municipal and state level to combat the insidious and persistent impact of racism.  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council to:

  1. Condemn and denounce racism, xenophobia and intolerance in all forms.
  1. Call on public officials in other municipalities and at the state level to condemn and denounce racism, xenophobia and intolerance in all forms and stand with us in solidarity with the Asian and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders communities.
  1. Continues to promote and advocate for equality and equity through all policies approved by the Mayor and Council.
  1. Recognize the dedication of Asian and Asian-American frontline medical workers, teachers, police and fire officers and essential workers. They along with their colleagues show up to work every day so that our society can still function. The strain of COVID is particularly heavy for Asian and Asian-American frontline and essential workers because they have been personally attacked for their ethnicity in the midst of providing their essential services to us.
  1. Continue to advocate locally and through the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, New Jersey Conference of Mayors and all other appropriate associations for relevant policies that improve health in communities of color.
  1. Support local, state, regional, and federal initiatives that advance efforts to dismantle systemic racism.
  1. Further work to solidify alliances and partnerships with other organizations that are confronting racism and encourage other local, state, regional and national entities to recognize racism as a public health crisis.
  1. Support community efforts to amplify community efforts to be anti-racist and to combat discrimination and xenophobia while engaging actively and authentically with communities of color wherever they live.
  1. Promote and support policies and resources that prioritize the health of all people, such as bystander intervention programs like

  1. Encourage racial equity training among all community partners, vendors and contractors.
  1. Call upon Bergen County Executive Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders to declare racism as a public health crisis and to enact equity in all policies in the County of Bergen.
  1. Call upon Governor Murphy, State Senate President Sweeney, and State Assembly Speaker Coughlin to also declare racism as a public health crisis and to enact equity in all policies of the state of New Jersey.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Senator Weinberg, Assemblywoman Schepisi, Assemblyman Auth and Bergen County Executive Tedesco, for their review and potential action.


 COVID-19 Information:

Appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine are currently available and WALK-INS are welcome. We are committed to serving the needs of our residents; however vaccine supply is essential to handling all requests. I encourage all Bergen County residents to check our site to register for a vaccination appointment by visiting: Please note, this link is only to register for the County of Bergen’s vaccination site located at the Alternative Care Facility on the campus of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus. We know how frustrated and anxious people are and we ask for your patience as we all navigate the process. Please continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands in order to keep safe.


To register for the NJ State Department of Health Mega-sites and other possible available facilities visit:



2021 Governing Body of the Borough of Harrington Park

Mayor Paul A. Hoelscher-(Center) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilmembers (L-R)

Councilman Gregory Evanella This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilman Allan Napolitano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilwoman Diane Walker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilwoman Joon Chung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilman Jeffrey Brockman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councilman Jorden "Nick" Pedersen-Council President  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harrington Park is governed by a Mayor and six (6) Council members elected for terms of four and three years, respectively.

All serve without pay or expenses.

The Mayor and Council generally meets the second and third Monday each month at this

time held through ZOOM and are posted on the MEETING SCHEDULE PAGE

All meetings are open to the public in compliance with New Jersey’s Sunshine Law.

During Council meetings citizens are given the opportunity to address the Mayor and Council

on proposed ordinances or any other issues of concern.


             2021 Council Assignments:

                                                                              Plan. Bd., BOA, Building, Fire and Ambulance    Chair, Napolitano, Evanella, Walker

                                                                               Police, Court, Personnel Handbook   Chair, Evanella, Walker, Napolitano

                                                                               DPW, Build & Grounds, Sanitation/Recycle.  Chair, Walker, Napolitano, Evanella    

                                                                               Bd. of Health, Envir. Commiss.  Chair Brockman, Pedersen, Chung

                                                                               Finance, Admin. & Exec., Grants  Chair, Pedersen, Chung, Brockman

                                                                               Recreation, Liaison BOE, Public Info (website, soc. media, newsletter)  Chair, Chung, Brockman, Pedersen


             (without competitive bids as authorized by NJSA 40A:11-1 et seq.)

            Borough Auditor - Gary W. Higgins, CPA, RMA

            Borough Attorney –John R. Dineen, Esq.

            Special Police Counsel – Raymond Wiss, Esq.

            Judge-Matthew Fierro, Esq.

            Prosecutor – Siobhan Bailey, Esq.

            Alternate Prosecutor-Laura Nunnink, Esq.

            Public Defender – Robert C. Metzdorf, Esq.

            Borough Engineer & Sewer Engineer - Michael J. Neglia, PE, LS, PP

            Special Planning Consultant-Richard Preiss PP, Phillips Preiss Grygiel, LLC

            Risk Manager – Brian H. Eifert, CPCU, AAI

            Planning Board Attorney-Gail L. Price Esq., Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio

            Zoning Board of Adjustment-John Schettino, Esq.

            Special Counsel (M&C) - Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Special Counsel (Environmental)-Michael G. Luchkiw, Esq.




Sine Die January 2, 2021  Reorg. January 2, 2021
       January 19, 2021  
       February 8, 2021   February 16, 2021
       March 8, 2021    March 15, 2021
       April 12, 2021    April 19, 2021
        May 10, 2021  May 17, 2021
Spec. Meeting May 25, 2021  
       June 14, 2021    June 21, 2021
   July 12, 2021 Cancelled     July 19, 2021
    August 16, 2021
      Sept. 13, 2021     Sept. 20, 2021
Emergency Sept. 30, 2021   October 12, 2021
    Sine Die Jan. 4, 2020   Reorg. Jan. 4, 2020
     January 21, 2020  
     February 10, 2020   February 18, 2020
       March 9, 2020    March 16, 2020
  April 13, 2020 Cancelled     April 20, 2020
         May 11, 2020     May 18, 2020
         June 8, 2020    June 22, 2020
   Spec. Meeting July 2, 2020     July 13, 2020
     August 10, 2020    August 17, 2020
   Emerg. Aug. 27, 2020
   September 14, 2020 September 21, 2020
   Spec. October 5, 2020    October 13, 2020
    October 19, 2020  
    November 9, 2020   Spec. Nov. 19, 2020
  Sine Die Jan. 5, 2019   Reorg. Jan 5, 2019
    January 22, 2019  
    February 11, 2019   February 19, 2019
      March 11, 2019     March 18, 2019
       April 8, 2019      April 15, 2019
   Spec. Meeting April 22, 2019       May 20, 2019
      June 10, 2019      June 17, 2019
        July 8, 2019  
      August 12, 2019     August 19, 2019
    September 9, 2019   September 16, 2019
     October 15, 2019     October 21, 2019
   November 12, 2019    November 18, 2019
     December 9, 2019    December 16, 2019
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   Sine Die Jan. 6, 2018    ReOrg Jan. 6, 2018
     January 16, 2018    February 12, 2018
    February 20, 2018

   Spec. Meeting Feb. 26, 2018

      March 12, 2018      March 19, 2018
       April 9, 2018      April 16, 2018
       May 14, 2018       May 22, 2018
       June 11, 2018      June 18, 2018
        July 9, 2018  No Regular Meeting July
      August 13, 2018     August 20, 2018
   September 17, 2018
Spec. Meeting Oct. 5, 2018    October 15, 2018
Emergency Meeting Nov. 8, 2018  November 19, 2018
   December 10, 2018  December 17, 2018
          ******          ******
   Sine Die Jan. 7, 2017    ReOrg Jan.7, 2017
     January 17, 2017    February 13, 2017
    February 27, 2017     March 13, 2017
     March 20, 2017      April 10, 2017
      April 17, 2017        May 8, 2017
      June 12, 2017       June 20, 2017
       July 10, 2017       July 17, 2017
     August 14, 2017     August 21, 2017
  September 11, 2017   September 18, 2017
Spec. Meeting Oct. 5, 2017     October 10, 2017
    October 16, 2017   November 20, 2017
Spec. Meeting Dec. 4, 2017   December 11, 2017
   December 18, 2017  
       June 13, 2016      
      June 20, 2016
       June 30, 2016        July 11, 2016
       July 18, 2016      August 8, 2016
    September 12. 2016    September 19, 2016
    September 26, 2016      October 5, 2016
     October 17, 2016     November 21, 2016
    December 12, 2016     December 19, 2016






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