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PALISADES PARK — A judge has sided with the Democratic County Committee, ultimately deciding it swore in the rightful council person to a vacant seat.A council vacancy was created when Democratic Councilman Chong "Paul" Kim won a mayoral election in November 2022. The center of the legal battle was...
PALISADES PARK — A judge has sided with the Democratic County Committee, ultimately deciding it swore in the rightful council person to a vacant seat.
A council vacancy was created when Democratic Councilman Chong "Paul" Kim won a mayoral election in November 2022. The center of the legal battle was timelines for who was allowed to make the final decision on the vacancy: the Democratic County Committee or three members of the council.
State Superior Court Judge Peter Geiger ruled for the committee just hours before Monday night's Borough Council meeting.
The decision was a "complete and total victory," said Scott Salmon of Jardim, Meisner & Susser, the attorney representing Mayor Kim, Councilman Jason Kim, Councilman Michael Vietri and the Democratic County Committee of Palisades Park.
Suk Min, the resident whom the Palisades Park Democratic County Committee selected to fill the vacant seat, sat in his rightful place at Monday's meeting, Salmon said.
Attorney Matthew J. Giacobbe, representing council President Cynthia Pirrera and members Stephanie Jang and Jae Park, did not immediately return calls for comment.
"The judge believed the mayor and the Democratic committee acted properly in how they created the list and how they presented it," Salmon said. "When council members met on Jan. 31, they did not have a quorum, and appointing someone not on the list, they acted improperly."
Salmon said his clients will wait to see if the other side files an appeal but that the council could conduct business as normal Monday night.
Palisades Park Democratic County Committee Chair James Rotundo said he was always confident that the committee acted properly.
"I'm glad it's over and the judge saw through everything," Rotundo said. "I'm glad we are now moving forward. Palisades Park needs to move forward and get business done."
At the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, Rotundo said, he submitted a letter to the mayor and council and read out loud during the public meeting the names of the three people submitted to fill the seat: himself, Suk Min and Arlene Star.
Three council members believe the Democratic County Committee actions are void because a letter submitting the three names for consideration was dated Dec. 28, 2022, before Kim officially resigned from his council seat. Based on timelines and advice from the special counsel on Jan. 31 they voted and swore in Democratic former Councilman Andy Min, who was not on the list of recommendations to fill the seat.
The Democratic County Committee said the council did not act properly, and the committee swore in Suk Min to fill the council seat the next day.
Min was sworn into office on Jan. 31. The next day, Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC filed a complaint in state Superior Court on behalf of Pirrera, Jang, Park and the Borough Council naming Mayor Kim, Councilman Kim, Vietri and the Democratic County Committee of Palisades Park as defendants.
The Democratic committee then met to fill the vacancy, stating that the Borough Council had failed to act on the list of submitted names within 30 days. Suk Min was selected and immediately sworn into office, according to court documents.
Former Montclair State assistant Jon Koonce has been named new head football coach for the Palisades Park/Leonia co-op program.The 27-year-old Cliffside Park native was approved by the Palisades Park Board of Education on Wednesday night. He takes over for T.J. Kroncke, who won eight games in his four-year tenure with the Tigers, including a 3-4 record last fall.Koonce is currently working as a substitute teacher and aide in Cliffside Park, a role he will expects to assume at Palisades Park while he works on gett...
Former Montclair State assistant Jon Koonce has been named new head football coach for the Palisades Park/Leonia co-op program.
The 27-year-old Cliffside Park native was approved by the Palisades Park Board of Education on Wednesday night. He takes over for T.J. Kroncke, who won eight games in his four-year tenure with the Tigers, including a 3-4 record last fall.
Koonce is currently working as a substitute teacher and aide in Cliffside Park, a role he will expects to assume at Palisades Park while he works on getting his teaching certification. He plans on meeting with players from both towns to share his message in the coming days.
“Football is a game and it’s fun, but it’s a lot more fun when you win, and the only way to get those wins is to work your tail off,” Koonce said. “If you want to enjoy September through November, then you have to work in March in the weight room and you have to work in July in the summer. That hard work will pay off.”
Koonce was a two-way lineman at Cliffside Park before attending Montclair State, where he was an All-Conference center.
After graduating with his degree in humanities, he was offered a spot on the Red Hawks' coaching staff. He worked with tight ends, offensive linemen and running backs.
Koonce had connections with Tigers assistants Omar Morales and AJ Scoppa, who told him about the opening. Koonce said the job lined up perfectly.
“One of the biggest things I pitched in the interview is that this is not just about the game of football, coaches can talk Xs and Os all day, but this is about getting ingrained in the community of the towns,” Koonce said. “I had experience as a recruiter at Montclair State and now it will be getting kids out of the hallways to come play.”
Pal Park/Leonia is North Jersey’s original football co-op, beginning play as a combined team in 2000. The Tigers have reached the playoffs three times since, and made the sectional final in 2012.
The program is made up of two schools and three towns (students from Edgewater attend Leonia High School), so Koonce's first charge is getting everyone on board. Not being in the building at Leonia consistently also makes it hard to get potential players from there out for the team.
But Koonce is undaunted. He knows the Tigers bring back a lot of experienced players and said he's eager to get started.
The Tigers play in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference’s Union Division, a carve-out for schools with low participation numbers that are trying to restore their programs. The schools in the Union Division aren’t eligible for the state playoffs, but can advance to the Union Division title game.
Koonce knows firsthand what it’s like to go into a game outmanned. When he was at Cliffside Park, the Red Raiders often faced teams with healthier numbers. Koonce said he likes the Union Division concept, but hopes the Tigers can move out one day.
“I think it’s 100 percent a great opportunity for the kids, losing 40-0 is not great for either team, even the team that wins doesn’t get anything out of it,” He said. “It’s so much better to go out and have a chance to compete every week and we have our own playoffs at the end. I hope one day we can work the program where we don’t have to be in this place, but I think it’s a great way to give kids a chance to compete.”
North Jersey Interscholastic ConferenceUnion DivisionTeam-by-team previews2023 schedule:What to watch for: Bogota’s numbers are ‘the best they have ever been’ under sixth-year head coach Brian Appleton and expectations are high coming into the season. He’s looking for plenty out of senior Joseph Perpepaj, who is making the switch from RB/WR to quarterback. He’s also the team’s Mike linebacker. Bogota has a trio of junior two-way linemen e...
What to watch for: Bogota’s numbers are ‘the best they have ever been’ under sixth-year head coach Brian Appleton and expectations are high coming into the season. He’s looking for plenty out of senior Joseph Perpepaj, who is making the switch from RB/WR to quarterback. He’s also the team’s Mike linebacker. Bogota has a trio of junior two-way linemen eager to wreak havoc in Angel Jimenez, Matt Mateo and Francis Vargas. They had strong sophomore years and Appleton thinks a big leap is coming in 2023. If the Bucs can get production out of their underclassmen, there’s no reason to think this group can win a league title.
What to watch for: The Crusaders lose a lot of their offensive production from a season ago, although 10th-year head coach Thomas Mulligan has key returners at the important positions. Junior Jayden Ferrer is back under center after a 10:1 touchdown to interception ratio as a sophomore. The offensive line features juniors Kyle Shamah, Lucas Thomas and Brayden Olsen as well as senior David Rojas. All four also contribute on the defensive line. Junior RB/DB Wakee King will be asked upon more than he was in 2022 at his two positions, but Mulligan likes the idea of him running behind that experienced offensive line.
What to watch for: Harrison has to deal with the challenges of playing in a town where soccer comes first, but third-year head coach Ray Lucas now has a foundation of kids who have been on the roster since he first got there. Senior Justin Langley is a three-year starter at defensive back and he’s entering his second season as the team’s signal caller. Senior Santiago Rojas is back after starting at guard in 2022 and fellow senior Dylan Sanchez takes over at running back after seeing time at wide receiver last fall.
What to watch for: The Falcons are making the move from the Liberty Division and with them they bring a plethora of skill position players from a year ago. Senior Xavier Dejesus (WR/DB), juniors Welton Alexander (RB/LB) and Amari Chestnut (WR/DB) along with sophomore Tyree Gunthrope (RB/LB) are the names junior QB/LB Ashawn Johnson will be distributing the ball to. Manchester Regional’s roster size is smaller than most of the teams in the division, but second-year head coach Burim Ala is confident in his bunch if the kids along the offensive and defensive lines can learn fast.
What to watch for: Things will look different schematically than they have in seasons past in Year 1 under Jon Koonce. The Tigers will operate in spread offensively and stack the box on defense. Koonce loves the experience he has on the roster compared to the rest of the division. Senior WR/DB Elijah Perez led the way in the receiving department in 2022 and is this team’s game changer. Senior Paul Choi has the size Koonce is looking to build around on the offensive and defensive line. Between the team’s experience and increase in numbers, Palisades Park believes it can cash in this fall.
What to watch for: The Indians are light on seniors this fall with just two on the roster, but the junior class is deep with kids who can contribute for fifth-year head coach Bill Campi. The return of junior Christian Ramirez at quarterback gives this bunch a new element. He missed all of last year on a team that went 8-1, so his production could turn this season into a reload and not a rebuild. Junior Eneaz Wells is expected to be one of Weehawken’s do-it-all players on both sides of the ball. In the trenches, the name to watch is senior Yiannis Iordamlis, who played his first year of football as a junior and now has the chance to put it together.
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PALISADES PARK, NJ — More than a dozen Palisades Park employees are claiming mold in the borough's municipal complex made them sick and have accused officials of allowing the hazard go unaddressed for months, according to reports.An attorney representing 15 workers who recently filed workers' compensation claims sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor Paul Kim and Councilman Jae K. Park, ...
PALISADES PARK, NJ — More than a dozen Palisades Park employees are claiming mold in the borough's municipal complex made them sick and have accused officials of allowing the hazard go unaddressed for months, according to reports.
An attorney representing 15 workers who recently filed workers' compensation claims sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor Paul Kim and Councilman Jae K. Park, NJ.com reported.
In the letter, attorney Andrew R. Bronsnick said borough officials were first made aware of the issue in February and demanded "immediate action" to remedy the problem, the report said.
"The borough has failed to address our clients' medical and health complaints, and the ongoing issues expose all borough employees to harmful mold and environmental hazards," Brosnick wrote in the letter obtained by NJ.com.
He continued, "The continued failure of the borough to remedy the mold condition and the employees' exposure will result in additional medical injuries and damages. The borough will be held liable for failure to address the mold exposure and detrimental health concerns of our clients."
The letter was sent a day after NJ Advance Media published a story about the borough's director of public works ordering his staff to abandon their offices at the municipal complex, citing an unsafe work environment and dozens of fire code violations throughout the building.
In September, the Bergen Record obtained over 400 pages of emails and documents detailing health concerns among employees due to mold contamination and air quality.
According to the Record, more than 50 injury claims were filed to insurance due to illness caused by the building conditions and mold.
Borough Administrator Dave Lorenzo told the Record he sent several emails to the mayor and council asking them to hold special meetings and to take action against the hazards.
"This has been an ongoing issue for close to two years," Lorenzo told the Record. "Unfortunately, the mayor and certain members of the governing body have not authorized any actions up until this point."
Meanwhile, Mayor Kim blamed Lorenzo, according to the Record.
"The borough administrator is the main building guy; he should have followed the law," he told the Record. "He's saying the mayor and council didn't decide, but he should have just done it. Instead, he's saying it was the governing body that didn't decide."
3-minute readPALISADES PARK — The Bergen County's Prosecutor's office will follow up on the mayor's actions from election day after a complaint was filed and the mayor was asked to leave a polling location by the board of elections chairman.Mayor Chong "Paul" Kim was a challenger on behalf of Democratic council candidate Suk "John" Min on Nov. 7 at the Senior Center, where Kim also works as its director.The mayor was seen entering a polling booth, helping voters outside of the polling booth wh...
PALISADES PARK — The Bergen County's Prosecutor's office will follow up on the mayor's actions from election day after a complaint was filed and the mayor was asked to leave a polling location by the board of elections chairman.
Mayor Chong "Paul" Kim was a challenger on behalf of Democratic council candidate Suk "John" Min on Nov. 7 at the Senior Center, where Kim also works as its director.
The mayor was seen entering a polling booth, helping voters outside of the polling booth while speaking Korean to a voter, passing out campaign materials inside the polling location and yelling at poll workers, according to the complaint.
Board of Elections Chairman Richard Miller said he was called to the Palisades Park senior center twice to address issues with the mayor. The mayor was issued a warning and then asked to leave on the second visit.
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A complaint was filed by borough Clerk Gina Kim to Superintendent of Elections Debra Francica two days after the election. To properly respond to the clerk's complaint, it was forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor's office for further follow-up, Francica said.
The super board worker for the senior building notified the borough's clerk that he was "harassed and threatened" by the mayor as he was setting up the voting machines, according to the complaint, placing "undue pressure on him."
The mayor was witnessed handing out election campaign materials to incoming voters. When the super board worker confiscated the materials, he saw that they were copies of the ballot with names already checked off.
Miller said there were complaints over the mayor intervening with the voters. Miller said the mayor denied the allegations despite witnesses saying otherwise.
"As a challenger you can't go and engage the voter," Miller said. "You're not allowed to do that or engage and help them by the voting machines."
A challenger's purpose is to check a list of registered voters when they come into vote, Miller explained. "Maybe around 4 p.m. a challenger will notice 50 people still haven't showed up to vote yet, and they call them," Miller said.
A challenger sits at a table to check names and can challenge a person voting if they know they've moved out of town. In that case, a poll worker will give the person in question a provisional ballot and it will be counted as legitimate only after information is confirmed.
The mayor said he didn’t know a complaint was filed, denied all allegations and said that the real problem was not having Korean American speaking poll workers in town. He also alleged that the clerk is "out to get him."
"In the busiest poll location in town there wasn’t one Korean American speaking worker, so I helped them out," Mayor Kim said. "They asked if I could help them out and I told them I couldn’t help them anymore."
During election day, when the super poll worker asked the mayor to cease all interactions with the voters and poll workers, a "heated exchange" began where the mayor told the poll worker "Do you know who I am?" and said he was an employee of the senior building so he could "do as he pleased," the complaint said.
At one point during election day, the mayor's wife was also seen at the senior center polling location and assisted voters but refused to fill out an assisted voter form.
"A challenger’s duties are clearly defined, and Mayor Kim was made aware of the same on multiple occasions by the super board worker, myself, and the Board of Election Commissioners," the borough's clerk, Gina Kim, said in her complaint.
"However, Mr. Kim used his mayoral position to harass and intimidate the poll workers" Gina Kim's complaint says, "and there were multiple witnesses who saw the mayor causing a major disturbance in the polling place on more than one occasion."
The clerk also noted in her complaint that this isn't the first time she has filed complaints on Kim's involvement in elections and his actions at the senior building.
Documents from emails show that Gina Kim is one of many employees who have filed complaints regarding mold in borough hall.
"What do you expect from this individual, right?" the mayor said. "This individual is out to get me. I’m not surprised she did it. I have witnesses saying I didn’t do anything wrong."