Muncipal Garage – questions, rumors and an update

MSV received this official release:

There have been erroneous reports distributed throughout the community regarding the status of potential sites for a public works garage.
Here are the facts:
There are ongoing negotiations, and we are reviewing all options. No decisions have been made, and all options are on the table. The City is under no contract to acquire properties.
Request for Proposals were issued on Monday, May 17 seeking bids for temporary space for a garage and parking. Responses to the RFPs are required within 10 calendar days and due by Friday, May 28th at 4:00 pm. 
The public will be apprised of those responses at an upcoming City Council meeting which will be publicly advertised through the local press and on the City’s web site.  The public is encouraged to comment on those responses when they have been received.
The Administration, in coordination with City Council President Peter Cunningham, agreed to postpone a vote on a bond ordinance for the temporary structure of the garage facility until the RFP responses have been reviewed.  This means that neither the bond ordinance related to the garage nor the garage itself will be discussed at this week’s Council meeting unless it is brought up at the public portion at the conclusion of the meeting.    
Planning and preparation for the set up of a temporary site have been ongoing, along with clean up and organizing in preparation for an upcoming move from the current site on Observer Highway. 
Once a final decision is made on the new location, with input from the public, then the City will be well positioned to move the municipal garage site to a temporary location.

Related: A reader emailed that Hoboken411 is in full out chaos mode trying to raise up a ruckus on this issue where nothing is definite.  The uptown smear merchant has even gone as far as embracing Councilman Mike Russo.  

Fascinating times we live in.  Nuff said. 


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