Englewood Mayor Names 5 to Planning Board

Pictured from left to right:

Mayor Wildes, Rev. Dr. Vernon Walton, Jordan Comet, Englewood City Clerk Lenore Schiavelli,

Leland Robinson, Marvin Anhalt, and Michael Strulowitz.


Saturday, January 6, 2007

ENGLEWOOD Mayor Michael Wildes appointed five residents to the Planning Board on Thursday night, cementing his control over the nine-member body that oversees construction and urban growth. The board also has two alternate members.

The most notable appointment was the Rev. Dr. Vernon Walton, who lost his council seat to Assemblyman Gordon Johnson. He will serve for four years. Other appointees are Jordan Comet, a former school board member (four-year seat); Warren Finkel, who owns a computer networking company (four-year seat); Leland Robinson, son of Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson (two-year alternate seat); and City Clerk Lenore Schiavelli (one-year seat reserved for city employees).

In Englewood, the mayor has no council vote but has the sole power to appoint the Planning Board. He also appoints the seven-member Board of Adjustment, but those nominations must be approved by the council.

Wildes has nominated attorney Howard Shafer to the Board of Adjustment. He also nominated an alternate member, the Rev. Marcus Small, to a full seat and architect David Maron, now a full member, to an alternate seat.

-- Carolyn Feibel


Reproduced from The Record
Saturday, January 6, 2007
by Michael J. Wildes, Mayor, City of Englewood
2-10 N. Van Brunt Street
Englewood , NJ 07631


Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Assemblyman Arnold Brown, Treasurer