HOBOKEN – Housing Authority General Counsel Charles Daglian has offered a legal opinion that HHA Chairman Jake Stuiver may serve out the remainder of his term even though he plans to move out of the city. According to an article on a local news website, Stuiver said in an email that he will finish out his term, but will not seek re-election.
Stuiver announced plans on Monday to move out of Hoboken after nearly a decade. Stuiver submitted an inquiry to HHA on the residency requirement of a board member, to find out if he could complete his term, which ends in May.
Daglian said Monday that in his legal opinion there is no residency requirement for board members to live in the town of Hoboken.
The news of Stuiver moving came after a controversial meeting at the Housing Authority, only two weeks ago.
According to Stuiver’s letter, “the decision to leave town was a very difficult one, but ultimately a necessary one on account of a confluence of personal circumstances that rendered it impossible to keep living in our apartment building.” Stuiver also cited family reasons.
Stuiver did not return phone calls from the Reporter seeking comment.
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