State Officially Revokes Former Construction Official's License

Former Construction Code official Al Arezzo was fired from his job earlier this year.

Former Hoboken Construction Code official Al Arezzo's license has been officially suspended by the state, according to an order to revoke his license. 

In the offical memo dated March 28, 2012, Arezzo is notified that his license was revoked, due to a conflict of interest on 2001 project.

According to the memo—which is signed by Acting Commissioner Richard Constable III and addressed to Arezzo—the former director "obtained a member interest in Triple Minga LLC (owner of 75-04 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey)."

"From March, 2001 to the sale of and construction on the properety in 2003, you were directly engaged in the construction/development of the property," the document stated also. 

Arezzo didn't recuse himself from the project, according to the memo.

"You allowed the applicant to submit the construction permit application and the construction plans to the City of Hoboken construction code enforcing agency staff from construction code responsibilities on the project," according to the memo. 

It continued, "It is hereby ordered that your licenses to practice under the uniform construction code as construction official, building subcode official and building inspector."

 Until somebody permanent is hired, an interim director will be in place. 

Arezzo was fired from his job and. 

FAP August 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM
This can't be right. Al says he's coming back next week. Of course he said the same thing last week... and the before that week... and the week before that.... and the week before that... .
ThisMeansWar August 19, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Where's CG & Prosbus to tell us the "39yr civil servant" is being victimized??? CG: http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/mistake-made-in-fire-fighters-retro-pay#comment_2363890 http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/the-state-of-the-city-in-numbers#comment_2323109 http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/special-meeting-scheduled-for-wednesday#comment_2405420 http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/meeting-canceled-at-last-minute-after-councilmembers-leave-city-hall#comment_2363866 Prosbus: http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/the-state-of-the-city-in-numbers#comment_2335083 http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/former-construction-official-sues-city#comment_2307480 Remember back when you were RedHaven on 411 and you wrote: “By the way, on the Arrezzo situation… if you know of someone who has been the victim of the Construction Code Official’s “tactics”, then you might want to let them know about this investigation. People who have found themselves on the wrong side of this guy should be sending their complaints to the state Department of Community Affairs NOW while an investigation is open, because Arrezzo has a way of getting out of these jams.” http://hoboken411.com/archives/5614?cp=1#comments Have another twinkie, hypocrite. Tell us again how Theresa Minutillo is "overly litigious."
puzzledone August 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I haven't heard the chorus yet of people speaking up, apologizing for their complaints about having to pay for litigation for laying off this "39 year civic servant." Real justice would be for the disgraced Arezzo to have back those he may have hurt through his conflict of interests, although a good start to pay for the city's litigation costs. I expect Tim and Mike will cut out time speak on about how the administration was likely right to let him go at the next meeting, just following them introducing a bond to purchase the brooklyn bridge.


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