Despite putting her home up for sale, Councilwoman Nadine Bello isn’t going anywhere.
Bello’s home, a five-bedroom Colonial, is up for sale. But despite what some people have said is a sign she would resign, Bello said she has no intention of stepping down.
“It’s a personal thing,” said Bello, a Republican who represents the 6th Ward. “It has nothing to do with me being on the council. We’re a small family, and we’re downsizing. We just felt that the time is right.”
Bello is a certified environmental inspector and works for New Wave Consultants. She consults to individuals in the environmental and educational fields regarding various environmental compliance regulations.
“We’re a New Jersey business, and we’re planning on staying [here],” Bello said.
Bello was first elected to the council in 2009 and re-elected in 2012.
Bello was elected president of the municipal council for 2013. She thanked her colleagues for their support and said she will “work hard to represent all of the residents of Wayne.”
Bello’s husband Jerry resigned from the Wayne Environmental Commission in 2011. Resident Bill Brennan said Jerry Bello held the office illegally and should not have been allowed to serve on the commission because he was convicted of official misconduct in 1994.
Some residents asked for Bello to resign after her husband stepped down.
Democratic Municipal Chairman Ray Egatz said that “given the propensity of the GOP having people resign after elections when they can appoint someone, I am preparing to have a 6th Ward council candidate ready should Bello resign after the primary,” Egatz said.
The primary will be held in June.