ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING                             JANUARY 1, 2009

MAYOR AND COUNCIL                                       12:00 P.M.

TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

 

 

The Organizational Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, shall be held in the Municipal Chambers at 12:00 P.M. on January 1, 2009.

 

Mayor James Gasparini calls the Meeting to order at 12:01 P.M. and wishes everyone a Happy New Year.  The meeting is being broadcast on Channel 34 and Channel 43.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG

 

The Municipal Clerk states that in accordance with the Open Public Meetings’ Act,

N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, Chapter 231 P.L. 1975, notice of the Organizational meeting was given by posting a notice of the scheduled dates of all meetings of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building and in the office of the Township Clerk and giving notice thereof to the Progress and the Star Ledger on December 10, 2008.

 

INVOCATION

 

The invocation is delivered by the Reverend Father Ward More

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Mayor Gasparini announces that all meetings of the Mayor and Council shall follow the rules and procedures of Robert’s Rules of Order and the by-laws as established by the Mayor and Council.

 

INTRODUCTION OF DIGNITARIES

 

The Mayor welcomes and introduces dignitaries and former and current elected officials in attendance.

 

 

I.          ANNOUNCEMENT OF COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

The Municipal Clerk reports receipt of the Certification of the Essex County Board of Canvassers attesting to the election of John LaForgia for a term of three (3) years through December 31, 2011 and the election of Thomas Morgan for a term of three (3) years through December 31, 2011.

 

The Municipal Clerk presents the Certifications to Mayor Gasparini.

 

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II.        OATH OF OFFICE

Mayor James Gasparini requests John LaForgia and his family to approach the lower

dais. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen administers the Oath of Office to John LaForgia.  He is asked to sign the Oath of Office and take his seat on the dais as Councilman of Fairfield.

 

Councilman John LaForgia’s remarks.

 

Mayor Gasparini requests Thomas Morgan and his family approach the lower dais.  Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen administers the Oath of Office to Thomas Morgan.   He is asked to sign the Oath of Office and take his seat on the dais as Councilman of Fairfield.

 

Councilman Thomas Morgan’s remarks

 

ROLL CALL:  - Clerk Cafone calls the roll and declares the presence of a quorum.

 

 

III.       SWEARING-IN OF FIRE DEPARTMENT LINE OFFICERS

Mayor Gasparini invites the following line officers to come forward and have the Oath of Office administered:

 

                                    Eugene Iandolo                       Fire Chief

                                    Kevin Koch                             First Assistant Chief

                                    Joseph Odee                            Second Assistant Chief

                                    Andrew Williams                    Captain

                                    Joseph Bell                              Lieutenant

                                    Andrew Scalo                                     Foreman

Jospeh Prezbylinski                 Safety Officer 1

                                    David Ellia                              Safety Officer 2

 

 

IV.       COUNCIL PRESIDENT (pursuant to N.J.S.A.40:69A-120)

 

Councilman                 nominates Councilman McGlynn as President of the Council for the year 2009.  Councilman           seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote:   

 

ROLL CALL:   AYES:                       NAYS:                    ABSENTIONS:

 

 

Mayor Gasparini thanks outgoing Council President Mastrangelo and congratulates Councilman McGlynn.  Councilman McGlynn is invited to assume the Council President seat on the dais.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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V.        LIAISON APPOINTMENTS

 

The Mayor thanks the council members for serving in these important assignments and reviews the duties of the liaison positions.

 

The Mayor advises that these appointments are not intended and shall not be construed as a delegation to any committee, or the Chairperson of it, any part of his executive responsibility under R.S.40:60A-121.

Mayor Gasparini announces the liaison appointments for 2009 as follows:

 

Mayor Gasparini                               Police Department, Library Board

Council President McGlynn             Fire Department, Dept. of Public Works

Councilman LaForgia                      Recreation Commission

Councilman Connington                  Finance Department, Environmental Commission,

                                                            Planning Board

Councilman Morgan                         Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Commission

 

           

VI.       MAYORAL NOMINATIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS

 

a).        RESOLUTION APPROVING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD AND THE GALVIN LAW FIRM AND AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE CONTRACT

 

Mayor Gasparini nominates Dennis Galvin of the Galvin Law Firm. Councilman                seconded the motion.  The motion carried by the following vote:

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:     AYES:                       NAYS:             ABSTENTIONS:

 

 

b).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF MARCELLA WILSON ESQ.,

             TOWNSHIP PROSECUTOR FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09-12/31/09

 

Mayor Gasparini nominates Marcella Wilson, Esq. as Township Prosecutor.  Councilman                                       

seconded the nomination. The motion carried by the following vote:

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  AYES:               NAYS:                 ABSTENTIONS:

 

c).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT A. WARMINGTON, ESQ. AS PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

                                                                                                                       

Mayor Gasparini nominates Robert A. Warmington, Esq. as Public Defender.  Councilman               seconded the nomination. The motion carried by the following vote:

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:   AYES:                             NAYS:          ABSTENTIONS:

 

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OATHS OF OFFICE ADMINSTERED BY JUDGE POMACO TO TOWNSHIP PROSECUTOR AND PUBLIC DEFENDER.                               

 

           

d)         RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF GIBBONS, P.C. AS BOND COUNSEL FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

Mayor Gasparini nominates Gibbons, P.C. as Bond Counsel.  Councilman _______seconded the nomination. The motion carried by the following vote:

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:          AYES:                            NAYS:                    ABSTENTIONS:

 

e).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF SAMUEL KLEIN & COMPANY AS TOWNSHIP AUDITORS TERM TO 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

Mayor Gasparini nominates Samuel Klein & Company as Township Auditor.  Councilman ________ seconded the nomination. The motion carried by the following vote:

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  AYES:                                NAYS:                 ABSTENTIONS: 

 

f).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF  DONNA GUALTIERI AS SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT’S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE LIBRARY BOARD FOR A 1-YEAR TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

                                                                                                                       

Mayor Gasparini nominates Donna Gualtieri to serve a 1-year term on the Library Board as School Superintendent Representative.  Councilman                 seconded the nomination.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  AYES:                                NAYS:            ABSTENTIONS:          

 

 

g).        RESOLUTIONS-APPOINTMENT OF DARLENE GESELL TO THE LIBRARY BOARD FOR A FIVE YEAR TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/13

 

Mayor Gasparini nominates Darlene Gesell to serve a 5-year term on the Library Board.  Councilman               seconded the nomination.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  AYES:                          NAYS:                ABSTENTIONS                  

 

VII.    CONSENT AGENDA

 

a).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF LAWRENCE GONNELLO AS MUNICIPAL ENGINEER FOR A  1-YEAR TERM TO END 12/31/09 

 

 

b).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF DENISE CAFONE AS ASSESSMENT SEARCH OFFICER FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09  

 

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c).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF RONALD KARL AS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

 

d).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF GLENN PLUMSTEAD AS ZONING OFFICER FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

 

e).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF LAWRENCE GONNELLO, AS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE YEAR 2009.

 

 

f).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH CATENARO, AS ALTERNATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE YEAR 2009.

 

 

g).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF TERESA COICO AS COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

 

h).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF PATRICIA LINDBERG AS DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

 

i).         RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF ADRIANA RUSSO AS DEPUTY MUNICIPAL CLERK/DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS FOR A TERM TO RUN 1/1/09 TO 12/31/09

 

 

j).         RESOLUTION DESIGNATION OF TOWNSHIP NEWSPAPERS – THE PROGRESS,  STAR LEDGER AND THE HERALD NEWS

 

 

k).        DESIGNATION OF DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF GOVERNING BODY MEETINGS FOR 2009

 

 

l).         RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN WHICH CONTAINS DESIGNATION OF AUTHORIZED BANK DEPOSITORIES

State of New Jersey Cash Management Fund

 PNC Bank                                                                                          Fairfield

 Valley National Bank                                                                        Fairfield

 

 

 

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 TD Bank                                                                                             Fairfield
 Lakeland Bank                                                                                  Fairfield
 Bank of America                                                                            West Caldwell

 JPMorgan Chase Bank                                                                     Fairfield

 Garden State Community Bank (formerly Penn Federal)            Fairfield

 Columbia Bank                                                                                  Fairfield

 Capital One Bank                                                                              Fairfield

Wells Fargo Bank                                                                             West Caldwell

Sovereign Bank                                                                                 Fairfield

Kearny Federal Bank

 

m).       RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF 2009 TEMPORARY BUDGET

 

 

n).        RESOLUTION AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE UNDER STATE CONTRACT

 

 

o).        RESOLUTION INTEREST CHARGED AGAINST DELINQUENT TAXES AND OTHER DELINQUENT MUNICIPAL CHARGES 6% END OF YEAR PENALTY

 

 

p).        RESOLUTION INTEREST CHARGED AGAINST DELINQUENT TAXES – GRACE PERIOD OF TEN DAYS FOR PAYMENT OF TAXES

 

 

q).        RESOLUTION APPOINTING JOSEPH CATENARO AS JIF REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

 

 

r).        DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC AGENCY COMPLIANCE OFFICER JOSEPH CATENARO

 

s).        RESOLUTION AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE CONSULTANT’S AGREEMENT FOR RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT JOSEPH MAURILLO OF I.M.A.C. INSURANCE AGENCY

 

t).         RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF JEFFREY R. SURENIAN AND ASSOCIATES, LLC FOR SPECIAL COAH COUNSEL

 

Councilman                     made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.  Councilman

__________________ seconded the motion. 

 

ROLL CALL:           AYES:                       NAYS:                        ABSENTENTIONS:

 

 

 

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VIII.   MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Mayor Gasparini makes the following appointments

 

a).        PLANNING BOARD     (Pursuant to NJSA 40:55D-23)

 

James Gasparini          Class I Mayoral Representative 1-year Term 1/1/09-12/31/09

 

Joseph Catenaro          Class II Township Official member 1-year Term 1/1/09-12/31/09

 

Thomas Waldron          Class IV Member for a 4-year Term 1/1/09 – 12/31/12        

 

Nathan Peraino           Class IV Member for a 4-year term 1/1/09 - 12/31/12        

 

Richard Mastrangelo  Alternate #2 Member to fill the unexpired term of William Connington term to expire 12/31/09

                                                                                                                                     

Councilman                 nominates Councilman Connington as Class III Governing Body      

Official for 1-year Term 1/1/09 to 12/31/09. 

                                                                                                                           

Councilman             seconded the motion.  Councilman Connington abstains.  The motion carried.

 

b).        ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

 

Mayor Gasparini makes the following appointments:

 

JoAnn DelRusso         for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

Anthony Rubinich      for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

Christopher Lunney    for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

 

Robert Szpila as Chairman of the Environmental Commission for 2009                  

 

 

c).        BOARD OF RECREATION COMMISSIONERS

 

Jeffrey Overton           for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

Christine Grasso          for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

Leonard Russo                        for a 3-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/11

 

 

d) Nicholas Sierchio - Special Police Officer Class II for the year 2009

 

 

e)  Mary Olsen - Police Matron for the year 2009

 

 

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IX.       GOVERNING BODY APPOINTMENTS

 

a).      RESOLUTION BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT APPOINTMENTS

 

Jerry Notte           for a 4-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/12

Brian Cusano        for a 4-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/12

Allan Smallheer     as Alternate #2 for a 2-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/10

Michael Hammer   as Alternate #3 for a 2-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/10

Brian Baskinger     as Alternate #4 for a 2-year term 1/1/09 to 12/31/10

             

Councilman            makes the motion to approve.  Councilman                 seconded the motion.  

 

ROLL CALL:     AYES:                          NAYS:                  ABSTENTIONS:                             

 

b).        RESOLUTION MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS FOR A 2-YEAR TERM 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

 

            Barbara Drumm                      Michele Bartelloni       Christine Grasso

            Donald Illingsworth                Margaret Illingsworth Michelle Malfatto

            Richard Mastrangelo

 

Councilman                        makes the motion to approve.  Councilman                     seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:     AYES:                          NAYS:                   ABSTENTIONS:

 

c).        RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL MOTYKA AND DR. PAUL SCOLLO AS REPRESENTATIVES TO CAMP WYANOKEE FOR A ONE -YEAR TERM  1/1/09-12/31/09

 

Councilman                     makes the motion to approve.  Councilman            seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:   AYES:                    NAYS:                        ABSTENTIONS:

 

 

X.        MAYOR’S ANNUAL ADDRESS

 

 

XI.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

Mayor Gasparini opens the meeting to the Public.

 

 

XII      ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR