TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 12, 2009 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Mayor Gasparini Calls the Meeting to order and announces the meeting is being broadcast live on Channel 34 and Channel 43.

 

Roll Call

           

Salute to Flag

 

Open Public Meetings’ Act Statement

“Notice of this Meeting in compliance with the open Public Meetings’ Act, Chapter 231 of the Laws of 1975, has been given by posting a notice of the scheduled dates of all the Conference and Regular 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 Municipal Clerk and by serving notice thereof to the Star Ledger and the Progress on

December 10, 2008.

 

1.         PRESENTATION TO ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO

 

 

2.         PRESENTATION TO POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM TARGET

 

 

3.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

           

 

4.         COMMUNICATIONS

            Mayor Gasparini                                 Police Department, Library Board

Council President McGlynn               Fire Department, Dept of Public Works

Councilman LaForgia                         Recreation Commission

Councilman Connington                     Finance Depart, Planning Board, Environmental Comm.

Councilman Morgan                            Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Advisory Committee

 

 

 

 

5.         DISCUSSION ON WEST ESSEX FIRST AID AMBULANCE-First Aid Squad Members

 

 

6.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

a.         Ordinance #2009-01, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 18-2.4 of the Code of the

            Township of Fairfield Regarding Rate Increase for Water Service Charges

 

b.                  Ordinance #2009-02, An Ordinance Establishing Off-Duty Rates for the Police

Department

 

c.         Ordinance #2009-03, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 45 and 42 of the Code of the

                        Township of Fairfield regarding Zoning and Land Subdivision

 

            d.         Ordinance #2009-04, An Ordinance for Determining Positions Eligible for the

                        the Defined Contribution Retirement Program

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         December 29, 2008                 Regular Meeting Minutes

            b.         December 29, 2008                 Executive Meeting Minutes

            c.         January 1, 2009                       Organizational Meeting  Minutes

 

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

            Department of Public Works Resolutions

a.                   A Resolution Appointing James Artale as the Water Operator for the Township of Fairfield January 12, 2009 with a Stipend of $4,800.00

b.                  Award of Contract with the First Occupational Center of New Jersey, Inc for Grass

Clippings Collection effective April 8, 2009 to October 21, 2009

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

c.                   A Resolution Approving a Professional Services Contract By and Between the Township

Of Fairfield and Burgis Associates, Inc as Township Planner from 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009

d.                  Award of Professional Service Contract to Omland Engineering Associates for the

Calendar year 2009 relating to update on Tax Maps

            e.         A Resolution Supporting the Hollywood Avenue Overpass Construction Project

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

           

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

           

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) January 26, 2009 at 7:00PM

 

13.       ADJOURNMENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

    AUTHORIZATION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

            WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings’ Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(B) (1-9) permits the exclusion of the public from a Meeting of the Mayor and Council in certain circumstances: and

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield are of the opinion that such circumstances exist.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that:

 

1.         The public shall be excluded from discussion of any action on the closed Session of the Meeting of the Mayor and Council of January 12, 2009

2.         The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed in Executive Session

a.         Litigation-

b.         Personnel-Police Department

c.         Contracts-

3.         It is anticipated at this time that the above-stated subject matter will be made public as soon thereafter as it is deemed in the public interest to do so;

4.         This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Adjournment into Executive Session

 

 

 

14.       ADJOURNMENT