MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 22, 2007,  7:00 P.M.

 

 

Mayor Palmieri Calls the Meeting to Order and announces the meeting is being broadcast live on Channel 34.

 

            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 on December 15, 2006.”

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

2.         AWARDS CEREMONY

 

West Essex Regional High School Varsity Football Team Champions-(attached list)

 

West Essex Regional High School Varsity Soccer Team Champions-(attached list)

 

West Essex Regional High School Varsity Field Hockey Team Champions-(attached list)

 

3.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board

b.         Council President Gasparini – Planning Board, Environmental Commission

c.         Councilman Smallheer – Fire Department, Finance Department

            e.         Councilman LaForgia – Recreation Department, Department of Public Works

            f.          Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

 

4.         POLICE CHIEF REPORT

5.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

           

a.                   September 25, 2006 Regular Session Meeting Minutes

b.                  October 30, 2006 Regular Session Meeting Minutes

c.                   December 18, 2006 Session Meeting Minutes

d.                  January 1, 2007 Reorganization Meeting Minutes

 

6.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

 

Engineering Department Resolutions

           

a.                   Authorization to Release Escrow Balances to:

Appl.#2004-16-2                     Yvonne Urso

60 Hollywood Avenue              60 Hollywood Avenue

Block 5001, Lot 4                    Fairfield, NJ 07004

Escrow Account #29766         RELEASE BALANCE OF    $438.73

b.                  A Resolution to Accept Public Improvements and Dedication of Rosemere Court and Baldwin Court from Rachel Manor Properties

c.                   Authorization of the Release of Cash Performance Bond in the Amount of $40,857.50 including interest along with the Return of Surety Guarantee Bond #98064 in the amount of $360,717.50 to the Fairfield Woodcrest, LLC (AMCHU)

 

DPW Department Resolution

 

d.                  Authorization of promotion for Michael Bariso, Temporary Acting Fleet Foreman to Permanent Fleet Forman with an increase of $6,000 retroactive January 1, 2007

e.                   Authorization to hire Matthew Scholtz as a Building Maintenance Worker Grade 2, in the Department of Public Works

 

Miscellaneous Resolutions

 

f.          Accepting the Letter of Resignation from Gordon L. Stelter, Chief Finance Officer of the Township of Fairfield effective February 2, 2007

g.         Accepting the Letter of Resignation from Jerry J. Notte, TBSA Fairfield Representative effective February 1, 2007

h.         Authorization for 2007 Four Percent Salary Increase to Non-Police/Non-DPW Personnel and Non Union Personnel Retroactive to January 1, 2007

 

Municipal Clerks’ Department Resolutions

 

i.         Authorization of Promotion for Denise D. Cafone, Deputy Municipal Clerk, Grade V to Municipal Clerk, Grade VIII in the Township of Fairfield effective February 1, 2007

 

j.     Appointment of Denise D. Cafone as Registrar of Vital Statistics effective

        February 1, 2007

 

Finance Department Resolution

 

k.      “Authorizing the Transfer of Funds” N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

l.         Appointment of Gordon L. Stelter as Part Time Acting Chief Financial Officer effective February 5, 2007 at a rate of $57.71 per hour      

                         

7.         BILL LIST

 

 

8.         NEW BUSINESS

           

a.                   Discussion-Late Registration Fees for Youth Baseball, Softball and Farm Program-Recreation Director Brian McNany

b.                  Discussion-Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance-Township Engineer Lawrence Gonnello

 

9.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

10.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

11.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference) is February 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

12.       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 22, 2007

2.                  The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed in (Mayor reviews items on executive session agenda)

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.

13.       ADJOURNMENT.