TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 26, 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.         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 26, 2009

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

a.         Litigation- insurance carrier

b.         Personnel-

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

 

2.         ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

 

3.         RECONVENE PUBLIC MEETING

 

 

 

4.         PRESENTATION FROM THE WEST ESSEX FIRST AID SQUAD-John Taylor

 

 

6.         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

 

 

7.         DISCUSSION OF ORDINANCE

            a.         An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4 of the Code of The Township of

Fairfield to Provide for Clothing Bins

 

 

8.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

a.         Ordinance #2009-05, An Ordinance Amending Chapter of the Code of the Township of Fairfield to Provide for Clothing Bins

 

 

8.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES

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 Defined Contribution Retirement Program

 

9.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         January 12, 2009                     Conference Meeting Minutes

            b.         January 12, 2009                     Executive Meeting Minutes

 

 

10.       MAYORAL APPOINTMENT

a.         Appointment of Robert Spzila as a Class IV member of the Planning Board to fill the Unexpired Term of Angela Alfano term to expire 12/31/2011

 

11.       CONSENT AGENDA

            Miscellaneous Resolutions

a.                   Appointment of Ronald Karl and Lawrence Gonnello as Representative and

Alternate to the Essex County Solid Waste Advisory Council

b.                  Authorization to Execute an Agreement Between Township of Fairfield and Garden State Laboratories, Inc. for Various Food and Water Sampling for the Year 2009

c.                   A Resolution Ratifying a Contract for Professional Services with Robert Martin. Esq. Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney

Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney for Calendar Year 2009

d.         A Resolution Modifying Resolution #2009-01 Regarding Legal Services for Tax Appeals

e.         A Resolution Supporting the Raising of the Overpass Bridge Between the Township of Fairfield and Wayne

 

 

            Finance Department Resolutions

f.                   Authorizing the Township to Enter into an Agreement with JP Morgan

Chase to Accept Online Only Credit Card Payments for Taxes, Water and Sewer via the Township Website

 

 

12.       NEW BUSINESS

            a.         Discussion on Increasing Pool Membership Fees

            b.         Authorization to Increase Swimming Pool Membership Fees for Early

Bird Program

            c.         Discussion of Accessory Apartments

 

 

13.       APPROVAL OF BILLS LIST       

 

 

 

 

14.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

15.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

 

16.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference) February 9, 2009 at 7:00PM

 

 

17.       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 26, 2009

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

a.         Litigation- Update on litigation matters

b.         Personnel-

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

 

 

 

18.       ADJOURNMENT