MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 28, 2008 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Mayor Palmeri 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 and the Progress on

December 12, 2007.

 

1.         PRESENTATION OF A PLAQUE TO THE 2007 WEST ESSEX MARCHING KNIGHTS

 

 

 

2.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

           

 

 3.        COMMUNICATIONS

           

Mayor Palmieri                                     Police Department, Library Board

Council President Mastrangelo  Municipal Alliance Comm, Pool Comm

Councilman LaForgia                            Recreation Department, Fire Department

Councilman Gasparini               Finance Department, Planning Board

Councilman McGlynn                           Environmental Comm, Dept. of Public Works

 

 

 

 

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         November 12, 2007                 Regular Meeting Minutes

            b.         November 12, 2007                 Executive Meeting Minutes

            c.         December 10, 2007                 Special Meeting Minutes

            d.         December 10, 2007                 Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            e.         December 17, 2007                 Regular Meeting Minutes

            f.          December 17, 2007                 Executive Meeting Minutes

            g.         January 1, 2008                        Reorganization Meeting Minutes

 

 

5.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

 

Ordinance #2008-01    An Ordinance Amending Chapters 2-11.2 and 2-11.3 of the Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding the Eligibility and Appointment of Probationary  Patrolman and Promotions; Eligibility and Appointment

 

            Ordinance #2008-02, An Ordinance to Regulate Non-Commercial Signs

 

6.         CONSENT AGENDA

            Engineering Department Resolution

 

a.                   Award of Contract Collection and Removal of Solid Waste to Suburban Disposal, Inc.

of New Jersey for a period from February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2012

           

            Tax Collectors Department Resolutions

 

b.         Payment of Money on Redemption of Tax Title Lien Certificate 06-1507 to J.N.

Properties in the amount of $17,799.38

c.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to   granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $6,943.20

d.            Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $8,807.87

e.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $9,883.54

f.              Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $1,412.31

g.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $2,472.12

h.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $3,419.00

i.               Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $7,560.00

j.              Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $13,150.00

k.            Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $6,948.46

l.               Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $15,885.00

m.           Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to AMB-AMS due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $3,208.60

n.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Years 2006 and 2007 to Richards and Robbins Group due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $15,560.00

o.            Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Years 2006 and 2007 to Property Operations Corp. due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $10,749.50

p.            Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Years 2006 and 2007 to D&P 311 Fairfield Associates due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $17,009.00

q.            Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Years 2006 and 2007 to 23 Commerce Rd. Associates LP due to granted State Tax Court Judgment in the amount of $7,780.00

r.              Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to Richard Family Investment In the amount of $5,260.00

s.             Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to R&R Associates of Morris County in the amount of $11,837.63

 

            Contract Resolutions

 

t.          Award of a Professional Service Contract to Samuel Klein and Company (Auditors) and the Township of Fairfield for the Calendar Year 2008

u.         Award of Professional Service Contract to Jeffrey Surenian and Associates, LLC Special Counsel for Affordable Housing

v.         Award of a Professional Service Contract by and Between Gibbons, P.C. (Bond Counsel) and the Township of Fairfield for the Calendar Year 2008

w.        Award of a Professional Service Contract by and Between the Township of Fairfield and Burgis Associates, Inc. for the Calendar Year 2008

x.         Award of a Professional Service Contract by and Between the Township of Fairfield and Dennis M. Galvin, Planning Board Attorney for the Calendar Year 2008

y.         Ratifying a Contract By and Between the Township of Fairfield and Arthur Thibault of Appruzze, Mastro, Murphy and McDermott for the Calendar Year 2008

z.          A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Extraordinary Unspecifiable Service Agreement by and between the Township of Fairfield and LaGuardia & Associates Entertainment Productions

 

 

Miscellaneous Resolutions

 

aa.         Authorizing Signature on a Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement between the Fairfield Public School District and the Township of Fairfield Police Department

bb.        Authorizing Signature on a Memorandum of Agreement between the Essex Campus Academy and the Township of Fairfield Police Department

 

 

 

            Municipal Clerks Resolutions

cc.         Approval of RL#2008-01 for a 50/50 Off-Premise Raffle to the Knights of Columbus Fairfield Council #6380 on March 15, 2008

dd.        Approval of RL #2008-02 for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle to Lincoln Park Middle School PTO on March 15, 2008

ee.       Authorization to Approve ABC Liquor License Person to Person Transfer from Top Joc, Inc. to Craves Restaurant & Lounge, LLC 0707-33-006-00

 

Appointment Resolution

            ff.         Appointment of Anthony Emering as a Member of the Municipal Alliance

                        Committee for a two (2) year term to expire December 31, 2009

 

            Finance Department Resolutions

 

            gg.        Authorizing 2007 Appropriation Reserve Transfers N.J.S.A.40A:4-59

           

 

7.         BILLS LIST

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

           

            a.         Discussion of increase to K-Ball Registration Fees

 

 

9.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

10.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

11.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference Meeting) February 11, 2008 at 7:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

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 28, 2008

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

a.  Litigation-Update on Pending Litigation

b.  Contracts-

c.  Personnel-  

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

 

 

12.       ADJOURNMENT