MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY 12, 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.         COUNTY EXECUTIVE –JOSEPH N. DIVINCENZO

 

 

3.         PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING UPDATE-KSS ARCHITECTS

 

 

4.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

           

a.         Ordinance #2007-01, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, SUPPLEMENT AND REVISE CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING AGE-RESTRICTED HOUSING AS A CONDITIONAL USE IN DESIGNATED OVERLAY ZONES

 

b.         Ordinance # 2007-02, AN ORDINANCE TOAMEND AND REVISE CHAPTER 45, ZONING AND CHAPTER 42, LAND SUBDIVISION AND SITE PLAN REGULATIONS OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING GROWTH SHARE

 

 

 

5.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board, West Essex Board of Education Meeting Update

b.         Council President Gasparini- Planning Board, Environmental Commission

c.         Councilman Smallheer – Fire Department, Finance Department

            d.         Councilman La Forgia-Recreation Commission, DPW Department

            e.         Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

 

6.         INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 1158 CONTRACT RESOLUTION

 

Authorizing execution of collective bargaining agreement by and between the Township of Fairfield and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1158 for January 1, 2007—December 31, 2009

 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

Tax Collectors Resolutions

 

a.         Refund of Overpayment of Taxes on Block 2404 Lot 12 to Integrity Builders in the amount of $4,586.94           

b.         Payment of Money on Redemption of Tax Title Lien Certificate 06-1504 to U.S. BANK CUST./SASS MUNI V dtr in the amount of $33,756.72

c.         Cancellation of Taxed for the Fourth Quarter 2006 and First Half 2007 due to Disabled Veteran’s Exemption

d.         Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 to CRG 300, LLC in the amount of $13,269.34

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

 

            e.         A Resolution Granting Right of Way to Neon Communications, Inc.

                        for the Installation of Fiber Optic Cable

            f.          Authorization to Solicit Bids for Mill Street Tank Transmission Main

                        in the Township of Fairfield

g.         Award of Professional Service Contract to Omland Engineering Associates, Inc.

h.         Authorization for 2006 Tonnage Grant Application

 

            Contract Resolutions

           

            i.          A Resolution Approving a Professional Service Contract By and Between

                        the Township of Fairfield and Burgis Associates, Inc. for the calendar year

                        2007

           

j.          A Resolution Ratifying a Contract for Professional Services with Dennis M.

                        Galvin, Esq. Planning Board Attorney for the calendar year 2007

k.         A Resolution Approving a Professional Services Contract By and Between

the Township of Fairfield and Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., Esq of the Firm of Apruzze, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy

 

Miscellaneous Resolution

 

l.          Appointment of Joseph John McCluskey as Chief Municipal Finance Officer/Treasurer, Grade X for the Township of Fairfield effective February 27, 2007

m.        A Resolution Appointing ____________ as Hearing Officer for Police Disciplinary Matter

 

Municipal Clerks’ Re            solutions

 

n.         Approval of Raffle License 2007-03 to Save the Animals Rescue team (S.T.A.R.T.)

o.         Approval for a One Day Liquor License for Houlihan’s Restaurant, 645 Route 46 West, Fairfield, New Jersey Petition to Extend Licensed Premises 0707-33-012-013

 

8.         TREASURER REPORT

 

            a.         Year End Report December 31, 2006

 

9.         BILLS LIST

 

 

10.       NEW BUSINESS

 

a.         Discussion-Water Rate Increase from Passaic Valley Water Commission

            b.         Discussion- Technical Amendments to Sewer Fee Ordinance

            c.         Discussion- Amendments to Sidewalk Ordinance

 

 

11.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            a.         Discussion- Tent/Canopy Ordinance

 

 

12.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

13.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) is February 26, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

14.       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 February 12, 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.

 

 

15.       ADJOURNMENT.