MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

FEBRUARY 26, 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 and The Progress on December 15, 2006.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

2.         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 Commission, DPW Department

            f.          Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

3.         COMMENDATION TO SKYLINE AUTO EXCHANGE-Austin McBride

a.         A Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Township of Fairfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, Commending Skyline Auto Exchange

 

 

4.         PROCLAMATION OF SERVICE-Kevin Conklin, Kevin Koch, Aaron Lowe,

           

 

 

 

 

5.         BOARD OF HEALTH

 

            a.         Monthly Reports

            b.         Activity Reports

 

6.         SWEARING IN OFFICERS-POLICE CHIEF CENTONZE

 

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         September 25, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes

                        September 25, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

            b.         October 16, 2006 Conference Meeting Minutes

            c.         October 16, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

            d.         October 30, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes

            e.         October 30, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

f.          November 13, 2006 Conference Meeting Minutes

            g.         November 13, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

            h.         November 27, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes

            i.          November 27, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

            j.          December 5, 2006 Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            k.         December 11, 2006 Conference Meeting Minutes

            l.          December 18, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes

            m.        December 18, 2006 Executive Meeting Minutes

            n.         January 1, 2007 Reorganization Meeting Minutes

           

8.         DISCUSSIONOF ORDINANCE

 

a.         AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, SUPPLEMENT AND REVISE CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING ADULT BOOKSTORES, TATTOO PARLORS & SIMILAR USES

 

9.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

 

a.         Ordinance #2007-01, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 17-5.1 (a) (1) OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING FEES FOR SEWER USE AND CONNECTION

 

b.                  Ordinance #2007-02, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18-2.4 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING RATE INCREASE FOR WATER SERVICE CHARGES

 

c.                   Ordinance #2007-03, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15-2.2C OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING SIDEWALKS

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

            d.         Ordinance #2007-04, A BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION OF $7,500,000.00 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX BY THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $7,500,000.00 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD FOR FINANCING PART OF THE APPROPRIATION

 

            e.         Ordinance #2007-05, AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER

40 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD (LAND USE PROCEDURES) BY ADOPTING CHECKLISTS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT

 

f.                    Ordinance #2007-06, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, SUPPLEMENT AND REVISE CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING ADULT BOOKSTORES, TATTOO PARLORS & SIMILAR USES

 

           

10.       CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

Engineering Department Resolution

 

a.                   Award of Contract to Cerenzio & Panaro, P.C. for Preparation of Contract Documents for Big Piece Road Pumping Station

b.                  Authorization to Solicit Bids for Reconstruction on Big Piece Road Section 9

 

 

            Tax Collector’s Resolutions

 

c.                   A Resolution Authorizing Credit of Overpayment of Taxes to Marshall Field for the Years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 in the Amount of $290,023.13 

d.                  A Reduction on Added Assessment Charges for the Tax Year 2005 and

2006 to Joseph Paul Van Shiak, 34 Big Piece Road, Block 5402, Lot2

 

Municipal Clerks’ Resolution

 

e.         Approval of limousine license for Jade Limousine effective February 26, 2007 to December 31, 2007

            f.          Approval of One Day Liquor License for St. Thomas More Church Dinner                    Dance on March 17, 2007

g.         Appointment of _________as Deputy Municipal Clerk/Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics effective March 12, 2007 (After Discussion in Executive Session)

           

Miscellaneous Resolutions

 

h.           Authorization to Hire Victoria Freda, as a Part-Time Administrative

    Assistant to the Mayor effective March 5, 2007

 

            DPW Department Resolutions

 

            i.          Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Title Change to Andrew

Williams in the Department of Public Works

j.          Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Title Change to James Artale in the Department of Public Works

k.         Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Grade Change to Craig Davenport in the Department of Public Works

 

 

            Police Department Resolutions

 

            l.          Authorization to Hire a Dispatcher Brandan Hogan for the Police

Department effective February 27, 2007 at an annual salary of

$28,500.00

m.        Appointment of Christopher M. Hlubik as a Probationary Police Officer of the Township of Fairfield at a salary of $36, 598.00 effective March 2, 2007

n.         Appointment of Thomas E. Myers as a Probationary Police Officer of the Township of Fairfield at a salary of $36,598.00 effective March 2, 2007

o.         Appointment of Ralph J. Casendino as a Probationary Police Officer of the Township of Fairfield at a salary of $36,598.00 effective March 2, 2007

p.         Appointment of Gerald J. Veneziano as a Probationary Police Officer of the Township of Fairfield at a salary of $36,598.00 effective March 2, 2007

q.         Appointment of Probationary Patrolman Brian Sabatelli to Patrolman effective February 26, 2007

r.          Appointment of Probationary Patrolman John McGrory to Patrolman effective February 26, 2007

s.          Acceptance of Letter of Retirement from Deputy Police Chief James High effective April 1, 2007

t.          Acceptance of Letter of Retirement from Police Sergeant John Nickel  effective July 1, 2007

 

Finance Department Resolutions

 

u.         Deferred Regional High School Tax

v.         Deferred Local District School Tax

w.        Approval of 2007 Temporary Capital Budget

x.         “Authorizing 2006 Appropriation Reserve Transfer” N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59

 

Appointment Resolution

 

y.         A Resolution appointing Jerry Notte to the Two Bridges Sewerage Authority to Fill the Unexpired Term effective March 5, 2007 to January 31, 2010

 

11.       APPROVAL OF BILL LIST

 

 

12.       NEW BUSINESS

 

a.         Discussion-Registration Fee Increase for Twirling Program- Recretaion Director Brian McNany

b.         Discussion-Registration Fee Increase for Jack Funsch 5 Mile Run/One  Mile Fun Run Registration-Recreation Brian McNany

            c.         Discussion-Amend Volunteer Coaching Requirements

            d.         Authorization To Increase Fees for 2007 Twirling Program

e.         Authorization To Increase Fees for 2007 Jack Funsch 5 Mile Run/One Mile Fun Run

            f.          Notification of Bond Sale

 

13        UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

14.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

15.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next meeting for Budget review is March 3, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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 26, 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.

 

17.       Adjournment