TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 9, 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.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

 

2.         PROCLAMATION FOR GIRL SCOUT WEEK  (MARCH 8-14, 2009)

 

                                    TROOP #                    (Kindergarten)

                                    TROOP#1259             (1st Grade)

                                    TROOP#373               (2nd Grade)

 

 

3.         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

 

4.         DISCUSSION AND INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

a.         Ordinance #2009-09, An Ordinance To Amend, Supplement and Revise Chapter 45 of the Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Massage Therapy as an Accessory Use

            to Health Clubs

 

b.         Ordinance #2009-10, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 16 of the Code of the

            Township of Fairfield Regarding Recycling-(Township Engineer)

 

c.         Ordinance #2009-11, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 45of the Code of the Township

            of Fairfield Regarding Temporary Signs/Banners     

 

d.         Ordinance #2009-12, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 6 of the Code of the Township

            of Fairfield Relating to Liquor License Fees

 

 

5.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

a.         Ordinance #2009-05, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4 of the Code of the Township of Fairfield to Provide for Clothing Donation Bins

           

            b.         Ordinance #2009-06, An Ordinance to Amend and Supplement the

                        Revised Ordinances of the Township of Fairfield, County of Essex

                        Relating to Sewer Rate Adjustment

 

            c.         Ordinance #2009-07, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 18-2.4 of the

                        Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Rate Increase for Water

                        Service Charges

 

d.         Ordinance #2009-08, An Ordinance of the Township of Fairfield, New Jersey to Address the Requirements of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) Regarding Compliance with the Municipality’s Prior Round and Third Round Affordable Housing Obligations

 

 

           

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            a.         February 23,2009        Regular Meeting Agenda

            b.         February 23, 2009       Executive Meeting Agenda               

 

 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

            Engineering Department Resolutions

a.       Authorization to Release of Escrow Balance to Irene Goggins in the amount of $11.20

 

 

 

 

            Police Department Resolutions

b.      Authorization to Hire Debra Lynn McCue as Police Dispatcher for the Police Department effective March 16,2009

c.       Authorization to Hire John Thomas Herbert as Police Dispatcher for the Police Department effective March 16, 2009

d.      Authorization to Sign NJDOT  Municipal Police Traffic Director Agreement for Route 46/Hollywood Avenue

 

Municipal Clerk Department Resolutions

e.       Approval to Renew a Limousine License to Monetti, Inc., Mercury Mail & Messenger for a licensing period ending March 31, 2010

f.       Approval to Renew a Limousine License to Jade Limousine for a licensing period ending March 31, 2010

 

Miscellaneous Resolutions

g.      A Resolution to the Settlement Between the Municipal Excess Liability Fund (MEL) and

  Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brennan

 

            Finance Department Resolutions

h.      A Resolution to Cancel Unexpended Balances on Certain Capital Improvements

i.        Authorizing 2008 Appropriation Reserve Transfers N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

 

            DPW Department Resolutions

j.        Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Grade Promotion to Walter Kret in the

  Department of Public Works in the amount of $1,000.00         

k.      Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Grade Promotion to Andrew Williams in the

  Department of Public Works in the amount of $1,000.00

l.        Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Grade Promotion to James Artale in the

  Department of Public Works in the amount of $1,000.00

 

Recreation Department Resolutions

m.    Award of Bid Swim Pool Snack Bar Concession to Hollywood Pizzeria & Restaurant

 

 

8.         APPROVAL OF BILLS LIST

 

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

a.         Discussion of construction work to bridge over Route 46/Montville-(Administrator)

            b.         Discussion on Waiver form pertaining to Township easements-(Administrator)

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

           

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) March 23, 2009 at 7:00PM

 

 

13.       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 March 9, 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

 

 

14.       ADJOURNMENT