MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 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.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board

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

 

3.         2nd READING AND PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDIANNCES

 

 

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REVISE CHAPTER 45 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGARDING ADULT BOOKSTORES, TATTOO PARLORS & SIMILAR USES (WITHDRAWN WILL BE REINTRODUCED)

 

 

4.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

 

a.                   Ordinance #2007-07, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 45-12.4 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD REGULATING THE LOCATION AND USE OF TENTS AND CANOPIES AS ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

 

b.         Ordinance #2007-08, AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING THE CODE

            OF THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEFENSE

            AND INDEMNIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

 

c.         Ordinance #2007-09, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SALE OF PREPETUAL CONSERVATION EASEMENTS ON TOWNSHIP PROPERTY TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEER

 

 

 

5.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

Tax Collectors Resolutions

 

a.         Authorization to Amend Resolution #2006-276 for Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 due to Granted State Tax Court Judgment to Ogden Projects, Inc.

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

 

b.         Authorization to Release Escrow Balance with Interest to Philip Maetoso (Hollywood Pizza), Application #1-2005, 376 Fairfield Road, Block 2701, Lot 4 in the amount of $4,592.95

            c.         A Resolution Granting Right of Way to Optimum Lightpath for the

Installation of Fiber Optic Cable

           

Contract Resolutions

 

d.                  A Resolution of the Township of Fairfield Directing Application be made to the Local Finance Board Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:2-11 (c) and 40A:2-7 (d)

e.                   A Resolution Approving Agreement By and Between the Township of Fairfield and Garden Homes Management to Reimburse for Municipal Services

 

Municipal Clerks’ Re            solutions

 

f.          Approval of Raffle License #2007-04 to Fairfield Home and School Association 50/50 Off Premise Raffle

g.         Approval of Raffle License #2007-05 to St. Thomas More Church

 

Miscellaneous Resolution

 

h.         A Resolution Amending Resolution #2005-216 Requesting that the County of Essex Impose Weight Restrictions on Certain County Road within the Township of Fairfield 

 

 

6.         NEW BUSINESS

 

 

7.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

           

8.         PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

9.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) is March 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

10.       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 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.

 

 

11.       ADJOURNMENT.