TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 23, 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.         PRESENTATION BY THE WEST ESSEX BOARD OF EDUCATION

           

Dr. Janice Dime, Interim School Superintendent

                        Joyce Candido, Board President

                        Frank Antonucci, Board of Education Fairfield Representative

 

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARING ON ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR LOCAL CURB IMPROVEMENTS ON BIG PIECE ROAD, FLEETWOOD AVENUE AND DALE DRIVE  – TAX ASSESSOR LONGO

 

 

4.         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 Comm.

 

 

 

5.         DISCUSSION AND INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

a.         Ordinance #2009-13, An Ordinance of the Township of Fairfield, New Jersey to

            Amend, Supplement and Revise Chapter Fourteen of the Code of the Township of

            Fairfield Regarding Fire Prevention

           

            b.         Ordinance #2009-14, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4-19.5of the Code of the

Township of Fairfield Relating License Fee Increase of Hotels, Motels, Lodges and Inns

 

           

6.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING ON 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

 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

            Tax Collector Resolutions

a.             Cancellation of Small Credit Balances for the Years 2001 through 2008 in the

Amount of $79.88

b.            Refund of Overpayments of Taxes due to granted State Tax Court Judgments in

Amount of $40,140.05

c.             A Resolution Authorizing the Municipal Tax Collector to Cancel Taxes on

Certain Exempt Properties for 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the amount of $2,292.34

d.            Payment of Money on Redemption of Tax Title Lien Certificate 07-1517 to J.N.

Properties in the amount of $2,062.00

 

e.             Cancellation of Taxes for the Year 2009 and Refund of the Prorated First Quarter

In the amount of $812.71

f.             Cancellation of Penalties on AMB/AMS Water Accounts

 

            Tax Assessor Department Resolutions

g.            Confirming Assessments for the Construction of Curb Improvements and Other

Related Expenses on Big Piece Road Regarding Ordinance #2002-12

h.            Confirming Assessments for the Construction of Curb Improvements and Other

Related Expenses on Fleetwood Avenue Regarding Ordinance #2005-12

i.              Confirming Assessments for the Construction of Curb Improvements and Other

Related Expenses on Dale Drive Regarding Ordinance #2007-14

 

            Municipal Clerks Department Resolutions

j.               Approval to Renew a Limousine License to America’s Best, Inc. d/b/a America’s

Best Limo of 330 Route 46 East, Fairfield for fifteen (15) vehicles licensing term to expire on March 31, 2010

k.            Approval to Renew a Limousine License to NJ Limo Bus & Car Service of 125

Clinton Road Unit 4, Fairfield for six (6) vehicles and Ray Place West Bldg #10, Fairfield for four (4) vehicles licensing term to expire March 31, 2010

           

            Miscellaneous Resolutions

l.               A Resolution Authorizing to Continue to Provide Health and Dental Benefits,
       Prescription Coverage and Reimbursement through the Township’s program and

Medicare premiums to Doris Hochstein effective February 27, 2009

m.          Authorization to Submit a Grant Application and Execute a Grant Agreement

Between the Township of Fairfield and Essex County relating to the 2009 Open

Space Local Aid Program

n.            A Resolution Supporting the Change in the Township’s dental insurance for all

Township Employees and retirees from Delta Dental to Horizon Dental effective

May 1, 2009

           

            Recreation Department Resolutions

o.            Authorization to Increase Fees for 2009 Summer Camp Program and Football Fees

For the 2009 Season

 

            Finance Department Resolutions

p.            Deferred Regional High School Tax

q.            Deferred Local District School Tax

r.              Renewal of Temporary Budget

 

Engineering Department Resolutions

s.            Authorization to Sign NJDEPE Statement of Consent Treatment Works Approval

Permit for Proposed Development of Evans Run, located in West Caldwell

 

 

8.         APPROVAL OF BILLS LIST

9.         NEW BUSINESS

            a.         Discussion on Athletic Fields and Recreation Facilities Use Policy-Pat Freda

 

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference) April 13, 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 23, 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