MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

MARCH 24, 2008 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 12, 2007.

 

 

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

           

 

2          PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION MARCH “RED CROSS MONTH”

 

 

 3.        COMMUNICATIONS

           

Mayor Palmieri                                     Police Department, Library Board

Council President Mastrangelo  Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Commission

Councilman LaForgia                            Recreation Department, Fire Department

Councilman Gasparini               Finance Department, Planning Board

Councilman McGlynn                           Environmental Commission, Dept. of Public Works

 

 

4.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

            a.         Ordinance #2008-04, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4-18.8 of the

                                    Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Towing Charges

 

5.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

            a.         Ordinance #2008-03, An Ordinance to Fix Salaries and Other Compensation

                                    of the Municipal Officers and Employees of the Township of Fairfield

                                    and Repealing all Other Ordinances Effective January 1, 2008

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

           

            a.         December 10, 2007                 Special Meeting Minutes

            b.         December 10, 2007                 Special Executive Minutes

            c.         January 14, 2008                      Conference Meeting Minutes

            d.         January 14, 2008                      Executive Meeting Minutes

            e.         January 14, 2008                      2nd Executive Meeting Minutes

            f.          January 23, 2008                      Special Meeting Minutes

            g.         January 23, 2008                      Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            h.         January 28, 2008                      Special Meeting Minutes

            i.          January 28, 2008                      Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            j.          January 28, 2008                      Regular Meeting Minutes

            k.         January 28, 2008                      Executive Meeting Minutes

            l.          February 4, 2008                     Special Meeting Minutes

            m.        February 4, 2008                     Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            n.         February 11, 2008                   Special Meeting Minutes

            o.         February 11, 2008                   Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            p.         February 11, 2008                   Conference Meeting Minutes

            q.         February 13, 2008                   Special Joint Board Meeting Minutes

            r.          February 25, 2008                   Regular Meeting Minutes

            s.          February 25, 2008                   Executive Meeting Minutes

            t.          March 10, 2008                       Conference Meeting Minutes

            u.         March 10, 2008                       Executive Meeting Minutes

 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

           

DPW Department Resolutions

a.                   Award of Contract with First Occupational Center of New Jersey, Inc.

Grass Clippings Collection for the Year 2008

b.                  Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement Between the Township of

Fairfield and the Borough of North Caldwell for the Leaf Composting for the

Year 2008

 

 

 

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

c.                   Award of Contract for the Reconstruction of Big Piece Road Section 10

to Jenicar Builders

 

 

            Municipal Clerks Department Resolutions

d.                  Approval of Pull Tab Raffle License to Just Cheer All Stars, Inc. to be held on

April 30, 2008

 

 

Miscellaneous Resolutions

e.         Accepting the Letter of Retirement for Barbara Puglisi, as Senior Secretary

            in Fire Prevention effective April 30, 2008

f.              Accepting the Letter of Retirement for Justin Lizza Sr., as Fire Prevention

Inspector effective July 1, 2008

            g.         A Resolution Modifying Resolution #2008-73 Regarding Professional

Legal Services relating to Arthur to Thibault of the Law Firm of

Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murhy (After discussion in Executive Session)

h.         A Resolution Approving A Professional Services Contract By and Between the

            Township of Fairfield and the Law Firm of Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg &

            Norgaard, LLC as Township Attorney for the Calendar 2008 Effective April 1,

            2008

i.                     A Resolution Modifying Resolution #2008-01 Regarding Interim Legal Services (After discussion in Executive Session)

 

Finance Department Resolutions

j.         Authorizing 2007 Appropriation Reserve Transfers”  N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59 Resolution

 

                       

 

8.         BILLS LIST

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

           

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

 12.      ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference Meeting) April 14, 2008 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 24, 2008

2.         The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed in Executive Session

a.  Litigation-Update on Manna Federal Litigation, Pio Costa, DEG

b.  Contracts-Professional Services Contracts

c.  Personnel-  

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