MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

AUGUST 11, 2008 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Mayor Palmieri 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 12, 2007.

 

 

1.                  PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

2.         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

 

3.         ADOPTION OF THE 2008 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

 

                        a.         Resolution to Adopt the 2008 Budget

 

 

4.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

 

Ordinance #2008-08, FIRE PREVENTION ORDINANCE

 

   Ordinance #2008-09, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 21 of the Code of the   

          Township of Fairfield Regarding Streams, Watercourses, Catch Basins, Street

          Stormwater Sewer Inlet and Drainage Ditches to Include Fertilizer

          Applications

 

 

 

5.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

                       

                        a.         June 19, 2008                          Special Budget Session Minutes

                        b.         June 23, 2008                          Regular Session Minutes

                        c.         July 14, 2008                           Conference Session Minutes

                                               

                       

6.         CONSENT AGENDA

                       

Finance Resolutions

1.                  Accepting the Letter of Resignation from Donna Cook as Assistant

Municipal Treasurer, Grade VI, effective August 8, 2008

           

            Police Resolutions

1.         Authorization to Accept Bid for the In-Car Digital Recording System For the Police Department

 

 

7.         NEW BUSINESS

                        a.         Discussion-Increase in Public Safety Related Costs

b.         A Resolution Endorsing S-1976/A-2982, An Increase in State  Police Surcharges to Defray Costs of Local Police Services

           

                       

8.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                       

 

 

9.         PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

10.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular Meeting) August 25, 2008 at 7:00PM

 

 

11.       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 August 11, 2008

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

 

12.       ADJOURNMENT