TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 20, 2008 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Acting Mayor Mastrangelo 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.                  CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL ON FILLING MAYOR VACANCY

 

 

2.         RESOLUTION APPOINTING______________MAYOR OF THE

TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD, FILLING AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING  DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

3.         OATH OF OFFICE

 

 

4.         MAYOR’S REMARKS

 

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

6.         COMMUNICATIONS

           

Acting Mayor Mastrangelo                 Police Department, Library Board

                                                            Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Comm

Councilman LaForgia                         Recreation Department, Fire Dept.

Councilman Gasparini             Finance Department, Planning Board

Councilman McGlynn                         Environmental Comm, Dept. of Public Works

 

 

7.         BOARD OF HEALTH

            a.         Activity Reports

 

            b.         Monthly Reports

 

 

            8.         COMMENDATIONS-POLICE CHIEF VOELKER     

             

           

 

9.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

a.         Ordinance #2008-11, Refunding Bond Ordinance Providing for  Payment of Amount Owing to Others for Taxes Levied in and by the Township of Fairfield, in the County of Essex, New Jersey,

                        Appropriating $540,000 therefor and Authorizing the Issuance

Of $540,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof 

 

10.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

                       

                        a.         July 28, 2008                           Regular Meeting Minutes

                        b.         July 28, 2008                           Executive Meeting Minutes

                        c.         August 11, 2008                     Conference Meeting Minutes

                        d.         August 11, 2008                     Executive Meeting Minutes

                        e.         August 25, 2008                     Regular Meeting Minutes

                        f.          August 25, 2008                     Executive Meeting Minutes

                        g.         September 8, 2008                  Conference Meeting Minutes

                        h.         September 8, 2008                  Executive Meeting Minutes

                        i.          September 22, 2008                Regular Meeting Minutes

                        j.          September 22, 2008                Executive Meeting Minutes

                        k.         September 23, 2008                Special Meeting Minutes

                        l.          September 23, 2008                Special Executive Meeting Minutes

                                               

                       

11.        CONSENT AGENDA

Appointment Resolution

a.             Appointment of LeeAnn Silletti as a member to the Municipal Alliance Committee for a two year term to expire on December 31, 2009

                        Engineering Department Resolutions

b.          Authorization to Release Escrow Balance to Sterling Green LLC in the

Amount of $5,047.13 plus interest Escrow Account #21654 and Engineering Inspection Escrow Account #21656 in the amount of $5,924.78 plus interest

c.             Rejection of lowest bid of Crossroads Construction Co and Award of

Bid Contract to Second Low Bid to Jenicar Builders Contractors Co. for   Reconstruction of Meadow Court in the amount of $112,578.89

d.            Award of a Bid Contract for Reconstruction of Oakland Terrace to Jenicar

Builders Contracts Co. in the amount of $131,084.18

                         e.          Authorization of the Reduction of Performance Bond to Hollywood

                                    Developers, LLC. From $292,000 to $216,000 Cash Bond from $29,200.00

                                    To $21,600.00

 

 

            Recreation Department Resolutions

f.             Authorization to Include Judy Aulenbach, Busy Hand Teacher and Lori

DeMary, Teachers Aide onto the Township’s Payroll retroactive from October 1, 2008

 

                        Tax Collector Department Resolutions

                        g.         Payment of Money on Redemption of Tax Title Lien Certificate 06-1502 to

                                    Royal Tax Lien Services in the amount of $63,872.07

                        h.         Payment of Homestead Rebate to Alexandro Canals in the amount of

                                    $1,000.00, Jonathan Struss in the amount of $907.20 and Kelly Werner in

                                    the amount of $872.92

i.              Transfer of Homestead Refund for Block 5101 Lot 57 to Block 4901.02 Lot

10.31 in the amount of $1487.80

                        j.          Correction of Name on Resolution #2008-229 from Carmella Zincone to

                                    Manuela Zincone

 

            Finance Department Resolutions

            k.         Authorization to hire Rosalie Ciampi as Full-Time Principal Clerk

                        Bookkeeper, Grade IV in the Finance Department effective October 24,

                        2008

 

            Municipal Clerk’s Department Resolutions

            l.          Approval of Raffle License #2008-12 to St. Thomas More Rosary Society

                        for 50/50 On Premise Raffle

 

 

12.       BILLS LIST

 

 

13.       NEW BUSINESS

                        a.         Discussion on Camp Wyanokie Dam Remediation

                        b.         Discussion of CDBG Grant for Handicap Access Doors at the Library

                        c.         Explanation of Referendum question on November 4, 2008 General Election

                        d.         Discussion on increase of Basketball and Basketball Clinic Fees

                        e.         Authorization to Increase Fees for 2009 Basketball and Basketball Clinic

                                    Program

                        f.          Discussion of Fairfield Greens Subdivision-Seely Street

 

14.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                       

 

 

15.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

16.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference Meeting) November 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

 

17.       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 October 20, 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

 

 

18.       ADJOURNMENT