MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

OCTOBER 22, 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 and The Progress on December 15, 2006.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

2.         BOARD OF HEALTH REPORT-

 

            a.         Monthly Reports

            b.         Activity Report

 

3.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board

b.         Council President Gasparini- Planning Board, Environmental Commission

c.         Councilman Smallheer – Fire Department, Finance Department

            e.         Councilman LaForgia-Recreation Commission, DPW Department

            f.          Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

4.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

 

a.         Ordinance #2007-20, An Ordinance Designating the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the Basis for all Incident Management in the County of Essex

 

5.         2nd READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

 

            a.         Ordinance #2007-19, An Ordinance Amending Chapter XLV of the Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Zoning

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         September 10, 2007                 Conference Session Meeting Minutes

            b.         September 10, 2007                 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

            c.         September 24, 2007                 Regular Session Meeting Minutes

            d.         September 24, 2007                 Executive Session Meeting Minutes

                       

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

 

Engineering Department Resolutions

 

a.                   A Resolution Authorizing a Change Order for Big Piece Road Section 9 Reconstruction to DLS Contracting

b.                  Authorization to Return Road Opening Bond to Alan Kelso

 

Department of Public Works Resolutions

 

c.                   Authorization to Promote Walter Kret, Senior Repairman, Grade 3 to the Position of Equipment Operator, Grade 1 in the Department of Public Works Per Union Contract

d.                  Authorization of Contract Union Increase to Michael Mortensen in the Department of Public Works

 

Finance Department Resolutions

 

e.                   Governing Body Certification of the 2006 Annual Audit

 

Miscellaneous Contract Resolutions

 

f.                    A Resolution Clarifying Professional Service Contract  Awarded by

The Township of Fairfield to Arthur R. Thibault, Jr. Esq. of the Firm of Apruzzese McDermott, Mastro & Murphy

g.                   A Resolution Clarifying Professional Service Contract Awarded by the

Township of Fairfield to Bennett M. Stern, Esq. of the Firm of Stern, Lavinthal, Frankenberg & Norgaard

 

Municipal Clerks’ Resolution

 

h.         Approval of Raffle License #2007-15 to St. Thomas More Rosary Society

            for a Pull Tab-Instant Raffle January 1, 2008-December31, 2008

i.               Approval of Bingo License #2007-02 to St. Thomas More Rosary Society

for January 5, 2008- December 27, 2008

            Tax Collectors Department Resolutions

 

j.          A Resolution to Omit C&C Builders from the 2007 Tax Sale List

k.         A Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 to Wolf Block and Exposition Realty, LLC in the amount of $2,003.40

l.          Payment of Veteran’s Deduction for the Year 2007 to James Mastandrea and Stephen Filipow in the Total Amount of $500.00

m.        A Refund of Overpayment of Taxes Due to Granted State Tax Court Judgement to VitaQuest International, LLC in the amount of $6,131.16

 

 

 

8.         APPROVAL OF BILL LIST

 

 

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

 

            a.         Discussion-Increase of Annual Dog Fees for January 2008

            b.         Discussion-Parameters of Temporary Use of Office Trailers

 

 

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference) is November 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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 October 22, 2007

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

a.       Litigation-Status of Federal litigation Manna et. al vs. Twp

                        of Fairfield/ Status of Police disciplinary matters/

                        Discussion of pending-anticipated litigation            

b.   Personnel-Police Department    

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.

 

 

 

14.       Adjournment