TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD
MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

NOVEMBER 12, 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.         POLICE DEPARTMENT PROMOTION

OATHS OF OFFICE – ADMINISTERED BY MAYOR PALMIERI

           

            a.         Sergeant Christopher Oswald

 

3.         PROCLAMATION-FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH-NOVEMBER 2007

 

4.         COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.         Mayor Palmieri – Police Department, Library Board

b.         Council President Gasparini- Planning Board, Environmental Commission

c.         Councilman Smallheer – Fire Department, Finance Department

            d.         Councilman LaForgia-Recreation Commission, DPW Department

            e.         Councilman Mastrangelo – Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Committee

 

           

 

 

5.         INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

 

            a.         Ordinance #2007-21, An Ordinance to Amend the Emergency Services

Volunteer Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) for Members of the West Essex First Aid Squad in the Township of West Caldwell, County of Essex, State of New Jersey Pursuant to P.L. 1997 C.388 (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183, ET SEQ.)

 

b.         Ordinance #2007-22, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 5-3.1 of the Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Dog License and Registration

            Fees

             

            c.         Ordinance #2007-23, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 18-2.4 of the

                        Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Rate Increase for Water

                        Service Charges

 

6.         2ND  READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

 

a.                   Ordinance #2007-20, Designation of the National Incident Management

System (NIMS) as the Basis for all Incident Management in the County of Essex

           

7.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

DPW Department Resolutions

 

a.                   Authorization to Amend Resolution #2007-277 “Authorizing Contract

Union Increase and Promotion to Walter Kret Senior Repairman, Grade 3 to the Position of Equipment Operator, Grade 1 in the Department of Public Works

b.                  Authorization to Amend Resolution #2007-278 “Authorizing Contract

Union Increase to Michael Mortensen in the Department of Public Works

c.                   Authorization of Contract Union Increase and Promotion of Ronald Barrington, Principal Mechanic Grade 1 to Principal Mechanic, Grade 2

d.                  Authorization to Hire Seasonal Help to Work in the Department of Public

Works

e.                   Authorization to Hire Robert Briant as a Water & Sewer repairman, Grade 2 in the Department of Public Works effective November 16, 2007

 

Engineering Department Resolutions

 

f           Authorization to Return Road Opening Bond to Montana Construction

            Corp., Inc. in the amount of $2,500.00

 

Finance Department Resolutions

 

g.         Corrective Action Plan for 2007

 

 

 

Fire Department Resolutions

 

h.         Granting Approval of Township Fire Department Member Application

            to Daniel K. Caniano

 

 

Miscellaneous Resolution

 

i.          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

j.              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

k.            A Resolution Appointing Joseph Catenaro as Municipal Housing Liaison

l.               Authorization to Execute Agreement for Emergency Medical Services and

      Medical Transportation By and Between Atlantic Ambulance Corp., and

the Township of Fairfield

 

 

8.         APPROVAL OF BILLS LIST

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

 

            a.         Discussion of Increase to Towing Fees-Lt. Charles Voelker

 

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Regular) is November 26, 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

November 12, 2007

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

a.  Litigation-Update on pending/anticipated litigation matters

b.  Personnel-Carry Over Time/Hiring process

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