MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

NOVEMBER 26, 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.         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

 

3.         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - FIRST PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         October 2, 2007          Special Meeting Minutes

            b.         October 2, 2007          Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            c.         October 8, 2007          Conference Meeting Minutes

            d.         October 8, 2007          Executive Meeting Minutes

            e.         October 22, 2007        Special Meeting Minutes

            f.          October 22, 2007        Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            g.         October 22, 2007        Regular Meeting Minutes

            h.         October 22,2007         Executive Meeting Minutes

            i.          October 29, 2007        Special Meeting Minutes

            j.          October 29, 2007        Special Executive Meeting Minutes

 

5.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING

     

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

Volunteer Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) for Members of

West Essex First Aid Squad in the Township of West Caldwell, County of

Essex, State of New Jersey Pursuant to P.L. 1997 C. 288 (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

     

7.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

 

a.                   Authorization of Acceptance of Improvements Associated with Fairfield

Greens Subdivision and Authorization of the Return of Performance Bond in the Amount of $24,366.00 Plus Interest and Driveway Completion Bond $2,500.00 and Driveway Completion Bond in the amount of $10,000.00 Plus Interest to Integrity Builders

b.                  A Return of Road Opening Bond #29814 to Fairfield Plumbing, Inc.

8 Kulick Road, Block 1002, Lot 7 in the amount of $1,000.00

           

           

Finance Department Resolutions

 

c.         Authoring Transfer of Funds N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

 

8.         BILL LIST

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

 

a.                   Associated Humane Society Renewal Contract for 2008

c.         Discussion for Resolution Urging the Legislature to Preserve RCA

            Agreement

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Conference) is December 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

13.       MOTION TO ADJOURN 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.                  he public shall be excluded from discussion of any action on the closed Session of the Meeting of the Mayor and Council of November 26, 2007

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

a.      Litigiation-McNany Update, Pio Costa, Brennan Federal

   Action

b.  Personnel-Police Chief/Deputy Chief hiring

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