AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

December 17, 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.         PRESENTATION FOR SERVICE TO THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

 

 

3.         PROCLAMATION TO MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

 

                     Raymond Ozyjowski            Christopher Minardi Eugene Iandolo

                     Joseph Bell                            Eric Schubert

 

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.         2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING

 

a.         Ordinance #2007-24, An Ordinance Adding Chapter VII to the Code

of  the Township of Fairfield Regarding Health Regulations

 

b.         Ordinance #2007-25, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 4-18.18 of the

            Code of the Township of Fairfield Regarding Towing and Storage Charges

 

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

            a.         November 12, 2007                 Conference Meeting Minutes

            b.         November 12, 2007                 Executive Meeting Minutes

            c.         December 3, 2007                   Special Meeting Minutes

            d.         December 3, 2007                   Special Executive Meeting Minutes

            e.         December 3, 2007                   Regular Meeting Minutes

            f.          December 3, 2007                   Executive Meeting Minutes

           

                       

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS

 

            Engineering Department Resolutions

 

a.                   Authorization to Release Escrow Balance with Interest to All Creatures Realty, LLC in the Amount of $3,863.81

b.         Authorization to Sign NJDEPE Statements of Consent Sanitary Sewer

            Extension to Innovative Development & Bldg. Co. LLC for Block 3401, Lot 36

c.         Authorization to Execute an Agreement between the Township of Fairfield and NJDOT Jurisdictional Agreement #4607

d.         Return of Road Opening Bond #29808 to Stanley Zon, Block 3908, Lot 8

            in the amount of $500.00

e.         Authorization to Accept Change Order #1 for 2007 Road Resurfacing Program in the amount of $4,240.38

 

Fire Department Resolutions

 

f.             Authorization to Solicit Bids for Commercial Grade Fitness Equipment for

     the Fire Department of the Township of Fairfield

 

Health Department Resolutions

 

g.             Authorization to Execute an Agreement Between the Township of

Fairfield and Garden State Laboratories, Inc. for Various Food and

Water Samples

 

 

Municipal Clerks’ Resolution

 

h.          Approval of Raffle 2007-16, to Diane D’Apolito-May “Beyond the

            Rainbow Foundation

i.          Approval of Raffle 2007-17, to Diane D’Apolito-May “Beyond the

Rainbow Foundation

j.          Approval of Raffle 2007-18, to Diane D’Apolito-May “Beyond the

Rainbow Foundation

 

            Tax Collectors Department Resolutions

 

            k.         Reduction of Taxes for the Year 2007 on Block 5402 Lot 2 due to

                        reduced Assessment in the Amount of $2,127.67

l.               A Resolution Authorizing the Municipal Tax Collector to Cancel Taxes

On Certain Exempt Properties for the Second Half 2007 and Preliminary 2008 in the Amount of $2,438.58

m.           Credit of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2007 to the First Quarter

      2008 on Block 2703, Lot 23 in the amount of $1,325.50

            n.         Refund of Overpayment of Taxes for the Year 2006 to BRE/PRIME

                        Properties, LLC in the amount of $37,800.00

o.         A Resolution Authorizing the Municipal Tax Collector to Cancel Taxes on Certain Exempt Properties for the Second Half 2007, the Year 2007 and the Preliminary 2008 in the amount of $5,499.71

p.         A Resolution Authorizing the Municipal Tax Collector to Cancel Taxes

            on Certain Exempt Properties for the Send Half 2006 and Preliminary 2007 in the amount of $6,097.86

 

Finance Department Resolutions

 

q.         Authorizing 2007 Appropriation Transfer N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

 

Miscellaneous Resolutions

 

r.          Adopting the Township of Fairfield Employee Handbook Manual

s.          Award of Professional Service Contract to Coded Systems Corporation

t.          A Resolution Authorizing the Reimbursement of a Portion of Defense

            Costs of Township Appointed Official

 

8.         APPROVAL OF BILL LIST

 

 

 

9.         NEW BUSINESS

 

a.         Designation of Primary Bank for 2008-John McCluskey, Finance Officer

 

 

 

10.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

 

11.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

12.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Organizational) is January 1, 2008 at 12Noon.

 

 

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 December 17, 2007

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

a.         Litigation-Update, PBA correspondence     

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