TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

DECEMBER 29, 2008 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Mayor Gasparini 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. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

 

2.   PRESENTATION TO RICHARD MASTRANGELO FOR SERVICE TO THE TOWNSHIP OF FAIRFIELD

 

 

 

3.   COMMUNICATIONS

            Mayor Gasparini                                 Police Department, Library Board,

Council President Mastrangelo           Municipal Alliance Committee, Pool Commission, Planning Board

Councilman LaForgia                         Recreation Department, Fire Department

Councilman McGlynn                         Environmental Commission, Dept. of Public Works

Councilman Connington                     Finance Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     4.    2ND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE

a.   Ordinance #2008-16, An Ordinance Authorizing the Execution of an

            Agreement Amending and Supplementing (i) the Service Contract

Between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park & Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Township of Pequannock, date August 3, 1977; (ii) the Service Contract Between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park & Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lincoln Park, in the County of Morris, and the Township of Fairfield, in the County of Essex, dated January 17, 1975, as amended and supplemented; (iii) the Agreement Between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park & Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lincoln Park, the Township of Fairfield & the Township of Pequannock, dated May 20, 1982; (iv) the Agreement Between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park & Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lincoln Park, the Township of Fairfield & the Township of Pequannock, Dated December 20, 1985; (v) the Agreement Between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park and Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Pequannock River Basin Regional Sewerage Authority, date December 20, 1985; and (vi) the Agreement between the Pequannock, Lincoln Park & Fairfield Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lincoln Park, the Township of Fairfield & the Township of Pequannock, Dated December 1, 2005

 

            b.  Ordinance #2008-17, Bond Ordinance Providing an Appropriation of $33,000 for

                        Acquisition of Various Items of Equipment for the Water System for and by the

                        Township of Fairfield, in the County of Essex, New Jersey and Authorizing the

                        Issuance of $31,350 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing Part of the

                        Appropriation

 

            c.  Ordinance #2008-18, Bond Ordinance Providing an Appropriation of $90,000 for

                        Acquisition of Various Items of Equipment for the Sewer System for and by the

                        Township of Fairfield, in the County of Essex, New Jersey and Authorizing the

                        Issuance of $85,500 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing Part of

                        the Appropriation

 

            d.  Ordinance #2008-19, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 45-74 of the Code of the

                        Township of Fairfield Relating to Affordable Housing Development Fee of the

                        Township of Fairfield

 

5.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

                       

            a.         December 8, 2008                   Regular Meeting Minutes

            b.         December 8, 2008                   Executive Meeting Minutes

                       

 

6.         CONSENT AGENDA

            Police Department Resolutions

a.                   A Resolution Supporting the “Over the Limit Under Arrest” 2008 Year End

Crackdown

 

Tax Collector Department Resolutions

            b.         Cancellation of Taxes on Block 1502 Lot 1.02 for the Years 2006, 2007, 2008

                        and 2009 in the total amount of $120,076.31

           

c.         Payment of Money on Redemption of Tax Title Lien within Ten Days of Sale

            to J.N. Properties in the amount of $707.32  

 

            Municipal Clerks Department Resolutions

            d.         Award of Professional Service Contract to Coded Systems Corporation for

                        codification of the Township Code Book for the year 2009

            e.         Approval to Renew a Towing License to Mountainview Auto of Wayne, NJ for

                        a licensing period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

            f.          Approval to Renew a Towing License to Camp Auto & Truck Parts, Inc. of

                        Wayne for a licensing period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

g.                  Approval to Renew a Towing License to Criger Service, Inc of Fairfield for

A licensing period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

            h.         Approval to Issue a Towing License to C&L Towing Service d/b/a Napoli

                        Transportation of Parsippany for a licensing period from January 1, 2009 to

                        December 31, 2009

 

            Fire Department Resolutions

i.              Approval of Annual Volunteer Firefighters Clothing Allowance for the Year 2008

            j.          Granting Approval of Township Fire Department Member Application to

                        Michael A. Mierzwa

 

Finance Department Resolutions

k.         Appointment of Sally Vitcenz as Permanent Part Time Clerk Bookkeeper, Grade

                        II in the Finance Department effective January 12, 2008     

l.          Approval of 2007 Corrective Action Plan 

m.        Authorization for the Cancellation of Outstanding Checks 

n.         Authorizing 2008 Appropriation Transfers N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

 

            Miscellaneous Resolutions

o.         A Resolution of the Council of the Township of Fairfield Endorsing a Third Round Housing Element and Fair Share Plan; Authorizing the Filing of Said Plan with COAH; and Seeking Court Approval of the Plan in Accordance with Section 313 (a) of the Fair Housing Act

p.         A Resolution of the Council of the Township of Fairfield Requesting the Court

            to Review and Approve the Township’s Draft Spending Plan

q.                  A Resolution of the Council of the Township of Fairfield Requesting that the

Court Review and Approve the Township’s Development Fee Ordinance

 

7.         BILLS LIST

 

 

8.         NEW BUSINESS

            a.         Proposed Amendment to Ordinance for Bulk Purchase

Water Rate-Administrator Catenaro

            b.         Tax Refunding Bond-(Informational)

 

9.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

                       

 

 

10.       PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

 

 

 

11.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING DATE

 

Next Mayor and Council meeting (Organizational) is January 1, 2009 at 12Noon

 

 

12.       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 29, 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-update

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

 

13.       ADJOURNMENT