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									                                   BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
                                           263 Somerset Street
                                       North Plainfield, New Jersey

                                                  AGENDA

                                   BIENNIAL ORGANIZATION MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2007                           1:00 P.M.               COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Call to Order by Mayor Janice G. Allen

Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

OATH OF OFFICE BY MAYOR JANICE G. ALLEN TO COUNCIL MEMBERS-ELECT:


                                             MARY H. FORBES

                                          MICHAEL GIORDANO JR.

                                         DOUGLAS M. SINGLETERRY

                                              DANIEL SOTO

ROLL CALL

Council Members:                              Mary H. Forbes
                                              Michael Giordano Jr.
                                              Robert E. Hitchcock
                                              Frank Righetti
                                              Douglas M. Singleterry
                                              Daniel Soto
                                              Frank “Skip” Stabile


INVOCATION: Rev. J. Brooks Smith, Pastor of Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church

RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Forbes:
01-01-07-01 Adoption of the Rules of Order for the Years 2007 and 2008              Roll Call

NOMINATIONS BY COUNCIL FOR PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR YEARS 2007 AND 2008


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RESOLUTION:
Mr. Giordano:
01-01-07-02 Election of the President of the Council for years 2007 and 2008        Roll Call

Council President presides for the remainder of the meeting

NOMINATIONS BY COUNCIL FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL FOR YEARS 2007 AND 2008

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Hitchcock:
01-01-07-03 Election of the Vice President of the Council for years 2007 and 2008   Roll Call

APPOINTMENTS BY COUNCIL REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

       BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

                      Jack Fowler                               Four-year term
                      Alexandro Kuga                            Four-year term
                      John C. Langenbach, Alternate No.2        Two-year term

       PARKING AUTHORITY:

                      Nathan A. Rudy                            Five-year term

       BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER TO THE MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE:

                      Douglas M. Singleterry                    One-year term

       COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                      Douglas M. Singleterry                    One-year term

       COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                      Mary H. Forbes                            One-year term

       COUNCIL MEMBER AS CLASS III MEMBER TO THE PLANNING BOARD:

                      Frank Righetti                            One-year term

       COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:

                      Michael Giordano Jr.                      One-year term




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Appointments-continued:

      COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION:

                    Douglas M. Singleterry              One-year term

      COUNCIL MEMBER AND ALTERNATE TO THE SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY
      DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                    Frank “Skip” Stabile                One-year term
                    Michael Giordano Jr., Alternate     One-year term

RECOMMENDATION BY COUNCIL FOR APPOINTMENT BY THE SOMERSET COUNTY
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

      SOMERSET COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL:

                    Nathan A. Rudy                      One-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL LIAISONS FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS:

      BOARD OF EDUCATION:                               Mary H. Forbes

      PARKING AUTHORITY:                                Frank Righetti

      RENT STABILIZATION BOARD:                         Daniel Soto

      SHADE TREE ADVISORY BOARD:                        Robert E. Hitchcock

      SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE:                         Michael Giordano Jr.

APPOINTMENT BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL MEMBER:

      SEWER USAGE CHARGE BOARD OF APPEALS:

                    Daniel Soto                         One-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

      BOROUGH TREASURER:

                    Kathleen Intravartolo               One-year term




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Appointments-continued:

      BOROUGH TAX ASSESSOR:

                    Barbara A. Flaherty                 Balance of unexpired term
                                                        expiring June 30, 2010
      PUBLIC AGENCY COMPLIANCE OFFICER (P.A.C.O.):

                    David E. Hollod                     One-year term

      MUNICIPAL HOUSING LIAISON:

                    David E. Hollod                     One-year term

      BOROUGH HOUSING OFFICER:

                    James F. Rodino                     One-year term

      GARDEN STATE MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND (One-year terms):

                    James F. Rodino                     Fund Commissioner
                    David E. Hollod                     Alternate Commissioner

      LICENSED SEWER OPERATOR:

                    Robert A. Villée                    One-year term

      RECYCLING COORDINATOR:

                    Cynthia Danois                      One-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR TO BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS REQUIRING
COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

      EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COUNCIL (One-year terms):

                    Norman Jenkins                      Deputy Coordinator
                    William G. Parenti                  Police Department
                    William F. Eaton                    Fire Department
                    Brian Martin                        Emergency Medical Services
                    David E. Hollod                     Mayor’s Representative
                    Robert E. Hitchcock                 Council Member
                    Eric Martin Bernstein, Esq.         Municipal Attorney
                    Michael Giordano Jr.                Citizen-at-Large
                    Jack Zeller                         Citizen-at-Large


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Appointments to Emergency Management/Local Emergency Planning Council-continued:

                    Dr. Harry L. Allen                      Hazardous Materials
                    Joann Righetti                          Health
                    John C. Langenbach                      Media
                    James F. Rodino                         Public Works
                    Catina M. Totten                        Public Works

      GREEN BROOK FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION:

                    William F. Crosby III, Alternate        One-year term

      LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                    Constance A. Hitchcock                  Three-year term
                    Barbara Kreder                          Three-year term

      MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE:

                    One-year terms:
                    Dr. Marilyn Birnbaum                    Superintendent of Schools
                    Raymond P. DeMarco, Esq.                Municipal Court Judge
                    Two-year terms:
                    Torian J. Baker                         Business Community
                    Alissa Giordano                         Public Citizen
                    John C. Langenbach                      Public Citizen
                    Robert A. Mattera, Alternate            Youth Services Commission

      RENT STABILIZATION BOARD:

                    Allan B. Igo, Jr.                       Three-year term
                    Leonard W. Lange                        Three-year term

      SEWER USAGE CHARGE BOARD OF APPEALS:

                    Tom Fagan                               One-year term

      YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION:

                    Joan L. Graham                          Three-year term
                    Alejandro Kuga                          Three-year term
                    Naomi Tate                              Three-year term




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APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

    AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) COMPLIANCE OFFICER:

              James R. Rodino

    BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS:

              Thomas M. Mullen                      Five-year term

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

              Jennifer Lippitt                      Two-year term
              Florence A. Mannion                   Two-year term
              Andre Mitchell                        Two-year term
              Nathan A. Rudy                        Two-year term
              Frank A. Stabile                      Two-year term
              Joseph F. Tevlin                      Two-year term

    ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

              Frank Warren, Jr.                     Three-year term

    HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

              Robert A. Hitchcock                   Four-year term
              Joan McDaniel                         Four-year term
              Laly Espinoza Kuga, Alternate No. 1   One-year unexpired term

    PLANNING BOARD:

              David E. Hollod                       One-year term
              Frank A. Stabile                      Four-year term
              David W. Branan, Alternate No. 1      Two-year term
              Mathy Stanislaus, Alternate No. 2     One-year unexpired term

    PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:

              David J. Lepak                        Four-year term

    SENIOR CITIZEN/COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE (one-year terms):
                                            Representatives of:
               Janet L. Apgar               Vermeule Arts Center
               Dori Ellis                   Girl Scouts
               Mabel “Skip” Hansen          General Public


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Appointments to Senior Citizen/Community Center Committee-continued:

                    Robert E. Hitchcock                      Borough Council
                    Rose C. McConnell                        General Public
                    Robert Schell                            Senior Citizens Club

      SHADE TREE ADVISORY BOARD:

                    Richard Benson                           Two-year unexpired term

      SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                    James F. Rodino                          One-year term
                    Janice G. Allen, Alternate               One-year term

      SPECIAL EVENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                    Alissa Giordano                          One-year term
                    Joseph Irovando                          One-year term

RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE MAYOR FOR APPOINTMENTS BY THE SOMERSET COUNTY
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS:

      SOMERSET COUNTY CULTURAL AND HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                    Robert E. Hitchcock                      One-year term

      SOMERSET COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL:

                    Henry R. Stoner                          One-year term

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 1

             Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Singleterry:
01-01-07-04 Approving Consent Agenda No. 1                                             Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 1 RESOLUTIONS:

             a. Confirming the appointment of members to the Board of Adjustment

             b. Confirming the appointment of Nathan A. Rudy as member to the
                Parking Authority


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Resolutions-continued:

              c. Confirming the appointment of Douglas M. Singleterry as Board of Health
                 Member to the Municipal Alliance Committee

              d. Confirming the appointment of Douglas M. Singleterry as Council Member
                 to the Economic Development Committee

              e. Confirming the appointment of Mary H. Forbes as Council Member to the
                 Library Advisory Committee

              f. Confirming the appointment of Council Member Frank Righetti as Class III
                 Member to the Planning Board

              g. Confirming the appointment of Michael Giordano as Council Member
                 to the Property Maintenance Committee

              h. Confirming the appointment of Douglas M. Singleterry as Council Member
                 to the Youth Services Commission

              i. Confirming the appointment of Council Members Frank “Skip” Stabile as
                 member and Michael Giordano as alternate to the Somerset County
                 Community Development Committee

              j. Confirming the recommendation of Nathan A. Rudy as representative to the
                 Somerset County Solid Waste Advisory Council

              k. Confirming the appointment of Kathleen Intravartolo as Borough Treasurer

              l. Confirming the appointment of David E. Hollod as Public Agency Compliance
                 Officer (P.A.C.O.)

              m. Confirming the appointment of David E. Hollod as Municipal Housing Liaison

              n. Confirming the appointment of James F. Rodino as Borough Housing Officer

              o. Confirming the appointments of James F. Rodino as Fund Commissioner
                 and David E. Hollod as Alternate Commissioner to the Garden State
                 Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

              p. Confirming the appointment of Robert A. Villée as Licensed Sewer Operator

              q.   Confirming the appointment of Cynthis Danois as Recycling Coordinator




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Appointments-continued:

             r.   Confirming the appointment of members to the Emergency Management/
                  Local Emergency Planning Council

             s. Confirming the appointment of William F. Crosby III as alternate member to
                 the Green Brook Flood Control Commission

             t. Confirming the appointment of members to the Library Advisory Committee

             u. Confirming the appointment of members to the Municipal Alliance
                Committee

             v. Confirming the appointment of members to the Rent Stabilization Board

             w. Confirming the appointment of Tom Fagan as member to the Sewer Usage
                Charge Board of Appeals

             x. Confirming the appointment of members to the Youth Services Commission

             y. Confirming the appointment of Barbara A. Flaherty as Borough Tax Assessor
                for the balance of an unexpired term expiring June 30, 2010

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2

      Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Soto:
01-01-07-05 Approving Consent Agenda No. 2                                            Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2 RESOLUTIONS:

             a. Designating official newspapers of the Borough for calendar year 2007

             b. Designating depositories for Borough funds for calendar year 2007

             c. Naming persons authorized to sign checks for the Borough for calendar year
                2007

             d. Establishing interest rates to be charged for delinquent taxes, assessments
                and sewer user accounts for calendar year 2007

             e. Authorizing the Tax Assessor to file corrections for calendar year 2007




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Resolutions-continued:

              f. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to establish change funds for
                 various departments for calendar year 2007

              g. Establishing the mileage reimbursement rate for the business use of a personal
                 vehicle for calendar year 2007

              h. Providing for a temporary budget for the year 2007

              i. Setting schedule of Council meeting dates for 2007

              j. Authorizing the execution of an Agreement between the Borough of North
                 Plainfield and Police Chief William G. Parenti effective January 1, 2007

              k. Authorizing the execution of an Agreement between the Borough of North
                 Plainfield and Fire Chief William F. Eaton effective January 1, 2007


PUBLIC COMMENT


MAYOR’S MESSAGE


COMMENTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS


ADJOURNMENT




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