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									                                   BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD

                                                    AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                         TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
(Following the Agenda Conference)

                              NORTH PLAINFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER
                           614 GREENBROOK ROAD, NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ

ROLL CALL
Council Members:
                                               Mary H. Forbes
                                               Michael Giordano Jr.
                                               Robert E. Hitchcock
                                               Frank Righetti
                                               Douglas M. Singleterry
                                               Jenny Uptegrove
                                               Frank “Skip” Stabile, Council President

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting

PUBLIC COMMENT
General public comments shall be limited to five minutes for each individual.
(Rule 29 of the Borough Council’s Rules of Order)

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES:

              Agenda Conference and Regular Meeting of December 10, Agenda Conference
              and Regular Meeting of December 17, 2007                                            Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 08-01, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
         SUPPLEMENT SECTION 7-3 OF THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH
         OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, ENTITLED “PROHIBITED PARKING” BY
         CREATING A NEW SUBSECTION ENTITLED SUBSECTION 7-3.10,
         “PARKING OF BOATS,” be read by its title by the Clerk                                    Roll Call

               Reading of title by the Clerk

               PUBIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                                               Roll Call




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RESOLUTION:
Mr. Hitchcock:
01-22-08-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 08-01                     Roll Call

HEARING:       ORDINANCE NO. 08-02, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
               SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
               PLAINFIELD, MOST NOTABLY CHAPTER XXIII, “TAX EXEMPTIONS,”
               be read by its title by the Clerk                                Roll Call

               Reading of title by the Clerk

               PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                             Roll Call

RESOLUTIONS:
Mr. Singleterry:
01-22-08-02      Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 08-02                Roll Call

Ms. Uptegrove:
01-22-08-03    ORDINANCE NO. 08-03, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
               SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
               PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIII “WATER AND SEWER,” SPECIFICALLY
               SECTION 13-4 ENTITLED, “SEWER USAGE CHARGES,” MORE
               SPECIFICALLY, APPENDIX A ENTITLED, “SCHEDULE OF RATES,” be read
               by its title by the Clerk                                       Roll Call

                Reading of title by the Clerk

RECOMMENDATION BY THE MAYOR FOR APPOINTMENT BY SOMERSET COUTY
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS:

               SOMERSET COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                                      Henry R. Stoner - One-year term

CONSENT AGENDA

              Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Forbes
01-22-08-04 Approving the Consent Agenda                                        Roll Call




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CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

             a. Authorizing the issuance of a taxicab owner license for calendar year 2008 to the
                following:

                    Miguel Yanez, t/a Las Americas, 287 Somerset Street
                    Luis A. Gallegos, t/a Flash Taxi L.L.C., 26 Greenbrook Road
                    Amparo Mendez-Cobo, t/a Flash Taxi L.L.C., 26 Greenbrook Road
                    Wilson S. Jative, t/a Flash Taxi, 26 Greenbrook Road
                    Rodrigo A. Espin, t/a Flash Taxi, 26 Greenbrook Road

             b. Authorizing the issuance of a taxicab driver license for calendar year 2008 to
                the following:

                    Julian Martinez-Sambrano, 1229 East Second Street, Plainfield
                    Jose Chumbiauca, 1275 Rock Avenue, Apt. F-11

             c. Authorizing the public sale of surplus vehicles no longer needed for public use

             d. Authorizing the Police Department to sell tangible personal property which has
                come into its possession by finding or recovery at a public auction to be conducted
                on the Internet on websites www.propertyroom.com or www.stealitback.com
                commencing February 15, 2008

             e. Authorizing the Borough Treasurer to refund certain tax sale certificate

             f. Authorizing an extension of the grace period for the first payment of Special
                Assessment bills for the three ordinances finalized in October 2007

             g. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund certain dumpster bond

             h. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of January 22, 2008

REPORTS 2007:

             November Monthly: Police Department

COMMUNICATIONS:

 Stanton & Stieh, Esqs.                           Re: Civil Action Complaint on Contract, John Franssen
 Piscataway, NJ                                   vs. Borough of North Plainfield and Elizabethtown Water
                                                  Co. d/b/a New Jersey American Water




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 Borough of Watchung                           Re: Ordinance OR:07/21 entitled “An Ordinance
                                               Amending and Supplementing Ch. 138, “Zoning,” Sec.
                                               138-3 “Definitions” and Sec. 138-21 “Fences and Walls”
                                               of the Code of the Borough of Watchung, Adopted 1971,
                                               As Heretofore Supplemented and Amended”
 Plainfield Area Humane Society                Re: Activity Report for November 2007
 Plainfield, NJ

 Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority   Re: Agenda of Regular Meeting of Jan. 10, 2008 and
 Middlesex, NJ                                 minutes of Regular Meeting of Dec. 6, 2007

 NJ State League of Municipalities             Re: League Seminars: Sexual Harassment - Your Rights;
                                               Survivor Skills for Supervisors

 NJ Department of Environmental Protection     Re: Community Forestry Status Report for 2007
 Division of Parks and Forestry

 Somerset County Planning Board                Re: Somerset County Planning Forum – Feb. 4, 2008

 NJ Department of Environmental Protection     Re: Remedial Action Report Approval – Swedish
                                               Imports Inc., 505 Somerset Street

 John J. Sullivan, Jr., Esq.                   Re: Notice of Planning Board Hearing on application by
 Attorney for the Applicant                    Anita Builders, LLC for approval to construct a one-story
 Middlesex, NJ                                 building at 37-39 Harmony Street

 NJ Department of Transportation               Re: Route 22 Pedestrian Assessment

 Senator Nicholas P. Scutari                   Re: North Plainfield selected by the NJ Department of
 NJ Senate, District 22                        Transportation to receive funding from the FY 2008
                                               Transportation Trust Fund Municipal Aid Formula
                                               Program in the amount of $150,000 for the Oneida
                                               Avenue Improvement Project

 Saul Ewing, Esqs.                             Re: Application for Individual Flood Hazard Area
 Newark, NJ                                    Permit,, 100 Union Avenue, Watchung

 Frank N. D’Amore Sr.                          Re: Violation of Ordinance 11-10, 104 Sycamore Avenue
 North Plainfield, NJ



REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS


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PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMENTS BY MAYOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS


ADJOURNMENT




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