"BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD"
(Revised) BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD AGENDA REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009 (Following the 7:30 p.m. Agenda Conference) NORTH PLAINFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER 614 GREENBROOK ROAD, NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ROLL CALL Council Members: Mary H. Forbes Robert E. Hitchcock Lawrence La Ronde Everett Merrill Frank Righetti Douglas M. Singleterry Frank “Skip” Stabile, Council President Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting MAYORAL PROCLAMATIONS: REVEREND SARA OLSON-SMITH’S Years of Exceptional Service to the Community Celebrating and Thanking ST. PETER’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OATH OF OFFICE BY MAYOR MICHAEL GIORDANO JR. TO COUNCIL MEMBER-ELECT: EVERETT J. MERRILL APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES: Special Meetings of April 6, 7, 2009; Agenda Session and Regular Meeting of April 13, 2009; Agenda Session and Regular Meeting of April 27, 2009; -1- Agenda Session and Regular Meeting of May 11, 2009; Agenda Session and Regular Meeting of May 26, 2009; Agenda Session of June 8, 2009. Roll Call APPOINTMENT BY MAYOR OF FIRE OFFICIAL FIRE CAPTAIN FRANK D’AMORE JR. Resolutions: Mrs. Forbes: 11-09-09-01: ORDINANCE NO. 09-11, BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING BOND ORDINANCE NO. 98-04 (WHICH PROVIDES FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS) HERETOFORE FINALLY ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (THE “BOROUGH”), ON APRIL 27, 1998, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, TO AMEND PART OF THE DESCRIPTION THEREOF be read by its title by the Borough Clerk Roll Call Mr. Hitchcock: 11-09-09-02: ORDINANCE NO. 09-12, BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING BOND ORDINANCE NO. 07-09 (WHICH PROVIDES FOR ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT AND VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS) HERETOFORE FINALLY ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (THE “BOROUGH”), ON JULY 23, 2007, TO AMEND PART OF THE DESCRIPTION THEREOF be read by its title by the Borough Clerk Roll Call Mr. La Ronde: 11-09-09-03 ORDINANCE NO. 09-13, A BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING BOND ORDINANCE NUMBER 09-05 (WHICH PROVIDES FOR VARIOUS 2009 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS) HERETOFORE FINALLY ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (THE “BOROUGH”) ON JULY 13, 2009, TO REAPPROPRIATE $39,000 IN EXCESS BOND PROCEEDS NOT NEEDED FOR THEIR ORIGINAL PURPOSE FROM BOND ORDINANCE NUMBER 95-17 TO FINANCE PART OF THE COSTS THEREOF, TO -2- INCREASE THE APPROPRIATION THEREIN BY $39,000, TO INCREASE THE AUTHORIZATION OF BONDS OR NOTES THEREIN BY $37,000, TO INCREASE THE USEFUL LIFE AND TO AMEND PART OF THE DESCRIPTION THEREOF CONSENT AGENDA Statement by Council President RESOLUTION: Mr. Merrill: 11-09-09-04 Approving the Consent Agenda Roll Call CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS: a. Affirming Appointment of Frank D’Amore Jr. as Borough Fire Official b. Authorizing the Transfer of Surplus Funds c. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund certain sewer utility erroneous billing d. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund certain road opening bond e. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund certain tax sale certificates f. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund sewer utility overpayment g. Authorizing the Treasurer to refund certain real estate tax payment h. Authorizing issuance of 2009 Taxi Driver License to: Wilfredo Ortega-Lazo 750 Kensington Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060 i. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of November 9, 2009 REPORTS: Fire Department, September Monthly Police Department, August Monthly -3- Property Maintenance Violation Notices and Summonses, July 1 – October 21, 2009 Somerset County Health Dept. – H1N1 immunization plans – November 2009 COMMUNICATIONS: Somerset County Board of Taxation Re: Somerset County 2009 Abstract of Ratables Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC Re: OPRA Request Litigations Warren, NJ Re: Frank D’Amore v. Borough of North Plainfield Re: North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights v. Borough of North Plainfield Philip G. George, Esquire Re: Frank D’Amore v. Borough of North Warren, NJ Plainfield Re: North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights v. Borough of North Plainfield New Jersey State League of Re: Bus Shuttle and Overflow Parking Locations Municipalities for 94th Annual League Conference Re: October 2009 Bulletin No. 4 NJ Department of Transportation Re: Fiscal Year 2010 Municipal Aid Program for Malcolm Avenue, Manning Avenue, and Chatham Place Tax Court of New Jersey Re: Case Information Statement for Property Located at 899 Rt. 22 Jerard W. Stephenson Re: North Plainfield High School Beginning to Prepare for Middle States Accreditation Richard Phoenix, RMC Re: Radio Announcement of Halloween Activities on WPQJ970 – 1630 Radio Comcast Re: Price Changes Re: Equipment Price Changes Rent Leveling Association of New Jersey Re: Invitation to Attend Rent Control Workshop Newark, NJ on November 19, 2009 in Atlantic City Plainfield Area Humane Society Re: Activity Report for September 2009 Plainfield, NJ Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Re: Tort Claims Notice Wikstrom & Sinins Springfield, NJ NJ Department of Environmental Re: Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit Protection Trenton, NJ -4- NJ Government Records Council Re: Katherine Watt v. Borough of North Trenton, NJ Plainfield GRC Complaint No. 2007-246 Nicholas P. Scutari Re: Letter Announcing North Plainfield Will Linden, NJ Receive Funding From the Fiscal Year 2010 Municipal Aid Program Nancy Nichols, CTC Re: Affidavit of Tax Bill Mailing Birdsall Services Group Re: Public Notification Sensitive Population & Cranford, NJ Resource Checklist William J. Clark Volvo/Swedish Imports Inc. 505 Somerset Street Re: Review of Bids and Recommendation of Award for Oneida Avenue Roadway Improvements NJ Transit Re: Letter Advising Printed Schedules Will No Newark, NJ Longer Be Mailed Out NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Re: Retail License Non-Renewal Notice Control Trenton, NJ Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Re: Agenda for November 5, 2009 Meeting and Authority Meeting Minutes for October 1, 2009 Middlesex, NJ NJ Department of the Treasury Division Re: Certification of the Table of Equalized of Taxation Valuations Re: Certification of the 2009 Average Ratios and Common Level Ranges For Use in the Tax Year 2010 Verizon Re: Verizon’s Petition for Certification Pursuant Newark, NJ to N.J.A.C. 14:18-15.7 United States Department of Commerce Re: Information About the Boundary and Washington, DC Annexation Survey North Plainfield Middle School – High Re: Letter of Thanks for Everyone Who School Participated in the Organizational Meeting of the Middle States Planning Team Somerset County Board of Elections Re: Civil Action Re. Reopening of Voting Machine REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS PUBLIC COMMENT General public comments shall be limited to five minutes for each individual. (Rule 29 of the Borough Council’s Rules of Order) -5- COMMENTS BY MAYOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS ADJOURNMENT -6-