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                                   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;


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      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


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            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


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     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


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 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)


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COMMENTS BY MAYOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS

ADJOURNMENT




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