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									                               BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
                                             AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBERS
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
8:00 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Council Members:                           Robert W. Fisher
                                            Robert E. Hitchcock
                                        Margaret Mary Jones

                                        Frank Righetti

                                        Nathan A. Rudy

                                        Daniel Glicklich, Council President

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting
ADMINISTRATION OF OATH BY THE MAYOR:
               CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION:
                                              WILLIAM F. EATON
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:
                Executive Session and Agenda Conference of July 7, Regular Meetings of July 14
                and July 21, adjourned Regular Meeting of August 25, and Special Meeting of
                September 8, 2003
      Roll Call
RESOLUTIONS:
Mrs. Jones:
10-20-03-01 ORDINANCE NO. 03-10, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE
                ACQUISITION       OF      EQUIPMENT        AND     VARIOUS       CAPITAL
                IMPROVEMENTS, AS APPLICABLE, FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF
                POLICE, FIRE AND PUBLIC WORKS, BY AND IN THE BOROUGH OF
                NORTH PLAINFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW
                JERSEY; APPROPRIATING $642,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING
                THE ISSUANCE OF $609,900 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH




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                 TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF, be read by its title by the Clerk
      Roll Call
              Reading of title of Ordinance No. 03-10 by the Clerk
 Mr. Rudy:
10-20-03-02 ORDINANCE NO. 03-11, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE
                BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD BY CREATING CHAPTER XXIV
                ENTITLED “HOTEL AND MOTEL ROOM OCCUPANCY TAX,” PURSUANT
                TO THE MUNICIPAL HOTEL AND MOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX ACT,
                be read by its title by the Clerk
Roll Call
                Reading of title by the Clerk
CONSENT AGENDA:
            Statement by Council President
RESOLUTION:
Mr. Fisher:
10-20-03-03 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                                   Roll
Call

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

            a. Opposing the State’s Actions Concerning the “Property Tax Reimbursement Program”

            b. Supporting passage of Public Question #1, which would provide an additional
               $150 million for the preservation of open space and farmland, and for
               improvements to community parks throughout New Jersey

            c. Supporting passage of Public Question #2, which would provide a stable source
               of funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of more of New Jersey’s over
               12,000 contaminated properties

            d. Supporting the State to Pass a Ten-Cent Raise in the New Jersey Motor Fuels Tax

            e. Authorizing the submission of an application for funding from the New Jersey
               Department of Transportation Green Acres Program

            f. Authorizing the submission of an application for funding from the Centers of
               Place Program for fiscal year 2004 through the New Jersey Department of Transportation

            g. Authorizing approval of tax abatements for the improvement of existing
               dwellings at 475 Richard Way and 358 West End Avenue

            h. Authorizing the cancellation of property taxes on property purchased by
               Friends of the Carpenter, Inc., a non-profit organization, at 118 Grove
               Street for the August 2003, November 2003 and February 2004 quarters

            i.    Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain real estate tax overpayments

            j.    Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain sewer utility overpayments


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             k. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain tax sale certificate redemptions

             l. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of October 20, 2003

REPORTS 2003:

               July Monthly:      Department of Fire Prevention and Protection

             August Monthly:     Tax Collector

COMMUNICATIONS:

Courier News                                       Re: Proof pub. Bid Notice Greenbrook Road Ball Field
                                                   Bathroom

NJN Newspapers                                     Re: Proof pub. adopt. Ord. #03-08

Rose M. Coder                                      Re: Dangerous condition of sidewalk in front of 7
North Plainfield, NJ                               Rockview Terrace


Somerset County Planning Board                     Re: BIG MAP update

American Cancer Society                            Re: Requesting support of smoke-fee workplaces in New
Eastern Division                                   Jersey
Elizabeth, NJ


NJ Alliance for Action Inc.                        Re: Invitation to attend meeting of Somerset County
Edison, NJ                                         Alliance for Action Chapter on Sept. 26, 2003 at
                                                   Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster

Bertin Engineering Associates, Inc.                Re: RID Laundry Inc., 350 Somerset Street
Glen Rock, NJ


Green Brook Flood Control Commission               Re: Notice of meeting at North Plainfield Community
                                                   Center on Oct. 1, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

Plainfield Area Humane Society                     Re: Activity Report for August 2003
Plainfield, NJ

Woodland Township                                  Re: Resolution Opposing the State’s Action Concerning
Burlington County                                  the “Property Tax Reimbursement Program”

Comcast of The Plainfields                         Re: New Content, HBO ON DEMAND and Cinemax
Union, NJ                                          ON DEMAND, to be added to ON DEMAND



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                                              programming beginning Sept. 22, 2003

Somerset County Planning Board                Re: New Jersey State Development and Plan: Cross
                                              Acceptance III and Plan Endorsement Requirements

NJ Department of Environmental Protection     Re: Stream Encroachment Permit, Applicamt: CVS
Land Use Regulation Program                   Corporation


Township of Montgomery                        Re: Resolution in Opposition to Senate Bill 2516 -
                                              Prohibiting the Use of Schools as Polling Places

NJ Department of Environmental Protection     Re: Stream Encroachment Freshwater Wetlands Permit
                                              granted to Somerset County to replace existing bridge on
                                              Grove Street over Stony Brook

Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority   Re: Agenda of Regular Meeting of Oct. 2, 2003 and
                                              minutes of Regular Meeting of Sept. 4, 2003

Township of Warren                            Re: Resolution opposing Senate Bill-2515 - Prohibiting
                                              Use of Schools as Polling Places

Frank N. D’Amore Sr.                          Re: List of property maintenance violations that need
North Plainfield, NJ                          attention


T&M Associates                                Re: Freshwater Wetland General Permit and Stream
Middletown, NJ                                Encroachment Permit Application: Farragut Road Bridge
                                              Replacement

Somerset County Department of Health          Re: Local Public Health’s New Roles/Responsibilities
Somerville, NJ


Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority   Re: 2004 Amendment to Service Contract with Plainfield
                                              Area Regional Sewerage Authority

Somerset County Board of Taxation             Re: 2003 Abstract of Ratables

Angel Fuentes, Council President              Re: Appointment of the CFO in Faulkner communities
City of Camden


NJ Department of Environmental Protection     Re: Green Brook Park to be considered for nomination to
Historic Preservation Office                  the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places

NJN Publishing                                Re: Combining The Somerset-Messenger Gazette and


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Somerville, NJ                           The Journal into one newspaper to be know as The
                                         Somerset-Messenger Gazette

Tiboni & Tiboni, L.L.P.                  Re: Notice of Claim: Michael R. Mirabella
New Providence, NJ


Preservation New Jersey, Inc.            Re: Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program
Trenton, NJ

Heather Jones DeGeorge, Vice President   Re: Resignation from position on the Borough Council,
North Plainfield Borough Council         effective Oct. 9, 2003

NJ Department of Community Affairs       Re: Towing Services and Local Unit Regulation
Division of Local Government Services

Somerset County Planning Board           Re: Annual Land Development and Planning Awards
                                         Program

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL

ADJOURNMENT




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