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

                                                  AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                         MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBERS                            MUNICIPAL BUILDING                                 8:00 P.M.

ROLL CALL

Council Members:                            Cate Carley
                                            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


PRESENTATION:

              Character Development Project by the West End School Service Club


SWEARING IN BY THE MAYOR:

              Probationary Police Officer Donald J. Everett


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 of February 2 and Regular Meeting of February 9, 2004          Roll Call




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HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 04-06, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
         BY CREATING CHAPTER XXIV, ENTITLED, “FENCES” (sets forth
         regulations regarding fences which enclose residential property or divide one
         piece of residential property from another, including the construction,
         maintenance, location and size of fences)

              Reading of title by the Clerk

              PUBLIC COMMENT

              Hearing closed.

RESOLUTIONS:
Mrs. Carley:
03-22-04-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 04-06                                      Roll Call

Mr. Fisher:
03-22-04-02   ORDINANCE NO. 04-07, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
              SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
              CHAPTER VII, ENTITLED “TRAFFIC,” SECTION 7-3, ENTITLED
              “PROHIBITED PARKING,” BY CREATING SUBSECTION 7-3.9,
              ENTITLED “PARKING OF VEHICLES IN GREEN BROOK PARK”
              (prohibits the parking of vehicles in the portion of Green Brook Park located in
              the Borough during the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.), be read by its
              title by the Clerk                                                                 Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Hitchcock:
03-22-04-03 ORDINANCE NO. 03-11A, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE
              NO. 03-11, ENTITLED 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

Mrs. Jones:
03-22-04-04   Introduction of the 2004 Municipal Budget, authorizing publication and fixing
              date of public hearing                                                             Roll Call




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  CONSENT AGENDA
  .
           Statement by Council President

  RESOLUTION:
  Mr. Rudy:
  03-22-04-05 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                            Roll Call

  CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

               a. Authorizing execution of Letters of Notification of Right of Way
                  Vegetation Control and Mosquito Control with the County of Somerset

               b. Authorizing Auction of Surplus Property

               c. Authorizing the issuance of a permit to the North Plainfield Exempt
                  Firemen’s Association for Charitable Solicitation on Somerset Street at
                  Jackson Avenue on May 8, 2004, with a rain date of May 15, 2004
                  between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

               d. Declaring Saturday, June 12, 2004 to be a day of general civic celebration
                  and waiving vending fees for nonprofit civic organizations for purposes of
                  the North Plainfield Street Fair

               e. Declaring Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, 2004 to be days of general
                  civic celebration and waiving vending fees for nonprofit civic organizations
                  for purposes of the North Plainfield Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

               f. Authorizing the North Plainfield Economic Development Committee to
                  conduct a Farmers’ Market on the Somerset Street municipal parking lot on
                  Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. beginning on or about July 10 and
                  ending on or about October 30, 2004

               g. Authorizing the amendment of the Temporary Budget

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

               i. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of March 22, 2004

  COMMUNICATIONS:

Courier News                                          Re: Proof pub. adopt. Ord. #04-04; intro. Ord. #04-05 and
                                                      Ord. #04-06




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Communications-continued:

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders      Re: Resolution Authorizing Participation of Somerset
                                                 County in the State Development and Redevelopment
                                                 Plan Cross Acceptance Process and Submission of the
                                                 2004 Cross-Acceptance Grant Application

North Plainfield Parking Authority               Re: Synopsis of the Audit Report of the North Plainfield
                                                 Parking Authority for the Years Ended June 30, 2003 and
                                                 2002
NJ State League of Municipalities                Re: Cross Acceptance
Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission   Re: 2004 Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant
                                                 Program
Somerset County Planning Board                   Re: Resolution Authorizing Participation of Somerset
                                                 County in the State Development and Redevelopment
                                                 Plan Cross-acceptance Process and Submission of a 2004
                                                 Cross-acceptance Grant Application
Somerset County Board of Taxation                Re: Equalization Table for the Year 2004
Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi                      Re: Acknowledgment of receipt of Resolution in support
NJ General Assembly, 16th District               of Senate Bill 128 and Assembly Bill 939
Somerset County Planning Board                   Re: Municipal Participation in Cross-acceptance
A V Agovino Associates, LLC                      Re: Application to NJ Department of Environmental
Hainesport, NJ                                   Protection for a Letter of Interpretation for 250 Brook
                                                 Avenue
Plainfield Area Humane Society                   Re: Activity Report for February 2004
Somerset County Planning Board                   Re: Cross-acceptance (Sample Interlocal Agareement for
                                                 Participation in the county’s Municipal Cross-acceptance
                                                 Grant Program)
NJ State League of Municipalities                Re: League Marketing Seminar: Smart Growth and Your
                                                 Community
Green Brook Flood Control Commission             Re: Notice of meeting on Apr. 7, 2004 at Watchung
                                                 Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.
Frank N. D’Amore Sr.                             Re: Proper cleaning of the streets by the Public Works
North Plainfield, NJ                             Department




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PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL


ADJOURNMENT




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