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									                                   BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
                                                                                          [REVISED]
                                                  AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
(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
                                            Santiago Soto
                                            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 August 6, 2007                      Roll Call

HEARING:       REPORT OF ASSESSMENT COMMISSIONERS IN THE MATTER OF
               ASSESSMENTS FOR BENEFITS AND AWARDS FOR DAMAGES UNDER
               ORDINANCE NO. 91-08, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF GRANITE
               BLOCK CURBS ALONG BROOK AVENUE (NORTH SIDE ONLY) FROM
               FARRAGUT ROAD TO ABBOTSFORD ROAD AND ALONG NORTH JACKSON
               AVENUE (BOTH SIDES) FROM FARRAGUT ROAD TO ONEIDA AVENUE IN
               THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE
               OF NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $85,000 THEREFORE, AND DIRECTING
               A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF PART OF THE COSTS THEREOF

               PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                                         Roll Call.


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HEARING:     REPORT OF ASSESSMENT COMMISSIONERS IN THE MATTER OF
             ASSESSMENTS FOR BENEFITS AND AWARDS FOR DAMAGES UNDER
             ORDINANCE NO. 93-09, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF GRANITE
             BLOCK CURBS ALONG FARRAGUT PLACE (BOTH SIDES) FROM FARRAGUT
             ROAD WESTERLY APPRPOXIMATELY 460 FEET TO THE WESTERLY
             TERMINUS OF FARRAGUT PLACE IN THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
             COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING
             $50,000 THEREFOR, AND DIRECTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF PART OF
             THE COSTS THEREOF

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:       Close public hearing                                          Roll Call

HEARING:     REPORT OF ASSESSMENT COMMISSIONERS IN THE MATTER OF
             ASSESSSMENTS FOR BENEFITS AND AWARDS FOR DAMAGES UNDER
             ORDINANCE NO. 93-10, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF GRANITE
             BLOCK CURBS ALONG BROOK AVENUE (BOTH SIDES) BETWEEN
             ABBOTSFORD ROAD AND MEADOWBROOK ROAD IN THE BOROUGH OF
             NORTH PLAINFIELD, COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY,
             APPROPRIATING $55,000 THEREFORE, AND DIRECTING A SPECIAL
             ASSESSMENT OF PART OF THE COSTS THEREOF

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                           Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 07-14, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE
         ACQUISITION AND PAYMENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF REAL
         PROPERTY, BY AND IN THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, IN THE
         COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (THE “BOROUGH”) TO BE
         USED FOR LAWFUL PUBLIC PURPOSES; APPROPRIATING $60,000
         THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $57,000 BONDS OR
         NOTES OF THE BOROUGH TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

             Reading of title by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                           Roll Call

RESOLUTIONS:
Mrs. Forbes
09-24-07-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 07-14                 Roll Call



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Resolutions-continued:

Mr. Hitchcock:
09-24-07-02 ORDINANCE NO. 07-15, ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
               PLAINFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY
               (THE “BOROUGH”) PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL EMERGENCY
               APPROPRIATION IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $500,000 TO FUND
               PREPARATION AND EXECUTION OF A COMPLETE REVALUATION OF
               REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE BOROUGH, be read by its title by the Clerk   Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Singleterry:
09-24-07-03 ORDINANCE NO. 07-16, AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN R-9
               AGE RESTRICTED COMMUNITY (ARC) RESIDENCE ZONE, be read by its
               title by the Clerk                                                    Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Soto:
07-24-07-04   ORDINANCE NO. 07-17, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
              SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
              CHAPTER XVI, ENTITLED “ELECTION DISTRICTS,” SECTIONS 16-2
              THROUGH 16-16, be read by its title by the Clerk                       Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

Mrs. Forbes:
07-24-07-05 ORDINANCE NO. 07-18, AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF
             TWO (2) SURPLUS FIRE DEPARTMENT BOATS TO THE BOROUGH OF
             BOUND BROOK AND TO THE SOMERSET COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S
             OFFICE be read by its title by the Clerk                                Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Hitchcock:
07-24-07-06 ORDINANCE NO. 07-19, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
              SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
              CHAPTER IV, ENTITLED “GENERAL LICENSING,” SPECIFICALLY SECTION
              4-1, ENTITLED “TAXICABS,” be read by its title by the Clerk            Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk




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CONSENT AGENDA

             Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Singleterry:
09-24-07-07 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                              Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

             a. Action taken on bids received for Columbia Avenue, Vermeule Place,
                Rockview Avenue Roadway Improvements

             b. Action taken on bids received for Mountain Avenue Drainage Improvements

             c. Supporting the removal of the Geraud Avenue Bridge over the Green Brook in
                the Borough of North Plainfield and City of Plainfield

             d. Rescinding Resolution No. 08-06-07-04e and establishing fees for the transportation
                of passengers by taxicabs licensed by the Borough

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

             f. Authorizing the Borough Treasurer to refund certain overpayment to the Sewer
                Utility Account

             g. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of September 24, 2007

COMMUNICATIONS:

 PK Environmental                                  Re: NJDEP Major Stream Encroachment Permit
 Chatham, NJ                                       Application (110-112 Rockview Avenue), Applicant:
                                                   Michael Dell’Olio
 Jack Fowler                                       Re: NIMBY
 North Plainfield, NJ

 Comcast                                           Re: Effective Oct. 17, 2007, National Geographic HD
 Union, NJ                                         will be added to channel 210 on the Comcast Digital
                                                   Classic level of service

 NJ State League of Municipalities                 Re: Notice of Proposed Dues Increase

 NJ State League of Municipalities                 Re: League Seminar: Making Your Words Count –
                                                   Public Speaking At Its Best



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Communications-continued:

Ron Kanterman, Coordinator       Re: End of Term-End of Service
Office of Emergency Management

Robert A. Rusignola, Esq.        Re: Watchung Hills at North Plainfield, Application SPR
Green Brook Township Attorney    07-01, 641 Somerset Street

Agustin E. Ramirez               Re: Notice of application to the Historic Preservation
North Plainfield                 Commission to do work on the exterior of house located
                                 at 43 Myrtle Avenue

Steven and Judith Romeo          Re: Notice of application to the Historic Preservation
North Plainfield                 Commission to do work on the exterior of house located
                                 at 16 Rockview Avenue

UNICO National                   Re: Notice of Annual Columbus Day Ceremony at 9:00
The Plainfields Chapter          a.m. on Oct. 8, 2007 at South Plainfield Borough Hall,
                                 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield

Frank N. D’Amore Sr.             Re: Expressing concern about the impact of the proposed
North Plainfield, NJ             change in use of the McCutchen property, 21 & 22-24
                                 Rockview Avenue

                                 Re: Violation of Ordinance 22-115.7 at 54 Jackson
                                 Avenue

                                 Re: Property Maintenance Violation at 220 Watchung
                                 Avenue

Marielle Ambis                   Re: Notice of application to the Historic Preservation
North Plainfield, NJ             Commission to do work on the exterior of house located
                                 at 5 Rockview Avenue

Somerset County Planning Board   Re: 2008 Safe Routes to School Applications to be
                                 Available in Late Fall 2007

Plainfield Area Humane Society   Re: Activity Report for August 2007

Borough of Jamesburg             Re: Resolution requesting the State Legislature to adopt a
                                 new funding formula for municipal libraries

Comcast                          Re: FCC Fee and Adult PPV
Union, NJ




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 Communications-continued

 Gloria Pflueger, Borough Clerk               Re: Bid Summary – Columbia Avenue, Vermeule Place,
 Borough of North Plainfield                  Rockview Avenue Roadway Improvements

 Gloria Pflueger, Borough Clerk               Re: Bid Summary – Mountain Avenue Drainage
 Borough of North Plainfield                  Improvements

 The Tyree Company                            Re: Getty #56882, 58 Greenbrook Road, Biennial
 Burlington, NJ                               Certification Monitoring Report for a Ground Water
                                              Classification Exception Area

 Susan Jacobucci, Director                    Re: Certification of receipt of Supplemental Debt
 N.J. Division of Local Government Services   Statement as of September 10, 2007

 NJ State League of Municipalities            Re: The “Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, And
                                              Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007”

 Frank Magnuson                               Re: Resignation as member of the Board of Adjustment
 North Plainfield, NJ                         effective Oct. 1

 Mia DeBarros & Tara DeBarros                 Re: Notice of application to the Historic Preservation
 North Plainfield, NJ                         Commission to do work on the exterior of house located
                                              at 33 Willow Avenue

 Borough of Watchung                          Re: Notice of hearing on “An Ordinance Amending and
                                              Supplementing Chapter 138, entitled “Zoning,” Section
                                              138-3 entitled “Definitions” and Section 138-21 entitled
                                              “Fences and Walls” of the Code of the Borough of
                                              Watchung, adopted 1971, as heretofore supplemented
                                              and amended”

REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS


PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMENTS BY MAYOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS


ADJOURNMENT




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