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

                                                  AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                         MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBERS                            MUNICIPAL BUILDING                                  7:00 P.M.
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ROLL CALL

Council Members:                            Michael Giordano Jr.
                                            Robert E. Hitchcock
                                            Margaret Mary Jones
                                            Frank Righetti
                                            Douglas M. Singleterry
                                            Frank “Skip” Stabile
                                            Nathan A. Rudy, 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 of February 21, Regular Meeting and Executive Session of
              February 27, Agenda Conference of March 6, Special Meeting of March 7, Regular
              Meeting of March 13, Special Meeting and Agenda Conference of March 20,
              Regular Meeting of March 27, Agenda Conference of April 3, Regular Meeting and
              Executive Session of April 10, 2006                                               Roll Call

HEARING: Amendments to the 2006 Municipal Budget

              PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:       Close public hearing                                                              Roll Call

RESOLUTIONS:
Mr. Singleterry:
08-14-06-01 Adoption of 2006 Municipal Budget, as amended                                       Roll Call


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Resolutions-continued:

Mr. Stabile:
08-14-06-02    Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-12, BOND ORDINANCE
               PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT AND VARIOUS
               CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, BY AND IN
               THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, APPROPRIATING $1,192,000
               THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,333,300 BONDS
               OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF       Roll Call

Mr. Giordano:
08-14-06-03 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-14, BOND ORDINANCE
              PROVIDING FOR THE SANITARY WATER AND REPAIR PROGRAM OF THE
              SEWER UTILITY WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
              APPROPRIATING $100,000 THEREFOR FROM THE SEWER UTILITY OF THE
              BOROUGH AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $100,000 BONDS
              OR NOTES TO FINANCE THE COST THEREOF                               Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-16, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIV, “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND SANITATION”
         AND CHAPTER XXII “LAND DEVELOPMENT”

               Reading of title by the Clerk

               PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                              Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Hitchcock:
08-14-06-04 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-16                      Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-17, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD,   CHAPTER XXII “LAND DEVELOPMENT,” MORE
         SPECIFICALLY, SECTION 22-137, “WELL HEAD PROTECTION AREAS”

               Reading of title by the Clerk

               PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                              Roll Call




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RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Jones:
08-14-06-05 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-17              Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-18, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIII “WATER AND SEWER,” MORE SPECIFICALLY
         SECTION 13-4.14, “ILLICIT SEWER CONNECTION”

             Reading of title of Ordinance No. 06-18 by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                        Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Singleterry:
08-14-06-06 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-18              Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-19, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIV “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND SANITATION,”
         MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE CREATION OF SECTION 14-11, “YARD WASTE
         COLLECTION PROGRAM”

             Reading of title by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                        Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Stabile:
08-14-06-07 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-19              Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-20, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIV “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND SANITATION,”
         MORE    SPECIFICALLY,   THE CREATION OF SECTION 14-12,
         CONTAINERIZED YARD WASTE”

             Reading of title of Ordinance No. 06-20 by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT



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MOTION:      Close public hearing on Ordinance No. 06-20                    Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Giordano
08-14-06-08 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-20                 Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-21, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER V “ANIMAL CONTROL,” MORE SPECIFICALLY,
         THE CREATION OF SECTION 5-4, “WILDLIFE FEEDING”

             Reading of title by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                           Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Hitchcock:
08-14-06-09 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-21                 Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-22, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE BOROUGH CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, CHAPTER XIV “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND SANITATION,”
         MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE CREATION OF SECTION 14-13, “IMPROPER
         DISPOSAL OF WASTE”
         Reading of title by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing                                           Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Jones
08-14-06-10 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-22                 Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 06-24, AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE ZONING OF
         LAND WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, COUNTY OF
         SOMERSET, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY SET FORTH IN N.J.S.A.
         40:55D-1 et seq., TO REVISE, AMEND, AND SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE IX OF
         THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH
         PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, TO CREATE A REVISED DEVELOPMENT FEE
         ORDINANCE TO BE APPLIED TO RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL
         DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT RULES OF THE
         COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING


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             Reading of title of Ordinance No. 06-24 by the Clerk

             PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:      Close public hearing on Ordinance No. 06-24                                           Roll Call

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Singleterry
08-14-06-11 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 06-24                                        Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA

             Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Stabile:
08-14-06-12 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                           Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

             a. Requesting review and approval of the amended Development Fee Ordinance
                by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing

             b. Authorizing the execution of the Utility Engineering and Construction Agreement
                (UECA) with the State of New Jersey for the Route 22 Crab Brook Drainage Project

             c. Authorizing execution of the Interlocal Agreement with Somerset County in
                connection with the amendment to the 2005 CDBG Interlocal with North
                Plainfield Borough – Somerset Street Sidewalk Project

             d. Authorizing execution of a license agreement with the American Society of
                Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) allowing the performance of
                copyrighted music at Borough events

             e. Authorizing the execution of Agreement with XTC Consulting, Marlton, NJ, for
                Telecommunications Consulting and Billing Audit

             f. Supporting the Mayors Wellness Campaign

             g. Authorizing the issuance of a Retail Consumption Alcoholic Beverage License
                to Delroc Inc., t/a Somerset Lounge, 375 Somerset Street, for the period
                July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007




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Resolutions – continued:

              h. Authorizing the issuance of a permit for Charitable Solicitation in Roadways to the
                 North Plainfield Exempt Firemen’s Association for solicitation at the intersection
                 of Somerset Street and Jackson Avenue on October 7-8 and October 14-15, 2006
                 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m.

              i. Authorizing the Borough Treasurer to refund certain application fee

              j. Authorizing the Borough Treasurer to refund certain dumpster bond

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

              l. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain erroneous sewer
                 utility payment

              m. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain erroneous/duplicate
                 real estate tax payments

              n. Authorizing the Tax Collector to cancel certain 2004 tax/sewer overpayments

              o.   Authorizing the extension of a grace period through September 29, 2006 for
                   payment of third quarter property taxes

              p. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of August 14, 2006

REPORTS 2006:

              June Monthly: Fire Department
              July/August Monthly: Finance Department

COMMUNICATIONS:

NJ State League of Municipalities                     Re: League Alerts, various
NJ Council on Affordable Housing                       Re: Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2006
Frank N. D’Amore Sr.                                  Re: Poor Communication of Administration
North Plainfield, NJ

John Horensky, Health Officer                          Re: Pandemic Planning
Somerset County Department of Health

Comcast                                                Re: On Demand Direct Tune Channels, Showtime
Union, NJ                                              Digital Migration



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Communications-continued:

NJ State League of Municipalities               Re: Seminar: Retirement Planning and Pension Update
Zucker, Facher and Zucker, Esqs.                Re: Michael Mirabella, et al. v. North Plainfield Bd. of
Fairfield, NJ                                   Ed., et al.
Plainfield Area Humane Society                  Re: Activity Report for June 2006
Plainfield, NJ

Green Brook Flood Control Commission            Re: Notice of Commission Memorial Service at
                                                Mountainview Park, Middlesex, NJ on Aug. 5, 2006
Somerset County Planning Board                  Re: I-78 Transit Study Public Meetings
NJ Shade Tree Foundation                        Re: NJ Legislative Bills S-1199 and A-2589, amending
Trenton, NJ                                     and supplementing the “Tree Expert Act”

Somerset County Planning Board                  Re: State Planning Commission Release of New Cross-
                                                acceptance Schedule
Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C.,        Re: Application for Site Plan Approval, Omnipoint
Attorneys for Omnipoint Communications, Inc.    Communications, Inc., 434 West Front Street,
                                                Plainfield, NJ
Borough of Watchung                             Re: Notice of hearing on Ordinance Amending and
                                                Supplementing Chapter 138 “Zoning” Specifically
                                                Section 138-29     Entitled “R-R Rural Residential
                                                District,” by Amending Section 138-29C as it Pertains
                                                to Accessory Apartment Use as a Conditional Use
Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority     Re: Agenda for Regular Meeting of Aug. 3, 2006 and
Middlesex, NJ                                   minutes of Regular Meeting of July 6, 2006
Andora & Romano, L.L.C.                         Re: Summit Street Development, Inc. v. Borough of
Paramus, NJ                                     North Plainfield - 76 Summit Avenue

Township of Bernards                            Re: Resolution Supporting A-2396 “Highway Accident
                                                Property Tax Relief Act” Requiring the State to
                                                Reimburse Municipalities for the Cost of Providing
                                                Certain Emergency Services Rendered on Federal and
                                                State Highways
 Township of Branchburg                         Re: SHARE (Sharing Available Resources Efficiently)
                                                Grant




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 Communications- continued:
Felicia Mendoza                                    Re: Notice of hearing before the Historic Preservation
North Plainfield, NJ                               Commission on application to do work on the exterior
                                                   of house located at 86 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield
Acquaviva & Schefers, LLC                          Re: State Tax Court Appeal – Klein & Flanzbaum,
Hawthorne, NJ                                      L.L.C. vs. Borough of North Plainfield

Fox Rothschild, Esqs.                              Re: State Tax Court Appeal – Wachovia Bank, N.A. v.
Princeton, NJ                                      Borough of North Plainfield

Susan Bass Levin, Commissioner                     Re: North Plainfield awarded $400,000 in CY 2006
NJ Department of Community Affairs                 Municipal Property Tax Relief Act Extraordinary Aid

Larry Anzovino, Executive Director                 Re: Urging opposition to any effort to consolidate
New Jersey Mayors Association                      towns

Public Service Electric and Gas Company            Re: Increase in rates
Newark, NJ

Comcast                                            Re: VeneMovies to replace Casa Club on channel 609,
Union, NJ                                          effective Sept. 5, 2006

Comast                                             Re: Showtime Digital Migration Correction
Union, NJ

Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation, Inc.                Re: Check ‘Em Out Program for Towns
Trenton, NJ

North Plainfield Economic Development Committee    Re: Resolution to Rezone Watchung Avenue from
                                                   Race Street to Route 22
Township of Montgomery                             Re: Resolution Authorizing the Somerset County
                                                   Business Partnership to Apply for a NJ SHARE
                                                   Program Grant.
Comcast                                            Re: Cinemax no longer available on channel 67,
Union, NJ                                          effective Sept. 15, 2006

REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS FROM COUNCIL

PUBLIC COMMENT

COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL

ADJOURNMENT


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