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					                 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
                           MINUTES
                                                                         December 6, 2007
                                                                  Trenton Council Chamber
                                                                                 5:30 p.m.

        A Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Trenton, New Jersey, was
held on the above date at 5:40 p.m., at Trenton Council Chamber, City Hall,
319 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey. The meeting was called to order by
President Pintella, who announced that adequate public notice had been provided by the
public specifying the time and place for this meeting in accordance with the Open Public
Meetings Act. The FY 2007 annual notice was mailed to the Times and the Trentonian,
posted on the first floor bulletin board in City Hall, and filed in the City Clerk’s Office on
June 21, 2007. The agenda for the said meeting was mailed, posted and filed on
November 30, 2007.

ROLL CALL:

Present:       Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Absent:        Mr. Segura

INVOCATION and SALUTE TO THE FLAG was led by Acting City Clerk
Juanita M. Joyner.

A moment of silence was observed to acknowledge the passing of Rosanna Gibson and
Levon Jenkins.

        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meetings held on September 11,
2007, and November 20, 2007, was moved by Mr. Melone, seconded by Ms. Staton, and
carried by unanimous voted of those Councilmember’s present.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

       Council President Pintella declared open a public hearing on an ordinance entitled
“ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN EXCHANGE OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE
CANAL BANKS REDEVELOPMENT AREA WITH SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH”,
and asked if anyone wished to speak to the subject.

        Lee Ingram, 39 Edgemere Avenue, questioned if the sale of this property will
interfere with the building of a new church on Belvedere Street.

       No one else appeared to speak nor were protests filed with the Clerk. The hearing
was closed. A motion to adopt the ordinance was made by Mr. Bethea, seconded by
Ms. Lartigue, and carried by the following vote of Council:

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None




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     Council President Pintella declared open a public hearing on an ordinance entitled
“ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE XII, OF THE REVISED
GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF TRENTON IN ORDER TO
ESTABLISH A TABLE OF ORGANIZATION FOR THE TRENTON POLICE
DEPARTMENT”, and asked if anyone wished to speak to the subject.

       No one appeared to speak nor were protests filed with the Clerk. The hearing was
closed. A motion to adopt the ordinance was made by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by
Mr. Melone, and carried by the following vote of Council:

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None

       Council President Pintella declared open a public hearing on an ordinance entitled
“BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY,
APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $11,168,000 THEREFORE
AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $10,679,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE
CITY TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF”, and asked if anyone wished to
speak to the subject.

       No one appeared to speak nor were protests filed with the Clerk. The hearing was
closed. A motion to adopt the ordinance was made by Ms. Staton, seconded by
Mr. Pintella, and carried by the following vote of Council:

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:

a-      Civil Action – in the matter of Jamelle Jordan vs. Jose Montalvo, et al.

b-      Civil Action – in the matter of Lasalle Bank National Association, as trustee for
        Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust vs. Brent Jones, et al.

c-      Russell P. Wilson, 302 West State Street, Trenton – submitting Claim for
        Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage)

d-      Patsy N. Warlock, 213 Spring Street, Trenton – submitting Claim for Damages
        against the City of Trenton. (property damage)

e-      CARMA/NJ, County Archives and Records Management Association of New
        Jersey – submitting meeting notice for December 6, 2007.

f-      State of New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control – submitting Notice
        of Final Determination in the matter of Regal I, Inc.

g-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – submitting copy
        of Permit issued to M Resources, LLC.

h-      State of New Jersey Department of Transportation – enclosing copy of
        Memorandum of Agreement between the Federal Highway Administration and
        the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Officer regarding three orphan bridges
        over Amtrak.

i-      Comcast – enclosing notice of pricing revisions.




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j-      Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders – enclosing copy of the Transcript
        of Proceedings for the Public Hearing held on the Mercer County Solid Waste
        Management Plan.

k-      The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – announcing that the Draft
        Public Participation Plan is scheduled to be released for a 45-day public comment
        period beginning on November 16, 2007 and ending on January 2, 2008.

l-      LFR Environmental Management & Consulting Engineering – advising of a
        biennial certification for the Groundwater Classification Exception Area at 940
        Prospect Street, Trenton.

m-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of
        Remedial Investigation Report for 1395 New Jersey Avenue, Trenton.

n-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of
        Remedial Action Work Plan Approval for 682 South Broad Street, Trenton.

o-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of the
        Remediation of Lincoln Avenue, Trenton.

p-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of the
        Classification Exception Area Biennial Certification Report Approval for
        421 Bridge Street, Trenton.

q-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection –advising of the
        Classification Exception Area Biennial Certification Report Approval for
        Lafayette & South Warren Streets, Trenton.

r-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of
        Remedial Action Report Approval for 230 Hermitage Avenue, Trenton.

s-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of
        Remedial Investigation Report/Remedial Action Workplan Approval for Calhoun
        and North Willow Street, Trenton.

t-      State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – advising of
        Remedial Investigation Report for 431 Pennington Avenue, Trenton.

REPORTS – none submitted

APPLICATIONS AND BONDS – none submitted

NEW BUSINESS:

       Motion was made by Mr. Melone, seconded by Ms. Lartigue, to adopt the
following resolutions by a consent vote of City Council. Said motion carried with the
following vote:

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None
Absent:        Mr. Segura

        1      RESOLUTION NO. 07-638 - RESOLUTION REJECTING TWO BIDS
               FOR THE FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF TWO (2) 2008 FORD F-
               150 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRUCKS OR APPROVAL EQUIVALENT
               FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, WATER UTILITY.




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      2.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-639 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING
             PAYMENT FOR A CONTRACT WITH APOLLON GROUP LLC, 205
             LAKEVILLE ROAD, NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK FOR REPAIRS
             TO THE EXTERIOR WALL OF 147 NORTH BROAD STREET IN
             CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEMOLITION OF 145 NORTH BROAD
             STREET, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

      3.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-640 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN
             APPLICATION FOR A HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANT FROM THE
             NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY, OVER
             THE LIMIT UNDER ARREST 2007 YEAR END CRACKDOWN, in an
             amount not to exceed $5,000.

      4.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-641 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN
             APPLICATION TO THE NEW JERSEY URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE
             AUTHORITY FOR UP TO $800,000 FOR PARTIAL CONSTRUCTION
             COSTS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE THIRD FLOOR OF
             THE MASONIC TEMPLE INTO COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE FOR
             CLARKE CATON HINTZ.

      5.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-642 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
             REDUCTION OF SEWER CHARGES AT 177 WALNUT AVENUE
             (ACCOUNT #616-1744.302) DUE TO NON-ENTRY OF WATER INTO
             THE SEWER SYSTEM.

      6.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-643 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
             PURCHASE OF MAINTENANCE SUPPORT AND RELATED
             SERVICES FOR THE MCSJ APPLICATION SOFTWARE FINANCIAL
             PACKAGE FROM EDMUNDS & ASSOCIATES, INC., 301A TILTON
             ROAD, NORTHFIELD, NEW JERSEY 08225 FOR THE
             DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, THROUGH THE STATE OF
             NEW JERSEY COOPERATIVE PROGRAM WITHOUT
             COMPETITIVE BIDDING, in an amount not to exceed $31,333.

      7.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-644 - RESOLUTION EXERCISING THE
             SECOND YEAR CONTRACT OPTION WITH CHUBB INSURANCE
             COMPANY (BROKER: BORDEN PERLMAN) FOR PROPERTY
             INSURANCE, AUTO LOT COVERAGE, FINE ARTS COVERAGE
             AND FIDELITY BONDS COVERAGE THROUGH A FAIR AND
             OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET
             SEQ, in an amount not to exceed $191,261.

      8.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-645 - RESOLUTION EXERCISING THE
             SECOND YEAR CONTRACT OPTION WITH STATE NATIONAL
             INSURANCE COMPANY FOR GENERAL LIABILITY, POLICE
             PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, WORKERS COMPENSATION AND
             AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE
             CITY OF TRENTON, in an amount not to exceed $390,000.

      9.     RESOLUTION NO. 07-646 - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING BID AND
             AWARDING CONTRACT TO RIPI CONSTRUCTION, LLC, 11
             MICHAEL MCCORRISTIN ROAD, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08690,
             FOR THE FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF ALL LABOR,
             MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR CONTRACT 2007-I PHASE II
             CONSTRUCTION OF CURB RAMPS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN
             THE CITY OF TRENTON, FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
             INSPECTIONS, in an amount not to exceed $244,493.25.




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      10.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-647 - RESOLUTION AWARDING A
             CONTRACT TO MS. DONNA M. MCDAID, R.D., 144 CYPRESS
             DRIVE, EAST WINDSOR, NEW JERSEY 08520 TO PERFORM THE
             SERVICES OF A PROGRAM NUTRITIONIST FOR THE
             DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION
             OF HEALTH, WIC PROGRAM, in an amount not to exceed $38,454.

      11.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-648 - RESOLUTION AWARDING A
             CONTRACT TO JENNIFER J. NAGY, R.D., M.P.H., 34 WOODLAND
             DRIVE, EAST WINDSOR, NEW JERSEY 08520, TO PROVIDE
             SERVICES AS A PART-TIME NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM
             DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
             HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF HEALTH, WIC
             PROGRAM, in an amount not to exceed $22,750.

      12.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-649 - RESOLUTION AWARDING A
             CONTRACT TO INTERNATIONAL SALT CO., INC., 655
             NORTHERN BOULEVARD, CLARK SUMMIT, PA 18411 FOR THE
             FURNISHING AND DELIVERY ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS
             APPROXIMATELY 1,430 TONS OF PRE-TREATED ROCK SALT
             FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, DIVISION OF
             STREETS FOR USE DURING THE 2007/2008 WINTER SEASON, IN
             CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY OF MERCER COOPERATIVE
             PRICING AGREEMENT, in an amount not to exceed $100,700.60.

      13.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-650 - RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL
             OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
             LICENSE #1111-32-019-009, issued to (Ransome Group, LLC, t/a
             Championship Sports Bar and Grill/Liquors, 931 Chambers Street,
             Trenton, New Jersey.

      14.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-651 - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT
             IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
             JUSTICE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, FOR YEAR-2
             FUNDING OF THE GREATER DONNELLY WEED & SEED AREA.

      15.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-652 - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING BID AND
             AWARDING CONTRACT TO ROME MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES,
             LLC, 52 LIBERTY STREET, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08611 FOR
             THE FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF ALL LABOR, MATERIALS
             AND EQUIPMENT FOR ALTERNATIONS AT THE TRENTON
             PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATED AT 120 ACADEMY STREET FOR
             THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS, in an amount not to exceed
             $14,792.85.

      16.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-653 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE
             ORDER #1 TO THE CONTRACT WITH TRAP ROCK INDUSTRIES,
             P.O. BOX 419, KINGSTON, NEW JERSEY 08528, FOR THE
             FURNISHING OF VARIOUS BITUMINOUS CONCRETE MIXTURES
             AND ASPHALT CEMENT, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

      17.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-654 - RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL
             OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE #1111-33-184-003
             FOR 2007-2008 LICENSING TERM, issued to Ashmore Associates, Inc.,
             t/a Good Times Tavern, 160 Ashmore Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey.

      18.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-655 - RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER
             OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE #1111-33-140-003,
             from Hulse Enterprises, Inc., to Michael Matucheck, t/a None, 801
             Anderson Street, Trenton, New Jersey.



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      19.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-656 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND
             DIRECTING THE PLANNING BOARD TO HEAR AND REVIEW
             PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LAMBERTON STREET
             REDEVELOPMENT AREA PLAN.

      20.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-657 - RESOLUTION GRANTING EXCLUSIVE
             DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO L & F URBAN RENEWAL
             PROPERTIES, LLC FOR A PORTION OF THE EAST STATE STREET
             REDEVELOPMENT AREA.

      22.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-658 - RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE
             EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO THE SFY 2008 TEMPORARY
             BUDGET OF THE CITY OF TRENTON UTILITY BUDGETS.

      23.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-659 - RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE
             EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS TO THE SFY 2008 TEMPORARY
             BUDGET OF THE CITY OF TRENTON CURRENT FUND.

      24.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-660 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE
             ORDERS #1-10 TO THE CONTRACT WITH J.H. WILLIAMS
             ENTERPRISES, INC., 575 MOORELAND AVENUE, BURLINGTON,
             NEW JERSEY 08016, FOR THE FURNISHING OF ALL LABOR,
             EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR RENOVATIONS AND
             ALTERATIONS TO THE CITY HALL DEPARTMENT OF LAW
             OFFICES, in an amount not to exceed $21,157.32.

      25.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-661 - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A
             MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $126,809
             FROM THE COUNTY OF MERCER, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
             SERVICES, OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES.

      26.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-662 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
             AWARDING OF A CONTRACT THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN
             PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET SEQ.
             TO FAREWELL MILLS GATSCH ARCHITECTS, LLC, 200
             FORRESTAL ROAD, PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY 08540 TO
             PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR
             LIGHTING UPGRADES TO THE INTERIOR/EXTERIOR OF THE
             HISTORIC MILL HILL PLAYHOUSE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
             RECREATION, NATURAL RESOURCES AND CULTURE, DIVISION
             OF CULTURE, in an amount not to exceed $16,575.

      27.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-663 - RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A 2007
             RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM GRANT FROM THE NEW
             JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
             PROTECTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000 FOR STACY PARK.

      28.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-664 - RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN
             AGREEMENT WITH WOODROSE PROPERTIES GOLDEN SWAN,
             LLC, AWARDING $204,425 IN URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE FUNDS
             FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE HISTORIC GOLDEN SWAN
             BUILDING AT 101-107 SOUTH WARREN STREET.

      29.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-665 - RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER
             OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE #1111-33-240-004,
             From Matinicus, Inc., to Maria & Daughters, LLC, t/a Jules Tavern, 267
             Cummings Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey.

      30.    RESOLUTION NO. 07-666 - RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER
             OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE #1111-33-099-004,
             From Willeeni, Inc. to Edward Mendez, t/a Las Estrellas Bar, 1299 East
             State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.


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ORDINANCES:

        1.     Mr. Melone introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an
               ordinance entitled “ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF
               CERTAIN CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES TO L & F URBAN
               RENEWAL PROPERTIES, LLC”. The motion was seconded by
               Mr. Pintella, and carried.

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None
Absent:        Mr. Segura

        2.     Mr. Pintella introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an
               ordinance entitled “ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, IN
               THE COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE
               SALE OF A PORTION OF THE CITY’S WATER UTILITY SYSTEM
               AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT OF
               SALE AND A WATER SUPPLY AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN
               THE CITY AND NEW JERSEY – AMERICAN WATER COMPANY,
               INC. AND DETERMINING CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS IN
               CONNECTION THEREWITH”. The motion was seconded by
               Ms. Staton, and carried.

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None
Absent:        Mr. Segura

        3.     Mr. Pintella introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an
               ordinance entitled “ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 237 OF THE
               CODE      OF      THE    CITY    OF    TRENTON      (REGULATING
               SLAUGHTERHOUSES)”. The motion was seconded by
               Mr. Melone, and carried.

Ayes:          Messrs. Bethea, Coston, Ms. Lartigue, Mr. Melone, Ms. Staton and
               Mr. Pintella
Nays:          None
Absent:        Mr. Segura

Mr. Melone left the meeting at 6 p.m.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

Marjorie Pinder, 757 Centre Street, expressed her opinion regarding residency of City
employees.

Kenneth Bullock, 341 Monmouth Street, spoke regarding the residency issue and in
support of Director Santiago; and feels the director has done an excellent job.

Frank Weeden, 256 Allen Street, spoke regarding the sale of the Trenton Water Works
and feels that it’s an important financial decision and suggests that City Council request
an outside audit.

Lee Ingram, 39 Edgemere Avenue, spoke in support of Director Santiago protecting his
family.

Ms. Wilson, 817 Revere Avenue, spoke in support of Director Santiago, and feels that he
has done a good job.




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Patricia Stewart, 679 Lamberton Street, spoke in favor of residency, and feels that
Director Santiago did not do a good job on Lamberton Street; also concerned about health
issues at M & M Bar, and of the crimes on Lamberton Street.

Melvin Kelly, 331 Euclid Avenue, spoke in favor of residency, and feels that everyone
that works for the City of Trenton should live in the City.

Nicholas Stewart, 679 Lamberton Street, submitted a letter to City Council.

Mr. Avelon, 622 Adeline Street, spoke in support of Director Santiago, and feels that he
has done a good job.

Wanda Scott, 1416 Stuyvesant Avenue, spoke in support of Director Santiago, and feels
that he has done a good job in the City of Trenton.

Juan Martinez, 508 Lamberton Street, representing PROS, spoke in support of Director
Santiago.

Reginald Pleasant, 249 North Willow Street, spoke in favor of residency.

William Boyd, 31 Nordac Place, questioned how the residency issue would effect the
people that have already lost their jobs due to residency.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



___________________                                        _______________________
PAUL M. PINTELLA                                           JUANITA M. JOYNER
President                                                  Acting City Clerk




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