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									                                  GLEN RIDGE, N. J.           SEPTEMBER 26th, 2006.          95


     A Regular Meeting of The Mayor And Borough Council of The Borough
Of Glen Ridge was held on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 in the Council
Chamber of The Municipal Building, Glen Ridge, New Jersey at
7:30 p. m.
     Mayor Bergmanson led The Council and the citizens in attendance
in a Salute to the Flag.
     Mayor Bergmanson read a prepared statement that adequate notice
of this meeting had been provided to the public as required by
statutes.
     Present:       Mayor Bergmanson, Councilpersons Sachs, Brewster,
Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson.
     Absent:      None.
     The following Borough Officers were in attendance: Borough
Attorney Malyska, Public Safety Director Magnier and Planning And
Development Director Zichelli, III.
     The Minutes of the Regular Meeting that was held on August 8th,
2006 were approved with the following corrections:                  page no.       86,
paragraph no.     10,     line no.   1   corrected to read:         Councilman
( Councilwoman )      Sachs reported that         he     ( she )    has    . . .    ,
page no.    86,   paragraph no.      11,      line no.    2     corrected to read:
Sachs.    It was moved by      Councilperson       Sachs        ( Councilperson
Brewster )      seconded by    . . .     ,    page no.    88,      paragraph no.        4,
line no.    2   corrected to read:           expressed    his    ( her )   support for
the bond    . . .
     The Minutes of the Regular Meeting that was held on September
12th, 2006 were approved as submitted.
    Municipal Clerk Rohal presented the following written
communications:
     A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Beth Smith of 64 Clinton Rd.
requesting permission to close their street on October 29 for the
purpose of conducting a Halloween celebration .                 Mayor Bergmanson
referred the correspondence to the Public Safety Committee.
         A letter to Administrator Rohal from Deb Nathan of 24 Hillside
Ave. requesting permission to close their street on September 30th for
the purpose of conducting a block party. Mayor Bergmanson referred the
correspondence to the Public Safety Committee.
     A Public Notice was read by Administrator Rohal stating a public
hearing will be held on September 26, nominating 4 Duryea Road,
Montclair, New Jersey         as a historic landmark.           Mayor Bergmanson
ordered that the correspondence be filed.
     A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Pat Kane of 286 Linden Ave.
requesting the town to clear out the old dog run adjacent to her
property.    Mayor Bergmanson referred the letter to Public Safety
Committee.
     A letter addressed to Alan Steinberg, Administrator of US EPA
Region 2, from Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez was read by Mayor
Bergmanson. They requested fair and equitable treatment of local
taxpayers regarding some key issues surrounding the Lower Passaic
River Restoration Project and remediation of the Superfund site.
Mayor Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Frank Lautenberg thanking the
Mayor for contacting him regarding the clean up of the superfund site.
Mayor Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Philip Carchman, J.A.D.,
Director of the Courts in the State of New Jersey thanking the Mayor
for his support of the safety of those involved in the municipal
courts.   Mayor Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Samantha Vitulano, a Glen Ridge
High School student requesting traffic lights to be set up at the
intersection of Baldwin and Ridgewood. The Mayor referred the letter
to Public Safety Committee.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Pat Kane of 286 Linden Ave
thanking the Mayor for cleaning up the lot next to her property. Mayor
Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from the Fire Chief J. Michael
Roberts of Essex County Fire Chiefs Association, and others announcing
a newly formed coalition to ensure the best and most comprehensive
fire protection for residents. Mayor Bergmanson ordered that the
correspondence be filed.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Susan Bass Levin of DCA
informing the Mayor that the Borough of Glen Ridge will receive a
Domestic Violence Training Reimbursement grant of $3,012. The Mayor
referred the letter to the Public Safety Committee.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Eric Chemnitius of 4 Wells
Court stating his observations regarding tree replacements in town.
The Mayor referred the letter to the Public Works Committee.
       Administrator Rohal reported that he is in receipt of a notice
from the Office of County Executive, Joseph N.DiVincenzo, announcing
the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste, Computer and Electronics
Recycling Days (October 7th and 21st).   The letter was referred to the
Public Works Committee.
       Administrator Rohal read email from Mayor Bergmanson from Yvonne
Provost of 49 Douglas Rd requesting the removal of a hazardous tree at
50 Lincoln St as permitted under Title 8 Health and Safety, Chapter
8.28   Removal of Hazardous Weeds, Trees, and Debris from private
Property.    Administrator Rohal forwarded the email in hard copy to the
Public Safety Committee.
       A letter to Borough Administrator Rohal from Elizabeth and Peter
Zazzali of 14 Rudd Court, Glen Ridge requesting repairs to their
street.    Administrator Rohal forwarded the letter to the Public Works
Committee.
       A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.,
thanking the Mayor for sharing concerns on the discussions with the
PVSC and the EPA regarding the rehabilitation of the lower Passaic
River.   Mayor Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
    A letter to Mayor Bergmanson from Donald Lubin of 32 Woodland
Ave. stating his resignation as a member of the Borough Planning
Board.   Mayor Bergmanson ordered the correspondence to be filed.
    A letter to Mayor Bergmanson    from Alan J. Steinberg of United
States Environmental Protection Agency stating his gratitude to the
Mayor for his letter as well as stating the commitment of the EPA in a
fair and equitable treatment of all parties concerned with the
potential liability of the PVSC and its member municipalities. Mayor
Bergmanson ordered that the correspondence be filed.
    Borough Administrator Rohal that the Borough is in receipt of
several hundred letters and emails regarding the bond which have been
distributed to the Mayor and Council.
    Mr. Nicholaas ten Velde of 138 Essex Avenue, Glen Ridge,
commented on his gutter, cross overs and the bond issue.
    Mr. Patrick Pignatello of 277 Baldwin Street, Glen Ridge, spoke
to the Council on the issue of more signs.
    Mr. Eric Goldman of 25 Lorraine Street, Glen Ridge expressed his
opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. John B. Dorsey of 581 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge expressed
his opposition to additional spending and recommended that the bond
issue be held until the reevaluation is completed.
    Mrs. Julia Gorton of 207 Baldwin Street, Glen Ridge expressed her
opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. Donald Paterno of 47 High Street, Glen Ridge expressed his
support for the bond issue.
    Mayor Bergmanson reported that all      6   Council members have
worked very hard on this Bond issued.
    Mr. Brewster P. Brewster of 25 Argyle Street, Glen Ridge
expressed his support for the bond issue.
    Mr. Rie N. Bronander of 18 Lorraine Street, Glen Ridge expressed
his opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. Thomas Dolan of 27 High Street, Glen Ridge expressed his
opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. James Grady of 269 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge expressed his
support for the bond issue.
    Mrs. Marianne Sweeney of 565 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
expressed her opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. Charles Potter of 32 Appleton Road, Glen Ridge expressed his
opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. George Buchmannn of 15 Hamilton Road, Glen Ridge expressed
his opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park and said he
can maintain the grass field in suitable playing condition.
    Mr. Thomas E. Heinzen of 905 Bloomfield Avenue, Glen Ridge
reviewed possible modifications to Hurrell Field to improve the track
configuration.
    Mr. Mathew Deluca of 11 Highland Avenue, Glen Ridge expressed his
opposition to lights at Hurrell Field.
    Mr. Edward Fee of 85 Midland Avenue, Glen Ridge expressed his
opposition to a synthetic turf field at Carteret Park.
    Mr. Robert A. Salvatelli of 25 Hawthorne Avenue, Glen Ridge
addressed the Council as President Of The Glen Ridge Athletic
Association and their support of the bond issue for the fields.
    Mayor Bergmanson proclaimed Tuesday, October 3rd as Kay Kato Day
in the Borough of Glen Ridge and thanked and commended her for her
many contributions to Glen Ridge.
        Mayor Bergmanson proclaimed Sunday, November 12th, 2006 as Eagle
Scout Day in the Borough Of Glen Ridge and he commended Mark
Bomberger, Timothy F. Honeywell, Nicholas R. Lang, Kristofer Marcus
Such, Sebin B. Cadasserril, Alex Wilkinson and Sean Wilkinson on their
achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and he called upon the citizens of
Glen Ridge to recognize, respect and congratulate them and their troop
leaders for their accomplishments.
    The following was introduced by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by
Councilperson Mehrotra and adopted by an aye and no vote;
Councilpersons    Sachs, Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and
Dawson voting aye and noes none:         ( Resolution No.     142 - 06 )
             CLAIMS - APPROVAL OF
            ( See Resolution Book No.    15   -   Page No. 15 – 217 )
    The following was introduced by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by
Councilperson Hughes and adopted by an aye and no vote;
Councilpersons    Sachs, Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and
Dawson voting aye and noes none:         ( Resolution No.     143 - 06 )
             TAX REFUNDS – DUPLICATE TAX PAYMENTS
            ( See Resolution Book No.    15   -   Page No. 15 – 218 )
    The following was introduced by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by
Councilperson Mehrotra and adopted by an aye and no vote;
Councilpersons    Sachs, Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and
Dawson voting aye and noes none:         ( Resolution No.     144 - 06 )
             WITHDRAWING ORDINANCE NO.    1452    -   BOND
            ( See Resolution Book No.    15   -   Page No. 15 – 218 )
    Councilperson Sachs reported that he has Ordinance No.          1455
entitled:
                  AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE GRANTS
                  FUNDS FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
for introduction.    The Ordinance title was read by Councilperson
Sachs.    It was moved by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by Councilperson
Brewster that Ordinance No.    1455     be passed on first reading.      The
Motion was adopted by an aye and no vote;         Councilperson Sachs,
Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson voting aye and noes
none.    Mayor Bergmanson referred the Ordinance to Municipal Clerk
Rohal for the purpose of statutory publication and posting.
        Councilperson Sachs reported that he has Ordinance No.      1456
entitled:
                 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING TITLES
                 FOR NON-UNION AND OTHER EMPLOYEES
                 OF THE BOROUGH OF GLEN RIDGE AND
                 FIXING THE    2006   MAXIMUM ANNUAL
                 SALARIES AND OTHER COMPENSATIONS
                 FOR THOSE TITLES
for introduction.    The Ordinance title was read by Councilperson
Sachs.    It was moved by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by Councilperson
Brewster that Ordinance No.      1456   be passed on first reading.    The
Motion was adopted by an aye and no vote;       Councilperson Sachs,
Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson voting aye and noes
none.    Mayor Bergmanson referred the Ordinance to Municipal Clerk
Rohal for the purpose of statutory publication and posting.
        Councilperson Dawson reported that he has Ordinance No.       1457
entitled:
                 BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS
                 AND RENOVATIONS TO BARROW’S FIELD /
                 CARTERET PARK OR THE BOROUGH OF GLEN RIDGE,
                 IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY
                 APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF
                 $ 1,150,000    THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE
                 ISSUANCE OF    $ 1,092,500   BONDS OR NOTES
                 OF THE BOROUGH TO FINANCE PART OF THE
                 COST THEREOF
for introduction.    The Ordinance title was read by Councilperson
Dawson.    It was moved by Councilperson Dawson, seconded by
Councilperson Hughes that Ordinance No.       1457     be passed on first
reading.    The Motion was adopted by an aye and no vote;
Councilpersons Brewster, Mehrotra, Hughes and Dawson voting aye,
Councilperson Seyffarth voting no and Councilperson Sachs abstained.
Mayor Bergmanson referred the Ordinance to Municipal Clerk Rohal for
the purpose of statutory publication and posting.
        Councilperson Sachs reported that he has Ordinance No.       1458
entitled:
                 BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS
                 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE BOROUGH
                 OF GLEN RIDGE, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX,
                 NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE
                 AMOUNT OF    $ 5,898,730   THEREFOR AND
                 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF    $ 5,603,793
                 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH TO FINANCE
                 PART OF THE COST THEREOF
for introduction.    The Ordinance title was read by Councilperson
Sachs.    It was moved by Councilperson Sachs, seconded by Councilperson
Brewster that Ordinance No.      1458   be passed on first reading.    The
Motion was adopted by an aye and no vote;       Councilperson Sachs,
Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson voting aye and noes
none.    Mayor Bergmanson referred the Ordinance to Municipal Clerk
Rohal for the purpose of statutory publication and posting.
     Councilwoman Brewster reported that the next Public Safety
Committee will be held on Monday, October 9th      at   3:30    p. m.   in the
Police Chief’s Office and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
     Councilwoman Brewster presented the written report of The
Department Of Public Safety for the month of August          2006.   Mayor
Bergmanson ordered that the report be filed.
     It was moved by Councilperson Brewster, seconded by Councilperson
Mehrotra that permission be granted to the residents requesting
approval to close their streets for the purpose of conducting their
annual neighborhood block parties per the dates and times as stated in
their correspondence to the Mayor And Council.       The Motion was adotped
by an aye and no vote;    Councilpersons Sachs, Brewster, Mehrotra,
Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson voting aye and noes none.
        Councilman Mehrotra reported that the Community Affairs and
Public Relations Committee will be meeting on October 10th, 2006 to
formulate the 2007 Gala Committee.
     Councilman Hughes reported on the pool house, pedestrian bridge
in the Glen and the Glen stairway projects.
     Councilman Dawson reporting for the Planning And Development
Committee reported that the Mayor And Council met last evening in
Special Meeting to conduct a workshop session pertaining to the Bond
issues.
     Mr. Nicholaas ten Velde of 138 Essex Avenue, Glen Ridge addressed
the Mayor and Council on the following issues:       bond issue meetings,
Board Of Education matters, stop signs at Highland Avenue and Baldwin
Street and the traffic light at the corner of Bloomfield and Highland
Avenue, the sound system in the Council Chamber and the recent
renovation of the intersection Belleville, Highland and Glen Ridge
Avenues.
        Mr. Patrick Pignatello of 277 Baldwin Street, Glen Ridge thanked
Councilwoman Brewster and the Borough Council for their support for
the stop signs that have been placed at the intersection of Baldwin
Street and Highland Avenue and he asked if the Minnie Lucy School
could be requested to have their hedges cut shorter at the corner so
the signs could be viewed at a greater distance.
     Mr. Harry R. Rush of 53 High Street, Glen Ridge cautioned the
Council in regards to their civil discourse and he urged them continue
their public discussions in regards to the bond issues.
     The following was introduced by Councilperson Dawson, seconded by
Councilperson Sachs and adopted by an aye and no vote;          Councilpersons
Sachs, Brewster, Mehrotra, Seyffarth, Hughes and Dawson voting aye and
noes none:       ( Resolution No. 145 - 06 )
             ADJOURNED TO CLOSED SESSION - OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
             ( See Resolution Book No.   15   -   Page No.     15 - 218 )


     Mayor Bergmanson declared that this meeting is hereby adjourned.
The Council adjourned at 9:36   p. m.


                                        Michael J. Rohal
                                    Michael     J.   Rohal,
                                        Municipal    Clerk

								
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