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					                              MINUTES OF THE REORGANIZATION
                             MEETING OF THE 2009 COUNCIL OF THE
                               CITY OF LINDEN, HELD TUESDAY
                                       JANUARY 6, 2009


The Reorganization meeting of the 2009 Council of the City of Linden, was held in the Council Chambers
in City Hall on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:02 p.m., prevailing time.

The meeting was called to order by Council President Robert F. Bunk and he announced that the notice of
this meeting stating the date, place and time, has been disseminated as required under the Open Public
Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975.

The Clerk rendered the opening prayer, after which members of the Governing Body and the persons in
attendance saluted the flag.

Council President Bunk informed those present of the proper procedures for exiting the room in the event
of an emergency.

Council President Bunk recognized some of the officials, former officials, and business leaders who were
present in the audience. He called upon Freeholder Chairman Alex Mirabella to say a few words.

Chairman Mirabella thanked Linden officials for allowing him to be here this evening. He recognized other
members of the Freeholder Board who were present. He congratulated Mr. Armstead, Mr. Sadowski, Mrs.
Yamakaitis, and Mr. Puschel on their victories, wished them the best, and stated he looked forward to
working with them in the year ahead. Mr. Mirabella also recognized Christopher Hudak on the job he did
in running this falls campaigns and Charles Crane as Democratic Chairman. He noted some of the
initiatives that the Freeholders would be implementing this year. He explained that as Chairman, this year,
he wanted to move the Freeholder meetings around to the various towns, to allow better public access. He
concluded by stating how magnificent Linden’s renovated Council Chambers look.

President Bunk announced that the Members of Council, who were elected in the November 4, 2008
General Election, subscribed to their Oaths of Office prior to January 1, 2009, but., for the benefit of the
public in attendance, the Officials will repeat the process.

Councilman Derek Armstead was sworn in, as Fourth Ward Councilman, by Judge Louis M. DiLeo.
Holding the bible for Mr. Armstead was his daughter, Brianna Armstead. Participating in the swearing in
was his wife, Danie Armstead, and his children Ryan, Ashton, Abigail, and Erika Armstead.

Councilman Robert Sadowski was sworn in, as Sixth Ward Councilman, by Judge Louis M. DiLeo.
Holding the bible for Mr. Sadowski was his grandson, Eric Kahana. Participating in the swearing in were
his grandchildren, Andrew Kahana, Christopher Sadowski, Nicholas Sadowski and Amber Sadowski.

Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis was sworn in, as Eighth Ward Councilwoman, by Judge Louis M.
DiLeo. Holding the bible for Mrs. Yamakaitis was her son, Danny Yamakaitis. Participating in the
swearing in were her husband, Luke Yamakaitis and son Tommy Yamakaitis.

Councilman Richard Puschel was sworn in, as Tenth Ward Councilman, by Senator Nicholas Scutari.
Holding the bible for Mr. Puschel was his father-in-law, William Burns. Participating in the swearing in
was his wife, Diane Puschel, his daughters Megan and Erica Puschel, and his son Chad Puschel. Before
conducting the swearing in, Senator Scutari spoke for a few moments about Councilman Puschel, being the
newest member of Council. He thanked all the residents of the City of Linden who were present this
evening and said it was a tribute to the City’s vitality. He spoke about Mr. Puschel as an outstanding young
man, who ran a tough campaign. Senator Scutari stated that he expected great things from Mr. Puschel. He
noted that Mr. Puschel has been a dedicated public servant as a Union County Police Officer. He spoke
about the first time he met Mr. Puschel, about twelve years ago.

On behalf of County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, City Clerk Joseph Bodek presented each of the four elected and
re-elected Council People their Certificates of Election.

A roll call showed the following members were present:

Councilman                                                       Christopher Kolibas
        “                                                        Richard Koziol
        “                                                        Joseph Harvanik
        “                                                        Derek Armstead
        “                                                        Gene Davis
        “                                                        Robert Sadowski
Councilwoman                                                     Michele Yamakaitis
Councilman                                                       Bob Frazier
        “                                                        Richard Puschel
Council President                                                Robert F. Bunk
Mayor                                                            Richard J. Gerbounka

President Bunk noted that Mr. Sheehy was excused, as he was not feeling well and was in the hospital.
                                     MAYOR’S ANNUAL MESSAGE

Council President Bunk introduced Mayor Richard J. Gerbounka for his annual State of the City address.

Mayor Gerbounka’s annual State of the City speech.

When I addressed you for the first time as your Mayor in January 2007, I remarked that Linden was riding
the crest of a fresh wind that would enable us to make our city a better place to live and work.

That beneficent breeze has not lessened. However, as I addressed you this evening, there is a storm that is
spreading across this land, borne by strong headwinds that are causing job loss and a significant downturn
in our economy.

We in Linden have not yet felt the full impact of this ill wind, but we must be vigilant to continue our
forward progress. We can fight through these elements to keep Linden on a sound, economic path.
But…this will definitely be a year that will test our mettle- a year in which we must work together
harmoniously, regardless of political allegiance, or personal agendas. We should vow to heed each other’s
voices and act solely for the common good.

We may not agree on everything, but if we listen to each other, we can find reason in our varied opinions
and blend them to meet any challenge. It is important that I act in concert with all of you, and I trust that
my action will be met with an equal and similar reaction.

I am proud of many things that we have accomplished in the past two years while I have served as your
Mayor, and I thank Council President Robert Bunk, each city councilperson, our department heads, city
employees, and our citizens, for the cooperation that has enabled us to come this far.

The hiring freeze which I championed in my campaign has been very successful. We have reduced and not
replaced 24 full and 9 part-time positions. To date, this has equated to a dollar savings of 2.5 million dollars
in salaries, pensions and benefits, but…I am determined that we can and will save more. We need to
continue to tighten our belts so we can realize further cost reduction and efficiency for the taxpayers.

Recently we purchased 5 Ford Focuses for City Hall staff. They get 38 miles per gallon and came with a 3
year warranty. These vehicles will replace hand-me-down reconditioned Police cars with 150,000 miles or
more on their odometers. It doesn’t make sense to have 8 cylinders – 5 passenger vehicles used for one
person to drive around our city, plus the additional cost of parts and labor when they break down due to old
age.

What is even better is that it didn’t cost Linden any additional dollars to purchase these vehicles. The
$70,000 came from the sale of our junk cars and other old police vehicles. This is a perfect example of how
to better manage resources, and I commend the Finance and Personnel Committee for this innovative
thinking.

Another small but significant example of austerity is in the reduction of expenses for employees attendance
at the League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City. In 2006 it cost the city $26,000, in 2007
$11,000, and this year $4,175.

This is exactly the mindset that I want to permeate every aspect of our Municipal government and I am
confident it is occurring.

Another area where Linden can save substantially is in the upcoming contract negotiations. All fourteen
labor union contracts expired at the end of 2008.

As a former PBA President and Linden Superior Officers Association President, I know the importance of
unions, and I want our employees to be paid well, but presently our nation is wrestling with fiscal problems
that literally threaten the solvency of some of our greatest industries. Ford, GM, Chrysler, Citigroup, AIG,
plus numerous other major corporations are on the brink of bankruptcy. Bank of America alone is laying
off 35,000 employees.

Therefore, the time has come for us to address a 10 million dollar cost to Linden taxpayers- employee
health benefits. A family plan for medical, dental, prescription, and eye care costs Linden $17,500 per year
for each employee with projected increases of 9% in each of the next two years.
Private industry, Federal, State, Union County, and Linden Board of Education employees all contribute to
their benefits. Now it is time for city employees to do likewise, and I ask our Negotiations Committee to
hold firm on significant employee contributions to health coverage.

We must all work together to get through these difficult times that are being tagged as the worst economic
crisis since the Great Depression. If we all deal equitably with each other, our city, our employees, and our
citizens will be the joint beneficiaries.

But there is more to stabilizing taxes than reducing spending, we also need to encourage economic
development. One entity that has been ignored for far too long is our railroad. It is a diamond in the rough
that could become a magnet drawing more people and business into our city.
It is one of most valuable assets, and we need to develop and beautify the area around it, and I am working
closely with SID Director Mike Bono and Economic Director Ron Stefanowicz to do exactly that.

Since there is more than adequate parking, we are talking to New Jersey Transit about starting an Express
Bus service to New York City from the New Jersey Transit parking lot. There is a need for both modes of
transportation and each will compliment the other. This would tie in perfectly with the plans we have for
the development of the property between Linden Avenue and Morris Avenue which has been bottlenecked
in court for the past five years.

Recently a Judge dismissed our contract with the previous developer, and we are seeking new developers.
This mixed use property will contain office and commercial space on the first floors and condos or
apartments above them. The objective is to encourage young professionals who depend on New Jersey
Transit to get to their jobs to locate here, thus helping us begin the renaissance of our Train Station and
Wood Avenue.

The city is working closely with Duke Realty on the redevelopment of the GM property alongside Route 1
and 9 to realize attractive Commercial, Industrial, and Restrictive Housing Development.

I have been urging the developer to consider using a small portion of this property for “over 55” residences.
This would give our older residents the opportunity to remain in their hometown with friends and family in
close proximity to malls and other shopping areas, all of which are presently in place for their convenience
and comfort. Duke has advised us that despite the state of the economy, they have had stronger tenant
interest here than any other development they built in the entire county.

We are proceeding quickly to resolve the problems with eminent domain on the ISP / DuPont Property,
which consists of 134 acres of prime real estate along our waterfront. There is strong and serious interest in
developing a marine terminal and/ or an energy company on this site which will create a strong ratable for
the City of Linden.

I am pleased that Linden has received a grant of $240,000 to identify the contaminants on the old United
Lacquer property on Elizabeth Avenue. This 4.5 acre property has lain dormant twenty years. There are two
developers who specialize in Brownfield Development. We anticipate the identification process to be
complete before summer.

For years we have been hoping to get an access road from the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 12 in Carteret to
the industrial section of Tremley Point. We have reviewed this project in meetings with the staff of both
Senator Lautenberg and Menendez and State Senator Lesniak, along with the former and present Turnpike
Directors. An Environmental Assessment study has recently been completed and hopefully construction
can begin soon. When this occurs, it will open this industrial area for further development, and reduce truck
traffic on South Wood Avenue.

Discussions are occurring with Liberty Natural Gas to build a Liquid Natural Gas Terminal 18 miles off
Asbury Park. Tankers would convert liquid to gas and discharge their cargo into a pipeline. This new
underwater pipeline would tie into an existing gas pipeline in Linden that distributes natural gas to the east
coast.

There is also a proposal by Exxon/ Mobil to begin the permit process for its Blue Ocean Energy Floating
Terminal fifteen miles off Manasquan Inlet similar to what I just described.

Linden is one of three areas in the running for the gas tie-in also. If both projects become operational they
will provide host community benefit fees to our city.

Twenty-eight condo units are under construction on St. Georges Ave. near Warinanco Park, an area that
once housed the St. Georges Ave. Trailer Park.

A 150,000 square foot frozen warehouse on the old Riechold Chemical Warehouse property on relocated
Bayway Avenue has received Planning Board approval with 90% of the building in Linden and 10% in
Elizabeth. A 450,000 square foot Warehouse Complex is in its final phase of construction at the Linden
Airport property opposite the former GM property.

An Ethanol storage facility receiving Ethanol from the Midwest via rail for trucking to various distributors
is operational on the CITGO property off Tremley Point Road.

The DEP and EPA are working closely with us to return the Linden Chlorine Products property back on our
tax roles. This 28 acre site has been abandoned for over 25 years and is a superfund site. It has tremendous
potential for industrial use, and ownership will revert to Linden once it is cleaned up.

These are some, but not all of the development projects that will reverse our shifting tax rate back to
industry. Many others, which I have not mentioned, are only in the formative stages, but one could see the
vast potential our great city has if responsible industrial development is encouraged.

In the area of consolidation, I am proud of our governing body for incorporating Central Dispatch 911
under the Police Department where it belongs, but there is more to be done in this division to save another
$ 85,000 in taxpayer’s money.
We have also combined Public Property, Recreation, and Community Services, plus the two Municipal
Garages, and the Parking and Transportation Department into one working department.

This combination of five departments into one is headed by Alfred MacDonald who is entitled to be
recognized for taking on additional responsibilities with no increase in salary. This type of dedication to our
city is necessary and worthy of praise, but we cannot stop here! We can and should consolidate further.

Many of our city employees not only work hard for this great city, but volunteer their time and energies to
make it so.

Our Cultural Committee President, Jerry Bishop instituted a successful Farmers Market this year at the
Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, and chaired the annual Holiday Festival at City Hall. Everyone worked
extremely hard for our Fall Festival, “A September to Remember”. Unfortunately, we ran into bad luck.
The original date and rain date both were cancelled due to two separate hurricanes. We will reschedule this
event next September, and I guarantee you that it will be worth the wait.

Last year the Mayor’s Youth Commission under president Joyce Sheehy was reactivated. Our Young
Ladies of Linden Social gathering and The Needy Children’s Christmas party are new programs that have
proved successful, along with our annual Project Graduation for Linden High School Seniors.

Our P.A.L and Department of Public Property and Community Services are working together to cut
maintenance costs and provide more recreation for our youth at no additional cost. I am looking forward to
having new and innovative programs initiated at the P.A.L building from our new director, Officer Dan
Kuczynski and his assistant Daryl Spruill.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rocco
Tomazic. I look forward to working closely with him for the benefit of our children and the city of Linden.

Our new instituted “Random Drug Testing” Policy for our Police and Fire Departments have proven what I
have always known. Our Emergency Services are consummate professionals, who do not rely on drugs to
handle their stressful duties. To date we have not had one failure, but let me assure you we will continue to
have random drug tests to guarantee public safety.

As your mayor for the past two years, I have been on a journey, one that has been interesting, rewarding,
and at times frustrating.

My quest has always been for Municipal Government Reform. I have had successes and some
failures,…but make no mistake about it, for the next two years I intend to continue this journey, and
weather the ill headwinds that await us all.

As you know, I am a fiscal conservative, and my sole motivation for being your Mayor is to serve the best
interest of Linden and its residents.

I am a graduate of the Linden Public Schools, and so are my two children. The city provided me a good job
for 26 years as a Police Officer. This allowed me to raise my family and own a nice home in Linden.

I have no relatives on our city payroll, or for that matter in the Linden Housing Authority, Board of
Education County of Union or Linden/ Roselle Sewerage Authority.

I took a $62,000 pay cut upon assuming this position, and for the past two years have taken a total of six
working days off.

The reason why I am saying this is not because I want to impress you, but because I want to make it
perfectly clear that we should all have one thing in common…the well being of our great city, and more
importantly…the willingness to sacrifice for it.

Today, let us all stand together and overcome this strong headwind that is trying to hold us back. Let us all
be willing to make sacrifices regardless of our political party, special interests, or personal gain.

Today…I pledge to you that I am determined to use all my strength and ability to achieve the goals of
Economic Development, and cost reduction… so we can provide a better quality of life for all Linden
residents and stabilize taxes.

I know if everyone commits to this ideal, a bright day awaits…and it will be ours.

I am confident the New Year will be one of progress and success, and I wish this for all of you, and for the
city we all love.

Mr. Frazier moved to place the Mayors comments and message into the minutes of the meeting. The
motion was seconded by Mr. Harvanik and unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.


                             COMMENTS BY PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL


President Bunk extended his wish for 2009 to the people:
May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans
become a magnet of $100.00 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your
lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and
may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple
words……May 2009 be the best year of your life!

President Bunk then made the following comments:

Good Evening and welcome to our re-organization meeting. Tonight we have Department heads,
secretaries, engineers, DPW management, Department of Public Properties and Community Affairs, along
with police and fire representatives and our treasury department personnel and of course the City Clerks
Office and all other city hall workers. As you notice there are a few departments that were not mentioned,
because during the course of the year they were absorbed into other departments to save money for the
City. I would also like to acknowledge the presence of the Freeholders, the Assemblyman, and the Senator
that are present. Industry has always been here for the City and I thank them for their wherewithal and their
generosity. We all know that hard times are here and may last for another year or two, but I want everyone
to know we all will survive. You and I and the City, some will find it harder then others, but we will
survive. We have gone thru bad times before and we all came though it and we will again.
At this time I would like to congratulate all the Council members who were sworn in this evening. They,
along with the rest of Council have a long hard road ahead of them. They will work to the best of their
abilities and once again make this City a proud place to work and live. Again I thank everyone for coming
out tonight and all are welcome to go over to the JTG Center for refreshments, which are being provided by
the four council persons who were sworn this evening along with the Democratic Party. Thank you and
God bless the City of Linden and all its residences and may he also bless the new President to be, Barrack
Obama and the United States of America. Thank you.

President Bunk then noted that when he was Third Ward Councilman, he carried a briefcase around.
Recently he found that briefcase, and opened it. It contained a list of City Officials, from 1998. He noted
the changes in the Council and Department head since then. Council President then used a few props to
lighten the mood.

                            PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC COMMENTS


Charles Crane, 716 Clinton Street. Mr. Crane congratulated all of the elected and re-elected Council people.
He noted the amount of time he had worked with Mr. Armstead, and spoke about Mr. Armstead now being
the dean of Council. Next he spoke about Mr. Sadowski and having their children growing up together. To
Mrs. Yamakaitis, he noted what an amazing person she is, and the great job she is doing. He spoke to Mr.
Puschel about the first time he met him, and knew what a great job he would do as Councilman. He urged
all the Council people to work together to help the Council President, and work with the Mayor. Mr. Crane
presented the four elected council people with a gift.

President Bunk acknowledged the presence of several of the members of the Linden Board of Education
who were present.

Chris Hudak, 520 Exeter Road. Mr. Hudak congratulated Mr. Armstead, Mr. Sadowski, Mrs. Yamakaitis
and Mr. Puschel on their elections. He noted that he had the pleasure of working with each of them, in their
campaigns. He talked about the efforts of Mr. Armstead, in the City of Linden, to elect Barrack Obama
President. He spoke about each of the candidates, and the qualities that helped get them elected. He then
presented each of them with a gift on behalf of the Linden City Democratic Club.

Brianna Armstead, 734 Harrison Place. Ms. Armstead spoke about the trials faced by her father over the
past year, and how he never gave up, always fighting for what was right. She spoke about her dreams for
the future, including her desire to become an attorney.

Flo Adams, 19 West Morris Avenue. On behalf of the Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Mrs. Adams presented
Mr. Sadowski with a token of their appreciation.

Joan Konrad, 2400 Old Grove Road. Mrs. Konrad wished the Mayor, Council and all those in attendance a
healthy and happy New Year. She then presented Mr. Puschel with a gift on behalf of the Tenth Ward
Democratic Club.

Jim Peters, 1526 Cornell Drive. Mr. Peters related a story from when he met Mr. Puschel, twenty-three
years ago. He asked members of the Tenth Ward Democratic Committee to stand. He then presented Mr.
Puschel with a gift on behalf of the Committee. Mr. Peters offered his, and the Committees,
congratulations to the other Council members elected in November. He wished the Mayor, and entire
Council success in 2009.

Patti Murgo, 2519 Grier Avenue. Ms. Murgo congratulated all of the winners, and spoke about why she
believed them to be the winners. She then noted that Mrs. Yamakaitis’ husband and sons are some of her
biggest supports, she called upon Thomas Yamakaitis to speak for the family. While he was coming up, she
noted what a wonderful job, Michele and her husband did in raising them. She noted how they stood at the
polling places, on Election Day, and were gentlemen, despite the actions of others.
Thomas Yamakaitis, 921 McGillvray Place. Mr. Yamakaitis congratulated Mr. Armstead, Mr. Sadowski,
and Mr. Puschel on their campaign victories. Next he stated how proud he was of his mother. Her campaign
slogan, “The Right Person for the Job” fits her to a T. He spoke about all the hard work she puts in, whether
as Councilwoman, or as a parent. He spoke about all she has done to unite her community.
Ms. Murgo then spoke about the busy year that Mrs. Yamakaitis had in 2008. She served her church as
religious affairs coordinator, and ran for re-election. Mrs. Yamakaitis also served as the Marshal of the
Linden contingent for the Pulaski Day Parade. She then called upon the President of the Linden Parade
Committee, Larry Lukenda, to come forward. Mr. Lukenda congratulated Mrs. Yamakaitis on a job well
done, and spoke about how proud the parade committee was to have her represent them as Marshal. He
then presented Mrs. Yamakaitis with a gift on behalf of the Linden Pulaski Parade Committee.
Ms. Murgo, asked all the Eighth Ward Democratic Club members to rise. She then stated, that as President
of the Club, that she was honored to present Mrs. Yamakaitis with a gift of their appreciation and support.
She noted that Mrs. Yamakaitis had the clubs utmost support and appreciation, and pledged to stand by her
as she attempts to improve the quality of life in the Community.
Ms. Murgo concluded her comments by speaking to Mrs. Yamakaitis, as her friend. She spoke about when
they had met three years ago, during Mrs. Yamakaitis first run for office. In that meeting Mrs. Yamakaitis
had spoke about her plans to improve the quality of life in the ward, and how she had kept her word. Ms.
Murgo noted that Mrs. Yamakaitis realizes that she cannot do the job alone, and reaches out to the
community for help. That realization has earned Mrs. Yamakaitis the respect and love of the people of the
ward. Mrs. Yamakaitis is not a politician, but one of the people, who is trying to improve the quality of life
for all. Ms. Murgo pledged Mrs. Yamakaitis her full support and friendship, and thanked her for all that she
has done.

President Bunk recognized Mr. Dudley, operator of Linden Airport, who was present in the room.

                              COMMENTS BY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

President Bunk asked the four members of Council, sworn in this evening for their comments.

Mr. Armstead congratulated his colleagues on their election and re-elections. He stated he looked forward
to working with all of them to make Linden a better place to live. He thanked all the residents of the Fourth
Ward for all their support, and for their confidence in his ability to represent them. He thanked his family,
particularly his mother, father, sisters, and other members of his family and his friends for all their help in
the campaign; He stated how much their support meant to him. He singled out Phil Ranson for his
friendship and support. He also thanked the Seventh Ward Democratic Club for their support, and standing
up and saying it. He spoke about the efforts of his daughter, Brianna to rally him every night and all the
work done by his wife Danie. Mr. Armstead said that this marks the beginning of his sixteenth year on
Council, and noted that he wanted to be remembered for being a person of reason, who could reach across
the aisle and form consensus, and do the right thing. He spoke about change and how it can occur working
together. He thanked all.

Mr. Sadowski thanked all those who made it possible to be elected Sixth Ward Councilman, the residents
of the Sixth Ward. He mentioned his campaign manager, Tim Sadowski, his treasurer, Iris Sadowski, and
his campaign strategist, Chris Hudak. He thanked all those who worked on his campaign, fulfilling and
helping with many of the tasks of campaigning. He offered special thanks, and his love, to his wife, Betty,
for all that she put up with, during the campaign. He concluded by stating that he is looking forward to a
successful three years in which he can serve all of the residents of the Sixth Ward and the City of Linden.
He thanked all and congratulated all those elected last November.

Mrs. Yamakaitis stated:

          I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Councilman Derek Armstead, Councilman Robert
Sadowski, and the newest member of Council, Rich Puschel, on their victories.
          I want to thank everyone for their kind words and presentations this evening. I have many people
to thank for their help during my campaign for re-election, first and foremost, I want to thank the residents
of the Eighth Ward. When I took office three years ago, former 8 th Ward Councilman Albert Youngblood
told me that the 8th Ward is a unique community, one that is very demanding but also one that will not
forget you and stand beside you like a family. Obviously, Mr. Youngblood did not steer me wrong. I am
very humbled by the support and friendship of my eighth ward family. Not only were you there for me but
also for my husband and children. The message was sent loud and clear – lies and smear campaigns that
have no credibility will backfire.
          Two years ago, the talk of the town was, “we need change and a whirlwind blew down Wood
Avenue.” Obviously on November 4, 2008, the wind in Linden blew in the opposite direction and made a
clean sweep. My mother, who can’t be with us tonight, but I know is watching this evening, always
instilled in my mind that change is good as long as it is done for the right reasons. I will continue to support
what I believe is fair and not motivated by politics or vendettas.
          In these tough economic times facing our nation, state and city, I want the residents of the Eighth
Ward to know that my commitment will continue to be to them. Families are hurting, losing their jobs, their
homes. As a city, decisions need to be made to work to stabilize our taxes. As your elected representative, I
will continue to hold regular community meetings to keep you informed of plans that affect not only your
pocketbook but your quality of life. Traffic is a major concern on the south side of this city – effecting not
only our personal travel plans but also safety. These are concerns that cannot go unnoticed and need to be
addressed in any future planning.
          Before I conclude this evening, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many people
in my life for their encouragement, support and belief in me. First and foremost, I want to thank my family
and close friends for their constant support, my mother and father, Robert and Patricia Szewczyk, my in-
laws Bernard and Bernadette Yamakaitis and the entire Yamakaitis family for their continued support and
for giving me a name that many in Linden hold with high regard and respect. I promise to work to keep that
respect. My campaign manager, Eleanor Barbarich for being a sounding board and organizing the 8 th Ward
ladies and Patti Murgo, words cannot express my gratitude for all your help and friendship. As a mutual
friend once said, “you are made of steel.”
          As one can see, I had a very tough support network – Mary, Jay, Mike the grocer, and his son,
Dottie & Mildred, Al Youngblood, my committee people Eleanor and Richie Giles. Travis and Tyler for
helping with flyers. The 8th Ward Democratic Club members for all their hard work and dedication, the
City Democratic Club, Chris Hudak, former Democratic Chairman Eddie Kologi and our current Chairman,
Charlie Crane, who I must add was surprisingly trained very well in dealing with woman in non-traditional
roles that many men, in politics, often find threatening – his wife Rae and daughter Doreen you did a great
job training him. To Luke and my boys, Danny and Tommy, who are always there for me and make me
very proud, I love you all very much.


Mr. Puschel stated:

          Thank you for coming tonight and sharing this special moment with me. I will never forget this
evening and all the support and kind words. There are three special people that could not make it so,
Carolynn, Katie and John thank you so much for your help and valuable advice. I would like to recognize
some people here tonight, Jim Peters, Chris Hudak, Sue Eckenrow and Amber and Marcella for helping on
the campaign.
          I would also like to thank my constituents who took time out of their busy schedule to speak with
me and voice their concerns, about the high taxes and quality of life issues in our neighborhood. While I am
your councilman, my job is to represent you and make a reasonable and fair judgment on issues that arise.
          I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on Council, and Mayor Gerbounka to move
our city in a positive direction and work as one. But the only way this can be accomplished is that we have
to focus towards our future and stop pondering the past. He thanked his wife, Diane, daughters Erica and
Megan, and son Chad for allowing him to put them through this.

President Bunk allowed Mr. Bianco the privilege of the floor at this time.

Joseph Bianco, 423 Fernwood Terrace. Mr. Bianco wished all a happy and sincere happy New Year. He
congratulated Mr. Puschel and all newly re-elected members of Council. He then spoke about the financial
crisis facing all levels of government. He offered words of wisdom on how to face this crisis. He
commended Mayor Gerbounka for his efforts.

                            ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PRO-TEMPORE

Mr. Davis nominated Mr. Armstead as the 2009 Council President Pro-Tempore. The motion was seconded
by Mr. Koziol, and ordered approved by a roll call vote, with all voting in favor, except Mr. Armstead, who
abstained.

Councilman Derek Armstead was sworn in, as Council President Pro-Tempore, by Judge Louis M. DiLeo.
Holding the bible for Mr. Armstead was his daughter, Brianna Armstead.

                                     ORDINANCES ON HEARING

President Bunk announced that there are no ordinances on hearing.




                                          CONSENT AGENDA

President Bunk announced that there is no consent agenda this evening.


                                             RESOLUTIONS

PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE PERMITTED FOR THOSE SPECIFIC RESOLUTIONS TO BE
REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT APPROVAL. PLEASE READ THE SYNOPSIS OF THE
RESOLUTIONS, WHICH HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE. EACH
IS INFORMATIVE AND SELF-EXPLANATORY. HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH TO ADDRESS A
SPECIFIC RESOLUTON, THE COUNCIL, WILL ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS ON IT.

RESOLUTIONS, AS APPROVED, WILL BE INSERTED INTO THE MINUTES.

Resolutions #15, #17 and #22 were removed at the request of Pat Hero.


Mr. Kolibas moved for approval of resolutions #1 - #22, with the exception of Resolutions #15, #17, and
#22. The motion was seconded by Mr. Koziol and unanimously order approved by a roll call vote.
Resolution:2009-1

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE YEAR 2009

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:

That the following newspapers be and they hereby are designated as the official newspapers for the City of

Linden for the year 2009:

                            The Star Ledger

                            Union County Local Source

                            Home News Tribune

                            News Record/Patriot


RESOLUTION: 2009 -2

                             A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A LIST OF
                            QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS, UNDER A FAIR
                                  AND OPEN PROCESS, FOR 2009



         WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(6) the City of Linden (the “City”), County of
Union, a municipal corporation of the State of New Jersey, instituted a policy to negotiate agreements for
Professional Services on the basis of demonstrated confidence and qualifications for types of Professional
Services required by the City pursuant to a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4;
and
         WHEREAS, the City has received in accordance with a published notice, sealed qualifications for
various positions; and
         WHEREAS, pursuant to the fair and open process, and based upon review of the qualifications
and recommendations therefore, certain professionals are qualified for certain positions for the calendar
year 2009;

Third Party Claims Administrator Services for Liability and Workers Compensation

Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc. (CCMSI)
3535 Route #66, Building 6
Neptune, NJ 07753

Inservco Insurance Services, Inc.
PO Box 1451
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1451

D & H Alternative Risk Solutions
PO Box 68
Newton, NJ 07860


Acting Prosecutor Services
Lawrence M. Centanni, P.C.
PO Box 2614
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Acting Public Defender Services

Edward S. Cooper, L.L.C.
812 North Wood Avenue
Suite #303
Linden, NJ 07036

Housing Rehabilitation Consulting Services - (2 year)

Development Directions, LLC
2109 St. George Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
Appraisal/Tax Witness Services
Ard Appraisal Company
36 Brant Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

Appraisal Consultants Corp.
293 Eisenhower Parkway
Suite #200
Livingston, NJ 07039-1711

Gagliano Appraisal, LLC
1129 Broad Street, Suite 101
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Fleming White Appraisals, Inc.
Two Ridge Lane
Colonia, NJ 07067

Stanley Jay
One Morton Place
Colonia, NJ 07067

Federal Appraisal & Consulting
372 Route #22 West
Suite 1A
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Sockler Realty Services
1901 North Olden Avenue
Suite 44
Ewing, NJ 08618

Architectural Services

The Musial Group, P.A.
191 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Harbor Consultants, Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

The Gibson Tarquini Group
764 Cuthbert Blvd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Alaimo Group Consulting Engineers
200 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Netta Architects
25 Route #22 East, Suite 290
Springfield, NJ 07081

Cornerstone Arch. Group, LLC
202 Hamilton Blvd.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

KSS
337 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

Audit Consulting Services

Suplee, Clooney & Company
308 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090-2122

Bond Counsel Services
Parker McCay
Attorneys at Law
Three Greentree Centre
7001 Lincoln Drive West
PO Box 974
Marlton, NJ 08053-0974

McManimon & Scotland, L.L.C.
One Riverfront Plaza, fourth floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5408

Gibbons P.C.
One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5310

Rogut McCarthy LLC
37 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016-2106

Court Reporting Service

Virgina Guinta
55 Brookside Drive
Skillman, NJ 08558

Defense Counsel for Workers Comp Program Services

Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC
Two North Road
PO Box 4922
Warren, NJ 07059

La Corte, Bundy, Varady & Kinsella
989 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083

Leitner, Tort & DeFazio
244 Fernwood Avenue
Parkside Corp Center
PO Box 6270
Edison, NJ 08818-6270

Miriam R. Rubin
Attorney at Law
1835 Route #130 South
2nd floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Engineering Services
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
17-17 Route 208 North
2nd Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

C&S Engineers, Inc.
499 Col. Eileen Collins Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13212

The RBA Group
One Evergreen Place
Morristown, NJ 07962-1927

The Musial Group, P.A.
191 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ 07092

Harbor Consultants Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

CME Associates
3141 Bordontown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859-1162

T & M Associates
Eleven Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748-2792

Alaimo Group Consulting Engineers
200 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Keller & Kirkpatrick
301 Gibraltar Drive
Suite 2A
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Neglia Engineering Associates
34 Park Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Crew Engineers, Inc.
1250 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405

Professional Consulting, Inc.
Octagon Office Center
1719 Route #10 Suite 314
Parsippany, NJ 07054

M. Disko Associates
PO Box 1627
Union, NJ 07083

Dawn Underground Engineering, Inc.
10 Village Court
Hazlet, NJ 07730

French & Parrello
1800 Route #34
Suite 101
Wall NJ 07719

Maser 351 Newman Springs Road
Suite 203
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Hatch Mott MacDonald
27 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041-1008

Matarazzo Engineering
575 Route #46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Pennoni Associates Inc.
105 Fieldcrest Avenue
Suite 502
Edison, NJ 08837

Engineering Testing Services

Key-Tech
210 Maple Place
PO Box 48
Keyport, NJ 07735

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859

Environmental Services

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
17-17 route 208 North
2nd Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Practical Environmental Solutions, LLC
11-13 Broad Street
Washington, NJ 07882
Whitman
116 Tices Lane, Unit B-1
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

JM Sorge, Inc.
57 Fourth Street
Somerville, NJ 08876-3235

Converse Consultants
622 Route #10 West
Whippany, NJ 07981

Warren & Panzer Engineers, PC
228 East 45th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Pennoni Associates, Inc.
105 Fieldcrest Avenue
Suite 502
Edison, NJ 08837

Environmental Waste Management Associates
100 Misty Lane
PO Box 5430
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Hammerhead Process Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC
7 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822

French & Parrello Associates, PA, Consulting Engineers
1800 Route 34
Suite 101
Wall, NJ 07719

Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc.
1913 Atlantic Avenue, Suite R5
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Maser Consulting P.A.
331 Newman Springs Road
Suite 203
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Hatch Mott MacDonald
27 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041-1008

Financial Advisory Services

NW Financial Group, LLC
10 Exchange Place, 17th floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Acacia Financial Group, Inc.
Four Greentree Centre, Suite 206
13000 Lincoln Drive West
Marlton, NJ 08053

Pheonix Advisors, LLC
5 Third Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Insurance Consultant Broker Services for Finance Department

Brown & Brown Insurance
26 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Insurance Consultant Broker Services for the Insurance Commission

Amalgamated General Agencies
115 Grove Street, East
PO Box 2670
Westfield, NJ 07091-2670

Brown & Brown Insurance
26 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Land Surveying Services

Harbor Consultants Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 007016

Keller & Kirkpatrick
301 Gibraltar Drive, Suite 2A
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859-1162

Alaimo Group Consulting Engineers
200 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

Hatch Mott MacDonald
120 West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809

French & Parrello
1800 Route 34
Suite 101
Wall, NJ 07719

Pennoni Associates, Inc.
515 Grove Street
Suite 1B
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Neglia Engineering Associates
34 Park Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Maser Consulting P.A.
331 Newman Springs Road
Suite 203
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Kupper 1200 Lenox Drive
Suite 101
Trenton, NJ 08648

Geod Aerial Photogrammetry Land Surveying
24 Kanouose Road
Newfoundland, NJ 07435

DW Smith Associates, LLC
148 Yellowbrook Road Suite 101
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Litigation Defense Counsel Services for the Insurance Fund Commission

Shwartz & Posnock
901 West Park Avenue
Suite #2-E
Ocean, NJ 07712

Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC
Two North Road
PO Box 4922
Warren, NJ 07059
Michael A. D’Aquanni, Esq.
150 Morris Avenue, Suite 206
Springfield, NJ 07081

Palumbo & Renaud
190 North Avenue E. (Rte. 28)
Cranford, NJ 07016

Methfessel & Werbel
3 Ethel Road
Suite 300
PO Box 3012
Edison, NJ 08818

Kraig M. Dowd, Esq.
Brownstein Booth & Associates, P.C.
512 42nd Street
Union City, New Jersey 07087

La Corte, Bundy, Varady & Kinsella
989 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083

Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman
The Legal Center One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-5497

James Jude Plaia
10 South Prospect Street
Verona, NJ 07044

Buffafuoco, Arce & Price, L.L.C.
570 South Avenue
Bldg. A 2nd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016

Law Offices of Miriam R. Rubin
1835 Route #130 South
Second Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Litigation Defense Counsel Services

Palumbo & Renaud
190 North Avenue Route #28
Cranford, NJ 07016

La Corte, Bundy, Varady & Kinsella
989 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083

Lum, Drasco & Positan LLC
103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068

Michael A. D’Aquanni, Esq.
150 Morris Avenue
Suite 206
Springfield, NJ 07081

Joseph W. Spagnoli
190 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

Miriam R. Rubin
1835 Route #130 South
2nd Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Schwartz & Posnock
901 West Park Avenue
Suite 2-E
Ocean, NJ 07712

Kraig M. Dowd, Esq.
Brownstein, Booth & Associates, PC
512 42nd Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC
Two North Road
PO box 4922
Warren, NJ 07059

Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello, & Chattman
The Legal Center One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-5497

Buttafuoco, Arce, & Price, LLC
2509 Park Avenue
Suite 1C
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Trenk, DiPasquale 347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Medical Insurance Broker Services for the Finance Department

Brown & Brown Insurance
26 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932

BGIA
900 Route #9 North
Suite 503
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Medical Services

Alan F. Goldstein MD
Multi-Care Industrial Medicine LLC
100 Commerce Place
Clark, NJ 07066

Care Station Medical Group
328 W. St. George Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Planning Board Attorney Services

Trenk DiPasquale
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Anthony D. Rinaldo, Jr.
1767 Morris Avenue Ste. 205
Union, NJ 07083

Planning Board Planner Services

T&M Associates
Eleven Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748-2792

Harbor Consultants Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

Consulting Municipal Engineers
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859-1162

Maser Consulting, PA
331 Newman Springs road
Suite 203
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Planning Services

Harbor Consultants Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

T&M Associates
Eleven Tindall Road
Middletown, NJ 07748-2792

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, New Jersey 08859-1162

Housing and Community Development Services, Inc. (HCDS)
4 Sloan Street
South Orange, NJ 07079

Maser Consulting P.A.
331 Newman Springs Road
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Birdsall Services Group
611 Industrial Way West
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Professional Service for Title Agency Services

Black Rose Title Services, LLC
295 Route 46 West
Suite 205
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Title Agency, Inc.
141 Main Street
South River, NJ 08882

Cory Title Agency Inc.
202 Gregory Lane
Neshanic Station, NJ 08853

Chicago Title Insurance Company
2446 Church Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Records Management Consulting Services

Access Systems
4260 Henneberry Road
Manlius, NY 13104

Advanced Business Continuity Solutions, LLC
201 Susan Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Redevelopment Counsel Services

Trenk Di Pasquale
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 300
West Orange, New Jersey 07052

McManimon & Scotland, LLC
One Riverfront Plaza, Fourth Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5408

Special Bankruptcy

Trenk DiPasquale
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Special Tax Counsel Services

Palumbo & Renaud
190 North Avenue East Route #28
Cranford, NJ 07016
Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.
293 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, NJ 07039

Special Tax Expert Witness Appraisal

Charles E. Heck, C.T.A.
Appraising & Consulting
506 Thompson Place
Middletown, NJ 07748

Sidney Land, Inc.
10 Hackensack Ave.
Weehawken, NJ 07086

TRC
57 East Willow Street
Millburn, NJ 07041

Tax Map Revision Services

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

Harbor Consultants, Inc.
320 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016

Matarazzo Engineering
575 Route #46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Zoning Board Attorney

Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Kessler LLC
44 Whippany Road
Suite 210
PO Box 2355
Morristown, NJ 07962

Trenk DiPasquale
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Insurance Commission Attorney Services

Michael A. Posnock
449 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Special Bond Counsel for Environmental Infrastructure Trust Fund Financing

DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Suite 31
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Computer Services

Genex Consulting, LLC
212 Carnegie Center, Suite 206
Princeton, NJ 08540

Pascack Data Services, Inc.
55 Harristown Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Banking Services

Wachovia Bank, National Association
40 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Bank of America
750 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016

Northfield Bank
501 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

TD Bank, N.A.
6000 Atrium Way
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Redevelopment Litigation Counsel Services

McManimon & Scotland, LLC
One Riverfront Plaza, Fourth Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5408

Trenk DiPasquale
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Medical Management Services for Self Insured Workers Comp. Program Services

First Managed Care Option
119 Littleton Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054-1849

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN that in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(6) on such basis as necessary, and for each of the
approved and qualified vendors, a resolution approving each individual specific contract shall be
considered by the Mayor and Council;
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Resolution:2009-3

RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR FOR 2009

         WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:25-4, a municipality shall appoint a Municipal Prosecutor
for a one year term;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY
OF LINDEN that Assistant Municipal Attorney Nicholas P. Scutari be and hereby is designated and
appointed Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Linden for the year 2009; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect pursuant to law.

Resolution:2009-4

   RESOLUTION APPOINTING DEPUTY COORDINATORS TO OFFICE OF EMERGENCY
                             MANAGEMENT

         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
         That EDWARD CHABAK, 757 Rodgers Court, Rahway, New Jersey be and hereby is appointed
as Senior Deputy Coordinator and JOSEPH RIZZO, 619 Kent Place, Linden, New Jersey and DAVE
HART, 419 Madison Hill Road, Clark, New Jersey, be and hereby are appointed as Deputy Coordinators
of the Office of Emergency Management for three year terms, commencing January 1, 2009 and expiring
December 31, 2011, and until their successor is appointed and qualifies.

Resolution:2009-5

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AGREEMENT
DATED JANUARY 1, 2009 BETWEEN THE CITY OF LINDEN
AND VISITING NURSE AND HEALTH SERVICES, AND
AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY
OF LINDEN

        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:

         That the Agreement dated the First day of January, 2009 between the City of Linden as “first
party” and Visiting Nurse and Health Services as “second party” submitted by the Department of
Community Services with the request that same be executed and that same hereby is approved and
authorized to be executed on behalf of the City of Linden in the usual manner.

Resolution:2009-6

A RESOLUTION TO FURTHER AMEND A RESOLUTION
ENTITLED “A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AND
DESIGNATING AN OFFICIAL TAX SEARCHER”, APPROVED
JANUARY 6, 1960, AND AS AMENDED

        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:

        Section 1. That Section 1 of the Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION APPOINTING AND
        DESIGNATING AN OFFICIAL TAX SEARCHER”, approved January 6, 1960, and as amended,
        shall be and the same hereby is further amended to read as follows:
        Section 1. That STACEY CARRON, being a bonded official of the City of Linden, shall be and
        she hereby is designated and appointed the official to make examination of the records of the City
        for unpaid municipal liens and charges, and to certify the results thereof, which term commences
        January 1, 2009 and terminates December 31, 2012, and until her successor is appointed and
        qualifies.
        Section 2. All Resolutions or parts of Resolutions inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
        Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Resolution:2009-7

RESOLUTION APPOINTING A PUBLIC
DEFENDER FOR 2009

         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
         That ANTHONY PALUMBO, ESQ., Palumbo & Renaud, 190 North Avenue East, Cranford,
New Jersey, an Attorney at Law of the State of New Jersey, is appointed to serve as Municipal Public
Defender for a one year term commencing January 1, 2009 and terminating December 31, 2009 and until
his successor is appointed and qualifies.

Resolution:2009-8

RESOLUTION APPOINTING ACTING
PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR 2009

          WHEREAS, the City of Linden has appointed a Municipal Public Defender pursuant to N.J.S.A.
2B:12-28a; and
          WHEREAS, there are instances where the Municipal Public Defender has a conflict of interest
due to, inter alia, the need to represent multiple defendants in the same matter; and
          WHEREAS, in such instances, ethical rules require that a separate attorney be appointed as
Public Defender for said individual; and
          WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Linden has determined it to be in its best interest
to have open ended agreements with several attorneys for the purposes herein expressed; and
          WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been
received through a fair and open process; and
          WHEREAS, Edward Cooper, LLC submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services; and
          WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.), such
services are considered "Professional Services" as within the scope of a licensed and regulated profession,
and same may be awarded without competitive bidding; and
          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY
OF LINDEN that the following Law Firms be and hereby are appointed to serve as Public Defenders on an
as needed basis in the event of a conflict of interest of the part of the Municipal Public Defender for the
year 2009: Edward Cooper, LLC., 812 North Wood Avenue, Linden, New Jersey; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that for said services, said Law Firm shall receive a fee of
$350.00 per appearance; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is
expressly contingent upon the negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between the
Law Firm and the City of Linden; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are empowered
and directed to execute such contracts with this Law Firm to effectuate the foregoing; and

Resolution:2009-9

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LINDEN, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION,
NEW JERSEY, APPOINTING ACACIA FINANCIAL GROUP INC. AS
FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT ADVISORS TO THE
CITY OF LINDEN, NEW JERSEY

WHEREAS, the City of Linden, (the “City”) is a municipal corporation and public body politic and
corporate under the laws of the State of New Jersey (the “State”); and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been received
through a fair and open process; and
WHEREAS, Acacia Financial Group, submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services for 2009; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to appoint Acacia Financial Group to serve as financial and investment
advisors to the City of Linden on every transaction the City of Linden enters into relating to the City’s
financial profile and debt issues and instruments; and
WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that the resolution
authorizing the award of contracts for “Extraordinary, Unspecifiable Services” without competitive bids
and the contract itself must be available for competitive bids and the contract itself must be available for
public inspection; and
WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer of the City has certified that funds are or will be available for this
purpose;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
as follows:
1.       Acacia Financial Group is hereby appointed to serve as financial and investment advisors to the
City of Linden on all transactions, effective immediately.
2.       The Mayor, the Chief Financial Officer and the City Clerk (including their designees, each an
“Authorized Officer”) are hereby authorized to prepare, execute and deliver a professional services
agreement setting forth the terms and conditions (including those set forth above) governing the provisions
of such services.
3.       That a copy of this resolution be published according to law.

Resolution:2009-10

                            RESOLUTION TO APPOINT A PHYSICIAN/
                             MEDICAL REVIEW OFFICER FOR 2009


          WHEREAS, there exists a need for a physician for the Police and Fire Departments; and
          WHEREAS, said physician will consult with the Health Department, Fire Department and the
Police Department regarding bloodborne pathogen issues, workers compensation issues; disciplinary
issues, substance abuse issue, issues regarding CDL certification, and other issues that may come up; and
          WHEREAS, said physician will also serve as the MRO (Medical Review Officer) for the City for
its drug testing program; and
          WHEREAS, physician will also provide notes for firefighters and officers after returning from
short term disability; and
          WHEREAS, physician shall also provide the Police Department notes when requested for officers
returning from short term disability, provide crossing guard post - placement physical exams as well as
blood tests and EKG’s as part of the post placement exams for police officers; and
                   WHEREAS, Alan F. Goldstein, M.D., Multi-Care Industrial Medicine, LLC, 100
Commerce Place, Cranford, NJ 07066 submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services for 2009;
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Alan F. Goldstein, M.D., of Multi-Care Industrial
Medicine, LLC, be and hereby is appointed physician for the City of Linden, at a salary of $8,686.00 for
the year 2009 as shall continue as his employment at the pleasure of the City; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect pursuant to law.

Resolution:2009-11

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LINDEN TO AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE
HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN

WHEREAS, the City of Linden wishes to provide quality and affordable health benefits to eligible
employees and retirees; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to continue participation in the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) for
medical benefits for eligible employees and retirees, based upon a review of marketplace options for the
period January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009, and
WHEREAS, the award of the health benefits services for the SHBP is done in accordance with state law
for such professional services; and
WHEREAS, acceptance of this proposal shall result in the renewal of the existing medical plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Linden wishes to continue enrollment in the
SHBP in accordance with the following costs:

             Health Insurance Premiums not to exceed         $2,528,333.33

Resolution:2009-12

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MUNICIPAL TREASURER TO INVEST AND
REINVEST FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF LINDEN

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
That Alexis Zack, Municipal Treasurer, be and she is hereby authorized to invest and reinvest in treasury
obligations of the United States, certificates of deposit and savings certificates at such time and in such
amounts as she deems necessary.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall make a monthly report to the City Council of the
investments made by her.

Resolution:2009-13
RESOLUTION ENGAGING SPECIAL TAX COUNSEL

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Linden has determined that it would be advisable and in the
best interests of the City to continue to retain the services of Special Tax Counsel to represent the City of
Linden in defense of real property tax assessment appeals concerning the assessment of commercial,
industrial and multi-family residential properties in the city for the year 2009, and to render legal advice
and assistance to the city and to the Tax Assessor in preparing the trials of such proceedings; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been received
through a fair and open process; and
WHEREAS, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid
services: and
WHEREAS, since professional legal services are rendered or performed by persons authorized by law to
practice a recognized profession and whose practice is regulated by the laws of the State of New Jersey; the
Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S. 40A:11-1 et seq.) permits the award of a contract therefore as a
Professional Service without competitive bidding; and
WHEREAS, the Finance Director has certified to the availability of funds for this purpose, to be charged
to Account No. 9-01-117-271;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN as
follows:
1. That the law firm of Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., Attorneys at Law of the State of New Jersey be and is
hereby retained as Special Tax Counsel to the City for all matters in the Tax Court, and related forums, and
as set forth in an agreement to be executed between Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. and the City of Linden.
2. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute an Agreement with Skoloff &
Wolfe, P.C. setting forth the terms and conditions of the legal services to be rendered.
3. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a "Professional Service" under the provisions of
the Local Public Contracts Law as a contract for professional services may be awarded without competitive
bidding, pursuant to N.J.S. 40A:11-5 (1) (a).
4. For the services hereinabove described, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. shall be paid a fee not to exceed
$50,000.00. The term of said agreement shall be for one year, or until the aforesaid funds have been
exhausted, whichever occurs earlier. The City shall not be liable for payment of any monies exceeding the
contract price stated herein unless additional funds are approved by the governing body and the contract
amended in accordance with applicable law.
5. A notice of this action shall be published in accordance with applicable law.

Resolution:2009-14

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LINDEN

BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Linden, County of Union that for the year 2009, the
following shall serve as the cash management plan of the City of Linden.
The Chief Financial Officer and/or Municipal Treasurer are directed to use this cash management plan as
the guide in depositing and investing the City of Linden’s funds.
The following Government Unit Deposit Protection Act (GUDPA) approved banks are authorized
depositories for deposit of funds:

             Wachovia Bank (Primary general bank for City of Linden accounts)
             Northfield Savings (Payroll, Security & Escrow)
             Bank of America (Investments)
             Bank of New York (Trustee Bank and investments)
             Commerce Bank (Investments & Trustee Bank)
             JP Morgan Chase Bank (Investments)
             Morgan Stanley Trust (Investments)
             Capital One (primary investment bank)
             Trust Company of New Jersey (Trustee and investments)
             Union County Savings (Investments)
             Unity Bank (Investments)
             US Bank National Association (Investments)
             Columbia Bank (investments)

All warrants or checks for the disbursement of money shall be made by any of the following officials and
facsimile signatures may be used:

Richard J. Gerbounka, Mayor                       Lawrence Caroselli, Chief Financial Officer
Alexis Zack, Municipal Treasurer                      Christine Figueiredo, Fiscal Analyst
Joseph Bodek, Municipal Clerk                         Stacey Carron, Tax Collector
Louis DiLeo, Municipal Judge                          Elizabeth Gavigan, Municipal Court Administrator
Michael Boyle, Police Chief                  Alfred MacDonald, Superintendent of Public Property /
                                             Chairman, Insurance Commission

Mary Ellen Tango, Director of Welfare

The Chief Financial Officer and/or Municipal Treasurer are empowered to invest cash funds as bank
balances will allow from time to time in order to realize a revenue. The below stated officers are
authorized to transfer funds electronically for the purpose of investments and payroll only:
         Lawrence Caroselli, Chief Financial Officer
         Alexis Zack, Municipal Treasurer
         Christine Figueiredo, Fiscal Analyst
         Janice Brown, Supervising Clerk
         Stacey Carron, Tax Collector

The following are authorized as suitable investments:
         * Interest-bearing bank accounts in banks as authorized above for deposit
of local unit funds (GUDPA approved).
         * Certificates of deposit in GUDPA approved banking institutions.
         * Bonds or other obligations of the United States of America or obligations guaranteed by the
                      United States of America. This includes instruments such as Treasury Bills, Notes
                      and Bonds.
         * Government money market mutual funds that comply with N.J.S.A. 40A:5-15.1(e).
         * Any federal agency or instrumentality obligation authorized by Congress that matures within
                      397 days from the date of purchase, and has a fixed rate of interest not dependent on
                      any index or external factors.
         * Bonds or other obligations of the local unit or school district of which the City is a part.
         * Any other obligations with maturities not exceeding 397 days, permitted by the State Division
                      of Investments.
         * Local government investment pools which comply with N.J.S.A. 40A:5-15.1 (e) and
                      conditions set by the Division of Local Government Services.
         * New Jersey Cash Management Fund.
         * Repurchase agreements (repos) of fully collateralized securities which comply with N.J.S.A.
                      40A:5-15.1(e).

There are no approved security broker/dealers. In the event that a security broker/dealer should be
approved during the year, the registered principal of said brokerage firm so approved shall be provided with
and sign an acknowledgment that they have seen and reviewed the cash management plan.

Each month, the Chief Financial Officer/Municipal Treasurer shall prepare a report for the Finance
Committee and the Municipal Treasurer that consists of the following:

         *   Average rate of monthly investments.
         *   Total investment holdings.
         *   Monthly Analysis of Cash.

This document shall constitute the cash management policy of the City of Linden.

Any official involved with the selection of depositories, investments, broker/dealers shall disclose any
material business or personal relationship to the City Council and to the Local Finance Board or Local
Ethics Board as applicable.

Any official who, in the course of his or her duties, deposits or invests in accordance with this plan shall be
relieved of any liability for loss.

Resolution:2009-15

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH 2009 DEBT SERVICE CITY OF LINDEN

WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40-A:4-19 provides authority for appropriating in a temporary resolution the
permanent debt service requirements for the coming fiscal year providing that such resolution is not made
earlier than December 20, of the year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year; and
WHEREAS, the date of this resolution is subsequent to December 20, 2008; and
WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various dates from January 1, 2009 to December 31,
2009, inclusive, on sundry bonds issued and outstanding:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following appropriations be made to cover the period
from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 inclusive:

         DEBT SERVICE-CITY OF LINDEN BUDGET
         Payment of Bonds                            2,000,000.00
         Interest on Bonds                   1,100,000.00
         Payment of Bonds Anticipation Notes 520,000.00
         Interest on Notes                   250,000.00

         DEBT SERVICE-GREEN TRUST LOAN PROGRAM
         Payment of Principal & Interest 139,000.00

         DEBT SERVICE-N.J. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
         Payment of Principal & Interest 35,000.00

         DEBT SERVICE-N.J. ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE
         Payment of Principal & Interest 1,220,000.00
         DEBT SERVICE-UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT
         1998 Lease (Airport)            1,353,000.00
         2003 Lease (P.A.L.)                     140,000.00
         2004 Lease (Wood Avenue)        260,000.00
         2005 Lease (Stadium)            320,000.00
         2005 Lease (Library)            160,000.00
         2006 Lease (Fire House)         2,095,000.00
         Morningstar                             449,000.00
         2007 Lease Library Supplemental 525,000.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be
transmitted to the Chief Financial Officer for his record

Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. Ms. Hero congratulated all those elected in 2008. She then noted that
Duke Reality was a private developer, doing the project with private funds. Resolution #15 contains
money for payment of debt service for the Wood Avenue project of $260,000.00 and for the Morningstar
Project of $449,000.00. She expressed her reasons for why government should not be involved in re-
development.

Resolution:2009-16

                       RESOLUTION FOR EDMUNDS & ASSOCIATES, INC.

WHEREAS, there is a need to continue computer system support services for the City of Linden in
accordance with the Edmunds and Associates Software Warranty/Support Agreement which is attached
hereto, for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009; and
WHEREAS, this can be purchased through State Contract No. A81201; and
WHEREAS, the maximum amount of the purchase is $16,632.00 and funds are available as evidenced by,
the Finance Director, as attached hereto, which will be charged to account/line item No. 9-01-115-273 -
$16,632.00, and
WHEREAS, public bids are not required when the purchase is under a state contract in accordance with
40A:11-12 of the Local Public Contracts Law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN as
follows:
1. The Finance Director and Purchasing Agent are hereby authorized and directed to approve and forward a
purchase requisition to Edmunds & Associates for the purchase of software and hardware support
agreements.
2. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the aforementioned agreement which is attached hereto
and made a part hereof.

Resolution:2009-17

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES OF BOND COUNSEL

WHEREAS, there exists the need for retaining the specialized legal services of bond counsel in connection
with the authorization, issuance and sale of bonds or notes of the City of Linden in the County of Union,
State of New Jersey, including the review of such procedures and the rendering of approving legal opinions
acceptable to the financial community for the year 2009; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been received
through a fair and open process; and
WHEREAS, Gibbons, P.C. submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid
services: and
WHEREAS, Gibbons, P.C. is a law firm which can provide such specialized legal services as bond
counsel; and
WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1, et seq.) requires that notice of the
adoption of a resolution authorizing the award of a contract for professional services without competitive
bids must be publicly advertised;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN IN
THE COUNTY OF UNION AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, as follows:
1.       The law firm of Gibbons,P.C., a Partnership including Professional Corporation, One River Front
Plaza, Newark, New Jersey 07102 is hereby retained as Bond Counsel for the City to provide the
specialized legal services necessary in connection with the authorization, issuance and sale of bonds or
notes by the City.
2. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver on behalf of the
City a contract with said Bond Counsel in the form attached to this resolution.
3. The contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a "professional service" under the provisions of
the Local Public Contracts Law, (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (1) (a)) because the contract is for specialized services
to be performed by persons authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, whose practice is
regulated by law.
4. A copy of this resolution, as well as the contract attached hereto, shall be placed on file in the office of
the City Clerk.
5. A notice of contract award and the adoption of this resolution shall be published as required by law
within ten (10) days of the passage of this resolution.
6. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. Ms. Hero stated Resolutions #17 and #22 are appointing bond counsel.
She asked why one of the City attorneys could not do this work. Mrs. Zack, explained that special bond
counsel has to do this work, and it is outside of the scope of the duties of the Law Department. Mr. Hudak
added that for any government entity, bond counsel is a specialized service. He noted the need for the
opinion of recognized bond counsel in order for a municipality to sell bonds. In response to questions from
Ms. Hero, Mrs. Zack explained the need for separate bond counsel for bonding dealing with the
Environmental Infrastructure Trust Fund.

Resolution:2009-18

 CITY OF LINDEN RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH DEBT SERVICE FOR SANITARY LANDFILL

WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40-A:4-19 provides authority for appropriating in a temporary resolution the
permanent debt service requirements for the coming fiscal year providing that such resolution is not made
earlier than December 20, of the year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year; and
WHEREAS, the date of this resolution is subsequent to December 20, 2006; and
WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various dates from January 1, 2009 to December 31,
2009, inclusive, on sundry bonds issued and outstanding:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following appropriations be made to cover the period
from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 inclusive:


         DEBT SERVICE-CITY OF LINDEN - DEDICATED LANDFILL BUDGET

         Payment of Bond Anticipation Notes           105,000.00
         Interest on Notes                              55,000.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief
Financial Officer for his record.

Resolution:2009-19

CITY OF LINDEN RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE SANITARY LANDFILL UTILITY
OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OFJANUARY 1, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2009

         WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 provides that where any contract, commitment or payments are to
be made prior to the final adoption of the 2009 Sanitary Landfill Utility Operating Budget, temporary
appropriations should be made for the purpose and amounts required in the manner and time therein
provided; and
         WHEREAS, the total appropriations in the 2008 Sanitary Landfill Utility Operating Budget,
exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital improvement fund
and public assistance, is the sum of $ 650,900.00; and
         WHEREAS, three months of the total temporary appropriations for 2009 Sanitary Landfill Utility
Operating Budget cannot exceed the sum of $170,861.25 ; and
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following temporary appropriations be made
in the amount of $ 170,861.25 and that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief
Financial Officer for his records.

Resolution:2009-20

RESOLUTION ENGAGING SUPLEE, CLOONEY & COMPANY AS AUDITORS

WHEREAS, there exists within the City of Linden the need for a municipal auditor for the year 2009; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been received
through a fair and open process; and
WHEREAS, Suplee, Clooney & Company submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services: and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S. 40A:11-1 et seq.), such services are
considered "Professional Services" as within the scope of a licensed and regulated profession, and same
may be awarded without competitive bidding; and
WHEREAS, Registered Municipal Accountants, of Suplee, Clooney & Company, Certified Public
Accountants, possesses the requisite professional certification and experience necessary to serve in said
position; and
WHEREAS, the Finance Director has certified to the availability of funds for this purpose, to be charged
to Account No. 9-01-114-255;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN that a
contract for Professional Services be and hereby is awarded to Suplee, Clooney & Company at a fee not to
exceed $70,000.00; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the scope of such services shall include the audit; the rendition of
financial advice; assistance in the preparation of the yearly financial statement and budget; and such other
necessary services as may be required by the City within the limitations of the fee set forth above; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are empowered and
directed to execute a contract with Suplee, Clooney & Company to effectuate the foregoing; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be published according to law.
Resolution:2009-21

                               CITY OF LINDEN RESOLUTION TO
                                ESTABLISH THE CURRENT FUND
                            OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF
                            JANUARY 1, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2009

         WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 provides that where any contract, commitment or payments are to
be made prior to the final adoption of the 2009 Current Operating Budget, temporary appropriations should
be made for the purpose and amounts required in the manner and time therein provided; and
         WHEREAS, the total appropriations in the 2008 Current Operating Budget, exclusive of any
appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital improvement fund and public
assistance, is the sum of $ 82,433,584.59 and
         WHEREAS, three months of the total appropriations in the 2008 Current Operating Budget,
exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital improvement fund
and public assistance in said 2008 Current Operating Budget is the sum of
$ 21,638,815.95; and
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following appropriations be made for
current fund and that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief Financial Officer for his
records.

Resolution:2009-22

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
FOR BOND COUNSEL

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Linden has determined that it would be in the best interests of
the City of Linden to retain the services of Bond Counsel in connection with the City’s participation in the
2009 Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications have been received
through a fair and open process; and
WHEREAS, DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services: and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.), such services are
considered "Professional Services" as within the scope of a licensed and regulated profession, and same
may be awarded without competitive bidding; and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Treasurer has certified to the availability of funds for this purpose, to be
charged to Account No. C-CA-436-252 and C-CA-436-408; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN that an
agreement for Professional Services be and hereby is awarded to DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler,
LLP, Glenpointe Centre West, 500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 at a fee not to
exceed $60,000.00; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the negotiation and
execution of the necessary contract documents between DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP and the
City of Linden; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are empowered and
directed to execute said agreement with DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP to effectuate the
foregoing; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to law.

See Resolution #2009-17 for response.

Mr. Kolibas moved for approval of Resolutions #15, #17 and #22. The motion was seconded by Mr. Koziol
and unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

                                  ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING

President Bunk announced that there were no ordinances on first reading.

President Bunk remind all present that they are invited to the JTG Center for refreshments, right after the
conclusion of the meeting.

Mr. Puschel noted that he forgot to mention John Duffy, who did a fantastic job helping him during his
campaign.

                                     COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

President Bunk handed out the Council Committee assignments for 2009.

President of Council Robert F. Bunk announced the following meeting dates:

CONFERENCE MEETING PRIOR OT THE COUNCIL MEETING: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at
5:30 p.m., Council Office, City Hall, Linden, NJ,
COUNCIL MEETING: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall,
Linden, NJ.

                                        ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Koziol moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Davis and unanimously
ordered approved by a roll call vote. The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m.


__________________________
Joseph C. Bodek
City Clerk

				
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