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					                                       January 18, 2011

                               MINUTES OF THE REGULAR
                          MEETING OF THE 2011 COUNCIL OF THE
                            CITY OF LINDEN, HELD TUESDAY
                                   JANUARY 18, 2011

The regular meeting of the 2011 Council of the City of Linden, was held in the Council Chambers
in the City Hall on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time.

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

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

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

Council President Moore announced that he was implementing a new procedure for speaking
during the public comment portion of the meeting. There is now a sign in sheet, located in the
front of the room, for people who want to speak.

                                          ROLL CALL

A roll call showed the following members were present:

Councilman                                       Christopher Kolibas (via telecommunication)
        “                                        Richard Koziol
        “                                        Peter Brown
        “                                        Derek Armstead
Councilwoman                                     Rhashonna Cosby- Hurling
        “                                        Robert Sadowski
        “                                        John D. Sheehy
Councilwoman                                     Michele Yamakaitis
Councilman                                       Bob Frazier
        “                                        Richard Puschel
Council President                                James D. Moore
Mayor                                            Richard J. Gerbounka


                                 ORDINANCE – ON HEARING

                              There were no ordinances on hearing.

                                      CONSENT AGENDA

All items listed with asterisks (***) are considered to be routine by the City Council and will
be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a
council member or citizen so request, in which event the item will be removed from the
general order of business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.

 (***)          TAX COLLECTOR:
(1)                     The amount of money collected during the month of December 2010 and
                turned over to the treasurer’s office is as follows:

                 2011 Taxes                                 $255,792.23
                2010 Taxes                                  $1,125,488.92
                2009 Taxes                                  $250.00
                 Returned Check Fee Paid                   $100.00
                 Returned Check 2010                       ($200.00)
                 Returned Check Interest                   (4.47)
                 Premium Paid at Tax Sale                   $50.00
                 Arrears                                    $3485.15
                 Sewer Clean out charge                     $3,352.88
                Interest                                    $44,569.37
                Total                                       $1,432,884.08


Tax      Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2010 tax sale on
Sale     the following block & lot.

          Block Lot    Redemption Date         CTF#           Amount
         3     10      1/4/11                 09-00002       $100.00
         192   14      1/4/11                 09-00123       $100.00



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       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $200.00 payable to: Amaco, 2 Kiel Avenue PMB 202 Kinnelon, NJ
       07405 charging same to account #11-001-999-957

Tax    Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2010 tax sale on the following
Sale   blocks & lots.

       Block Lot              Redemption Date         CTF#            Amount
       66    11               1/5/11                  09-00048        $150.00
       96     8               1/5/11                  09-00058        $100.00

       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $250.00 payable to: Superior Lien Services, 74 Two Bridges Road,
       Fairfield, NJ 07004 charging same to account #11-001-999-957.




Tax    Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2010 tax sale on the following Sale
       block & lot.

       Block    Lot    Redemption Date        CTF#            Amount
       121     11     1/4/11                 09-00079        $550.00
       265     16     12/29/10               09-00162        $400.00
       390     25     12/29/10               09-00184        $1,800.00
       537     1      12/30/10               09-00250        $850.00

       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $3,600.00 payable to: Staple Sewing Aids Pension. 90 Dayton Ave.
       Bldg. #6C Passaic, NJ 07055 charging same to account #11-001-999-957.


Tax    Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2010 tax sale on the following Sale
       block & lot.

       Block    Lot    Redemption Date        CTF#            Amount
       135     19     12/29/10               09-00093        $50.00
       148     5      12/29/10               09-00098        $50.00
       537     5      1/5/11                 09-00251        $50.00

       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $150.00 payable to: US Bank/ Cust-Pro Capital I, LLC, 2 Liberty Place-
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       TLSG 50 South 16 Street-Ste 1950, Philadelphia, PA 19102 charging same to account
       #11-001-999-957.

Tax    Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2010 tax sale on the following Sale
       block & lot.

       Block   Lot    Redemption Date        CTF#            Amount
       147     18.3   12/30/10               09-00096        $1,200.00
       279     18     12/30/10               09-00164        $5,100.00
       503     12     12/29/10               09-00234        $9,100.00

       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $15,400.00 payable to: Tower Lien, LLC, P.O. Box 823502,
       Philadelphia, PA 19182-3502, charging same to account #11-001-999-957

Tax    Requesting the refund of the premiums paid at the 2007 & 2009 tax sale on the Sale
       following block & lot.

       Block Lot       Redemption Date        CTF#            Amount
       399  2         1/5/11                 060190          $4,500.00
       544  13        12/22/10               08-00280        $100.00

       Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
       in the amount of $4,600.00 payable to: Plymouth Park Tax Services, P.O. Box 5822, New
       York, NY 10087-5822, charging same to account #11-001-999-957.


Credit          Block 356 Lot 35, 924 W. Blancke Street
Balance         There now exists a credit balance on the above referenced block & lot due
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                to an overpayment on 2010 4 quarter taxes. The mortgage company and
                the title agency paid. The owner is entitled to a refund.


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                 Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a
                 check in the amount of $1,659.10: payable to: Roseline Njokuobi-Ugoji, 924 W.
                 Blancke Street, Linden, NJ 07036, charging same to account 11-001-999-904.


Credit           Block 465 Lot 3 C00A5, 301 W Morris Avenue A5
Balance
                 There now exists a credit balance on the above referenced block & lot due to an
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                 overpayment on 2010 4 quarter taxes. The owner’s mortgage company and the
                 owner paid the taxes and the owner is entitled to a refund.

                 Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a
                 check in the amount of $847.20 payable to Joseph Imperiale, Jr., 301 W. Morris
                 Ave, A5, Linden, NJ 07036, charging same to account 11-001-999-904.

Tax      Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2007 tax sale on the following
Sale     blocks & lots.

         Block Lot      Redemption Date          CTF#           Amount
         553   5        1/3/11                  060244         500.00

         Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
         in the amount of $500.00 payable to: Pam Investors, 127 S. Washington Avenue,
         Bergenfield, NJ 07621 charging same to account #11-001-999-957.


Tax      Requesting the refund of the premium paid at the 2009 tax sale on the following Sale
         blocks & lots.

         Block Lot              Redemption Date           CTF#          Amount
         552   9                1/3/11                   08-00288      $200.00

         Therefore, it would be in order for the council to authorize the treasurer to issue a check
         in the amount of $200.00 payable to: 33 Somerset Street, 7 Riveredge Dr., Fairfield, NJ
         07004 charging same to account #11-001-999-957.

 (***)   CITY ENGINEER:
 (2)     On behalf of Development Directions, LLC, the City Engineer is requesting approval of
         the following applicants:

         1.      Senior Grant Program:             Case LS 35-65 $5,000.00
         2.      Home Improvement Program:         Case L 35-32 $24,999 One Family
                                                          Case L 35-34 $24,999 One Family

 (***)   CITY ENGINEER:
(3)         Advising that work has been completed on the contracts listed and recommend
            acceptance of same as of January 18, 2011 in order to make final payment:

         C-CA-436-503 Keep Street, E. Curtis St., Laurita St., Highland Avenue, Berlant Avenue,
         Kent Place & Rosewood Terrace Resurfacing (Z. Brothers Concrete Contractors, Inc.)

         9-NP-999-001 & C-CA-436-489 Clark St., Van Buren Avenue, McCandless Street, St.
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         Marks Street, Union Street, Wood Place, E. 16 Street & Allen Street Resurfacing
         (Schifano Construction Corp.)

         The second project came in $2,766.30 above the contract amount. Therefore we request
         a change order in the amount of $2,766.30 to Schifano Construction Corp., All funds will
         come from an interlocal agreement with the City of Elizabeth of Allen Street.

(***)    MUNICIPAL TREASURER:
(4)      Advising that the following City of Linden employee has filed for retirement:

         Department      Employee              Title                       Date
          Police         Michael Boyle Police Chief            Feb. 1, 2011

Pat hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. Ms. Hero noted that she remembered when Chief Boyle was
appointed Police Chief and how happy she was. She spoke about how sad she was now that he
was retiring.

Mr. Koziol moved for approval of Consent Item # 4. The motion was seconded by Mr. Brown and
was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.




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(***)   CITY CLERK:
(5)     Advising that the following Bingo/Raffle Applications were submitted to the City
        Clerk’s Office for approval:

        Raffe Application                   Organization                        Fees Collected
        RA-1270                             NJROTC Parent Booster Club          $20.00

Mr. Koziol moved for approval of Consent Items # 1 through # 5 with the exception of Item # 4.
The motion was seconded by Mr. Brown and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call
vote.

                          COMMITTEE REPORTS AND COMMENTS
                       FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY

Tenth Ward

Mr. Puschel gave the report of the Recycling Committee, informing Council that Riverside Auto
sent a check for $707.50 for sale of scrap metal.

Mr. Puschel noted the amount of snow that had fallen and that if there is more snow, he urged
residents to get their cars off the street and into driveways to allow the snow plows to do their job.

Mr. Puschel congratulated Chief Boyle and wished him well in retirement.

Ninth Ward

Mr. Frazier spoke about two resolutions, on the agenda that pertain to the landfill. He noted that
after the last meeting there were questions on the walkways for the Hawkrise area. He noted that
the majority of the money for those walkways came from grants from the NJDEP Greenacres
program, and a Natural Resources grant, also from the State. He then spoke about the reasons
for the construction of the walkways and some of the other work being done at the Landfill.
Tonight, resolutions 2011-51 and 2011-52 are part of the requirements, by the ACO, for the
closure of the landfill. If the City fails to do what is required, then it could be subject to large fines.

Mr. Frazier congratulated Chief Boyle on his retirement, and stated that the City owned him a
debt of gratitude for his service.

Eighth Ward

Mrs. Yamakaitis reported that the Clerk’s office collected $5,865.89 for the month of October,
$4,558.93 for the month of November, and $6.738.58 for the month of December. The grand total
of these fees, collected for 2010, was $56,963.18.

Mrs. Yamakaitis reported that the Fire Prevention Bureau collected a total of $2,920.80 for the
month of December, 2010.

Mrs. Yamakaitis noted that Elizabethtown Gas would be replacing various gas mains throughout
the City. She noted the specific streets, in the Eighth Ward, that would be impacted.

Seventh Ward

Mr. Sheehy thanked the Council President for putting him on committees where he could help
and benefit this City. He noted that he is now chairman of the Public Works Committee. He asked
anyone with ideas, or suggestions, to please call him. Mr. Sheehy spoke about the recent blizzard
and the number of complaints received. He asked for residents to understand the circumstances
and that there was three feet of snow. He thought that the crews did the best they could, and that
was a pretty good job. Mr. Sheehy stated that the Committee was now looking into the purchase
of one armed garbage trucks, that the use of these trucks would save the City a lot of money,
and the reasons for that savings. This system would be tested in the Ninth and Tenth Ward.

Mr. Sheehy thanked the Council President for starting a Budget Committee. The Committee is
already at work. He noted how attitudes have changed on the Council, and they would try to get
as close to a zero tax increase as possible. It’s going to be hard, but that is what they are trying to
achieve.

Mr. Sheehy thanked Chief Boyle for his service. He noted that the Chief had the respect of his
men and of the Council. He stated that he hated to see him leave.

Sixth Ward

Mr. Sadowski spoke about going to some of the meetings of the various senior clubs, and noted
some of the question that they had regarding the recent snow falls. He reviewed the questions
and provided answers, noting that the enforcement authority would be the Police Department. He
also explained that last year he was able to get some youths who where interested in shoveling



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snow. They have moved on and he his trying to find replacements. He is discussing the matter
with the Linden high school.

Mr. Sadowski noted that there is a new process for requesting a designation of a handicapped
parking spot in front of a residence. He explained the process, and how to start it. He also
explained that when a person passes away that has a handicapped spot, how the sign is
removed.

Mr. Sadowski noted his membership on the Committee that was formed, to find a place to display
the piece of steel beam, from the World Trade Center, that was donated to the City by the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey. He noted some of the locations that the Committee was
considering and asked for recommendations from the public.

Mr. Sadowski congratulated Chief Boyle on his retirement and thanked him for his service.

President Moore expanded upon one of the comments made by Mr. Sheehy, regarding how
problems, in a Department, are handled.

Fifth Ward

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling noted that she had spoken with the Chairman of the Construction Code and
Lighting Committee and was requesting that a light be installed on pole #63877, explaining that
the pole was recently replaced, but the light was not, and the reasons it was needed. She then
moved for approval for the installation of a light on pole #63877. The motion was seconded by Mr.
Sadowski and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling informed the residents of the Fifth Ward that she will be holding office hours
twice a month for anyone that needs to speak to her. She provided the details.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling announced that the Linden Housing Authority would be holding a casino night
on February 18, 2011. She provided information on how anyone, interested in attending, could
purchase tickets.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling advised citizens of the Fifth Ward to be cautious over the puddles being
formed by the melting snow, and the snow blocking catch basins. She spoke about a few
locations in the ward were the problem was particularly serious.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling informed parents that applications were being taken for the summer day
program. The fee, per child, was $350.00.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling announced that the Linden-Roselle Chapter of the NAACP would be holding
a ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. She provided the details for the event, and invited
all to attend.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling stated that she wanted to personally thank Chief Boyle for his thirty-three
years of dedicated service to the City, and wished him well in his future endeavors.

Mrs. Cosby-Hurling informed residents how, if they were interested, to volunteer to serve on one
of the City’s Boards or Commissions. She hoped that more people would get involved. She also
provided contact information for residents who wished to speak to her.

President Moore announced that one of his campaign promises was to put any jobs available on
TV36. That would be instituted pretty soon. He also announced that Public Works Department
employee’s were out this evening clearing catch basins to eliminate the flooding issues. He asked
residents, to assist, if they could, with keeping the catch basins clear.

Fourth Ward

Mr. Armstead announced that the Tax Collector, Stacy Carron, asked that all tax payers be
advised that the first quarter, 2011, taxes are due February 1. There is a ten day grace period. He
announced the days and hours of operation of the Tax Collectors office.

Mr. Armstead read the report of the Personnel and Finance Committee:


    1. In the Department of Public Works the reappointment of Damien Johnson. as a
       Laborer Tier 2 pursuant to order of the Civil Service Commission at the salary of
       $30,430.00 and applicable seniority as ordered by the Commission.




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         2. In the Department of Police the hiring of (3) Police Officers effective February
         14, 2011 pending successful completion of all applicable examinations per PBA
         contract·
                          1. Kenneth Louis Poggi $46,491.00
                           2. Ricardo Jose Oliveria    $46,491.00
                           3. Timothy Francis Hubert $54,239.00

    3.   In the Department of Finance accepting the letter of resignation from Larry
         Caroselli, part-time Assistant Fiscal Officer effective January 1, 2011

    4    The payment of bills totaling $1,481,188.35 The bills have been Signed by the
         Mayor, Council President and Finance Chairman and a detailed check register and
         vouchers are on file in the City Clerk's Office.

    5.   We are in receipt of the Investments made by the City Treasurer for the month of
         December at the rate of 0.75%

    Mr. Armstead moved for approval of the Personnel and Finance. The motion was
    seconded by Mr. Brown and was ordered approved with all voting yes except Mr.
    Sheehy who voted yes to all except item #1, to which he voted no and President Moore
    who voted yes to all except item #5 to which he abstained.

    Mr. Armstead spoke about the three new police hired, explaining that they were laid off
    officers from the City of Newark. The hiring of these officers allowed Linden to put them
    on the streets quickly and to avoid having to send them to the Police Academy first. Mr.
    Armstead noted that each of these individuals have agreed to do whatever was possible
    to move to Linden to live. He spoke about what this meant to the town.

    Mr. Armstead congratulated Chief Boyle on his retirement and wished him well. He noted
    that Chief Boyle will be missed.

    Third Ward

    Mr. Brown spoke about the formation of the Budget Committee, by President Moore and
    his being appointed to it. He assured the residents that he was working on it, and that the
    Committee was serious about doing something about taxes, this year. He asked that
    residents with comments, suggestions, concerns or criticisms reach out to him or the
    other members of the committee, as the committee wants to hear from them.

    Second Ward

    Mr. Koziol noted that he is also a member of the Budget Committee, and the Committee
    is taking this very seriously. He noted that during the past year members of Council took
    the initiative and tried to do things to help trim the budget. He also spoke about his roll as
    Chairman of the Consolidation Committee and what that Committee was doing.

    Mr. Koziol spoke about the two large snow falls that had occurred. He thanked all the
    Departments that helped get the snow off of the streets and to make them safer. He
    spoke about his visits to the Public Works yard, and what he observed there.

    Mr. Koziol informed all that the West Elizabeth Flood Control project has been held up
    once again, by the States bureaucratic requirements. The project should be ready to go
    to bid in February.
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    Mr. Koziol noted that Linden will be celebrating its 150 anniversary this year. The
    Township of Linden was established in 1861. He is the Chair of the Committee
    established to mark this occasion, and noted that the Committee will be having its first
    meeting tomorrow.

    Mr. Koziol noted that he will be attending the League of Municipalities workshop for
    newly elected and experienced City officials. He will also be attending the Union County
    shared services summit in Scotch Plains.

    Mr. Koziol congratulated and thanked Chief Boyle for his years of service, his dedication
    and his help.

    First Ward

    Mr. Kolibas congratulated Chief Boyle on his retirement and noted that the City will miss
    him.

                                      MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Gerbounka stated that as head of the Police Department he would like to congratulate
Officer Poggi, Officer Oliveria and Officer Hubert. He welcomed them aboard and noted that they
are coming into a quality police department. He added that the City of Linden stole the cream of
the crop from the City of Newark, noting that he was looking forward to working with them to
protect the citizens of Linden. He wished them good luck.

Mayor Gerbounka congratulated Chief Michael Boyle, and wished him well on his retirement. He
noted that three years ago he recommended Chief Boyle to fill the big shoes of former Chief



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Miliano. The Mayor stated that he knew that acting Chief Schulhafer would take over and
continue the tradition of professionalism in the Linden Police Department. He added that he was
proud of Chief Boyle and wished him well in his new career.

Mayor Gerbounka commended the Public Works and Public Property Departments for the
tremendous job they did in plowing the City’s streets during the recent blizzard. He noted that he
had received many complaints about the plowing of the streets, but he was out there. He spoke
about the conditions that he had observed and some of the snow related problems that occurred
that hampered the snow removal efforts. The Mayor stated that he had to say to the residents,
who had called his office to complain about how the streets were plowed, that they have to be
appreciative of the fact that those streets were open and how hard the employees of the City
worked to accomplish that. He was proud of the employees, and that the City cannot tailor its
plowing operations to the individual needs, especially in a blizzard.

Mayor Gerbounka spoke about the Mayors Youth Commission and the Cultural Commission
being volunteer committees that meet once a month. He talked about what each does, and asked
for people to help by donating any time they could to call him and get involved with the City.

President Moore stated that there was an opportunity to open the government to the people, and
if anyone has an expertise that they can bring as a volunteer, we are looking for any help we can
get. He thanked the Mayor, personally, for allowing him to move his office from downstairs to
upstairs.


                                         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 RESOLUTION, THE COUNCIL, WILL ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS ON IT.

Councilman Frazier moved to table resolution 2011-64 to the February meeting. The motion was
seconded by Councilman Puschel and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTIONS # 2011-13, 2011-28, 2011-29, 2011-34 and 2011-35 were removed at the
request Ms. Malik.
RESOLUTION # 2011-25 and 2011-35 was removed at the request of Mr. Schabbe.
RESOLUTIONS # 2011-30, 2011-40 and 2011-61 were removed at the request of Ms. Hero.
RESOLUTION # 2011-47 was removed at the request of Ms. Tattoli.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolutions # 2011-13 through # 2011-66 with the exception of
# 2011-13, 25, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35, 40, 47, 55 and 61. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.



Resolution:2011-13

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, 2011 through February 28, 2011, 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          $1,700,000.00

Virginia Malik, 1633 Lenape Road. Ms. Malik asked about the status of having City employees
contribute towards their health benefits. Mr. Roth responded that it is a negotiation matter, that
there are contracts currently in place, but the various unions have been approached regarding
this matter. Ms. Malik asked Mr. Brown to take it into consideration as part of the considerations
of the Budget Committee. President Moore stated the Governor is looking for state workers to
contribute 30% of the cost of their benefits.




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Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-13. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION: 2011-14

                            CITY OF LINDEN RESOLUTION TO
                            AMEND THE SANITARY LANDFILL
                         OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF
                        JANUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2011


         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 2011 Sanitary Landfill 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 2010 Sanitary Landfill Operating Budget,
exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital
improvement fund and public assistance, is the sum of $567,700.00 ; and
         WHEREAS, three months of the total appropriations in the 2010 Current Operating
Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital
improvement fund and public assistance in said 2010 Current Operating Budget is the sum of
$149,021.25; 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: 2011-15

                            CITY OF LINDEN RESOLUTION TO
                              AMEND THE CURRENT FUND
                         OPERATING BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF
                        JANUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2011


         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 2011 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 2010 Current Operating Budget, exclusive of
any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital improvement fund and
public assistance, is the sum of $ 84,277,958.68; and
         WHEREAS, three months of the total appropriations in the 2010 Current Operating
Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, capital
improvement fund and public assistance in said 2010 Current Operating Budget is the sum of
$22,122,964.15; 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 her records.

Resolution:2011-16
                                      A RESOLUTION
                         NAMING OFFICIAL DEPOSITORIES FOR THE
                           CITY OF LINDEN FOR THE YEAR 2011


                WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-14 mandates that the governing body of a municipal

corporation shall, by resolution passed by a majority vote of the full membership thereof,

designate as a depository for its monies a bank or trust company having its place of business in

the state and organized under the laws of the United States or this state;
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                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED on the 18 day of January, 2011 by the

Council of the City of Linden, County of Union, State of New Jersey, that:

                              Bank of America (Investments)
                              Bank of New York (Trustee Bank and Investments)
                              Columbia Bank (Investments, Security, Escrow Accounts)
                              Community First Bank (Investments)
                              JP Morgan Chase Bank (Investments)
                              Morgan Stanley Trust (Investments)
                              Northfield Savings Bank (Payroll, Capital Account)



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                               TD Bank (Investments)
                               Trust Company of New Jersey (Trustee and Investments)
                               Union County Savings (Investments)
                               Unity Bank (Investments)
                               US Bank National Association (Investments)
                               Wachovia Bank (Primary Bank for City of Linden Account)

be and are hereby designated as a depository for the City of Linden for the year 2011.

                 2. That all disbursements shall be made by checks signed by the Mayor and

City Treasurer, or by wire transfer, and in the case of the Linden Insurance Commission Funds

for the year 2011, all disbursements shall be made by checks signed by the Treasurer of the

Insurance Commission.

                 3. Prior to the deposit of any municipal funds in the above-mentioned

depository, said bank shall file with the Chief Financial Officer a statement indicating that the

bank is covered under the Governmental Unit Deposit Protection Act (R.S. 17:9-41).

Resolution:2011-17

                        RESOLUTION FIXING THE REGULAR MEETING
                       DATES OF THE COUNCIL AND PRESCRIBING THE
                        RULES GOVERNING THE PROCEDURE AT ALL

        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
        THAT the Conference Meetings of the Linden City Council will be held in the
        Council Office, City Hall, Linden, New Jersey and the Regular Meetings of the
        Linden City Council will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Linden, New
        Jersey. All meetings shall be held on the dates and convened at the prevailing
        times listed below, or as soon thereafter as the Council assembles:

                                        CONFERENCE MEETINGS
CONFERENCE MEETINGS                  PRIOR TO COUNCIL MEETINGS               COUNCIL MEETINGS
                                        (Organization Meeting)
                                        (Organization Meeting)

                                        Jan.    04 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.     Jan. 04 at 7:00 p.m.

Jan 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m.                    Jan.   18 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.      Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m.                    Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.         Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Mar. 14 at 6:00 p.m.                    Mar. 15 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.         Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Apr. 18 at 6:00 p.m.                    Apr. 20 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Apr. 20 at 7:00 p.m.

                                        Apr. 26 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Apr. 26 at 7:00 p.m.

May 16 at 6:00 p.m.                     May 17 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.          May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

June 20 at 6:00 p.m.                    June 21 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.         June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

July 18 at 6:00 p.m.                    July 19 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        July 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Aug. 15 at 6:00 p.m.                    Aug. 16 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m.                   Sept. 20 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.       Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 17 at 6:00 p.m.                    Oct. 18 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m.                    Nov. 22 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 19 at 6:00 p.m.                    Dec. 20 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
------------                            Dec. 29 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m.


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        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the procedure of all meetings for the year 2011
        shall be in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975.

RESOLUTION:2011-18

                 RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD
                                   OF ADJUSTMENT


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

        That DONALD BLADZINSKI, residing at 1308 Sunnyfield Drive in the City of Linden,

County of Union, and State of New Jersey, holding no elective office or position in the City of

Linden, be and he hereby is appointed a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of

Linden, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-69 et seq., to serve for a term of four (4) years commencing

January 1, 2011 and terminating December 31, 2014, and until his successor is duly appointed

and qualifies.

        All resolutions or ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of

this Resolution are hereby appealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

        This Resolution shall take effect immediately.


RESOLUTION:2011-19

                 RESOLUTION APPOINTING A MEMBER TO THE ZONING BOARD
                                   OF ADJUSTMENT


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

        That ROSE MESAROS, residing at 23 Union Street in the City of Linden, County of

Union, and State of New Jersey, holding no elective office or position in the City of Linden, be and

she hereby is appointed a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Linden,

pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-69 et seq., to serve for a term of four (4) years commencing

January 1, 2011 and terminating December 31, 2014, and until her successor is duly appointed

and qualifies.

        All resolutions or ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of

this Resolution are hereby appealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

        This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

RESOLUTION:2011-20


                      RESOLUTION APPOINTING ELEANOR BARBARICH
                          A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH

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

         That ELEANOR BARBARICH, residing at 825 Dennis Place, in the City of Linden,
County of Union and State of New Jersey, be and she hereby is appointed a member of the
Board of Health of the City of Linden according to an ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE
REGULATING THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE CITY OF LINDEN", as amended, to serve the
four (4) year term, commencing January 1, 2011 and expiring December 31, 2014, and until her
successor is appointed and qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-21




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                      RESOLUTION APPOINTING JACQUELINE PETRONE
                          A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH


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

        That JACQUELINE PETRONE, residing at 421 Lafayette Street in the City of Linden,

County of Union and State of New Jersey, be and she hereby is appointed a member of the

Board of Health of the City of Linden according to an ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE

REGULATING THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE CITY OF LINDEN", as amended, to fill the

unexpired term of Harry Hergenhan, which term commenced January 1, 2008 and expires

December 31, 2011, and until her successor is appointed and qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-22


                        RESOLUTION APPOINTING PETER O’HALLORAN
                           A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH

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

         That PETER O’HALLORAN, residing at 142 W. Gibbons Street in the City of Linden,
County of Union and State of New Jersey, be and he hereby is appointed a member of the Board
of Health of the City of Linden according to an ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE
REGULATING THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE CITY OF LINDEN", as amended, to serve the
four (4) year term, commencing January 1, 2011 and expiring December 31, 2014, and until his
successor is appointed and qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-23

   RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF
       ELIZABETH FOR LICENSE INSPECTORS FOR TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINE
                               ENFORCEMENT

        WHEREAS, the City of Linden wishes to enter into a Shared Services Agreement with
the City of Elizabeth to provide the City of Elizabeth’s License Inspectors, on a part time basis, to
assist in the enforcement of the City of Linden’s taxicab and limousine codes; and
        WHEREAS, the City of Linden has no license inspectors and has a need for the expertise
of the City of Elizabeth’s license inspectors; and
        WHEREAS, it is not anticipated that the duties of any license inspectors operating in the
City of Linden will interfere with the fulfillment of said inspectors’ duties within the City of
Elizabeth, and all costs associated with same shall be reimbursed to the City of Elizabeth; and
        WHEREAS, based upon the cost savings benefit received by the City of Elizabeth under
this Agreement, the Business Administrator recommends that it is in the best interests of the City
of Elizabeth to enter into this Shared Services Agreement with the City of Linden; and
        WHEREAS, the cost to the City of Linden for said services will be $10,000.00 for the
period of December 15, 2010 through December 14, 2011; and
        WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or her designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose, as attached hereto, which will be charged to account/line item No. 1-01-
103-275;
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN as follows:
        1.       The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute any and
                 all necessary documents in order to effectuate the foregoing, as approved by the
                 Law Department.
        2.       Said Agreement shall be for the period of December 15, 2010 through December
                 14, 2011, at a fee of $10,000.00.
        3.       This Resolution shall take effect pursuant to law.



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RESOLUTION: 2011-24

        WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey on Thursday, December 23, 2010, lost one of its
most respected and loved Assemblyman THOMAS J. DEVERIN; and

         WHEREAS, THOMAS J. DEVERIN was a District Sales Manager for Breyers Ice Cream
for over 25 years; a Human Resources Program Supervisor for U.S. Metals for 14 years; served
on the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; and

        WHEREAS, THOMAS J. DEVERIN served in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving
in the European and Asiatic Theaters of War on the USS Oberon AKA-14; and

        WHEREAS, THOMAS J. DEVERIN served as former Mayor, Councilman and President
of the Board of Education in Carteret; served in the Legislature in the New Jersey Assembly for
11 terms where he was Chairman of the Assembly Institutions and Welfare Committee; Member
of the Assembly Joint Ethical Standards Committee; Member of Assembly Banking and Insurance
Committee; Member of the Health and Human Services Resources Committee; served as
Majority Leader Pro Tem; Minority Leader Pro Tem; Speaker Pro Tem and Majority Conference
Chairman before being Acting Governor in New Jersey in April, 1979;

        WHEREAS, it is proper and fitting that the City of Linden recognizes the sacrifice and
memory of THOMAS J. DEVERIN who served as a pillar in his community, the State of New
Jersey and to his family;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY
OF LINDEN that they extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of THOMAS J. DEVERIN;
and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be entered in the Minutes of City
Council and that a copy be presented to the family of THOMAS J. DEVERIN in permanent
recognition of loss to his family, community, and State of New Jersey.

RESOLUTION:2011-25

                               RESOLUTION APPOINTING A
                             MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR FOR 2011


        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 2011; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect pursuant to law.

Mr. Paul Schappe, 315 Second Ave. Mr. Hudak responded to Mr. Schappe that Mr. Scutari is a
State Senator, in addition to being the Municipal Prosecutor. Mr. Hudak did not know, in response
to Mr. Schappe, which pension system Mr. Scutari was in. Mr. Schappe asked questions
regarding Mr. Scutari, how he could be in Linden and the in Trenton, and about paying for
replacement prosecutors. President Moore explained the State Statue that allowed municipal
employees to be members of the State Legislature. Mr. Brown clarified the issue of participation
in the State Pension System, and difference between the Court schedule and that of the State
Legislature.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-25. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was ordered approved with all members voting yes, with the exception of Mr. Sheehy who
voted no.




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RESOLUTION:2011-26


                              RESOLUTION APPOINTING A PUBLIC
                                    DEFENDER FOR 2011

       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, 2011 and terminating
December 31, 2011 and until his successor is appointed and qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-27
                 A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AGREEMENT
            DATED JANUARY 1, 2011 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, 2011 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: 2011-28

                                             RESOLUTION


        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 2011;

Third Party Claims Administrator Services for Liability and Workers Compensation

PMA Management Corp.
330 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

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

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

Grant Writer

Millennium Strategies
60 Roseland Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006

T&M Associates
1373 Broad Street
Suite 306
Clifton, NJ 07013




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Greener By Design
94 Church Street
Suite 301
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

MBI Gluckshaw
212 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Bruno Associates
1373 Broad Street
Suite 304
Clifton, NJ 07013

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

Mack & Gil, LLC
60 Park Place
Suite 1104
Newark, NJ 07102

Steven H. Merman, Esq.
19 Doering Way
Cranford, NJ 07016

Karen Harrison-Bowers
7 Cassandra Court
Monroe, NJ 08831

Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C.
40 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Acting Public Defender Services

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

Jalloh & Jalloh LLC
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

Karen Harrison-Bowers
7 Cassandra Court
Monroe, NJ 08831

Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C.
40 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Mandelbaum Salsburg, Gold, Lazris & Discenza, PC.
155 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052-4204
Manuel R. Grova, Jr.

Law Office of Ronald Aronds, LLC
115 N. Union Avenue
Suite 201
Cranford, NJ 07016
Weber Dowd Law, LLC
365 Rifle Camp Road
West Paterson, NJ 07424

Mack & Gil, LLC
60 Park Place
Suite 1104
Newark, NJ 07102




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Law Office of Bhalla & Cho, LLC
333 Washington Street
Suite 203
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Appraisal

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

Martin Appraisal Consultants, Inc.
123 Franklin Corner Road
Suite 203
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Sterling DiSanto & Associates
145 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876

Value Research Group, LLC
301 South Livingston Avenue
Suite 104
Livingston, NJ 07039

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

Waga Enterprises Architects, LLC
2109 St. Georges Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065

Herbst Musciano
240 Cedar Knolls Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Audit Consulting Services

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

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP
17-17 Route 208
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Bond Counsel Services

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




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

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

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
90 Woodbridge Center Drive
Suite 900 Box 10
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Hawkins, Delafield & Wood
One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5311

Court Reporting Service

Virginia Guinta
55 Brookside Drive
Skillman, NJ 08558

Defense Counsel for Workers Comp Program Services

James Jude Plaia
10 South Prospect Street
Verona, NJ 07044

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello, PC
300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
Secaucus, NJ 07094

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

Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
                th
60 Park Place 16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Mandelbaum Salsburg
155 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052-4204

John Motta
312 North Avenue East
Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016

Pitman Mindas Grossman Lee and Moore
17 Academy Street
Suite 1200
Newark, NJ 07102

Ronan, Ruzzio & Giannone
One Hovchild Plaza
4000 Route 66
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7308

Gibson & Behman, PC
129 Grant Avenue
Fords, NJ 08863

Cooper Levenson
1125 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC
1100 Valley Brook Avenue
PO Box 7
Lyndhurst, NJ 07091-0790




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Engineering Services

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

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

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

Neglia Engineering Associates
34 Park Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

M. Disko Associates
PO Box 1627
Union, NJ 07083

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

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07065

CDM
110 Fieldcrest Avenue
 th
6 Floor
Edison, NJ 08837

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

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

Remington & Vernick & Arango Engineers
101 Route 130
Suite 600
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

D.W. Smith Associates, Inc.
149 Yellowbrook Road
Suite 101
Farmingdale, NJ 07727




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LS Engineering Associates Corporation
150 River Road
Building E
Suite E2
Montville, NJ 07045

Engineering Testing Services

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859

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

Converse Consultants
622 Route 10 W
Suite 10
Whippany, NJ 07981-0265

Environmental Services

CME Associates
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859

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

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

Birdsall Services, Group
65 Jackson Drive
 nd
2 floor
Cranford, NJ 007016

CDM
100 Fieldcrest Avenue
 th
6 Floor
Edison, NJ 08837

TTI Environmental Incorporated
1253 North Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Excel Environmental Resources, Inc.
111 North Center Drive
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Environmental Systems
32 Hidden Hailer Drive
PO Box 1181
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Whitestone Associates, Inc.
35 Technology Drive
Warren, NJ 07059

Handex Consulting & Remediation, LLC
24 Abeel Road
Monroe, NJ 08831

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


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Remington, Vernick & Arnago Engineers
101 Route 130
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Converse Consultants
622 Route 10 West, Suite 10
Whippany, NJ 07981

Malcolm Pirnie
                        nd
17-17 Route 208 North, 2 Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Aquatic Sciences Consulting
2130 Gelncourse Lane
Reston, VA 20191

Argent Associates
PO Box 1288
Wall, NJ 07719

Warren & Panzer Engineers, P.C.
           th
228 East 45 Street
New York, NY 10017

Najarian Associates, Inc.
1 Industrial Way West
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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

Financial Advisory Services

NW Financial Group, LLC
3000 Atrium Way
Suite 240
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP
17-71 Route #28
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Phoenix Advisors, LLC
4 West Park Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Insurance Consultant Broker Services for Finance Department

Brown & Brown Insurance
26 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
North American Insurance Management Corporation
1460 US Route #9 North
Suite 210
Woodbridge, NJ

Hale Insurance Brokerage LLC
11 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

The Alamo Insurance Group Inc.
      th
8306 5 Avenue
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Insurance Consultant Broker Services for the Insurance Commission

Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, Inc.
25 Fairview Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044-1341

O’Donnell Agency, Inc.
277 North Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07208


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North American Insurance Management Corporation
1460 US Route 9 North
Suite 210
Woodbridge, NJ

Hale Insurance Brokerage
11 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

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

Land Surveying Services

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

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

Neglia Engineering Associates
34 Park Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Remington & Vernick & Arango Engineers
101 Route 130
Lincoln Building
Suite 600
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

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

D.W. Smith Associates, Inc.
149 Yellowbrook Road
Suite 101
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Teunisen Surveying & Planning Co., Inc.
319 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Library Board Attorney Services

Karen Harrison-Bowers
7 Cassandra Court
Monroe, NJ 08831

Charney & Roberts, LLC
840 N. Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
                th
60 Park Place 16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102




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Parker McCay PA
3 Greentree Centre
Suite 401
Marlton, NJ 08053-3292

Jalloh & Jalloh LLC
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052-2730

Litigation Defense Counsel Services for the Insurance Fund Commission

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

Kraig M. Dowd, Esq.
Weber Dowd Law, LLC
365 Rifle Camp Road
West Paterson, NJ 07424

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

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

Charney & Roberts, LLC
840 N. Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello
300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
Secaucus, NJ 07094-3621

Ronan, Tuzzio & Giannone
One Hovchild Plaza
4000 Route 66
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7308

Law Offices of Bhalla & Cho, LLC
333 Washington Street
Suite 203
Jersey City, NJ 07302

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

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

The Law Offices of Juliana E. Blackburn, PC
936 Broad Street
Second Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Pitman Mindas Grossman Lee and Moore
17 Academy Street
Suite 1200
Newark, NJ 07102




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Garrubbo, Capece & Millman, P.C.
53 Cardinal Drive
Westfield, NJ 07090

Law Office of Nathaniel. M. Davis, P.C.
40 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Brause, Brause & Ventrice, LLC
276 Main Street
CN 4001
Metuchen, NJ 08840-4001

Jasinski, P.C.
60 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102-4412

Kologi Simitz Counsellors At Law
923 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Jalloh & Jalloh LLC
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

John Motta
312 North Avenue
Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016

Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, LLC
5 Ravine Drive
Matawan, NJ 07747

Anthony J. DeSalvo
921 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Grieco, Oates, & DeFillippo, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Trenk, Dipasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, PC
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052-2730

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

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

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

Kraig M. Dowd, Esq.
Weber Dowd Law, LLC
365 Rifle Camp Road
West Paterson, NJ 07424


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

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello
300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
Secaucus, NJ 07094-3621

Charney & Roberts, LLC
840 N. Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Jalloh & Jalloh LLC
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

Trenk, Dipasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, PC
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052-2730

Anthony J. DeSalvo
921 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Grieco, Oates, & DeFillippo, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

John Motta
312 North Avenue
Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016

Jasinski, P.C.
60 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102-4412

Kologi Simitz Counsellors At Law
923 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs, LLC
5 Ravine Drive
Matawan, NJ 07747

Law Office of Nathaniel. M. Davis, P.C.
40 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Brause, Brause & Ventrice, LLC
276 Main Street
CN 4001
Metuchen, NJ 08840-4001

Pitman Mindas Grossman Lee and Moore
17 Academy Street
Suite 1200
Newark, NJ 07102

Ronan, Tuzzio & Giannone
One Hovchild Plaza
4000 Route 66
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7308

Horan, Aronowitz & Ruitenberg, LLP
714A Main Street
PO Box 390
Boonton, NJ 07005

Scarinci & Hollenbeck, LLC
1100 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071


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Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
                th
60 Park Place 16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

GluckWalrath LLP
428 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611

Medical Insurance Broker Services for the Finance Department

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

Hale Insurance Brokerage
11 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

BGIA
900 Route 9
Suite 503
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

The Alamo Insurance Group, Inc.
      th
8306 5 Avenue
North Bergen, NJ 07047

North American Insurance Management Corp.
1751 Brintons Bridge Road
Chadds Ford PA 19317

RD Parisi Associates, Inc.
100 Executive Drive
Suite 338
West Orange, NJ 07052

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

US Health Works Medical Group of NJ
1044 East Hazelwood Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065

Concentra Medical Centers
595 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Planning Board Attorney Services

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

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

Planning Board Planner Services

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

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


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

Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers
101 Route 130
Suite 600
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Ricci Planning
10 Georgian Drive
Clark, NJ 07066

Beacon Planning and Consulting Services, LLC
315 Highway 34
Suite 129
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Heyer, Gruel & Associates, PA
236 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Planning Services

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

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

Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers
101 Route 130
Suite 600
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Beacon Planning and Consulting Services, LLC
315 Highway 34
Suite 129
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Heyer, Gruel & Associates, PA
236 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Professional Service for Title Agency Services

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

Vested Title, Inc.
648 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Retirement Broker Services for “Hartford plan”

Wells Fargo Advisors
1012 Springfield Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 07092




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Redevelopment 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

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

Maraziti, Falcon & Healey LLP
150 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
                th
60 Park Place 16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Special Bankruptcy

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

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

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

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

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

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

O’Donnell McCord, P.C.
15 Mount Kemble Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Richard M. Conley, LLC
119 Main Street
PO Box 662
Flemington, NJ 08822

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


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Guido G. Karcher, P.E.
38 North Boom Way
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087-2312

Value Research Group, LLC
301 South Livingston Avenue
Suite 104
Livingston, NJ 07039

Tax Map Revision Services

Birdsall Services Group
65 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

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

CME
3141 Bordentown Avenue
Parlin, NJ 08859-1162

Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers
101 Route 130
Suite 600
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Zoning Board Attorney

Burton Zitomer
14 Pine Grove Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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

Insurance Commission Attorney Services

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

Eric Bernstein & Associates, LLC
Two North Road
Warren, NJ 07059

John Motta
312 North Avenue East
Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016

Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
Military Park Building
60 Park Place
  th
16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Grieco, Oates & DeFilippo, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Kologi Simitz Counsellors at Law
923 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036




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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

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

Computer Services

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

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

Gibson Tech Solutions
211 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07103 (no brc)

Banking Services

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

Northfield Bank
501 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036 (what address)

Community First Bank Inc.
408 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Redevelopment Litigation Counsel Services

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

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

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

Trenk DiPasquale Webster Della Fera Sodono
347 Mt Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Maraziti Falcon Healey LLP
150 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Medical Management Services for Self Insured Workers Comp. Program Services

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

Ambulance Billing Services

Ambulance Reimbursement Systems, Inc.
5925 W. Tilghman Street
Suite 1000
Allentown, PA 18104



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Revenue Guard Medical Claims Management
540 Bordenstown Avenue
Suite 4500
South Amboy, NJ 08879-1576

Retirement Broker Services for existing “ing” plan

Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co.
330 Whitney Avenue
Suite 600
Holyoke, MA 01040

Housing Rehabilitation Consulting

Development Directions, LLC
2109 St. George Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065

Special Counsel Services

Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley
Military Park Building
60 Park Place
  th
16 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Jalloh & Jalloh, LLC
29 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

GluckWalrath LLP
428 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611

Trenk DiPasquale Webster Della Fera Sodono
347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ 07052

Pitman Mindas Grossman Lee and Moore
17 Academy Street
Suite 1200
Newark, NJ 07102

Kologi Simitz Counsellors at Law
923 North Wood Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

Garrubbo, Capece, & Millman, PC
53 Cardinal Drive
Westfield, NJ 07090

Weber Dowd Law, LLC
365 Rifle Camp Road
West Paterson, NJ 07424

Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C.
40 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Grieco, Oates & DeFilippo, LLC
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Jasinski & Williams, P.C.
Ten Park Place
 th
8 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Juliana E. Blackburn, P.C.
936 Broad Street
 nd
2 Floor
Newark, NJ 07102




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Law Offices of Bhalla & Cho, LLC
33-41 Newark Street
Suite 4A
Hoboken, NJ 07030


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.

Virginia Malik, 1633 Lenape Road. In response to Ms. Malik’s question regarding who are these
professionals and why this is so vague, Mr. Hudak explained that these are positions that the City
may contract out for. A request for qualifications is sent out and all of the professionals, who
qualified, are placed on a list. As professional are needed they are hired from this list.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-28. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

Resolution:2011-29

RESOLUTION FOR STATE CONTRACT FOR PROVISION OF AN E-TICKETING TURNKEY
SYSTEM FOR THE POLICE DEPT. FROM GOLD TYPE BUSINESS MACHINES

         WHEREAS, the City of Linden wishes to obtain services from an authorized vendor
under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program 1-NJCP; police vehicles
equipment and supplies from Gold Type Business Machines, an authorized vendor under the
State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program 1-NJCP; and,

        WHEREAS, the purchase of goods and services by local contracting units is authorized
by the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12; and,

        WHEREAS, Gold Type Business Machines, Gold, Inc., 351 Paterson Avenue, East
Rutherford, New Jersey 07065, has been awarded New Jersey State Contract No. A69834 for the
provision of an E-Ticketing Turnkey System; and,

       WHEREAS, the Purchasing Agent recommends the utilization of this contract on the
grounds that it represents the best means available to obtain services for; and,

        WHEREAS, the amount of the service is not to exceed $60,000.00 (subject to the 2011
budget); and,

        WHEREAS, the Chief Finance Officer has certified the availability of funds for this
contract, which will be charged to account number 1-01-160-201; and,

        NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Linden that GTBM, be awarded a
contract for a term of one year starting January 1, 2011 or until new awards are made; and,

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor, Council President, City Clerk and/or such
other city officials as is necessary and proper be authorized to execute such documents as
necessary to implement this resolution.

Virginia Malik, 1633 Lenape Road. Mayor responded to Ms. Malik question and explained what e-
ticketing is. He noted that this process will save the City a lot of man hours, in processing tickets.
Captain Schulhafer explained the cost and how it would be paid.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-29. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION:2011-30

            RESOLUTION AMENDING A CONTRACT WITH T&M ASSOCIATES
        FOR PRE-EMPTION TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT ROUTE 1&9 AND PARK AVENUE
             AND ROUTE 1&9 AND WOOD AVENUE IN THE CITY OF LINDEN

        WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Linden passed Resolutions on April 14, 2009,
and June 16, 2009 retaining the services of a consultant to provide design services for pre-
emption traffic signal at Route 1&9 and Park Avenue and Route 1&9 and Wood Avenue; 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



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        WHEREAS, T&M Associates, 11 Tindall Road, Middletown, New Jersey 07748,
submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
        WHEREAS, there is a need for additional funds not to exceed $7,100.00; and
        WHEREAS, inclusive of these additional funds the total expenditures paid to date to T &
M Associates for services rendered under the original or substantially related contract is
$20,160.00; and
        WHEREAS, $6,940.00 will be deducted from the $20,000.00 credit the City currently has
with T&M Associates and $160.00 will be charged to Account No. C-CA-436-521;
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that they do hereby approve the additional amount not to exceed $7,100.00 for services rendered
by T&M Associates; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between T&M Associates 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 an amendatory agreement for Professional Services
consistent with the above; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a notice of this action shall be published in
accordance with applicable law.
Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. In response to Ms. Hero, Mayor Gerbounka explained what a
pre-emption traffic signal was, and the benefit to the City of Linden. In response to further
questions from Ms. Hero, Mr. Vircik explained that the prior contract was for design. This contract
was for the inspection of work that is being done by a contractor.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-30. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION:2011-31

      RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT WITH
 SCHIFANO CONSTRUCTION CORP. FOR THE RESURFACING OF CLARK STREET, VAN
 BUREN AVENUE, MCCANDLESS STREET, ST. MARKS STREET, UNION STREET, WOOD
                    TH
        PLACE, E. 16 STREET AND ALLEN STREET IN THE CITY OF LINDEN


         WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Linden passed a Resolution, No. 2009-124 on
March 17, 2009 approving a contract with Stefano Construction Corp. for the resurfacing of Clark
Street, Van Buren Avenue, Mccandless Street, St. Marks Street, Union Street, Wood Place, E.
   th
16 Street and Allen Street in the amount of $228,736.25; and
         WHEREAS, a change order in the amount of $2,766.30 is required to extend the project;
and
         WHEREAS, inclusive of these additional funds the total expenditures for said contract is
$231,502.55; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the availability of
funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. C-CA-436-489;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that the agreement awarded to Schifano Construction Corp., 1 Smalley Avenue, Middlesex, New
Jersey 08846 is hereby amended to increase the contract by the additional sum of $2,766.30, for
a total contract of $231,502.55; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary amended contract documents between Schifano
Construction Corp. 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 amendatory agreement with Schifano Construction
Corp. to effectuate the foregoing.
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a notice of this action shall be published in
accordance with applicable law.




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RESOLUTION:2011-32

             RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO
       DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS, LLC TO OPERATE THE CITY OF LINDEN HOME
                    IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR 2011-2012


         WHEREAS, there exists a need for consulting services to operate the City of Linden
Home Improvement Program for 2011 and 2012; 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 public inspection; 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, Development Directions LLC submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
         WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose in a Community Development Grant
and/or Program income funds;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that a contract for Extraordinary Unspecifiable Services be and hereby is awarded to
Development Directions LLC, 2109 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey 07065 at a fee not
to exceed $76,400.00 for 2011, and an undetermined amount (twenty percent (20%) of the grant
for 2012), in accordance with their proposal dated December 15, 2010; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between Development Directions
LLC 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 a contract with Development Directions LLC to effectuate the
foregoing; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published in accordance
with applicable law.

RESOLUTION:2011-33

      RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH KEY TECH FOR TESTING AND
    INSPECTION OF MATERIALS FOR ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR 2011


          WHEREAS, there exists a need for the testing and inspection of materials, under the
supervision of a professional engineer, relative to the City of Linden’s annual construction
program for 2011; 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, 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, Key Tech submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services for 2011; and
          WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose in various improvement accounts and
certification of availability of funds shall be made by the Chief Financial Officer or his designee at
such time as services are ordered or otherwise called for;
          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 Key Tech, 210 Maple
Place, P.O. Box 48, Keyport, New Jersey 07735, at a fee not to exceed $15,000.00, in
accordance with their proposal dated December 14, 2010; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the negotiation and execution of the necessary
contract documents between Key Tech 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 a contract with Key Tech to effectuate the foregoing; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published in accordance
with applicable law.

Resolution:2011-34

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS WITH CERTAIN
APPROVED STATE CONTRACT VENDORS FOR CONTRACTING UNITS PURSUANT TO
N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a

WHEREAS, the City of Linden, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), may
by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of
New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of
the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of Treasury; and

WHEREAS, the City of Linden has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services
utilizing State contracts; and


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WHEREAS, the City of Linden intends to enter into contracts with the following State Contract
vendors:

                                          State Contract Number              T- Number

        Absolute Fire Protection 74018                                       T-0106
        Avaya                          42285                                          T-1316
        Continental Fire & Safety      76369                                          T-0790
                                       76130                                          T-106A
                                       74003                                          T-0106
        Dell Computer WSCA 70256                                             M-0483
        ED Bullard Company             76365                                          T-0790
        ESI                            75944                                          T-106A
                                       74098                                          T-0106
        Guardline Fire Equipment       74020                                          T-0106
                                       76361                                          T-0790
        Hewlett Packard Company        70262                                          M-0484
        Majestic Fire Apparel Inc.     76360                                          T-0790
        Motorola Communications        53804                                          T-0109
        Quaker Safety Products Co.     76360                                          T-0790
        Total Fire Group               76360                                          T-0790
        Turnout Fire and Safety        73998                                          T-0106
                                       76669                                          S-0046

Through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the
conditions applicable to the current State contracts;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Linden authorizes the Purchasing Agent
to purchase certain goods or services from these New Jersey State Contract Vendors, pursuant
to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of the City of Linden pursuant to N.J.A.C.
50:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount
against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable
or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to
placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer;
and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the City of Linden and
the State Contract Vendors shall be from January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2011.

Virginia Malik, 1633 Lenape Road. Mrs. Malik’s question on resolution #2011-34 was the same as
in 2011-35. The answer to both is addressed under 2011-35.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-34. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

Resolution:2011-35

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS WITH CERTAIN
APPROVED STATE CONTRACT VENDORS FOR CONTRACTING UNITS PURSUANT TO
N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a

WHEREAS, the City of Linden, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), may
by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of
New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of
the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of Treasury; and

WHEREAS, the City of Linden has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services
utilizing State contracts; and

WHEREAS, the City of Linden intends to enter into contracts with the following State Contract
vendors:

        State Contract Number                                                T- Number

        Fire Fighter Equipment 71063                                         T-0790



Through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the
conditions applicable to the current State contracts;




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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Linden authorizes the Purchasing Agent
to purchase certain goods or services from these New Jersey State Contract Vendors, pursuant
to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of the City of Linden pursuant to N.J.A.C.
50:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount
against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable
or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to
placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer;
and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the City of Linden and
the State Contract Vendors shall be from January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2011.

Virginia Malik, 1633 Lenape Road. In response to Ms. Malik, Mr. Bodek explained what a state
contractor was, and how its use benefits the City of Linden.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-35. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION: 2011-36

    RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH VALUE
   RESEARCH GROUP, LLC FOR APPRAISALS OF PROPERTIES TO BE ACQUIRED BY
                  DUKE REALTY AND PAID BY DUKE REALTY


        WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Linden passed a Resolution, No. 2009-277, on
August 18, 2009 retaining the services Value Research Group, LLC to conduct appraisals for
properties to be acquired by Duke Realty in the City of Linden; and
        WHEREAS, because of the ongoing nature of the services in this matter, there is a need
for additional funds not to exceed $17,940.00 for services relative to the aforesaid matter, which
will be paid by Duke Realty; 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, Value Research Group, LLC submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
        WHEREAS, inclusive of these additional funds the total expenditures paid to date to
Value Research Group, LLC for services rendered under the original or substantially related
contract is $24,140.00; and
        WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the availability of
funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. 1-TR-999-215;
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that the agreement for Professional Services awarded to Value Research Group, LLC, 301 So.
Livingston Avenue, Suite 104, Livingston, New Jersey 07039 is hereby amended to increase the
contract by the additional sum of $17,940.00, for a total contract of $24,140.00; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary amendatory contract documents between Value
Research Group LLC 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 an amendatory agreement with Value Research Group LLC
to effectuate the foregoing; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published in accordance
with applicable law.

RESOLUTION: 2011-37

                               RESOLUTION APPOINTING ACTING
                                 PUBLIC DEFENDERS FOR 2011




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         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; Jalloh & Jalloh LLC; Karen Harrison-Bowers, Esq.;
Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C.; Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris & Discenza P.C.; Law Office of
Ronald Aronds, LLC; Weber Dowd Law, LLC; Mack & Gil, LLC and Law Office of Bhalla & Cho,
LLC submitted a qualifications to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011;
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/attorneys as noted above be and are hereby each
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 2011.
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that for said services, each Law Firm/Attorney shall
receive a fee of $350.00 per court appearance for such matters as may be assigned; 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, if
needed, between each Law Firm/Attorney 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, if needed, with each of the Law
Firms/Attorney to effectuate the foregoing; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.

RESOLUTION: 2011-38

              RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO
      JEN ELECTRIC, INC., TRAFFIC SIGNAL SPECIALISTS, FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF
                       TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE CITY OF LINDEN

         WHEREAS, the City of Linden has entered into a cooperative pricing agreement with the
Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC) for 201; and
         WHEREAS, Jen Electric, Inc., is a vendor under said cooperative pricing agreement; and
         WHEREAS, a quote was received by the Purchasing Agent for the maintenance and
emergency response services for all traffic signals within the City of Linden; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose, as attached hereto, which will be charged to account/line item No. 1-01-
162-278; and
         WHEREAS, the cost for said maintenance will be $49,000.00 for the term commencing
January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011;
         WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that
Council pass a resolution authorizing the award of contracts;



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        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
as follows:
        1. A contract is awarded to Jen Electric, Inc. in the amount of $49,000.00, under the
Morris County Cooperative Pricing Agreement for the period of January 1, 2011 through
December 31, 2011.
        2. This Resolution is expressly contingent upon the negotiation and execution of the
necessary contract documents between Jen Electric, Inc. and the City of Linden.
        3. The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute all documents to
effectuate the purposes herein above expressed.

RESOLUTION: 2011-39


        A RESOLUTION TO RESCIND RESOLUTION NO. 2010-372 ENTITLED,
  "RESOLUTION APPROVING AN EXPERT FOR A DEFENDANT IN A MUNICIPAL COURT
                   MATTER” PASSED DECEMBER 21, 2010
                    AND APPROVED DECEMBER 22, 2010

        WHEREAS, at the December 21, 2010 Council Meeting, City Council passed Resolution

No. 2010-372 approving Herbert H. Leckie as an expert for a Defendant in a Municipal Court

matter, State v. David Ortiz; and

        WHEREAS, after said Resolution was passed, the Expert advised that he is unable to

defend said defendant in the Linden Municipal Court;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN

as follows:

        1.      That Resolution No. 2010-372 entitled "RESOLUTION APPROVING AN

                EXPERT FOR A DEFENDANT IN A LINDEN MUNICIPAL COURT MATTER” ,

                passed December 21, 2010 shall be and the same is hereby rescinded.

        2.      This Resolution shall take effect immediately.


RESOLUTION: 2011-40

            RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO
TRENK, DIPASQUALE, WEBSTER, DELLA FERA & SODONO FOR SPECIAL BANKRUPTCY
                                COUNSEL SERVICES FOR 2011


         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 Special Counsel to represent the City
in connection with certain bankruptcy issues; 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, 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, Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. submitted a
qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the availability of
funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. 1-01-123-255;
         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 the firm of Trenk,
DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., 347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 300, West
Orange, New Jersey 07052 at a fee not to exceed $10,000.00 at the rate of $125.00 to $150.00
per hour; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between Trenk, DiPasquale,
Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C. and the City of Linden; and




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       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are
empowered and directed to execute said agreement with Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera
& Sodono, P.C. to effectuate the foregoing; and
       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.

Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. In response to Ms. Hero, Mr. Hudak explained the need for
special bankruptcy counsel and what they do for the City. He also explained why he could not
represent the City in these matters.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution # 2011-40. The motion was seconded by Mr.
Puschel and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION: 2011-41

                     RESOLUTION PROVIDING VISION PLAN FOR CITY
                              OF LINDEN EMPLOYEES

         WHEREAS, the City of Linden elects to provide a benefit program to its employees in the
area of vision for a period commencing February 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose, which will be charged to account/line item No. 1-01-141-279, for year
2011, as attached hereto; 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, Brown and Brown Metro submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; 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 public inspection; and
         WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Insurance Commission has certified that this meets the
statute and regulations governing the award of said contracts;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY as follows:
         1. That Brown & Brown Metro, 30A Vreeland Road, P.O. Box 678, Florham Park, New
Jersey 07932 is authorized to place the City of Linden’s Vision Insurance Program through Vision
Service Plan at a cost not to exceed $105,000.00 from February 1, 2011 through January 31,
2013.
         2. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an "Extraordinary,
Unspecifiable Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (1) (a) (m) of the Local Public
Contracts Law because the company of Vision Service Plan offers the City of Linden extensive
administrative experience in the field of vision. Vision Service Plan submitted the most favorable
quotations affording the most coverage and lowest cost for the best interests of the City of
Linden.
         3. A notice of this action shall be published in accordance with applicable law.

RESOLUTION: 2011-42

                       RESOLUTION OFFERING LIFE INSURANCE TO
                             CITY OF LINDEN EMPLOYEES

         WHEREAS, the City of Linden elects to provide a benefit program to its employees in the
area of Life Insurance for a period commencing February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2014; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose, which will be charged to account/line item No. 1-01-138-271 as
attached hereto for 2011; 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, Brown & Brown Metro submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified
for the aforesaid services; 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 public inspection; and
         WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Insurance Commission has certified that this meets the
statute and regulations governing the award of said contracts;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY as follows:
         1. That Brown and Brown Metro, 30A Vreeland Road, P.O. Box 678, Florham Park, New
Jersey 07932 is authorized to place the City of Linden’s Life Insurance Program through Metlife
Insurance Company in accordance with the following:
(a) $.20 per $1,000.00 of Life Insurance per employee, per month.
         (b) $.035 per $1,000.00 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage per
                  employee, per month.
         (c) Not to exceed $72,000.00 from February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2014.



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        2. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an “Extraordinary,
Unspecifiable Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (1) (m) of the Local Public Contracts
Law because the firm of Brown and Brown Metro offers the City of Linden extensive
administrative experience in the field of life insurance programs. The quotations offered for
services were the most favorable quotations affording the most coverage and lowest
administrative fee for the best interests of the City of Linden.
        3. A notice of this action shall be published in accordance with applicable law.

RESOLUTION:2011-43


               RESOLUTION APPOINTING COUNCILMAN DEREK ARMSTEAD
               A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DISTRICT
                           MANAGEMENT CORPORATION



         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
         That DEREK ARMSTEAD, Councilman of the Fourth Ward, residing at 734 Harrison
Place, Linden, County of Union and State of New Jersey, be and he hereby is appointed a
member of the Board of Trustees of the City of Linden District Management Corporation
according to an ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT WITHIN THE CITY OF LINDEN AND TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LINDEN
DISTRICT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40:56-65, ET SEQ.",
Ordinance No. 31-63, adopted on October 19, 1994, to serve a one (1) year term, commencing
January 1, 2011 and expiring December 31, 2011, and until his successor is appointed and
qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-44

               RESOLUTION APPOINTING COUNCILMAN RICHARD KOZIOL
               A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DISTRICT
                          MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
         That RICHARD KOZIOL, Councilman of the Second Ward, residing at 418 Spruce
Street, Linden, County of Union and State of New Jersey, be and he hereby is appointed a
member of the Board of Trustees of the City of Linden District Management Corporation
according to an ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT WITHIN THE CITY OF LINDEN AND TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LINDEN
DISTRICT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40:56-65, ET SEQ.",
Ordinance No. 31-63, adopted on October 19, 1994, to serve a one (1) year term, commencing
January 1, 2011 and expiring December 31, 2011, and until his successor is appointed and
qualifies.

RESOLUTION:2011-45


                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, 2011 to December 31, 2011; and

WHEREAS, this can be purchased through State Contract No. A81201; and

WHEREAS, the maximum amount of the purchase is $21,110.00 and funds are available as
evidenced by, the Finance Director, as attached hereto, which will be charged to account/line
item No. 1-01-115-273 - $21,110.00, 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.




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RESOLUTION:2011-46

                              RESOLUTION ENGAGING THIRD PARTY
                        ADMINISTRATOR FOR INSURANCE FUND COMMISSION


          WHEREAS, there exists a need for a Third Party Administrator for the Insurance Fund
Commission to meet the requirements of the City of Linden; 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, Inservco Insurance Services submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
          WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose in account entitled, "Claims Administrator", as attached hereto, which will
be charged to account/line item Nos: 1-01-140-272; 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 public inspection; and
          WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Insurance Commission has certified that this meets the
statute and regulations governing the award of said contracts;
          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY as follows:
          1. Inservco Insurance Services, Inc., 3150 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
08648 in accordance with their proposal submitted on December 13, 2010, providing Third Party
Claims Administration Services for all overages to be self insured by the City of Linden at a base
fee of $64,000.00 per year, for one year, effective January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
          2. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an "Extraordinary,
Unspecifiable Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (1) (a) (m) of the Local Public
Contracts Law because the firms listed herein offer the City of Linden extensive experience in the
field of insurance and risk management. The quotations offered for services and/or coverage
were the most competitive and were in the best interests of the City of Linden.
          3. A notice of this action shall be published in accordance with applicable law.

RESOLUTION:2011-47

    RESOLUTION FOR GENERAL LIABILITY, WORKERS COMPENSATION EXCESS AND
                            PROPERTY LIABILITY

             WHEREAS, there exists a need for insurance brokers to obtain the necessary insurance
coverage to meet the requirements of the City of Linden; 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, Brown and Brown Metro submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services; and
             WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose in account entitled, "Compensation, Liability, Fire and Casualty
Insurance", as attached hereto, which will be charged to account/line item Nos: 1-01-140-275, 1-
01-139-274 and 1-01-139-283; 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 public inspection; and
             WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Insurance Commission has certified that this meets the
statute and regulations governing the award of said contracts;
             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY as follows:
             That Brown and Brown Metro, 30A Vreeland Road, P.O. Box 678, Florham Park, New
Jersey, shall be and hereby are engaged to implement the following insurance programs for the
City of Linden as set forth in the proposal made to the City of Linden and submitted to and
reviewed by the Insurance Commission, relative to the following insurance coverage’s.
             1. General Liability Umbrella and Public Officials Liability policy through Star Insurance
Company, $5,000,000.00 coverage with a Self Insured Retention of $425,000.00
.............................................       ....................................................Total Cost     $263,414.81
Per Annum for the period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
             2. Public Property Liability through Praetorian Insurance Company
...................................................................................................Total Cost          $ 50,488.00
For the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
             3. Workers Compensation excess coverage through Star Insurance Company with a Self
Insured Retention of $425,000.00.......................................Total Cost                               $ 59,465.59
For the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
             4. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an "Extraordinary,
Unspecifiable Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (1) (m) of the Local Public Contracts
Law because the firms listed herein offer the City of Linden extensive experience in the field of
insurance and risk management. The quotations offered for services and/or coverage were the
most competitive and were in the best interests of the City of Linden.


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        4 A notice of this action shall be published in accordance with applicable law.

Rebecca Tattoli, 626 Beechwood Road. Mr. Bodek explained to Ms. Tattoli the process used to
obtain the broker, and how the insurance coverage was selected. Ms. Tattoli asked further
questions about how Brown & Brown was selected to which Mr. Bodek responded. Mr.
MacDonald explained that Brown & Brown was selected three years ago, and why the broker that
was then in place was replaced.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution # 2011-47. The motion was seconded by Mr.
Puschel and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.

RESOLUTION:2011-48

RESOLUTION APPROVING WORKERS COMPENSATION MANAGED CARE SERVICES FOR
                      THE CITY OF LINDEN FOR 2011

         WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Linden has determined that there exists a
need for workers compensation managed care services for the City of Linden; and
         WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that a
resolution authorizing the award of contracts for “Extraordinary, Unspecifiable Services” without
competitive bids, along with the contract itself, be available for public inspection; 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, First MCO submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the
aforesaid services for 2011; and
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified as to the availability
of funds for this purpose, which will be charged to account/line item No. 1-01-140-274, as
attached hereto; and
         WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Insurance Fund Commission of the City of Linden has
certified as to the requirements governing such contracts, pursuant to the attached;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY as follows:
         1. A contract is hereby awarded to First MCO, 119 Littleton Road, Parsippany, New
Jersey 07054-1849 to perform workers compensation managed care services for a period of
twelve (12) months in an amount not to exceed $24,000.00 commencing January 1, 2011.
         2. This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an “Extraordinary
Unspecifiable Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq. because the services to be
performed are of such a specialized and qualitative nature requiring creativity in various
communication and related fields as to make a description of all services to be rendered
unfeasible.
         3. This Resolution is expressly contingent upon the negotiation and execution of an
appropriate contract between First MCO and the City of Linden.
         4. This Resolution shall take effect upon publication and pursuant to law.

Resolution:2011-49

     RESOLUTION ENGAGING ALAN F. GOLDSTEIN, M.D./MULTI-CARE INDUSTRIAL
                  MEDICINE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES FOR 2011

         WHEREAS, there exists within the City of Linden the need for Medical Services relative
to the conducting of fitness for duty examinations and pre-employment examinations for new
employees; and examination of drivers holding a Commercial Driving License, for the year
2011; 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, Alan F. Goldstein, M.D., Multi-Care Industrial Medicine in Clark, submitted a
qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid services for the year 2011; 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 Chief Financial Officer has certified to the availability of funds for this
purpose, to be charged to Account Nos. 1-01-152-255, 1-01-105-272, 1-01-105-273, 1-01-105-
271 and 1-01-105-270;
         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 Alan F. Goldstein, M.D.,
100 Commerce Place Clark, New Jersey 07066, for the following assignments: random drug
testing, which is not covered under stipend for police and fire physician, at a fee not to exceed
$10,000.00; pre-employment examinations for new employees for a total not to exceed $5,000.00
for the examination of drivers holding a C.D.L. for year 2011 for a total not to exceed $15,000.00;
and for other medical examinations as required, other then those covered under this resolution
and/or his appointment as the physician to the Police and Fire Departments and as MRO
(Medical Review Officer) for the City of Linden; and




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       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are
empowered and directed to execute a contract with Alan F. Goldstein, M.D., Multi-Care Industrial
Medicine to effectuate the foregoing; and
       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.

RESOLUTION:2011-50

   RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT WITH REMINGTON, VERNICK & ARANGO
          ENGINEERS FOR MAINTAINING TAX MAPS FOR THE YEAR 2011


         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 a licensed land surveyor to maintain
and update the Tax Maps for 2011 in accordance with N.J.A.C. 18:23A-1.27; 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, Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers submitted a qualification to the City
and has qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; 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 Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the availability of
funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. 1-01-124-255;
         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 Remington, Vernick &
Arango Engineers, The Professional Center, Lincoln Bldg., Suite 600, 101 Route 130,
Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077, in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00, in accordance with their
proposal dated December 14, 2010; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between Remington, Vernick &
Arango Engineers 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 an agreement with Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers
to effectuate the foregoing; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.

RESOLUTION: 2011-51

        RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT TO BIRDSALL SERVICES
GROUP FOR COMPLIANCE ISSUES WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONSENT ORDER (ACO)
               AT THE LINDEN LANDFILL FOR THE YEAR 2011


         WHEREAS, there exists a need for consulting services for compliance issues with the
Administrative Consent Order (ACO) at the Linden Landfill; 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, Birdsall Services Group, submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; 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 Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the availability of
funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. 1-TR-999-215;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN that a contract for Professional Services be and hereby is awarded to Birdsall Services
Group, 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016, at a fee not to exceed $68,800.00 in
accordance with their proposal dated December 12, 2010; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract agreements between Birdsall Services
Group 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 a contract with Birdsall Services Group to effectuate the
foregoing; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.




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RESOLUTION: 2011-52

        RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT TO BIRDSALL SERVICES
GROUP FOR SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS OF WELLS AND PIEZOMETERS AT THE LINDEN
                              LANDFILL

          WHEREAS, there exists a need for consulting services to provide sampling and analysis
of five (5) monitoring wells and nine (9) piezometers at the City of Linden Landfill: 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, Birdsall Services Group, submitted a qualification to the City and has
qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; 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 Chief Financial Officer has certified to the availability of funds for this
purpose, to be charged to Account No. 1-TR-999-215;
          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN that a contract for Professional Services be and hereby is awarded to Birdsall Services
Group, 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016, at a fee not to exceed $59,150.00 in
accordance with their proposal dated December 13, 2010; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract agreements between Birdsall Services
Group 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 a contract with Birdsall Services Group to effectuate the
foregoing; and
          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be published according to
law.

RESOLUTION: 2011-53

RESOLUTION AMENDING A CONTRACT WITH CME ASSOCIATES
FOR SERVICE RELATED TO THE DESIGN OF A NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM
AT THE ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER AND POLICE PISTOL RANGE


         WHEREAS, the City of Linden passed a Resolution on October 28, 2008 retaining the
 services of an engineer for services related to the design of a new septic system at the Animal
Control Shelter and Police Pistol Range; and
         WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, qualifications
have been received through fair and open process; and
         WHEREAS, CME Associates, 3141 Bordentown Avenue, Parlin, New Jersey 08859
submitted a qualification to the City and has qualified for the aforesaid service for 2011; and
         WHEREAS, due to the ongoing nature of various work, it is necessary to provide for
additional funds for said purpose in an amount not to exceed $8,500.00; and
         WHEREAS, inclusive of these additional funds the total expenditures paid to date to CME
Associates for services rendered under the original or substantially related contract is $49,400.00.
         WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer or his designee has certified to the
availability of funds for this purpose, to be charged to Account No. C-CA-436-456;
         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
 LINDEN that they do hereby approve the additional amount not to exceed $8,500.00 for
 services rendered by CME Associates for the City of Linden; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
 negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents between CME Associates 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 an amendatory agreement consistent with the above; and
         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a notice of this action shall be published in
accordance with applicable law.

Resolution: 2011-54

  RESOLUTION SELECTING CERTAIN PROFESSIONALS FOR RETIREMENT PLANNING
                               SERVICES.

        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



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        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 2011;


RETIREMENT PLANNING SERVICES “I.N.G.”


Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co.
330 Whitney Avenue Suite 600
Holyoke, MA 01040


RETIREMENT PLANNING SERVICES “HARTFORD”


Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
1012 Springfield Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 07092

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:2011-55

             RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ACTING MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS
                      FOR LINDEN MUNICIPAL COURT FOR 2011


        WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 349 of the Laws of 1999 (the “Municipal Prosecutor’s
Act”) a municipality must designate a substitute Municipal Prosecutor to provide for
representation of the State of New Jersey in Municipal Court matters where the regular Municipal
Prosecutor is absent or unavailable; 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
professions, and same may be awarded without competitive bidding; 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, Lawrence M. Centanni, P.C.; Mack & Gil, LLC; Steven H. Merman, Esq;
Karen Harrison-Bowers, Esq. and Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C. submitted qualifications to the City
and has qualified for the aforesaid services for 2011; and
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that Lawrence M. Centanni, P.C.; Mack & Gil, LLC; Steven H. Merman, Esq; Karen Harrison-
Bowers, Esq. and Nathaniel M. Davis, P.C., be and hereby are appointed, designated and
empowered to serve as temporary Municipal Prosecutors for the Linden Municipal Court on an as
needed basis, for 2011; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Law Firms/Attorneys shall be paid a fee of
$300.00 per day for such matters as may be assigned; and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution is expressly contingent upon the
negotiation and execution of the necessary contract documents, if needed, between each Law
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        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk be and hereby are
empowered and directed to execute such contracts, if needed, with each of the Law
Firms/Attorneys to effectuate the foregoing;
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect in accordance with
applicable law.
Mr. Paul Schappe, 315 Second Avenue. Mr. Schappe noted his questions were answered
previously.
Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution 2011-55. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel
and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll call vote.


Resolution:2011-56

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LINDEN TO ENTER AN AGREEMENT WITH THE
MORRIS COUNTY COOPERATIVE PRICING COUNCIL(MCCPC) FOR THE PURCHASE OF
WORK, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11 - et seq authorizes contracting units to enter into cooperative
pricing agreements; and

WHEREAS, The County of Morris has established a voluntary cooperative pricing system
for the purchase of work, materials and supplies; and

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq regulates the manner in which cooperative purchasing
and more specifically, cooperative pricing systems are operated and conducted; and

WHEREAS, The City of Linden desires to become a member of the Morris County
Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC), effective January 19, 2011 for an annual fee of
$1,000.00; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the City of Linden to
participate in the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council and hereby authorizes the
Mayor and City Clerk to sign, seal and execute a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with the
County of Morris upon its approval by the Division of Local Government Services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the
Purchasing Agent to determine the work, materials, or supplies that the City of Linden will
purchase through the Morris County Cooperative Purchasing Council; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately.


Resolution:2011-57

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LINDEN TO ENTER AN AGREEMENT WITH THE
COUNTY OF SOMERSET COOPERATIVE PRICING SYSTEM FOR THE PURCHASE OF
WORK, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11 - et seq authorizes contracting units to enter into cooperative
pricing agreements; and

WHEREAS, The County of Somerset has established a voluntary cooperative pricing
system for the purchase of work, materials and supplies; and

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq regulates the manner in which cooperative purchasing
and more specifically, cooperative pricing systems are operated and conducted; and

WHEREAS, The City of Linden desires to become a member of the Somerset County
Cooperative Pricing System #2-SCOOP, effective January 19, 2011, and each renewal at no
cost to the City of Linden, thereafter of the system, unless The City of Linden elects to
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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the City of Linden to
participate in the Somerset County Cooperative Pricing Agreement and hereby authorizes
the Mayor and City Clerk to sign, seal and execute a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with
the County of Somerset upon its approval by the Division of Local Government Services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the
Purchasing Agent to determine the work, materials, or supplies that the City of Linden will
purchase through the Somerset County Cooperative Purchasing Agreement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately.

Resolution:2011-58

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LINDEN TO ENTER AN AGREEMENT WITH THE
COUNTY OF UNION COOPERATIVE PRICING SYSTEM FOR THE PURCHASE OF WORK,
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11 - et seq authorizes contracting units to enter into cooperative
pricing agreements; and

WHEREAS, The County of Union has established a voluntary cooperative pricing system
for the purchase of work, materials and supplies; and

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq regulates the manner in which cooperative purchasing
and more specifically, cooperative pricing systems are operated and conducted; and

WHEREAS, The City of Linden has previously participated in the County of Union’s
voluntary cooperative pricing system and found it an effective method of purchasing; and

WHEREAS, The City of Linden in the County of Union, desires to participate in the Union
County Cooperative Pricing Agreement for 2011 at no cost to the City of Linden.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The City Council authorizes the City of Linden
to participate in the Union County Cooperative Purchasing Agreement and hereby
authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to sign, seal and execute a Cooperative Pricing
Agreement with the County of Union upon its approval by the Division of Local
Government Services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the
Purchasing Agent to determine the work, materials, or supplies that the City of Linden will
purchase through the Union County Cooperative Purchasing Agreement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately.

Resolution:2011-59

Resolution Authorizing Contracts with Certain Approved State Contract Vendors for
Contracting Units Pursuant To N. J. S. A. 40A: 11-12a

WHEREAS, the City of Linden, pursuant to N. J. S. A. 40A: 11-12a and N. J. A. C. 5:34-7.29(c),
may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the
State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on
behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of Treasury; and

WHEREAS, the City of Linden has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services
utilizing State contracts; and

WHEREAS, the City of Linden intends to enter into contracts with any State Contract Vendors
through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the
conditions applicable to the current State contracts;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Linden authorizes the Purchasing Agent
to purchase certain goods or services from those approved New Jersey State Contract Vendors
on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of the City of Linden pursuant to N. J. A.
C. 50:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount



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against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable
or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to
placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer;
and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of the contracts between the City of Linden and
the State Contract Vendors shall be from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011

RESOLUTION : 2011-60

  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT
                      WITH THE COUNTY OF UNION FOR
                       PRINTING AND SIGN SERVICES

        WHEREAS, The County of Union has entered into a contract with Xerox Capital
Services, LLC. to provide document management and daily operations services, to operate the
County of Union’s Print Shop; and

        WHEREAS, the Print Shop is capable of designing, copying, printing of documents,
forms, brochures, booklets, newsletters, and many other important items necessary to the
function of government; and

          WHEREAS, the County also runs the Sign Shop, to design, create, print, deliver and
install all signage related to governmental use including indoor and outdoor signage, banner and
road stripping; and

        WHEREAS, the County desires to extend the Print Shop and Sign Shop services to all
municipalities within the County as a “shared Services” pursuant to N.J.S.A 40A:65-4 and as
more fully set forth the attached Shared Services Agreement; and

         WHEREAS, the main purpose of this Shared Service Agreement is to establish a guide
for the municipalities to order, pick up and utilize the services offered by the County Print for the
municipalities own need in conducting in-house business and for advertising and informing their
constituent, and

       WHEREAS, the City of Linden has reviewed its needs and resources and has found that
the County of Union can assist the taxpayers of Linden at a considerable savings; and

        WHEREAS, the City of Linden and County of Union wish to enter into an agreement for
the provision of printing and signage services for the city; and

        WHEREAS, the City and the County have negotiated a Shared Services Agreement
which is attached hereto and made a part hereof; and

         WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the City of Linden find it to be in the best interest of
the City and its residents to enter into this Shared Services Agreement with the County for the
provision of printing and signage services for the city.

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and City Council of the City of
Linden, in the County of Union, and the State of New Jersey that the Shared Services Agreement
with the County for the provision of printing and signage services for the city be and hereby is
approved.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City of Clerk are hereby authorized to
executive all documents to effectuate the purposes herein above expressed; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect pursuant to applicable
law.

Resoluton:2011-61

RESOLUTION OFFERING EMPLOYEE INDUCEMENT
TO WAIVE HEALTH BENEFITS FOR 2011

       WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 259, P.L.1995 and Chapter 3, P.L.2003 and per P.L.
2010,c.2,s.11,s.18, a municipality is empowered by law to permit employees who are eligible to
receive health care benefits for other health care coverage, to waive coverage and receive an
incentive under the municipal plan; and

        WHEREAS, an employee who has waived coverage under the provisions of this law is
permitted to immediately resume health coverage if they lose their coverage under another plan;
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        WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Linden previously offered said inducement
to employees who had waived said coverage during the calendar year 2010 in the amount of
$4,000.00; and

        WHEREAS, Chapter 2, P.L. 2010 certain aspects of Chapter 259, P.L.1995 and Chapter
3, P.L.2003 and per P.L. 2010,c.2,s.11,s.18, specifically, amending the amount of any waiver
reimbursement, an amount of 25% of the cost of the coverage or $5,000.00, whichever is less, of
the amount saved by the employer; and

        WHEREAS, the City will continue to offer $4,000.00 as the limit of any health benefit
waiver reimbursement in accordance with Chapter 2, P.L. 2010; and

       WHEREAS, Chapter2, P.L. 2010 also prohibits employees from being dually enrolled into
the NJSHBP; and

        WHEREAS, Chapter 2, P.L. 2010 also prohibits employees whose alternative health
insurance coverage is with the NJSHBP from qualifying for any waiver reimbursement.

       WHEREAS, the City of Linden maintains the right to change, modify, or cancel this
program as it shall determine in the City’s best interest and this program shall terminate on
December 31, 2011 if not terminated by prior action of the Council;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN
that it hereby approves, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2, P.L. 2010, the City’s
offering of an inducement to waive health benefit coverage to employees, said inducement to be
in the amounts as follows:

        Direct 10                Family coverage          $4,000.00
                                 Employee/spouse          $3,741.48
                                 Employee/child           $2,328.03
                                 Single                   $1,662.87;

        Aetna HMO                Family coverage          $4,000.00
                                 Employee/spouse          $3,607.80
                                 Employee/child           $2,244.84
                                 Single                   $1,603.44;

        Cigna HMO                Family coverage          $4,000.00
                                 Employee/spouse          $3,627.72
                                 Employee/child           $2,267.31
                                 Single                   $1,612.32;
and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City will not offer this health benefit waiver
incentive to employees who, if they waived the City’s offered insurance, would be covered under
the NJSHBP through their spouse or domestic partner; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this program shall terminate on December 31, 2011,
unless otherwise extended by subsequent resolution of the Council; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City reserves and maintains the right to change,
terminate or modify this program as it shall determine in its best interest.

        NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect pursuant to
law.

Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. Ms. Hero stated her experience, regarding health insurance,
while working in the private sector. She issued a challenge to those that had coverage through
another government entity to waive their City coverage and this buy out. She explained the one
exception to that. Mr. Roth explained that this resolution does not deal with that issue. This
resolution pertains to members of the Council who do not have health benefits through any other
source, and accept the City’s coverage. The amounts listed is what they must contribute towards
the cost of health benefits.

Mr. Frazier moved for approval of Resolution # 2011-61. The motion was seconded by Mr.
Puschel and was unanimously ordered approved by a roll cal vote.




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Resolution:2011-62


                           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 2011, 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. 1-01-117-271;

                    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:2011-63

                     RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVING A
                 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH JOAN’S TRANSPORTATION


        WHEREAS, the City of Linden entered into a Lease Agreement on January 21, 2005 to
rent space located at the Linden Train Station; and

       WHEREAS, the City filed a Complaint with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Docket No.
LT-5605-08 on June 25, 2008 for non payment and outstanding utilities; and
       WHEREAS, the parties desire to settle the issues raised in said matter and have reached
an agreement to resolve the pending litigation;
       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LINDEN as follows:
       1.      The City of Linden is desirous of entering in the aforesaid Settlement Agreement,
               attached hereto and made a part hereof.
       2.      The Municipal Attorney and/or Assistant Municipal Attorney are hereby
               authorized and empowered to execute said agreement, and file same with the
               Court.
       3.      This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

RESOLUTION:2011-64

                        A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT
                         OF THE MUNICIPAL JUDGE OF THE MUNICIPAL
                               COURT OF THE CITY OF LINDEN

         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
         That the appointment made by Richard J. Gerbounka, Mayor, with the advice and
consent of this body as provided by law, of DANIEL ROBERTS, 840 North Wood Avenue,
Linden, New Jersey, an Attorney at Law of the State of New Jersey, to serve as Municipal Judge
of the Municipal Court of the City of Linden, for a term of three (3) years, commencing February
1, 2011 and terminating December 31, 2013 and until his successor is appointed and qualifies,
shall be and the same is hereby confirmed, at the salary of $75,000.00, without benefits.
Resolution # 2011-64 was tabled for one month.



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RESOLUTION:2011-65

 A RESOLUTION APPOINTING JOSEPH CHROBAK TO THE UNION COUNTY COMMUNITY
                DEVELOPMENT REVENUE SHARING COMMITTEE


        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
        Section 1. That the City of Linden hereby appoints JOSEPH CHROBAK, residing at 724
Riverbend Drive, Linden, New Jersey a member of the Union County Development Revenue
Sharing Committee for a (1) one year term commencing January 1, 2011 and terminating
December 31, 2011 until his successor has been appointed and qualifies. Said appointment shall
be with a $2,500.00 stipend.
        Section 2. That the City Clerk of the City of Linden shall certify a copy of this Resolution
and cause it to be filed with Tom Connell, Director of Planning and Community Development,
Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey
07207.

RESOLUTION:2011-66

  A RESOLUTION APPOINTING GEORGE VIRCIK TO THE UNION COUNTY COMMUNITY
                DEVELOPMENT REVENUE SHARING COMMITTEE


        BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LINDEN:
        Section 1. That the City of Linden hereby appoints GEORGE VIRCIK, residing at 511
Princeton Road, Linden, New Jersey a member of the Union County Development Revenue
Sharing Committee for a (1) one year term commencing January 1, 2011 and terminating
December 31, 2011 until his successor has been appointed and qualifies. Said appointment is
without any monetary stipend.
        Section 2. That the City Clerk of the City of Linden shall certify a copy of this Resolution
and cause it to be filed with Tom Connell, Director of Planning and Community Development,
Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey
07207.


                                ORDINANCES – FIRST READING

An Ordinance entitled:

#55-01          ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
                SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, 7-14.2, No Parking
                During School Hours.

                ADD:

                Name of Street Side               Location
                       th
                W. 17 Street South                Between So. Wood Avenue and Winans
                                                  Avenue
                       th
                W. 18 Street North                Between So. Wood Avenue and Winans
                                                  Avenue.

Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.

An Ordinance entitled:

#55-02          ORDANANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
                SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, Traffic, Section 7-15,
                Parking by Permit Only in Designated Residential Areas.

         DELETE

         Name of Street Side                      Location
           th
         18 Street               North    From South Wood Avenue to Winans
                                          Avenue
Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.


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An Ordinance entitled:

#55-03             ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
                   SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, Traffic, Section 7-15,
                   Parking by Permit Only.

         ADD NEW SECTION 7-15.D – TEACHER PERMIT PARKING ONLY

         Name of Street Side           Hours           Location
              th
         W. 17 Street South            7a.m. to        From a point 225 feet west
                                       5 p.m.          of the west curbline of So.
                                                       Mon. – Fri.    Wood Ave. and
                                                       extending 90 feet westerly therefrom.
                                                                  th
          Winans Ave Both              7 a.m. to       From W. 17 St. to
                                                            th
                                       5 p.m.          W. 18 St.
                                                       Mon. – Fri.


Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.

An Ordinance entitled:


#55-04             ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
                   SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, Traffic, Section 7-26,
                   Loading Zone.

         7-26.1 PICKUP AND DROP OFF ZONES
         DELETE:


Name of Street           Time                  Side                    Location

Spruce Street            Monday – Friday        West          Beginning at a point 75
                         8a.m. to 9a.m.                        feet north of the north
                         2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.               curbline of W. Blancke Street
                                                              and extending to a point 70
                                                              feet northerly therefrom

ADD:

Spruce Street Monday – Friday              West               Beginning at a point 55
                      8:00 a.m. to 9:00 am                    feet north of the north
                      2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.                  curbline of W. Blancke
                                                              St. extending along the
                                                              Western Curb of Spruce
                                                              St. and ending at a point
                                                              120 feet north of W.
                                                              Blancke St. beginning
                                                              Again at a point 143 feet
                                                              Along with western
                                                              Curbline and ending at a
                                                              Point 216 feet from the
                                                              North curbline of W.
                                                              Blancke St.


Was introduced by Mr. Koziol and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Koziol, seconded by Mr. Brown, the foregoing ordinance was on a roll
call vote unanimously ordered approved.




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An Ordinance entitled:


#55-05         ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
               SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, Traffic, Section 7-20, One
               Way Streets.

               ADD THE FOLLOWING STREETS

               Name of Street Direction               Limits
                    th
               W. 17 Street East                      From Winans Avenue to
                                                            So. Wood Avenue.
                    th
               W. 18 Street West                      From S. Wood Avenue to
                                                             Winans Avenue


Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.

An Ordinance entitled:

#55-06         ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII,
               TRAFFIC, SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII,
               Traffic, Section 7-26, Loading Zone.

               ADD TO SECTION 7-26.1

               Name of Street         Time            Side            Location
                    th
               W. 18 Street           Mon. – Fri.      North          Beginning at a
                                      8 a.m. to 9 a.m.                point 260 feet
                                                                      west of the west
                                      2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.           curbline of So.
                                                                      Wood Ave and
                                                                      Extending to a
                                                                      Point 420 feet
                                                                      Westerly
                                                                      Therefrom


Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.

An Ordinance entitled:

55-07    ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII,
               TRAFFIC, SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII,
               Traffic, Section 7-27 Bus Stops.

               ADD TO SECTION 7-27a

               Street                                                        Hours
                    th
               W. 17 Street, eastbound on the southerly
                                Side at:

               b. Beginning at a point 50 feet west of the     8:00 a.m. to 9:00
                  curbline of So. Wood Avenue and              a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
                  extending 175 feet westerly therefrom        to 3:30 p.m.
                                                                       Monday to Friday

Was introduced by Mr. Sheehy and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Sheehy, seconded by Mrs. Yamakaitis, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.




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An Ordinance entitled:

#55-08          ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER XXXI, ZONING ,
                SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter XXXI, Section 31-20.25
                Prohibited Uses.

                         ADD NEW SECTION 31-20.25(e) AS FOLLOWS:

                         31-20.25(e) Hookah Bars or Lounges

Was introduced by Mr. Kolibas and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Kolibas, seconded by Mr. Koziol, the foregoing ordinance was on a roll
call vote unanimously ordered approved.

An Ordinance entitled:

#55-09          ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC,
                SHALL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Chapter VII, Section 7-33.1A
                Handicapped Parking on-street.

                         Name of Street           No. of Spaces
                         ADD:

                         1123 E. Blancke St.               1

                         717 Harrison Place                1

                         DELETE:

                         318 Garfield Street               1

                         216 Gesner Street                 1

                         507 Hagel Avenue                  1

                         1019 John Street                  1

                         400 Knopf Street                  1

                         409 Knopf Street                  1

                         631 Laurita Street                1

                         514 Roselle Street                1


Was introduced by Mr. Armstead and was read on first reading by the Deputy Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Armstead, seconded by Mr. Sheehy, the foregoing ordinance was on a
roll call vote unanimously ordered approved.

                                       PUBLIC COMMENT



Rebecca Kern-Tattoli, 626 Beechwood Rd. Ms. Tattoli spoke about how she was upset, after
sitting through last nights caucus meeting and listen to the discussions on public safety that led to
the decision to hire three police officers who would cost the City about $250,000.00. She spoke
about the budget crisis that the City is experiencing and the increase in crime that is occurring in
Linden. She noted that Council talks about safety, in one breath, and in the next they are laying
off seven firefighters. She noted the number and increase in the amount of fires in Linden. Ms.
Tattoli also addressed the issue of hiring Linden residents and the officers that are being hired
are laid off Newark police officers. She thought that members of the governing body are talking
out of both sides of their mouth on many of the issues she spoke about tonight. Ms. Tattoli then
spoke about the resolution appointing someone as a Judge in Linden, who she thought, had no
training. She spoke about how glad she was that the resolution was pulled for reconsideration.
Ms. Tattoli stated that there has been a lot of talk about things being different and that there
would be no more cronyism or nepotism, yet the person being appointed as judge was the
campaign manager for a person in this room. She then spoke about the Councils perceived need
to micromanage, and not listen to the recommendations of the Department Heads in running of
the departments. Ms. Tattoli then presented Council President Moore with copies of reports, that
she had OPRA, regarding the operation and staffing of the Fire Department, and requested that
he read it. She reviewed the contents of the report. President Moore asked Mrs. Yamakaitis if the



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Council was currently conducting a study, of the Fire Department, and its purpose. Mrs.
Yamakaitis responded there was and detailed its purpose. Ms. Tattoli noted that at the
Conference meeting, Chief Boyle spoke about hiring the Police Officers to save a grant. That
grant brings in about $40,000.00, to her it made no sense to spend $250,000.00 to save the grant
money. Mayor Gerbounka stated that a lot of Ms. Tattoli’s arguments have been heard before,
and he understands that she is upset, because her son is being laid off as a firefighter. He noted
that the Police Department is down 13 men, with the hiring of the three the department will still
be down 10. He spoke about the efforts of the chief and PBA to work with the City, and about the
number of retirements the City was anticipating in the Police Department. Mr. Roth addressed the
issue of the number of men both departments were down, and the 10% cuts, in the salary
account, that all City departments were asked to make. Ms. Tattoli asked questions as to the time
that the layoffs become effective.

Lisa Grunder, 1818 Mildred Avenue. Mrs. Grunder spoke about a bill she had received for
$1,186.00 for services provided by the Linden Emergency Medical Services for two transports, for
her husband to Trinitas Hospital. She noted that they don’t have health insurance and the charity
care would not pay the bill. She explained that there were two other transports that she had not
yet received the bills for. Mrs. Grunder called these bills a surprise as she hadn’t ever been billed
for them before. She asked when billing for these services began. Mayor Gerbounka responded
that both the Linden Fire Department and the LEMS both now bill for emergency medical
services. He noted that there are occasions when the bills are waived, and he asked Mrs.
Grunder to come to his office and he would see if the matter could be straightened out.
                      nd
Paul Schappe, 315 2 Avenue. Mr. Schappe, thanked the City for the great snow removal
services. He noted that the first time the City wasn’t that well prepared, but the second time they
did an excellent job. He suggested that on one side of all streets, that parking be prohibited in a
snow emergency to allow the roads to be better cleared. He thanked the Mayor for all that he did.
Mr. Schappe asked where the cuts were being made in all of the rest of the City Departments,
and was critical of workers in the Recreation Department, and provided his observations. Mayor
Gerbounka noted that the incident that Mr. Schappe spoke about was sponsored by
ConocoPhillips, who donated the presents being given out, and that the employees were needed
to supervise the more then one hundred people who had shown up. Mr. Koziol spoke about the
purpose of the Budget Committee, and the efforts to reduce the size of government.

Pat Hero, 1009 Wheatsheaf Road. Ms. Hero made the following statement, and presented a copy
to the Clerk for inclusion in the minutes:


 My name is Pat Hero. I live on Wheatsheaf Road. First, I want to address what happened at
the last council meeting - Councilman Puschel's proposing a resolution from the floor for John
Hudak to be the City Attorney. This seems to be an end run around the Ordinance that the
Mayor vetoed. I believe it is a dangerous precedent for a number of reasons -- 1) it was
proposed spontaneously by Councilman Puschel without the ability of the Council to engage in
thoughtful, considered deliberation of the matter or the public to add their input and 2) it
subverts the Mayor the right to veto the appointment.

Next, I want to thank the DPW workers who shoveled Wood Avenue during the last snow
storm to make it easier for pedestrians to walk. I think they did a fine job during the blizzard
and this most recent snowstorm. I also want to say I wish people would make an effort to keep
the curb cuts passable for the handicapped and pedestrians.

I want to welcome back to the Council, Councilman Koziol and Councilman Sheehy and want to
welcome Mr. Moore in his new role as Council President. I know it will take some time to learn
the mechanics but I think you're doing a fine job. I want to welcome Mr. Brown and Mrs. Cosby-
Hurling in their new role as council members.

Tonight, I'd like to title this portion of my speech - Back to the Future. 50 years ago today, I
turned 4 and % years old and on January 20, 1961 had an experience so inspirational that it
determined the course of my life. I thought that I would tell you the fact the inspiration I received
from the Inauguration speech of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy transformed my life. And I
want to share with you some of his words to inspire you in carrying out your duties as a public
servant.

In his "City Upon a Hill" speech, President-Elect Kennedy quoted John Winthrop - 'We must
always consider,' he said 'that we shall be as a city upon a hill-the eyes of all people are upon
us.' "Our government .,. must be as a city upon a hill-constructed and inhabited by people aware
of their great trust and their great responsibilities"

Kennedy stated that "a government cannot be selected - merely on the basis of color or creed or
even party affiliation," but gave a 4 question test by which you and your constituents can
measure your success or failure in your office.

"First, were we truly people of courage - with the courage to stand up to one's enemies - and the
courage to stand up, when necessary to one's associates - the courage to resist public pressure,
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Secondly, were we truly people of judgment-with perceptive judgment of the future as well as
the past - of our own mistakes as well as the mistakes of others-with enough wisdom to know
that we did not know, and enough candor to admit it?

Third, were we truly people of integrity - people who never ran out on either the principles in
which they believed or the people who believed in them - people who believed in us - people
whom neither financial gain nor political ambition could ever diver from the fulfillment of our
sacred trust?

Finally, were we truly people of dedication-with an honor mortgaged to no single individual or
group, and compromised by no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public
good and the city's (national in original) interest."

I can think of no better conclusion to this speech than President Kennedy's conclusion to his
Inauguration speech-"Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask
of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you, with a good
conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead
the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work
must truly be our own."

I will give Mr. Bodek a copy of this so it can be entered into the minutes. Thank you for your
time.

Steve Griffin, (no address given) Mr. Griffin said that for the last number of years he was very
disappointed in the snow plowing job that had been done. He was disappointed in the job done
during these last two storms, as well. He explained that he called the Mayor’s office, and was
transferred to the DPW, noting that the person he was trying to give an explanation to was trying
to blow him off. Mr. Griffin noted that he was looking out his window, about 3:00 pm, and that his
street hadn’t been plowed. The person he was talking to stated that the crews had been out since
5:00 am and that all the streets had been plowed. Mr. Griffin stated that his street still hadn’t been
plowed, and when he left the house this evening it still wasn’t done. Walter Fekete, DPW General
Supervisor, spoke about the snow removal efforts of the DPW, today. Mr. Puschel asked if there
were supervisors assigned to each ward to make sure that the streets are being plowed. Mr.
Fekete explained that was the normal case, but it did not happen today, because garbage and
recycling was also being picked up and there wasn’t enough supervisors to go around. Mr.
Puschel spoke about what happened in his ward during the blizzard. President Moore asked Mr.
Fekete to look into what happened with Mr. Griffin, and he asked Mr. Sheehy to have the Public
Works Committee look into the plowing issue in general. Mr. Sheehy noted some of the changes
that have occurred, with the plowing operation, since the blizzard.

Mike Stevenson, 1800 Grier Avenue. Mr. Stevenson stated that he was back in front of the
rogue’s gallery again and that it was nice to see that there was a new sheriff in town. Mr.
Stevenson stated that he was really upset with the way that things were going and he was hoping
that President Moore would correct that. He spoke about the some of the old school
bushwhacking him at the last meeting, and thought it a shame that they could not discuss
personnel actions, in the conference before coming out in public. Next Mr. Stevenson stated that
he was disappointed in the City Clerk, as the City Clerk has no business holding a seat in a
political organization, and explained his reasons for saying this. He also stated that he was
disappointed with the way that things have gone with John Hudak, and spoke about some of the
things that Mr. Hudak allegedly did.

Gretchen Hickey, 615 Inwood Road. Ms. Hickey congratulated Chief Schulhafer on his selection.
She wished Chief Boyle well in his retirement. Next she thanked Public Works, stating that she
thought that they have been doing a great job. Ms. Hickey questioned Mr. Armstead about the
Personnel and Finance Report and the action taken regarding Mr. Johnson. Mr. Armstead
explained what the action was, and why Mr. Johnson was being rehired. Ms. Hickey addressed
the comments made by Mr. Stevenson about Mr. Bodek. She stated that she has known him a
long time and has found him always to me one of the most honest, hard working, decent persons
that she has known. She also spoke about the type of person he is. She concluded by wishing
the Council well for the coming year.


                                        ANNOUNCEMENT

Council President Moore announced the following meetings:

        CONFERENCE MEETING: Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., Council Conference
        Room, City Hall, Linden, NJ
        CONFERENCE MEETING: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., Council Conference
        Room, City Hall, Linden, NJ
        CONFERENCE MEETING PRIOR TO COUNCIL: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:30
        p.m., Council Conference Room, City Hall, Linden, NJ
        COUNCIL MEETING: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, City
        Hall, Linden, NJ.




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                                        ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before Council, Mr. Armstead moved to adjourn the
meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Puschel and was unanimously ordered approved by a
roll call vote. The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Joseph C. Bodek
City Clerk




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