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					Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Seventh Regular Meeting of the Township Council. The meeting commenced at 7:31 PM. Mayor McCarthy opened the meeting with the following brief statement. "Notice of time, date, location and agenda of this meeting, to the extent then known was provided at least forty eight (48) hours prior to the commencement of this meeting in the following manner pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 231 of the Law of l975 (The Open Public Meetings Act). 1. 2. By posting such notice on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, and By mailing such notice to the offices of the Independent Press, Bloomfield Life, Star Ledger and the Herald News.

At this time, Mayor McCarthy led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call showed Councilmembers present: Janice Maly, Ray Tamborini, Patricia Ritchings, Bernard Hamilton, Patricia Spychala, Peggy O’Boyle Dunigan and Mayor Raymond J. McCarthy. In attendance at the commencement of the meeting were the following: Louise M. Palagano, Municipal Clerk/Township Administrator, Paul Lasek, Township Engineer and Brian Aloia, Township Attorney. At this time, Mayor stated that he would like to read a Proclamation entitled, “National Library Worker’s Day-April 17, 2007”. National Library Workers Day Proclamation WHEREAS; there are thousands of public, academic, school, governmental, and specialized libraries in the United States and they provide excellent and invaluable service to library users regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background; and WHEREAS; libraries provide millions of people with the knowledge and information they need to live, learn and work in the 21st Century; and WHEREAS; librarians and library support staff bring the nation a world of knowledge in person and online, as well as personal service and expert assistance in finding what is needed when it is needed; and WHEREAS; it is important to recognize the unique contributions of all library workers and the value to individuals and society of those contributions; and WHEREAS; a steady stream of recruits to library work is necessary to maintain the vitality of library services in today’s information society; and

WHEREAS; librarians and other library workers must be brought to the table at public policy discussions on key issues, such as intellectual freedom, equity of access, and narrowing the digital divide; and

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 WHEREAS; the funding of libraries and salaries for library workers must be increased to attract more talented people to work in our nation’s libraries and to ensure that these vital services are delivered each day; and WHEREAS; libraries, library workers, and library supporters across America are celebrating National Library Workers Day sponsored by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). THEREFORE; be it resolved that I, Raymond J. McCarthy, Mayor of Bloomfield, proclaim today, Tuesday, April 4, 2006, as the third annual “National Library Workers Day.” I encourage everyone in this community to take advantage of the variety of library resources available and to thank library workers for their exceptional contributions to American life. At this time, Mayor McCarthy presented Library Director Gian Hasija with the Proclamation. Councilwoman Maly moved the approval of previous minutes of the Regular Meeting, February 5, 2007, which was seconded by Councilman Tamborini and carried. Mayor McCarthy stated that he would like to recommend the Appointment of Gregory G. Allen to the Bloomfield Cultural Commission. Ms. Palagano stated one written communication was received, dated March 22, 2007, from Elmer J. Herrmann, Jr., Acting Executive Director/Authority Counsel for the Essex County Utilities Authority informing the Mayor and Council that on Saturday, May 5, 2007, the Essex County Utilities Authority will be holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste collection day at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage in Cedar Grove, and Saturday, May 19, 2007 the Essex County Utilities Authority will be holding its annual Computer Electronics collection day at the Turtle Back Zoo Bus Parking Lot in West Orange. She stated that in order to publicize these important environmental events as widely as possible in our Essex County Municipalities, they are requesting that the Township of Bloomfield announce these events at their Municipal Council meetings, and that they be posted on Bloomfield’s web site and display the flyers in any appropriate locations, thank you. At this time, Mayor McCarthy opened the oral portion of the meeting to the public. Nick Joanow, 226 Lakewood Drive, stated that he observed on tonight’s agenda that Resolution 9(13) Updating of FEMA & State Flood Plain Mapping within the Township of Bloomfield is on there, and he is quite elated to see that. He stated that once passed, he is going to be very confident that the Mayor and Council are going to support this. He stated that this will be in line with County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, who has also made this similar request to redo the mapping, because since doing anything with data that is twenty-seven years old is certainly irrelevant, and is not in our best interest. He then stated that as Mayor McCarthy has previously stated, that this mapping will not solve our flooding problems, he agrees that this is not a cure all to the problem, but what it is, and what it will surge to be so that the community is 155

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 fully aware, is bring in the monies that are necessary to control the flooding, especially on the Third River corridor, and throughout the Township. He stated that it is very important that Mayor McCarthy moves forward and remove this flooding problem, and he certainly hopes Mayor McCarthy takes on this responsibility with a supportive Council, and moves forward, thank you. Mayor McCarthy stated that one thing that Mr. Joanow forgot to mention is the fact that the new mapping will identify areas that are no longer a flood zone. Mr. Joanow said that Mayor McCarthy is correct, because there are people who have been paying for flood insurance in the Third Ward, where it was an engineering issue that has been resolved, and this will free residents from the hidden tax, that should be relieved with this updated data. He then stated that he would also like to bring to the Mayor and Council’s attention is the Bloomfield Recycling Committee will be kicking off an Earth Day Celebration at Brookside Park on Sunday, April 27th between 1:00pm and 3:00pm, which is on Earth Day. He stated that the Recycling Committee is looking for the community’s support by bringing their recyclables. He stated that Parkside Pizzeria, Vinnie’s Pizzeria, and Calandra’s Pizzeria will also be supporting the Recycling Committee by supplying food and drink to those who bring their recyclables to the event. He asks that we keep the “Bloom” in Bloomfield, thank you. Mrs. Josephson, 62 Martin Street, stated that she is here this evening to ask for the Mayor and Council’s support with regards to Pulaski Park. She stated that he backyard faces Pulaski Park and there are many problems and issues that need to be addressed. She said that the first issue that she would like to see addressed is to have the basketball hoops removed from behind her property because it is causing a lot of problems with climbing the fences of residents’ properties when the ball goes over the fence. She stated that the residents are afraid if one of these children gets injured on their property, then they are going to be liable. She stated that sometimes rocks are thrown as basket balls into the hoops, and we’ve had problems with people trespassing and coming on to our properties to get their basket ball that goes over the fence. She said that she and the surrounding neighbors cannot enjoy sitting in their backyards, because with the basketball court right behind their properties there is constant foul language, and she has two small children. She stated that there are other problems that need to be addressed such as, the removal of the telephone poles and logs that have been sitting there for two years and its bringing rats back there. She stated that people urinate back there on the logs and it is disgusting. She stated that another issue that needs to be addressed is locking up the entrance on the Pleasant Avenue side at night, because there are people, kids, teenagers and adults, parking their cars on Pleasant Avenue at night, going into the parking lot and doing drugs, and the reason she knows this is because she finds tiny little zip-lock bags on her property. She stated that it is terrible. She then informed the Mayor and Council of the graffiti problem, so she and the residents would like the Mayor and Council’s help in addressing these issues, thank you. Mayor McCarthy stated that there is no reason why these residents have to be subjected to this. 156

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Mrs. Josephson recommended Police presence. She then stated that that there is Police presence early in the morning, but not in the evening. Mayor McCarthy said that one of things that he will do is ask Ms. Palagano, as the Township Administrator to meet with Recreation Director Anthony Nesto, the Police Chief, and Youth Aid Bureau, to see what we could do, thank you. Mrs. Josephson stated that she knows they removed the basketball courts in Brookside Park. Mayor McCarthy stated that was done years ago. Mayor McCarthy then asked Mrs. Josephson to leave her telephone number with Ms. Palagano, so Ms. Palagano could contact her after the meeting. At this time, Councilwoman Dunigan pointed out to Mayor McCarthy that maybe the Board of Health should look into this also. Mayor McCarthy then stated that yes, he agrees, and asked Ms. Palagano to have the Board of Health look into the problem also. Mrs. Josephson then informed the Mayor and Council that their neighborhood watch is having a meeting on Martin Street, on April 26, 2007 at 7:30, so if they are interested in coming they are welcome to attend, thank you. Mrs. Minton, 60 Martin Street, stated that she would like to reiterate what Mrs. Josephson informed the Mayor of, and she would appreciate if something could be done about these problems, thank you. Carol Madden, 204 Jerome Place, stated that now that the Board of Health has made their decision, regarding the funding for these changes, to the Council, and she is referring to the contract being terminated with FOBAS effective August 1, 2007. She stated that because of the responsibility to her as a taxpayer, she expects not to see an increase in her property taxes because of additional monies needed to be found upon the shelter. She stated that she also hopes to not see the number of Euthanasia taking place to increase, because the Town cannot afford them. She stated that the previous FOBAS manager ensured that these expenses were paid, and the decision by the Bloomfield Board of Health to end the FOBAS contract effective April 1, 2007 is a guarantee of one of two scenarios. She stated that first is that the shelter will become a kill facility with the need to keep animals for a specified period of time to keep the cost down, or additional monies will need to be found to keep the shelter expenses at cost, so the animals have additional time and can be adopted out. She asks that the Mayor and Council concentrate on the second one. She stated that these expenses are certainly not limited to laundry, cleaning, feeding expenses, mental care, cat litter, injections, flea medicine, neutering, spading, utilities, snow removal, and she could go on and on. She stated that the previous manager paid for most of this, and since that no longer seems to be the case the cost will need to be kept down if the taxpayers are not the affected. She stated that there are currently three Animal Control Officers (ACO’s) on staff, and one ACO will need to remain in the shelter during operating hours to manage the 157

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 shelter and the others must be prepared to perform the job duties as described in the Health Department Report. She stated that some of these responsibilities include rabies control, West Nile Virus, specimen collection and submission, animal cruelty investigation, enforcement of state and local animal control laws and regulations, illegal animals, licensing of pets, pets running at large, illegal feeding of water fowl and wild life, and nuisance animals. She then asked who will be responsible with managing the volunteers. She stated that the Town says that the volunteers could manage themselves, so what is the plan for securing and unsecuring the shelter to let them in. She stated that yes, there will be volunteers to help clean and care for animals, and she is sure that the thought of an ACO managing the shelter will be considered, but remember, while one ACO is at the shelter, the other will need to be out on the road. She stated that the Board of Health’s decision will place upon the Council the responsibility on whatever monies they will need to run the shelter, and if they determine that the three ACO’s cannot manage the shelter, and a manager needs to be hired, then the salary monies will need to be found. She stated that she is sure that the senior citizens will be thrilled to hear that their taxes will be going up to pay for the additional services of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter. She then asked what will happen if, in order to find the funding, the Council determines that they need to cut one of the other services Bloomfield Social Services provides. She stated that with the Board of Health not taking the reigns, the manager will need to run what is destined to become a municipal shelter, and once this happens, the facility will become a business, so as stockholders, the taxpaying citizens of Bloomfield, will need to sustain itself. She then asked why people, who do not even live in this Town, were allowed to have a say on what happens to the shelter, because it will not be their taxes that go up. She stated that for those who spoke for the Board of Health to take over management, she believes three people, there is only one, who does not pay property taxes, or live in Bloomfield, and the rest live in surrounding areas. She then thanked the Mayor and Council for listening to her, and asks that the Mayor and Council please take all of this into consideration, thank you. Gary Iacobacci, 252 Franklin Street, stated that he is here regarding Home Depot. He stated that he is not sure if the Mayor and Council are aware that there is a vendor concession over there, and unpackaged food is being sold. He stated to give a little history on the situation, when the original Home Depot application was before the Planning Board, a Superior Court Judge deemed it illegal because there were properties included in the redevelopment ordinance that former Township Attorney Vincent Pirone created that were not Town owned properties. They were private properties, so after the application went on for a little while they went to court and Mr. Pirone had to come back and recreate the ordinance, and he thinks Ms. Palagano was on the Council at the time, so she knows the history as well. He stated that when Mr. Pirone recreated the ordinance, he removed the erroneous properties and amazingly, added into this new redevelopment ordinance was that the Home Depot could have a concession, which he fought against, and he believes, and perhaps the Township Attorney could do some research regarding the matter, that part of the 158

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 ordinance was amended and rescinded. But if you go to Home Depot right now, you will see a concession. He stated that also, if he is not mistaken, and again this would have to be researched, the Town Code states that the sale of unpackaged food from vendors is prohibited in Bloomfield. He stated that if you go there now, they are selling all types of sandwiches, which is taking business away from the establishment on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Street, and they pay taxes here in Bloomfield also, so if the Mayor and Council could look into this problem, he would appreciate it, thank you. Councilman Tamborini moved to close the Oral Portion of the meeting, which was seconded by Councilwoman Ritchings and carried. Councilwoman Ritchings submitted the following ordinance on first reading: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 254, VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, §254-64, PARAGRAPH B. (Royal Theatre Parking Lot) BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, as follows: Section 1. Chapter 254 Vehicles and Traffic. §254-64, paragraph B which reads: Royal Theatre Parking Lot, Bloomfield Avenue $0.25 for 2 hrs./12 hrs, (meter 51-95) is hereby amended as follows: Name of Lot (Location) Royal Theatre Parking Lot Bloomfield Avenue
Rate/Time Limit

$0.25 for 2 hrs./15 hrs. (meter #51-95)

Section 3.

All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with the law. On motion of Councilwoman Ritchings seconded by Councilman Hamilton same was passed on first reading: Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Hamilton submitted the following ordinance on first reading: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD ESTABLISHING FEES AND PROCEDURES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MAYOR’S EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH WEDDING AND CIVIL UNION CEREMONIES BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Bloomfield, that the code of the Township of Bloomfield is hereby amended by creating Chapter 118 entitled “Fees/Expenses Wedding and Civil Union Ceremonies” and will read as follows: CHAPTER 118 FEES/EXPENSES WEDDING AND CIVIL UNION CEREMONIES 159

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 118.1 REQUESTS. The Mayor of Township of Bloomfield is hereby authorized to perform wedding and civil union ceremonies for Township residents. The Mayor may in his sole discretion perform wedding and civil union ceremonies for non residents. All requests to have the Mayor perform a wedding or civil union shall be made directly to the Mayor’s office. 118.2 FEE There shall be no fee for any person seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield. However, the Mayor requests that a donation be made to a charity that serves the residents of the Township of Bloomfield.

118.3 REIMBURSEMENT OF MAYOR’S EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH PERFORMANCE OF WEDDING OR CIVIL UNION CEREMONIES. a. Prior approval required. The Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield shall not be reimbursed for any expense or expenditure in connection with performing a wedding or civil union ceremony unless such expenditures have been approved by the governing body before the wedding or civil union ceremony takes place. b. Eligible persons. The Township shall reimburse only proper and reasonable expenses incurred directly by and for the Mayor. Under no circumstances shall the Township reimburse expenses or expenditures on behalf of or as a result of any spouse, child, guest or other person. c. Limitation on expenses. The Township shall be obligated to reimburse only those expenses which are reasonable in nature, as determined by the governing body, and related to the purpose of officiating at the wedding or civil union ceremony. d. Car Allowance

The Township shall reimburse for automobile-related expenses where the Mayor uses his or her own automobile in order to attend a wedding or civil union ceremony and only in such circumstances where the use of a personal automobile is reasonable and appropriate. Said reimbursement shall be limited to automobile expenses based on and calculated as to the miles to and from the ceremony at such rate per mile as allowable by the Internal Revenue Services regulations. e. Other expenses

The Township may reimburse other expenses or expenditures based upon whether the same are reasonable in nature and related to and necessary for the Mayor’s attendance at the 160

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 wedding or civil union ceremony. f. Procedures for approvals

Before incurring any expenses or expenditures in connection with officiating at a wedding or civil union ceremony, the Mayor shall first submit and have approved a proper requisition form, as determined by the Chief Financial Officer, setting forth maximum estimates of all expenditures and expenses to be reimbursed by the Township. The amounts set forth in the requisition form shall be the maximum amounts which the Township is obligated to reimburse.

g.

No reimbursement for non residents

The Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield shall not be reimbursed for any expense or expenditure in connection with performing a wedding or civil ceremony where neither party is a resident of the Township of Bloomfield. All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with the law. On motion of Councilman Hamilton seconded by Councilwoman Spychala same was passed on first reading: Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". At this time, Mayor McCarthy commented that this ordinance is here because he does not charge for weddings, but he does ask that people make a donation to their favorite charity within Bloomfield, but we need to have an ordinance prepared to do this. Councilwoman Spychala submitted the following ordinance on first reading: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,411,340 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $3,255,711 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF. (Various Improvements) BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) AS FOLLOWS: 1. The several improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are hereby respectively authorized to be undertaken by the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey (the “Township”) as general improvements. For the several improvements or purposes described in 161

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Section 3, there are hereby appropriated the respective sums of money therein stated as the appropriation made for each improvement or purpose, such sums amounting in the aggregate to $4,411,340, including $382,360 in State Grants (the “State Grants”) and $618,925 in CDBG Grants (the “CDBG Grants, and together with the State Grants, the “Grants”) and further including the aggregate sum of $154,344 as the several down payments for the improvements or purposes required by the Local Bond Law. The down payments have been made available by virtue of provision for down payment or for capital improvement purposes in one or more previously adopted budgets. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-11, the projects set forth in the second paragraph of Section 3(n) are funded in part by the State Grants and no down payment for such projects are required, however, a down payment of $2,375 has been provided. 2. In order to finance the cost of the several improvements or purposes not covered by application of the several down payments and the Grants referred to in Section 1 hereof, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $3,255,711 pursuant to the Local Bond Law. In anticipation of the issuance of the bonds, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law. 3. The several improvements hereby authorized and the several purposes for which the bonds are to be issued, the estimated cost of each improvement and the appropriation therefor, the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for each improvement and the period of usefulness of each improvement are as follows: Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__ Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Purpose

Period of Usefulness

a) Administration Office The acquisition of equipment, including a podium and microphone for grant-council chambers and carpet for the office, and $3,266 further including all related costs and (includes $950 of expenditures incidental thereto. CDBG Grants)

$2,183

5 years

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Purpose b) Municipal Clerk’s Office The acquisition of equipment, including a chair for the clerk and carpet for the Deputy Clerk, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. Binding of minutes from 1997-present, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

$1,625

$1,541

5 years

$5,766 c) Court The acquisition of equipment, including new chairs for Judge and Court Administrator and a heavy duty shredder, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. d) Fire Department Paving of the front ramp of headquarters and the paving of the parking area of Station #4, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. The acquisition of equipment, including stationwear and turnout out gear, radios and lockers for headquarters and Station #4, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

$5,478

15 years

$3,145

$2,988

5 years

$33,547

$31,870

10 years

$30,402

$28,882

5 years

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Purpose

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

e) Health & Human Services The acquisition of equipment, including a conference table and 8 chairs, 3 file cabinets, a digital scale with BMI, a 5 drawer lateral file cabinet, 3 client chairs, an office desk and office chair, 2 highback office/desk chairs, and 7 box/files, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. Renovations, including the re-paneling of the conference room walls and the removal and replacement of the kitchenette, and further including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. $10,200

$9,688

5 years

$8,387 f) Information Systems The acquisition of equipment, including computer equipment, police computer equipment, phone system upgrades, council tablets, DPW-wireless computer system, and WI-Max Trial for wireless network, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. g) Library The acquisition of books, including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

$7,967

10 years

$197,614

$187,719

5 years

$83,868

$79,675

15 years

h) Personnel Office The acquisition of equipment, including a simplex time stamp machine and a fax machine, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

$1,101

$1,043

5 years

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Purpose i) Police Department The acquisition of 3 sport utility vehicles and equipment, police car equipment for 6 new cars and equipment for 6 new police recruits, including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. j) Police Communications The acquisition of equipment, including 20 handheld police radios, 50 batteries for police radios and 2 24 hour dispatch chairs, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. k) Recreation Department Completion of Clark’s Pond Tennis Court Project and clay and conditioning of athletic fields, including all work and material necessary therefor and incidental thereto. The acquisition of equipment, including an alarm system and a bingo machine, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

$158,301

$150,386

5 years

$33,023

$31,372

5 years

$80,199

$76,189

15 years

$36,902 Various improvements and repairs, consisting of fence repairs and replacement, additional landscaping projects and the painting of the Civic Center, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. $34,071

$35,057

5 years

$32,368

10 years

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Purpose l) Uniform Construction The acquisition of vehicles and equipment, including a new SUV and 2 laptop computers, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

$27,257 Scanning department records to digital system, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. $10,484

$25,894

5 years

$9,959

15 years

m) Department of Public Works The acquisition of vehicles and equipment, including a 31 cy Packer Truck, a street sweeper, a 11cy dump truck and a 12” wood chipper, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto.

$576,594

$547,764

5 years

n) Engineering Various improvements, including Next Phase LEB HVAC improvements, upgrades to Municipal/LFB security, municipal building upgrades, renovations to bathrooms/showers and adding women’s facilities, Collins House Stabilization and Halcyon Park Fountain repair, and further including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. Architectural Study-Animal Shelter, Upper Memorial Park improvements and Memorial Park Skate ramp, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

$638,970

$607,022

10 years

$791,212 (includes $372,360 in State Grants) 166

$414,653

15 years

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Purpose

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

o) Roads Improvements to various roads, including N 17th Street, the resurfacing of JFK Drive North, Ella Street, Day Street, Whittier Terrace, Berkeley Avenue, Weaver Avenue, and Fritz Street, curbs and resurfacing to Baldwin Street, Maple Street, Evelyn Place and Broad Terrace, the resurfacing of the parking lot of the municipal building, and the purchase of a LED traffic signal, and further including all $1,329,284 work and materials necessary therefor and (includes $542,975 incidental thereto and including all related in CDBG Grants and costs and expenditures incidental thereto. $10,000 in State Grants) p) Sewer Maintenance & Lining Storm drainage improvements, stormwater inlet retrofitting for NJDEP stormwater compliance and the cleaning and video inspection of the storm sewer, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

$736,949

10 years

$241,121

$229,065

40 years

q) Shade Tree & Grounds Improvements to the grounds of Boughton Area and the planting of trees and various flowers/shrubs, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

$75,000 (includes $75,000 in CDBG Grants) $4,411,340

$0

N/A

TOTALS

$3,255,711

The excess of the appropriation made for each of the improvements or purposes aforesaid over the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued therefor, as above stated, is the amount of the down payment for each purpose. Section 4. All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer; provided that no note shall mature later than one year from its date. The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief 167

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 financial officer. The chief financial officer shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer’s signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of the Local Bond Law. The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this ordinance is made. Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser. Section 5. The Township hereby certifies that it has adopted a capital budget or a temporary

capital budget, as applicable. The capital or temporary capital budget of the Township is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith. To the extent that the purposes authorized herein are inconsistent with the adopted capital or temporary capital budget, a revised capital or temporary capital budget has been filed with the Division of Local Government Services. Section 6. stated: (a) The purposes described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are not current expenses. They The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and

are all improvements that the Township may lawfully undertake as general improvements, and no part of the costs thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefitted thereby. (b) The average period of usefulness, computed on the basis of the respective amounts of

obligations authorized for each purpose and the reasonable life thereof within the limitations of the Local Bond Law, is 11.43 years. (c) The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared

and filed in the office of the Clerk, and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey. Such statement shows that the gross debt of the Township as defined in the Local Bond Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance by $3,255,711, and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law. (d) An aggregate amount not exceeding $700,000 for items of expense listed in and permitted

under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 is included in the estimated costs indicated herein for the purposes or improvements. Section 7. Any grant moneys received for the purposes described in Section 3 hereof shall be

applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvements or, if other than the Grants referred to in 168

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Section 1 hereof, to payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this ordinance. The amount of obligations authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are so used. Section 8. The chief financial officer of the Township is hereby authorized to prepare and to update from time to time as necessary a financial disclosure document to be distributed in connection with the sale of obligations of the Township and to execute such disclosure document on behalf of the Township. The chief financial officer is further authorized to enter into the appropriate undertaking to provide secondary market disclosure on behalf of the Township pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”) for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of obligations of the Township and to amend such undertaking from time to time in connection with any change in law, or interpretation thereof, provided such undertaking is and continues to be, in the opinion of a nationally recognized bond counsel, consistent with the requirements of the Rule. In the event that the Township fails to comply with its undertaking, the Township shall not be liable for any monetary damages, and the remedy shall be limited to specific performance of the undertaking. Section 9. The full faith and credit of the Township are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance. The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Township, and the Township shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable real property within the Township for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount. Section 10. This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

On motion of Councilwoman Spychala seconded by Councilwoman Dunigan same was passed on first reading: Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Dunigan submitted the following ordinance on first reading: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER UTILITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $139,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $139,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF. (Water Utility)

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) AS FOLLOWS: 1. The several improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are hereby respectively authorized to be undertaken by the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey (the “Township”) as general improvements. For the several improvements or purposes described in Section 3, there are hereby appropriated the respective sums of money therein stated as the appropriation made for each improvement or purpose, such sums amounting in the aggregate to $139,000. No down payment is required as the purposes authorized herein are deemed self-liquidating and the obligations authorized herein are deductible from the gross debt of the Township, as more fully explained in Section 6(e) of this ordinance. 2. In order to finance the cost of the several improvements, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $139,000 pursuant to the Local Bond Law. In anticipation of the issuance of the bonds, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law. 3. The several improvements hereby authorized and the several purposes for which the bonds are to be issued, the estimated cost of each improvement and the appropriation therefor, the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for each improvement and the period of usefulness of each improvement are as follows:

Purpose a) Water Utility Renovations to the finance offices and the engineering offices, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto. The acquisition of equipment, including a laser printer, an air compressor and a pavement cutter, and further including all related costs and expenditures incidental thereto. TOTALS

Appropriation and Estimated __Cost__

Estimated Maximum Amount of Bonds or Notes

Period of Usefulness

$94,415

$94,415

10 years

$44,585

$44,585

5 years

$139,000

$139,000

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 The excess of the appropriation made for each of the improvements or purposes aforesaid over the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued therefore, as above stated, is the amount of the down payment for each purpose. 4. All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer; provided that no note shall mature later than one year from its date. The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief financial officer. The chief financial officer shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer’s signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of the Local Bond Law. The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this ordinance is made. Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

5. The Township hereby certifies that it has adopted a capital budget or a temporary capital budget, as applicable. The capital or temporary capital budget of the Township is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith. To the extent that the purposes authorized herein are inconsistent with the adopted capital or temporary capital budget, a revised capital or temporary capital budget has been filed with the Division of Local Government Services. 6. The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated: (a) The purposes described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are not current expenses. They

are all improvements that the Township may lawfully undertake as general improvements, and no part of the costs thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefitted thereby. (b) The average period of usefulness, computed on the basis of the respective amounts of

obligations authorized for each purpose and the reasonable life thereof within the limitations of the Local Bond Law, is 8.39 years. (c) The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared

and filed in the office of the Clerk, and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of 171

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey. Such statement shows that the gross debt of the Township as defined in the Local Bond Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance by $139,000 and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law. (d) An aggregate amount not exceeding $23,000 for items of expense listed in and permitted

under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 is included in the estimated costs indicated herein for the purposes or improvements. (e) This bond ordinance authorizes obligations of the Township solely for purposes described in

N.J.S.A. 40A:2-7(h). The obligations authorized herein are to be issued for purposes that are deemed to be self-liquidating pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-47(a) and are deductible from gross debt pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-44(c). 7. Any grant moneys received for the purposes described in Section 3 hereof shall be applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvements or to payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this ordinance. The amount of obligations authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are so used. 8. The chief financial officer of the Township is hereby authorized to prepare and to update from time to time as necessary a financial disclosure document to be distributed in connection with the sale of obligations of the Township and to execute such disclosure document on behalf of the Township. The chief financial officer is further authorized to enter into the appropriate undertaking to provide secondary market disclosure on behalf of the Township pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”) for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of obligations of the Township and to amend such undertaking from time to time in connection with any change in law, or interpretation thereof, provided such undertaking is and continues to be, in the opinion of a nationally recognized bond counsel, consistent with the requirements of the Rule. In the event that the Township fails to comply with its undertaking, the Township shall not be liable for any monetary damages, and the remedy shall be limited to specific performance of the undertaking. 9. The full faith and credit of the Township are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance. The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Township, and the Township shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable real property within the Township for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount. This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law. 172

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 10. This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law. On motion of Councilwoman Dunigan seconded by Councilwoman Maly same was passed on first reading: Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". The Municipal Clerk read the following ordinance by title: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 271 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD BY CREATING § 271-11.2 REGULATING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS/STORAGE TRAILERS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY (Portable Storage Containers)

Councilwoman Spychala moved the ordinance just read by the Municipal Clerk be adopted on final reading, which motion was seconded by Councilwoman Dunigan. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". The Municipal Clerk read the following ordinance by title: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AN AERIAL LADDER FIRE TRUCK AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND APPURTENANCES IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $650,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $615,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Mayor McCarthy asked if there were any objections to the ordinance just read by the Municipal Clerk. Councilman Tamborini moved the ordinance just read by the Municipal Clerk be adopted on final reading, which motion was seconded by Councilwoman Ritchings. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Ritchings moved and Councilman Hamilton seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTIONS - NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 15 - 21, 2007

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 WHEREAS, our nation's public, academic, school and specialized libraries provide something for everyone; and WHEREAS, libraries play a vital role in providing millions of people with the resources they need to live, learn and work in the 21st century; and WHEREAS, libraries are changing and dynamic places and librarians are the ultimate search engine, helping people of all ages find the information they need in print and online; and WHEREAS, libraries are part of the American Dream – places for opportunity, education, self-help and lifelong learning; and WHEREAS, libraries bring you a world of knowledge both in person and online, as well as personal service and assistance in finding what you need, when you need it; and WHEREAS, libraries are a key player in the national discourse on intellectual freedom, equity of access, and narrowing the “digital divide”; and

WHEREAS, more individuals must be recruited to the profession of librarianship and to work in libraries to maintain their vitality in today’s changing workplace; and WHEREAS, awareness and support must be increased for libraries, librarians and library workers by raising their visibility in a positive context and by communicating clearly and strongly why libraries are both unique and valuable; and WHEREAS, library users and non-users alike are encouraged to stand up and speak out for libraries and to support library funding efforts; and WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, library workers and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week with The Campaign for America’s Libraries. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield proclaim National Library Week, April 15 - 21, 2007. We encourage all residents to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available and thank their librarians and library workers for making information accessible to all who walk through the library’s doors. Come see why there’s something for everyone at your library. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Maly moved and Councilman Tamborini seconded the adoption of the following resolution: National Autism Month – April 2007 WHEREAS, Autism is a severely incapacitating, lifelong developmental disability, resulting in 174

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 significant impairment of an individual’s ability to learn, develop healthy interactive behaviors, and understand verbal, nonverbal and reciprocal communication; and WHEREAS, Autism is the third most common developmental disability, affecting more than 500,000 individuals nationwide, and 1 out of every 150 individuals in the State of New Jersey; and WHEREAS, Autism is the result of a neurological disorder affecting the functioning of the brain, but few members of the general public understand this complex syndrome; and WHEREAS, although a cure for Autism has not been found, persons with Autism can be helped to reach their greatest potential. Accurate, early diagnosis and the resulting appropriate education and medical treatments are vital to the future growth and development of the individual; and

WHEREAS, various support groups, have dedicated years of service in their ongoing efforts to advocate for the rights, humane treatment, and appropriate education of all persons with Autism; and WHEREAS, these groups remain committed to their cause and to educating families, professionals and the general public to better understand this lifelong disability; and WHEREAS, Autism is a complex disability that requires increased research to one day find a cure and prevention; and greater recognition and understanding to ensure that individuals with Autism living in the Township of Bloomfield and all other Americans with Autism are accurately diagnosed and appropriately treated throughout their lives; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, that April, 2007, be hereby designated as National Autism Awareness Month, in the Township of Bloomfield; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution has been forwarded to Governor Jon Corzine, all Essex County Legislators, and all municipalities in the County of Essex. At this time, Councilwoman Maly stated that the subject of autism is near and dear to her heart because she has a nine year old son with Autism. She stated that she wears an insignia that represents Autism, and if you look at it closely you could see that it looks like a bunch of puzzle pieces, and this is because they are finding that each individual person with this disorder is different. She stated that they have different abilities and different disabilities. She stated that the one thing that she feels is important to mention is “early detection”, in fact, she was a little late in getting here this evening because Channel 4 sponsored a program regarding early detection and the importance of some of the signs to look for, and she thinks it is important for the general public to know that some of the signs are almost a fogginess, little or no eye 175

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 contact, speech deferment, hand motions, tight fists, spinning, limited speech, and in her son she noticed it through sequences. She stated that fifty percent of children, at twelve months, can be diagnosed, and it is an easy way, although it is not foolproof, it can be detected, again, fifty percent of the cases at age twelve months. She then explained that you put the child in front of you, stand in back of the child, and call the child’s name, and if the child does respond, normally, as a child would, then they are fine, but if the child continuously does not look towards you, there should be suspicion, and any cause of suspicion, whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, a pre-school teacher, you should let the parent know, so the child could have a visit to their pediatrician, just to make sure everything is alright. She stated that early detection is worth it, thank you.

At this time, Mayor McCarthy thanked Councilwoman Maly for making a personal issue so public for the community, and with Councilman Maly’s knowledge and help, it is bound to help other people who need it. Councilwoman Maly stated that everyday is a joy, because there are new discoveries everyday, and the Bloomfield Public Schools do great wonders. She stated that she is so proud of them, because they have done great things for her little boy, thank you. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Hamilton moved and Councilwoman Spychala seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION – APPOINTMENT JUDGE CONNOLLY BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield that pursuant to and in accordance with Chapter 12, §12.3 of Code of the Township of Bloomfield, the following appointment is hereby made to the Municipal Court of the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, for a term beginning March 23, 2007 and ending March 22, 2010 at the respective annual salary for such position provided in the general salary ordinance of the Township of Bloomfield Name Joseph T. Connolly, Esq. Position Municipal Judge

BE IT FURTHUR RESOLVED that the Honorable Joseph T. Connolly has agreed to waive any and all rights to receive health, prescription and dental benefits from the Township of Bloomfield. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". 176

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Councilwoman Dunigan moved and Councilwoman Maly seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION – PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR TRAINEE BE IT RESOLVED that the following individual has complied with all of the requirements for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee for the Bloomfield Police Department in the Township of Bloomfield, in the County of Essex, New Jersey:

Gloria Stokeling Bloomfield, NJ 07003 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above individual is hereby appointed to the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee for the Bloomfield Police Department, effective April 16, 2007 at step 1 in the annual salary in effect for such position. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Maly moved and Councilman Tamborini seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION - APPOINTMENT WHEREAS, it is necessary to engage a consultant to prepare the quarterly newsletter for the Township of Bloomfield; and WHEREAS, Patric Communications, 204 South Branch Drive, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey has submitted a satisfactory proposal adaptable to the needs of the Township of Bloomfield, to furnish the necessary consulting services; and WHEREAS, Patric Communications, has indicated that they will provide complete the general contents of the newsletter including, but not limited to, the preliminary production, quarterly writing, client liaison, review process, and quarterly design at a cost of a one time fee of $3,939.93; and WHEREAS, funding is available through the current fund 7-01-20-703-028; and WHEREAS, the Township Administrator, Louise M. Palagano has reviewed the proposal submitted by the professional and recommends that the Mayor and Council approves entering into an agreement with the professional; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield that said proposal of Patric Communications is hereby accepted and the Township does hereby engage said firm to perform the professional services as more fully set forth in said proposal to which reference is made above; and 177

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that he Mayor is hereby authorized to sign and the Clerk to attest and affix the seal of the Township of Bloomfield to an agreement between the Township of Bloomfield, and Patric Communications for professional services to be rendered by them to the Township of Bloomfield, agreeably to the aforementioned proposal. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Tamborini moved and Councilwoman Ritchings seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR APPRAISAL SERVICES WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire Appraisal Services and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the Fair and Open Process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is approximately one (1) year and will end on January 30, 2008; and WHEREAS, Value Research Group, (hereinafter “Professional”) 301 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 104, Livingston, NJ 07039, has submitted a proposal indicating they will provide the service for the amount of $130.00 per hour; and WHEREAS, the Assessor, Joseph J. Pisauro has reviewed the proposal submitted by the professional and recommends that the Mayor and Township Council approves entering into an agreement with the professional based upon his response; and WHEREAS, the Request for Professional Services and the response submitted by the Professional meets the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. seq. “Local Public Contracts Law.” NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter in a contract/retainer agreement beginning April 3, 2007 and ending on January 30, 2008 with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirement for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all of terms contained in the Standardized Requirement for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution/and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professionals response to the request for Professional Services. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Ritchings moved and Councilman Hamilton seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION - REJECTION BID WHEREAS, sealed bids were requested and only one bid was received by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield for 13 Cubic yard dump truck on Monday, January 15, 2007 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey, at 10:00 A.M.; and WHEREAS, the bid response was referred to the Township Engineer for review; and WHEREAS, the Township Engineer after due consideration of the bid submitted, recommends that the bid be rejected due to the cost and further recommends that the Township re-advertise for bids. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield that in accordance with the recommendation of the Township Engineer that the above referred bid be rejected and the Township Engineer is hereby authorized to re-advertise for bids. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Hamilton moved and Councilwoman Spychala seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTIONS – 2006 RESURFACING PROGRAM WHEREAS, sealed bids were received by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield for the 2006 CDBG and Capital Resurfacing Program on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey, at 10:00 A.M.; and WHEREAS, all bids received were referred to the Dewberry Inc. to review the bid response and make a recommendation regarding the award; and 179

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 WHEREAS, Dewberry Inc. recommends that the contract be awarded to Stanizale Construction LLC as the lowest responsible bidder; and WHEREAS, the Township Engineer concurs with the recommendation of Dewberry Inc. that the contract be awarded to the lowest bidder as follows: BIDDER Stanziale Construction LLC 75 Orchard Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003 BID AMOUNT

$358,796.00

WHEREAS, funding is available from the Community Development Block Grant and Various Capital Improvements, accounts numbers B-19-05-280-028, B-19-06-295-02, C-04-55-956-965 and C-0455-969-965. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield that in accordance with the recommendation of the Township Engineer that the contract for the 2006 CDBG and Capital Resurfacing Program is hereby to Stanziale Construction LLC. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Spychala moved and Councilwoman Dunigan seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION – CLEANING SERVICE WHEREAS, sealed bids were received by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield for Cleaning Services for the Municipal Building, Law Enforcement Building and Civic Center on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey, at 10:00 A.M.; and WHEREAS, all bids received were referred to the Township Engineer; and WHEREAS, the Township Engineer after due consideration to each of the bids submitted, recommends that the contract be awarded to the low bidder as followings: Bidder Maverick Building Services Inc. 22 Chestnut Street Rutherford, NJ 07070 Amount $48,588.00 year
Includes alternate for cleaning Civic Center

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 Cleaning Services for the Municipal Building, Law Enforcement Building and Civic Center is hereby to Maverick Building Services Inc.

Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Dunigan moved and Councilwoman Maly seconded the adoption of the following resolution: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR FORESTRY CONSULTING SERVICES WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire a part time Forestry Consultant and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and WHEREAS, it has been determined that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is approximately one (1) year and will end on April 1, 2008; and WHEREAS First Mountain Arboriculture, LLC., Stephen Schuckman proprietor (hereinafter Professional”) has submitted a proposal indicating he will provide the necessary services on a part-time basis at a cost of $75.00 per hour; and WHEREAS, the Township Engineer, Paul Lasek, has reviewed the proposal submitted by the professional and recommends that the Mayor and Council approves entering into an agreement with the professional based upon his response; and WHEREAS, the Request for Professional Services and the response submitted by the Professional meets the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. seq. “Local Public Contracts Law.” NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Mayor to sign an the Clerk to attest and affix the seal of the Township of Bloomfield to a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirement for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all of terms contained in the Standardized Requirement for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution/and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professionals response to the request for Professional Services. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Maly moved and Councilman Tamborini seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION – PMK ENGINEERING SERVICES WHEREAS, it is necessary to engage a consultant to provide professional engineering services to complete a remedial investigation at the Department of Public Works property located at 230 Grove Street to address various New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issues; and WHEREAS, the PMK Group, 65 Jackson Drive, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 has submitted a satisfactory proposal and scope of work adaptable to the needs of the Township of Bloomfield to furnish such expert professional services as set forth in a certain written proposal heretofore submitted to the Township of Bloomfield; and WHEREAS, the fees for said professional services are available from Capital Improvements funding in an amount of not-to-exceed $9,000.00; and WHEREAS, the Township Engineer, Paul Lasek, has reviewed the proposal submitted by the professional and recommends that the Mayor and Township Council approves entering into an agreement with the professional based upon his response; and WHEREAS, Section 40A:11-5 of the Local public Contracts Law exempts professional service contracts from public bidding. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield that the said proposal of the PMK Group is hereby accepted and the Township does hereby engage said firm to perform the additional professional services as more fully set forth in said proposal to which reference is made above; and

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that he Mayor is hereby authorized to sign and the Clerk to attest and affix the seal of the Township of Bloomfield to an agreement between the Township of Bloomfield, and PMK Group for professional services to be rendered by them to the Township of Bloomfield, agreeably to the aforementioned proposal Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Tamborini moved and Councilwoman Ritchings seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION – BICYCLE AUCTION WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has approximately 60 Bicycles which have come into the possession of the Bloomfield Police Department and such articles of personal property have remained in the possession of the Police Department for six months or more and the owner or owners of said articles of personal property are unknown and cannot be found or refused to receive such articles of personal property; and WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield desires to authorize the sale of said Bicycles at public sale pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-36, to the highest bidder. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, Essex County, State of New Jersey, as follows: 1. The Township of Bloomfield hereby declares that the Bicycles are not needed for public use. 2. The Township of Bloomfield, its officers and attorney, are hereby authorized and directed to take any and all steps necessary to proceed with a public sale of said Bicycles at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 30th. 3. A notice of the date, time and place of the public sale together with a description of said equipment and condition of sale, shall be published in the Independent Press with the sale being held not less than seven (7) nor more than fourteen (14) days after publication of said notice. The equipment will be sold to the highest bidder above the minimum bid price. 4. No limit shall be placed on the number of Bicycles that can be purchased by any one bidder. 5. This resolution shall take immediately. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Ritchings moved and Councilman Hamilton seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 RESOLUTION BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD RECOMMENDING AND REQUESTING THE NEW JERSEY 183

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (NJDEP) TO INVESTIGATE AND AUTHORIZE UPDATED STUDIES OF PREVIOUSLY STUDIED STREAMS AND FLOODPLAINS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Mayor and Council that the various streams located within the Municipal Boundaries of the Township of Bloomfield were last studied by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) more than twenty-five (25) years ago; and WHEREAS, these streams include, the Second River, Toney’s Brook and the Third River; and WHEREAS, the potential exists that the floodplain limits along these streams may have changed due to development or modification of the stream crossings along these streams; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are of the opinion that updated stream studies would benefit the Township of Bloomfield and its residents; and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield recommend that the NJDEP investigate the need for new stream studies and perform such studies of the streams and floodplains within the Township of Bloomfield to reflect current hydrologic and hydraulic conditions. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council direct the Township Engineer to contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and notify the NJDEP of this request and report back to the Mayor and Council with the NJDEP’s response. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilman Hamilton moved and Councilwoman Spychala seconded the adoption of the following resolution: 2007 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION # 2 WHEREAS, an emergency condition has arisen and no adequate provision has been made in the 2007 temporary appropriations, and N.J.S. 40A:4-20 provides for the creation of an emergency temporary appropriation; and

WHEREAS, the total emergency temporary resolutions adopted in the year 2007 pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S. 40A:4-20 including this resolution total $14,231,030.56 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by not less than a 2/3 vote of all the members thereof affirmatively concurring that in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S. 40A:4-20. 1. Emergency temporary appropriations be and the same are hereby made for: TITLE ACCOUNT NUMBER AMOUNT

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7-01-34-832-150

$165,000.00

2. That said emergency temporary appropriations will be provided for in the 2007 budget under the corresponding titles. 3. That one certified copy of this resolution be filed with the Director of Local Government Services. Roll call vote showed the following: (Ms.) Maly, (Mr.) Tamborini, (Ms.) Ritchings, (Mr.) Hamilton, (Ms.) Spychala, (Ms.) Dunigan and Mayor McCarthy voting "aye". Councilwoman Spychala moved that the following be awarded a license for 2007: RAFFLE LICENSE Jerry Speziale Community Outreach Foundation 401 Hamburg Turnpike P.O. Box 3690 Wayne, NJ 07470 MUSIC MACHINE LICENSE Oak Tavern 412 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield, NJ 07003 OPEN AIR PARKING LICENSE Bloomfield Auto Body 236 Broad Street Bloomfield, NJ 7003 LANDSCAPER’S LICENSES Joseph Bocchiaro Bocchiaro Landscaping 47 Spring Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (Renewal- 3 Vehicles) (Renewal) (Renewal) (Off-Premise Merchandise Raffle)

LANDSCAPER’S LICENSES (Continued) Ronald Scholtz Ronald Scholtz Landscaping 51 Hollybrook Road Paramus, NJ 07652 (Renewal- 2 Vehicles)

LIMOUSINE OPERATOR’S LICENSE Karam Shuaib 195 Min Street, Apt. B Little Falls, NJ 07424 (New)

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Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 April 2, 2007 TAXICAB OPERATOR’S LICENSE Clement Ngai 245 Ampere Parkway Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (New)

which motion was seconded by Councilwoman Dunigan and carried. At this time, Ben Amos, County Representative, stated that he has nothing to report this evening. Councilwoman Dunigan moved for adjournment, which motion was seconded by Councilwoman Maly and carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:23 PM.

______________________________ Louise M. Palagano Municipal Clerk

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