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									                                   BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
                                           263 Somerset Street
                                       North Plainfield, New Jersey

                                                    AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                         MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBERS                              MUNICIPAL BUILDING                                 7:30
P.M.

ROLL CALL

Council Members:                              Michael Giordano Jr.
                                              Robert E. Hitchcock
                                              Margaret Mary Jones
                                              Frank Righetti
                                              Douglas M. Singleterry
                                              Frank “Skip” Stabile
                                              Nathan A. Rudy, Council President

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting

SWEARING IN BY THE MAYOR:

       Philip J. Kika to the position of Probationary Firefighter/EMT in the North Plainfield
       Fire Department

PUBLIC COMMENT
General public comments shall be limited to five minutes for each individual.
(Rule 29 of the Borough Council’s Rules of Order)

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES:

              Agenda Conference and Special Meeting of September 12, Board of Health
              Meeting and Regular Meeting of September 19, and Regular Meeting of
              October 3, 2005                                                                   Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 05-26, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
         SUPPLEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 96-30, GOVERNING THE SALARIES OF
         CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
         (Exempt Employees), be read by its title by the Clerk

              Reading of title by the Clerk



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Hearing/Ord. No. 05-26 - continued:

               PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION:        Close public hearing                                                                    Roll Call

RESOLUTIONS:
Mrs. Jones:
01-23-06-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 05-26                                            Roll Call

Mr. Rudy:
01-23-06-02    ORDINANCE NO. 06-01, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND, REVISE AND
               SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
               COUNTY OF SOMERSET, CHAPTER XXII, ENTITLED “LAND
               DEVELOPMENT,” MOST NOTABLY SECTION 22-102.1 “ZONES” BY
               AMENDING THE DESIGNATION OF AN R-9 AGE RESTRICTED
               COMMUNITIY (ARC) RESIDENCE ZONE, be read by its title by the Clerk                      Roll Call

               Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Singleterry:
01-23-06-03 ORDINANCE NO. 06-02, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
               SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
               CHAPTER IV, ENTITLED “GENERAL LICENSING,” SECTION 4-1,
               ENTITLED “TAXICABS,” be read by its title by the Clerk                                  Roll Call

               Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Stabile:
01-23-06-04    ORDINANCE 06-03, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE
               OF A SENIOR CITIZEN BUS FOR THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD,
               IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (THE
               “BOROUGH”) APPROPRIATING $62,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING
               THE ISSUANCE OF $38,600 BONDS AND NOTES OF THE BOROUGH TO
               FINANCE PART OF THE COSTS THEREOF, be read by its title by the Clerk                    Roll Call

               Reading of title by the Clerk

Mr. Giordano:
01-23-06-05 Authorizing the submission of an application and execution of an agreement for funding
              from the State of New Jersey to carry out a project to supplement the cost to rehabilitate
              the municipal building




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APPOINTMENTS BY COUNCIL REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

     BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

                Alfred Zarnowski                         Four-year term
                Donald P. Carter, Jr.                    One-year unexpired term
                Heather Jones DeGeorge, Alternate No.1   Two-year term

     BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER TO THE MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE:

                Douglas M. Singleterry                   One-year term

     COUNCIL MEMBER TO THE LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                Frank “Skip” Stabile                     One-year term

     COUNCIL MEMBER AS CLASS III MEMBER TO THE PLANNING BOARD:

                Frank Righetti                           One-year term

     COUNCIL MEMBER TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:

                Michael Giordano Jr.                     One-year term

     COUNCIL MEMBER TO YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION:

                Douglas M. Singleterry                   One-year term

     COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                Frank “Skip” Stabile                     One-year term
                Nathan A. Rudy, Alternate                One-year term

NOMINATION BY COUNCIL FOR APPOINTMENT BY SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF
CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

     SOMERSET COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COUNCIL:

                Nathan A. Rudy                           One-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL LIAISONS FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS:

     BOARD OF EDUCATION:                                 Margaret Mary Jones

      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:                    Douglas M. Singleterry
Appointment of Council Liaisons–continued:



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    PARKING AUTHORITY:                                   Frank Righetti

    RENT STABILIZATION BOARD:                            Margaret Mary Jones

    SHADE TREE ADVISORY BOARD:                           Robert E. Hitchcock

    SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE:                            Frank “Skip” Stabile

APPOINTMENT BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL MEMBER:

    SEWER USAGE CHARGE BOARD OF APPEALS:

              Nathan A. Rudy                             One-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

    BOROUGH TREASURER:

              Kathleen Intravartolo                      One-year term

    MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS:

              Eric M. Winston, Esq., Prosecutor          One-year terms
              Jerrold Kaminsky, Esq., First Alternate
              Philip G. George, Esq., Second Alternate

    GARDEN STATE MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND:

              James F. Rodino, Fund Commissioner         One-year term
              David E. Hollod, Alternate Commissioner    One-year term

    RECYCLING COORDINATOR:

              Cynthia Danois                             One-year term

    LICENSED SEWER OPERATOR:

              Robert A. Villée                           One-year term




APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR TO BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS REQUIRING
COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:




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      OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COUNCIL
      (One-year terms):

                    Norman Jenkins                        Deputy Coordinator
                    Chief William G. Parenti              Police Department
                    Chief William F. Eaton                Fire Department
                    Brian Martin                          Emergency Medical Services
                    David E. Hollod                       Mayor’s Representative
                    Robert E. Hitchcock                   Council Member
                    Eric Martin Bernstein, Esq.           Municipal Attorney
                    Michael Giordano Jr.                  Citizen -at-Large
                    Frank “Skip” Stabile                  Citizen-at-Large
                    Jack Zeller                           Citizen-at-Large
                    Joann Righetti                        Health
                    John C. Langenbach                    Media
                    Catina M. Totten                      Public Works
                    Dr. Harry Allen                       Hazardous Materials
                    Gina M. Lewis                         Shelter

      ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

                    Dr. Harry L. Allen                    Three-year term
                    Michael J. Bellew                     Three-year term

      GREEN BROOK FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION:

                    William F. Crosby III, Alternate      One-year term

      LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                    Michael P. Castro                     Three-year term
                    Patricia Stabile                      Three-year term

      MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE:

                    One-year terms:
                    Dr. Marilyn Birnbaum                        Superintendent of Schools
                    Raymond P. DeMarco, Esq.              Municipal Court Judge
                    Two-year terms:
                    Ruth de Bang                          Public Citizen
                    Eric Fowler                           Youth Services Commission
                    Rev. Kenneth Gorman                   Religious Community
Appointments to Municipal Alliance Committee–continued:

                    Alejandro Kuga                        Public Citizen
                    Laurence Van Winkle                   Public Citizen



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      RENT STABILIZATION BOARD:

                   Dori N. Ellis                  Three-year term
                   Bart Thomas                    Three-year term

      SEWER USAGE CHARGE BOARD OF APPEALS:

                   Tom Fagan                      One-year term

      YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION:

                   Brenda Allen                   Three-year term
                   Eric Fowler                    Three-year term

APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

      BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS:

                   Thomas J. Allen                Five-year term
                   Angelo Costello                Five-year term
                   Douglas Spontak                Fire-year term

      ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                   Tom Fagan                      Two-year term
                   Leonard W. Lange               Two-year term
                   Jennifer Lippitt               One-year term

      ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

                   Dr. Harry L. Allen             Three-year term
                   Michael J. Bellew              Three-year term

      HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

                   Heather Jones DeGeorge         Three-year unexpired term




Appointments–continued:

      PLANNING BOARD:

                   Maureen Coxwell                Four-year term



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                   Tom Fagan                           Four-year term
                   David E. Hollod (Class II)          One-year term
                   Mary H. Forbes, Alternate No. 2     Two-year term

      PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE:

                   Vincent Talmo                       Four-year term

      SENIOR CITIZEN/COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE (One-year terms):

                   Janet L. Apgar                      Vermeule Arts
                   Dori N. Ellis                       Girl Scouts
                   Mabel “Skip” Hansen                 General Public
                   Robert E. Hitchcock                 Council Member
                   Rose C. McConnell                   General Public
                   Susan Popik                         Recreation
                   Robert Schell                       Senior Citizens Club

      SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

                   James F. Rodino                     One-year term
                   Janice G. Allen, Alternate          One-year term

      SPECIAL EVENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                   Patrick Carotenuto                  Two-year term
                   Joseph Irovando                     One-year term
                   Valerie Wright                      One-year term

NOMINATION BY MAYOR FOR APPOINTMENT BY SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN
FREEHOLDERS:

      SOMERSET COUNTY CULTURAL AND HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

                   Frank “Skip” Stabile                One-year term

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 1

            Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Jones:
01-23-06-06 Approving Consent Agenda No. 1                                    Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 1 RESOLUTIONS:




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              a. Confirming the appointment of members to the Board of Adjustment

              b. Confirming the appointment of Board of Health member to the Municipal
                 Alliance

              c. Confirming the appointment of Council Member to the Library Advisory
                 Committee

              d. Confirming the appointment of Council Member to the Planning Board

              e. Confirming the appointment of Council Member to the Property Maintenance
                 Committee

              f. Confirming the appointment of Council Member to the Youth Services
                 Commission

              g. Confirming the appointment of Council Members to the Somerset County
                 Community Development Committee

              h. Confirming the recommendation of Council Member to the Somerset County
                 Solid Waste Advisory Council

              i. Confirming the appointment of Borough Treasury

              j. Confirming the appointment of Municipal Prosecutors

              k. Confirming the appointments of Fund Commissioner and Alternate
                 Commissioner to the Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

              l. Confirming the appointment of Recycling Coordinator

              m. Confirming the appointment of Licensed Sewer Operator

              n.   Confirming the appointment of members to the Office of Emergency
                   Management/Local Emergency Planning Council

              o. Confirming the appointment of member to the Green Brook Flood Control
                 Commission

Resolutions-continued:

              p.   Confirming the appointment of members to the Library Advisory Committee

              q.   Confirming the appointment of members to the Municipal Alliance
                   Committee




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               r. Confirming the appointment of members to the Rent Stabilization Board

               s. Confirming the appointment of member to the Sewer Usage Charge Board of
                  Appeals

               t. Confirming the appointment of members to the Youth Services
                  Commission

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2

              Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Singleterry:
01-23-06-07 Approving Consent Agenda No. 2                                                      Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2 RESOLUTIONS:

              a. Certification of examination of the 2004 Annual Audit of the Borough
                 of North Plainfield

              b. Approving the Corrective Action Plan in connection with the 2004 Annual
                 Audit

              c. Amending Rule 29 of the Borough Council’s Rules of Order to give residents
                 of the Borough of North Plainfield the first opportunity to address the
                 Council, followed by non-residents

              d. Authorizing the execution of a Proposal for Management Consultant Services
                 for the Borough of North Plainfield and the North Plainfield School District
                 with Jersey Professional Management and rescinding Resolution No. 01-09-
                 06-04g

              e. Authorizing execution of Proposal from PMK Group for Engineering Services
                 for 2006



Resolutions-continued:

              f. Authorizing the execution of an Agreement with Lefsky Planning for planning
                 and management services in fulfillment of the Smart Future Grant from the
                 Office of Smart Growth

              g. Authorizing the execution of an Agreement with Lefsky Planning in
                 connection with Municipal Planning Partnership – Elder Housing Study



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             h. Authorizing the execution of an Agreement with David E. Hollod as Business
                Administrator of the Borough of North Plainfield effective February 28, 2005

             i.    Establishing the mileage reimbursement rate for the business use of a personal
                   vehicle for calendar year 2006

              j.   Authorizing the Borough Treasurer to refund certain dumpster fee

              k. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of January 23, 2006

REPORTS 2005:

             November Monthly: Department of Fire Prevention and Protection

COMMUNICATIONS:

 Courier News                                       Re: Proof pub. Summary of 2004 Audit Report; intro.
                                                    Ord. #05-25 and Ord. #05-26; adopt. Ord. #05-25
 NJ State League of Municipalities                  Re: Quarterly Report on the Activities of NJLM
 NJ State League of Municipalities                  Re: Bills on Governor’s Desk
 NJ Division of Local Government Services           Re: New Pay-to-Play Law Affecting Local Units
                                                    effective Jan. 5, 2006
 William M. Campbell                                Re: Legal Notice: Intent to File Suit
 8 Interhaven Avenue
 North Plainfield, NJ


 NJ State League of Municipalities                  Re: Healthy Community and Bills on Governor’s desk
 Public Service Electric and Gas Company            Re: Winter Heating Costs
 Newark, NJ

 NJ State League of Municipalities                  Re: Time of Decision Rule and Status Update

 Communications-continued:

 NJ Division of Local Government Services           Re: General LOSAP Reminders and LOSAP CY 2005
                                                    Annual Award Increases
 Robert A. Rusignola, Esq.                          Re: North Plainfield Borough Ordinance Amendment –
 Short Hills, NJ                                    Section 22-102.2

 Senator Nicholas P. Scutari                        Re: North Plainfield selected by the NJ Department of
 NJ Senate, 22nd District                           Transportation to receive funding from the 2006


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                                   Transportation Trust Fund Municipal Aid Formula
                                   Program for the Lewis Street and DeLacy Drive projects.
 NJ Historic Preservation Office   Re: 2005/06 Historic Preservation Fund CLG (Certified
                                   Local Government) Grant Application
 Plainfield Area Humane Society    Re: Activity Report for December 2005
 Plainfield, NJ

 Comcast                           Re: Effective Feb. 1, 2006, NASCAR IN CAR will be
 Union, NJ                         added to Comcast iN Demand Channels 503-507



PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL


ADJOURNMENT




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