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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.             By posting such notice on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, and
              2.            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




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        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
        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


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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 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


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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.
        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


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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 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


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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 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:


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        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)                   Rate/Time Limit

Royal Theatre Parking Lot            $0.25 for 2 hrs./15 hrs.
Bloomfield Avenue                    (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
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.




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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
       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.




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         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
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



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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     Estimated Maximum
                                             and Estimated     Amount of Bonds or    Period of
                Purpose                        __Cost__                Notes         Usefulness

a) Administration Office
The acquisition of equipment, including
a podium and microphone for grant-
council chambers and carpet for the
office, and further including all related        $3,266              $2,183            5 years
costs and expenditures incidental thereto. (includes $950 of
                                            CDBG Grants)




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.
                                                $1,625               $1,541            5 years
Binding of minutes from 1997-present,
including all work and materials
necessary therefor and incidental thereto.
                                                $5,766               $5,478            15 years




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                                                Appropriation   Estimated Maximum
                                                and Estimated   Amount of Bonds or   Period of
                  Purpose                         __Cost__              Notes        Usefulness
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.                                           $3,145             $2,988           5 years

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.                               $33,547            $31,870          10 years

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.               $30,402           $28,882           5 years



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                             $9,688           5 years
thereto.                                          $10,200
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.

                                                   $8,387             $7,967          10 years



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                                               Appropriation   Estimated Maximum
                                               and Estimated   Amount of Bonds or   Period of
                 Purpose                         __Cost__              Notes        Usefulness

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.       $197,614          $187,719           5 years

g) Library
The acquisition of books, including all
related costs and expenditures incidental
thereto.                                         $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

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.             $158,301          $150,386           5 years

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.       $33,023            $31,372           5 years




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                                             Appropriation   Estimated Maximum
                                             and Estimated   Amount of Bonds or   Period of
                Purpose                        __Cost__              Notes        Usefulness

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.                            $80,199            $76,189          15 years

The acquisition of equipment, including
an alarm system and a bingo machine,
and further including all related costs
and expenditures incidental thereto.
                                               $36,902            $35,057           5 years

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           $32,368          10 years



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.                            $27,257            $25,894           5 years

Scanning department records to digital
system, including all work and materials
necessary therefor and incidental thereto.
                                               $10,484             $9,959          15 years




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                                               Appropriation      Estimated Maximum
                                               and Estimated      Amount of Bonds or   Period of
                Purpose                          __Cost__                 Notes        Usefulness

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,              $638,970             $607,022          10 years
Upper Memorial Park improvements
and Memorial Park Skate ramp,
including all work and materials
necessary therefor and incidental thereto.


                                                    $791,212          $414,653          15 years
                                             (includes $372,360
                                               in State Grants)




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                                                Appropriation       Estimated Maximum
                                                and Estimated       Amount of Bonds or   Period of
                Purpose                           __Cost__                  Notes        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 work and
materials necessary therefor and             $1,329,284                 $736,949          10 years
incidental thereto and including all (includes $542,975
related costs and expenditures incidental in CDBG Grants
thereto.                                   and $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.        $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                 $0               N/A
                                             (includes $75,000 in
                                                CDBG Grants)

TOTALS                                           $4,411,340             $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.


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          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 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.     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 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


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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 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.




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       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)

       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:



                                             Appropriation      Estimated Maximum
                                             and Estimated      Amount of Bonds or       Period of
                Purpose                        __Cost__                 Notes            Usefulness

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                                            Appropriation      Estimated Maximum
                                            and Estimated      Amount of Bonds or      Period of
               Purpose                        __Cost__                 Notes           Usefulness

a) Water Utility
Renovations to the finance offices and
the engineering offices, including all
work and materials necessary therefor
and incidental thereto.                        $94,415               $94,415             10 years

The acquisition of equipment,
including a laser printer, an air
compressor and a pavement cutter, and
further including all related costs and        $44,585               $44,585             5 years
expenditures incidental thereto.

               TOTALS                         $139,000               $139,000


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.




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       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 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.


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       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.
       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
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           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
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    following resolution:
            2007 RESOLUTIONS - NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 15 - 21, 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


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        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 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
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        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 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.


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        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                                         Position

          Joseph T. Connolly, Esq.                             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".
        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:




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                                            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
        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".

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        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
        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


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        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
        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:

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                    BIDDER                                       BID AMOUNT

Stanziale Construction LLC
75 Orchard Street                                                  $358,796.00
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

       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-04-55-969-965.
       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                                           Amount

Maverick Building Services Inc.                                $48,588.00 year
22 Chestnut Street
Rutherford, NJ 07070                               Includes alternate for cleaning Civic Center


       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of
Bloomfield that in accordance with recommendation of the Township Engineer that the contract for
the Cleaning Services for the Municipal Building, Law Enforcement Building and Civic Center is
hereby to Maverick Building Services Inc.



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        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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        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".

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       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
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
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        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

Capital Improvements –
Excluded from “CAPS”
Capital Improvement Fund                      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               (Off-Premise Merchandise Raffle)
Outreach Foundation
401 Hamburg Turnpike
P.O. Box 3690
Wayne, NJ 07470

MUSIC MACHINE LICENSE
Oak Tavern                             (Renewal)
412 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
OPEN AIR PARKING LICENSE
Bloomfield Auto Body                   (Renewal)
236 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 7003
LANDSCAPER’S LICENSES
Joseph Bocchiaro                       (Renewal- 3 Vehicles)
Bocchiaro Landscaping
47 Spring Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003


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LANDSCAPER’S LICENSES (Continued)
Ronald Scholtz                        (Renewal- 2 Vehicles)
Ronald Scholtz Landscaping
51 Hollybrook Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
LIMOUSINE OPERATOR’S LICENSE
Karam Shuaib                          (New)
195 Min Street, Apt. B
Little Falls, NJ 07424
TAXICAB OPERATOR’S LICENSE
Clement Ngai                          (New)
245 Ampere Parkway
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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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