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

                                                     AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                     MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2004
(Follows Agenda Conference)

COUNCIL CHAMBERS                              MUNICIPAL BUILDING

ROLL CALL

Council Members:                              Cate Carley
                                              Robert W. Fisher
                                              Robert E. Hitchcock
                                              Margaret Mary Jones
                                              Frank Righetti
                                              Nathan A. Rudy
                                              Daniel Glicklich, Council President

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Statement of Compliance as to Notice of Meeting

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:

              Regular Meeting of January 12, 2004                                             Roll Call

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 04-03, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND
         APPROVING THE SALE OF THE VACATED PORTIONS OF HAROLD
         AND HOWARD STREETS TO V.I.P. HONDA

              Reading of title by the Clerk

              PUBLIC COMMENT

              Hearing closed.




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RESOLUTIONS:
Mrs. Jones:
02-23-04-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 04-03                                        Roll Call

Mr. Rudy:
02-23-04-02   ORDINANCE NO. 04-04, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
              SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
              CHAPTER VII, ENTITLED “TRAFFIC,” SCHEDULE VI, ENTITLED
              “TRUCKS OVER FOUR TONS” TO EXCLUDE TRUCKS OVER FOUR
              TONS FROM THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF JOHNSTON DRIVE EAST OF
              WATCHUNG AVENUE, be read by its title by the Clerk                                   Roll Call

              Reading of title by the Clerk

APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR:

              ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

              Joseph Villa - balance of unexpired term expiring January 1, 2005

              SENIOR CITIZEN/COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE:

              Donald P. Carter, Jr. - Representative of Recreation, term expiring January 1, 2005
              Mabel “Skip” Hansen - Representative of the General Public, term expiring January 1, 2005

CONSENT AGENDA

              Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mrs. Carley:
02-23-04-03 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                           Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

              a. Authorizing the submission of an application for funding from the New
                 Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety

              b. Authorizing the issuance of licenses to West End School PTA for two
                 on-premises raffles to be held on May 15, 2004 at 447 Greenbrook Road

              c. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain real estate tax
                 overpayments

              d. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of February 23, 2004


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REPORTS 2003:

              November/December Monthly: Department of Fire Prevention and Protection

              Annual: Tax Collector

COMMUNICATIONS:

 Courier News                                  Re: Proof pub. intro. Ord. #04-03

 NJ Transportation Conference & Expo           Re: TransAction Conference
 c/o Morris County DOT

 Vastola, Fackelman & Sullivan                 Re: Notice of hearing before the North Plainfield Board
 Attorneys for Applicant                       of Adjustment on Feb. 18, 2004 to consider the
 Middlesex, NJ                                 application of Satellite Builders, LLC to construct a
                                               single family dwelling on property known as 410 West
                                               End Avenue
 Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders   Re: Somerset County to Honor Outstanding Women at
                                               March 12 Dinner
 Comcast of The Plainfields                    Re: Program Changes
 Union, NJ

 Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders   Re: 2004 County/Municipal Open Space Partnership
                                               Grants
 NJ State League of Municipalities             Re: Update on Affordable Housing and Extended COAH
                                               Certification Litigation
 Phyllis North                                 Re: Complaint of garbage and trash on the streets, curbs,
 North Plainfield, NJ                          sidewalks and yards-Harrison and Wilson Avenues
 NJ Council on Affordable Housing              Re: Newsletter, January 2004
 Trenton, NJ

 Somerset County Commission on the Status of   Re: Celebration of Women’s History Month
 Women

 The West End School Service Club              Re: Request from the children of West End School to
                                               make a presentation at a Council meeting on a character
                                               development project to help them become good citizens




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 Communications - continued:

 NJ State League of Municipalities     Re: League Marketing Seminar - Smart Growth and Your
                                       Community: Current Initiatives for Future Generations
 NJ State League of Municipalities     Re: S-128, Outlaws Punitive Damages
 Comcast of The Plainfields            Re: New Spanish-language packages
 Union, NJ
 Raritan Valley Community College      Re: Newsletter, February 2004
 Township of Green Brook               Re: Resolution opposing the State’s actions concerning
                                       the “Property Tax Reimbursement Program”


 Township of Green Brook               Re: Resolution supporting A-618, providing school
                                       districts with equal funding for new construction where
                                       existing facilities are considered unfit for rehabilitation
                                       for health reasons
 Timothy M. Stys, Board Secretary      Re: Accepting Federal funding from FEMA covering
 North Plainfield Board of Education   costs for emergency work incurred during Feb. 17-18,
                                       2003 snow storm and thanking the Borough Finance
                                       Department for making the Board aware of the
                                       opportunity and submitting the application on its behalf.
 Vastola, Fackelman & Sullivan         Re: Anita Builders, LLC vs. Zoning Board of Adjustment
 Attorneys for Plaintiff               of the Borough of North Plainfield
 Middlesex, NJ




PUBLIC COMMENT


COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL


ADJOURNMENT




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