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

                                                   AGENDA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING                                                             MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBERS                              MUNICIPAL BUILDING                                 8:00 P.M.

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

SWEARING IN BY THE MAYOR:

              Sabrina Leigh Romasz to the position of Probationary Police Officer

              Roberto F. DeJesus to the position of Probationary Police Officer

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

HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. 04-11, AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND
         SUPPLEMENT THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD
         CHAPTER VII, ENTITLED “TRAFFIC,” AND CHAPTER VIII, ENTITLED
         “PARKING LOTS AND PARKING METERS”

              Reading of title by the Clerk

              PUBLIC COMMENT

RESOLUTIONS:
Mr. Fisher:
06-21-04-01 Adoption and advertising of Ordinance No. 04-11                                       Roll Call


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Resolutions-continued:

Mr. Hitchcock:
06-21-04-02 Authorizing the execution of an Amendment to the Somerset County CDBG/HOME
              Cooperative Agreement for the years 2005-2007                                         Roll Call

Mrs. Jones:
06-21-04-03   Authorizing the submission of an application for funding from the Sharing Available
              Resources Efficiently (SHARE) Program administered by the State of New Jersey         Roll Call
              Program                                                                               Roll Call

Mr. Rudy:
06-21-04-04   Authorizing the submission of applications for funding from the New Jersey
              Department of Transportation Grant Programs                                           Roll Call

Mrs. Carley:
06-21-04-05 Requesting that the New Jersey Department of Transportation extend the contract
             award period for Westervelt Avenue until October 1, 2004                               Roll Call

Mr. Fisher
06-21-04-06   Requesting additional funds from the New Jersey Department of Transportation
              for the Local Aid Project previously approved for Westervelt Avenue and
              authorizing the execution of agreement                                                Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA

              Statement by Council President

RESOLUTION:
Mr. Hitchcock
06-21-04-07 Approving the Consent Agenda                                                            Roll Call

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS:

              a. Appointing Sabrina Leigh Romasz as a probationary full-time member of the
                 North Plainfield Police Department, effective June 21, 2004

              b. Appointing Roberto F. DeJesus as a probationary full-time member of the
                 North Plainfield Police Department, effective June 7, 2004

              c. Authorizing the issuance of a permit to the North Plainfield Rescue Squad for
                 Charitable Solicitation at the intersection of Somerset Street and Jackson and
                 Park Avenues on June 26-27; July 17-18, 24-25; August 21-22, 28-29;
                 September 18-19; 25-26, 2004 between the hours of 10:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m.




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Resolutions-continued:

              d.   Authorizing the execution of an Interlocal Services Agreement with the
                   Borough of Watchung providing for sharing of a radio repeater communication
                   system and for its initial cost of acquisition

              e.   Authorizing a limited trial change of time from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for refuse
                   pickup on Somerset Street from Craig Place to Jackson Avenue for the purpose
                   of relieving traffic problems

              f.   Authorizing the issuance of an Indoor Pistol and Rifle Range license to
                   Ray’s Sport Shop, Inc., 559 Route 22 for the period July 1, 2004 through
                   June 30, 2005

              g. Authorizing the issuance of Retail Consumption, Distribution or Club
                 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30,
                 2005 to the following:

                    1.   L. Penaloza, L.L.C., t/a The Bridge
                    2.   La Reina Del Sur LLC, t/a La Reina Del Sur
                    3.   El Salvador, Inc., t/a Tesoro Salvadoreno Restaurant
                    4.   164 Somerset St., LLC, t/a Top Shelf
                    5.   Clinton Liquors of North Plainfield, Inc., t/a Clinton Liquors
                    6.   Star Discount Liquors, Inc., t/a Star Discount Liquors
                    7.   Italian-American Social Club of North Plainfield, N.J., Inc.
                    8.   Ruby Tuesday, Inc. t/a Ruby Tuesday
                    9.   WCNP, Inc., t/a Wine Country
                   10.   Multiservices Group, LLC, t/a North Plainfield Discount Liquors
                   11.   Herb’s Somerset Liquors, Inc., t/a Herb’s Liquors
                   12.   Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Plainfield Lodge #885, Inc.
                   13.   Plainfield Gesang und Turn Verein, Inc.

              h.   Authorizing the issuance of Motor Vehicle Sales licenses for the period
                   July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005 to the following:

                   1. Dom’s 2nd Chance Auto Sales, Inc., t/a Dom’s Kia/Isuzu
                        767 Route 22 West
                   2. East Coast Nissan of North Plainfield, LLC
                        545 Route 22 West
                   3. Global Motors Corp., t/a Global Auto Mall
                       1099-1155 Route 22 West
                   4. VIP Cycle & Sport Center Inc., t/a VIP Honda Inc.
                        726-750 Route 22 East
                   5. VIP Cycle & Sport Center Inc., t/a VIP Honda Inc.
                        536-546 Somerset Street


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  Resolutions-continued:

                    6. VIP Cycle & Sport Center Inc., t/a VIP Honda Inc.
                         549-557 Somerset Street

                i. Approving 2004 Temporary Budget

                j. Approving Tax Abatement for Block 28.03, Lot 22, 75 Mountain Avenue

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

                l. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain fee for building
                   permit

                m. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain Board of Adjustment
                   Application fee

                n. Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund certain Land Use Escrow
                   balances

                o. Approving the Consolidated Bill List of June 21, 2004

  REPORTS 2004:

                April Monthly: Department of Fire Prevention and Protection
                               Department of Police

  COMMUNICATIONS:

Courier News                                           Re: Proof pub. adopt. Ord. #04-09 and #04-10; intro. Ord.
                                                       #04-11
Township of South Brunswick                            Re: Resolution requesting Gov. McGreevey and the State
                                                       Legislature to Implement a State Sponsored Financial Aid
                                                       Program for Military Reservists and National Guard
                                                       Members Deployed in the Global War on Terror
Somerset County Planning Board                         Re: Somerset Portion of the FY2005-2007 NJDOT
                                                       Transportation Improvement Program
Certain Taxpayers and Concerned Parents                Re: Expressing strong dissatisfaction with actions taken
                                                       against a certain softball team coach following a recent
                                                       North Plainfield Recreation Program game




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Communications-continued:

Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority     Re: Agenda of Regular Meeting of June 3, 2004 and
                                                minutes of Regular Meeting of May 6, 2004

Somerset County Planning Board                  Re:   Important      State     Plan    Cross-Acceptance
                                                Announcement
Mark Coren, Township Manager for the Township   Re: Recommendations made to Gov. McGreevey which
Council of the Township of Aberdeen             would establish a fairer tax system, improve voter
                                                participation and enhance public education in New Jersey
NJ Council on Affordable Housing                Re: Newsletter, April 2004
Comcast                                         Re: Comcast Fax re G4TechTV
Union, NJ

Somerset County Tax Board                       Re: United Counties Trust Company vs N. Plainfield Boro
Rev. Alan Vance                                 Re: Invitation to participate in 75th Anniversary
North Plainfield Baptist Church                 Celebration commemorating the inception of the ministry
Comcast                                         Re: Comcast Foundation award of Comcast Leaders and
Union, NJ                                       Achievers $1000 Scholarship awarded to Miguel
                                                Mayorga, North Plainfield High School
Borough of Watchung                             Re: Notice of Public Hearing for possible zone changes in
                                                connection with the Reexamination of the Borough’s
                                                Master Plan
Comcast                                         Re: Effective June 10, 2004, Jewelry Television by
Union, NJ                                       America’s Collectibles Network (CAN) to be added to the
                                                digital tier on Channel 282
NJ State League of Municipalities               Re: 7th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
Plainfield Area Humane Society                  Re: Activity Report for May 2004
Plainfield, NJ

Somerset County Community Development Office    Re: CDBG/HOME Cooperative Agreement Amendment
NJ Council on Affordable Housing                Re: Newsletter, May 2004
Verizon New Jersey, Inc.                        Re: Public Notice - Verizon New Jersey Local Exchange
Newark, NJ                                      Service
Comcast                                         Re: Comcast Fax re Programming and Channel Changes
Union, NJ




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Communications-continued:

Somerset County Planning Board          Re: Nominations accepted for the 23rd Annual Somerset
                                        County Land Development and Planning Awards
Somerset Council on Alcoholism & Drug   Re: Resolution Supporting Local Authority to Protect
Dependency, Inc.                        Public Health
Somerville, NJ

Col & Talati Enterprises, Corp.         Re: Notice of Application submitted to the NJ Department
                                        of Environmental Protection for a Stream Encroachment
                                        Permit for property at East Front Street, Lots 26 & 34,
                                        Block 328, City of Plainfield
Michael S. Wittenberg, Esq.             Re: Notice of Claim: Mina Botros
Jersey City, NJ

Parsons, Powell & Lane, L.L.C., Esqs.   Re: Summons and Complaint: Mirabella v. Borough of
Old Bridge, NJ                          North Plainfield, et al




  REMARKS BY PUBLIC


  COMMENTS BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL


  ADJOURNMENT




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