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       MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Borough of North Plainfield
held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:14 p.m. at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614
Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, New Jersey.

       PRESENT:

       Council Members:       Mary H. Forbes
                              Robert E. Hitchcock
                              Lawrence La Ronde
                              Everett Merrill
                              Frank Righetti
                              Douglas M. Singleterry
                              Frank “Skip” Stabile, Council President

       Also Present:          Michael Giordano Jr., Mayor
                              David E. Hollod, Business Administrator
                              Eric M. Bernstein, Esq., Borough Attorney
                              Richard K. Phoenix, RMC, Borough Clerk

       The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was held at the Agenda Conference.

       Council President Stabile read the following Notice of Compliance:

       "This is a Regular Meeting of the Council of the Borough of North Plainfield,
scheduled by resolution of the Council adopted on January 1, 2009. Adequate notice of this
meeting was given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. by transmitting said notice to the
Courier News and The Star-Ledger on January 2, 2009 and by posting a copy of this notice
on the bulletin boards in the Municipal Building and the Memorial Library reserved for such
purpose."

       HEARING:

     ORDINANCE NO. 09-03 CALENDAR YEAR 2009 ORDINANCE TO EXCEED
THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP
BANK (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14)

       The Clerk read the Ordinance by its title.

       PUBLIC COMMENT: No comments.

       Motion to close Public Comment by Mr. La Ronde, seconded by Mr. Righetti and on
Roll Call carried all seven voting aye.

       Mrs. Forbes presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:




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       RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-01 BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield that an ordinance numbered 09-03 be adopted and advertised as
required by statute.

       Seconded by Mr. Hitchcock and on Roll Call carried all seven voting aye.

       Mr. La Ronde presented the following amended resolution and moved its adoption:

        RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-02 BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield that an ordinance numbered 09-04 be read by its title by the
Clerk and be passed on its first reading and advertised as required by statute, fixing June 8,
2009 at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, as the time and West End
School, 447 Greenbrook Road, North Plainfield, New Jersey as the place for the hearing and
final adoption.

       Seconded by Mr. Hitchcock.

       Mr. Bernstein suggested that the site of the hearing and final adoption of Ordinance
No. 09-04 would more appropriately be located where a larger group could be
accommodated. Mr. Stabile advised that the School Board would be consulted, but that the
venue would tentatively be the West End School all-purpose room. The language of the
Resolution was accordingly amended as appears above, and the Clerk confirmed that the
newspaper advertising would carry the West End School address.

       On Roll Call, the amended resolution carried, all seven voting aye.

       The Clerk read the Ordinance by its title as follows:

     ORDINANCE NO. 09-04 AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN R-9 AGE
RESTRICTED COMMUNITY (ARC) AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING (AH)
RESIDENCE ZONE

       CONSENT AGENDA

       Council President Stabile stated that all matters listed on the Consent Agenda are
considered to be routine in nature and will be approved by one motion. There will be no
separate discussion of these items. If any discussion is desired by Council, that particular
item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

       Mr. Merrill presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

      RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03 BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield that resolutions numbered

                              05-11-09-03a, b, c, d, e, f, and g




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having been placed on the Consent Agenda and there having been no objection thereto, the
same are hereby approved.

       Seconded by Mr. Hitchcock and on Roll Call carried all seven voting aye.

       APPROVED RESOLUTIONS:

     RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03a RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF
NORTH PLAINFIELD AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL PAYMENT TO APPRAISAL
SYSTEMS, INC. RELATING TO THE BOROUGH REVALUATION

      WHEREAS, the Borough of North Plainfield entered into a contract with Appraisal
Systems, Inc. for professional services related to the revaluation of all the real property in the
Borough of North Plainfield; and,

       WHEREAS, Appraisal Systems, Inc. has performed services relative to the Borough
of North Plainfield revaluation project; and,

        WHEREAS, Appraisal Systems, Inc. has submitted a request dated February 27, 2009
for payment of an additional Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Five ($7,935.00) for
extra line items which represent the valuation of new construction which did not exist at the
time of the original bid and properties which were erroneously classed; and,

      WHEREAS, the Borough of North Plainfield has determined that the additional
payment requested by Appraisal Systems, Inc. is justified and necessary pursuant to the
Agreement entered into between the parties.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough Council of the Borough
of North Plainfield, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey hereby authorizes additional
payment to Appraisal Systems, Inc. in the amount of Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-
Five Dollars ($7,935.00) which represents payment for extra line items which were not
included in the original bid for revaluation services and the Mayor and Borough Clerk are
authorized to execute all necessary documents to effectuate this Resolution.

     RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03b RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF
NORTH PLAINFIELD AUTHORIZING FINAL PAYMENT TO MARK PAVING, INC.
FOR THE JOHNSTON DRIVE EXTENSION ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

       WHEREAS, Mark Paving, Inc. has constructed improvements for the Johnston Drive
Extension Roadway Improvements project for the Borough of North Plainfield; and,

       WHEREAS, the work has been completed and Mark Paving, Inc. has submitted a
request for final payment in the amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Four
Dollars and Forty-Eight Cents ($29,504.48); and,




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       WHEREAS, the Borough‟s Engineers, Birdsall Services Group, have reviewed said
request for payment and have recommended that final payment be made to Mark Paving, Inc.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough Council of the Borough
of North Plainfield, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey does hereby authorize that final
payment be made to Mark Paving, Inc. in the amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Five
Hundred Four Dollars and Forty-Eight Cents ($29,504.48) for the improvements to the
Johnston Drive Extension Roadway.

       RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03c BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield, that the Borough Treasurer is authorized to make the following
refunds:

Tax Sale Certificate                 Amount                Lienholder

Block 23 Lot 23                      $   234.23            Herbert Sehgel
Certificate #08-00037                                      P.O. Box 287
                                                           Kingston, NJ 08528

Block 16.01 Lot 8.01                 $ 1,125.25            CCTS Capital, LLC
Certificate #08-00030                                      1415 Rt. 70, East Suite 504
                                                           Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Block 167 Lot 3                      $ 18,149.84           Elliot Loeb
Certificate #08-00160                                      1 Lakeview Road
                                                           Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03d               AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO THE
2009 TEMPORARY BUDGET

       WHEREAS, the Revised Statutes of New Jersey 40A:4-20 provides for the adoption
of temporary appropriations in addition to temporary appropriations necessary for the period
between the beginning of the current fiscal year and the date of the adoption of the Local
Budget for the Year 2009;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council of
the Borough of North Plainfield, that the following amendments to the temporary
appropriations be made in the amounts and for the purposes herein set forth for the period
between January 1st, 2009 and the adoption of the Local Budget for the Borough of North
Plainfield, County of Somerset and State of New Jersey for the fiscal year 2009:

                                                           Salaries            Other
 A/C #         CURRENT FUND                                & Wages            Expenses

20-100         Department of Administration                $45,250.00         $4,825.00
20-110         Borough Council                                  00.00          1,850.00



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20-120   Borough Clerk                           34,500.00      6,125.00
20-130   Department of Finance                   59,250.00      4,437.50
20-135   Annual Audit                                           8,750.00
20-145   Tax Collection                                         2,687.50
20-150   Division of Assessments                 19,250.00          0.00
20-155   Department of Law                                     58,750.00
20-165   Engineering                                           10,000.00
20-175   Historical Commission                      900.00      1,750.00
21-180   Planning Board                             300.00      1,750.00
21-185   Board of Adjustment                        300.00      1,250.00
22-195   Uniform Construction Code               33,500.00        625.00
23-210   Liability Insurance                                        0.00
23-220   Group Insurance                                      391,250.00
23-225   Unemployment Compensation                              6,250.00
25-240   Police                                1,136,250.00    28,375.00
25-241   Crossing Guards                          40,000.00         0.00
25-252   Emergency Management                                     500.00
25-260   Rescue Squad Contribution                              6,250.00
25-265   Fire Protection                        590,500.00     11,000.00
25-266   Fire Hydrant                                          45,000.00
25-267   Uniform Fire Code                         3,000.00     2,227.00
25-268   LOSAP                                                  2,500.00
25-269   Emergency Medical Services                             1,500.00
25-275   Borough Prosecutor                       3,750.00          0.00
26-290   Streets & Roads                        211,250.00     56,125.00
26-310   Building & Grounds                                    15,825.00
26-315   Vehicle Maintenance                                   35,250.00
27-330   Health                                  40,250.00     27,750.00
27-340   Dog Regulation                                         9,750.00
28-370   Recreation                              19,187.50      4,250.00
28-375   Maintenance of Parks                                   1,625.00
28-380   Shade Tree Advisory Board                              5,250.00
30-415   Retirement Benefits                                   35,000.00
30-420   Celebration of Public Events                           1,875.00
31-201   Contingent                                             1,500.00
31-430   Electricity                                           75,000.00
31-440   Telephone                                             16,250.00
31-445   Water                                                  3,750.00
31-446   Natural Gas                                            1,000.00
31-460   Gasoline                                              42,500.00
31-461   Technology                                             2,750.00
31-462   Postage                                                7,750.00
31-471   Employees Retirement System                                0.00
36-472   Social Security                                       78,750.00
36-474   Consolidated Police/Fire Retirement                        0.00
36-475   Police/Fireman Retirement                                  0.00



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42-300        COAH Housing                                                     1,250.00
42-305        Somerset County Recycling                                       47,500.00
42-405        Parking Authority                             16,000.00              0.00
42-520        NJDEP Permit Fee                                                     0.00
43-490        Municipal Court                               70,000.00          3,700.00
43-495        Public Defender                                                  1,875.00
62-405        Capital Equipment                                               14,750.00
              Totals                                    $2,323,437.50     $1,088,677.00

                                                            Salaries              Other
 A/C #        SEWER UTILITY FUND                           & Wages             Expenses
55-501        Sewer Operating                             $ 45,000.00       $ 11,625.00
55-502        Plainfield Area Regional Sewer                                 375,500.00
55-541        Social Security                                                  3,425.00
55-542        Unemployment Comp Insurance                                        250.00
                      Totals Sewer Utility                $ 45,000.00       $390,800.00

     RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03e RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF
NORTH PLAINFIELD AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
WITH HATCH MOTT MCDONALD

        WHEREAS, the Borough of North Plainfield is in need of a professional and/or firm
to perform engineering services for the Borough; and,

       WHEREAS, the Borough has received a proposal from Hatch Mott McDonald to
perform such engineering services for the Borough from May 31, 2009 through April 30,
2010 for an amount not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($25,500);
and,

       WHEREAS, the Borough wishes to retain the services of Hatch Mott McDonald to
perform various engineering work for the Borough and believes that Hatch Mott McDonald
is eminently qualified to perform such special engineering services.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of
North Plainfield, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that Hatch Mott McDonald is
hereby appointed to perform engineering services for the Borough of North Plainfield from
May 31, 2009 through April 30, 2010 for an amount not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand
Five Hundred Dollars ($25,500) and the Mayor and Borough Clerk are hereby authorized to
execute an Agreement with Hatch Mott McDonald on behalf of the Borough.

       RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03f BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield that it does hereby authorize the issuance of licenses to drive a
taxicab for calendar year 2009, pursuant to N.P.R.G.O. 4-1 et seq., to the following in
accordance with the applications heretofore submitted:

              Augusto Chavarriaga



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              104 Jackson Avenue
              North Plainfield, NJ 07060

              Patricio Cordova
              1139 West Front Street
              Plainfield, NJ 07060

              Marcello W. Guerron
              521 West Fifth Street, fl. 3
              Plainfield, NJ 07060

        RESOLUTION NO. 05-11-09-03g BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
Borough of North Plainfield that the attached bills of the accounts named and for the
amounts stated, having been duly audited and found to be correct as of the 11 th day of May,
2009, the same be paid; and that the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer are hereby authorized
to sign and deliver warrants for the same.

       REPORTS 2009: Fire Department, March

       COMMUNICATIONS:

145 Somerset Street, LLC                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 143-53 Somerset
North Plainfield, NJ                               Street
North Plainfield Medical Building                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 190 Greenbrook
North Plainfield, NJ                               Road
PWW Corp., c/o R.P.C., Inc.                        Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 675 Somerset Street
Hackensack, NJ
Sylvestor Sullivan                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 39 Chatham Street
Morristown, NJ
Elizabeth Egan                                     Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 180 Jefferson
North Plainfield, NJ                               Avenue
Heather Fencik                                     Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 185 Jefferson
North Plainfield, NJ                               Avenue
NVJA, LLC                                          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 897 Route 22 West
Bedminster, NJ
Danny Dominguez                                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 152-154 Watchung
North Plainfield, NJ                               Avenue
Suesserman, Ronald and Caroline                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 218-20 Norwood
North Plainfield, NJ                               Avenue
Jaira and Maricel Reinosa                          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 82 Myrtle Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Roger Arno                                         Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 80 Myrtle Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Annemarie Hayles                                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 321 Jefferson
North Plainfield, NJ                               Avenue
Eulalia Espinoza                                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 210 Somerset Street



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North Plainfield, NJ
James and Lorraine Day                          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 136 Hidden Trail
North Plainfield, NJ
Ferrara, Carmella and Williams, H.              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 41 Harrison Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Patricia Weber                                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 71 Myrtle Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Robert Howell                                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 26 Steiner Place
North Plainfield, NJ
Frank and Jean Miller                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 270 Muriel Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Anthony Fantini                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 75-77 Grandview
North Plainfield, NJ                            Avenue
Ernest Fantini                                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 71-73 Grandview
North Plainfield, NJ                            Avenue
Linden Associates Realty Partners, III, LLC     Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 607 Somerset Street
Linden, NJ
James and Donna Gillen                          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 153 Barbara Drive
North Plainfield, NJ
Trinity Reformed Church                         Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 401 Greenbrook
North Plainfield, NJ                            Road
Joseph Bezyak                                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 39 Harrison Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Lesnevich                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 126 Willow Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Denise Gargano                                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 287 Mountain
North Plainfield, NJ                            Avenue
Francine Gargano                                Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 57 Willow Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Frank Prakinsky                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 46 Harrison Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
                                                Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 112 Walnut Street
Frances Feldman                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 97 Willow Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Carmela Hurling                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 250 Brook Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Villa Furniture                                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 481-95 Route 22
North Plainfield, NJ                            West
Linda Radice                                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 126 Sandford
North Plainfield, NJ                            Avenue
                                                Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 78-82 Rockview
                                                Avenue
Maillaros‟ Realty Company, LLC                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 950 Route 22
North Plainfield, NJ
William and Rosemary Halderman                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 330 Mountain
North Plainfield, NJ                            Avenue



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Nathan Enwerekowe                          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 351 Brook Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Franck Joseph                              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 9 Anworth Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
James Broomes                              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 123 Westervelt
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
285 Somerset Street LLC                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 285-7 Somerset
North Plainfield, NJ                       Street
Philip DiRosa                              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 5 Mountain Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
Tagman and Cernuto Realty LLC              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 54-56 Greenbrook
North Plainfield, NJ                       Road
Alan Gallagher and Tracy Craddock          Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 630 Rockview
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
Mu-Shih Lin                                Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 401 Highway 22,
North Plainfield, NJ                       Apt. 54A
John Kelly and Terrence Burton             Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 61 Willow Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ
James and Christy Thomas                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 201 Norwood
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
Michael Jackson                            Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 138 Mali Drive
North Plainfield, NJ
Colman Connolly                            Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 16 Washington
Whitehouse Station, NJ                     Avenue
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 16.5 Washington
                                           Avenue
Klein and Flanzbaum, LLC                   Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 1299 Route 22
Warren, NJ                                 West
Vincent and Virginia Feola                 Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 200 Jefferson
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
Ed Parliman                                Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 186 Duer Street
North Plainfield, NJ
Rolando Soriano                            Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 32B Chatham Street
North Plainfield, NJ
Ravinder Singh                             Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 714 Denninger
North Plainfield, NJ                       Road
Denise Luna and Paolo Lorenzi              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 17 Rockview
North Plainfield, NJ                       Terrace
Michael Dellolio                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 110 Rockview
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
350 Somerset Street Corp.                  Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 350 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, NJ
Monticchio Warehousing Corp.               Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 13-23 Steiner Place
North Plainfield, NJ
Alvin and Renee Wittlin                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 135 Somerset Street
Summit, NJ



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Barnett, Mitchell W. & Perry               Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 82 Watchung
Chatham, NJ                                Avenue
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 88 Watchung
                                           Avenue
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 27 Rockview
                                           Terrace
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 169 Green Brook
                                           Road
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 606-8 Somerset
                                           Street
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 185 Grove Street
                                           Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 179 Grove Street
Steven Soltys                              Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 93-95 Jackson
North Plainfield, NJ                       Avenue
Steven and Eileen Meyer                    Re: 2009 Tax Appeal for 612 Townsend
North Plainfield, NJ                       Place
Jack Fowler                                Re: Letter to Council Members about
North Plainfield, NJ                       Commercial Vehicle Ordinance
PSE&G                                      Re: Notice to Public Service Electric and Gas
Newark, NJ                                 Company Electric and Gas Customers
Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage          Re: Agenda for May 7th PARSA meeting and
Authority                                  PARSA regular meeting minutes of April 2nd
Middlesex, NJ
City of Plainfield Planning Board          Re: Notice of public hearing May 7th
Plainfield, NJ                             regarding the master plan for the City of
                                           Plainfield
Leonard Lance                              Re: Swine Flu Information
United States Census Bureau                Re: Infogram for Census 2010
Homesharing, Inc.                          Re: Homesharing Newsletter for Spring 2009
Bridgewater, NJ
Sylvia Meadors                             Re: Letter informing her neighbors that she
North Plainfield, NJ                       will apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness
                                           from the Historic Preservation Commission
                                           on May 12th
Somerset County Board of Chosen            Re: Mental Health Center Staff to Relocate to
Freeholders                                New Addition
                                           Re: Community Connections Workshop –
                                           Hidden Dangers of Prescription Drugs (May
                                           8)
                                           Re: Saturday Recycling Drop-off on May 2nd
                                           Re: Senior Center Programs being Held in
                                           May
                                           Re: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
                                           May 9th
                                           Re: Calendar of Events Listing
                                           Re: Census Canvassers Checking Addresses



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                                                  Re: Invitation to attend Tent Party celebrating
                                                  15th Year of the Curbing Hunger Food Drive
                                                  on June 1st
Somerset County Cultural & Heritage               Re: 2009 Excellence in the Arts
Commission                                        Award…Opportunity
Somerset County Health Department                 Re: Swine Flu Information
State of New Jersey                               Re: GovConnect Update: April 27, 2009
                                                  Re: PAHS Update
                                                  Re: Identity Theft Regulations
New Jersey Department of Community                Re: Division of Codes and Standards
Affairs                                           Landlord-Tenant Information Service
                                                  Re: 30th Annual Governor‟s Conference on
                                                  Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities
New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing          Re: No Objections Received at the End of the
                                                  45-Day Objection Period after North
                                                  Plainfield filed its Petition for Substantive
                                                  Certification with the Council on Affordable
                                                  Housing on December 30, 2008
New Jersey Department of the Public               Re: I/M/O Petition Comcast Communications
Advocate                                          LLC, on behalf of subsidiaries and affiliates
New Jersey State League of Municipalities         Re: Please Complete our Mandates Survey
                                                  Re: League Professional Development
                                                  Seminar for Grant Writing, The Next Level
                                                  Re: Public Health Emergency Declared
                                                  Re: Seminar Information on Protecting Our
                                                  Children – Background Checks Seminar
                                                  Re: Census 2010 Update – Address
                                                  Canvassing Begins
                                                  Re: Census 2010 Dorms and Residence Halls
                                                  and NJDEP Beach Access Regulations Will
                                                  Not Become Law
                                                  Re: Swine Flu News for You To Use NJ
                                                  DHHS Establishes „Hot Line‟
                                                  Re: NJN Open House: Getting Your
                                                  Message out in New Jersey‟s “New” Media
                                                  Environment

         REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS:

         Mrs. Forbes suggested a presentation on ways of protecting yourself from identity
theft.

          Mr. Hitchcock inquired about e-mail usage for the Council, Mr. Hollod advised that it
is still under review.

         PUBLIC COMMENT:



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        Hal Hirsch, 74 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield, inquired about a possible zip code
change. He also questioned the status of emergency management. Council President Stabile
replied that it had been addressed at the last meeting. He questioned when the intersection of
Rockview Avenue and Sycamore Avenue would be repaired and who was at fault for the
adjustment of $7,000.00 to the Appraisal Systems contract. Mr. Hollod explained that the
figure was drawn from the information available at the time.

       COMMENTS BY MAYOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:

      Mayor Giordano reported that all zip code information went to Congressman Lance
and we are awaiting a response. He noted that the Borough received a Block Grant for
$69,000 from the County for repairs necessary to the Wells Road sewer line. He announced
the Memorial Day activities planned for May 25th.

        Mr. Singleterry thanked the Council for passing the Municipal Alliance Committee
resolution at the last meeting.

       Mr. Hitchcock reported that the OEM meeting has still not been rescheduled. He
announced that he will volunteer at the Somerset County Cultural Heritage Teen Arts
Festival at RVCC this Friday.

       Mrs. Forbes congratulated the new and old members on the Board of Education

       Mr. Stabile thanked Mr. Hollod for his work on the grants.

      Motion to adjourn by Mr. Hitchcock, seconded by Mr. Righetti and carried
unanimously.

       Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.




                                             Borough Clerk



Council President




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