Bloomfield Township
New Jersey

Ordinance
2426

IX.2 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 497, “STREETS AD SIDEWALKS,” WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

Information

Department:EngineeringSponsors:
Category:New Ordinance

Resolution/Ordinance

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 497 - Streets and Streets and Sidewalks be amended to include an Article entitled “Traffic signal Design Standards”.

A.              All newly installed traffic signals and upgrades to existing traffic signals within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Bloomfield shall be finished with a gloss, black powder coating. All signal heads shall match the black powder coat finish.

 

B.              All newly installed traffic signals and upgrades to existing traffic signals within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Bloomfield shall incorporate Light-Emitting Diode (LED) technology or other such equivalent technologies as reviewed and approved by the Township Engineer. Traffic signals shall include a battery back-up to allow the signals to operate during power outages.

 

C.              All newly installed traffic signals and upgrades to existing traffic signals within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Bloomfield shall be designed in strict conformance to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Design Standards; the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); N.J.S.A. Title 39 and any other such laws or legislation in effect at the time on installation.

 

Section 2.  All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby amended.

 

Section 3.  This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with the law.

 

Meeting History

Jan 14, 2013 7:00 PM  Township Council Conference Meeting

Mr. Lasek explained that this was an item the Mayor and Council approved earlier, he just has not had the time to put the verbiage together. He said it is an ordinance to set the design traffic signals within the Township of Bloomfield. He said it will basically read that the signals will be black coated and anyone coming in will have to comply.

It was asked what the difference was.

Mr. Lasek explained that it is a little more expensive.

Councilman Hamilton moved the request of the Township Engineer, which motion was seconded by Councilman Chalet for discussion.

Roll call vote showed:

RESULT:APPROVE [UNANIMOUS]Next: 1/22/2013 7:00 PM
MOVER:Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large
SECONDER:Elias N. Chalet, First Ward Councilman
AYES:Elias N. Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Carlos Bernard, Michael J. Venezia, Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Bernard Hamilton, Raymond J. McCarthy
Jan 22, 2013 7:00 PM  Township Council Regular Meeting

Vote showed the following:

RESULT:FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]Next: 2/4/2013 7:00 PM
MOVER:Michael J. Venezia, Mayor
SECONDER:Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large
AYES:Elias N. Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Carlos Bernard, Michael J. Venezia, Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Bernard Hamilton, Raymond J. McCarthy
Feb 4, 2013 7:00 PM  Township Council Regular Meeting

Councilman Venezia moved that the Ordinance be adopted on final reading, which was seconded by Councilwoman Dunigan.

Mayor McCarthy called for comments from the public or Council. There being none, he asked the Municipal Clerk to poll the Council.

Vote showed the following:

RESULT:ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Michael J. Venezia, Councilman at Large
SECONDER:Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large
AYES:Elias N. Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Carlos Bernard, Michael J. Venezia, Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Bernard Hamilton, Raymond J. McCarthy