Bloomfield Township
New Jersey

Approved by Consensus
Feb 4, 2013 7:00 PM

Award of Professional Service - Terra Noble Design


Category:Award of Professional Service

Meeting History

Jan 28, 2013 7:00 PM  Township Council Conference Meeting

Mr. Lasek said his first item is a Non-Fair and Open award of contract for the Terra Noble Design to complete the design and construction administration of the DeSimone and Lion Gate property.

Councilman Joanow moved the request, which motion was seconded by Councilman Bernard for discussion.

Councilman Venezia asked if this could be done in phases. He said when the project is finished the goal is basically to plant trees and he feels that $50,000.00 is a lot of money for this contract.

Mr. Lasek said that based on discussions with the Mayor and Council and a few committee meetings attended by the Mayor and Councilman Joanow, they set a fairly aggressive schedule for this in order to get it done by the fall. He said in order to meet the deadline they needed to hire someone to start the work as soon as possible. Mr. Lasek said that if the project was to be broken down in phases, they would not meet the deadline.

Councilman Venezia said he would like to give them $15,000.00 now, let them come back to the Council and re-evaluate what he has done and if he needs the other $15,000.00 we can give it to him. He said that it is only his opinion, the $50,000.00 is to excessive of a cost.

Councilman Joanow said there are steps to the project and one step cannot happen without the other step being completed.

Mayor McCarthy said that if we end up pushing the project back, it has the potential of costing the Township more money.

Role call vote showed:

MOVER:Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman
SECONDER:Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman
AYES:Elias N. Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Carlos Bernard, Michael J. Venezia, Bernard Hamilton, Raymond J. McCarthy
ABSENT:Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan
Feb 4, 2013 7:00 PM  Township Council Regular Meeting