MINUTES FOR BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP Regular Meeting

Monday, February 6, 2012

7:00 PMCouncil Chambers, 1 Municipal Plaza, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.              Call to Order

 

              Second Regular Meeting of the Township of Bloomfield.

 

              The meeting commenced at 7:03 p.m. and was called to order by Mayor Raymond J. McCarthy.

 

              Notice of the time, date, location and agenda of this meeting, to the extent then known, was provided at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the commencement of this meeting in the following manner pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 231 of the Law of 1975 (The Open Public Meetings Act).

 

              1.              By posting such notice on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building; and

 

              2.              By mailing such notice to the offices of the Independent Press, Bloomfield Life                                           and Star Ledger.

 

              This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

              Mayor McCarthy moved to the Order of Business and asked the Municipal Clerk to call the roll.

 

              Roll call showed:

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Elias Chalet

First Ward Councilman

Present

 

Nicholas Joanow

Second Ward Councilman

Present

 

Carlos Bernard

Third Ward Councilman

Present

 

Michael Venezia

Councilman at Large

Present

 

Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

Councilwoman at Large

Absent

 

Bernard Hamilton

Councilman at Large

Present

 

Raymond McCarthy

Mayor

Present

 

             


              Also present were:

 

Municipal Clerk Louise M. Palagano

Township Administrator Yoshi Manale

Township Attorney Brian Aloia

Township Engineer Paul Lasek

 

 

2.              Presentation

 

              Mayor McCarthy then introduced Freeholder Brendan Gill.

 

              Freeholder Brendan Gill, recently elected to the Fifth District, took the microphone to inform the public that his office hours in Newark are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; that his telephone number is 973-621-4479; and that his email address is bgill@freeholders.essexcountynj.org.  He also spoke to the citizenry of the Township to assure them that Broad Street/Bay Avenue traffic light issue would be addressed by the Board of Freeholders.

 

 

3.              Minutes Approval

             

              Mayor McCarthy called for the approval of Minutes.

 

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the approval of the following:

 

              Minutes of January 17, 2012 Council Meeting.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

             

4.              Opening and Reading of Bids

 

              Mayor McCarthy stated that there were no bids to be opened or read.

 

 

 

 

 

5.              Administrative Agenda Presented by the Township Administrator

             

              Mayor McCarthy called upon Samuel Infante, who had been previously appointed by Resolution, to the podium where he was sworn in by Mayor McCarthy as the Provisional Fire Official/Fire Subcode Official of the Bloomfield Township Fire Department.

 

             

6.              Reports of Special Council Committees

 

              Mayor McCarthy stated that there were two newly appointed committee members who were present in the audience and who would be sworn in.                           

 

              Mayor McCarthy called upon John Marek, who was thereafter sworn in as a Member of the Board of Recreation by Mayor McCarthy.

 

              Thereafter, Councilman Hamilton called upon John Zitka, who was thereafter sworn in as a Member of the Planning Board by Councilman Hamilton.

 

             

7.              Communications

 

              Mayor McCarthy then called for communications.

 

              The Municipal Clerk stated that there were no written communications.

 

              Thereafter, the oral portion of the meeting was called by Mayor McCarthy.

 

              Mr. Ed Brasseur, 124 Lindbergh Boulevard, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone to congratulate Councilmen Chalet, Bernard and Joanow on their recent election to office, and to urge the Mayor and Council to practice fiscal responsibility when deciding upon a budget for the forthcoming year.

 

              Lisa Campanella, 6 Morton Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone to urge the Mayor and Council to reject the adoption of the Ordinance regarding sewer blockages on the evening's agenda because of the potential financial exposure to homeowners in the Township.

 

              Aurora Castaner, 79 Spruce Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone to express to the Mayor and Council her dissatisfaction with the work performed at the intersection of Liberty Street and JFK Parkway, and how the work specifically effected the sidewalk of her property.

 

              Leo Sceurman, 50 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone to thank Freeholder Gill for addressing the public earlier in the evening, and to discuss the intersection at Broad Street and Bay Avenue.

 

              Manuel Lopez, 95 Grove Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone to ask for clarification regarding the accident fee Ordinance, listed on the evening's agenda, to which Township Administrator Yoshi Manale responded.

 

              Mayor McCarthy thanked the speakers, and asked the Council for a motion to close the oral portion of the meeting.  Councilman Joanow so moved, and the motion was seconded by Councilman Venezia.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

              Councilman Chalet - Yes                            Councilman Venezia - Yes

              Councilman Joanow - Yes                            Councilwoman Dunigan -  Absent

              Councilman Bernard - Yes                            Councilman Hamilton - Yes

                                                     Mayor McCarthy - Yes

b.              Oral Petitions and Hearing

1.              Public Hearing and Adoption of the COAH Ordinance is being deferred until               February 21st pending Planning Board Review.

              Mayor McCarthy stated that the Public Hearing and Adoption of this Ordinance was deferred until February 21, 2012 pending Planning Board review.

2.              Public Hearing and Adoption of the Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan               Ordinance is being deferred until February 21st pending Planning Board Review.

              Mayor McCarthy stated that the Public Hearing and Adoption of this Ordinance was deferred until February 21, 2012 pending Planning Board review.

8.              Introduction of Proposed Ordinances on First Reading

             

              Mayor McCarthy called for the Introduction of Proposed Ordinances on First Reading.

 

              Councilman Joanow submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Bernard:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 254, “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”, ARTICLE III “PARKING, STANDING AND STOPPING” § 254-20 SCHEDULE XVI: §254-56 “PARKING PROHIBITED CERTAIN HOURS.”

 

              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 254 “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”, ARTICLE III “Parking, Standing and Stopping” § 254-20 SCHEDULE XVI: §254-56 “Parking Prohibited Certain Hours.”, of the Code of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, is hereby amended as it relates to Parking on Park Avenue from Broad Street to State Street to read as follows:

 

Name of Street

Side

Hours/Days Time Limit

Location

 

 

 

 

Park Avenue

Both

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

From Broad Street to State Street

 

 

 

 

                           

              Section 2.              All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

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

              Vote showed the following:

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Bernard submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Venezia:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER 387 OF THE BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP CODE, PROVIDING PARKING FOR PHYSICALLY LIMITED PERSONS

 

              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 387, entitled: “PARKING FOR HANDICAPPED”, Section 387-4A “Enumeration of restricted parking areas”, of the Code of the Township of Bloomfield is hereby amended by the addition of the following:

 

(416)

East Passaic Avenue, east side, starting at a point 37 feet north of the northerly curb line of Baldwin Street and running 20 feet north there from (136 Baldwin Street).

 

Section 2.  All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan


              Councilman Venezia submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Hamilton:

 

ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14)

 

              WHEREAS, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.1 et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget to 2.5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions; and

 

              WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.15 provides that a municipality may, when authorized by ordinance and after meeting the conditions contained in the statute, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield in the County of Essex finds it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2012 budget by up to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby determine that a 1.00% increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $577,798.38 in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby determine that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, in the County of Essex, a majority of the full authorized membership of this Governing Body affirmatively concurring that, in the CY 2012 budget year, the final appropriations of the Township of Bloomfield shall, in accordance with this ordinance and N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14, be increased by 3.5%, amounting to $2,022,294.33 and that the CY 2012 municipal budget for the Township of Bloomfield be approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance as introduced shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within 5 days of introduction; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within 5 days after such adoption.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Hamilton submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Chalet:

             

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD’S ORDINANCE ADOPTING TITLES FOR EMPLOYEES AND FIXING SALARY RANGES

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has entered into a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Fire Fighters  Local 219; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of employment including the salaries of the employees of Local 219; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has indicated that there are sufficient funds within the Township of Bloomfield budget to cover the costs of salaries and benefits contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has reviewed the salary rates set forth below for the titles listed and certifies that they are accurate; and

 

                WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the Township of Bloomfield salary ordinance to reflect the salaries contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey that the Township of Bloomfield ordinance adopting titles for employees and fixing salary ranges is hereby amended and supplemented so that the same shall read as follows:

 

 

EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2011

Current Lieutenant Promoted to Captain or Fire Fighter promoted to Captain before December 31, 2008 or during any extension of current promotional list

BASE

HOLIDAY PAY

 

111,552.00

8,890.69

 

114,500.00

9,125.65

 

SECTION 1.  In all other respects all of the provisions of the aforesaid ordinance are hereby ratified and confirmed

 

              SECTION 2.  All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

              SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall take effect according to law.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Chalet submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Joanow:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD’S ORDINANCE ADOPTING TITLES FOR EMPLOYEES AND FIXING SALARY RANGES

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has entered into a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Fire Fighters  Local 19; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of employment including the salaries of the employees of Local 19; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has indicated that there are sufficient funds within the Township of Bloomfield budget to cover the costs of salaries and benefits contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has reviewed the salary rates set forth below for the titles listed and certifies that they are accurate; and

 

                WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the Township of Bloomfield salary ordinance to reflect the salaries contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey that the Township of Bloomfield ordinance adopting titles for employees and fixing salary ranges is hereby amended and supplemented so that the same shall read as follows:

 

Fire Fighters

 

Effective  August 1, 2011

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January 1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

Base  Pay

Holiday  Pay

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Step 1

32,487

2,589.21

33,137

2,641.02

33,800

2,693.86

34,476

2,747.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

37,377

2,978.95

38,125

3,038.56

38,889

3,099.45

39,667

3,161.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

42,270

3,368.92

43,115

3,436.27

43,977

3,504.97

44,857

3,575.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

47,158

3,758.49

48,101

3,833.65

49,063

3,910.32

50,044

3,988.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

52,049

4,148.31

53,090

4,231.29

54,152

4,315.91

55,235

4,402.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

56,939

4,538.04

58,078

4,628.82

59,240

4,721.43

60,425

4,415.87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

61,830

4,927.85

63,067

5,026.44

64,328

5,126.94

65,615

5,229.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8

66,720

5,317.58

68,054

5,423.90

69,415

5,532.38

70,803

5,643.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

71,611

5,707.40

73,043

5,821.53

74,504

5,937.97

75,994

6,056.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10

76,501

6,097.13

78,031

6,219.07

79,592

6,343.48

81,184

6,470.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11

81,392

6,486.94

83,020

6,016.69

84,680

6,749.00

86,374

6,884.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12

86,282

6,876.68

88,008

7,014.24

89,768

7,154.51

91,563

7,297.57

 

Fire Prev Spec UFD

 

Effective  August 1, 2011

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January 1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

Base  Pay

Holiday  Pay

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Step 1

32,487

2,589.21

33,137

2,641.02

33,800

2,693.86

34,476

2,747.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

37,689

3,003.81

38,443

3,063.91

39,212

3,125.20

39,996

3,187.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

42,890

3,418.33

43,748

3,486.72

44,623

3,556.45

45,515

3,627.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

48,092

3,832.93

49,054

3,909.60

50,035

3,987.79

51,036

4,067.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

53,293

4,247.45

54,359

4,332.41

55,446

4,419.05

56,555

4,507.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

58,495

4,662.05

59,665

4,755.30

60,858

4,850.38

62,075

4,947.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

63,696

5,076.57

64,970

5,178.11

66,269

5,281.64

67,594

5,387.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8

68,898

5,491.17

70,276

5,601.00

71,682

5,713.06

73,116

5,827.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

74,099

5,905.69

75,581

6,023.81

77,093

6,144.31

78,635

6,267.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10

79,301

6,320.29

80,887

6,446.69

82,505

6,575.65

84,155

6,707.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11

84,503

6,734.89

86,193

6,869.58

87,917

7,006.98

89,675

7,147.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12

89,704

7,149.41

91,498

7,292.39

93,328

7,438.24

95,195

7,587.04

 

 

 

 

Senior Fire Prev Spec UFD

 

Effective  August 1, 2011

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January 1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

Base  Pay

Holiday  Pay

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Step 1

88,429

7,047.79

90,198

7,188.78

92,002

7,332.50

93,842

7,479.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

89,411

7,126.06

91,199

7,268.56

93,023

7,413.93

94,883

7,562.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

90,392

7,204.24

92,200

7,348.34

94,044

7,495.31

95,925

7,645.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

91,374

7,282.51

93,201

7,428.12

95,065

7,576.68

96,966

7,728.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

92,356

7,360.77

94,203

7,507.98

96,087

7,658.13

98,009

7,811.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

93,337

7,438.96

95,205

7,587.84

97,109

7,739.59

99,051

7,894.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7

94,319

7,517.22

96,205

7,667.54

98,129

7,820.88

100,092

7,977.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8

95,300

7,595.41

97,206

7,747.32

99,150

7,902.26

101,133

8,060.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

96,282

7,673.68

98,208

7,827.18

100,172

7,983.71

102,175

8,143.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10

97,264

7,751.94

99,209

7,906.96

101,193

8,065.08

103,217

8,226.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11

98,245

7,830.13

100,210

7,986.74

102,214

8,146.46

104,258

8,309.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12

99,227

7,908.39

101,212

8,066.60

103,236

8,227.91

105,301

8,392.49

 

 

 

 

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January 1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

 

 

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

1st year of services    *upon completion of basic training/or 6 months date of hire   

33,137 38,779

2,641.02 3,090.69

33,800 39,555

2,693.86 3,152.53

34,476 40,346

2,747.74 3,215.58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd year of service ** 1 year after completion of basic training/or 18 months from date of hire

63,370

5,050.59

64,637

5,151.57

65,930

5,254.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd year of services *** based on established anniversary date effective to date hire

71,573

5,704.37

73,004

5,818.42

74,464

5,934.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th year of service***

79,788

6,359.10

81,384

6,486.30

83,012

6,616.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th year of service*** and thereafter

88,008

7,014.24

89,768

7,154.51

91,563

7,297.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Prevention Specialist U.F.D

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st year of  service

33,137

2,641.02

33,800

2,693.86

34,476

2,747.74

2nd year of service

47,728

3,803.92

48,683

3,880.04

49,657

3,957.66

3rd year of service

62,317

4,966.66

63,563

5,065.97

64,834

5,167.27

4th year of service

76,908

6,129.57

78,446

6,252.15

80,015

6,377.20

5th year of service

91,498

7,292.39

93,328

7,438.24

95,195

7,587.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. Fire Prevention Specialist U.F.D

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st year of  service

90,198

7,188.78

92,002

7,332.56

93,842

7,479.21

2nd year of service

92,951

7,408.19

94,810

7,556.36

96,706

7,707.47

3rd year of service

95,705

7,627.69

97,619

7,780.23

99,571

7,935.81

4th year of service

98,456

7,846.94

100,425

8,003.87

102,434

8,163.99

5th year of service

101,212

8,066.60

103,236

8,227.91

105,301

8,392.49

 

              SECTION 1.  In all other respects all of the provisions of the aforesaid ordinance are hereby ratified and confirmed

 

              SECTION 2.  All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

              SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall take effect according to law.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

             


              Councilman Joanow submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Bernard:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 122, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ARTICLE I, GENERAL REGULATIONS, §122-2 LICENSE FEES, WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

 

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 122, entitled, “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES” Article I, General Regulations, §122-2 License fees, of the Code of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey is hereby amended to read as follows:

A.  For each plenary retail consumption license: the sum of $2,500.00 per annum.
 

B.  For each plenary retail distribution license: the sum of $2,500.00 per annum.
 

C.  For each limited retail distribution license: the sum of $60.00 per annum.

 

Section  2.              All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 2/21/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Bernard submitted the following Ordinance on first reading, which was seconded by Councilman Venezia:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, FUNDS, ARTICLE II “OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND § 42-11 “ESTABLISHMENT OF OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND”

 

              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 42, Funds, Article II “Open Space Trust Fund § 42-11 “Establishment of Open Space Trust Fund,.” paragraph A “Powers and duties” and paragraph B  “Funding” section (1) of the Code of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey is hereby amended so that paragraph A and paragraph B section (1) to read as follows:

 

A.              Powers and duties.  The governing body of the Township of Bloomfield is authorized by majority vote to use money in the Open Space Trust Fund for: (a) acquisition of land for recreation and conservation purposes; (b) development of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes; (c) maintenance of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes; (d) payment of debt service on indebtedness issued or incurred by the Township for any of the purposes set forth above.  The governing body shall determine the amount of funds that it will make available to each acquisition.  

 

              B.              Funding. 

 

(1)              There is hereby established a reserve in the Township’s General Capital fund which shall be known as designated as the “Open Space Trust Fund”, which shall be maintained in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 and N.J.S.A. 40A:5-1. A separate bank account shall be opened and maintained for this purpose.  The funds from the account may be used, as directed by the governing body for (a) acquisition of land for recreation and conservation purposes; (b) development of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes; (c) maintenance of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes; (d) payment of debt service on indebtedness issued or incurred by the Township for any of the purposes set forth above.  The funds from the account may also be used to acquire land which has improvements on it at the time of acquisition, provided that the principal purpose of the acquisition is to preserve open space.  In the event that the governing body shall find it appropriate to apportion the cost of acquisition between open space and improvement, it may do so and charge the Open Space Trust Fund for the approximate value that the governing body deems relative to open space and the Township’s capital account for the value that it determines attributable to improvements.  Furthermore, the Mayor and Council hereby determine that $265,000 per year shall be used for the maintenance of Town Parks

 

              Section 2.              All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

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

              Councilman Joanow strenuously objected to the adoption of the Ordinance.  After a lengthy discussion between the Mayor and Councilmembers, Councilman Joanow made a motion to have the issue of amending the Ordinance placed on the November election as a voter referendum, which was seconded by Councilman Bernard.


              Vote to place the amendment of the Ordinance on the November election as a referendum showed the following:

 

              Councilman Chalet - No                            Councilman Venezia - No

              Councilman Joanow - Yes                            Councilwoman Dunigan - Absent

              Councilman Bernard - Yes                            Councilman Hamilton - No

                                                     Mayor McCarthy No

 

              Mayor McCarthy then asked that a vote be taken on amending the Ordinance as it appeared on the evening's agenda.

 

              Vote to adopt amending the Ordinance as it appeared on the evening’s agenda showed the following:

 

RESULT:              FIRST READING [3 TO 3]              Next: 2/13/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Michael Venezia, Bernard Hamilton, Raymond McCarthy

NAYS:              Elias Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Carlos Bernard

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

             

              Mayor McCarthy stated that the Ordinance failed to move.

 

              Mayor McCarthy then called for the Resolution pertaining to retirements in the Fire Department

 

              Councilman Venezia moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

FIRE RETIREMENTS

 

              WHEREAS, Deputy Chief  Stevan Cooper, Fire Official Thomas Pelaia, Captain Steven Barrow, Captain Steven Bifano, Captain William Coffey, Captain Anthony Galioto, Captain Wallace Kislowski, Captain Patrick Lenez, Captain Timothy Murphy, Captain Kevin Perucki, Firefighter Steven Fiumefreddo, Firefighter Hugh Flaherty, Firefighter Steven Gehringer, Firefighter Peter Mullen, Firefighter Joseph Rehus, Firefighter Robert Roberts, Firefighter Frank Yavorski and Firefighter Michael Infante have retired from their position in the Bloomfield Fire Department in the year of 2011; and

 

              WHEREAS, these members admirably served the Township for over twenty-five years; and

 

WHEREAS, the record which Deputy Chief  Stevan Cooper, Fire Official Thomas Pelaia, Captain Steven Barrow, Captain Steven Bifano, Captain William Coffey, Captain Anthony Galioto, Captain Wallace Kislowski, Captain Patrick Lenez, Captain Timothy Murphy, Captain Kevin Perucki, Firefighter Steven Fiumefreddo, Firefighter Hugh Flaherty, Firefighter Steven Gehringer, Firefighter Peter Mullen, Firefighter Joseph Rehus, Firefighter Robert Roberts, Firefighter Frank Yavorski and Firefighter Michael Infante has achieved in the performance of their duties is deserving of recognition and commendation.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, that on behalf of the people of the Township we hereby commend and recognize Deputy Chief  Stevan Cooper, Fire Official Thomas Pelaia, Captain Steven Barrow, Captain Steven Bifano, Captain William Coffey, Captain Anthony Galioto, Captain Wallace Kislowski, Captain Patrick Lenez, Captain Timothy Murphy, Captain Kevin Perucki, Firefighter Steven Fiumefreddo, Firefighter Hugh Flaherty, Firefighter Steven Gehringer, Firefighter Peter Mullen, Firefighter Joseph Rehus, Firefighter Robert Roberts, Firefighter Frank Yavorski and Firefighter Michael Infante for their years of dedicated service to the community.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Thereafter, those retired firefighters who were present in the audience approached the podium where they were each presented with a copy of the Resolution.

 

              Mayor McCarthy took the opportunity to thank each of the retired firefighters for their service to the Township.

 

9.              Hearing Upon, Adoption or Amendment of Proposed Ordinances on Second Reading

 

              Mayor McCarthy then called for the Hearing, Adoption or Amendment of Proposed Ordinances on Second Reading.

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER 454, “SEWERS”, ARTICLE I “Sewer Connections” §454-10 “Stoppage”   WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

 

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

 

              Mayor McCarthy called for comments from the public and Council.

 

              Leo Sceurman, 50 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey, took the microphone and asked for clarification concerning some of the language of the proposed Ordinance, to which the Township Engineer, Paul Lasek, responded.

 

              Councilman Venezia thereafter commented that he had concerns relating to the potential monetary exposure to the homeowners of the Township.

 

              Mayor McCarthy stated the proposed amendment to the Ordinance simplified the language of the original Ordinance, to which Paul Lasek, Township Engineer, agreed.

 

              There being no further comments from the public or Council, the Mayor asked the Municipal Clerk to poll the Council.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY VACATING PORTIONS OF THE PUBLIC ROADS

 

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

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,652,600 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,519,995 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

 

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

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

10.              Consent Resolutions

             

              Mayor McCarthy called for the Consent Agenda Resolutions.

 

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilman Bernard seconded, the adoption of the following twelve (12) Consent Agenda Resolutions:

 

DETECTIVE BUREAU

 

              WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Township and  the Bloomfield PBA Local 32 has an increased salary guide for Detectives as compared to the Police Officers; and

 

WHEREAS, in the past it does not appear that any detective has ever been transferred out of the detective bureau after reaching top pay only to be transferred back to the position of detective at a later date; and

 

WHEREAS, the  Collective Bargaining Agreement currently requires that a detective in the above factual scenario start at the first step of the salary guide and work his way back to the top pay; and

 

WHEREAS, after reviewing the factual scenario the Mayor and Council have formed the conclusion that it is appropriate that any detective transferred from the detective bureau and at a later transferred back to the detective  bureau should receive the same salary to which he was receiving before being transferred out of the detective bureau; and

 

WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified funding is available.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby state that it is the policy of the Township of Bloomfield that a detective transferred from the detective bureau and later transferred back to the detective bureau shall remain at the same salary step to which the detective reached before being transferred.

 

THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, COUNTY OF ESSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY REFERRING AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 112 (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) OF THE TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE TO THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

 

              WHEREAS, the New Jersey Supreme Court and New Jersey Legislature have recognized in So. Burlington Co. NAACP v. Mount Laurel, 67 N.J. 151 (1975 (“Mount Laurel I”); So. Burlington Co. NAACP v. Mount Laurel, 92 N.J. 158 (1983) (“Mount Laurel II”); and the Fair Housing Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-301 et seq. (“FHA”) that New Jersey municipalities have responsibilities concerning the need to provide affordable housing for low and moderate income households; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield (the “Township”) adopted an inclusionary zoning ordinance to facilitate the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing revised round three growth share rules in connection with residential and nonresidential development (the “Ordinance”); and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township has determined that it is necessary to amend the Ordinance to provide the Township with additional options and flexibility for the construction of affordable housing units; and              WHEREAS, by way of this amendment, the Township will continue to ensure that as developers build residential and non-residential projects, they address affordable housing in a manner consistent with the statutory law, State regulations and policies described above, policies soundly rooted in New Jersey Supreme Court precedent, and the Township seeks to refer this amendment to the Planning Board for review and recommendation.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, as follows:

 

              Section 1.              The above WHEREAS paragraphs are hereby incorporated herein by reference as though specifically set forth herein below.

 

Section 2.               The Township Mayor and Council hereby refer to the Planning board for review and recommendation an amendment to the Affordable Housing Ordinance which would provide the Township with additional options and flexibility for the construction of affordable housing units.

 

              Section 3.              If any part(s) of this resolution shall be deemed invalid, such part(s) shall be severed and the invalidity thereby shall not affect the remaining parts of this resolution.

 

              Section 4.              All ordinances and resolutions or parts thereof inconsistent with the ordinance are hereby rescinded.

 

              Section 5.              This resolution shall take effect in accordance with applicable law.

 

THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, REFERRING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BLOCK 228 AND BLOCK 220, LOT 40 REDEVELOPMENT AREA TO THE PLANNING BOARD FOR REVIEW

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on September 8, 2000, the Mayor and Council (“Mayor and Council”) of the Township of Bloomfield (the “Township”) authorized and directed the Planning Board of the Township (the “Planning Board”) to undertake an investigation and determine whether the properties identified as Block 220, Lots 26, 27, 30, 35, 40 and 80, Block 225, Lots 1 and 9, Block 227, Lots 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 32 and 35, Block 228, Lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33 and 35, and Block 243, Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18 and 20 on the Township’s tax map (collectively, the “2000 Study Area”), met the statutory criteria for designation as an area in need of redevelopment pursuant to the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq. (the “Redevelopment Law”); and

 

              WHEREAS, at the direction of the Planning Board, Heyer Gruel Associates, P.A. (“Heyer Gruel”) conducted the investigation and prepared a report, dated November 3, 2000 (the “2000 Study”) regarding whether the 2000 Study Area met the statutory criteria set forth in the Redevelopment Law for designation as an area in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Planning Board considered the 2000 Study during a public hearing and, by resolution adopted on December 5, 2000, recommended that the 2000 Study Area be designated as an area in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on December 18, 2000, the Mayor and Council agreed with the Planning Board’s recommendation and designated the 2000 Study Area as an area in need of redevelopment (the 2000 Study Area shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Redevelopment Area”); and

 

              WHEREAS, Heyer Gruel prepared a supplemental report, dated July 2006 (the “Supplemental Study”), in which it again concluded that the Redevelopment Area, as of the dates of the 2000 Study and the Supplemental Study, met the statutory criteria for designation as an area in need of redevelopment, and in which it set forth, in greater detail, the basis for such conclusions; and

 

              WHEREAS, on July 20, 2006, the Planning Board considered the Supplemental Study during a public hearing and, by resolution duly adopted on August 1, 2006, it concluded that the 2000 designation of the Redevelopment Area was supported by substantial evidence and it recommended to the governing body of the Township that the Supplemental Study validates the conclusion reached in 2000 that the Redevelopment Area met the statutory criteria for designation as an area in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on August 7, 2006, the Mayor and Council accepted the recommendation made by the Planning Board and agreed with the Planning Board’s conclusion that the Supplemental Study validated the conclusion reached in 2000 that the Redevelopment Area met the statutory criteria for designation as an area in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, by ordinance finally adopted on December 15, 2008, the Mayor and Council approved and adopted a redevelopment plan for the redevelopment of the portion of the Redevelopment Area, along with other parcels which had previously been designated as an Area in Need of Rehabilitation, consisting of certain parcels located in Blocks 220, 225, 227, 228, 242, 243 and 255; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Haberman Building Corporation (“HBC”), through other entities with the same ownership structure as, or otherwise controlled by, HBC, is the former owner of the portions of the Redevelopment Area formerly known as Block 228, Lots 4, 19 and 21 (collectively, the “Block 228 Properties”) and is the current owner of the property located at Block 220, Lot 40 (the “Train Station Property”); and

 

              WHEREAS, on September 15, 2009, the Township and HBC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”), setting forth each party’s expectations with respect to the redevelopment of the Block 228 Properties and the Train Station Property; and

 

              WHEREAS, at the time the MOU was executed, HBC was interested in maintaining an ownership interest in the project to be constructed on Block 228 and in redeveloping the Train Station Property; and

 

              WHEREAS, toward those ends, the MOU provided, among other things, that HBC was to convey the Block 228 Properties to the Township for a nominal sum and that upon the completion of the redevelopment of Block 228, the redeveloper thereof would convey a portion of the completed improvements to HBC for a nominal sum; and

 

              WHEREAS, the MOU also provided that the Township was to designate HBC or its designated successor or assign as the redeveloper of the Train Station Property and then negotiate with HBC, in good faith, the terms of a redevelopment agreement; and

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on October 22, 2009, the Mayor and Council designated HBC as the conditional redeveloper of the Train Station Property; and

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on November 16, 2009, the Mayor and Council again directed the Planning Board to undertake an investigation and determine whether the properties located in the Redevelopment Area are in need of redevelopment and should be determined or not determined to be areas in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, at the direction of the Planning Board, the firm Phillips Preiss Shapiro Associates, Inc. (“Phillips”) conducted the investigation and, at the Planning Board’s direction, Phillips initially limited its investigation to the properties identified as Block 220, Lot 40, and Block 228, Lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33 and 35 on the Township’s tax map (collectively, “Area 3”); and

 

              WHEREAS, Phillips prepared a report, dated May 2010 (the “Phillips Study”), regarding whether the properties in Area 3, or any portion thereof, met the statutory criteria set forth in the Redevelopment Law for designation as an area in need of redevelopment; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Planning Board considered the Phillips Study during a public hearing on June 22, 2010 and September 23, 2010 and, by resolution duly adopted on September 23, 2010, the Planning Board concluded that the properties in Area 3 met the statutory criteria for designation as an area in need of redevelopment and recommended that the Township so designate such properties; and

 

              WHEREAS, by resolution duly adopted on October 18, 2010, the Mayor and Council accepted the Planning Board’s recommendation and designated the properties included in Area 3 as an area in need of redevelopment (Area 3 shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40 Redevelopment Area”); and

 

              WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 11-2, adopted on February 7, 2011, the Mayor and Council approved and adopted a redevelopment plan for the redevelopment of the Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40 Redevelopment Area, entitled Redevelopment Plan for Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40” (the “Redevelopment Plan”); and

              WHEREAS, in the meantime, in early 2010, HBC determined that it no longer desired to redevelop the Block 228 Properties and that, instead, it desired to sell same to the Parking Authority of the Township of Bloomfield (the “Parking Authority”); and

 

              WHEREAS, on April 27, 2010, an affiliate of HBC and the Parking Authority entered into a purchase and sale agreement in connection with the Block 228 Properties; and

 

              WHEREAS, on September 15, 2010, the Parking Authority closed on the acquisition of the Block 228 Properties and the Parking Authority is now the owner thereof; and

 

              WHEREAS, after the execution of the MOU and the designation of HBC as the conditional redeveloper of the Train Station Property in late 2009, the Township and HBC representatives discussed, in good faith, the redevelopment of the Train Station Property, including terms regarding (i) the renovation of the existing train station facility, (ii) the provision of public access to the train station platform and (iii) the construction of new retail space, and the Township engaged several consultants, at substantial expense, to help identify ways to redevelop the Train Station Property and to identify potential funding sources for the redevelopment thereof; and

 

              WHEREAS, a representative of HBC subsequently advised the Township, however, that it no longer desired to redevelop the Train Station Property and that, instead, it would like to sell same; and

 

              WHEREAS, toward that end, the Township commissioned and paid for a real estate appraisal for the Train Station Property and forwarded same to HBC for review; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township then determined that the MOU was moot, and by resolution adopted on September 19, 2011, the Mayor and Council terminated the MOU and the designation of HBC as the conditional redeveloper of the Train Station Property; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township offered to purchase the Train Station Property from HBC based on the appraised value thereof, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council; and

 

              WHEREAS, by letter to the Township dated December 14, 2011, HBC rejected the Township’s offer and advised the Township that it still desires to own and develop the Train Station Property, including with a restaurant on the track level of the station and a multi-story retail office building on the property adjacent to the station; and

 

              WHEREAS, notwithstanding HBC’s stated desire to develop the Train Station Property, it appears that the relatively small size of the parcel, the limitation on the ability to demolish the train station due to its historic designation status and the engineering limitations on the ability to develop the property due to its configuration and topographic condition, all make the prospect of HBC’s development extraordinarily costly and, therefore, unlikely if not impossible; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Parking Authority owns all of the lots on Block 228, along with portions of surrounding rights-of-way vacated by the Township; and

 

              WHEREAS, pursuant to that certain Redevelopment Agreement by and between Bloomfield Center Urban Renewal, L.L.C. (the “Redeveloper”) and the Township, dated March 8, 2011, the Redeveloper will redeveloper the portion of Area 3 consisting of all of the lots on Block 228 and vacated portions of the Lackawanna Place and Washington Street rights-of-way (collectively, the “Project Site”) by constructing thereon a project consisting of: (i) (A) approximately 60,000 square feet of retail space, including approximately 10,000 square feet of restaurant space, and (B) approximately 224 residential units (together, the “BCUR Project”) on a portion of the Project Site that it will own; and (ii) an approximately 439 space parking garage (the “Parking Garage” and, together with the BCUR Project, the “Block 228 Redevelopment Project”) on a portion of the Project Site that the Parking Authority will own; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Parking Authority has completed the demolition of the last remaining buildings on Block 228 to make way for the construction of the Block 228 Redevelopment Project; and

 

              WHEREAS, since HBC has owned the Train Station Property, the property has fallen into a state of disrepair, contains a structure that is now uninhabitable and is an eyesore, and is in such a condition that commuters utilizing the train station platform are endangered and inconvenienced while traversing the Train Station Property to access said train station platform; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township believes that it is in the best interest of the Township to make every effort to ensure that the Train Station Property is renovated, to the extent financially feasible, physically possible and maximally productive, to allow for safer and easier public access to the train station platform, and to make the property’s condition compatible with the adjacent property once the Block 228 Redevelopment Project is complete and enhance the value of the Parking Garage to the entire community; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township now desires to amend the Redevelopment Plan to provide that the Train Station Property - Block 220, Lot 40 - be identified as a property to be acquired as necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Redevelopment Plan, including by eminent domain, if necessary; and

 

              WHEREAS, the public purpose of such an acquisition by the power of eminent domain pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-8c of the Redevelopment Law would be to effectuate the redevelopment of the Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40 Redevelopment Area, although the Township wishes to clarify that it also possesses the power to acquire property through the power of eminent domain to accomplish other public purposes pursuant to the process set forth in N.J.S.A. 20:3-1 et seq.; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township finds that it is not necessary to identify the other properties in the Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40 Redevelopment Area because such properties are owned by a public body and/or are already the subject of a redevelopment agreement; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township also desires to clarify that the area subject to the Redevelopment Plan includes the area to the centerline of the Lackawanna Place right-of-way, which was included in the designated Block 228 and Block 220, Lot 40 Redevelopment Area, and the area to the centerline of the Washington Street and Glenwood Avenue rights-of-way surrounding Block 228, which areas were included in the originally designated Redevelopment Area; and

 

              WHEREAS, on January 17, 2011, the Mayor and Council introduced an ordinance (the “Ordinance”) amending the Redevelopment Plan in the manner described herein, and the Mayor and Council desire to direct the Planning Board to review such proposed amendments to the Redevelopment Plan in accordance with the Redevelopment Law.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, as follows:

 

              Section 1.              The aforementioned recitals are incorporated herein as though fully set forth at length.

 

              Section 2.              The Township Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of the Ordinance to the Planning Board for review in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-7e.

 

              Section 3.              The Planning Board is hereby directed to review the proposed Ordinance and provide a report with its recommendations to the Township council within 45 days of the date of this resolution, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-7e.

 

              Section 4.              This resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

3RD PARTY ELEVATOR INSPECTION SERVICES

 

WHEREAS, after the required legal advertising was published, sealed bids were received in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey on January 4, 2012 by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., “Local Public Contracts Law” for 2-Year Contract - 3rd Party Elevator Inspection Services; and

 

WHEREAS, the bids received were referred to the Township Engineer for review; and

 

WHEREAS, a single bid was received from Municipal Inspection Corporation, 183 West 4th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 at a cost of ninety-five (95) percent of the fees as described in the New Jersey Administrative Code, NJAC 5:23-4.12 through 4:14; and

 

WHEREAS, after review of the bids by the Township Engineer, Municipal Inspection Corporation was determined to be qualified to perform this work; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Township Engineer that the contract be awarded to Municipal Inspection Corporation, 183 West 4th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 at a cost of ninety-five (95) percent of the fees as described in the New Jersey Administrative Code, NJAC 5:23-4.12 through 4:14; and

 

WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has indicated that funding is available in Township Operating Accounts.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby accepts the recommendation of the Township Engineer and he may enter into a contract for the above services with Municipal Inspection Corporation, 183 West 4th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 at a cost of ninety-five (95) percent of the fees as described in the New Jersey Administrative Code, NJAC 5:23-4.12 through 4:14.

 

REFUND WATER OVERPAYMENTS

 

              WHEREAS, water payments on the attached list of properties in the Township of Bloomfield have been overpaid; and

 

              WHEREAS, the overpayments require a refund in the total amount of $109.83 for 2011.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby authorize the Township Treasurer to issue refund checks totaling $109.83  for 2011 as reflected in the attached list.

 

REFUND TAX OVERPAYMENTS - $5,636.89 FOR 2011 AND $979.32 FOR 2012

 

              WHEREAS, property taxes on the attached list of properties in the Township of Bloomfield have been overpaid; and

 

              WHEREAS, the overpayments require a refund in the total amount of $5,636.89 for 2011 and $979.32 for 2012.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby authorize the Township Treasurer to issue refund checks totaling $5,636.89 for 2011 and $979.32 for 2012 as reflected in the attached list.

 

AUTHORIZING TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS

 

              WHEREAS, under N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59 transfers are permitted between budget appropriations during the first three months of the fiscal year; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance recommends the Mayor and Council approve the following transfers:

 

ACCOUNT NO.

TITLE

FROM

TO

1-01-23-733-093

Group Insurance for Emp - Medical Exp.

25,000.00

 

1-01-23-733-096

Group Insurance for Emp - Prescription Card

72,000.00

 

1-01-20-710-027

Department of Assessment - Legal Services

 

675.00

1-01-26-726-025

Serv Bldgs - Maint of Motor Vehicles

 

4,600.00

1-01-26-772-030

Public bldgs. & Grds - Materials & Supplies

 

2,700.00

1-01-20-712-027

Dept of Law - Legal Services

 

40,000.00

1-01-23-732-093

WCI - Medical Expenses

 

35,000.00

1-01-25-745-051

Police Dept - Purchase of Vehicles

 

12,025.00

1-01-20-707-011

Info Systems - Salaries & Wages

 

2,000.00

 

 

97,000.00

97,000.00

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield in the County of Essex, State of New Jersey, that the transfers between 2011 Budget Appropriation s be made as follows:

 

1-01-23-733-093

Group Insurance for Emp - Medical Exp.

25,000.00

 

1-01-23-733-096

Group Insurance for Emp - Prescription Card

72,000.00

 

1-01-20-710-027

Department of Assessment - Legal Services

 

675.00

1-01-26-726-025

Serv Bldgs - Maint of Motor Vehicles

 

4,600.00

1-01-26-772-030

Public bldgs. & Grds - Materials & Supplies

 

2,700.00

1-01-20-712-027

Dept of Law - Legal Services

 

40,000.00

1-01-23-732-093

WCI - Medical Expenses

 

35,000.00

1-01-25-745-051

Police Dept - Purchase of Vehicles

 

12,025.00

1-01-20-707-011

Info Systems - Salaries & Wages

 

2,000.00

 

 

97,000.00

97,000.00

 

AUTHORIZING TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS

 

              WHEREAS, under N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59 transfers are permitted between budget appropriations during the first three months of the succeeding fiscal year; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance recommends the Mayor and Council approve the following transfers:

 

ACCOUNT NO.

TITLE

FROM

 

TO

 

 

 

 

 

1-05-36-837-137

FICA

18,000.00

 

 

1-05-36-836-136

PERS

 

 

9,500.00

1-05-26-511-030

Water Maint. - Materials & Supplies

 

 

8,500.00

 

 

$18,000.00

 

$18,000.00

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield in the County of Essex, State of New Jersey, that the transfers between 2011 Budget Appropriations be made as follows:

 

TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

WATER UTILITY TRANSFERS 1W

 

ACCOUNT NO.

TITLE

FROM

 

TO

 

 

 

 

 

1-05-36-837-137

FICA

18,000.00

 

 

1-05-36-836-136

PERS

 

 

9,500.00

1-05-26-511-030

Water Maint. - Materials & Supplies

 

 

8,500.00

 

 

$18,000.00

 

$18,000.00

 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL TO ACCEPT A SUBGRANT AWARD OF THE FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2011 OF DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield, Office of Emergency Management has been awarded State Homeland Security Grant Program Subgrant CFDA #97.042, Award #2011-P110-0702 from the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management.  The Subgrant, consisting of a total amount of $10,000.00, including $5,000.00 Federal Award and $5,000.00 Local Matching Funds, is for the purpose of enhancing Bloomfield’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism, natural disasters and other catastrophic events and emergencies; and

              WHEREAS, the subgrant award incorporates all conditions and representations contained or made in application and notice of award #2011-EP-EO-0047; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield Office of Emergency Management, designated by the New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management, has submitted an Application for Subgrant Award that has been required by the said New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Application for Subgrant Award calls for a match in the amount of $5,000.00 which the Bloomfield Office of Emergency Management adequately satisfies through the 2011 Township of Bloomfield  approved budget for Division salaries and wages and fringe benefits.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield here with accepts the award of the FFY11 Homeland Security Emergency Management Performance Grant Program Subgrant in the amount of $5,000.00 Federal Funds from the New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $5,000.00 is hereby appropriated under the Office of Emergency Management Budget

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township Administrator, the Chief Fiscal Officer and the Bloomfield Coordinator of Emergency Management are authorized to sign the appropriate subgrant award documents; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management; the Director of the Division of Local Government Services; the Bloomfield Township Administrator; the Bloomfield Chief Financial Officer; the Bloomfield Office of Emergency Management and Office of the Treasury.

 

PLANNING BOARD

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield has the duty and responsibility to appoint members of the Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the following individuals have been appointed by the Mayor to the Planning Board

 

John

Pietrykoski

John

Zitka

Paul

Lasek

Councilman Bernard

Hamilton

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby recognize that the Mayor has made the following appoints.

 

Planning Board

John

Pietrykoski

12/31/15

Planning Board

John

Zitka

12/31/13

Planning Board - Mun. Rep

Paul

Lasek

12/31/12

Planning Board Liaison

Councilman Bernard

Hamilton

12/31/12

 

RECREATION COMMISSION

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield has the duty and responsibility to appoint members of the Recreation Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, the following individuals have been appointed by the Mayor to the Recreation Commission

 

Barbara

Francisco

Ben

Contella

John 

Marek Jr.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby recognize that the Mayor has made the following appoints.

 

Board of Recreation

Barbara

Francisco

12/31/16

Board of Recreation

Ben

Contella

12/31/16

Board of Recreation      Alt #2

John 

Marek Jr.

12/31/16

 

LIBRARY BOARD

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield has the duty and responsibility to appoint members of the Library board; and

 

WHEREAS, the following individuals have been appointed by the Mayor to the Library Board

 

Donna

Farms

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby recognize that the Mayor has made the following appoints.

 

Library Board of Trustees

Donna

Farms

12/31/16

 

              Vote on the preceding twelve (12) Consent Agenda Resolutions showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

             

 

11.              Resolutions

              Mayor McCarthy called for Resolutions.

              Council Hamilton moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION CHRISTINE V. RENGA - FORMER DEPUTY MUNICIPAL CLERK

 

              WHEREAS, Christine V. Renga (nee Lessa) 91, originally born in Newark, New Jersey, but who lived in Bloomfield for the last 66 years, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at her home in Bloomfield, New Jersey; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine V. Renga was the Deputy Municipal Clerk in the Municipal Clerk’s Office of the Township of Bloomfield, and retired from that position effective December 1, 2007 upon completion of more than forty-seven (47) years of service where she had been a loyal and diligent employee to the Township of Bloomfield and its’ inhabitants; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine was hired with the Township of Bloomfield on June 6, 1960 as a Senior Clerk Stenographer; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine was then promoted to Principal Clerk Stenographer in the Department of Administration, Office to the Town Clerk in 1966; and

 

              WHEREAS, after many years of working under numerous Mayors and Township Council members, Christine was promoted to Deputy Municipal Clerk in 1980 where she served in that position for the last twenty-seven (27) years of her career with the Township; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine was also President of the Municipal Clerks Association of Essex County, President of the Disabled American Veterans in Bloomfield, President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bloomfield Elks, and a member of the Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield, and the Auxiliary of Bloomfield Knights of Columbus, the Columbiettes; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine V. Renga was the wife of the late Salvatore P. Renga; mother of Dr. James M. Renga and his wife, Dr. Nancy Parker, of Indianapolis, and the late JoAnn Matthews; sister of Antoinette Van Laar of Livingston, New Jersey, and the late John Lessa; grandmother of Ian and his wife Katie, of Boulder, Colorado; Teddy and his wife, Jean, of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Andrew and his wife, Julia, of Boston, Massachusetts; and

 

              WHEREAS, Christine V. Renga’s passing is a great loss to her family, friends and the people of the Township of Bloomfield.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and the Council of the Township of Bloomfield, that on their behalf, and on behalf of all of the Employees of the Township, and the Citizens of the Township, that this public expression of appreciation be made in Christine’s memory for her invaluable and dedicated service to the community; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall be spread in full upon the minutes of this meeting and that a copy thereof signed by the Mayor shall be presented to her beloved son, Jim, as an expression of the high esteem in which Christine was held during her lifetime.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Bernard moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR AN APPRAISAL CONSULTANT

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for an Appraisal Consultant, and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township’s Assessor has determined that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, McNerney & Associates, 266 Harristown Road - Suite 301, PO Box 67, Glen Rock, NJ  07452 (hereinafter “Professional”) (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the services at a cost of $125.00 hourly; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow commented that he could not support the adoption of the Resolution because there was only one responsive bid to the Request for Proposal.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A WATER & SEWER OPERATOR

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire professional Engineering Services for licensed operation of the Township’s water and sewer system and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has certified in writing that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Marucci Engineering Associates, (hereinafter  “Professional”) 116 Whippany Road, Whippany, New Jersey 07981 has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services for a total price, not to exceed $39,600.00 yearly, and an hourly rate of $99.00 per hour for services not covered under the scope of water and sewer operation; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of this service.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter in a  contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirement for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirement for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contracts calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution/and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow stated that even though there was only one responsive bidder to the Request for Proposal, the responsive bidder had over twenty-five years experience working with the Township and therefore he could, in good conscious, vote to award the contract to the responsive bidder.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilman Bernard seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A TAX ATTORNEY

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Tax Attorney and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township’s Assessor has certified that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, O’Donnell McCord PC, 12 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ  06960 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal offering to provide the service for the amount of $150.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow commented that he could not support the adoption of the Resolution because there was only one responsive bid to the Request for Proposal.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Bernard moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR TREASURY SERVICES

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires a Treasury Service Consultant and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Russell Jarger, 102 Lake Drive East, Wayne, New Jersey (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted a proposal indicating he will provide the services at a cost not to exceed $,176.00 per month with outside scope of $49.00 per hour; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has reviewed the proposal submitted by the Professional and recommends that the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon his response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Venezia moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Risk Management Consultant and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Fairview Insurance Agency Associates, Inc., 25 Fairview Ave, Verona, New Jersey 07044 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the services at a cost of 7% of the assessment paid by the Joint Insurance Fund; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow stated that because he had not been provided with a copy of each bid that had been submitted, he would have difficulty voting to adopt the Resolution.

 

              Councilman Bernard asked for clarification as to which vendor had been awarded the contract, to which Mayor McCarthy responded.

 


              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Hamilton moved, and Councilman Chalet seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A REDEVELOPMENT ATTORNEY

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Redevelopment Attorney and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one year and will end December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader L.L.C., 218 Route 17 North Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the services at a blended rate of $185.00 per hour; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A MUNICIPAL AUDITOR

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for a Municipal Auditor and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has determined that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Samuel Klein and Company, 550 Broad Street, 11th Floor, Newark, NJ, 07102-4543 hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services at a cost not to exceed $59,825; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR BOND COUNSEL

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for Bond Counsel and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, McManimon and Scotland, LLC, One Riverfront Plaza, Fourth Floor, Newark, NJ, (hereinafter “Professional”), has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Bernard moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A PART-TIME FORESTRY CONSULTANT

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a part-time Forestry Consultant and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of  N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and


              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, First Mountain Arboriculture, LLC., Stephen Schuckman, 37 Oak Road, Caldwell, NJ  (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating he will provide the services for a standard hourly rate of $75 per hour; an emergency call or weekend/holydays a rate of $100.00 per hour; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Venezia moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR AN INSURANCE BROKER

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for an Insurance Broker and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Fairview Insurance Agency Assoc., 25 Fairview Avenue, Verona, NJ  07044 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating a desire to act as the Township’s Insurance Broker of Record; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow asked for clarification as to the fee the Broker would charge, to which Township Attorney, Brian Aloia, responded.


              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Hamilton moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A DENTAL INSURANCE BROKER

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for a Dental Insurance Broker and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, RD Parisi Associates, Inc., 100 Executive Dr., Suite 338, West Orange, NJ  07052, (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating a desire to act as the Township’s Dental Insurance Broker of Record; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow commented that he could not support the adoption of the Resolution because there was only one responsive bid to the Request for Proposal.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need for an Information Technology  Consultant and has advertised a request for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has determined that the value of the service may exceed $17,500: and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, United Computer, 100 Dobbs Lane, Suite 208, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary service at a cost not to exceed $48,000.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has reviewed the proposal submitted by the Professional and recommends that the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services; and

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Director of Finance to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Councilman Joanow commented that he could not support the adoption of the Resolution because there was only one responsive bid to the Request for Proposal.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A REDEVELOPMENT ATTORNEY

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Redevelopment Attorney and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one year and will end December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Scarinci Hollenbeck, 1100 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071-0790 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the services at a of $190.00 per hour and not to exceed the amount of $250,000; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

 

              Councilman Bernard moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A REDEVELOPMENT ATTORNEY

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Redevelopment Attorney and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service will exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one year and will end December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, McManimon & Scotland, LLC, 1037 Raymond Boulevard, Suite 400, Newark, New Jersey 07102 has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the services at a blended rate of $185.00 per hour for attorneys and $125  for paralegals; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and


              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Venezia moved, and Councilman Hamilton seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS FOR A GRANTS CONSULTANT

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield requires the services of a Grants Consultant and has advertised the need for this professional service on the Township of Bloomfield’s website as part of the fair and open process pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator has certified that the value of the service may exceed $17,500; and

 

              WHEREAS, the term of this contract is one (1) year and will end on December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Millennium Strategies, 60 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ  07006 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted the attached proposal indicating they will provide the necessary service for a total price not to exceed $72,000.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council approve entering into an agreement with the Professional based upon their response; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funds are available to cover the cost of these services.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield authorizes and directs the Township Administrator to enter into a contract/retainer agreement with the Professional within 10 days as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this contract/retainer agreement is entered into in accordance with the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services and no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and


              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all of the terms contained in the Standardized Submission Requirements for Professional Services are incorporated into the Professional’s contract/retainer unless specifically excluded; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Standardized Submission Requirements the Township reserves the right to cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days’ notice and the Professional shall only be paid for the work completed or on a pro-rated amount if the contract calls for a monthly retainer; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services shall be placed on file with this resolution and a copy of the contract/retainer agreement entered into; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract should incorporate the terms and conditions contained in Professional’s response to the request for Professional Services.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [5 TO 1]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

NAYS:              Nicholas Joanow

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Hamilton moved, and Councilman Venezia seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

REJECTION OF BIDS FOR OPEN SPACE PLANNING AND LAND ACQUISITION CONSULTANTS

 

              WHEREAS, after the required legal advertising was published, sealed bids were received in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey on January 4, 2012 by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., “Local Public Contracts Law” for an Open Space Planner and Land Acquisition Consultant; and

 

              WHEREAS, the bids received were referred to the Township Administrator for review; and

 

              WHEREAS, a total of eleven (1) bids were submitted to the Township Administrator for review and recommendation; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Administrator recommends that all bids be rejected and the Township advertise for bids and appoint Open Space Planner and Land Acquisition Consultant on a project specific basis; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby accepts the recommendation of the Township Administrator.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, hereby reject all bids for an Open Space Planner and Land Acquisition Consultant.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

REJECTION OF BIDS FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

 

              WHEREAS, after the required legal advertising was published, sealed bids were received in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey on January 4, 2012 by the Purchasing Committee of the Township of Bloomfield in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., “Local Public Contracts Law” for an Engineering Consultant; and

 

              WHEREAS, the bids received were referred to the Township Engineer for review; and

 

              WHEREAS, a total of eleven (11) bids were submitted to the Township Engineer for review and recommendation; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Engineer recommends that all bids be rejected and the Township advertise for bids and appoint Engineers on a project specific basis; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council hereby accepts the recommendation of the Township Engineer.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, hereby reject all bids for an Engineer Consultant.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

             

12.              Unfinished Business

              Mayor McCarthy stated that there was no Unfinished Business to be discussed.

13.              New Business

              Mayor McCarthy called for New Business.

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilman Bernard seconded, the granting of a license to the following:

MASSAGE/BODY WORK/SOMATIC THERAPIST INDIVIDUAL LICENSE

 

Erin Claire Abel

144 Lindbergh Boulevard

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - Serenity Spa & Salon)

 

Lerrick B. Santos

74 Willard Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - Flic Spa)

 

Oliver DelaCruz Dimaya

74 Willard Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - Flic Spa)

 

MASSAGE/BODY WORK/SOMATIC THERAPIST ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE

 

Flic Spa

388 Broad Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal)

 

TAXICAB OPERATOR’S LICENSE

 

Robert Griffin

214 Broughton Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(New - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Kenneth J. Griffin

214 Broughton Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(New - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Aaron Henriquez

35 Glenridge Avenue

Apartment 9

Montclair, New Jersey 07042

(New - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

John Paul Castellano

211 Washington Avenue

Belleville, New Jersey 07109

(Renewal - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Savino Palermo

161 Orton Road

West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006

(Renewal - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Panagiotis Efelis

15 Crescent Avenue

Totowa, New Jersey 07512

(Renewal - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Yesenia Blas

135 Davenport Avenue

Newark, New Jersey 07107

(New - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Edward T. Lindwall

168 Bremond Street

Belleville, New Jersey 07109

(New - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Gerard M. Chimento

9-11 Windsor Street

Apartment 2R

Kearny, New Jersey 07032

(Renewal - Bloomfield Taxi)

 

Solly G. Tozzi

10 Olive Street

East Orange, New Jersey 07107

(Renewal - Bloomfield Taxi)

 


LIMOUSINE & LIVERY LICENSE (OWNER)

 

Oscar Gonzalez d/b/a

San Cristobal Limousine

310 W. Passaic Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal)

 

Vilaire Fils-Aime d/b/a

Saint Anne Multiple Services

34 Linden Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal)

 

Mario F. Ortiz d/b/a

Mario F. Ortiz

23 Mill Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal)

 

LIMOUSINE OPERATOR’S LICENSE

 

Oscar Gonzalez

310 W. Passaic Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - San Cristobal Limousine)

 

Vilaire Fils-Aime

34 Linden Avenue

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - Saint Anne Multiple Services)

 

Mario F. Ortiz

23 Mill Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal - Mario F. Ortiz)

 

LANDSCAPER LICENSE

 

Anthony Meola d/b/a

A. Meola Landscaping

308 Walnut Street

Nutley, New Jersey 07110

(Renewal)

 


Lenny Pignatello d/b/a

Lenny’s Landscaping

6 Bruce Road

Montclair, New Jersey 07043

(Renewal)

 

Liberato Iannitelli

38 Jannarone Street

Belleville, New Jersey 07109

(Renewal)

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Carlos Bernard, Third Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Bernard, Venezia, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

 

14.              Miscellaneous

              Mayor McCarthy introduced Mr. Ben Amos, the representative from the Essex County Executive’s Office, who stated that the intersection of Broad Street and Bay Avenue met all site distance requirements and that an upgrade to the intersection would be made in the near future; that the cleanup of John F. Kennedy Drive between Hoover Avenue and Belleville Avenue was completed; and that a solution to the flooding of Watsessing Park was being discussed.

15.              Adjournment

 

              There being no further business to discuss, Mayor McCarthy asked for a Motion to Adjourn the meeting.

 

              Councilman Bernard moved to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Councilman Venezia, and agreed to by all the Councilmembers who were present.  The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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Louise M. Palagano, Municipal Clerk