MINUTES FOR BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP Regular Meeting

Monday, May 21, 2012

7:00 PM – Council Chambers, 1 Municipal Plaza, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.              Call to Order

             

              Ninth Regular Meeting of the Township Council.

 

              The meeting commenced at 7:07 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 the Star Ledger.

 

              This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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

 

              Roll call showed the following:

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Elias Chalet

First Ward Councilman

Present

 

Nicholas Joanow

Second Ward Councilman

Present

 

Carlos Bernard

Third Ward Councilman

Absent

 

Michael Venezia

Councilman at Large

Present

 

Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

Councilwoman at Large

Present

 

Bernard Hamilton

Councilman at Large

Present

 

Raymond McCarthy

Mayor

Present

 

 

              Also present were the following:

 

Louise M. Palagano, Municipal Clerk

Yoshi Manale, Township Administrator

Paul Lasek, Township Engineer

Brian Aloia, Township Attorney

 

II.              Proclamations

             

              Mayor McCarthy then read aloud the following Proclamation:

 

 

YOUTH WEEK-GOVERNMENT DAY 2012

 

              WHEREAS, the future of our Township, our Country and our World depends upon our youth; and

 

              WHEREAS, a strong moral character, a spirit of patriotism and a sense of responsibility in our young people are essential to the overall strength and progress of our nation; and

 

              WHEREAS, the governing body of the Township of Bloomfield recognizes its obligation to aid our youth, mentally and physically and spiritually, in preparation for leadership in the future; and

 

              WHEREAS, the governing body and the citizens of the Township of Bloomfield are extremely proud of our young people and wish to express appreciation for their many achievements;

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAYMOND J. McCARTHY, as Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield, along with the Members of the Township Council, in honor of our young citizens do hereby proclaim the week of May 21, 2012 in the Township of Bloomfield.

 

              Mayor McCarthy then presented the Proclamation to various school advisors and students who were in the audience.

 

              Councilman Venezia then read aloud the following Proclamation:

 

THE JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

              WHEREAS, Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture, and faith of Jewish Americans and their contributions to our Township and our Nation; and

 

              WHEREAS, The story of the Jewish people in America is the story of America itself, when the first Jewish settlers arrived on our shores hundreds of years ago, they saw a land of promise and liberty. With hard work and determination, these individuals helped build our country and strengthen our values. Their commitment to religious freedom and their belief in democracy have enriched our society and helped make our township and country a beacon of hope for all; and

              WHEREAS, Many Jewish Americans served in our military with valor and distinction in times of war and peace. We pay special tribute to all those who stepped forward when our country needed them most. These American heroes confronted grave dangers to protect our Nation; and

              WHEREAS, During Jewish American Heritage Month and throughout the year the Nation honor all our Jewish Americans who played an integral role in shaping the cultural fabric of our Nation. Their spirit and talents have helped Bloomfield Township and America succeed and prosper, and their efforts continue to remind us of the many blessings of this great country; and

              NOW, THEREFORE, I Raymond J. McCarthy, as Mayor of the Township of Bloomfield, along with the Township Council, acknowledge this monumental event and proclaim May 2012 as Jewish American Heritage Month. We call upon Bloomfield residents and all Americans to visit to learn more about the heritage and contributions of Jewish Americans and to observe May 2012 with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies.

 

III.              Presentations

              Mayor McCarthy then introduced Michael Sceurman, Director of Township's Recreation Department, who took the microphone to present the Mayor, Councilmembers, and members of the audience with a brief overview of the achievements, accomplishments and milestones realized by his department.

IV.              Minutes Approval

              Mayor McCarthy called for the approval of minutes of previous meetings.

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the approval of the Minutes of the February 27, 2012 Conference Meeting.

              Vote showed the following:

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

V.              Opening and Reading of Bids

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

 

VI.              Administrative Agenda Presented by the Township Administrator

              Mayor McCarthy stated that under Administrative Agenda presented by the Township Administrator, five new captains of the Bloomfield Fire Department would now be sworn in.

 

              Mayor McCarthy called Brian McDade to the podium, who was then sworn in by the Mayor as a Captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department.

              Mayor McCarthy called John Katinsky to the podium, who was then sworn in by Councilman Hamilton as a Captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department.

              Mayor McCarthy called David Flanagan to the podium, who was then sworn in by Councilwoman Dunigan as a Captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department.

              Mayor McCarthy called Gerald Lynch to the podium, who was then sworn in by the Mayor as a Captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department.

              Mayor McCarthy called Daniel Jacunski to the podium, who was then sworn in by the Mayor as a Captain of the Bloomfield Fire Department.

              Mayor McCarthy congratulated each of them on attaining their new rank, and called for a five minute recess.

              Upon returning from recess, Mayor McCarthy called for the meeting to be brought back to order.

VII.              Reports of Special Council Committees

              Mayor McCarthy stated that there were no reports of Special Council Committees to be presented at the meeting.

 

VIII.              Communications

 

              Mayor McCarthy called for Communications.

 

              The Municipal Clerk informed the Mayor and Council that a letter had been received from CME Associates which was addressed to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection which stated that on behalf of the Bloomfield Parking Authority, CME Associates would be overseeing the remedial investigation of the Bloomfield Town Parking Lot 2 located at 390 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

 

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

 

              There being no speaker, Mayor McCarthy asked for a motion to close the oral portion of the meeting.  Councilman Venezia so moved, and the motion was seconded by Councilman Joanow.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

                            Councilman Chalet - Yes                            Councilman Venezia Yes

                            Councilman Joanow - Yes                            Councilwoman Dunigan Yes                                                        Councilman Bernard - Absent              Councilman Hamilton Yes

Mayor McCarthy - Yes

 

 

IX.              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 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:

 

(426) Linden Avenue, north side, starting at a point 87 feet east of the easterly curb line of Thomas  Street and running 20 feet east there from (31 Linden Avenue).

 

(427) Barbara Street, south side, starting at a point 425 feet east of the easterly curb line of Broughton Avenue and running 20 south there from (34 Barbara 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: 6/4/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

              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:

 

Firefighters  Promoted to Captain after December 31, 2008 or after expiration of current  promotional list

 

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

Base  Pay

Holiday  Pay

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Step 1

102,186.00

8,144.22

104,230.00

8,307.13

106,315.00

8,473.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

106,051.00

8,452.26

108,172.00

8,621.31

110,335.00

8,793.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

109.917.00

8,760.38

112,115.00

8,935.57

114,357.00

9,114.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

113,783.00

9,068.51

116,059.00

9,249.91

118,380.00

9,434.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

116,790.00

9,308.16

119,126.00

9,494.34

121,509.00

9,684.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Officials Fire Protection Promoted after December 31, 2008 or after any extension to current promotional list

 

Effective  December 31, 2012

Effective  January1, 2013

Effective  January 1, 2014

 

Base  Pay

Holiday  Pay

Base  Pay

Holiday Pay

Base Pay

Holiday Pay

Step 1

116,790.00

9,308.16

119,126.00

9,494.34

121,509.00

9,684.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

125,024.00

9,964.41

127,524.00

10,163.66

130,074.00

10,366.90

 

              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: 6/4/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

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

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 Communication Operators Association covering the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of employment including the salaries of employees in the Communication Operators Association; 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, it is necessary to amend the Township of Bloomfield salary ordinance to reflect the salaries contained within the Collective Bargaining Agreement; and

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

 

                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:

 

Sr. Public Safety Telecommunicator (Formerly Sr. Communicator Operator)

Effective January 1, 2012

Effective January 1, 2013

 

 

 

Step 1

24.61

25.10

 

 

 

Step 2

24.89

25.39

 

 

 

Step 3

25.17

25.69

 

 

 

Step 4

25.45

25.96

 

 

 

Step 5

25.73

26.24

 

 

 

Step 6

26.01

26.53

 

 

 

Step 7

26.29

26.81

 

 

 

Step 8

26.57

27.10

 

 

 

Step 9

26.85

27.38

 

 

 

Step 10

27.13

27.67

 

 

 

Step 11

27.41

27.95

 

 

 

Step 12

27.69

28.24

 

 

Public Safety Telecommunicator (Formerly Communication Operator) Effective January 1, 2012Effective January 1, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

16.07

16.39

 

 

 

Step 2

16.98

17.32

 

 

 

Step 3

17.90

18.25

 

 

 

Step 4

18.81

19.18

 

 

 

Step 5

19.72

20.11

 

 

 

Step 6

20.63.

21.04

 

 

 

Step 7

21.55

21.98

 

 

 

Step 8

22.46

22.91

 

 

 

Step 9

23.37

23.84

 

 

 

Step 10

24.28

24.77

 

 

 

Step 11

25.20

25.70

 

 

 

Step 12

26.11

26.63

 


 

Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee  Effective January 1, 2012Effective January 1, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1

16.07

16.39

 

 

 

Step 2

16.98

17.32

 

 

 

Step 3

17.90

18.25

 

 

 

Step 4

18.81

19.18

 

 

 

Step 5

19.72

20.11

 

 

 

Step 6

20.63.

21.04

 

 

 

Step 7

21.55

21.98

 

 

 

Step 8

22.46

22.91

 

 

 

Step 9

23.37

23.84

 

 

 

Step 10

24.28

24.77

 

 

 

Step 11

25.20

25.70

 

 

 

Step 12

26.11

26.63

 

              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: 6/4/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

              Section 1.  Section 2 of an ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING TITLES FOR EMPLOYEES, FIXING SALARY RANGES THEREFORE, FIXING THEIR DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS AND FIXING SALARIES, ADOPTED JULY 21, 1941” that has been amended and supplemented previously multiple times, is hereby further amended and supplemented adjusting the salaries of the positions listed below to read as follows:

 

  POSITION TITLE

Salary Range Per Annum Effective

 

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

Director of Personnel

$85,000

 

$105,000

 

              Section 2.  All employees hired after January 1, 1977 shall have a salary range of seven steps, except those positions indicated or those positions without a salary range.

 

              Section 3.  Those employees whose salaries are fixed and determined by this ordinance, terminating their services with the Township, shall be paid one-twelfth (1/12) of their annual salary for each complete month employed by the Township.  Such employees working a part of a month shall be paid for the actual days worked in the final month of employment to be calculated at the rate of one-tenth (1/10) of the bi-weekly salary multiplied by the actual number of days worked in the final month of employment.

 

              Section 4.  All ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

              Section 5.  This ordinance shall take effect according to law.

 

              Vote showed the following:

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 6/4/2012 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

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

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

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW JERSEY AMENDING CHAPTER 112 OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE

 

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

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 491, “SOLID WASTE,” ARTICLE III “Collection and Disposal” § 491-16 “Violations and penalties” WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

 

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

 

              Mayor McCarthy called for comments from the public or Council.

 

              Councilman Joanow asked that the Township Attorney reiterate the fines contained in the Ordinance, to which Brian Aloia, the Township Attorney, read aloud the fines contained in the Ordinance.

 

              There being no further comments, Mayor McCarthy asked the Municipal Clerk to poll the Council.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

 

 

 

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 318, LANDSCAPERS, § 318-5, License and decals fees; terms of license; renewal, PARAGRAPH A WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

 

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

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

              The Municipal Clerk read the following Ordinance by title:

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER 526, TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES, ARTICLE I, Taxicabs AND ARTICLE II, Limousines and Autocabs WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

 

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

 

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

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPT [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

 

 

XI.              Consent Resolutions

 

              Mayor McCarthy called for the Consent Agenda Resolutions.

 

              Councilman Venezia moved, and Councilwoman Dunigan seconded, the adoption of the following eight (8) Consent Agenda Resolutions:

 

BROAD STREET LED STREET LIGHT UPGRADES - CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 FINAL

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield entered into a contract for the Broad Street LED Streetlight Upgrades with Kevco Electric, Inc., P.O. Box 2360, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (hereinafter “the Contractor”); and

 

              WHEREAS, the cost of the lump sum contract cost of $256,450.00 included a contingency for unforeseen site conditions; and

 

              WHEREAS, during the course of construction, no such unforeseen, site conditions were encountered, thereby resulting in the contingency not being utilized; and

 

              WHEREAS, Change Order No. 1 - Final represents a decrease in the cost of the contract in the amount of $33,450.00 due to the contingency not being utilized; and

 

              WHEREAS, this Change Order was found to be beneficial and necessary.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that Change Order No. 1 - Final, is hereby approved and the Chief Financial Officer of the Township of Bloomfield is hereby authorized to adjust payment for this work.

 

AWARD OF BID FOR FOLEY FIELD BLEACHER REPLACEMENT

 

              WHEREAS, after the required legal advertising was published, sealed bids were received in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Bloomfield, New Jersey on May 1, 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 the Foley Field Bleacher Replacement; and

 

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

 

              WHEREAS, a total of three (3) bids were submitted to the Township Engineer for review and recommendation; and

 

              WHEREAS, after review of the bids, the lowest bidder was Tec-Con Contractors, Inc., 9 Dodd Street, East Orange New Jersey 07017 for the base bid in the amount of $979,800.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, the bid documents submitted by Tec-Con Contractors, Inc. were determined to be complete by the Township Engineer; and

              WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Township Engineer that the contract be awarded to Tec-Con Contractors, Inc., 9 Dodd Street, East Orange New Jersey 07017 for the base bid in the amount of $979,800.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified that funding is available for this project through a Green Acres Grant, Project Number 0702-10-007 and Township Capital Account # C-04-55-923-947.

 

              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 with Tec-Con Contractors, Inc., 9 Dodd Street, East Orange New Jersey 07017 for the base bid in the amount of $979,800.00 for the Foley Field Bleacher Replacement.

 

2012 RESOLUTION - 2011 SIDEWALK REPAIR PROGRAM - CHANGE ORDER #1 - FINAL

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield entered into a contract for the 2011 Sidewalk Repair Program with Diamond Construction, 35 Beaverson Boulevard, Suite 12C, Brick, New Jersey 08723 (hereinafter “the Contractor”); and

 

              WHEREAS, during the course of construction, unforeseen, site conditions were encountered, which required modifications to the scope of work; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has reviewed the changes enumerated in Change Order No. 1 - Final and recommends the Change Order be approved; and

 

              WHEREAS, Change Order No. 1 - Final represents a decrease in the cost of the contract in the amount of $10,838.20; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council, based on the recommendation of the Township Engineer is satisfied that the specified changes should be approved; and

             

              WHEREAS, this Change Order was found to be beneficial and necessary.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that Change Order No. 1 - Final, is hereby approved and the Chief Financial Officer of the Township of Bloomfield is hereby authorized to adjust payment for this work.

 

SUPPORTING THE DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

 

              WHEREAS, impaired drivers on our nation’s roads kill someone every 30 minutes, 50 people per day, and almost 18,000 people each year; and

 

              WHEREAS, 28% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol-related; and

 

              WHEREAS, the end of the year is traditionally a time of social gatherings which often include alcohol; and

              WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has asked law enforcement agencies throughout several counties to participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over project; and

 

              WHEREAS, the project will involve increase impaired driving enforcement from August 17, 2012 through September 3, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, an increase in impaired driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadways.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that it declares its support for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over project from August 17, 2012 through September 3, 2012 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

 

NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR THE ARCHONIX SYSTEM FOR BLOOMFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire professional services for the Township’s Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management and Mobile Data Software; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township desires to make this appointment under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5, as a non-fair and open contract; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Chief of Police has determined that the value of these services may exceed $17,500.00; and

 

              WHEREAS, this contract will end December 31, 2012; and

 

              WHEREAS, Archonix, 30 Lake Center Executive Park, 401 Route 73 N., Suite 105, Marlton, NJ  08053 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted a proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Professional has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification (Chief of Police has held for a minimum of ten days) which certifies they have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Bloomfield in the previous one year and that the contract will prohibit the Professional from making any reportable contributions during the term of the contract; and

 

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

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey authorizes the Chief of Police to enter into a contract with the Professional as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification, the Township Engineer’s Determination of Value, the proposal of the Professional and the contract itself be placed on file with this resolution; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above documents shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Township Clerk during regular business hours; and

 

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

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of this action shall be printed once in the official newspaper of the Township of Bloomfield.  

 

REFUND OF PROPERTY TAX OVERPAYMENTS

 

              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 $1,386.43 for 2011 and $2,263.01 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 of $1,386.43 for 2011 and $2,263.01 for 2012.

 

NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR INTERNET SERVICE

 

              WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield has a need to acquire professional services for the Township’s network infrastructure; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Township desires to make this appointment under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5, as a non-fair and open contract; and

 

              WHEREAS, the IT Director has determined that the value of these services will not exceed $50,000.00/year ; and

 

              WHEREAS, this contract is for a one year term; and

 

              WHEREAS, Broadview Networks, 900 Route 9 North, Suite 201, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095 (hereinafter “Professional”) has submitted a proposal indicating they will provide the necessary services; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Professional has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification (IT Director has held for a minimum of ten days) which certifies they have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Bloomfield in the previous one year and that the contract will prohibit the Professional from making any reportable contributions during the term of the contract; and

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

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey authorizes the IT Director to enter into a contract with the Professional as described herein; and

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that no minimum payment is implied or guaranteed; and

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification, the Township Engineer’s Determination of Value, the proposal of the Professional and the contract itself be placed on file with this resolution; and  

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above documents shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Township Clerk during regular business hours; and

 

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

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a notice of this action shall be printed once in the official newspaper of the Township of Bloomfield.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield has the duty and responsibility to appoint members of the Recycling Committee.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby acknowledges the following appointments:

 

                            Roberta Petrik

                            Joyce Cockrell Hilton

 

              Vote on the preceding eight (8) Consent Agenda Resolutions showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

 

 

XII.              Resolutions

              Mayor McCarthy called for Resolutions.

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

 

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

              WHEREAS, written application has been filed by Employee # 01433, for a family and medical leave of absence without pay, for personal reasons; and

 

              WHEREAS, Employee # 01433 has exhausted all she earned sick leave with the Township of Bloomfield.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, that Employee # 01433 is hereby granted a leave of absence with pay, from her position for a period of ninety (90) days effective April 24, 2012, provided, however, that the leave is conditioned upon the following:

 

              1.              During said leave of absence, Employee # 01433 will not accrue sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, holiday time coming, holiday pay and uniform allowance, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement that controls the employees employment.

 

              2.              During said leave of absence, employee shall continue to be covered for pension, health benefits, dental plan and prescription drug plan and life insurance in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement identified in paragraph 1 above.

 

              3.              During said leave of absence, if employee engages in any other gainful employment, her leave with the Township shall be automatically terminated.

 

              4.              Prior to her return to work the employee must submit a note from her Physician, who must certify to the employee’s fitness to return to work.

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

SECONDER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

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

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

              WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield has the duty and responsibility to appoint members of the Parking Authority Board.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey hereby acknowledges the following appointments:

 

                            Carlos M. Pomares 

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [4 TO 2]

MOVER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

AYES:              Elias Chalet, Nicholas Joanow, Michael Venezia, Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan

NAYS:              Bernard Hamilton, Raymond McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

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

 

PERSONNEL DIRECTOR

 

              WHEREAS, a vacancy presently exists in the position of Director of Personnel within the Township of Bloomfield; and

 

              WHEREAS the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Bloomfield have determined that it is in the best interest of the Township of Bloomfield to appoint Linda Milone, to perform these duties and responsibilities.

 

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of the Township of Bloomfield, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that Linda Milone be and is hereby-appointed Director of Personnel for the Township of Bloomfield effective, Tuesday May 22, 2012 at the first Step of the salary guide for Director of Personnel that provides her with an increase in salary as set forth in the ordinance for that position.

 

              Vote showed the following:

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bernard Hamilton, Councilman at Large

SECONDER:              Michael Venezia, Councilman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

 

XIII.              Unfinished Business

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

 

XIV.              New Business

              Mayor McCarthy called for New Business.

              Councilman Chalet moved, and Councilman Joanow seconded, the granting of licenses to the following:

LICENSES FOR MAY 21, 2012

 

AUTOMATIC AMUSEMENT DEVICE LICENSE

 

James R. Hathaway d/b/a

Piano’s Bar & Grill a/k/a

Gloria’s Bar & Grill

36 Broad Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(Renewal)

 

LIMOUSINE & LIVERY LICENSE (OWNER)

 

Abel A. Almonte d/b/a

King Blackline Limo Service

85 North 13th Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(New)

 

LIMOUSINE OPERATOR’S LICENSE

 

Abel A. Almonte

85 North 13th Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

(King Blackline Limo Service - New)

 

RAFFLE LICENSES

 

HSA Belleville Middle School

279 Washington Avenue

Belleville, New Jersey 07109

Tricky Tray

June 20, 2012 - Essex Manor

 

HSA Belleville Middle School

279 Washington Avenue

Belleville, New Jersey 07109

On Premise 50-50

June 20, 2012 - Essex Manor

 

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

Broad Street

Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

On Premise 50-50

June 1, 2012 - Essex Manor

 

              Vote showed the following:

 

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

              Councilman Joanow moved, and Councilwoman Dunigan seconded, the Ad Authorization for Vegetative Waste Disposal Services.

              Vote showed the following:

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Nicholas Joanow, Second Ward Councilman

SECONDER:              Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Councilwoman at Large

AYES:              Chalet, Joanow, Venezia, O'Boyle Dunigan, Hamilton, McCarthy

ABSENT:              Carlos Bernard

 

XV.              Miscellaneous

              Mayor McCarthy then introduced Mr. Ben Amos, the Township's liaison with the County Executive's Office, who took the microphone to inform the Mayor and Council that he had no formal communication to convey from the County Executive.


 

XVI.              Adjournment

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

              Councilman Joanow moved to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Councilman Venezia, and agreed to by all of the Councilmembers.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

_______________________________

Louise M. Palagano, Municipal Clerk