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River Edge, NJ
Est. 1693 Bergen County, NJ

June 16, 2008

Work Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council
Monday, June 16th, 2008
7:00PM
(Agenda Topics Subject to Change)

REGULAR -

CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER -

STATEMENT -

ROLL CALL - Councilman Smith, Councilman Lau, Councilman Higgins, Councilwoman Walker, Councilman Felice, Councilwoman Fletcher and Mayor Watkins.

BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR'S TOPICS -

FOR DISCUSSION -
  1. Policy for Advertisement on Our Web Site i.e., “Walk-a-thons”, etc.
WORK SESSION CONSENT AGENDA -
  1. Appointment of a Representative to the Open Space Trust Regional Committee
  2. Approve Change in Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual - Overtime and Compensatory Time Off in Lieu �" Dispatchers
  3. Approve Change in Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual - Normal Work Week for the Administrative Staff
  4. Enter into a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with Northwest Bergen Cooperative (Participate in their Energy Aggregation Bid)
  5. Approval to Add Elm Avenue between Greenway Terrace and Concord Drive to the 2006 Sanitary and Storm Water Sewer Improvement Program
  6. Award Bid to Deluxe International for the 2009 International Model 7500 6 x 4 Chassis with Leach 29 Cubic Yard 2RIII Packer Body & Snow Plow or Equal in the amount not to exceed $177,996.00
  7. Approve Change Order Approval and Amendatory Contract for REMM Construction for the Restoration & Retrofitting of the Department of Public Works Building Project for Additional Materials in the Amount Not to Exceed $385.00.
COUNCIL REPORTS -

MAYOR'S REPORT -

FOR YOUR INFORMATION -
  1. Mayor’s Appointments 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant representatives: Steven Fonder and James Arakalian.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS -

NEW BUSINESS -

PAYMENT OF BILLS -

HEARING OF THE PUBLIC -

ADJOURNMENT OPEN SESSION

OPEN CLOSED SESSION -

(TIME AND DATE ON CLOSED TAPES ANNOUNCED)

ROLL CALL - Councilman Smith, Councilman Lau, Councilman Higgins, Councilwoman Walker, Councilman Felice, Councilwoman Fletcher and Mayor Watkins

CLOSED SESSION TOPICS -

ADJOURNMENT CLOSED SESSION


A G E N D A
Meeting of the Mayor and Council
Monday, June 16th, 2008
8:00PM
(Agenda Topics Subject to Change)

CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER -

SILENT PRAYER - FLAG SALUTE

STATEMENT -

ROLL CALL: Councilman Smith, Councilman Lau, Councilman Higgins, Councilwoman Walker, Councilman Felice, Councilwoman Fletcher and Mayor Watkins.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - By Consent

Approve the minutes of the Mayor and Council work session and regular meeting of June 2, 2008.

PROCLAMATION & AWARDS -

APPOINTMENTS & PERSONNEL CHANGES -

Approve the hire of Camp Staff and Night Recreation Staff from June 30, 2008 through August 1, 2008 as per list on file in the Borough Clerk’s office.

Approve the satisfactory completion of a probationary period forMarijane Brandau, Planning/Zoning Recording Secretary, effective July 4, 2008.

Approve the hire of Margo Tauberman, 291 Valley Road, as Senior Bus Dispatcher/Coordinator, a part-time position, 5 hours per week, Step I - $12.36 per hour, effective June 17, 2008.

CORRESPONDENCE -

Letter    County of Bergen - 6/2/08
Re:  HUD Grant - Senior Bus
Letter    NJDEP - 6/2/08
Re:  Green Conference
Notice    River Edge Board of Education - 6/3/08
Re:  Meeting 6/4/08
Letter    Board of Chosen Freeholders - 6/4/08
Re:  Ordinance - Various Improvements
Letter    General Assembly of New Jersey - 6/5/08
Re:  Asking Support for “Common Sense Plan For a More Affordable New Jersey”
Letter    State of New Jersey - 6/6/08
Re:  Compliance Evaluation & Assistance Insp.
Letter    State of New Jersey - 6/6/08
Re:  State Planning Rule Readoption
Letter    Martha Smith - 6/6/08
Re:  Recognition to John Noone
Letter    Board of Chosen Freeholder - 6/6/08
Re:  Internet Safety Month Ordinance
Letter    Cablevision - 6/10/08
Re:  Launch of Filipino Channel
Letter    Board of Chosen Freeholders - 6/11/08
Re:  Proposed Agreement �" Intersection Improvement Howland/Kinderkamack

MONTHLY REPORTS 
Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement - May 2008
Building Department - May 2008

ORDINANCES - 1ST Reading

Ordinance #1620 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 206 “FEES”OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

Ordinance #1621 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 201 “ESCROW DEPOSITS” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

Ordinance #1622 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 201 “ESCROW DEPOSITS” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

Ordinance #1623 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 400 “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

Ordinance #1624 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 416 “ZONING”OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

Ordinance #1625 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 416 “ZONING OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

ORDINANCES - 2nd Reading - NONE

RESOLUTIONS - By Consent

#08-253 Award of Contract to Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc., 90 W. Franklin Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601 for the 2008 Riverside Cooperative Road Improvement Program
#08-254 Approve the Appointment of a Representative to the Open Space Trust Regional Committee
#08-255 Resolution Endorsing Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Municipal Park Improvement Program
#08-256 Approve Renewal of Liquor Licenses
#08-257 Rescind Resolution #08-241
#08-258 Approval of Renewal of the Interlocal Agreement Between the Borough of River Edge and the Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch for the Provision of Fire Dispatch Services
#08-259 Amend 2008 Budget
#08-260 Change in Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual
#08-261 Change in Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual
#08-262 Grant Raffle License to Temple Sholom
#08-263 Grant Raffle License to Temple Sholom
#08-264 Grant Raffle License to Temple Sholom
#08-265 Release of Data on the Closed Session
#08-266 Resolution Authorizing the Borough of River Edge to Enter into a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with the Northwest Bergen Cooperative
#08-267 Approval to Add Elm Avenue between Greenway Terrace and Concord Drive to the 2006 Sanitary and Storm Water Sewer Improvement Program
#08-268 Resolution to Cancel Sales & Use Tax Reserve
#08-269  Award Bid for the Purchase of a 2009 International Model 7500 6 x 4 Chassis with Leach 29 Cubic Yard 2RIII Packer Body & Snow Plow or Equal
#08-270 Change Order Approval and Amendatory Contract for the Restoration & Retrofitting of the Department of Public Works Building Project
#08-271 Authorize Refund of 2005, 2006, 2007 Taxes Due to Tax Court Judgment #08-272 Authorize Tax Collector to Refund 2008 Tax Overpayment
#08-   Payment of Bills

OPEN HEARING OF THE PUBLIC -

CLOSE HEARING OF THE PUBLIC -

COUNCIL COMMENTS -

ADJOURNMENT -

Minutes

Attached Document or FileJune 16, 2008 Minutes  (doc)


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