March 3, 2008
 AGENDA
Work Session of the Mayor and Council
7pm Monday, March 3rd, 2008
(Agenda Topics Subject to Change)

REGULAR

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.

BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR'S TOPICS

FOR DISCUSSION
  1. Police Promotional Procedure for Promotion to the Position of Lieutenant in the Borough of River Edge Police Department.
WORK SESSION CONSENT AGENDA
  1. Resolution Approving the Certification List of Volunteer Members of the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department Qualifying for Credit Under the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) for 2007
  2. Approve Resolution to Enter into Agreement with Bernard Malin, Esq., 117 Hudson Street as an Attorney for the Indigent.
  3. Authorize Mayor and Administrator to Sign “GDL 2008 Enforcement and Education Campaign” Grant
COUNCIL REPORTS

MAYOR'S REPORT

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
  1. Certificates Awarded to the River Dell Football Team for Winning the State Championship.
  2. Abram Minnetian Developer  Presentation for the Block from Christie to Bloomfield (Old Delford Florist & Cafasso property). 
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


AGENDA
Meeting of the Mayor and Council
8pm Monday, March 3rd, 2008

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 February 19, 2008 and work session of February 25, 2008.

PROCLAMATION & AWARDS  NONE

APPOINTMENTS & PERSONNEL CHANGES

Approve the salary change of Margaret Churley, Reference Librarian, from Step III  $52,076.00 to Step IV  $54,817.00, effective February 1, 2008.

Approve the salary change of Daragh O’Connor, Library Director, from Step III  $80,602.00 to Step IV  $90,000.00, effective February 1, 2008.

Approve the salary change of Lisa Hessman, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Department of Public Works, from Step I $40,180.00 to Step II  $42,412.00, effective April 1, 2008.

Approve the salary change of Tom Schick, Road Foreperson, Department of Public Works, from Step II - $69,753.00 to Step III $73,424.00, effective April 1, 2008.

Approve the appointment of Gertrude San Jose as Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics, effective immediately.

CORRESPONDENCE

MONTHLY REPORTS

ORDINANCES  1ST Reading

Ordinance #1608 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE REVISED GENERAL CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE, CHAPTER 400, “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”, ARTICLE IV “SCHEDULES, SECTION 28, “SCHEDULE II: PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS:” AND CHAPTER 400-30.1 “SCHEDULE IV-A”

ORDINANCES  2nd Reading

Ordinance #1605 - AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2008

OPEN HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1605

CLOSE HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1605

ADOPTION - Ordinance #1605

Ordinance #1606 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING Chapter 354 “SOIL REMOVAL” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE

OPEN HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1606

CLOSE HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1606

ADOPTION - Ordinance #1606

Ordinance #1607  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF RIVER EDGE (1998) CHAPTER 206 “FEES”

OPEN HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1607

CLOSE HEARING OF PUBLIC - Ordinance #1607

ADOPTION Ordinance #1607

RESOLUTIONS By Consent

#08-110 Emergency Temporary Budget
#08-111 Resolution Approving the Certification List of Volunteer Members of the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department Qualifying for Credit Under the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) for 2007 
#08-112 Revising Resolution #06-212 and Removing the Designation as Being an Area in Need of Redevelopment from Lot 6, Block 1413
#08-113 Resolution Consenting to the Proposed Northeast Water Quality Management (WQM) Plan Amendment Entitled: Bergen County Utilities Authority Wastewater Management Plan, March 2007
#08-114 Transfer of Funds in the Budget Appropriation Reserve
#08-115 Enter Into Agreement with Bernard Malin, Esq., 117 Hudson Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601 as an Attorney for the Indigent
#08-116 Authorize Mayor and Administrator to Sign “GDL 2008 Enforcement and Education Campaign” Grant
#08  Payment of Bills

OPEN HEARING OF THE PUBLIC

CLOSE HEARING OF THE PUBLIC

COUNCIL COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

Minutes