Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer
COUNCIL MEETING – AUGUST 25, 2015
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Announcement This meeting is being broadcast live on Channel 34 and is streaming live at http://Montclair.peg.tv; it is available on demand and can and will be re-broadcast.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
There have been presented to us the minutes of August 4, 2015. Are there any corrections or additions? MOTION TO ADOPT
In Memoriam Jean Kidd
The meeting is now open to the public. If there is anyone present who wishes to address the Council on any matter of Township interest or importance we will be glad to hear from him or her at this time. The Council welcomes public comment at its meetings. However, because of the constraints of time and in fairness to all members of the public, the Council asks that you please limit your comments to three minutes, in order to allow everyone an opportunity to be heard. Anyone authorized by an organization or group to speak on their behalf will be allowed to do so for an additional three minutes. Please remember to sign your name and address on the sheet provided by the podium.
PENDING ORDINANCES/SECOND READING
- 2014 Management (Non-Union) Salary Ordinance. Introduced and passed first reading July 21, 2015. Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE. (O_15_019)
- Ordinance to adopt the new zoning map. Introduced and passed first reading July 21, 2015. Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE. (O_15_020)
- Ordinance amending Montclair Code Chapter 327 (Vehicles and Traffic), Article III: Parking, Standing and Stopping, Special Permits. Introduced and passed first reading July 21, 2015.Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE. (O_15_021)
- Ordinance creating Four-way stop at Pine Street and Claremont Avenue. Introduced and passed first reading July 21, 2015. Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE (O_15_022)
- Ordinance amending Chapter 327 – Vehicles and Traffic concerning handicapped parking. Introduced and passed first reading July 21, 2015. Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE. (O_15_023)
- Bond Ordinance appropriating $2,637,440 for various improvements to school buildings and grounds in and by the Township and authorizing issuance of $2,637,440 bonds or notes of the Township for financing the cost thereof. Introduced and passed first reading August 5, 2015. Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance? OPEN HEARING. CLOSE HEARING. VOTE. (O_15_024)
- Introduction of Ordinance amending and supplementing Chapters 202 and 347 from the Code of the Township of Montclair entitled “Land Use Procedures” and “Zoning” (O_15_025)
TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT
- Resolution authorizing governing body certification of Audit (R_15_125)
- Resolution authorizing fireworks for St. Sebastian Festival (R_15_126)
- Resolution authorizing appointment to TPAC (R_15_127)
- Resolution re: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (R_15_128)
- Resolution authorizing person-to-person and place-to-place transfer of liquor license (R_15_129)
- Resolution in recognition of Graz, Austria 65th Anniversary (R_15_130)
- Resolution declaring an emergency and directing that Ordinances O_15_021 and O_15_022 take effect immediately (R_15_131)
- Bill Resolution
Monday, June 22, 2015
(Newark, NJ) Gray Russell, the Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair, will be honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Wednesday, June 24, meeting at Montclair Town Hall. Mr. Russell, a highly-respected environmental professional and co-chair of the Essex County Environmental Commission, was named the “Sustainability Hero” for the Month of June 2015 by the non-profit organization, Sustainable Jersey, for the outstanding work he has done to put Montclair in the forefront of the sustainability movement.
The Board’s presentation to Mr. Russell will be made at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue.
For additional information, please contact Public Information Officer Gary Kroessig at 973-621-4452 or
A sure sign of summer in this suburb is the Montclair Farmers’ Market which kicks off its twenty-third season. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m,. at the Walnut Train Station parking lot. The market runs all summer and through the fall until Thanksgiving All five of our familiar farmers -- Tree-Licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John (the organic grower) – return this season with their fresh produce, often picked within 24 hours.
The market also boasts 15 delicious food artisans, including a local baker, a cheese maker, a seafood fishmonger, a beekeeper with honey (and wax candles), a specialty condiments purveyor, a pesto maker, a Garden State wine vintner, and a pickler.
This is the second season for the weekday Farmers’ Market on South Park Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street,which opened Tuesday, June 9 and then every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We plan to have two farmers, plus several other specialty food vendors.
Sustainable Jersey named Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell as the organization’s June 2015 Sustainability Hero. Each month a “hero” is recognized for their extraordinary work on behalf of the environment.
Read Sustainable Jersey’s write-up on Gray here.
Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. By supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey is empowering communities to build a better world for future generations.
Wheels for Wishes
Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children facing life-threatening medical conditions.
When you donate your unwanted vehicle, proceeds from the sale through the Wheels For Wishes 501(c)(3) charity benefits your local Make-A-Wish®.
These "wish kids" need to think about something better, and imagine a future with bright days and dreams that come true. Although doctors provide the medical care, they tell us that a wish is powerful medicine, and it is the wishes that provide hope, laughter and fun times for children to be who they are... children. If you have a car to donate, your generosity will make a big difference.
Wheels for Wishes offers an easy way to recycle or donate your unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats. Other benefits enable you to:
receive a charitable tax deduction;
eliminate the hassle of selling your car;
be “green” by recycling your car;
get fast, free pick-up or towing of your donated vehicle.
In most cases, your vehicle is accepted whether it is running or not.
Please call (877) 712-9474, or, go to: http://newjersey.wheelsforwishes.org/.
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