Council Meeting Agenda 11-16-20


November 16, 2020

7:00 P.M.

Announcement: This is a regular meeting of the Council of the Township of Montclair and is being broadcast live on Channel 34 and is streaming live on the MontclairTV34 YouTube channel; it is available on demand and can and will be re-broadcast.


Sunshine Statement
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call


In an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing practices, this November 16 Township Council meeting, and further meetings until the pandemic is over, will only be available to the public remotely.

Those who wish to participate now during public comment as well as later in the meeting during the public hearings for Ordinances on second reading should dial in to 408-418-9388. When asked to enter an access code, please enter 173 583 4454, then #. When asked to enter an attendee number then #, please simply press #. When asked, please state your name then press #. The Administrator will say when it is a caller’s turn to speak and the caller will then hear 2 beeps. At that time, the caller will have an opportunity to make his or her comment.


Proclamation congratulating Union Baptist Church on its 133rd anniversary
Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Month


  1. Ordinance O-20-22: Ordinance to amend Chapter 202 Land Use Procedures Article III
    Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance?
  2. Ordinance O-20-23: Ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property known as 57 Park Street
    Is there anyone present who wishes to be heard in relation to the proposed Ordinance?


Below items with asterisks have been placed on the Consent Agenda by the Township Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items, unless requested by a Council Member.


*1. Resolution R-20-175: Resolution awarding contract for 2019 NJDOT Local Aid Project Bid #20-07 Trinity Place & Myrtle Place Improvements

*2. Resolution R-20-176: Resolution awarding contract extension for supplemental snow plowing for the Township of Montclair

*3. Resolution R-20-177: Resolution awarding contract for Bid #20-08 ADA Upgrades to Fire Department Headquarters


*5. Resolution R-20-178: Resolution authorizing the exercising of the Township’s option to renew the contract for the complete administration of the Township’s off-duty police details for a twenty-four month period at the same, current terms

*6. Resolution R-20-179: Resolution authorizing refund of escrow account balances

*7. Resolution R-20-180: Resolution authorizing the purchase of police ballistics equipment through the NJ State Cooperative Purchasing Program

*8. Resolution R-20-181: Resolution ratifying the emergency expenditure for roadway repairs on Watchung avenue between Upper Mountain Avenue and North Mountain Avenue due to a water main break

*9. Resolution R-20-182: Resolution ratifying the emergency expenditure for the repair of the 12” water main break located on South Park Street between Church Street and The Crescent

*10. Resolution R-20-183: Resolution authorizing execution of a professional services agreement with Viridian, Inc. for licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) services associated with site remediation work at the Water Bureau yard at 54 Watchung Avenue and on Burnside Street

*11. Resolution R-20-184: Resolution authorizing change order to increase the initial encumbrance amount in Resolution R-19-023 with Core & Main, LP for the purchase and delivery of water works materials

12. Resolution R-20-185: Resolution authorizing transfer of funds in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58

13. Bill List Resolution


Resolution R-20-186: Resolution authorizing executive session without the public being permitted to attend in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b) [Topics: Personnel and Litigation]