Council Meeting Agenda 05-05-20

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL CONFERENCE MEETING
May 5, 2020

7:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Announcement: This is a conference 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.

OPEN SESSION

Sunshine Statement
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

PUBLIC COMMENT

In an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing practices, the April 21 Township Council meeting, and further meetings until the pandemic is over, will only be available to the public remotely. Comments from the public during the public comment session as well as later in the meeting during the public hearings for Ordinances on second reading will be conducted remotely.

Those who wish to participate during the public comment session should:

  • At 7:00 p.m., dial in to 425-535-9484
  • Participants will be put in a queue.
  • The administrator will notify callers when it is their turn to speak by saying the last two digits of their phone numbers which will be displayed on our system. For example, a caller with the phone number 973-444-5555 will hear the administrator say "number 5-5 it is your turn to speak”.
  • The caller will then hear the word "UNMUTE" and will be offered the opportunity to make his or her comment.

Those who wish to participate during the public hearings for the BID Budget or Ordinances on second reading should dial in at those points in the agenda.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

There have been presented to the Council the minutes of April 7, 2020. Are there any corrections or additions? Motion to adopt.

PROCLAMATION(S)

Proclamation for Older Americans Month
Proclamation Recognizing the Importance of Lupus Awareness

NEW BUSINESS RESOLUTION(S)

  1. Resolution R-20-079: Resolution extending the grace period for 2nd quarter property taxes
  2. Resolution R-20-080: Resolution authorizing the amendment of the not to exceed amount of Resolution R-19-225 authorizing a professional service agreement with Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC as special tax counsel for the Township of Montclair for the year 2020
  3. Resolution R-20-081: Resolution approving the Memorandums of Agreement between the Township of Montclair and Communication Workers of America Local 1040 (Supervisory Bargaining Unit) and the Township of Montclair and Communication Workers of America Local 1040 (Non-Supervisory Bargaining Unit) and authorizing the Township Manager to execute the collective negotiations agreements to be written based upon the terms therein
  4. Resolution R-20-082: Resolution concerning reimbursement of credit card, debit card and e-check fees on certain property tax and utility charge payments
  5.  Resolution R-20-083: Resolution urging a halt to the use of leaf blowers in the Township of Montclair during the COVID-19 health crisis
  6.  Bill List Resolution

DISCUSSION/ MAY 19, 2020 AGENDA ITEMS

  1. Resolution renewing contract for arborist consulting services
  2. Resolution authorizing the amendment of the not to exceed amount of Resolution R-19-129 authorizing a professional service agreement with Neglia Engineering Associates for municipal engineering services
  3. Resolution requesting approval of items of revenue and appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 for the 2020-2021 Recycling Grant
  4. Resolution requesting approval of items of revenue and appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 for the 2020-2021 FOMTAS Grant
  5. Resolution requesting approval of items of revenue and appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 for the 2020 Comcast Grant
  6. Resolution authorizing cancellation of capital appropriation balances in the school capital fundFully Funded
  7. Capital Ordinance providing for paving and striping of various parking lots (Parking Utility improvements)
  8. Fully Funded Capital Ordinance providing for acquisition of flusher truck and refurbishing of sewer slip lining to remove infiltration (Sewer Utility improvements)
  9. Fully Funded Capital Ordinance providing for various Water Utility capital improvements in and by the Township of Montclair, in the County of Essex, New Jersey and appropriating the sum of $1,000,000 from the Water Utility Capital Improvement Fund for the cost thereof
  10. Bond Ordinance of the Township of Montclair, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, providing for various school capital improvements and authorizing the issuance of $167,900 bonds or notes of the Township to finance the cost thereof
  11. Bond Ordinance of the Township of Montclair, in the County of Essex, New Jersey providing for the replacement of the stairs at Buzz Aldrin Middle School and authorizing the issuance of $393,276 bonds or notes of the Township to finance the cost thereof
  12. Bond Ordinance providing for various capital improvements in and by the Township of Montclair, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, appropriating $2,074,800 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $1,971,060 bonds or notes of the Township to finance part of the cost thereof
  13. Discussion regarding moratorium on rent increases

ADJOURNMENT