Common Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30PM at City Hall
    512 Springfield Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Twice monthly
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Three members are elected from each of two wards for a three-year term in office. One member is elected "at-large" for a two-year term.

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After the return to in-person Common Council meetings earlier this summer, a small group of residents asked Council to consider holding hybrid meetings (allowing public participation both in-person and by remote video conference). As part of the deliberation process, the Administrative Committee has conducted extensive discussions and consultations to determine the viability and legality of hybrid meetings.
 Interim Conclusions and Next Steps


2020 Swearing-In

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When invited to speak, please come to the lectern, clearly state your name and address, spell your last name, and speak into the podium microphone so that your comments can be understood by all and properly recorded. Whenever an audience or Council member reads from a prepared statement, please give or email a copy to the City Clerk’s Office at To help facilitate an orderly meeting and to permit all to be heard, speakers are asked to limit their comments to approximately 3 minutes or so in length.

Rules for public comment

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Televised Meetings​

Common Council meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 36 and Verizon Channel 30 and rebroadcast on Thursdays and Saturdays on HTTV Comcast Channel 36 and Verizon Channel 33.

Welcome to a City of Summit Council Meeting

  1. Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti announces retirement

    On September 7, 2021, Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti notified Mayor Nora Radest and members of Common Council of his intention to retire on December 31, 2021 after 25 years in law enforcement, serving the last 16 months as Chief of Police. Full news release
  2. 3 ways to vote in upcoming 2021 General Election

    Registered voters may VOTE EARLY at any designated Union County location between 10/23 and 10/31, or request a ballot at to vote BY MAIL, or vote ON ELECTION DAY, Tuesday 11/2 at regular polling place. More info & printable flyer
  3. Join your elected officials for community meeting online

    On September 27, 2021 from 7:30PM to 8:30PM, Mayor Radest and members of Council will host a community meeting remotely by Zoom webinar to allow members of the public to participate in a conversation on municipal matters that are important to them. Zoom webinar link
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Summit Historical Minute

Joint Legislative Resolution for the Honorable Matthew J. Gould

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