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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2023 Organization Meeting

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Key takeaways from the Wednesday, November 1, council meeting by Council President Vartan.

Overview of what citizens should expect from council under his leadership in 2023. Read the full statement here.

An update on council's first quarter progress is available here.

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Council President Vartan's presentation at the Tuesday, September 5, meeting

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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.


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

Meetings Online

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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.

Summit Historical Minute

Joint Legislative Resolution for the Honorable Matthew J. Gould

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