At the Common Council meeting on July 23, there will be two presentations: (1) one by the chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, and (2) another by the chair from the Recycling Advisory Committee. There is one ordinance for a vote relating on two-hour parking on Lincoln Avenue. There is also one ordinance for introduction on distance limits between businesses selling liquor. There will be a number of resolutions, including, approval of new Chief Financial Officer; approval of a bid to resurface the community pool; renewal of an agreement with the Post Office for parking; submission of grant applications for the Park Line, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the track at Tatlock field, and tree plantings in 2020; purchase of the self-containing breathing devices for the Fire Department; authorize the sale of unused equipment and vehicles; authorize the replacement of the roof on the DPW building; and approve off-site affordable housing at 412 Morris Avenue.
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There will be a presentation by the chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, Jonathan Betz, on the activities of the committee. This was a committee created in April 2018. The presentation will focus on how Summit has been marketed, the need for Class A office space in the downtown, and the opportunities in the neighborhood business districts. There will also be an interim report by the chair of the Recycling Advisory Committee, Karen Raihofer. The Recycling Advisory Committee has been looking at methods to reduce the use of plastics. We have previously had students and residents asking council to adopt restrictions on the use of single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam, and plastic straws. As many other municipalities and countries have realized and acted on, we cannot simply have more and more plastic in our lives.
There will be one ordinance for consideration and vote regarding changes to the parking requirements on Lincoln Avenue to allow two-hour parking on both sides of the road, and installation of new stripping on the road. There is one ordinance for introduction regarding cancelling an existing ordinance that prohibits liquor stores from being located within 1500 feet from each other.
Resolutions for Consideration
There are a number of resolutions for consideration. The first resolution is hiring a new Chief Financial Officer in anticipation of the retirement of CFO Marge Gerba. The second resolution is approval of a bid to resurface the community pool, which had been considered in the capital budget process. The resolution is for a renewal of a monthly parking agreement with the Post Office. There are also resolutions on grant applications related to the Parkline, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the track at Tatlock field, and tree plantings in 2020. There is a resolution on the purchase of the self-containing breathing devices for the Fire Department. There are resolutions addressing authorization of the sale of unused equipment and vehicles, as well as authorization of the replacement of the roof on the DPW building. Finally, there is a resolution to approve off-site affordable housing at 412 Morris Avenue.
Next Council Meeting: September 3 at 7:30PM.