At the Common Council meeting on October 3, there will be a resolution recognizing former Mayor Jordan Glatt that will name the youth lounge at the Community Center in his honor. The Union County Board of Elections will make a presentation regarding the new voting machines. There is one ordinance up for a vote regarding the prohibition of the retail sale of dogs and cats from puppy mills and kitten factories. There is also an ordinance for introduction on creating the fee structure for one dual-port electric vehicle-charging station in Lot 1 on Deforest Avenue. There are a number of resolutions to be voted on, including: the acceptance of a grant for $6000 for the installation of an electric car charging station; the purchase and installation of a charging station; an amendment to a Union County greening grant to increase the number of trees to be installed; an increase in funding to Topology for redevelopment work; an authorization to pay for completion of the Locust Culvert; for additional construction costs at the Community Center; the purchase of a Ford Falcon-450 truck with snow plow; and several administrative personnel issues.
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Presentations and Special Resolution
There will be a special resolution recognizing former Mayor Jordan Glatt. Mayor Glatt served two terms as mayor and a single-term as an At-Large Member on Common Council. During his tenure as mayor, he collaborated with Union County to create the playing fields on Glenside Avenue, and worked to ensure that funds were dedicated to the new Community Center. There will also be a presentation by members of the Union County Board of Elections regarding the new voting machines.
There will be one ordinance for consideration and vote regarding to the prohibition of retail sale of dogs and cats from puppy mills and kitten factories. There will be an ordinance introduced relating to the fees charged for a dual-port new electric vehicle charging station. The City obtained a $6,000 grant toward the purchase and installation of the station that would be installed in Lot 1 on Deforest Avenue (assuming that certain resolutions are adopted). The proposed fee structure would charge the same as any other parked car for the first four hours. After that, there would be a $10 per hour sitting fee.
Resolutions for Consideration
There are a number of resolutions for consideration. Two resolutions concern the installation of the electric car charging stations: (a) acceptance of a $6000 grant given by the State of New Jersey; and (b) payment of the additional approximately $11000 for the installation of the electric car charging station. There is a resolution to amend the city’s Union County Greening grant and increase the number of trees to 250 to be installed in 2020. This is in honor of late Councilman Matthew Gould, who championed the installation of trees in our community. The city will be installing 250 trees per year over the next four years to achieve a goal of 1000 trees planted. There is a resolution to authorize an increase in funding to Topology for its redevelopment work. In July, Council approved funding for Topology, and this resolution seeks authorization for additional monies. There are other resolutions relating to payments, including for the work associated with Locust Culvert repair, additional costs for construction of the Community Center, and the purchase of a Ford Falcon-450 truck with snow plow. Finally, council will consider resolutions relating to administrative personnel issues.
Next Council Meeting: The next meeting will be on October 15 at 7:30PM.