Preview of Tuesday, July 27 Common Council meeting agenda by Council President Marjorie Fox
The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 PM. Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting in person. Masks are required in City Hall and in Council Chamber. Extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.
Council will no longer accept public comments virtually by Zoom. Members of the public may comment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by noon on July 27. Those who submit written comments will have their comment read by the clerk or summarized if substantially like other comments and will not be permitted to speak on that same subject at the meeting. The rules for public comments are posted on the city website. Every Common Council meeting is broadcast live on HTTV Verizon channel 30 and Comcast channel 36 and 34. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the City of Summit YouTube Channel.
Council will hold a hearing and vote on a Safety Committee ordinance to increase the pay rate for off-duty police officers contracted by the Summit Board of Education for non-traffic jobs. This ordinance reflects the rate change from $40 to $50 per hour implemented by the Board of Education to align with what other school districts are paying.
Council will also hold hearings and vote on three bond ordinances to fund the 2021 Capital Budget, including the sewer budget and Summit’s share of the sewer improvements assessed every three years and paid to the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union.
Two ordinances will be introduced for hearing at the next meeting on September 1. The first is an ordinance authorizing the issuance of bonds to fund the construction of a new fire headquarters. The second is an ordinance to amend the city code to prohibit parking on Pine Grove Avenue between Colony Drive and Manor Hill Drive to improve safety because of limited sightlines.
The Capital Projects and Community Services Committee will introduce resolutions to award bids for the West End Avenue Improvement Project and for concrete work for a garage to house the Sewer Utility’s jet truck. Council will vote on two resolutions to authorize the Maple Street road closure by Home Power Yoga and Robot Revolution. Council will also consider a resolution to authorize the submission of the Greening Union County Grant to plant 150 trees. A resolution to appoint a new Administrative Agent to administer the affordable housing program will also be considered. This role is very important to ensure that affordable housing units are marketed and that potential residents are qualified. Another resolution will appoint a new member to the Recycling Advisory Committee.
Finally, council will hear two resolutions to declare vacancies in the Fire Department and the Department of Public Works.
Printable Agenda Preview: https://www.cityofsummit.org/DocumentCenter/View/6016/Fox-Council-President-Preview-072721
To view the complete Common Council agenda, go to: https://www.cityofsummit.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/538?fileID=29168
Next Common Council Meeting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021