Bloomfield Town Council meeting, July 27, 2020
2:10PM Jul 28, 2020
Notice is hereby given that the July 27 2020 combined conference regular council meeting of the township of Bloomfield will now be open to the general public. The meeting will be held in the council chambers. Social distance rules must be maintained and will necessarily limited seating capacity, however, all who wish to make a public comment before Mayor council will be given the opportunity to speak. township council meetings will be streaming live on Channel 35, Comcast, channel 30, Verizon or Facebook Live. Notice of the time, date, location and agenda of this meeting to the extension known was provided at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of this meeting in the following manner pursuant to the provisions of chapter 231 of the law of 1975. The open public meetings act by posting such notice on the bulletin board in the municipal building and by email notification generated by iq mtwo to the offices of the independent press, Bloomfield life, the store ledger patch barista net and tap into Bloomfield, because mayor, Mayor will not be here Mayor been easier. I'd like to ask the council if they would entertain a motion for an acting mayor.
I would, I would recommend that Dr. Davis assumed the position of acting Mayor for the night's meeting. I make That motion.
Is there a second? A second. Thank you, Councilman.
Okay, I'll call the roll on the acting Mayor for Councilman Davis.
Council on Monday. Yes.
Councilman Cruz is not here.
That's the woman Davis. Yes. Councilman gamble.
Councilman Rockwell believe is on his way.
Yes. Thank you. Congratulations for saving.
You're our acting mayor. Thank you.
Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
To the flag
for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Well, the you're gonna count the roll is the the roster. This is for the roll call. Councilwoman Mondale here, Councilman joetta. Here. Councilwoman Cruz.
Councilwoman Davis here. Councilman gamble here. Councilman Rockwell
and near minis use Epson. Thank you.
No one signed up. Okay. township administrator.
Thank you very
much. colleague here is just over in his other office he missed to about starting early. So I'm going to go just a little slow. This is on the food truck coordinates. Actually, Councilwoman Cruz had asked for this ordinates that we look at the ordinates and When and and the idea was to, to provide some mechanism by which we could have food trucks that that popularity of food trucks, these are the trucks that are the cook meals and right now the oak side is having a food truck Festival, where there's a food truck over there every day and a second one from time to time. Our ordinances don't allow for that right now. It's it's on special occasions, special events. And as we got into this into this ordinance, we realized that there's a number of issues that are associated with it, that we think council may want to look at. Particularly, what we're what we have right now is we have four, four tiers of of a license for food trucks, and and the Three licenses each tier. And so one tier give allows provides for for the the typical ice cream truck counselor and Dells favorite things, ice cream trucks, and I know there's been a number of issues with with that chiefs had with some of the trucks and when they started and everything like that. There's then the another tier that provides for special events. There's another tip tier that provides for licensing of like a company food truck where construction zone where they pull up, its prepackaged food, they're just selling it off the truck. And then there's no provision for hot dog vendor or anything like that. Not that I'm suggesting that. But then there's another provision. There's nobody vision for a food truck to set up. And as a routine effort, like there is like an outside right now, where it's only on public property that that's allowed. So the other issue associated with this is that in each one of those tears is only three licenses allowed. The way we do that is first come first serve, which has been a problem for the clerk's office because people will buy, that's a limited number. They will buy that license for next year, because there's no provision for that to be done. Lastly, there's a there's an issue with how do we make that selection? We have no selection criteria, it's just first come first serve Well, you buy those theoretically, you could buy that anytime, two years from now, and potentially bumped people out and I know that you One of the concerns that I had was was we have some of our restaurants or some of our local residents have food trucks or our restaurants have a food truck associated with their operation. And we give, you know, we get no difference to those, those who pay taxes here. And, and so that kind of discussion, we think that we should have with counsel and kind of that through before we start putting forward an ordinance. So the other thing that we have is the fee is extraordinarily low $75. It that's really not much and our special events, we have, we do chart we do that differently. So the ordinance is really old. It's very archaic in either Think that knowing working with you guys, so I have that it really comports with where we want to be, especially if we want to now start to think about allowing for food trucks. So we've, we've,
we looked at, at, at our food trucks licenses and providing for a food truck in a one that's a full service, so to speak, cooks and everything there that we would license three for that. But we would they would not be allowed residential areas that they'd be 200 feet from any established restaurant. One of the things that we are concerned about is these these food trucks, some of them have capacity to do quite a lot of work, one to keep it away from our current
And, and look at the issue of exemption on private property because right now if you have it on private property, you can have as many food trucks as you want. So it's real inconsistent. I was hoping to get something together for this meeting. But when we started digging into this, there was just so much we're coming out of that we thought that we should have this conversation with you now just to see other than us kind of reviewing what we have and coming up with something that is simple for a matrix that takes us very, really two ordinances that are very large one in health, one and one in our own general code, combining them and making a matrix so you could see what, what, what the rules are. We want to see if there was anything particular that you wanted to see or you did not want to see in in expanding our food truck ordinance. That's what we're here for.
have a couple of questions. Matt, can you hear me?
Okay. I have a couple questions.
One, can we also look at insuring or not ensuring but think about when they're in front of or not having them right in front of schools, during Not in front of schools during certain hours. Although I don't want to totally restrict that. I know in Montclair, they actually allow food trucks, like as part like kids can go out and grab lunch. So I think that just needs to be reviewed, and looked at. But I know, as you know, we've had some issues with like ice cream trucks parking themselves in front of the elementary schools when the elementary schools are letting out which is a parent nightmare. So I'll say that for the record so that that's public and everyone knows I'm on their side about that.
Also, I'm curious what the fee is for other towns. For other towns,
yeah, the fee the the fees change that they're there. They vary quite a bit.
Frankly, I think that what, what we should do is have some kind of criteria. But if we treated this as a concession in in New Jersey, municipalities must bid out concessions, so it would be to the highest bidder. We actually do that with recreation. He takes bids, and he limits he doesn't. By law, he's allowed to do that he limits you know, that that all these his spaces are not just trucks selling a certain one type of food. So not all of them have hamburgers are serving hamburgers, that there's a variety there. That's something that we we want to look at is is how they would obtain this license. And and only allow that license to be good for a period of time you can bid on this say July for like we would take as an example we take bids in July for 2021. So July 2020, we take bids, select a select the licensee for for 2021 but we do that in September.
So we thought that we clearly want to try to limit
you know, things around the school because that has been a problem. Not only what what you've done, parents have identified to you but we've seen that ourselves with police departments. See that? And we think that that needs to be limited as well. So we, as much as we tried to get this done, we just couldn't.
Is that something in terms of the school piece? Can we also ask the like the superintendent, what his opinion is on that? I had two other questions. One, just Can we look at and thinking about what towns have like successful food truck, things going on. So like in terms of New Brunswick, as well as Jersey City, I know that they both have like food truck all the time. So
right, and that's something that we wanted to look at as well. The problem we don't we don't have a space. In particular. It's been limited to special events like harvest fest and things like that. We do sell one day permits now which we would want to continue for special one day events like that. Drive ins now that we're having. He takes proposals from or cruise nights from from a couple of vendors. But that kind of thing is what we want to try and perpetrate the problem with what the idea that I know I've seen in other towns where there's an area where food trucks are, and there's a common area where they can sell their wares, and there's a place to eat like a food court and a food trucks. We don't really we haven't really identified an area that we can reasonably do that. And so that's
that was probably the only place
that sort of goes into my other My last question, and then I'll leave you alone about it. You had mentioned that you were thinking about not allowing them in residential areas. But if you walk through the first word like, I mean, where else would they go like
Well, that's it, we want to look at some kind of restriction where we're thinking of, you know, we really didn't know where council want to be with that. If you want to keep out all the residential areas, then then you know, what about problematic. There's, there's there's places there that could easily have food trucks, Broad Street as residents and an open space. So we were trying to keep them out of the neighborhood, so to speak, but we may want to say,
something like on Broad Street, that would be okay, so how would you define that? We really haven't. So, I know we're giving you a lot of things that don't know, resolution, but we're trying to understand where counsel wants to go. may want to go with this as we start by opening up because we think there needs to be substantial. revisions.
Just one question in terms of the selection of where they're going to set up. Couldn't that be part of the permit application so that, like, to our concerns, like with the schools and residential areas, you know, maybe there is a space that works in the residential area, and we would want to approve that. But could that just be worked in as part of their permit process or application process? Yes. If they designate like, in this
area from this month to this month, we'd like to set up a regular truck.
Yeah. And and, and, in fact, one of the models that we looked at from other town. That was just what you said, they make an application, but this is where they're going to be. Right and that's where It's approved. And that's, that's left to
you know what parameters we set and then what the administrator approves.
But has potential business people with these trucks. And I think going forward, anyone would like to have a predictable plan in the sense that when we issue permits on a yearly basis, my thought would be a longer term consideration. So if I have a truck, and I don't know, my beginning and end is a year, I'd like to be able to say if I'm going to make investments in that truck in my business, I'd like to be able to say maybe two years, maybe three years going forward. So if I want to hit a new grill, I want to extend my menu. It's I'm not going to put money into a product that after one calendar year goes out the window, which I may or may not be issued a permanent again. So some consideration to be given in the conundrum that I have personally is we've got businesses that are in difficult situations and was food trucks were competing. So how do we meet the balance of both sides? That's for me is the conundrum how do we satisfy both ends keep both viable?
Well, and that's why we wanted to keep them away from existing restaurants and limit this to three. And and since we have already established in our bar ordinance, that each class is only three licensed for keeping consistent, so we're only talking about three, three licensees. So
if you could look at the longer term
license, but you know, I think I tend to, I for myself tend to think that there should be next up residence or something should be preference. Oh, yeah.
So the only only comment I have is Councilman Joe no brought up that point, which is making sure we protect our, our local businesses and our restaurants. And I feel like this is a pretty complex that you've sort of explained that there's sort of, there's a lot of nuance and complexity to this. So I think it's looking to other examples, and having a sense of how this plays out in other places, having a sense of how does the ordinance work in Montclair for the high school because that might be an interesting way, you know, and again, making sure that the school was on board with that because they may they may find that to be in conflict with their vendor. So you know, there's there's a lot of complexity, but I'm looking for it because it's so complex. I'm really just looking for it. I'm looking forward to when you bring us something that we can sort of, you know, dig into because I think I don't have an awful lot of
opinions about it other than I would like to see more flexibility in ability for us to have that locally. So
look forward to that. Any other comments about that?
I didn't hear the question.
We did. We did public comment at the beginning of this session. But we don't do public comments on our conference. Right. On this one, we're making that effort.
Sorry. Thanks up there. I'm still having trouble here.
The question was, could there be public comment on the subject we were just discussing,
it's it's not an ordinance right now. It's just we're just we're just trying to get from counsel, what you're looking to do. All right. Thank you. The public has a comment that can send me something or
if you have some concerns, please share them with the town administrator. Next item.
Okay, property maintenance code. This again is similar situation where we started to dive into it and and got kind of lost in the weeds with it. And I know again, this was a council on crews brought this issue up. And I know everybody's had some issues with property maintenance and how the
how the, you know, some of these properties are additive
litter, and the conditions of those properties are really bad. I know that actually Councilman gamble sent me a picture. You know, just somebody put trash on me huge amount of trash out at least a day before collection. So what we And again, I wanted to make sure that we understood what the council's concern is and and what we looked at in this this ordinance this this provisions ordinances are difficult because it's so much of this is controlled by state law providing due process. So as you all are familiar, you know, we have we send out a notice they have 10 days to to eradicate the issue, high grass, trash, etc. They have it, they can take up to 10 days. Well, in the meantime, 10 days people sit out there and look at the trash. So that prompted us to review the state law. And I think that what we that, first of all, our property maintenance code is pretty robust. It covers a lot of issues, certainly the ones that we talked About that I've heard complaints about, but our fines and provisions are less than what the state actually allows. So we could look to upping a violation to for instance, we charge $75. For a first violation, it could go to easily go to $200. Which other accounts?
It could go well go as high as 2000.
what we think is it should be a progressive first offense at $200 opposed to $75. And be consistent to 200 400 and 600. And on.
There is also a provision in the state law
that some of us worked on several years ago because just the same problems in every town The speed at which we get garbage in this case, it does allow for provision that if garbage is strewn all over the place, much like what you'd sent me the other day and gamble, that we're able to violate them and make them move that 72 hours, as opposed to 10 days. But the fines are much higher. And and my question to you is, is our ordinances cover a lot of issues. It's just the fines are a little light, and they're not an EM, not all the parts provisions of our property maintenance code. Some of it is progressive first offenses this second offense that I think it should be every time in every instance. And you know, how many times I know one of my favorite things is with Councilman Joanna on high grass. You know, it's the same people All the time. Now the law of change to make the bankers take care of that a little better on vacant properties, but still, it's a problem. So unless there was something specific what my recommendations use that that we have the township attorney draft something that's substantially more penalty to it than our current $75. Fine.
The question that's been disturbing to me is under the same umbrella is the when an apartment is cleaned out, and someone is moving, and I think like all of us at one point or another, it ends up at the curb. It's a disaster. In some cases, it's worse than others. In other cases, we're in a robust period where homes are being flipped remodeled and garbage is left on premises, which is terribly unsightly or on the curb. Now, I'm in a two family zone. And I've seen it often where renters depart. And we've got four feet high and 10 feet wider of garbage, who is held accountable? Because I know we're very kind in picking up that material. But I asked him for accountability since the renter is, is long gone, right?
It's the property owner. It's the landlord that's responsible for that every sense. And that's what I'm saying is that, you know, under our under our garbage collection, we do have restrictions about you can't just put out a whole household garbage out. They're supposed to be limited to three bags that were except on once a week we do a bulk pickup. So that's supposed to be two big pieces of furniture. And that's it. So enforcement's there. Well, that's it Do that force that it's, there's there's no, that's gonna be a lot more manpower which we don't have. The issue I think is, you know if, if if, I mean, I personally had the experience where you're getting rid of a lot of junk, you know what you're getting rid of law junkie, you take that to a dump or facility to take a lot of junk, or you call service, that's going to be a few hundred dollars. Well, if I can set it up front, wait for the township to pick it up and I'm going to get a $75 fine, that's if they catch me. I'll take that chance. Without saying that if we hit this with fine, you get hit $200. You know, I think that makes it a little more, a little less of a incentive to just
as someone who is in a two family Having tenants over the last number of years, there is security generally it's a month and a half. So there is money allotted toward now whether the landlord is held accountable Someone has to I don't see the town has been the purveyor of as you stated, were a dumpster or bagged dumpster. Take that stuff away. We are doing it on our dime. So somewhere along the way, we can fine tune that and accountability toward somehow within every apartment. There is a security deposit.
Yeah, it's something that we'll look at there's there's a lot.
We've run into this issue with how much we pick up apartments and if we don't pick up apartments, they pick it up and we pay them. It's a it's a big trade off. So we'll I still contend the easier. The easiest thing for us that mechanically works the quickest and is the follow up in the following. So the other part is enforcement and that's, that's going to drive a lot of false.
We'll proceed that way. Aaron, and with the
next issue is Diana.
Good evening Council. For the third item on the agenda tonight is the Montclair neighborhood Neighborhood Development Program. I'm not sure if you recall, David Cummings presented this program to us back in February. What this program aims to do is recruit Bloomfield teenagers specifically from the high school, and they would help them get into summer employment, summer internships, specifically paid internships. The way that the town would assess would be allocating funds for the program. And they would work together with the schools to recruit a certain number of individuals that would be accepted into the program. With
your approval, we would like to move forward with this and get it going as fast as we can so they can finish up summer in some sort of an employment opportunity.
Thank you, Dana. I was part of the phone call where we've set it up with Montclair, so I'm really excited about this because it's a needed service in town so it's great to partner and make it easy to follow through.
Is that emotion,
Again, all in all in favor support for this measure.
Okay, next is the Essex County recreation space. This is just we got a grant for Plastic Park, which is just agreement to execute the agreement, your approval text.
And you had the last part.
It's just we just need your approval to execute the agreement with the Cal motion.
Motion. Second motion by
Calvin, Joanna. All in favor? Aye.
Next is a approval for us to participate in application for the Essex hub Hudson Greenway grant.
move by Councilman second. And second by Councilman Rockwell. All in favor?
Next is, this is
increasing our not to exceed number with with for recreational engineering with PPD. They're doing Blind gate that originally and we have the plastic Park thing. So we need to up that to $75,000.
Motion by Councilwoman Cruz and seconded by Councilman gamble. All in favor. Hi.
The seventh item is a 24 month renewal for the five compacting garbage cans and it's a cloud software system. These are the big belly cancer specifically located in areas that we were having trouble with litter. This new contract would give us a 31 cost reduction and it would be valid for the next 24 months.
Move by Councilwoman Mendell, second second by Councilman
gamble. All in favor, aye.
Next is this is authorizing us to purchase synthetic turf field for lion gate is got the sonic Co Op. Very, very good price. it's astounding when I did this last time it cost 600,000 plus 212,000. So
getting a motion for this by Councilman gamble, second, Councilwoman Mendell Louise. We please call the roll.
Councilman Mondale? Yes.
Councilman Joanna abstain.
Councilwoman Cruz? Yes.
Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes.
Next is the ordinance setting the recreational program fees. This is by the by the Before we do,
move back, Councilwoman Cruz, a second second, Councilwoman Mendell, all in favor,
aye. Next is amendment to agreement with Garden State fireworks. This is our fireworks binder. Obviously the Fourth of July did not happen. We have been one of the very few towns that they've agreed to postpone and hold their price until we choose to shoot shoot off fireworks. Right now the tentative date is set for September 12. They would just like to have a remote with the township council that's to memorialize that agree.
Motion by Councilman gamble. Second, second by Councilwoman Cruz All in favor.
Next up for bear with me
Evening Mayor council number 11 is a safe and secure grant. It's an annual grant that we receive each year. We just need your authorization to accept it.
Have it moved by Councilwoman Mondale second by Councilman Joanna. All in favor?
Aye. Number 12 was a handicap working request for 145 Harrison Street, the traffic division is vetted out and deemed to be necessary.
By Councilwoman Cruz second second by Councilman gamble, all in favor.
Number 13 is an amendment to the two hour parking restriction at Maple and Johnson Avenue. The study was done there and it was deemed that there was not enough parking for residents. So it'll be
it'll be repealed and amended to be just for residents with a two hour parking permit parking on the street on that location.
Motion by Councilman Joanna second by Councilwoman Cruz All in favor
and number 14 is a handicap parking removal. The person no longer resides at the location of tenant gusts
move by Councilwoman Cruz second second by Councilwoman Mondale All in favor
Thank you, mayor and council I'm sorry for being late. My brain was still on seven o'clock meeting time. So I was down the hall apologize. My item is, you'll see in the regular meeting, there is an ordinance seeking authorization to accept the dedication of a portion of property on Farren Street and the intersection of ferens and Ward Street. This is in connection with the Lackawanna station urban renewal redevelopment, which is along Farish street up to the train line. When we when the township and the redeveloper put together the redevelopment agreement At the time, the read developer agreed to dedicate a portion of what's mostly Farren Street and in the little corner of Ward to dedicate a 10 foot strip of that property to the township, so that and to improve it so that the township could then have a wider right of way which gave better access through that street into the end properties at the end of Ferrand, it was if you recall, or you see it now a very narrow street, they would they would be giving up a portion of their property to the township to expand that right away to a more traditional size Street. So this is just a discussion of an ordinance that will be the acceptance of that dedication of portion of property.
at no cost, sorry.
Do we need to do a motion for it or we just
Yes, you can. You can
can take emotion and then
second by Councilman Rockwell. All in favor.
I'll take these off for these are just chapter 159. That means that they are they are being their grants that are being added to our municipal budget. One is for the cares act is the federal money that passed through the county to the township to offset some of the costs for the coronavirus. That was from January through the end of June. The other one is is a grant for a local arts program. The other one is for an open space grant for Memorial Park. And the last one then as the Essex County Senior permanent housing grant this is our annual grant that we use For our senior
population, can I get a motion to accept these four? motion?
Going to do them individually or can I do them at all? So we have a motion to accept them all. Councilman
Joanna will make a motion to accept all four.
So motion by Councilman Joanna second second by Councilwoman Mendell, all in favor. township engineer
mayor. One question if I'm nature for the general public. Could we please explain what a pickle I'm somewhat familiar but I'm
serious. What a pickle. Oh, well at the time, I'm not a North New Jersey
it's a smaller tennis court.
Yes. It's a it's a reconfiguring of an existing tennis court. They restripe it. It's different ball different paddle. It's a little easier on the legs, also. As somebody who's different racquet sports, it's almost like a wiffle ball. But it's become very popular because it appeals to a wide range of ages. Or some of us who can't run quite as fast or move quite as nimbly as we used to. It's really appealing. So
I've got a couple of rackets and I'll take it
out. And it's fun, very social kind of township engineer.
Good evening. The first item I have is award of a contract for Park Avenue roadway restoration improvement. Basically, as you know, we store we provide service like zero copper,
eat the road bed up a little bit. So we'd like to do now is is resurface the road and do some other miscellaneous improvements to upgrade the street. The low bidder was a company called for clean up for a total price of $150,871 and 45 cents. Money is available in our water utility and our capital.
Can I have a motion for that? Councilman Joanna, second, second by Councilman gamble All in favor.
The next side I have authorizing resolution essentially Parkway loss. Phase Two is the process of getting your approvals. One of them is a little bit water application meaning that there's available water and if the design is right for the system that are required to organization must water operator. So this resolution is provided
by Councilman gamble.
Second second by Councilwoman Cruz All in favor, Aye for sale.
The next one I have is
award of a contract or web service life face to face. This is Obviously we're in the process of trying to find the main cable or lead service connections. One of the issues we have is that we may suspect the location to have a lead service line. And unfortunately other than looking at records which aren't always reliable going years back, the only real way to do it is the big five
is too big is too big by the curve box stamped with a pipe char and then you can tell identify as either lead or copper. And then we document it and then subsequently we'll come back and remove those. This contract will go through the process of identifying
the low bidder was john Garcia construction company and he was at a total cost of
motion Come back. Councilwoman Mondale second, second by Councilman Campbell in a discussion.
Good, just comment. This is continuing our lead service line replacement program that started last year. But just want to remind public really that, you know, as of today, Bloomfield is fully in compliance with our lead in the system. Any chemical exceedances that we have are now all brought down to under well under the limit, so we're in good shape. That said, we still want to continue replacing lead service lines, where we find them. That's what this program does. We were successful getting very low interest forgivable loan through the state, I improved infrastructure bank. And that's what this continues doing for this Township. Thank you, Councilman.
With the beginning of the meter changeovers, I got a letter requesting the water meter change. With that helping in identifying lead if a homeowner has led installation under the street,
yes, what what we in the meter service replacement program, we added a condition that when they're in the house that they do what's called a scratch test, where they see potential lead solders where you really want to look, obviously we'll see lead lines. But but they do a scratch test where they're working so they can check. And we've in fact found I think, one or two while we replace something like 3000 meters. Yeah, just about 3400 meters out of those so far, I believe we found 15 lead connections. The thing about that is is this is a very good program. It's letting us identify that section of the pipe. But the way I'm certain that a service line works is you got two sections you got from the meter to that curb stop in the street. That's one section. That's what is over in the metering programs identifying. And then you've got the section from the curb box to the main. That's a whole nother section. So between these two projects, you know, we're getting a good idea as to what's LED and what's not. And then we can target it and put together a contract and take them all out.
In the comments.
All in favor,
Okay, my last item is a children's library, air conditioning services award of a design contract. My air conditioning systems and children's libraries pretty much done. It's not working anymore. It's antiquated. So we sought out professional services of a design firm to actually go in there, size up a new one, make recommendations and then put together a bid package so we could actually bid it out and and replace the system that the consultant who came in with the best price was Remington and Bernie, at $18,997. They're also good because they are familiar with that building. They did a roof project there a while back and they did some building analysis. So I would recommend we provide this contract to them.
Move by Councilman Rockwell seconded by Councilwoman Mondale. I have a question.
Is this going to include the museum on the third floor?
It should include the entire building, essentially anything that's air conditioned now will be air conditions, you know, okay,
that wasn't explicitly stated. I just wanted to make sure one of the one other proposals mentioned that the museum was on a mezzanine. It's not the mezzanine. It's actually the third floor. So I wanted to make sure it was included. When and when the design phase is completed. Could I see a copy of that report? Absolutely. Okay, thanks.
All in favor?
Thank you, township clerk, do you have anything?
So I will, I'll start, and then we can work together on this.
So just to make everyone aware, the township has been been presenting a series of community conversations, these courageous conversations, I would say within our community, and it began with, you know, the mayor called for us to do a vigil and supportive or in the memory of George Floyd. And while we were in that space, it seemed very clear that there was opportunities people were sharing Many things that they experienced and it felt like that this was a, this, this this virtual medium allow for us to really bring together some some community voices. So, after that we went we in sort of in light or in the perspective of just having the moment that we're in and, and the and the, the, the, the displays of participation, civic participation, through through marches that were happening in town, we had a community conversation that dealt with race and law enforcement. And we were pleased to have our director, Sammy de Mayo is one of our principal presenters, and he share much of the progress that the township has been involved with, but it also gave the community an opportunity to engage in, in, in dialogue and, and it was, it was very nice that we had this space where we could begin to have these communities Based conversations with each other, instead of having these community conversations in our in our small groupings, we were able to come together in larger places to hear other voices and that I felt like that was a very, I felt personally like this was a, you know, excellent opportunity for us to and then we were growing as a community. But immediately from the built on those successes people said, you know, what's, what's next? What are you going to do? And so we had a wonderful presentation by Micheline Davis and I'm going to begin to let you pick up but it dealt with a race and, and healthcare inequities, things that the inequities associated with with health and race, and I found that to be incredibly informative. We we have a series that I'm gonna let Council and Councilwoman Mendell talk about it a little bit more, but I felt like it was important for us to come together and share with our community, how proud I am to be part of this community that's so committed and so open to dialogue, I hear very positive feedback about the communications, the opportunity for dialogue, the opportunity to hear about different types of subject matter in this moment and, and build a sort of common common language I guess, so that we can continue those dialogues. And I think it's, it's so important that as community members, we actually are engaged in these dialogues we, we've lost, we lost this week, an icon, Representative john lewis, and I, I say, with no small statement that he was, for me a role model. But he was definitely our moral consciousness. He, he was very much the kind of leader who he was very much a political activist, but he wasn't political. He's really he was really centered with with what was right, really focused on moving our country forward and fulfilling Promise. And so I feel like these these community conversations are part and parcel of those, that spirit of what john lewis brought to our country. We're we're engaged in trying to find our common voices and our common understandings and stretch ourselves a little bit. So I've been very proud of what we've accomplished. And thank you so much to zhongqi who handles it and Matt and just and Diana, and everybody who's played as such in our director, everybody who's been such an important part of this process. And and we this is just the beginning and we are planning some some some great things going forward, and I'm gonna let Councilwoman Mondale pick up from there.
It's hard to follow your eloquent words there. But yeah, I agree. And I'd like to say thank you to everybody who's helped us produce these conversations, as well. And in addition, just to give you a rundown of what's coming on the 29th of this week, which is Wednesday. We have a conversation that we're going to call let's talk about race. And we are featuring a speaker who is a faculty member from William Paterson named Dr. Wendy Christianson. She comes from their Department of Sociology and a woman who is the director of diversity inclusion from Claremont Medical Center Deseret Highsmith home, and they're gonna they're gonna speak about race and maybe give us some language around which to talk about it. I think we jumped into these conversations and as it's sort of an organic evolving thing, but one of the things that we've noticed is that people don't necessarily have the language to speak about it. So we felt like that was important. We're also looking at producing another one that's in the works and we'll bring more information as it comes on August 12. August, yes, August off. And then I'm sure we will have more moving forward if the public is interested in giving us ideas, we are all ears, because it is not just for us that we do this, it's for everybody. So, you know, they can reach out to us as well. And of course, the Council, the rest of the council's input is very important too. So thank you.
The good thing about the the presentation that's this Wednesday, and it's at seven o'clock, or 737, it's at seven. So the one that we have, the way it sort of we're imagining is were that they would have an opportunity to talk and share. But then four weeks later, there would be an opportunity for people to come back and say, this was an interesting conversation, and I've reflected on it and this these are some things that I've taken away from it or that I experienced since that time. So that the idea that we're these are ongoing conversations and they're connected to each other. So I again, just encourage participation on these Wednesday. It seems like we're just about every other Wednesday, we're doing something and like I Just I would also like to commend, you know, again, I mentioned to everyone here in terms of the town hall that's done so, but support these endeavors. But I also would be remiss if I did not mention all of the council members who have all participated in every one of the events and who've been very much part of this. So I I can feel I consider myself very, very lucky to work with
to serve with some
incredible folks who, who really care about this community and really want to be part of these dialogues. So thank you so much for that.
Number two, review of zoning for pool permits, we're going to remove that we're going to talk about that in clothes. Number three.
Actually, number two, we'll go into clothes number three is reviewing zoning for actually it's a pool permits. This was the mayor of brought this issue up. I have since these obviously not here this evening, and I've since talked to him about that and clarified a couple of issues. So we're going to push that into August. If we need But not sure we really need to think and clarify an issue that he was concerned about.
So those those three are, those two are
number two and three. Hmm. Number two and three are just two
to two is going into closed session. Okay. Number three is is on the tools. It's not a zoning issue. It's it's a pool permits.
Maybe I haven't I must have a different agenda than the one that you're
you're looking at.
I see. I see three is as a Councilwoman Mendell, I'm
I'm sorry. My apologies.
Councilwoman, Mendell, please.
Yes, we're on the farmer Mark farmers.
Thank you. I'm actually going to ask Matt to talk about this. Just quickly, but I'm sorry to put you on the spot there, Matt. But we you know, I think We've all at one time thought about, wouldn't it be nice to have a farmers market and Bloomfield and they've sort of come up to varying extent. But we had a really nice meeting with two residents, john evangelist, and Molly Smith, who had brought forth sort of a proposal and an outline for what we could do right now in the week of the pandemic, and then what we could do moving forward. And so they had proposed that we start with sort of a CSA, which is a I'm blanking on what that is, but it's sort of like a box a box of fruits and vegetables so that you can order ahead of time or or pick up at a certain time. Yeah, grab and go sort of model during this pandemic, which we actually thought would be really nice for the community because our people and I'll touch on this actually in my next agenda item, better experiencing food and security in our community. So we want to make sure that they have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, we thought this would be a good thing to do. And so Matt, if you could just kind of give an update on lower looking out over the next few months,
right so so what we we've reached out to one nonprofit that does the city green. Clifton. And we actually are having a meeting this week with them to talk about setting up the CSA which is again, it's, it's, we would drive up a person would drive up and grab prepackaged fresh vegetables and fruits and stuff. So we're working at that and what it would be is to be a Sunday morning. Out here at the close municipal closet much like we did the turkey giveaway, the marriage turkey giveaway, this As Thanksgiving were people recipients would come in through the, through the municipal Plaza to pick up, pick up their their fresh vegetables and go. There wouldn't be any tents or shopping or looking around with various carts that just be grabbing though. So we're looking at that. The idea is to set this up for the last two Sundays and the first Sunday and last two Sundays of October 1 Sunday in November, and that would lead them to the next Sunday, which would be the giveaway. So that's we're trying to leave that all up to that Thanksgiving.
we are looking to establish a farmers market again here on Sunday morning at municipal Plaza. That's the place where we have the most space and could easily set up booths and things like that for people to hopefully buy, you know, next next spring. We won't be in this pandemic. And we'll be able to offer that to our residents. I think ideally, every Sunday, four or more months. So, that's that's what we're trying to set up.
Thank you, Matt. And I just wanted to mention too, that this is something that will be open to all of our residents. And we are ensuring that the vendors and whoever we have come will accept SNAP benefits so that nobody is excluded from this opportunity as well.
We have our community gardens
The next ones are your so.
Okay, so I will move on.
Okay, so I have I had just mentioned that, you know, during this pandemic, we've seen a huge increase in residents that are experiencing food insecurity. And so I had asked Paula pikas to come and just talk for two minutes to give us a quick update on our numbers. I thought it was important for the council to hear and the public to hear how those numbers have increased, but also how the township has responded in kind, so go ahead. Thank you.
Thank you, mayor and council. First, I want to start by saying 8% of the population in Bloomfield lives below the poverty line. And just to give you an idea of what that means, a family of four would make less than 25,000 family of one would make less than 12,000. So just, you know, to understand and having pay rent and other expenses, they really wouldn't have a lot of money leftover for food. So before the pandemic, there really were numerous households who were struggling with food insecurities than the loss of jobs and the delay or the inability for residents to access food stamps or unemployment, because the offices were closed and there's been a backlog has really increased the need for food programs, Human Services and NTN have collaborated with numerous partners over the last few months to make sure the increased need for food is being met. We really could not have done it without the help of township mayor and council, Director of health, RDP W, or recreation, the parking utility and the fire and the police. They will you know, work together with us to make this happen. So I want to thank everyone. It exists. In addition to the existing food pantries, we've worked with local churches and food pantries to set up what we call pandemic pantries, which is just to meet the increased need for food in different areas of town, currently we have 3500 people receiving food weekly. This is an approximation because some people go to more than one pantry, although many Joe depending on what their need is, but each program does not give you enough food for the whole week. So if they need to, you know, all the pantries are in agreement that that's fine. The 3500 people is made up of the Bloomfield pantries where 2300 people are being served weekly. Then we have deliveries from neighboring food programs. deliveries are done by the MTN volunteers with the help of Salvation Army recreation and D pw, and that serves 779 people weekly. We also have delivery of 120 bags of groceries, which serves 480 people weekly to the school by the end teen and volunteers and recreation. And this is really to supplement the children getting free and reduced meals and this was done because People didn't want to come out just to get one meal for their child every day. So this way they get a bag of groceries that seems to be working better. We have currently have 40 and teen volunteers who in addition to helping with the pantries have been shopping for families and seniors who have been impacted or COVID or can't go out due to their age or health. We've also received through MTN over $11,000 in donations and grants and gift cards. And some of the money has been given to our local pantries and other monies have been used to buy gift cards for families who have been impacted by COVID.
That answers any questions that basically covers it. Thank you.
Okay, my next image I would like to have appoint Maria strala to the parks recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee.
I'm assuming that's a motion by Councilwoman Mondale. Seconded by Councilwoman Cruz. All in favor, aye.
And number six is Councilwoman Cruz walk Watson Improvement District.
Thank you. This is a late addition. So I apologize. I was hoping that for consideration that we could increase the business accrete or increase the business improvement district to go below what's Lessing Avenue? down to more 15 we talked about it a little bit before but and we did some things like adding garbage cans, but more specifically, people who go out and collect debris. Because right now the VCA hasn't stops right at what's happening Avenue. And just another six blocks would be great to have that covered. Because a lot of commuters people walking, you know, you can only have so much garbage cans and things like that. I think a lot of people unfortunately Toss stuff out the window and say Hey, what's up thing Avenue. So I really like to see us have some sort of intentional prep work done down there such as people picking up debris, cpW going through and doing like clearing up the pathways because a lot of weeds growing and stuff like that it just you can see the attention to detail shift drastically at processing Avenue. So if you haven't heard i'm in favor a favor of creating it as a neighborhood, you know, and embracing this. That is the south end of town and it's south of watts Lessing Avenue. And if we can pay, make it more of a district that we pay attended to to make it desirable for people to get on there and start missing. There's a lot of restaurants that participated in the outdoor dining area, and I'm noticing more activity and it would be really great to see our attention, turn to it.
We'll start to work on that. Thank
you. Thank you. In the meantime, we will have to be down there okay.
Yeah, liaison reports
for the Morris canal Greenway. Last weekend, troop Scout troop 22 did a service project at the Morris canal park at Oak Tree lane. I'm very grateful for their participation. They did a service project. We're working on a native plant restoration project there. And the scouts helped remove around 2500 invasive plants. And this is going to be an ongoing project. And for the Historic Preservation Commission, we were planning to do the survey a new survey to survey additional historic properties outside of the historic district in the spring, because of the pandemic that was postponed. So we're going to be doing that in August. We're going to be sending letters to inform people that somebody might be where we're doing surveys that somebody might be looking at, they're taking photographs and looking at their house. And we'll also be doing a press release on that. I'd like to commend
you, Councilman rock. Well, I'm always entertained by your
post on Facebook. I learned so much about history, and I never get a mic and never get any of the pictures right. Like Where is this? I never, never right.
This Saturday from nine to 12. The recycling committee in combination with the Department of Public Works will be sponsoring August the first Saturday at Pulaski Park. It's the first day to have paper shredding. So certainly, there'll be police presence to guide you and get you into Pulaski Park safely. We'll be there for those hours, so open to Bloomfield residents ID required also on August the first Saturday at 11 o'clock at lion gate. Thank you Mr. Watkins for arranging such
an opportunity to for the public to take a brief tour to see the completed wetland project. It's quite monumental after all the humps and bumps over two years of but it's done. And you can get an opportunity to see it as is now with these small little trees and shrubbery and bushes in the year from now you are to you'll see a forest they'll say, gee, that's what that's what it was then. So it gives a good opportunity to come out, I would say 30 minutes so it's not an extensive part of your day. Alliant it's off align gate drive is off of Broad Street, opposite leg Ridge Parkway. If you're coming south from Brooklyn Bay, it's the first right hand turn so it's easily accessible. So we will begin approximately 11 o'clock for those residents and being at a construction site. We'll have to stay on the gravel road. We have to we will, because the north end they're still working on theirs equipment. The South the south end of the site is where we will be looking and seeing the completed project which is most welcome. The all the other the other few items is the food waste management of a few food waste bill was signed by Governor Murphy under senator Smith's direction. It's been a long time in coming again a lot of humps and bumps but it's there and what it what it will become law October of next year is still work under the recycling committee will probably work with the environmental commission to provide the township with suggestions and recommendations because in any community any town that produces more than 52 tonnes of food waste is going to be coming under the umbrella of this bill. I will share with council the bills so you can really get into it. I'm not going to get into the finer points of it. But the goal behind it is to recycle food waste. And basic bottom line is what we put at the curb 30 to 40%. That is food waste. Most of that is water. So we're spending approximately $90 in tipping fees to dispose of water. It's a tremendous amount of money. So if we can move closer to the point of creating a process for recycling, that food waste, would be a tremendous financial asset to the community, as well as when I spoke to I brought the same presentation to the health department and share the same information because they will they will be an integral part of the planning. This is just an FYI, we're at ground level. So when we speak of rodents in the control of these little four legged beasts, they've been around a lot time they're pretty smart fellows. So if we can starve them in one way to start stuff at the start of these rotations is to take away the food source. So in the bigger picture in sending to council members is the bill as is just to begin having all of us think ahead in the pre in a pre matter that next year this will be reality, how can we best achieve some of those goals of saving money for the township creating a better quality of life and meeting those mandates? So I think I've said enough to know that what I will ask Louise pelicano, our recycling coordinator will forward to her a document from the Sierra Club which did a pretty good review of the pluses and the minuses of the bill, for your certainly for your recommendations suggestions. And I must say the health department was very open to very willing to hear this because they're all going to be we're all going to be a part of this process. And that's what it is is a process. Well, I guess the housings only will discuss the clothes, but I, I thank you all for that and look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning both for the paper shredding and if you're up to it come by for half hour tour of the lion gate site to see the wetlands. Thank you all. Thank you.
Thank you. From the sorry parks recreation and Cultural Affairs permanent. Sorry to put my notes. Their summer programs are in full swing with 38 summer programs. Active right now. They are doing their final drive and movie tomorrow night which is the 28 the universal Technical Institute and they are showing Ferris peeler last I heard this afternoon there was still spots open, that they have all sold out, which is pretty cool. Actually, I think they've done a really nice job and should be commended for that, by the way. They're hosting a youth band concert on Monday night August 3 poleski Park at 7:30pm and they are continuing with Cruise Knights throughout August August 5 12th 19th and 26th at Universal Technical Institute from six to 9pm. They have a golf outing scheduled and will provide more details on August 5, and they are also hosting camp horizons from August 3 to August 20, which is a special needs summer camp for ages 14 to 21. And that is it for the parks recreation and Cultural Affairs Department from the library. They wanted me to let everyone know that curbside pickup is available including interlibrary loans from bccls. Those had been suspended so they are now available their summer reading virtual Children's and adult programs are in full swing. If residents need photocopy services with curbside pickup, they can email the library and have free photocopy services for up to five pages. They also and this is pretty excited it's extended Wi Fi coverage to the courtyard parking area and the green courtesy of the Bloomfield Public Library foundation. You can contact the Reference Librarians through live chat, email and phone. You can browse collections and placeholders online and do curbside pickup. They also have Wi Fi hotspots available for those who need it. They have distributed over 200 new library cards since March and there are no late fees they are also working toward PC use by appointment as well as fax machine use by appointment. That is it
I'll give a brief update on the BCAA.
I'm sad to share with everyone that a longtime member of the VCA Tim Kaine passed away.
The VCA continued to do strategic planning. I mentioned before that harvest fest has been cancelled. There was a successful Restaurant Week from July 13 through the 19th. They continue to do cruise nights on Wednesday nights, and then are under the stars which had been very, very successful on Friday nights as well so much happening in with our BCAA that's a great thing.
Thank you. One final item I think so anyway, is census 220. As we're coming down the final bend, I appeal to all residents of this community, who still have not completed their census. form, our rate at this point is 67.7%. And let me make that very personal to each of you. And I'm speaking to the public. We need to have every person in your household counted simply means our schools, our roads, our hospitals, our infrastructure. All of that is dependent on completion of the census when people are leery of why doesn't my road get done? Well, that depends on how much money we get from the federal government or our hospitals being funded. Do schools receive adequate money for lunch programs, after school programs, additional programs for those in need all that revolves around the center the census. It's critically important When we talk about food necessities for people, keep in mind that I say to those around my age, I'm the senior member here. Age wise, you want to as a senior member, give a gift to your grandchildren complete the damn census, because the next time it will be done will be 10 years down the road, you may not have another opportunity. In addition, our congressional representatives are vetted by this process. It's so is it a big deal? You're darn right it is. And 10 years down the road, I can't come back to anyone or any member of this council and say I could have I would have excuses. Don't cut it. What we do today, going forward for 10 years, we'll decide some of the factors that I brought to your attention. So any way possible. It's by phone, by email. mail or by computer, the enumerator enumerators will be coming by to your home, requesting appealing your support, please give it to them. We need you, every single person of this community in this organization, the fire department, the police department depends on grants that we're able to get from the state and federal government, depending on the amount of people that we have in this community. So I can't say enough that 67 is not cutting it, folks. We need to get 100% support. That is the goal that every community especially Bloomfield should have.
Thank you. Thank you.
Can I have a motion? May I have a motion to go into closed? A woman who's
second by Councilman game vote. All in favor. Hi.
There, you might want to say
the closed session for about probably about 30 minutes or so, and then come back out and have our regular meeting.
Okay, so we're gonna go into closed for about 30 minutes and we'll come back in session for the rest of the regular meeting. Thanks
Thank you Welcome back.
Okay. All right. Miss approval. Councilman
Marin Council. I have minutes from the June 8 2020 conference meeting in June 22. regular meeting So moved. Second.
All in favor? Aye.
Communications. Thank you, Mayor. The njdep suspected hazardous discharge just excuse me, discharge notifications for 258 Montgomery street 230 ampere Parkway, 306 belval Avenue and Jdp. No further action Letter letters to the following 21 Glen Ridge Parkway 14 Washington Street 22 Lauren street 606 Bloomfield Avenue 123 Sadler road 203 Montgomery street notice from Remington and vernick engineers for payments certification number six final recommended to be done by Jay Alexander. This is for work performed on Myrtle Street and JFK drive south roadway improvements response action outcome from synergy for the remediation of B and P auto repair located at 171 Bloomfield Avenue response action outcome from equal sciences for the remediation of Hoffman Chevrolet BMW located at 425 Bloomfield Avenue response action outcome from invoke care for the remediation of ABC Academy LLC located at 42 belval Ave njdep remedial action protectiveness biennial certification for the former alpo machine and tool company located at 111 orange Street. Notice from PSE and G filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, requesting changes in its manufactured gas plant remediation charges. And lastly, an invoice due to paisano jordanna construction for Felton Felton field Park project. It's all there. Thank you.
At least one person here for a couple of years for public comment Jill and Maria. Voila.
I of course I'm Maria. This is Joe.
So we have
we are requiring we need a permit. And our permit that we're there is required. The town is requiring a topographical survey, which an engineer we would need to hire engineer and that costs a couple of thousand dollars. Now, our pool is not going to be an inground pool. It's going to be a semi end ground and it doesn't affect the taxes, our property taxes because it's considered still above ground. So not sure what I don't know what happened behind closed doors but
we wanted to kind of weigh the topographical
So we have the town I grew up in the town have been here since late 80s. My mother grew up in a town we'd love home feel we had a house for six years sold at one another house around the corner. Didn't even consider going into real estate consider the founder Dan Sullivan. I really love everything that goes on here. And two kids already graduated high school, two kids, one that's in the neighborhood school, one that's in starting kindergarten, probably next year or pre k this year. So for a long time, and we had a aboveground pool in our other house. So in the process of buying the new house, we said, you know, let's look into the new ground, very expensive. So something that we settle for, and what we'd like to do is a semi round. And that's not exactly the same with an inground pool, there's an actual structure. So they have a concrete, they got to do a lot to get an engineer, they kind of go through the whole process, which is why it's a little more pricey. Assembling ground is just as 30 or above ground rules, but they they dig a hole, they put it in and it's actually still above the ground. So there's a certain part of one to four feet, that's that stays actually above the ground. And then they just kind of like backfill it with third. So the difference is the inground pool is a structure that you can Just take out a semi round is like an aboveground pool where you can move with it nice. So, you know, we had in the process of this participant land survey, which is 600 hours, a topographical survey, which is $600. And then we went to the pool place. They were like, kind of venues, they live in Littlefield. other towns, it would be easy to do this is that blofield has a cover process for this. So we have no problem with the five feet from the I guess it did like our border 10 feet from the structure and we have no surrounding structures from our neighbors that are within 20 or 30 feet, just kind of the way our property lands. So you know, that part of the process is pretty simple for us. So you know, it's really we can cover it in. It's just that it's tough to the 1200 dollars to a permit or into a survey and then not actually have a guaranteed that You're going to get it which we understand. But then to that hire an engineer, it's not easy to find an engineer Sunday's is kind of cool. And so we didn't come here. We spoke with Robert that was both an engineer. And I said, Listen, you know, there's 15,000 houses on this. Now, I'm not sure how many people are getting these types of tools. If you want us to bring pictures which we brought our property, he wanted us to explain it, you know, we're just trying to work, you know, through the system and trying to come up with an idea rather than an engineer isn't going to tell us you know, or it's kind of tough to explain what you're going to do but you're gonna hire an engineer. First of all, it's tough to find a 14 year that's just going to give you is we're not putting in the ground. I'm going to be able to give you a
what the pools look like after you know that sort of more snag is
right you want us to explain look at
the structure of it and everything and I said and I get, you know, sort of maybe some of the hesitation is because the fact that they want to make sure that our neighbors don't get any water or anything. I get that and I said, You know, I don't know what I can do, I'm talking to my neighbors, I can have them signed something I can take full, you know, liability if you have an above ground floor, and that causes some kind of water leak for a whole week that's going to flood the same way my semi inground pool or, you know, wood as well. So understanding that there's only a few months left to the summer, understanding that, you know, with the kids everyday, we're probably not going to be able to, you know, go somewhere because of everything that's happening. And we wanted to try to spend as much time as we could at the property in the pool, and we already are in the process of purchasing the pool and just hoping to kind of, you know, see it and the other thing is the pool company kind of told us that sometimes because the quota this year are lapsing, some of the restrictions on pools. So again, we fit the five, five and 10 It's just that you know, to hire an engineer is kind of a pricey thing. Everybody spends $400 on permits, just for a structure that from you know, what we were told them the whole place not a lot of places do and this is not a permanent structure. It's not concrete.
So thank you. We know that we are at the township is in the process of trying to review the various permits and we'll I guess we'll not Yes, but we will follow up with you at some point with some some with Diana. And can
I just try one more statement, which
is each speaker gets five minutes. That was the BP
Thank you for coming
by. Thank you. Okay.
Introduction of proposed ordinances on first reading
number one, council the ordinance of the township council
ordinance of the township Council of the township of Bloomfield county of Essex, New Jersey authorizing acceptance of dedication from 19 word street associates LLC have a portion of block 226 to 26 lat one as shown as the official tax map of the township of Bloomfield as a public roadway pursuant to nj sa 46 seven DASH one. So,
and seconded by Councilman gamble. Any comments from the council?
comments from the public?
Would you please call the roll? Councilman
down? Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes, Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell?
Yes, Marin Council have an ordinance to amend and supplement chapter 387 of the Bloomfield township code providing parking for physically limited person. Some of checking
Moved by Councilman Campbell, second by Councilman Rockwell. Any comments from the council?
Any comments from the public? Don't Okay,
so it's just a voice call. All in favor.
Excellent. Thank you.
I only have to do the public comment on the second, but not got it. Thank you. Louise, please call the roll. Councilman Mendell?
Yes, Councilman Joanna?
Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble.
Is he clearly I just follow the rhythm.
Whatever the mayor is doing, I'm like, Yes, yes.
Yes. All right. Councilman Rocco, will you take number three
Marin Council have an ordinance to amend and supplement chapter 387. The Bloomfield township code providing parking for physically limited persons samode Second,
my Councilman Brockwell, seconded by Councilwoman Mendell. Okay.
Louise, please call the roll.
Councilman Mondale? Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes, Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman Rockwell. Yes.
Councilman, Councilwoman Mondale we take number four.
Marin Council have an ordinance to repeal chapter 254 vehicles and traffic article six schedules 254 dash 58. Schedule 18 time limit parking. So moved. Second.
By Councilwoman Mondale seconded by Councilman Joanna.
Please call Council on Monday. Oh, yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis. Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes.
Counselor Joanna Marin Council, an ordinance to amend Chapter 393 parking cool street article five to our permit parking 393 dash 17 permit parking to our parking paragraph deep within the township of Bloomfield town codes. So move second
by Councilman Joanna seconded by Councilwoman Cruz. Louise, please call Councilman Mondale?
Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes, Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman rock. Yes.
Number six Councilman
marico. Yes, we're in Kelso, an ordinance to amend Chapter 217 fees within the township code of the township of Bloomfield So moved. Second,
moved by Councilwoman Cruz seconded by Councilman gamble. Louise, please call the roll.
Councilman Mondale? Yes, Councilman Joanna?
Yes. Councilwoman Cruz?
Yes, Councilman Davis.
Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman rock. Yes.
hearing upon adoption and the limit of proposed ordinances on secondary Councilman gamble.
Man council I have an ordinance to amend and supplement chapter 387 of the Bloomfield township code providing parking for physically limited persons. So moved.
Moved by Councilman Campbell seconded by Councilman Rockwell. Any comments from the council?
And now, any comments from the public?
Please, please call the roll. Councilman Mondale? Yes, Councilman Joanna?
Yes. Councilwoman Cruz?
Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman rock. Yes.
Councilman rock Well, we
will have an ordinance to amend Chapter 254 vehicles and traffic article three parking Standing and stopping section 254 dash 18 parking prohibited at all times. This is for a 16 foot section of space on road place. So moved.
Second. Moved by Councilman Rockwell's seconded by Councilwoman Mendell, any comments from the council? The public?
Louise please call the roll. Councilman Mundo? Yes, Councilman joetta.
Yes. Councilwoman Cruz?
Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes.
Marin council every word. ordinance amending chapter 315 article five zoning section 315 34 establishment of zones of the township of boonville code revising the zoning maps to place block 224 block seven 910 and 11. In the M one zone select second.
Councilwoman Cruz seconded by Councilman Campbell
was always with Councillor Campbell. Any comments from the council and council from any comments from the public Mayor
if I can just play something on the record. This was sent after first reading and introduction to the planning board for their review. They did approve this. So we're okay to move forward with their recommendation. Thank you.
Louise, please call the roll. Councilman Mendell?
Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes, Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes, Councilman Rockwell. Yes.
Councilwoman Mendell, will you please move into consent resolutions Will you move to and for for 22
Marin council I move on consent resolutions two and four through 22.
All in favor
and would you Councilwoman Mondale, move number One,
mayor and council I move consent resolution number one
moved by Councilman, Councilwoman Adele second.
Councilwoman Cruz. Louise, would you please call the roll?
Councilman Mundo? Yes, Councilman Joanna abstain. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes. Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble.
Yes. Councilman rock.
And Councilman count. Joanna, would you please move? Where's the consent? resolution number three.
We have licenses. No, no, I'm sorry.
Number Number three. Yes. Read the resolution approval. Is that yes. Okay. A resolution approval to submit a grant application and executive execute. I'm showing a grant contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the 21. Bicycle weighs application for the Essex Hudson Greenway project. So moved. Second.
Moved by Councilman Joanna. Seconded by Councilwoman Cruz. Louise, we please call the roll.
Councilman modelle abstain.
Yes. Councilman Cruz.
Yes. Councilman Davis. Yes.
And now, Joanna, would
you please do the licenses? Thank you. licenses for Monday July the 22nd of 2020 hawkers and peddlers Mark Rick Reagan's Cleveland Street. Filming license superlative Pink outdoor sidewalk cafe license Christopher grande de Holsteins, Brookdale confectionery, Michael st Blanc shard Bloomfield college Dining Services, Victor pausini Don Ponzi Breton Avenue, john romanello John's deli on West Passaic Avenue. Jorge perello co pays to go. Bloomfield Avenue, Claudio Lopez Roby. No bakery Franklin Avenue. Some moved
by Councilman Joanna, seconded by Councilman Campbell. All in favor? Aye. Motion to close motion. A motion to adjourn.
All in favor, aye.