Bloomfield Town Council meeting, April 26 2021
2:22PM Apr 28, 2021
everyone the notice of the time, date, location and agenda this meeting to the extent then 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. by posting such notice on the bulletin board and municipal building, and by email notification generated by iq mtwo to the offices of the independent press Blofeld life, Star ledger patch, burst in that and tap into Bloomfield, please stand for the pledge allegiance.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice.
Louise, please call the roll.
Councilwoman Mondale here. Councilman Joanna here. Councilwoman Cruz here. Councilwoman Davis here. Councilman gamble here. Councilman Rockwell here. Mayor Venezia
here all present. So tonight, we have a four of our wonderful students at Bloomfield high school that we're going to start off given proclamation for the first one to be read by Councilwoman Jenny mundo. Oh, Councilman, we're Tina Davis. Sorry, Councilman.
It's my pleasure to write us to read the proclamation for recognizing both your high school senior David David odit coonley. Whereas is the intention of the mayor and council of the township of Bloomfield to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and talented individuals within the community. And whereas David oticon li o de coonley is a 17 year old Bloomfield high school senior who grew up in Jeddah, Nigeria, before moving to the United States. And whereas through his extraordinary hard work, David has been accepted into 15 universities including seven Ivy League schools, Yale, Princeton, brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. And whereas David knew the important Getting involved in extracurricular activities that best fit his interests while also excelling academics. And whereas David is currently a member of the chess club, mock trial club poetry club in the National Honor Society, whereas David plans to study molecular biology with hopes to attend medical school in the future. And whereas David success is a true testament to hard work and dedication to Odin is a true testament that hard work and dedication to overcome all adversity pays off. Now, therefore, be it resolved. I Michael japenese, the mayor of the township of boonville, along with the members of the township Council, hereby congratulate David Boudicca for his outstanding academic achievements and wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors. Congratulations.
Thank you all for this amazing or it truly means a lot to be part of this community. You know, coming here in the fourth grade, I initially found it challenging to go to a new country, but because of the supportive community, the supportive faculty in this endless school, and everyone around me, I was able to become more involved in the community. And thank you so much for this award. Next up,
we have Alexis Montalvo. I'm going to ask will read the free proclamations for the our girls wrestlers, and then we'll come up and take pictures and you guys could say your coach did say a couple of words.
Thank you, Mary have the pleasure to read the proclamation for Alexa Montalvo 2021 njsiaa girls wrestling Championship tournament whereas Alexa Montalvo is a freshman at Bloomfield high school who comes from a long family history of martial arts sports. And whereas Alexa recently got into wrestling this year, but has always been involved in many sports such as softball, boxing, and Jiu Jitsu. And whereas in her first year wrestling, Alexa recently competed at 2021 North region girls wrestling tournament, where she won third place in the 114 pound weight class, which earned herself a spot at the state finals, where she finished in seventh place. Whereas the transition into high school can be daunting for some but Alexa has done a great job and maintain high honors in all honor level classes. And whereas, Alexa has a twin sister enjoys anime cartoons learning Japanese and aspires to be a fighter pilot when she is older. Whereas Alexa has shown tremendous heart and has a bright athletic and academic career ahead of her as she continues to develop on and off the mat. Now therefore be it resolved. I'm Michael J. Venetia, Mayor of the township of Bloomfield, along with the members of township Council, do hereby congratulate Alexa Montalvo for her outstanding performance and wish her the best of luck and all future endeavors. Congratulations.
Next, we have a proclamation for jianna for Yara
proclamation for jianna. For whereas jianna forum is a junior at Bloomfield High School, who is in her third season as a Bloomfield High School wrestler. And whereas she took last year's defeat at regions and turn it into fuel that led to her state bid this year. And whereas jianna recently competed and NJS i a girl's wrestling State Championship tournament, where she won second place in the 215 pound weight class and also took first place in the 2021 North region girls wrestling tournament. Whereas academically jianna has continued to maintain all A's in the classroom and achieved high honor roll. Whereas Giana improved many of her skills by taking on Judo and Brazilian jujitsu at grappling University in Clifton. And whereas during her free time Giana teaches wrestling techniques to younger kids and as a peer leader in the community. Now therefore be it resolved. I'm Michael J. Venetia, Mayor of the township of Bloomfield along with members of the township council to hereby congratulate Giana faora for her outstanding performance, and wish her the best of luck in all future endeavors. Congratulations Giana.
And last, a proclamation for Kira pipkins.
Delighted to read the proclamation for kara pipkins 20 2020 2021 njsiaa girls wrestling Championship tournament, whereas kara pipkins is a sophomore at Bloomfield High School, who has devoted herself to the sport of wrestling over the past nine years. And whereas Kara recently competed in the njsiaa girls wrestling State Championship tournament, where she won first place in the 121 pound weight class, making it her second state championship title. And whereas over the past year, Kira also took first place at the 2021 North region girls wrestling tournament in first place at the 2021 chick wrestler classic 121 pounds. And whereas through her incredible talent and dedication to the sport of wrestling, Kara has become a standout athlete throughout Bloomfield in the state of New Jersey. And whereas Kara also shows her hard work inside the classroom by maintaining an impressive 4.4776 GPA, and AP and honor level courses and received the Bengal pride award her freshman year and whereas during her free time Kara enjoys cooking, baking and as an active youth member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Montclair, a member of the world language Honor Society, a member of the glamour gals. Now therefore, be it resolved. I'm Michael J. vinnytsia,
of the township of Bloomfield, along with the members of the township council to hereby congratulate Kira Pickens for her outstanding performance and wish her the best of luck in all future endeavors. Congratulations.
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Mayor and town council we
just like to thank you for having us in recognizing these three girls are
makes coaching very easy as you can hear all the other
accolades put their GPAs and with how well they do in the classroom. They're also trailblazers because girls wrestling was just sanctioned three years ago, and we are committed to Bloomfield high school to keep promoting the sport and it's one of the fastest growing sports in the state. So we appreciate your recognition and for having us here tonight. Thank
Now if I could ask anybody that's going to leave, you can leave. Now we have another proclamation group that's coming from the outs from in the hallway. So thank you everyone, and we appreciate everything you guys did to the council. Great job everyone. Okay. Cheers.
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Yes, Mayor. I have a proclamation recognizing the life in the contributions of the honorable Gary, aka budgie. Whereas Gary aka Bochy was the youngest of four children born to the late Frank in rose Spitz, a Farah pakka Bochy on August 17 1956. Whereas his family lived in the Stephen crane village in Newark, New Jersey, and attend attended Abington Avenue school before moving to velvel, New Jersey, whereas in 1970, the aka bachi family moved to Bloomfield, and Gary graduated from Bloomfield High School, and then attended and graduated from rich Institute Institute in Phoenix University. Whereas Gary began a career in the medical field as a medical equipment technician fixing blood and cancer detection equipment for Abbott Laboratories. Whereas Gary aka Bochy served two terms as the Third Ward Councilman in the township of Bloomfield from 1900 to 1996, always having the best interest of the resident in mind. Whereas Gary was always on call and present 24 seven and 1000s of people sought Gary's assistance because of his knowledge and honesty. Whereas Gary, a kabocha wasn't just an elected official, he was a public servant and took pride in his office and went out of his way to help any resident Third Ward or not Bloomfield or not, whereas Gary during his term of office, attended. Gary valued to citizens Texas and stable police issues on the forefront and advocate for public safety. Councilman kabocha traveled with the police he witnessed firsthand the dangers encountered. He fought for the top of the line equipment to protect police in residence. He was a champion for senior issues and an advocate for children. Whereas Gary was cool, sharp, savvy and insightful, as evidenced by his newspaper column, Bloomfield from the inside out. Gary kamachi served the township of Bloomfield and Essex County in other capacities, such as mayoral candidate, friends of the Bloomfield Public Library, new municipal youth guidance Council, and Essex County planning board to name a few. Whereas later in life, the political compass ran campaigns in town in other cities, and counties and the state. He became famous for his political ads, science and literature's for which he won awards, whereas Gary Bochy ran countless campaigns and mentioned political novices and whereas Gary capaci was a public servant. right up until the day the good Lord asked for his company and having in heaven on February the 16th 2021. Now therefore, I'm Michael J. Venetia. As mayor of the township of Bloomfield, along with the township council do hereby recognize the memory of the honorable Gary a aka Bochy, for his friendship for the town he loved and by the people he cherished and assisted.
Thank you, Councilman. I know we have a proclamation from Senator rice. be read by former Councilman Janice Rosano.
Good evening, mayor and council. My name is Janice lottario, for example. And tonight I come before you as liaison to our distinguished senator
Ronald L. Bryce.
Senator was not able to be here this evening, but he wanted to be Iko Bochy, minion Smith families to know that he appreciated and loved his dear friend, Holly and brother. The Honorable Gary kobashi, not only served the township of Bluefield, this Third Ward
Councilman, but continue to
serve the public until February 16 2021. elected or not. Gary had no other agenda except to assist anyone he could when something was unjust or unfair. Gary tried to make it right. He was a man for others. He was smart. He was kind. He was while he was a driving force. He was only some of the side of justice. A senator would say. Yeah, we knew how to unrig the rig. Gary loved God, his country and his family and friends. On behalf of the 28th legislative district
and Senator Ronald l rice. It is with a heavy heart that this proclamation is presented in Gary's honor.
I would like to personally
present this proclamation to people who Gary loved more than anything. Will Frankie Rosen, Arthur, please step for Frankie and Arthur senator rice and I want you to remember what a great man your uncle Gary will always be. Now you have a super twin powers, right? So that means you're both destined to do very great things in life. And when times are tough, read this proclamation and always know that you have
Councilman, hold on we have the Okay, thank you for that. Councilman material. And next up, we have a couple of presentations. Number one is the update on the Morris canal Greenway by Councilman Rockwell.
Yes, Commissioner kamares is going to give the presentation this evening. He's the chairman of the Morris canal Greenway committee.
I hope you don't mind. I brought my assistant today. Carl's Jr. is going to pinch it a little bit with his presentation. I know you've all been very much in stuck with with the progress of the mayor's council specifically in the Greenway. But I thought it would be I made cages. Welcome to Councilwoman Wendelin rock wall to give this timely presentation. Now that we've completed five phases of work at the column cost specifically which is the centerpiece Have the Morris not been waiting. So we'll get started. We're gonna use the few slides here because I think the pictures falling off. And so, you know what is the town cause of course, and without getting into too much history, the house dates back to about the 1790s. And it's always a constituent right next to the Morris canal, which operated from 1824 to 1924. And while I'm actually a museum professional today, I had the pleasure of working at wonderful village quite some time ago, the state operated facility between historic sites, and it is considered ground zero for all Mars can now ask them to not to lock in a timeframe 28 historic buildings associated with that. Here in Boca we're very fortunate to run and it's very similar to that we have one of the locks, which is not visible at the moment. And then we have the inclined plane. And if you look closely at this hill, your baby may look somewhat familiar to you, because this is actually JFK drives just past Holyfield heading in northbound direction going up the hill by Spring Street. And it's changed quite a bit. And we'd love this photograph is one of the earlier known photographs that we have on the Collins house to demonstrate what it was, once upon a time. If you look towards the right on look like rail lines are in the back, the Morris canal have a series of hinge bolts that remain the feet and the overall length hinged at the middle of all 45 feet. And it was considered a real engineering problem, it's day that both were actually pulled out by holding cable, the same use suspension bridges, and it'd be pulled out of the water to the top of the summit, which is Hoover I'd have him back into the canal. And that's how I was able to achieve elevations of 80 to 100 or so feet. blocks are often reserved for shorter differences in elevation. And if you look over to the left corner, you'll see a structure they're not thought through the column size. And probably I've had some Victorian elements added at that point. And thanks to Council, a rock wall has worked with the historical side, we have this photograph. To give you a scale of what this was. If you notice this right in the center, you see a couple of people in the canoe might have been done on a Sunday when the canals operate. And it's important to kind of get this complex, like the power source thing is what this entire time it was owned by several generations of the columns family. And ironically, they weren't involved as carpenters on the morning cannot say date on bridges and knock it up and so forth. In fact, some of their tools is still in the collection of the canal society in New Jersey, and they hope to be able to loan it or standard displays we can display. And while it may be nice and rosy, this was the house like in the early 2000 times. And it was really well shaped. And we owe a great deal of gratitude to this governing body for having the foresight to be able to make attempts to stabilize this building. It came under the ownership of the township about 1980 when counterterrorism developed, and because of its opinion, eligibility for an opinion on Historic Preservation from the status quo Preservation Office, it was not knocked down cannot be down even if it's not a lamp is eligible for an opinion. And so it stayed there with the handshake agreement with caretakers who live in an occupied house prior to the town ownership. It's a little bit fuzzy exactly when but at some point, the caretakers moved out of the house and within the Kindred towers, and the town wasn't quite notified that they left it so that has been vacant for quite some time. This is a pretty scary picture. But there is actually a little bit stronger than the picture would indicate. If you look at the in between the stuff that are exposed as soon as the what looks like rubble and brickwork, and it's a very unique construction and it's a fine example of an Eastern deposit. It's very rare in this area, very few survive.
And if I can go back to the second this is a word seems to have the siding for a while. That's the result of what we believe to be water infiltration on a porch that was added in the Victorian era. And that's what led to the downfall as the force got dark water, it pulled away from the house and pulling them away from the house they rip the facade off the porch like crumble if you saw the earlier photos, the smaller structure here. Back in smaller structure. This is the biggest structure on a lot of bodies including yourself. This was the state of conditions inside it was hard and there was nothing of real value historically speaking in the inside, in terms of furnishings and such they were just kind of more modern furniture and then this is an ad area by the 1950s, there were two structures added to the rear of the building. And so hence the modern appliances that were made on the market, or kitchen in the back. Right and say that as a result of the ongoing stabilization efforts, and now that we're done with stabilization and restoration, this is what the house looks like today. It's solid, it doesn't leak anymore. Fear collapse. After about stabilization, three, phase three stabilization was complete achieved, and we move forward with the restoration of the exterior of the house, we added a cedar shake, roof, which period appropriate, it was done. An excellent job was done by the contractors to do this. And we did not add the points because that was really a Victorian element. And we want to show the house as it evolved over time. without all the excessive stuff, it takes away quite a bit from the structures of the 8020 is looking at it from the south point of view. And that smaller structure we believe was the opposite of the columns family, which will reference a little bit later on. And as you can see the house in good shape, still need a few things on the exterior like shutters and things like that. But those are really adornments just to make it period complete. But it's in good shape. So the township under the leadership of the parks recreation and cultural president, Director spermine has been writing grants and working with the grant writing millennial strategies to do this. They've been greatly assisted by the Wi Fi engineering department, even a police department as well. So we're very grateful that we're at this point. So supporting the show that it kind of hit it if you don't know what this is, this is behind the dogs on Broad Street. And this is the original structure needed back in the 1790s. And I can assure you that the dip in the roof is not a stabilization issue that's just naturally. And that's pretty typical all the time, you can see the original blocks, they've been re mortise been in good shape. This is the backside of the house. And if you notice the roofing is different, the metal of the roof designates a more modern areas in the 1950s. And we thought it would be valuable to keep this so that when the house has an adaptive reuse these spaces could be used for conferences and such and use it in a more modern aspect. On the right side. The left side could be public bathrooms, which obviously the hospitality tended to have. And it's obviously pretty easy for ADA accessibility when we get to that point when we do the exterior ground free level. So that's a real plus for us. Along the way, we've been able to do a lot of analysis of the house, this is just one of many slides, there are hundreds and this is a pain analysis of the house. The arrows on the left. So you when we pick these we have a consultant was very thorough. And on the right we see all the different layers of microscope to help determine the evolution of the house. Not only does it tell us a color, but it tells us the kind of finishes it also helps us to date different periods and styles. And so this has been very helpful in determining the color that you see in the exterior. Now, you can pick a whole variety of colors over the years, but we picked something that was kind of on the simple side, sort of in the middle of the period of construction.
This is the interior that was quite some time about before stabilization. But this is an important slide because what this shows is the exterior wall which is now the inside of the house, with one of those weird additions being added in the 1950s and perfectly preserved the exterior wall. As a result, we have the clapboard window door in areas where we can test and analyze and get a better sense. And you can see very clearly at the top the noggin construction has done a knock on construction, which is what makes this is very special. So although it's pretty awkward and probably getting close to the collapse many many years ago, this is really what kept the house going. overall goal down the road for completing this would be to leave sections like this exposed, so that one can appreciate the period construction. It may be hard in this particular example. But there are many ways that you see more than 10 of the pins that take the whole house together. There really isn't the use of nails in the modern construction. It's very old school, if you will. And we did that with the exciting part of the house. This was one of the more modern areas in the back that have been converted into ADA compliant bathrooms. So rather than turning off more modern areas, and we've been able to repurpose them not much change in elevation so we'll be able to accommodate wheelchairs and limited mobility. And then this is just a renovation of one of those modern areas and about to be used for. So the dollar has really isn't to be just a museum. It certainly will have exhibits of as you showed us Like if we wanted the house to have a life of functional life moving forward. So it's often the case, spaces type of community group meetings and such, this will be an ideal place in a very unique space to be able to house. Some of the details that we have covered at the moment while we're doing the working inside of these windows are two magic Bibles. They really have exemplified some great details of the period there at the moment, part of the damage that the windows have been replaced with more good architectural historian that we had our staff to kind of demonstrate what the house and how it's constructed. This is demonstrating the stone rubble walls. As typical, most historic houses throughout the country had to offer the caretaker covenant and stucco poster, we envision the second floor which wouldn't really be public area to be a space that we can have the caretaker of houses like this was 20 years old, the very special attention and constant monitoring. So we thought it would be appropriate to use the second floor of the caretaker department. In my experience in New York City, for example, the city owns 21 historic properties, each one of them has a caretaker, and this is very difficult. gorbel, Cleveland's birthplace had one living on site. Now they haven't like store. So it's pretty common to have this kind of a relationship with each other. And this is a rendition of what before school could be like, we have two partners that are not really seen here that we can use as exhibit rooms, and also for any kind of meetings, and then permanent exhibits and changing exhibits, I can hang on a wall that will tell the story of not only the Collins house, but the Morris canal. And then also as we were in today's world, so we think that this will give a long life, we'd love to be able to show what community was like over a period of time in Bloomfield and in greater Essex. And earlier I showed you the smallest structure to the house. This is actually a picture I believe, Mr. Rock will correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the power house, which was just done right. Yes. So this is a kind of opposite john Powell is going to work at the power house on top of the inclined plane or Coover is no longer there. It's really interesting. And it gives us a little bit of insight. Apparently, they were periods where there wasn't a lot of work. So he would practice in a craft room now, the desk in the back. And we like to do a period room dedicated to this reflecting that he did.
And lastly, this is only a rendition of what the grounds can be like it really is a sliver of land. There's the robot there now which we because of requirement of an easement we cannot remove. But because it fronts the third River and the inclined plane budget a big rock behind it will be an excellent area for sharpening. It will be very important because of course this base is pretty small. We don't want to cover it with asphalt. But we think something like this would help to give us an interesting story. Now the palaces for those reasons are important. But in today's world, it not only is important because of the history that it reflects, but also because it serves as the centerpiece of the Greenway here in Bloomfield is literally situated in the middle of the five mile stretch would have been created a default theme to the Wayfinding science but there's a greater offer in New Jersey if you tried to run for up to 102 mile journey from Phillipsburg New Jersey City, kind of recreating that, as the meanwhile, this is a project that's been in the works for well over 20 years, it was started by the canal society in New Jersey. And about maybe five or so years ago, the New Jersey Transportation Authority has created a working group for over 100 partners throughout the entire state, that in each little town where the kinako they're working to preserve wheel one of those. Sadly, in Essex County, we're the only one really doing anything of this magnitude. We hope that that will change. Volvo has an opportunity to do so and make this quite a bit. And if the huts Essex Hudson line comes to fruition, it would intersect the Morris canal Greenway in the historic district near JFK in about 149. And that would also connect those to the Lonard betrayal, the Essex County trail which is over 30 miles. Now I have a guest special guest here and I'm a little biased as you probably have figured this one out, but my son is here. And my son is very into the Morris canal and I swear that I did not force them into this. But he's worked with to 22 the scouts here, and I wanted my son to share a little bit of perspective on what it's like to have been a scout working on the Mars Menagerie. Because the scouts have been a vital partner since day one. Hello,
thank you so much for your time. First, I would like to verify that in fact, I was not forced into this I came
to this to my own volition.
The Boy Scouts have been very involved with the Morris canals. Meanwhile, many minor things like the might with the canal, monument, JMP drive, the oak tree lane we did cleaning and set up on the original Hill trail. And we worked on the trail outside of Deborah's School, which went off which would connect to the concept here. We've done a lot relating to this. We've done tours based on the board now. We've done cleaning done exercise on it, we've done a lot. I think one of the greatest things about it is that it brings a sense of community to a town that we can all get together and agreed to work on this. Anytime I can't. I'm really happy that we are, we could all agree on this.
Thank you so much. And then he didn't rehearse. So that's I just wanted to give behalf of the forest Greenway committee here in Bloomfield an overview of what has been going on specifically the policies, but the bigger picture that it connects to. And I thank you all for the ongoing work and the resolutions and support the grants that we are pursuing. At the moment I can very well know. And I think it's on the agenda tonight, we're pursuing another grant from the state of New Jersey, they're highly competitive. I know that we are working very diligently to try to reach out to our legislators to encourage them to learn more about this project, that the ethics committee as a whole does not get a lot of grant funding from the state for these kind of projects. So we'd like to hopefully turn that around. We'd be delighted to answer any questions that you may have, or any comments you may want to have on this project.
Well, I want to make a brief comment. Thank you, Commissioner for the presentation. And I want to thank the council and Mayor for their continued support on this project. As you can see, we've made a lot of progress. And that's largely due to the support of the mayor and council. And we hope to continue making that kind of progress with this important historic structure in Bloomfield. Thank you,
Thank you very much. And lots of good news that we have for this is that the canal Society of New Jersey has reached out to us and asked us if we would want to have the Collins on serve as one of the many visitors centers along the state. So that can be a real feather in our cap. Thank you very much for your time. We appreciate it.
Okay, update on oxide.
Certainly. Excuse me. Good evening, mayor and council have a brief update on the oxide transition. First on the agenda this evening, you'll see the two ordinances. The first one is actually creating the cultural preservation utility. The second ordinance talks about establishing operation and management regulations for the utility. This past week starting on Thursday, we took control of the property, we fully transitioned from the center to the township. During that transitional period we did to conduct an inventory we found a few items missing that were initially inventory and a police investigation has been launched into that. We did complete the hiring process for a part time director for the utility. You'll see that on the agenda this evening as well as a resolution currently on on staff at the at the site, we have a parking utility employee there so that we do have a township presence on site. Moving forward DPW w has been contacted and requested to do the maintenance that needs to be the more the lawn needs to be cut and some general maintenance needs to be inducted at the utility. As far as the vendors, the township attorney sent the vendors or letters explaining that we will continue to work with them through the remainder of the year, and that we'll revisit each one of the vendors to see if what they offer coincides with the mission of the utility while the alarms the fire alarm and security alarm have been transferred into the townships name, phone service as well as been transferred into the into the township. Currently the security system and the fire alarm systems are an operating quarter. In addition to that we did inspections today at the site we had the building department electricals back there and fire inspector at the site, they did notice that there were some violations, however, they're going to prepare a report and that'll be submitted before the end of this week. The Health Department will be contacted in the area of the food service, we need to have health inspection done, as well for the, for the facility. The IT director is in the process of providing all the necessary infrastructure for the internet facility. Over the next week, we'll get together and prepare for the onboarding of the new, the new director, make sure that the facility is prepared, so that the director will have the operating facility when she gets there. That's all I have less anybody has any questions.
Does anybody have any questions? Councilman go?
Just one person, first of all, thank you so much for working through this transition. And then I'm hopeful that when we have the new director in place, and I know we're going through a process of evaluation and assessment of the facility, to really look at what is possible there in the future, that she might be able to come back to us maybe around July 1 with a tentative plan.
Excellent. Absolutely. Thank you. We use July 1 as the
Great Day flat.
Perfect. Everybody else. Great. Thank you, Anthony. First up, we have actually kenick abaci. To speak, Ken Sorry, I didn't notice the sooner I would have called you up earlier. Now you got a lesson in the Mars canal.
That would be really cool Council
on behalf on behalf
of our family. I like to thank everyone who had to hand in this evening in honoring my brother Gary's service to Bloomfield and the surrounding communities. Gary served as counsel from 1990 to 96. We often had discussions about governing and he always said how important it was to be available his constituents if they had a concern. He was always available there like when someone was in the respected the responsibilities of his office and never turned anyone away who needed help. After leaving office, he continued to be involved in community service here and elsewhere. Gary left this week too early. is giving spirit will be remembered my walls. Thank you.
I think we have an extra proclamation if somebody else wants to take it from the family.
next Joe de Florio.
Good evening Mayor Council. And a special thank you to my second Ward council member.
I had spoken to Mr. Gentleman recently, and I would like the council to look into look into front lawn garden. gardens are springing up now. And then originally, they turn up as the little boxes in the front lawn. Not too bad. But eventually we got screens and gates around them. And they stay all year round. They become permanent fixtures. And in my neighborhood people manicured their lawns and keep them need. And that's the word I would like. Unfortunately, one of those Gardens is across the street from my house. So I get to look at this garden all summer and winter. So what I'm suggesting is maybe you can consider establishing guidelines for front yard gardening. I know some parents prohibit them altogether. So I would like you to make some guidelines. Can you take down the fence if the edge of the garden is done, so I'd have to watch it all winter. Also, so it's it's an eyesore in the neighborhood is to gardens on Sixth Avenue one at 330 Three, a six, seven, and one a 459 s examiner, and they have these ugly green fences around steel pipes down. And you know, yes, they want to keep the deer out. But some of them have watched properties in the backyard. So, you know, I like gardening My garden is in the back of my house. So we need to maybe establish some rules, so it's not such an eyesore. And as I talked to my new neighbors moving in, they say What's that? across the street, talking about the garden. So it's an eyesore when people are buying new houses, you know, you want to see the tulips and the nice plans and everything. And the garden is, you know, really belongs in
what I I'm sure we have something on the books. I don't know exactly what it says but our our township attorney, look into it and see what we can do.
I appreciate it. Thank you, Mr.
janome. To talk to me about what we can do. Okay. Perfect.
Thank you, Joe. And Joseph, the puso. Is that two L's or two s's? Not
like a tree in front of my house. town tree higher than the roots have gone into the sources holding up my driveway like a volcano in the drive of the tree. I complain complain numerous well here. Nothing to get nothing done. There already cane is typical, but new concrete when you chop the roots and into a good job.
Yeah. So you want to leave your address with Diana villus. She works with the mayor Council and we can look into how we could rectify this situation for you.
But it will be looked into right.
Oh absolutely. We'll look into it. So if you want to just go talk to Diane outside and exchange contact information and we'll look into it. Okay, Louise communication.
Yes, Thank you Mayor. There was a notice from Paul de Saxon environmental services regarding response action outcome for the remediation of 200 darling Avenue. There is a public notice for our Bloomfield zoning board for the meeting on May 13. We did receive a copy of the belval master plan reexamination report that I gave to our planning director Bonnie Flynn, a notice of public hearing for approval of changes in PSE and G charge and there's a hearing date of this Wednesday, April 28. There's also a notice of a hearing for approval of the next phase of the gas system modernization program. And the hearing date for that is also Wednesday, April 28. nj D EP suspected hazardous substance discharge notifications for 30 excuse me 61 dish 65 Montgomery street 86 Johnson Avenue 309 Franklin Street. And lastly, a notice from New Jersey Transit regarding the fiscal year 2021 request for federal financial assistance. That's all in there. Okay.
Thank you, Elise. Introduction of proposed ordinance on first reading.
mayor and council I have an ordinance to amend and supplement chapter 387 of the Bloomfield township code providing parking for physically limited persons. So moved.
Second. Second. Councilman Joanne. Oh, any questions or comments from Mayor council? Louise, please call the roll.
Councilwoman Mondale? Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes. Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rothwell. Yes, Mayor vz.
Yes. Number two.
I have an ordinance to amend Chapter 430 abandoned vacant properties within the township code of the township of Bloomfield So moved.
Second. Second. Councilwoman Cruz. Any questions or comments from Mayor councils? Louise, please call the roll.
Councilmember Mondale? Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rothwell. Yes, Mayor vz.
Yes, number three.
Better Council have an ordinance to amend the township of Brookfield ordinance adopting titles for employees and fixing salary ranges and represented some
Second. Second, Councilman Davis. Are there any questions or comments from the council?
Louise please call the roll. Councilmember McDowell? Yes. Councilman Joanna. Yes, Councilman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rocco. Yes, Mayor vz. Yes. Number four.
Your Council have an ordinance to amend Chapter 494 stormwater control within the township code of the township of Bloomfield. So moved. Second.
Second, Councilman gamble. Any questions or comments from the council? Release? Please call the roll.
Council on Monday. Oh, yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis. Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes. Mayor Venezia.
Yes. Hearing upon adoption or amendment of proposed ordinance on second reading number one.
Man council I have an ordinance to amend Chapter 254 vehicles and traffic article three parking standing and stopping section 254 dash 20. Schedule 5016 254 dash 56 parking prohibited certain hours. This is request to amend including Huck road Southside Friday 9am to 12pm Broad Street, two sky view Huck road north side. Thursday 9am to 12pm. On Broad Street to Sky view road.
So moved. Second.
Second. Councilman Rockwell. Oh, any questions or comments from members of the audience? Are there any questions or comments from members of the council? Louise please call the roll.
No one. Council on Monday. Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes. Councilman Rocco. Yes.
Yes, number two Marin council I have refunding bond ordinance of the township of Bloomfield and the county of Essex state of New Jersey providing for the refunding of all or a portion of its outstanding a 2012 a general improvement bonds and B 2013 General improvement bonds and authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $7,600,000 aggregate principal amount of general improvement refunding bonds and the township to effect such refunding and appropriating the proceeds, therefore, some of
second second, Councilman Mondale, do we have any questions or comments from members of the audience? Do you have any questions or comments from members of the council? Please,
Council on Monday. Oh, yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz. Yes. Councilwoman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes.
Yes. Number three.
Marin, California an ordinance to amend Chapter 254 vehicles and traffic article six schedules to 54 dash 53.1. Schedule 12 a speed humps for spruce Street. So moved.
Second. Second. Councilman Dryden. I do have any questions or comments from members of the audience. Any questions, comments members of the council? Louise, please call the roll. Counselor Mondale?
Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rocco. Yes.
Yes. Number four,
I have an ordinance to amend and supplement chapter 387 of the Bloomfield township code, providing parking for physically limited persons. Located at 277 North 17th Street 126 Willard Avenue 34 dodge street 285 North 17th Street 69 Berkeley Avenue and 15 la France. These requests have been researched, reviewed and recommended by the Bloomfield police department, as well as police director Samuel de mayo. So moved. Second.
Second, Councilman crews. Are there any questions or comments from members of the audience? Any questions or comments from members of the council? Please call the roll. Counselor Mondale?
Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell?
Yes, Mayor vz. Yes. Number five.
Marion Council have an ordinance creating the Bloomfield cultural preservation utility within the township of Bloomfield. So moved.
Second. Second. Councilman Davis. Are there any questions or comments from members of the audience? Any questions or comments? members of the council? Please call the roll. Councilmember Mondale?
Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes. Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes. Mayor Venezia. Yes. Number six.
Mayor Council on ordinance staff Mission operating and management regulations for the Bloomfield cultural preservation utility. So moved.
Second Councilman gamble. Are there any questions or comments from members of the audience? Any questions or comments from members of the council? Louise, call the roll.
Counselor Mondale? Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes, Mayor vz. Yes.
Councilman gamble. Can you please move? consent resolutions one through 19?
Yes, ma'am. I would like to move consent resolutions number one through 19. So
I have a second. Second. Councilman Davis. Any questions or comments? All in favor? Aye. New Business number one.
I guess I have a resolution adopting boards and commissions for the township going forward for the horse Historic Preservation Commission. Some of second,
second Council and Mundell. Any questions or comments? Please call the roll.
Councilman Dell. Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rothwell. Yes.
Mayor of an easy Yes. On number two.
Man Council have a resolution adopting boards and commissions for the township of Bloomfield for the animal shelter the appointment of Sharon estro to the animal shelter advisory board. So moved. Second.
Second. Councilman Rocco. Any questions or comments? Louise, call the roll.
Councilwoman Mondale? Yes. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes.
Yes. Number three.
Marin Council. I have a resolution authorizing the tax collector to waive interest due to loss checks. So moved. Second.
Second council men. Joanne. Oh, any questions or comments? Louise, call the roll.
Councilman Joe? Yeah. Councilman Joanna?
That's the woman Cruz. Yes. Councilman Davis. Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell?
Yes. Yes. Number four.
I have a resolution authorizing the tax collector to refund 100% disabled veteran property tax exemption.
So moved. Second.
Second. Councilman Cruz. Any questions or comments? Please call the roll.
Councilman down. Yes. Councilman? Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Brockwell. Yes. Mayor vinnytsia.
Yes. Number five.
Marion Council have a resolution authorizing member participation in the national purchasing partners government NPP Gov cooperative purchasing system. So
Second? Second, Councilman Davis. Any questions or comments?
Luis, call the roll. Councilwoman munzo? Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell?
Yes. Yes. Number six.
Mayor Council have a 2021 resolution award across professional services 2021. transportation infrastructure, bank roadway program multi-phase. So move.
Second. Second, Councilman gamble.
Any questions or comments? The only comment I have is that we need to put them on a strict deadline. Because if they're slow, we need to go to another person, another contractor. And these roads need to get done by August 1 or September 1, because we need to get moving on these routes, because they're in horrible conditions. Any other questions or comments? Louise, call the roll.
Councilman Sal. Yes, Councilman? Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell? Yes.
Yes. Number seven.
My Council have a resolution authorizing the 2021 Award of a non fair and open contract for disinfecting services with all clear solutions. Some of
second Councilman Rockwell. Any questions or comments? Louise, call the roll. Councilman Mondale?
Yes, Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Councilman Davis? Yes, Councilman gamble. Yes, Councilman Rockwell?
Yes. Yes. And number eight.
I have the following licenses. For hacker and peddlers. We have seven people with power home remodeling music machine license 296 month old Avenue 2021. And we have the following 2021 outdoors sidewalk cafe renewals. Alex an esky. apdm Creamery. Carlos Ghana's marquee restaurant and Lounge at am Joe LLC town pub Frank buco buco Desi Saran sweet berry bowls haraam Ortiz ash Bar and Grill. So Susana lo fi Vela nobbly Anthony loro Anthony's cheescake Ruth Jane's are balls in Constantine Jesus Plaza diner. And that's all. Some of
them second second council muddle any questions or comments,
please call the roll. Councilman down. Yeah. Councilman Joanna? Yes. Councilwoman Cruz? Yes, Councilman Davis? Yes. Councilman gamble. Yes. Councilman Rockwell? Yes. Mayor been easy.
Yes. Can I get a motion to adjourn motion? All in favor, aye.