August 26, 2014 at 7:01 AM
FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Fairfield Township Council gave a public hearing at its meeting Monday at the Fairfield Public Library to discuss new stop signs and a land donation.
The newly adopted ordinance amends the existing chapter of the Fairfield Township Code by adding stop signs at several intersections. A sign will be added to the intersection of Crestwood Avenue West and Jorgenson Lane, with the actual sign placed on Crestwood.
The ordinance also includes several multi-way stops. There will be stop signs on Henning Drive approaching Bodkin Road from both directions, as well as a stop sign on Bodkin Road. In addition, more stop signs will be placed on Henning Drive approaching Cheri Lane from both directions, as well as another sign on Cheri Lane itself.
Four-way stop intersections include the Bodkin Road and Campbell Road intersection and the intersection of Henning Drive and Campbell Road. Stop signs will be installed “on the right-hand side of each approach thereto” according to the township’s agenda.
Resident Paul Scollo submitted a petition to put an additional stop sign on Jorgenson Lane heading into Crestwood Avenue West.
“We’ve had a lot of close calls [in that area],” he said. “Cars get a head of steam, especially when they’re coming from Hollywood Avenue.”
Scollo, as well as several other residents, affirmed support and commendation for the existing ordinance.
The council also adopted ordinance #2014-11, in which the township will accept the donation of property from the FieldFair Corp. Mayor James Gaspirini described the land acquisition, specifically the lot behind Anthony Lane, as a “win-win” for the township.
The council accepted the resignation of Marcella Wilson as township prosecutor. Wilson was nominated and selected to be a Superior Court Judge in Essex County.
“[Marcella] has been nominated for three years and it kind of turned her life upside down,”
Gasparini said. “It’s great that she will be able to go back to normal.”
“She has been in the community for many years and has done a great job as prosecutor. We wish her well,” Council President John LaForgia said. Vincent Failla, Esq. will fill Wilson’s unexpired term ending Dec. 31.
Mayor Thomas Alessi of North Caldwell challenged the Fairfield council to participate in the ALS ice-bucket challenge, in which participants dump ice water on their heads to raise awareness and/or donate to the ALS Association. The challenge is set for Sept. 6.