LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston resident Robert Hunter, who gave an old Irish blessing before being seated at Monday’s Town Council meeting, revealed that this Thursday evening, March 12, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges will hold a 6:30 p.m. dinner at Mayfair Farms in West Orange honoring Livingston teen Brendan Tevlin, who was a member of the Essex County Shillelagh Pipes & Drums, as the 2015 Young Irishman of the Year. To make reservations, email friendlysonsnj@gmail.com or call Patricia Cambouris at 973-422-2974. Tickets cost $100.

Site Plan Definition Updated and More

Ordinance 1-2015, which adds a 14th definition to what a minor site plan is, faced final hearing Monday night, and was was approved unanimously.

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According to Deputy Mayor Al Anthony, the ordinance will make it easier and cheaper for business owners to improve their business without going through Planning Board hearings.

Ordinance 2-2015, which would rezone Lots 2-8 in Livingston, was adjourned to the March 23 regular meeting.

Meanwhile, proposed Ordinance 4-2015, one that will acquire $3,800,000 in bonds for a cheaper rate, will have its Second Reading for the same March 23 meeting.

Ischia Corporation Paving Contract and Other Resolutions Passed

Resolutions 15-86 through 15-96 (11 resolutions) were successfully passed. One of geographical importance is R-15-91, which selects Ischia Corporation to conduct the Four-Inch Mill and Pave along Burlington Road, Camelot Drive, Collins Terrace, Collinwood Avenue, Crescent Road, Keystone Drive, and Mount Pleasant Parkway. Although no specific date has been set yet, construction is planned to begin this spring.

A list of this week’s ordinances and resolutions is available at March 9 agenda.

Code Blue Update

With recent chilling temperatures and frequent snowfall impacting the northeast region of the US, the Livingston Town Council discussed the issue head-on. Eileen Fishman, the county liaison for Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., appeared before the council for the first time this year in regard to the progress of Code Blue, a program that provides shelters for those in need during cases of frigid temperatures. Introduced in December, Fishman described Code Blue as a “great initiative.”

Mayor Michael Silverman also expressed his appreciation for the program.

“It was received very well by a number of people in Livingston,” said Silverman.