LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township Council held a conference meeting in addition to its regular meeting on Monday evening.

At the regular meeting, an ordinance was unanimously approved with the purpose to annualize the salaries of school crossing guards, paying them for 12 months and categorizing them as regular part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week.

Shapiro said, “We saw this done in other townships and we have the expectation this will save the township money each year.”

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Discussion on Ord.18-2014 Amending Ch. 251 of the Code entitled “Sewers” to Modify the Sewer Connection Fee and Ord.19-2014 Amending Ch. 316 of the Code Entitled “Water” to Modify Water Connection Fee will be postponed to a later date, according to Township Clerk Glenn. R. Turtletaub.

All resolutions on the agenda were passed on a 5-0 vote. To view the full list of resolutions, click HERE.

In other news, Councilwoman Deborah E. Shapiro addressed complaints about hard water deposits in households with wells, particularly on Hemlock Road and Shrewsbury Drive.

Mayor Michael Rieber presented plaques to both Soleil Thomas, who was recently crowned Miss New Jersey at the National American Miss Pageant, and the winners of the Essex County Senior Art Show: Sheila Writt, Angela Wang, Harriet Hiller, Malini Parekh and Marcella Sabo.

Rieber also addressed an informal proposal of a joint dispatch call center, due to a complaint that Livingston’s dispatch is expensive. Rieber said, “We need to look at our fees and determine are we or are we not too expensive.”