NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley commissioners were questioned about the early start time during the 5 p.m. special meeting on Monday, June 26. The meeting had originally been scheduled for 7 p.m.
The brief meeting lasted only 44 minutes and two resolutions were passed. The first resolution passed for the evening was the revote on the Huddle’s liquor license, which was approved by all five commissioners. See related story at Commissioners unanimously approve Huddle's license.
The second and last for the evening was a resolution requested by Commissioner Evans to award of non-fair and open contract for special counsel pursuant to the provisions of New Jersey Staffing Alliance 19:44 A-20.4 or 20.5 to Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri, Jacobs LLC in Oakland from July 1, 2017 to December 2017 not to exceed $7,500 was aproved. The contract is awarded to provide specific legal counseling services concerning the “Municipal Zoning Review” in the township.
Resident Rory Moore addressed the board of commissioners about the two-hour time change.
It should be noted meeting times are normally at 7 p.m. and the original agenda posted on the Township website had the June 26 special meeting listed for 7 p.m. up until a few days prior.
“Is there a reason for the inconsistency…can there be consistency that if you are going to change a meeting that it be at 7 o’clock,” said Moore.
“We will do our best to be in consistent with the 7 o’clock notice, today was an exception. We will do our best to comply. These are special meetings and we will hold them when we can hold them,” said Evans.
Moore also questioned the status his previous meeting inquiry of allowing handicapped and elderly to phone in to meetings for live public comment. Township attorney Alan Genitempo didn’t see any law for it and said he is still looking into it. Moore said he knows towns that already have this system established. He was asked by Genitempo to provide them to him.
Present were Commissioners Alphonse Petracco, Mauro G. Tucci and Steven L. Rogers and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans and via phone was Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli.
The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5.