PLAINFIELD, NJ - Resolutions were passed at Monday's Plainfield City Council meeting to install key members of the administration. 

Carlos N. Sanchez was appointed and sworn in as City Administrator, while David L. Minchello, Corporation Counsel; Carl N. Riley, Director of Public Affairs & Safety and Police Director; Ronald E. West; Director of Administration & Finance, Health & Social Services; and Oren K. Dabney, Sr., Director of Public Works, were reappointed.

Maritza Hall and Barry Persons were appointed to the Plainfield Planning Board.

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Two members of the Plainfield Area Compassionate Voters group urged the council to stop its Deer Management Program.  The County of Union is utilizing the assistance of the Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association to reduce the population of white-tailed deer in the Cushing Road Detention Basin in the hopes of achieving a reduced deer density, and lessening the impacts to the surrounding community.  The program concludes on Feb. 17.

Nicole Mingo-Horton asked the council about Plainfield's animal control.  West responded that Associated Humane Societies in Newark oversees the city's needs, and added that AHS was the only company to submit a bid.

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Nancy Piwowar appealed to the council to plan for the city's future with the cuts looming at the national level.  "There's going to be a lot of people hurting."

Finally, the city has been publishing council agendas in both English and Spanish, and they can be downloaded from the website; translation services through headphones are available during the meetings. 

The council will hold an agenda fixing session on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in municipal court.


A resident utilizes the translation services to follow along during the meeting. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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