PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's City Council meets Monday at 7 p.m., and according to the agenda, redevelopment will be front and center. Resolutions will also be discussed to fill seats on the Shade Tree Commission, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, and the Plainfield Special Improvement District.
Ordinances that are scheduled to be heard at the Agenda Fixing Session include MC 2020-06, which would authorize a financial agreement with North Avenue Urban Renewal, LLC, and grant a tax exemption for property at 926-1018 North Avenue. MC 2020-07 would adopt an amendment to the North Avenue Redevelopment Plan, while MC 2020-08 is an ordinance to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limits, and to establish a Cap Bank. At the February 3 meeting, Finance Director Ron West explained that it would not raise taxes but would raise the appropriations limit from 2% to 3.5%, in line with the state statute.
Under the Department of Finance, a resolution would authorize the adoption of the current fund temporary emergency appropriations for the first six months of 2020, in the amount of $43,266,269.22.
An Economic Development resolution would designate 1204 Park Avenue Associates, LLC, as redeveloper for the redevelopment of property at 1204-1248 Park Avenue.
Another would authorize the Planning Board to investigate whether property at 1041-1145 South Avenue/416-428 Leland Avenue, property at 900-944 South Avenue/500-514 Woodland Avenue, property at 1000-1034 South Avenue/501-517 Woodland Avenue/500-516 Belvidere Avenue, and property at 1100-1152 South Avenue/501-511 Belvidere Avenue/502-516 Leland Avenue constitutes an area in need of redevelopment, and if it does, to prepare or amend a redevelopment plan.
Resolutions to recognize March as Women's History Month, and to honor the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to give women the right to vote are on the agenda.
Fire Deputy Chief Michael McCue will be honored for his 41 years of service to the City of Plainfield, and the Council will also recognize Dr. Harold Yood who turned 100-years-old.
Resolutions granting advice and consent to appoint the following individuals will also be up for a vote.
- Maher Janajri of Queen City Roasters for the District Management Corporation for the Plainfield Special Improvement District
- Victoria Williams Brown for the Alcohol Beverage Control Board
- Nidara Y. Rourk, Esq. for Municipal Court Public Defender
- Leslie Uslan for the Shade Tree Commission
- The Council will also vote to appoint members to the 2020 Citizens Budget Advisory Committee
Ordinances to be introduced on first reading include adopting the amended TODN-South Avenue Redevelopment Plan, adopting the amended TODD-West Redevelopment Plan, authorization for the execution of a financial agreement with TODD West Urban Renewal, LLC with a tax exemption, and a bond ordinance that would provide for the purchase of radios for the fire department.
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Avenue.
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