SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - At the last Mayor and Council meeting a performance bond was released for Berg N Pitt Developers for public improvements to Block 331, Lots 1.02A, 1.02B, and 1.03. Proclamations were presented for Youth Art Month, which was accepted by Dorothy Miele, and two of her students, Liz Lee and Ella Kloby. The other proclamation was presented to the Pop Warner Cheer and Dance National Champions. (Complete story in Thursday, February 19th’s edition)

There was a public auction of surplus municipal property located at the northeast corner of Harvard Avenue and St. John’s Place with a minimum bid of $120,000, there were no bidders.

Three new ordinances were introduced, #2015 an ordinance for the compensation of employees of the Borough of South Plainfield for years 2015 through 2018 for non-union professionals and governing body. #2016 an ordinance amending the Borough’s code revising parking and traffic ordinances. #2017 an ordinance vacating the Borough’s authority and control over Carnegie Street which is a paper street.

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There were various resolutions for a refund of a sewer overpayment, authorization to purchase four 2015 Police Interceptor SUV’s from Beyer Ford not to exceed $119,636.00. Also a purchase of four Flashback three Systems from L3 Mobil Vision for the four new SUV’s not to exceed $19, 497.40 as well as the purchases of the cages, traffic safety equipment and the multi band radios for the four new SUV’s not to exceed $43,670.31 for the cages and traffic safety equipment and $19, 736.40 for the radios all through State Contract.

T & M Associates were authorized to perform engineering design and construction administration as well as to administer bids for the 2015 Capital Road Improvement Program for the Borough not to exceed $173,720.00

Prior to the regular meeting, there was a special hearing for the use of the Community Development Block Grant Funds for 2015.  The committee met on February 9th to discuss the use of approximately $64,000 which is the typical amount awarded to South Plainfield.  $12,500 of the grant goes towards the Senior Director’s salary in the Senior Center; the remainder of the monies will be used to purchase a new Senior Center Meals on Wheels SUV for approximately $24,000 and a new Mini-Van for the Senior Center which will be approximately $28,000.00.

There were a few announcements of events, the Senior Center will be having their Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 20th, Career Day at the high school has been rescheduled for February 24th, March 21st will be a Talent Show sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission, April 18th is Spring Clean up for the town, April 21st the Building Department will be hosting it first Homeowner’s Workshop and May 16th the Mayor’s Wellness Committee will be having a Health Fair.