Monday, March 18, 2013
Township Manager Henry Underhill put in his resignation on March 13.
On March 13 the Township of Scotch Plains held an executive session to discuss personnel matters, which was followed by an open public meeting where it was announced that Township Manager Henry Underhill had put in his resignation. The resolution to accept Underhill’s resignation was voted on by the council with a 4 to 1 vote, in which Councilman Bo Vastine voted no. The reason for Underhill's resignation was not released since it is a personnel matter. This issue will be on the agenda for tomorrow evening’s council meeting as they plan to post the job opening immediately, Mayor Kevin Glover told Patch. Glover said they will probably post the job on the League of Municipalities, sooner rather than later. He added that if any council …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Several new business consent agenda items will be discussed at the Tuesday evening meeting.
Tuesday, February 19
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA COUNCIL CHAMBERS -- 7:30 P.M. FEBRUARY 19, 2013 Call to Order, Reading of the Open Public Meetings Act Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Councilmember Marcus, and Roll Call. Public Comment for Current Agenda Items Only. PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL APPROVAL 3. Ordinance No. 2013-1 - An Ordinance to execute a Permanent Easement and Right-of-Way to allow the County of Union to replace a culvert on Raritan Road. APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTES 4. Approval of Minutes - Meeting of December 4, 2012, January 1, 2013, January 8, 2013 and January 10, 2013. COMMUNICATIONS CONSENT AGENDA 5. Determination and Award Certificate for the 2013 Bond Anticipation Note …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Some council members voted against the appointments of new service providers for the Township of Scotch Plains.
Although there was plenty of discussion and two votes no towards the new service providers for the township of Scotch Plains, the council ultimately appointed a new Township Auditor, Labor Relations Attorney and Tax Appeal Attorney at the Jan. 29 meeting. Also on the agenda was the appointment of the Doyle Alliance Group as the 2013 Health Insurance Broker/Consultant but the resolution was tabled until more information was obtained. Both Councilman Bo Vastine and Councilman Mickey Marcus voted no on all three resolutions to appoint the three service providers, both council members felt strongly that some of the previous providers were well versed in the details of the township. Vastine stated, for the second time at a council meeting, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The adoption of the 2013 council rules and regulations led to a lengthy discussion by members of the council at the Jan. 29 meeting.
The Scotch Plains council discussed the adoption of four rules and regulations that were not fully followed during the past administration at the Jan. 29 council meeting. Mayor Kevin Glover suggested these regulations before his term began in an effort to create a mores streamlined process. The rules are as follows: According to the Township Attorney Judy Verrone, based on what she has seen in other municipalities it is common for the consent agenda is moved as a block. “I understand the rational behind it,” she added. “I don’t see anything unusual.” Glover added that everything the township is planning to do in terms of rules and regulations is consistent with what other townships have embraced and followed. Councilman Bo Vastine …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The following items will be discussed at the Jan. 29 Council Conference/Business Meeting.
Tuesday, January 29
The following information was provided by the Township of Scotch Plains. TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY CONFERENCE MEETING AGENDA COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 7:00 P.M. JANUARY 29, 2013 Call to Order, Reading of the Open Public Meetings Act Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, and Roll Call. Public Comment NEW BUSINESS CONSENT AGENDA Resolution No. 2013-37 - Resolution appointing Wiss & Company as the 2013 Township Auditor. Resolution No. 2013-38 - Resolution appointing Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer as the 2013 Labor Relations Attorney. Resolution No. 2013-39 – Resolution appointing Palumbo & Renaud as the 2013 Tax Appeal Attorney. Resolution No. 2013-40 – Resolution appointing Doyle Alliance Group as the 2013 Health Insurance Broker/…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Resolutions in regards to leaf disposal, tree removal, Scotch Plains Day and fuel purchasing to be addressed at tonight's meeting. Also, Township Engineer, Attorney and Risk Management Consultant to be appointed.
Tuesday, January 15
The following information was provided by the Township of Scotch Plains. TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA COUNCIL CHAMBERS -- 7:30 P.M. JANUARY 15, 2013 Call to Order, Reading of the Open Public Meetings Act Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Councilmember Vastine, and Roll Call. Public Comment ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE 3. Administration of Oath of Office to Councilman Louis Beckerman. APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTES 4. Approval of Minutes - Meeting of November 20, 2012 and December 18, 2012. COMMUNICATIONS CONSENT AGENDA 5. Receipt of Minutes from Boards and/or Commissions: -Planning Board – October 10, 2012 -Zoning Board of Adjustment – October 4, 2012 and December 6, 2012…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Beckerman was chosen to fill the vacant council seat left by new mayor Kevin Glover at the Jan. 8 council meeting. Also, the committees that the council members will serve on were announced.
As Kevin Glover took his position as mayor of Scotch Plains, a seat remained empty on the township council. At the Jan. 8 council meeting it was unanimously voted that Louis Beckerman, recent chairman of the Democratic Committee in Scotch Plains, would fill Glover’s seat. Township clerk, Bozena Lacina, swore in Beckerman as he placed his hand on a bible held by his wife. Township attorney Jeffrey Lehrer explained to the public the process in filling a vacant council seat. According to Lehrer, under New Jersey Vacancy law when there is a position of vacancy on a council, the committee of the party of which the mayor was elected has period of 30 days to submit three candidates names to the council. Within 15 days of receiving the …
Friday, January 4, 2013
During the reorganization meeting of the Township of Scotch Plains the following meeting times were established for 2013.
Friday, January 4
The following information was provided by the Township of Scotch Plains. RESOLUTION 2013-4 BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Township of Scotch Plains, that the following meeting schedule for 2013 for the Township Council be established: 2013 TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE January 1, 2013 (Tuesday) Annual Reorganization Meeting 12:30 PM January 8, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Business Meeting 7:00 PM January 15, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Business Meeting 7:30 PM January 29, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Conference/Business Meeting 7:00 PM February 19, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Business Meeting 7:30 PM March 5, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Conference Meeting 7:00 PM March 19, 2013 (Tuesday) Council Business Meeting 7:30 PM April 2, 2013 (Tuesday) …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A resolution to increase emergency appropriation funds another $300,000 due to Hurricane Sandy will be voted on.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following information was provided by the Township of Scotch Plains. TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA COUNCIL CHAMBERS -- 7:30 P.M. DECEMBER 18, 2012 Call to Order, Reading of the Open Public Meetings Act Statement, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Councilmember Marcus, and Roll Call. Public Discussion PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ADOPTION APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MINUTES ES/KG 5. Approval of Minutes - Meeting of September 18, 2012, October 2, 2012 and October 16, 2012. KG/MM COMMUNICATIONS CONSENT AGENDA Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority 2013 Budget – receive. Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Resolution No. 2012-988 authorizing the 2013 Deer Management Program in Ash Brook…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hurricane Sandy lead most of the discussion at the Nov. 20 Scotch Plains business and conference meetings.
Two and half weeks after Sandy hit Scotch Plains, the Mayor and Council held their first public conference and business meetings where they discussed the storm's impact and what it means for the township. Mayor Mary DePaola announced at the 7 p.m. Conference Meeting and the 8 p.m. Business Meeting that the council will hold a Town Hall Meeting for the public with representatives from PSE&G within the next 2-3 weeks to discuss Sandy. The 7 p.m. conference meeting began with the manager's discussion items, the first being a "Super Storm Sandy Update." In the update, Township Manager Henry Underhill discussed the township's current involvement in the clean-up process, which Underhill said fully began yesterday. The current process has crews…