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Meeting Name: Municipal Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/5/2023 12:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chamber
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21-1724 16PSF-aOrdinance: Twenty (20) Year Tax Abatement - KS 502 Market Street Urban RenewaL, LLC - PILOTOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE GRANTING A TWENTY (20) YEAR TAX ABATEMENT TO KS 502 MARKET STREET URBAN RENEWAL, LP, 556 MARKET STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07105, FOR A PROJECT TO CONSTRUCT (29) MARKET RATE RESIDENTIAL RENTAL UNITS LOCATED AT 502 MARKET STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07105 AND IDENTIFIED ON THE OFFICIAL TAX MAP OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, AS BLOCK 2001, LOT 1. (EAST WARD) Deferred 6PSF-a 122122  Video Video
22-1765 16PSF-b OrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 2:24, PERSONNEL PRACTICES AND POLICIES, SECTION 2:24-1.2, CLASSIFICATION OF APPLICANTS FOR FIREFIGHTER OR POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, TO REQUIRE CONTINUOUS RESIDENCY IN THE CITY OF NEWARK FOR AT LEAST (2) YEARS OR PROOF OF PREVIOUS RESIDENCY IN THE CITY OF NEWARK FOR (5) YEARS PRIOR TO APPLICATION OR APPOINTMENT. Deferred 6PSF-c 122122 Public Hearing to be held on January 5, 2023.  Video Video
22-1424 16PSF-c OrdinanceAN ORDINANCE RATIFYING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AND/OR HIS DESIGNEE, THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR, TO ENTER INTO AND EXECUTE A RENEWAL LEASE AGREEMENT WITH INVEST NEWARK, A NEW JERSEY NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION, 111 MULBERRY STREET, SUITE 1, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102 (“LESSEE”), FOR THE USE OF (24) UNUSED PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF NEWARK’S DATA NETWORK (“DARK FIBER”), FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CITY INITIATIVES AND GIGABIT CONNECTIVITY, FOR THE PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2026, FOR THE NOMINAL CONSIDERATION OF ($5.00).  Video Video
22-1585 16PSF-d OrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 23, TRAFFIC AND PARKING, SECTION 23:15-2, MULTI-WAY STOP INTERSECTIONS, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY DESIGNATING PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE AND MURRAY STREET AS A MULTI-WAY STOP SIGN INTERSECTION. (EAST WARD)  Video Video
22-1795 16PSF-eOrdinance: Amending Title 2, Administration, Chapter 10, creating Section 9 Affordable Housing Deed RestrictionOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 10, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, BY CREATING SECTION 9, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEED RESTRICTION, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, REQUIRING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEED RESTRICTION TO BE RECORDED UPON THE SALE OF UP TO FIFTY PERCENT OF THE CITY’S PROPERTY STOCK, ALSO ALLOWING CERTIFIED NON-PROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPERS A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE CITY-OWNED PROPERTY.  Video Video
22-1795 16PSF-eOrdinance: Amending Title 2, Administration, Chapter 10, creating Section 9 Affordable Housing Deed RestrictionOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 10, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, BY CREATING SECTION 9, AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEED RESTRICTION, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, REQUIRING AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEED RESTRICTION TO BE RECORDED UPON THE SALE OF UP TO FIFTY PERCENT OF THE CITY’S PROPERTY STOCK, ALSO ALLOWING CERTIFIED NON-PROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPERS A RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE CITY-OWNED PROPERTY.  Video Video
22-1872 17R1-aMunicipal Buildings Elevators RepairsResolutionDept/ Agency: Administration/Office of Management and Budget Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Temporary Emergency Appropriation Purpose: To provide funds for the repair of elevators for all Municipal Buildings until the adoption of the 2023 Operating Budget for the City of Newark. Funding Source: 2023 Budget Appropriation Amount: $2,500,000.00 Budget Year: 2023 Contract Period: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient (X) n/a Additional Information: Operating Agency: All Departments Two-Thirds vote of full membership required.  Video Video
22-0898 17R2-aLevel 6ix, LLC and Tritop Realty, LLCResolutionDept/ Agency: Economic and Housing Development Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Private Sale/Redevelopment Purpose: To develop the property into three (3) three-story units, including elevator accessibility and a parking garage. Entity Name: Level 6ix, LLC and Tritop Realty, LLC Entity Address: 226 Issac Court, Building 76, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861 Sale Amount: $81,855.00 Cost Basis: (X) $10.00 PSF ( ) Negotiated ( ) N/A ( ) Other: Assessed Amount: $29,500.00 Appraised Amount: $0.00 Contract Period: To commence within three (3) months and be completed within twenty-four (24) months following transfer of property ownership from the City to the Redeveloper Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ (X) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a List of Property: (Address/Block/Lot/Ward) 51-55 Cypress Street/Block 3079/Lot 61/South Ward Additional Inform  Video Video
22-1725 17R2-bResolution: West Ward SID - 2022 Budget IntroductionResolutionDept./ Agency: Economic and Housing Development Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: 2022 Annual Budget for Partnership West, Inc. Purpose: Introducing the 2022 Annual Budget for the West Ward Special Improvement District known as Partnership West, Inc. Amount: $500,000.00 Budget Period: January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 Additional Information: Ordinance 6PSF-a adopted on December 21, 2016, authorized the creation of the West Ward Special Improvement District in the West Ward.  Video Video
22-1763 17R6-a2023 Resolution SSW Law-Souder, Shabazz, & Woolridge Professional Services CounselResolutionDept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Professional Services Contract Purpose: To provide legal services concerning Worker’s Compensation Matters. Entity Name: Souder, Shabazz and Woolridge Law Group, LLP Entity Address: 17 Academy Street, Suite 1200, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Contract Amount: Not to exceed $150,000.00 Funding Source: 2023 Budget/Law Department Contract Period: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS (X) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP (X) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: Deferred 7R6-l 122122 Deferred 7R6-a 010523 Deferred 7R6-a 011823  Video Video
22-1808 17R6-b2023 Resolution Antonelli Kantor, P.C Litigation Professional Services CounselResolutionDept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Professional Services Contract Purpose: To provide legal services concerning Litigation Defense Matters. Entity Name: Antonelli Kantor, P.C. Entity Address: 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 1000, Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Contract Amount: Not to exceed $100,000.00 Funding Source: 2023 Budget/Law Department Contract Period: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor (X) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS (X) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP (X) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: Deferred 7R6-s 122122 Deferred 7R6-b 010523 Deferred 7R6-b 011823  Video Video
22-1791 17R6-cNew United Corp. SettlementResolutionDept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Civil Litigation Docket No.: Tax Court Matter: 001521-2014 and Appellate Division: A-000088-21 Claimant: New United Corp. Claimant's Attorney: Heinze Law, P.A., 383 Main Street, Suite 101, Chatham, New Jersey 07928 Settlement Amount: $1,300,000.00 Funding Source: Law Department/Business Unit 025; Dept. ID 25T; Division/Project 5T25; Account # 96320 Additional Comments: A Resolution authorizing a Settlement Agreement resolving a tax appeal.  Video Video
22-1828 17R6-d ResolutionDept/ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Workers' Compensation C.P. No.: 2013-22141 Claimant: Louis Mainero Claimant's Attorney: Feeley and LaRocca, 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 211, South Orange, New Jersey 07079 Settlement Amount: $79,528.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments:  Video Video
22-1864 17R8-aResolution: Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement - Annual Newark Three Kings Children's Celebration (LQ)ResolutionDept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement Purpose: Annual Newark Three Kings Children’s Celebration Entity Name: Essex County College Entity Address: 177 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Event Location: Essex County College (Gymnasium), 177 West Market Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Event Date(s): Friday, January 6, 2023 Event Time: 3:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. (Includes Set-up at 10:00 A.M. and Clean-up/Breakdown ending at 8:00 P.M.) Sponsor: Council Member, Luis A. Quintana Additional Information: Rain/Snow Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023.  Video Video
22-1874 17R8-bResolution: Establishing a Sister Cities Relationship - United States of Kailasa (LQ)ResolutionDept/ Agency: Offices of Municipal Council/City Clerk Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Establishing Sister Cities Relationship Purpose: Benefit from cultural and economic exchanges. City/State/Country: United States of Kailasa Sponsor: Council Member, Luis A. Quintana Additional Information: Signing Ceremony to be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, in City Hall, Council Chamber.  Video Video
22-1870 17R8-cResolution: Recognizing and Commending (1/5/23)ResolutionRECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING Sponsored by President LaMonica R. McIver 1. Individuals honored for their work in the Haitian community Sponsored by Council Member Luis A. Quintana 2. Individuals honored during Grito de Mujer 3. Marjorie Sanchez, Investment Specialist, on her retirement from the City’s Department of Finance, Division of Special Taxes and Tax Abatements  Video Video
22-1871 17R8-dResolution: Expressing Profound Sorrow and Regret (1/5/23)ResolutionEXPRESSING PROFOUND SORROW AND REGRET Sponsored by President LaMonica R. McIver 1. Mary Weeks Sponsored by Council Member C. Lawrence Crump 2. Lovette Esther Anderson Eubank 3. Diane Findley Sponsored by Council Member Dupré L. Kelly 4. Robert S. Carter Sponsored by Council Member Louise Scott-Rountree 5. Walter Genuario, Vice Principal, Mount Vernon School 6. Mark Gabriel Winstead 7. Pastor James Donnell Simmons 8. Edna Middleton-Hunt  Video Video
22-1871 17R8-dResolution: Expressing Profound Sorrow and Regret (1/5/23)ResolutionEXPRESSING PROFOUND SORROW AND REGRET Sponsored by President LaMonica R. McIver 1. Mary Weeks Sponsored by Council Member C. Lawrence Crump 2. Lovette Esther Anderson Eubank 3. Diane Findley Sponsored by Council Member Dupré L. Kelly 4. Robert S. Carter Sponsored by Council Member Louise Scott-Rountree 5. Walter Genuario, Vice Principal, Mount Vernon School 6. Mark Gabriel Winstead 7. Pastor James Donnell Simmons 8. Edna Middleton-Hunt  Video Video
22-1818 17R9-aShared Services with NHA 2023-2025ResolutionDept/ Agency: Public Safety/Division of Fire Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Shared Services Agreement Purpose: To establish a program to enhance quality of life statutes and ordinances through a partnership of collaborative policing with the Department of Public Safety, Police Division (DPS) and the Newark Housing Authority (NHA) on NHA properties. Entity Name: Newark Housing Authority Entity Address: 500 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Contract Amount: Not to exceed $4,000,000 per year and an aggregate amount not to exceed $12,000,000 Other Funding Source/Amount: $0.00 Contract Period: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient (X) n/a Additional Information: Newark Housing Authority will pay the City of Newark the total amount of the Shared Service Agreement not to exceed $4,000,000.00  Video Video
22-1880 1  Hearing of Citizens1. LINDA MCDONALD CARTER Appearing. 2. DEBRA MAPSON Appearing. 3. OPAL R. WRIGHT Appearing. 4. COLLEEN FIELDS Not Appearing. 5. MUNIRAH EL-BOMANI Appearing. 6. DEBRA SALTERS Not Appearing.  Not available