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Meeting Name: Municipal Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/4/2017 12:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber
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17-1696 15.-a ReportNewark Board of Adjustment, Minutes, September 14, 2017AcceptedPass Not available
17-1697 15.-b ReportBoard of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Minutes, September 11, 2017AcceptedPass Not available
17-1698 15.-c ReportNewark Landmark & Historic Preservation Commission, Minutes, September 6, 2017AcceptedPass Not available
17-1723 15.-d ReportFY2017 Audited Financial Statements - NJIT Warren Lots 2 through 11 Urban Renewal LLCsAcceptedPass Not available
17-1728 15.-e ReportSecond River Joint Meeting Fourth Quarter of 2017 Assessment due from the City of Newark in the sum of $1,040.42 being 3.19% of the total amount assessed to the member municipalities.AcceptedPass Not available
17-1730 15.-f ReportMinutes of the Joint Meeting LXXVII Maintenance and Secondary Treatment 2016AcceptedPass Not available
17-1731 15.-g ReportNorth Jersey District Water Supply Commission, Public Commission Meeting, Minutes, July 26, 2017AcceptedPass Not available
16-1803 26PSF-aLong Term Tax Abatement OrdinanceOrdinanceORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE X, CHAPTER 24, PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION, APPROVAL AND ADMINISTRATION OF LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTIONS. Deferred 8-a 051717 Deferred 6PSF-c 071217 Deferred 6PSF-a 092017closed on public hearing and adoptedPass Video Video
17-1457 26PSF-bInclusionary Zoning for Affordable HousingOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 41 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, TO ESTABLISH A NEW CHAPTER ENTITLED "INCLUSIONARY ZONING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING." Deferred 6PSF-c 092017closed on public hearing and adoptedPass Video Video
17-1437 36PSF-cNULL & VOID - Zoning Ordinance to Create an MX-# ZoneOrdinanceORDINANCE OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK AMENDING THE CITY OF NEWARK ZONING ORDINANCE, TITLE XLI, CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 5 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, TO CREATE AN MX-3 ZONE, WHICH WILL ALLOW A BLEND OF HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES. Deferred 6PSF-c 090717closed on public hearing and adoptedPass Video Video
17-1488 26PSF-dAN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE NEWARK’S RIVER: PUBLIC ACCESS AND REDEVELOPMENT PLANOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 6PSF-i ADOPTED ON AUGUST 7, 2013 TO ADOPT THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE NEWARK’S RIVER PUBLIC ACCESS AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN BY REFLECTING AN INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED HEIGHT IN TWO ZONE DISTRICTS MIXED USE 2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) FROM A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) STORIES TO A MAXIMUM OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) STORIES AND OF MIXED USE 3 (HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) FROM A MAXIMUM OF THIRTY (30) STORIES TO A MAXIMUM OF FORTY (40) STORIES; AND RECLASSIFY SEVERAL PROPERTIES; BLOCK 1, LOTS 30 AND 46 ARE RECLASSIFIED FROM THE OPEN SPACE DISTRICT TO THE MIXED USE 2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) DISTRICT, BLOCK 179, LOTS 10, 13 AND 48 ARE RECLASSIFIED FROM THE MIXED USE 2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) DISTRICT TO THE MIXED USE 3 (HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) DISTRICT, BLOCK 170, LOTS 1 AND 20, AND BLOCK 171, LOTS 40 AND 41 ARE RECLASSIFIED FROM MIXED USE 2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, RETAIL) DISTRICT TO THE OPEN SPACE DISTRICT, AND THE PROPERTIES LOCATED TO THE SOUTH OF MARKET maintained on public hearing and deferred to Special meetingPass Video Video
17-1389 36PSF-eTax Appeal Refunding Bond OrdianceOrdinanceREFUNDING BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF AMOUNTS OWING TO OTHERS FOR TAXES LEVIED IN AND BY THE CITY OF NEWARK, IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (the “CITY”), APPROPRIATING $10,800,000.00 (TEN MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS) THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $10,800,000.00 (TEN MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS) BONDS OR NOTES OF THE CITY FOR FINANCING THE COST THEREOF.closed on public hearing and adoptedPass Video Video
17-1615 16PSF-fAmending Chapter 7 Department of FinanceOrdinanceORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 7, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, ARTICLE 4, DIVISION OF THE TREASURY, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED BY AMENDING THE QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF THE CITY TREASURER. Deferred 6F-a 092017 Deferred 6PSF-f 100417 ****PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD OCTOBER 11, 2017****maintained on public hearing and deferred to Special meetingPass Video Video
17-1469 17R1-aVideo Teleconferencing Equipment & ServicesResolutionDept/ Agency: Administration/Division of Central Purchasing Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Use of State Contract(s) T-1466 (# 81123) Purpose: Video Teleconferencing Equipment and Services Entity Name(s)/Address(s): Tele Measurements, Inc., 145 Main Avenue, P.O. Box 1078, Clifton, New Jersey 07014 Contract Amount: Amount not to exceed $50,000.00 Funding Source: 2017 Budget/ Department of Administration, Division of Communications: NW011; 030; 0310; 71280; B2017 Contract Period: Upon approval by Municipal Council through March 31, 2018 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid (X) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) N/A Additional Information:AdoptedPass Video Video
17-1569 17R1-bPrudential Gift for Escrow Funds from Redevelopment AgreementResolutionDept/ Agency: Administration/Office of the Business Administrator Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Accepting a Donation/Gift Gift: $13,458.82 Purpose: Acceptance of charitable gift from The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the amount of $13,458.82 remaining in a Development Agreement escrow account Entity Name: The Prudential Insurance Company of America Entity Address: 751 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Gift Value: $13,458.82 City Contribution: $0.00 Other Funding Source/Amount: N/A Contract Period: N/A Additional Information:AdoptedPass Video Video
17-1423 17R3-aContract #07-2014 Amendment #2 Hayes Park East ImprovementsResolutionDept/ Agency: Engineering Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing (X) Amending Type of Service: Change Order/Amend Resolution Purpose: Amendment #2 to Contract #07-2014 to extend the time period to complete this contract through May 18, 2018, at no additional cost to the City Entity Name: Z-Tech Contracting, LLC. Entity Address: 114 Baltusrol Road, Summit, New Jersey 07901 Contract Amount: Amount not to exceed $4,552,149.60 Funding Source: 2007 Budget, Department of Engineering Contract Period: Extend the term of the contract through May 18, 2018 Contract Basis: (X) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: - Resolution 7R4-C, adopted on April 1, 2015, authorized execution of Contract #07-2014 Hayes Park East Improvements, 608-630 Ferry Street, Newark, New Jersey 07105 - Resolution 7R3-A (A.S.) adopted on March, 1, 2017, authorized extension of Contract #07AdoptedPass Video Video
17-1609 17R5-aFY17 - Final Ryan White Apply and AcceptResolutionDept/ Agency: Health and Community Wellness Action: (X) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Application/Acceptance of Funds Purpose: To provide Ryan White HIV/AIDS related health and support services to the Newark Eligible Metropolitan Area Entity Name: City of Newark Entity Address: 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 Grant Amount: $7,079,918.00 Funding Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources and Services Administration Total Project Cost: $0.00 City Contribution: $0.00 Other Funding Source/Amount: $0.00 Contract Period: March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS ( ) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions ( ) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale (X) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: This additional partial award brings the Newark EMA total FY2017 Ryan White Part A grant award to $12,825,706.00.AdoptedPass Video Video
17-1671 17R8-aResolution: Recognizing and Commending (10/4/17)ResolutionRECOGNIZING & COMMENDING Sponsored by President Mildred C. Crump 1. Issa Konfourou, United Nations Representative to Mali and individuals honored during the Malian Flag Raising Ceremony on their 57th Year of Independence, held on Friday, September 22, 2017 2. Individuals honored during the Newark Branch NAACP 103rd Freedom Fund Gala Awards Brunch, held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 3. Individuals honored during the celebration of “The Groundbreaking” for the African and American Alliance Lot, held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 4. Individuals honored during the Women of Devine Destiny Revival, held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 Sponsored by Council Member John Sharpe James 5. Ms. Bessie H. White Sponsored by Council Member Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins 6. 150th Anniversary of Saint Michael’s Hospital Medical Center Sponsored by Council Member Luis A. Quintana 7. Individuals of the Esperanza Azteca Organization honored during Mexico’s Independence Day Celebration, held on Monday, September 18, 2017 8. Manuel Ortiz, honored for his musical talent and support oAdoptedPass Video Video
17-1733 17R8-bResolution: Expressing Profound Sorrow and Regret (10/4/17)ResolutionEXPRESSING PROFOUND SORROW AND REGRET Sponsored by President Mildred C. Crump 1. Ms. Viola Mae Morris Sponsored by Council Member John Sharpe James 2. Ms. Margaret Moore, longtime Newark resident Sponsored by Council Member Luis A. Quintana 3. Mr. Michael “Mike” CardenasAdoptedPass Video Video
17-1700 17R1c(as)Municipal TV StudioResolutionDept/ Agency: Administration/Office of the Business Administrator Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Competitive Contracting N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1(k) Purpose: Operation and Management Services for the Municipal Television Studio Entity Name: Edward Joseph Cologna, Productions, Inc. Entity Address: 119 Aycrigg Avenue, Passaic, New Jersey 07055 Contract Amount: Amount not to exceed $193,856.00 Funding Source: City of Newark Communications/Mayor’s Office Contract Period: October 6, 2017 through October 7, 2018 Contract Basis: ( ) Bid ( ) State Vendor ( ) Prof. Ser. ( ) EUS (X) Fair & Open ( ) No Reportable Contributions (X) RFP ( ) RFQ ( ) Private Sale ( ) Grant ( ) Sub-recipient ( ) n/a Additional Information: Original Contract was awarded for one year with two one-year options to renew. This Resolution authorizes Year 2 Option to renew, with one year remaining. RFP based upon Competitive Contracting process.AdoptedPass Not available
17-1749 17R7a(as)Resolution: Indigenous Peoples' DayResolutionDept/ Agency: Office of the Mayor Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Declaration by the Mayor Purpose: Declaration that the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Newark and replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day Additional Information: Failed 7R7-a (as) 100417AdoptedFail Not available
17-0354 18.-aC207-5 Tax Abatement 151-153 Bellair Pl. Block 858 Lot 50.23OrdinanceORDINANCE GRANTING A FIVE (5) YEAR TAX ABATEMENT TO NICHOLAS PAPADAKIS, FOR THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 151-153 BELLAIR PLACE, FOR PERIOD COMMENCING FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY AND EXPIRING FIVE (5) YEARS THEREAFTER, PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.139 ET SEQ. AND THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED (R.O. 10:26-1 ET SEQ., AS AMENDED). (NORTH WARD)Advanced and adopted on first readingPass Video Video
17-1491 18.-bOrdinance Authorizing Purchase/Sale of EasementOrdinanceORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION BY PURCHASE OR CONDEMNATION OF AN EASEMENT ON A PORTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 68-74 COMMERCIAL STREET, 76-82 COMMERCIAL STREET, AND 943-965 RAYMOND BOULEVARD (REAR), BLOCK 169.01, LOTS 71 AND 75 AND BLOCK 170, LOT 15, EAST WARD, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY NOW OWNED BY HARTZ RB H LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.advanced to first readingPass Video Video
17-1680 18.-cPublic Arts Advisory CommissionAppointmentDept/ Agency: Office of the Mayor Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Type of Service: Appointment Purpose: Public Arts Advisory Commission Name of Appointee: Madeline Ruiz Address: 74 Bruen Street, Newark, New Jersey 07105 Appointment Term: 2-year term commencing upon confirmation Sponsor: Additional Information:Confirmed Pass Video Video
17-0916 18.-d(as)Somerset Brownstones Tax AbatementOrdinanceAN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORIGINAL ORDINANCE 6PSF-B(S) APRIL 30, 2012, TAX ABATEMENT GRANTED TO SOMERSET BROWNSTONES URBAN RENEWAL ASSOCIATES, LLC, 3 EAST STOW ROAD, MARLTON, NEW JERSEY 08053, PURSUANT TO THE LONG TERM TAX EXEMPTION LAW, TO CHANGE THE ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGE FROM 6.28% OF ANNUAL GROSS REVENUE TO 5% OF ANNUAL GROSS REVENUE FOR AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR (4) THREE-STORY BROWNSTONE-STYLE TOWNHOMES, CONTAINING A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY SIXTY (60) RENTAL HOUSING UNITS, LOCATED AT 25-49 SOMERSET STREET AND IDENTIFIED ON THE CITY’S TAX MAPS AS BLOCK 2556, LOT 1.02 (CENTRAL WARD)Advanced and adopted on first readingPass Not available
17-1715 111. Hearing of CitizensHEARING OF CITIZENS 1. Michael D. James, 55 New Street, Newark, NJ Resident Permit Parking and the Parking Authority. Appearing 2. Abdul Aleem Razzaqq, 216 Goldsmith Avenue, Newark, NJ Maple Avenue School, loitering, drug dealing and squatters. Not Appearing 3. Anthony D’Angelo, 267 16th Avenue, Newark, NJ Tax Issues and holiday tax relief. Appearing 4. Sheila Montague, 481 So. 13th Street, Newark, NJ West Ward concerns. Not Appearing 5. Andrea L. Mason, 6 Baldwin Avenue, Newark, NJ Love Newark! Not Appearing 6. Tiffany Huertas, 186 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ Introduction of North Ward Aide to the Mayor. Appearing 7. Dion McCutcheon, Lyons Gateway Apts., Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ No public answers to questions-no public seat for next term. Appearing 8. Arneida Y. Green, 18 Huntington Terrace, Newark, NJ Employment. Not Appearing 9. Dawn Haynes, 60 Nevada Street, Newark, NJ Nevada Court Mall. Not Appearing 10. Michele Truvillion, 30 Spruce Street, Newark, NJ Trash cans. Not Appearing 11. Lisa Parker, 71 ½ Boston Street, Newark, NJ Take back Newark. Appearing 12.   Video Video