CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES October 4, 2007 Trenton Council Chamber 5:30 p.m.

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1 CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES October 4, 2007 Trenton Council Chamber 5:30 p.m. A Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Trenton, New Jersey, was held on the above date at 5:45 p.m., in the Council Chamber, City Hall. The meeting was called to order by President Paul M. Pintella, who announced that adequate public notice had been provided to the public specifying the time and place for this meeting in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act. The FY 2007 annual notice was mailed to the Times and the Trentonian, posted on the first floor bulletin board in City Hall, and filed in the City Clerk s Office on June 21, The agenda for the said meeting was mailed, posted and filed on September 28, ROLL CALL: Present: INVOCATION and SALUTE TO THE FLAG was led by Acting City Clerk Juanita M. Joyner. Following the Invocation and flag salute a moment of silence was observed to acknowledge the passing of Councilman Coston s grandmother, and the passing of Mrs. Nathaniel Jones. COMMUNICATIONS: a. Leslie Steward, 1051 East State Street, Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (personal injury) b. Alexander Johnson, 57 Capital Street, Paulsboro submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (personal injury) c. Laura Mary Kerod, 359 Township Line Road, Belle Mead submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (personal injury) d. Civil Action (summons) - in the matter of Washington Mutual Bank FA vs. Dana Harris. e. Civil Action (summons) in the matter of US Bank, National Association as Trustee for the MLMI SURG Trust Series 2006-BC1 vs. Nicole M. Bell-Carter. f. Civil Action in the matter of Infinity Insurance Group vs. Stedfast Insurance Company, Myrna, Inc., t/a Budney Fuel Oil. g. Ann Hegner, 125 Franklin Street, Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage) h. Mary Baker, 322 South Broad Street, Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (personal injury) i. Joann Conway, 851 East State Street, Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage) j. Terrance Sidney Rattley, 165 Rosemont Street, Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage) k. Ernest Rushing, 320 Springlake Blvd., Browns Mills submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage) l. Marc Held, 154 Knightsbridge, Watching submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (property damage)

2 MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 4, 2007 PAGE 2 m. Civil Action (summons) in the matter of Amanda and Esmeraldo Rodriquez vs. James Mack, Jr. n. Civil Action (summons) in the matter of Premier Lien Servicing LLC vs. Corrine Jones, et al. o. Ramsey Lynch, 229 Allen St., Trenton submitting Claim for Damages against the City of Trenton. (personal injury) p. State of New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control submitting Notice of Charges preferred against Club Fourteen LLC, t/a Club Fourteen North Olden Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey. q. Township of Ewing enclosing copy of ordinance entitled ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING, AMENDING CHAPTER 15, THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE, SECTION 29, TO MODIFY THE USES PERMITTED AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS. r. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard enclosing Supplemental Public Notice (a) REPORTS: a. Juanita M. Joyner, Acting City Clerk advising of Raffle License issued to Allies, Inc., 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton, NJ. Approval of Findings and Determinations and the issuance of the license was moved by, seconded by Mr. Bethea, and carried by unanimous vote of those Councilmember s present. b. Penelope S. Edwards-Carter, Acting Deputy Municipal Clerk submitting report of receipts received by the City Clerk s Office for the months ending July and August, Noted for the record. NEW BUSINESS: 1. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION REJECTING BIDS RECEIVED BY THE PROPOSAL COMMITTEE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2007, FOR THE FURNISHING OF ALL LABOR, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS TO CONSTRUCT A CONCRETE RAMP TO PROVIDE HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY ON THE SIDE ALLEY OF THE FIRST UMC OF NJ CATHEDRAL PATHWAY RAMP LOCATED AT 15 SOUTH BROAD STREET, FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion

3 PAGE 3 2. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF TRENTON TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE MERCER COUNTY ONE STOP CAREER CENTER FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A JOB READINESS AND EMPLOYMENT SKILLS ATTAINMENT PROGRAM FOR 15 OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH IN THE CITY OF TRENTON, in the amount of $70,000 for 12 months, from July 1, 2007 to June 30, Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 3. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR A CONTRACT WITH LOCKWOOD S ELECTRIC MOTOR SERVICE, INC., 2239 NOTTINGHAM WAY, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 08619, WHICH WAS AWARDED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS TO REMOVE, REPAIR, RE- INSTALL AND TEST THE NUMBER THREE LOW LIFT PUMP MOTOR AT THE TRENTON WATER FILTRATION PLANT, in an amount not to exceed $46, Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 4. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION TO THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION BALANCED HOUSING PROGRAM ON BEHALF OF ISLES, INC. FOR THE OLD TRENTON NEIGHBORHOOD HOMEOWNERSHIP PROJECT. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 5. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR A CONTRACT WITH WATERS & BUGBEE, INC., 75 SOUTH GOLD DRIVE, HAMILTON, NJ WHICH WAS AWARDED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS FOR THE NORTH WILLOW STREET SANITARY SEWER RECONSTRUCTION SERVICES, in an amount not to exceed $39, Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion

4 PAGE 4 6. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT FOR A CONTRACT WITH WATERS & BUGBEE, INC., 75 SOUTH GOLD DRIVE, HAMILTON, NJ WHICH WAS AWARDED ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS FOR THE NORTH WILLOW STREET SANITARY SEWER RECONSTRUCTION SERVICES, in an amount not to exceed $338, Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 7. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO DECOTIIS, FITZPATRICK, COLE & WISLER, LLP, GLENPOINTE CENTRE WEST, 500 FRANK W BURR BOULEVARD, SUITE 31, TEANECK, NEW JERSEY, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES CIVIL RIGHTS AND OTHER SPECIALIZED LITIGATION THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET SEQ., in an amount not to exceed $30,000. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 8. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO WANDA M. AKIN, ONE GATEWAY CENTER, SUITE 2600, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES CIVIL RIGHTS AND OTHER SPECIALIZED LITIGATION THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET SEQ., in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 9. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ACTIONS OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR IN CANCELING 2007 WATER BUDGET APPROPRIATION BALANCES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, Adoption of resolution was moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion

5 PAGE RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE ACTION OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR IN CANCELING FY 2007 CURRENT FUND BUDGET APPROPRIATION BALANCES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 11. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BCHG, INC., DBA LORIA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, P.O. BOX 201, BIRMINGHAM, NJ TO PROVIDE LOADING, TRANSPORTATION AND APPROVED BENEFICIAL REUSE/DISPOSAL OF STOCKPILED WATER TREATMENT RESIDUALS, FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, WATER UTILITY, THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 ET SEQ., in an amount not to exceed $172,000. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 12. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS, INC., P.O. BOX 107, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY T PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SERVICES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 19:44A ET SEQ., in an amount not to exceed $140,000. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 13. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE # , from: Mundy s Tavern, Inc., to: Anna and Greg, Inc., t/a Mundy Liquor Store, 912 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion

6 PAGE RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION APPROVING TRANSFER OF RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE # , from: Willeeni Glover, Adm. of Estate of Joseph Glover, to: Willeeni, Inc., t/a G & G Bar, 1299 E. State Street, Trenton, New Jersey. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 15. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE # , issued to J & J Liquor Bar, Inc., t/a Same, 225 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion 16. A resolution entitled RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LICENSE # , issued to Theodore & Helen Liwacz, t/a Dory s Bar, 550 Lamberton Street, Trenton, New Jersey, was to be considered by Council. A motion was made by Mr. Coston, seconded by Mr. Segura, that the said resolution be withdrawn. Motion carried resolution withdrawn. 17. RESOLUTION NO RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE NO. # , issued to Gilliepie, Inc., t/a George C s, 198 Liberty Street, Trenton, New Jersey. Adoption of resolution moved by Ms. Lartigue, seconded by Mr. Segura. Motion ORDINANCES 1. Mr. Bethea introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an ordinance entitled, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER LINES AND DELIVERY SYSTEM IN AND BY THE CITY OF TRENTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $3,500,000 THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $3,500,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE CITY FOR FINANCING THE COST THEREOF. The motion was seconded by Mr. Segura, and

7 PAGE 7 2. Mr. Bethea introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an ordinance entitled, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE SEWER UTILITY IN AND BY THE CITY OF TRENTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $150,000 THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $150,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE CITY TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bethea, and 3. Ms. Staton introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an ordinance entitled, BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE CITY OF TRENTON, IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $11,168,000 THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $10,679,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE CITY TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bethea, and 4. Messrs. Melone, Segura, and Ms. Staton introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an ordinance entitled, ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 311 WALNUT AVENUE, AND KNOWN ON THE CITY TAX MAPS AS BLOCK 27401, LOT 32 TO MIGUEL A. AND IVELISSES TORRES. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bethea, and 5. Mr. Segura introduced, presented, and authorized publication of an ordinance entitled, ORDINANCE GRANTING EASEMENT RIGHTS TO PSE&G WITH REGARD TO CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS A PORTION OF BLOCK 201 LOT 8. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bethea, and PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS: Carolyn Sakowski, 684 Lamberton Street, spoke in favor of the enforcement of the registration of out of state cars. Patricia Stewart, 679 Lamberton Street, spoke in favor of the enforcement of the registration of out of state cars. Nicholas Stewart, 679 Lamberton Street, spoke in favor of the enforcement of the registration of out of state cars, and of better lighting in the City of Trenton. Dion Clark, Walnut Avenue, spoke in support of better lighting in the City of Trenton. Paul Harris, 137 Centre Street, spoke regarding the Hip Hop Culture, andof implementing better laws regarding hate crimes.

8 PAGE 8 Jeanette Rosie, 471 Centre Street, advised Council that she was happy with the price that she received for her property from K. Hovnanian. Frank Weeden, 256 Allen Street, informed Council of the condition of the property adjacent to his factory, and of an executive session resolution that was not filed. He also informed of an OPRA request that was not completed to his satisfactory. Mr. Weeden also thanked Capital Health System for their service to the public. Mark Perna, 202 Fulton Street, advised of problems that he is having with the bar/restaurant known as El Rancho, which is attached to his property. Marjorie Pinder, 757 Centre Street, questioned Council about what was being done to the property located at the corner of Centre & Lalor. She also made a complaint about advertisements that are being handed out. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m. Respectfully submitted, PAUL M. PINTELLA President JUANITA M. JOYNER Acting City Clerk