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Online video - June 25, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Saturday, 29 June 2013 20:20

Video of the June 25, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- Election of council president and council liaison positions (Video Part 1, 8:15 in)

- General Matters Pending (Part 1, 25:30 in), including discussion of Edison Downtown Redevelopment and Prism (Part 1, 28:15 in)

- Public Comment (Part 1, 38:20 in), including Jake Freivald appearance (Part 1, 53:40 in) and Councilman Cirilo response, and town Public Information Officer Jessica Glicker (Part 2, 35:55 in)

- Council response to Public Comment (Part 2, 41:40 in)

- PSE&G "Energy Strong" resolution (Part 3, 28:50 in)

- Energy-aggregation resolution and agreement with Gabel Associates (Part 3, 30:40 in)

- Discussion of Harvard Press redevelopment project in the Valley (Part 4, start of video)

- Wiley Terrace Open Space appraisals (Part 4, 16:20 in)

- Discussion of $215,000 in successful tax appeals (Part 4, 23:05)

- Discussion of Planning Department outsourcing and re-organization (Part 4, 26:50)

- Discussion by town business administrator of town's cease-and-desist letter to Mr. Freivald (Part 4, 33:10)

 

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

 

June 25, 2013 - Part 1 of 4

June 25, 2013 - Part 2 of 4

June 25, 2013 - Part 3 of 4

June 25, 2013 - Part 4 of 4

June 25, 2013 - EXCERPT Sayers on cease and desist letter

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 21:02
 
Online video - June 11, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Saturday, 15 June 2013 15:46

Video of the June 11, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- Presentation by Gabel Associates to obtain a contract to run a municipal aggregation power program for the town, which could lower electricity costs for residents who sign up (Video Part 1, 6:05 in)

- Presentation by the executive director of the Downtown West Orange Alliance (Video Part 2, start of video)

- General Matters Pending, which opens the floor to comments and announcements by council members (Video Part 2, 9:35 in)

- Public Comment (Video Part 2, 22:20 in)

- Council questions of various resolutions (Video Part 3, 0:35 in)

- Discussion of the computer-networking contract and project (Video Part 3, 9:30 in and 33:30 in)

- Discussion of bond ordinance financing athletic-facility projects at the high school (Video Part 3, 21:45 in)

- Discussion of contracts to light the high school football field (Video Part 3, 30:05 in)

- Discussion of contracts to build the new park on Ridgeway Avenue (Video Part 3, 31:50 in)

 

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

 

June 11, 2013 - Part 1 of 3
June 11, 2013 - Part 2 of 3
June 11, 2013 - Part 3 of 3

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 June 2013 16:17
 
Online video - May 21, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 17:55

Video of the May 21, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- General Matters Pending, which opens the floor to comments and announcements by council members (Video Part 1, 11:25 in)

- Mayor's remarks (Video Part 1, 19:00)

- Public comment (Video Part 1, 22:20)

- Mayor's follow-up from previous council meeting on former employee rumored to be living at town hall and inappropriately using town computer (Video Part 1, 50:10)

- Discussion of pet licensing (Video Part 2, 0:45)

- Discussion of park on Ridgeway Avenue and issuing $475,000 of bonds (Video Part 2, 5:50)

- Discussion of $1.2 million of bonds to finance retirement-related payouts to employees (Video Part 3, beginning) and related resolution (Video Part 3, 29:00)

- Brief discussion of ordinance increasing bonding to fund tax appeals from $1 million to $2.5 million, on first reading (Video Part 3, 9:45)

- Discussion of hiring appraisal firm in defense of residential property tax appeals and of nearly $2 million in successful appeals (Video Part 3, 10:25)

 

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

 

May 21, 2013 - Part 1 of 3
May 21, 2013 - Part 2 of 3
May 21, 2013 - Part 3 of 3

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2013 23:35
 
Online video - May 7, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 23:09

Video of the May 7, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- Presentation, Q&A and discussion of the Shop West Orange Property Tax Reward Program, which allows residents to direct discounts from participating merchants to pay property taxes or receive cash rebates (Video Part 1, 14:10 in)

- Discussion of the former employee with access to town hall who may have been living there and misusing a town computer (Part 2, 5:25)

- Discussion of what documents related to the town council agenda should be posted on the town website (Part 2, 7:00)

- Public comment (Part 2, 32:25 in), which included comments about the Downtown West Orange Alliance and the Mayfair Sewer project

- Ridgeway Park and Open Space Trust Fund (Part 3, 4:25 and 8:25 and 45:45)

- Ordinance for emergency appropriation to borrow $1.2 million to pay retirement-related payouts (Part 3, 12:30)

- Resolution to pay $94,000 more to the engineering firm for the Mayfair sewer project (Part 3, 14:50)

- Additional road and curb work in the Belle Terre-Roosevelt neighborhood (Part 3, 40:30)

- Discussion of hiring a lawfirm to contest an FCC decision that would take away an emergency radio frequency for the town (Part 3, 57:10)

 

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

 

May 7, 2013 - Part 1 of 3

May 7, 2013 - Part 2 of 3

May 7, 2013 - Part 3 of 3

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:02
 
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