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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Special Council meeting Thursday on vetoed ordinances

 
Plainfield City Council last night set a special meeting for this Thursday evening, 7:00 PM, in the City Hall Library (see notice from Clerk's office below).

The principal items of business are to take up the Council's response to Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs' veto of three ordinances unanimously passed by the Council on December 10.


The ordinances would assert Council control over permitting outdoor events such as carnivals, including the setting of daily permit fees, 45-day pre-event registration, and other conditions.


The ordinances were in response to the fuss stirred up by a carnival permitted by Mayor Robinson-Briggs on very short notice at Hannah Atkins Playground in October.


In order to rescind the Robinson-Briggs' veto, the Council will have to pass override resolutions by a two-thirds majority of the full governing body (5 votes).


Additionally, there are ceremonial resolutions of condolence for the loss of Joe Gutenkauf and DPWUD Director Jackson's uncle Clarence Walker.




CORPORATION NOTICE
CITY OF PLAINFIELD
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2:2-10(A) OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF PLAINFIELD, 1971, A SPECIAL MEETING IS HEREBY CALLED BY THE PLAINFIELD CITY COUNCIL AT 7 o’clock P.M. ON thursday, december 20, 2012 IN THE CITY HALL LIBRARY, 515 WATCHUNG AVENUE, CITY OF PLAINFIELD, for the purpose of considering and acting upon THE FOLLOWING:
  1. COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION CONVEYING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF MR. CLARENCE WALKER.
  1. COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION CONVEYING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE  FAMILY OF JOSEF C. GUTENKAUF.
  1. COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION OVERRIDING THE MAYOR’S VETO OF MC 2012-21 AS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY ON DECEMBER 10, 2012.
  1. COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION OVERRIDING THE MAYOR’S VETO OF MC 2012-22 AS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY ON DECEMBER 10, 2012.
  1. COUNCILMANIC RESOLUTION OVERRIDING THE MAYOR’S VETO OF MC 2012-23 AS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY ON DECEMBER 10, 2012.
Formal Action may be taken.
BY ORDER OF THE PLAINFIELD
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
ADRIAN O. MAPP, PRESIDENT
/S/S/   ABUBAKAR JALLOH, RMC
     MUNICIPAL CLERK 
DATED: PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY
         DECEMBER 17, 2012.



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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1 comments:

Bob said...

Any of our City Council members who change their votes to kiss the mayor's butt should be voted out when their term expires. We cannot trust this mayor to do the right thing, as she has proven over and over, so I hope every member of this City Council will stand up for what's right.