Right after New Year's, Plainfield gets re-organized to take care of business. Here are some important reorganization meetings --
CITY COUNCILAll meetings are open to the public. Reorganization meetings are when routine organizational matters such as election of officers and the awarding of certain contracts (attorneys, engineers, insurance firms, etc.) take place.
Plainfield City Council reorganizes Thursday, January 3, at 7:00 PM in the Courthouse/Council Chambers at East 4th Street and Watchung Avenue. Councilors Adrian Mapp and Tracey Brown will be seated and Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs will deliver the annual 'State of the City' address. The agenda for the meeting is available online here.UNION COUNTY FREEHOLDERS
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reorganizes Sunday, January 6 at Noon in the Courtroom of Assignment Judge Karen M. Cassidy at the Union County Courthouse. Plainfield's own Freeholder Linda Carter will be sworn in as the Freeholder Chairman for 2013.PLAINFIELD BOARD OF ED
Newly elected members of the Plainfield Board of Education will be seated at the Board's reorganization meeting set for Monday, January 7, at 8:00 PM in the Conference Room of Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue. As of today, the agenda is not yet available, but you can check later here.
Those who follow closely may be able to align some contract awards with contributions made to candidates' election funds (if you know the maiden names of spouses, in-laws, business partners and friends).
Note: the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority reorganizes annually at its February meeting.