Common Council

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30PM at City Hall
    512 Springfield Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901
  • Twice monthly
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Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Terms
Three members are elected from each of two wards for a three-year term in office. One member is elected "at-large" for a two-year term.

Members



2022 Organization Meeting

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COMMON COUNCIL MEETING: EXPLANATORY NOTE REGARDING COMMENTS
When invited to speak, please come to the lectern, clearly state your name and address, spell your last name, and speak into the podium microphone so that your comments can be understood by all and properly recorded. Whenever an audience or Council member reads from a prepared statement, please give or email a copy to the City Clerk’s Office at rlicatese@cityofsummit.org. To help facilitate an orderly meeting and to permit all to be heard, speakers are asked to limit their comments to approximately 3 minutes or so in length.

Rules for public comment

Poster stating Common Council President's Meeting Agenda with President Fox's headshot

Common Council President's Agenda Preview 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE HYBRID MEETING FINDINGS

After the return to in-person Common Council meetings earlier this summer, a small group of residents asked Council to consider holding hybrid meetings (allowing public participation both in-person and by remote video conference). As part of the deliberation process, the Administrative Committee has conducted extensive discussions and consultations to determine the viability and legality of hybrid meetings.
 Interim Conclusions and Next Steps

Meetings Online


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Televised Meetings​



Common Council meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 36 and Verizon Channel 30 and rebroadcast on Thursdays and Saturdays on HTTV Comcast Channel 36 and Verizon Channel 33.

Welcome to a City of Summit Council Meeting



  1. Enjoy outdoor dining in downtown Summit

    At its May 3 meeting, Common Council unanimously voted to close Maple Street in both directions from Springfield Ave to the nearest alleyways to allow for outdoor dining. The road will be closed from Thursday, May 5 to Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  2. Is your business ready?

    New ban prohibits distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags by retail stores/businesses. Grocery stores larger than 2,500 sqft may not provide single-use paper bags, and must provide/sell reusable bags. New law also prohibits use of polystyrene. Understanding the Ban (pdf)
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Summit Historical Minute

Joint Legislative Resolution for the Honorable Matthew J. Gould

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