While members of Common Council always appreciate when citizens are able to attend our meetings, we understand that often our constituents are unable to do so. Following is my summary with some highlights from the meeting on Tuesday night. The Council meetings are also available to watch on HTTV at http://www.hometownetv.org/pro/node/7. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.
Mayor Nora Radest updated the public on the progress of the Morris Avenue Bridge repair, citing Feb 2018 as a scheduled completion date, highlighted investments in public spaces in our downtown, including the re-installation of the public parklet on Springfield Avenue, additional benches and tables in Lyric Park and café-style lighting in Promenade Park, praised Officer John Brunette, the recipient of the 2017 Union County Valor Award, and publicized the Farmers Market opening on 4/23, as well as a Meet the Mayor event at Banderas Restaurant at 41 Park Ave. that same day.
Michael Rogers called for volunteers to sign up to help kids with special needs at TryCAN golf classes in May, reminded the public about Earth Day projects on 4/22, announced the completion of the Ashwood Road paving project, and spoke about the dog and cat licensing process going on currently.
Council President McTernan briefed the public on the Summit Parking Advisory Committee work on vetting the recommendations from the 2016 parking assessment.
For the Summit Historical Minute, Christina Guo spoke about Summit’s role in the silk industry during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Presentations and Proclamations
There were no presentations or proclamations at this week’s Council Meeting.
There were no public comments at this week’s Council Meeting.
A public hearing was held on the $26.2 mm 2017 Municipal Budget resulting in a 0.84% tax levy increase.
There were no ordinances introduced or voted upon at this Council Meeting.
Twenty-two resolutions were passed at this week’s Council Meeting. Highlights include adopting the 2017 Municipal budget, agreeing on the 2017 Capital Plan, awarding bids to repair the roof at Cornog Field House, approving the installation of ADA ramps and curb improvements throughout town, and to begin the Edgemont Road Improvement Project. In addition, Council authorized the project administration contract for the upcoming community center renovation and hired a contractor to do sewer cleaning and maintenance on Broad Street.
Councilwoman Ogden announced that the new hook and ladder truck for the fire department had arrived.
Please note: This summary document is for informational purposes only and is not a record of the official action taken by Common Council. Approved meeting minutes constitute the only record of official City of Summit Common Council action. The minutes of the meetings will be available after they are approved by the Common Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting.