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Posted on: December 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Want to know what will be discussed by Common Council at its next meeting?

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The last Common Council meeting for 2018 will be held on December 18. There will be three presentations. The first presentation will be by Amanda Parrish Block, Founder and Executive Director of GRACE, and James Winter Soldier Horne, CEO and President of United Way of Greater Union County. The second presentation will be by the city’s planner Phil Abramson of Topology. He will provide an update on the Broad Street West Redevelopment project. The third presentation will be by police Chief Robert Weck on crime and pedestrian safety statistics. 

There are three ordinances for voting. The first ordinance is on the placement of stop signs, a second ordinance on limits for parking on Chapel Street, and a third ordinance on affordable housing requirements. There are a few resolutions for consideration, including amending the city’s personnel policy, authorizing engagement of legal counsel and a grant writer for 2019, and renewing the shared services agreement with Madison, NJ for IT support. 

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There will be three presentations. The first presentation will be on the GRACE program (Giving and Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials). The Founder of GRACE and the Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Union County will come and talk about needs in our community. The second presentation will provide an update on Broad Street West redevelopment and include a preview of what should be expected as redevelopment begins in earnest. The final presentation will be on pedestrian and traffic safety statistics.


There will be three ordinances for consideration and voting. The first will address the placement of stop signs at Springfield and Hobart avenues, Cleveland and Colt roads, and Westminster and Whittredge roads. The second ordinance will address a prohibition on parking on the west side of Chapel Street between Broad Street and Morris Avenue. The third ordinance will address a change in the affordable housing ordinance, requiring any multi-family development of five or more dwelling units to include an affordable housing set-aside regardless of the zone within which the multi-family development occurs.   

Resolutions for Consideration

There are three resolutions of interest: The first resolution concerns amendments to the city’s personnel policy. One of the significant changes to the policy concerns the social media policy that is applicable to city employees. The second resolution relates to the engagement of legal counsel for 2019 for general, labor and tax appeal work and to authorize a grant writer for 2019. The third resolution will be to renew our contract with the Town of Madison for sharing IT support services.   

Next Council Meeting:  Thursday, January 3 at 7:30PM.        

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