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Posted on: June 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Summary of 6/8 Common Council Meeting

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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 Wednesday night. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information:

The Summit Historical Minute was presented by Rachel Blume, who spoke about Anthony Comstock, an influential Summit resident of the late 1800’s. Summit High School juniors Tommy Rasweiler and Patrick Moriarty spoke about a golf outing at the Summit Muni on June 18th to benefit Wounded Warriors. Mayor Radest gave an updated status of the Master Plan, and encouraged citizens to give comments through the city’s website or to pick up postcards at the library or City Hall to send in. She also spoke about the city’s upcoming Fourth of July celebration. City Administrator Michael Rogers announced paving of the roads around the hospital, the grand opening of the tennis courts at Tatlock as well as the PAL Pet Show to be held this Sunday, June 12th. Council President McTernan highlighted the recent charity effort of some Summit residents for Level the Playing Field. Finally, Mayor Radest also honored Summit High School seniors Allison and Brooke Daney and Nicholas Ritter for their work at the Summit Free Market, as well as Tallulah Cardazone for her state semi-finalist essay on community contribution.

Public Comments
During Public comments, Sue St. Claire warned against police setting a wrong example by texting while driving as well as making a plea for NJ Transit to relocate a bus stop closer to the Vito Gallo building.

Four ordinances were introduced. One was to remove the fees for using City Hall conference rooms. The other three were bond ordinances covering $500,000 of sewer improvements, $3,600,000 of various city projects and $2,325,000 of road paving and improvements. Hearing dates for all these ordinances will be on June 21st.

Several resolutions were passed at this week’s Council Meeting. Highlights include authorizing adding decorative pavers to Beechwood Road between Union Place and Springfield Avenue, and urging approval of legislation that limits the city’s exposure to so called gap year housing mandates. In addition, the council approved the renewal of several liquor licenses in Summit as well as the submission for an NJDOT grant on safe routes to schools.

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.

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