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Results of City Council Meeting 6/8/04
« on: June 08, 2004, 01:48:16 AM »
Monday, May 17, 2004 - 8:00 P. M.

1.   Roll Call

2.   Flag Salute

All of the following resolutions were unanimously approved:

3.   Approval of Minutes - May 17 and 24rd, 2004

4.   Resolution #135: Payment of Bills.

5.   Resolution #136: Authorize Filing of Grant Application, Safe and Secure Communities Program.

6.   Resolution #137: Approval of Refunds.

7.   Resolution #138: Approval of Raffle Application (HUMC).

8.   Resolution #139: Request Fire Hydrant - United Water, NJ (Behind Pathmark).  

9.   Resolution #140: Professional Services - Jerry LaGuardia Productions
 (Summer Events).

10.   Resolution #141: Emergency Sanitary Sewer Line Collapse: Ross and Park Avenues ($8,296). (J. Fletcher).

11.   Resolution #142: Authorization to Release Performance Guarantees.

12.   Resolution #143: Award of Bid: Montana Construction Corp.

13.   Resolution #144:  Appointment - Albert H. Dib - Historian.

14.   Resolution #145:  Authorization to Cancel Payment - Block 596, Lot 22

15.   Resolution #146: Authorization ot Transfer overpayment of Taxes.

16.   Resolution #147: Change Order 1, D'Arminio & Sons

17.   Resolution #148: Change Order 1, Dakota Excavating

Official Comments: none.

The Mayor announced a relief effort to help the flood victims of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Relief materials will be collected at the M&N Recreation Center on Sunday between 10-4.  Call the Recreation Center for more information.

Also, the Mayor and Council announced the opening of the River Street Tressel.   Dedication to be held Wednesday.

Public Comment Portion:  I thanked the council for the appointment as City Historian and invitemembers of the public to contact me should anyone wish to participate in the preservation of the city's history.  I applauded the efforts of the County Seat for their articles about city history.  I (and members of Council) congratulated the Blue and Gold Scholarship Committee on the completion of their new book entitled: Hackensack: A Pictoral History.

Eric Martindale commened the Board on its decision to appoint a city historian.  In addition, Mr. Martindale questioned the Council with respect to disappearing U.S. mailboxes all over the city. The Council responded that Post Office apparently cut down on the number of mail boxes as a cost saving measure.

Another resident questioned the Council on the recent article in The Record regarding increased city taxes due to rising health care costs.  The Council responed that the costs are due to an increase in the number of claims and the increase in the cost of the care itself which has increased sharply.  The city is apparently self-insured over a certain limit.

The same resident questioned the council with respect to the role and function of the Special Improvement District Director and suggested the need for more crosswalks between intersections on Main Street to increase the flow of shopper traffic.  Finally, the same resident wanted to know what the "logo" of the SID would be.  Both questions were directed to the SID Director.
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