Council Meeting Agenda 10-27-20


October 27, 2020

7:00 P.M.

Announcement: This is a regular meeting of the Council of the Township of Montclair and is being broadcast live on Channel 34 and is streaming live on the MontclairTV34 YouTube channel; it is available on demand and can and will be re-broadcast.


Sunshine Statement
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call


In an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing practices, this October 27 Township Council meeting, and further meetings until the pandemic is over, will only be available to the public remotely.

Those who wish to participate now during public comment as well as later in the meeting during the public hearings for Ordinances on second reading should dial in to 408-418-9388.  When asked to enter an access code, please enter173 684 6399, then #. When asked to enter an attendee number then #, please simply press #.  When asked, please state your name then press #. The Administrator will say when it is a caller’s turn to speak and the caller will then hear 2 beeps.  At that time, the caller will have an opportunity to make his or her comment. 


Proclamation in memoriam Shirley William Davenport
Proclamation for Italian American Heritage Month
Proclamation for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month


  1. Ordinance O-20-21: Ordinance amending the affordable housing ordinance of the Township of Montclair to establish a rental assistance program for very low-income tenants in eligible rental units


  1. Ordinance O-20-22: Ordinance to amend Chapter 202 Land Use Procedures Article III
  2. Ordinance O-20-23: Ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property known as 57 Park Street


Below items with asterisks have been placed on the Consent Agenda by the Township Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items, unless requested by a Council Member.


*1. Resolution R-20-163: Resolution authorizing an amendment to the professional services agreement with Jason Santarcangelo, Esq.

*2. Resolution R-20-164: Resolution designating petty cash custodian for the Office of the Township Clerk

*3. Resolution R-20-165: Resolution designating petty cash custodian for the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs

*4. Resolution R-20-166: Resolution to cancel grant receivable and/or grant appropriation (NEHA Grant)

*5. Resolution R-20-167: Resolution requesting approval of items of revenue and appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 (2020 Census Grant)

*6. Resolution R-20-168: Resolution requesting approval of items of revenue and appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 (2019/20 Lead Program Grant)


*8. Resolution R-20-169: Resolution authorizing an increase in the bid threshold

*9. Resolution R-20-170: Resolution authorizing the amendment of the not to exceed amount of Resolution R-20-044 authorizing a contract with Integrated Builders, LLC for Edgemont Shelter House Repairs

10. Resolution R-20-171:  Resolution ratifying the emergency expenditure for the replacement of the boiler at the DCS administration building 219 North Fullerton Avenue

11. Resolution R-20-172: Resolution regarding the suspension of meter collection on Saturday, November 28, 2020 for Small Business Saturday and during the 2020 holiday shopping period

12. Bill List Resolution