Monday, May 6, 2013
The township manager will preview legislation governing community gardens in town, among other things.
The Montclair Township Council will meet Tuesday for a council conference at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. Township Manager Marc Dashield will preview upcoming agenda items such as an amendment governing community gardens in Montclair. The Montclair Planning Board drafted the legislation that will govern community gardens, chicken coops and apiaries. The recommendations will go before the council for a vote during a future meeting. The township manager will also discuss measures to amend the Montclair Center Gateway redevelopment plan, and those designating 110 Orange Road 30 North Mountain Avenue historical sites. The full council conference agenda can be found in the photo gallery of this article. At the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Montclair Township Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building.
The Montclair Township Council will introduce an ordinance governing community gardens, chicken coops and beehives at its Tuesday council meeting, at 7 p.m. in the municipal chambers, at 205 Claremont Ave. The full council agenda can be found in the photo gallery of this article. The council will also continue its departmental budget hearings at its meeting on Tuesday. The Montclair Public Library and Montclair Police Department are scheduled to present their budget requests. The meetings will be televised live on TV34 and streaming live at http://montclair.peg.tv. On April 2, Montclair Township Manager Marc Dashield unveiled the new framework for how the council and departments will analyze their budgets. The system breaks down the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
You can see the upcoming agenda in the photo gallery of this article.
The Montclair Township Council will convene at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the first floor council chambers of the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. At the council's last meeting on March 12, Montclair Township Manager Marc Dashield introduced the 2013 preliminary budget, which included a municipal tax levy increase of 2.4 percent this year, or $1.25 million. The average home assessed at approximately $505,600 can expect to pay about $5,315 in municipal taxes, which is an increase of $94 from last year. The overall proposed budget is $77.8 million, which is up $2.25 million or 3 percent from 2012. New business for the council includes congratulating HOMECorp for its 25th anniversary and authorizing Montclair's participation in North …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The winning logo will be used for promotional collateral and all future live produced events.
The Montclair Arts Council is looking for a new name and logo and is calling on local artists for inspiration. MAC's New Name and Logo Contest will run from April 1 through Sept. 30. The winner will be announced at the First Annual Montclair Music & Arts Awards Gala in October. Greg Spinelli, MAC treasurer and business manager, said in a press release, "A [sizable] community of artists reside in Montclair and the MAC would like to tap into that talent pool by inviting one and all to participate in this opportunity to create a new logo and assist with the re-branding of the arts council." The contest is open to Montclair residents of ages, and those attending schools in town or Montclair State University. Images may be created by one …
Monday, March 11, 2013
See the upcoming agenda or watch the previous council meeting here.
The previous Montcliar Council meeting on Feb. 25 can be watched above. The Montclair Council will convene Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. for a regular council meeting in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. The council will swear in Juliet Lee as the new deputy township clerk and reappoint Lauretta Freeman to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. The council will approve contracts to landscape and maintain Montclair parks in 2013. Nishuane and Essex Pool will be getting repairs soon, too. The council will approve a contract for $236,525 to Ray Palmer Associates, of Dover, for improvements to the pool's tennis courts, surrounding streets, playgrounds and other areas. The full agenda can be seen in the photo gallery of this …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Montclair council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.
Monday, February 11
The Montclair Township Council will convene in the municipal building’s council chambers, located at 205 Claremont Ave. The council will review the agenda at 7 p.m. and then begin the regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m., the latter of which is televised. On Tuesday's agenda is an ordinance for Montclair parking fees. The township dissolved the Montclair Parking Authority in December and officially took over the control of parking on Jan. 1. There is also a resolution on the agenda creating a cash fund for the newly formed Montclair Parking Utility. The council will also vote on an ordinance approving a financial agreement between Montclair Kensington Urban Renewal LLC and the Township of Montclair for a Church Street lot …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Check out what is happening this week in Montclair!
Know of something not on the calendar? You can add your own event, program and more in the comment section below! • [Correction] The Montclair Board of Education will convene at 7 p.m. at the administration building, at 22 Valley Road. The board will open in public, but then go immediately to executive secession. • A 2nd Ward community meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Edgemont Park Shelter House, located near the intersection of Valley Road and Parkway. Councilor Robin Schlager will lead the meeting, and will be accompanied by Montclair Business Manager Marc Dashield. All are welcome. • The Montclair Township Council will convene for a conference meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. The …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Three local teams were honored with proclamations on Tuesday night.
Montclair Township Council honored the Montclair High School football team on Tuesday night with a proclamation for winning the state title game. The Mounties defeated the Bloomfield High School Bengals, 16-13, in double overtime on Saturday at MetLife Stadium for the North Jersey Section 1, Group 5 title. On Tuesday, the council recognized that accomplishment -- the first title since 2002 -- by putting a proclamation in the record books. Mounties Coach John Fiore led the team to an undefeated 12-0, the first since 1964. "We could have blown them out," said Fiore with a laugh, "but we wanted to keep everyone in their seats. ... We wanted to add a little bit of suspense and drama." To view the photos from the game, click here. In …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Montclair Township Council increases fees, regulations for restaurants who offer outside seating.
If restaurants want to set up tables on Montclair sidewalks, they will now pay more to use the public space. Montclair Township Council voted Tuesday to increase permit fees and regulations for restaurant owners who offer outdoor seating. However, a restaurant owner and the Montclair Center Business Improvement District say it strikes a fair balance. “The Montclair Center Business Improvement District is pleased that the council listened to the complaints registered by restaurants and the BID,” said Luther Flurry, director the Montclair BID. Restaurant owners previously paid a permit fee of $150 a year for outdoor seating. The new proposal sets the yearly fees at $150 for restaurants with fewer than 13 seats, and $250 for those with …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Police subdue angry members of audience following attempt to replace Payne on council
- Paul Milo
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Newark Municipal Council meeting ended in chaos Tuesday after Mayor Cory Booker tried to cast the deciding vote in favor of a replacement for former Council President Donald Payne, who was elected to Congress earlier this month. One man, Earl Best, a community activist known as Street Doctor, was hospitalized after being sprayed by police with pepper spray, he said after being released from University Hospital. South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka said his mother had also been sprayed. Baraka said North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos called for a vote on Shanique Speight. Baraka, Councilwoman-at-Large Mildred Crump and Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif then left the dais after Ramos failed to acknowledge a motion by Baraka. West Ward …