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Council Meeting, Free Art, Women Of Color Conference Top Montclair Events This Week

Township Council agenda includes a multiway stop for Chestnut and Forest streets, discussion of a $32.5 million bond issuance, and PBA labor negotiations

Watch a replay of the January 29 Township Council meeting above.

Monday

The Montclair Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor council chambers of the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave.

Spring registration starts for the Montclair Adult School, at 100 Chestnut St.

The United Way of North Essex will offer free mentor training between 6 and 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 60 S. Fullerton Ave. To register, email Melissa Cooper at melissa.cooper@unitedwaynnj.org or call (973) 993-1160, ext. 112.

Tuesday

The Montclair Township Council will convene for a meeting at 7 p.m. in the first floor council chambers of the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave.

The topics include putting a multiway stop at the intersection of Chestnut and Forest streets, discussion of a $32.5 million bond issuance, and an executive session on labor negotiations with the PBA.

Thursday

The Montclair Art Museum will have Free First Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Slide Night starting at 7 p.m. at the museum, located at 3 S. Mountain Ave. 

Mountainside Hospital, at 1 Bay Ave., will hold a parents support group starting at 6 p.m. Parents of children aged 13 and up who are struggling with drugs or alcohol are invited to join the support group. There are no fees and all attendance is confidential.

Friday

Montclair State University will host the New Jersey American Council on Education Women’s Network Women of Color Conference between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the seventh floor of the conference center in University Hall, located at 1 Normal Ave.

The event will explore trends in leadership, diversity issues and the challenges facing women of color in higher education.

Keynote speakers include Sheila Y. Oliver, Speaker of the House in the New Jersey General Assembly and Susan Shin Angulo, Councilwoman of Cherry Hill Township.

Tickets cost $50. 

I'd-Rather-Be-at-63 February 04, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Putting in this 4-way stop at Chestnut and Forest is dangerous and reckless, as is demonstrated by the Council's actions. This shows how the Council makes its decisions: send in 8th graders to say they want get pizza during school hours and Councilor Schlager to stand on the corner and determine she knows better. This is highly irresponsible decision-making. And now this Town Council was to puts us another 32.5 million dollars in debt. When will these people learn that we cannot continue to borrow money to pay for our expenses. It is time this "development-driven" Council stops borrowing money on the back of the residents to pay its bills. It means our property taxes will continue rise and our property values continue to drop. Thank you very much.
I'd-Rather-Be-at-63 February 04, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Montclair currently spends close to 15 millions dollars a year simply "servicing" debt. Would the Mayor and other members of the Town Council please inform the public as to the total amount of the debt Montclair currently has and its plans for reducing (not increasing) the debt.
Adam February 04, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Be-63, haven't you learned by now, this group is above reporting to the people who elected them.

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