Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
The Livingston Township Council will hold a Conference Meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. There will be a Listening Post meeting preceeding the conference meeting at 7 p.m. The agenda is attached to this article as a PDF. The District Jazz Festival swings on Monday night at Livingston High School. The jazz festival is always popular with the music students – and their parents, many who say this is their favorite concert of the year. Student musicians from the LHS Band will perform. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the LHS auditorium. For information, email Bob Wirth at email@example.com Residents have until today, April 15 to register online for the Livingston Lancers Football and Cheering, …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
After a public show of opposition, the council agreed to make changes.
The Livingston Township Council agreed to put off their votes on the controversial Burglar/Fire Alarm Monitoring Systems ordinance and the Mayhew Drive Parking Prohibition ordinance until a later meeting. The continuances, motioned by Mayor Rudy Fernandez, came after over a dozen members of the public voiced their opposition to the Alarm ordinance and several more who questioned the necessity of the Mayhew Drive ordinance at Monday's meeting. The Alarm ordinance would require households to pay a $50 registration fee for each central station alarm they own. Township Manager Michele Meade said the recommendation came to the council from the police chief, who said the fee would be a good way to remediate the cost of false alarms to the …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here's a look at what's coming up.
Here's a look at what Livingston Patch will be covering this week: The Livingston Board of Education will meet Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Middle School Auditorium. Here is the agenda. The BOE will vote on a tentative 2013-14 budget to submit to the county for approval. A public hearing on the budget will be held on March 21. Coming up on Tuesday, March 12, voters will take to the polls to vote on school contruction. For more information, visit the Livingston Public Schools website. The Livingston Township Council will meet Monday, March 4 with a conference meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a regular meeting at 8 p.m. at 357 S. Livingston Ave. An agenda is attached.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Check out what's going on in town including council meeting, board of education meeting and lots of events.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, January 14
Meetings will dominate the week's schedule in Livingston this week as both the township council and school district will host meetings. The council is scheduled to vote on licenses for charitable events in town as well as discuss proposed ordinances and approve several resolutions. The meeting will be held at Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Ave. Agendas for the conference and regular meetings are attached. The Livingston Board of Education will hold a voting meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School, 30 Robert H. Harp Dr. Among the items on the meeting agenda are a board member code of ethics, a staff survey and mid-year budget review, as well as security and building update. A meeting agenda is attached…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The former Mayors were given a "Key to the City."
Even though Tuesday’s reorganization meeting was built around new councilmen being sworn in and the selection of a deputy mayor, Livingston Mayor Rudy Fernandez still took time to honor those who served before them. Former Mayors Stephen Santola and Gary Schneiderman were honored on Tuesday for their service to Livingston. Both were presented with multiple gifts including photos of their first swearing in, in 1999, fleeces, a gavel and calendars marking their Mondays free. However, most symbolically, the two were given plaques with "keys to the city." "The Livingston Township Council is proud to honor Steve and Gary, as they conclude 12 years of service to our community as a councilmember, with Steve concluding three terms as mayor and …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The two Democrats have been on the council since 2001.
Two long-time members of Livingston’s township council bid farewell last night. Mayor Stephen Santola and Councilman Gary Schneiderman are leaving the dais behind after 12 years of service on the township council. They will be replaced by Al Anthony and Michael Silverman on Jan. 1. Elected in 2001, both men were elected after serving on the planning board. Both of them climbed the ranks to serve as mayor at one point. "During the 12 years, not all of their decisions have been easy and not all of them have been popular, but they have always made them in the best interest of the community,” said Deputy Mayor Rudy Fernandez, who is expected to replace Santola as mayor on Jan. 1, the second time he has served in that capacity. Various former…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Voters will chose two new politicians to serve on the council.
Four new political faces will compete for two spots on the Livingston Township Council this fall. On Tuesday, Alfred M. Anthony and Michael M. Silverman officially became the Democratic candidates, while Charles L. Granata and Allan Feid Jr. became the Republican candidates. Each team of candidates ran opposed in their party's primary. The candidates are looking to fill the seats of Mayor Stephen Santola and Councilman Gary Schneiderman, both of whom decided not to seek re-election after several years of service. Anthony, an attorney, is running for political office for his first time. He's served on the township planning board for three years as well as a board member for Livingston Little League. Anthony also volunteers for the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Panel approves large bonds for road, building improvements, discusses purchasing Hillside Avenue home.
The Livingston Township Council approved bonds for several large infrastructure projects throughout the township at Monday's meeting. The biggest appropriation was $8.45 million for several capital improvements projects, including: • resurfacing and repairing several township roads. • an environmental study and remediation for Bear Brook Dam. • turnout gear for the fire department. • an emergency generator for the Senior Community Center. • construction of a turf field on Madonna Drive. • improvements for the Monmouth Court Recreation Building, which houses the alternative high school. Township Manager Michele Meade said the repairs will be divided between the township and board of education, noting the work includes repairs to the gym, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Continuation of February meeting on Tutor Time site Tuesday night.
The Livingston Planning Board will meet Tuesday night to continue discussions of plans for a multi-family housing complex on South Orange Avenue at the Millburn Township border. TMB Partners, the company seeking to build 62 housing units on the lot at 650 South Orange Avenue, outlined plans for the layout, drainage and landscaping of the project at a three-hour meeting in February. The proposal for the Tutor Time site, includes 50 market-rate units and 12 affordable-housing units has been wending its way through the township for about five years and has been scaled back from its original proposal of 100 units. TMB Partners, which is the project’s owner, needs a variance to build a taller retention wall and a waiver to lower the amount of …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Residents may face a 1.7 percent municipal tax rate hike in proposed budget.
The Livingston Township Council introduced a $44.2 million 2012-2013 budget at Monday night’s council meeting. The budget represents a 1.79 percent increase, or $51,000, over the current budget, according to township Chief Financial Officer William Nadolny. Under the proposed budget, no service cutoffs, layoffs, or furloughs are planned, Nadolny said. The $51,000 increase, he said, is a result of miscellaneous fees, permits, investment interest, high sales from recycling material and the municipal occupancy tax, according to Township Manager Michelle Meade. Nadolny broke down the tax increase as follows: A 0.19 percent increase in the tax rate for municipal operations and 1.6 percent increase for a loss of ratables. The average home, …