Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Two honors and a donation at this week's meeting.
Mayor Rudy Fernandez honored the Camuso Holiday Decoration Committee at Monday night's Livingston Township Council meeting. Fernandez presented representatives with a plaque for their hard work and dedication to preserving the Camuso family legacy. An independent conservancy, the Camuso committee operates in partnership with the Business Improvement District and many local volunteers to preserve, repair and honor the bounty of holiday decorations, which were donated to the town by the family of the late Ernie Camuso. This year, the committee plans to have the Christmas tree repaired, said a committee member. The committee, adhering to another long-held Camuso tradition of collecting money for the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation, presented a…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Allan Feid Jr. says that he offers a different kind of leadership for town council.
Last week, the race for town council changed dramatically as the GOP announced that Allan Feid Jr. would be taking the spot previously held by Raymond Leibman on the town council ballot in November. Feid, a 53 year old plumbing contractor, will team with Charles Granata as the Republican Party looks to occupy the majority on Livingston's town council. Granata and Feid are squaring off against democrats Al Anthony and Michael Silverman. According to Feid, The Livingston Republican Organization didn’t give him much time to make up his mind. The whole ballot switched happened in the course of last week. However, members of his party seemed pleased that he accepted the nomination. "Both Chuck and Allan have real and meaningful experience …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Allan Feid Jr. will replace Raymond Leibman on November's ballot for the GOP.
November's town council election has been shaken up as Allan Feid Jr. will replace Raymond Leibman on the GOP ticket. The Livingston Republican Organization announced late Thursday night that Feid, a 53 year old plumbing contractor, will team with Charles Granata as the party looks to seek the majority on Livingston's town council. Granata and Feid are squaring off against democrats Al Anthony and Michael Silverman. "I am very pleased to have this opportunity to run for public office and to help the people of Livingston," Feid said in a statement. "My experience in dealing with the town as a contractor and securing permits for homeowners and businesses tells me that the town can do a much better job dealing with both residents and …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Resolution passed to enter animal control shared-service agreement with Chatham, Millburn.
The council voted unanimously Monday night to pass an updated tree ordinance, which has been in the works for the past couple of years. The ordinance will officially go into effect 20 days after the council's approval. Initially, the council planned to hold a final hearing on the ordinance at the Nov. 7 regular meeting, at which time the ordinance was expected to pass. However, the council members opted to keep the hearing open and give residents additional time to deal with the extensive tree damage that was left from October's snow storm. During the meeting, resident Mark Fusari expressed his concern about the newly implemented rules during public comment and asked that the council not take away freedom from the property owners. "The …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Holds first public meeting following rare October snowstorm.
Livingston may be more than a week removed from the rare October snowstorm that swept through the township, resulting in numerous homes losing power, but the effects are clearly visible as tree limbs still line several streets. In response to the massive amount of tree debris left over from the storm, the council voted Monday night to authorize an emergency contract with Nature's Choice Corporation for the removal and disposal of tree debris. Normally the township is required to publically advertise bids prior to awarding a contract, however a clause in the Local Public Contracts Law allows them to bypass this in order to expedite the process "when an emergency exists affecting the public health, safety or welfare which requires the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Update on Deer Management Program highlights Monday's Conference meeting.
Earlier this year the council met with Captain Gary Marshuetz as well as two experienced hunters, Sgt. John Drumm and Chris Southworth. On Monday night the three individuals returned to the discussion table and to discuss possibly expanding the program to six other publically owned pieces of property. The deer hunt is already in full swing. Meat from the culled deer will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Drumm noted that hunting in several of these locations would be limited. In the case of the property at 204 Hillside Avenue, hunting would only be done in the afternoon to avoid interfering with school parking. The areas up for discussion are as follows: FIELD USAGE FEES Early in September, the town council discussed …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Also, council establishes Community Outreach Committee
After months of collaboration between the Livingston Environmental Commission, the Planning Board and the Town Council; it appears that the township finally has an updated tree ordinance in place. On Monday night, members of the council voted to introduce an updated tree ordinance, which in some cases will require residents to obtain a permit before they remove a tree on their property. The purpose of the ordinance is to control the number of trees that are removed and ensure that the trees that are taken down are indeed replaced. Property owners, who wish to remove a tree, will be subject to a $150.00 tree removal fee for a developed lot, as well as a $500 escrow deposit to ensure that the tree is replaced. Also, if the tree is located …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Regency Club stop signs, work change orders round out action.
1. Mayor Rudy Fernandez congratulated the Livingston award recipients from the Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. On hand to accept their certificates were Elaine Denton, Malini Parekh, Sheila Writt and Harriet Hiller. Although not in attendance, Livingston residents Laurence Agron and Angela Wang also took home awards at the Art Show. 2. Members of the 10-year-old Livingston National Little League baseball team, along with their coaches, were honored for a successful season this summer. "It's nice to see my side of town, the National League side," the Mayor said. The squad won both the Little League District 8 championship as well as the Section 2 championship. 3. The council passed a final ordinance regarding the Regency Club…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Town Council and Special Education group have meetings; fall sports in action.
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- Phil Hoops
Monday, September 26, 2011
The calendar says that it's officially fall, yet the weather in Livingston sure still feels an awful lot like summer. Students in the district are certainly excited, after all with their first official vacation days scheduled for the end of the week. Here's what's happening this week in Livingston: 1. The township council will hold a night of municipal meetings at the Town Hall. A conference meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 8 p.m. Among the various agenda items, the council is expected to take a vote on a final ordinance regarding new traffic regulations in the Regency Club, a gated community located off of Passaic Avenue. If passed, the new ordinance will set a speed limit of 25 mph on all roadways within…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Highlights from Monday night's township council conference meeting.
The town council held a conference meeting Monday night to discuss a variety of issues ranging from new fees for leagues to use the township fields, as well as the state's anti-idling law. Here's what you need to know: 1. After a number of discussions with the Sports Council, the township plans to implement field usage fees for independent sports groups that use the fields, according to Town Manager Michele Meade. The fee varies based on sport and how long the season. "We think it's a fair proposal. Fair, in light of the difference of intensity of use that each of the groups provides and the amount of maintenance that we have to provide as a result," Meade said. In the past, the township never charged a fee for sports groups using the …