Mayor
Michael Giordano Jr.
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The Mayor is responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough as well as ensuring the enforcement of the legislation passed by the Council.

How Our Borough Government Works

There are three sections of the government:

    • Mayor and Administration - responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough.
    • Council - responsible for creating resolutions and ordinances.
    • Board of Education - responsible for the administration of education.

Your tax bill is actually split into two sections:  one that goes to the Board of Education and one that goes to the Borough Administration.  Neither one has any control over the other and the funds are not shared or co-mingled or transferred back and forth in any way.

The following is reproduced with permission of the North Plainfield Democratic Club:


Ordinances

The Borough Council action may take either form of an ordinance or a resolution.  Ordinances are municipal legislation, usually of a permanent effect, enacted by the Council.  There is a specified procedure for passing an ordinance.  First, it must be brought up at an Agenda Session, at which time the Council decides whether or not to introduce it at a public meeting.  The formal introduction, also known as a First Reading, requires four votes.  Following introduction, the ordinance is published in the Courier-News with reprints available at the Borough Clerk's office.  Two weeks later, the item is read again, and a public hearing is held for citizens who want to address the Council on the matter in question.  After the hearing the Council votes upon the ordinance, four votes being required for passage.  The ordinance must then be signed by the Mayor, and takes effect 20 days later.


Resolutions

Many official actions of the Borough may be accomplished by a resolution of the Council.  These include approval of the annual municipal budget, contracts, mayoral appointments, and other miscellaneous matters.  Resolutions, except for the annual municipal budget, do not require a public hearing, or a second reading.   Usually, they are read at the public meeting, voted upon, and take effect immediately.


Privilege of the Floor

Per each Council meeting agenda, a privilege of the floor is granted at the beginning of the Council Agenda Conference Meeting, at the end of every Regular Council Meeting, and at the beginning of all public hearings for ordinances and annual municipal budgets.  At these designated times, any person may address the Council through the Council President on matters of concern.  There is a five (5) minute time limit for each speaker and a person may speak only once at each occasion.  Appropriate times for public comment are clearly marked on the meeting agenda.


Executive Session

Occasionally, the Council may find it necessary to interrupt a public meeting to hold an executive session.  Generally, this is done for matters regarding litigation, contracts, and/or personnel.


Agenda Session

Before an action is taken at a public meeting, it is usually discussed by the Council at an Agenda Session.  Agenda Sessions are work sessions open to the public.

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Town Meetings
Monday 22 April 2019
7:30PM
Council Meeting at Community Center
Tuesday 23 April 2019
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 24 April 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 1 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 May 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 6 May 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 8 May 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 9 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 13 May 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday 15 May 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 20 May 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 21 May 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee

Community Events
Monday 22 April 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 25 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 27 April 2019
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Fishing Derby
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Giant Yard Sale - Friends of Vermeule Mansion
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Books Turned Movies Film Discussion
Sunday 28 April 2019
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Rain Date - Giant Yard Sale - Friends of Vermeule Mansion
Monday 29 April 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 30 April 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Thursday 2 May 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 4 May 2019
8:30AM - 12:00PM
Spring Clean Community Day
Monday 6 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 7 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 8 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mental and Physical Clutter Connection
Thursday 9 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 11 May 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parks & Recreation Camp/Playground Sign-Ups
Sunday 12 May 2019
All day
Mothers Day
Monday 13 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 16 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 18 May 2019
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Edible Wonders, Edible Petals
Monday 20 May 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 21 May 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group

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