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 October 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 24 October 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 1 November 2018
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Wednesday 7 November 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Wednesday 14 November 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board

Community Events
Monday 22 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Tuesday 23 October 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Flu Shot Clinic
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Beginner Spanish Course
Saturday 27 October 2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Pancake Breakfast
Sunday 28 October 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Halloween Parade
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Immigration Forum
Monday 29 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Wednesday 31 October 2018
All day
Halloween!
Saturday 3 November 2018
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Drop Off Your Bagged Leaves
10:00AM - 12:00PM
FREE Rabies Clinic
Sunday 4 November 2018
All day
Daylight Savings Time Ends 2am
Monday 5 November 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Time Mngt Part 1 - Learn With Lynda
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Tuesday 6 November 2018
All day
ELECTION DAY - Borough Hall Open
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Beginner Spanish Course
Saturday 10 November 2018
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Drop Off Your Bagged Leaves
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday 12 November 2018
All day
VETERANS'S DAY - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Time Mngt Part 2 - Learn With Lynda
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Saturday 17 November 2018
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Drop Off Your Bagged Leaves
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Optimist Club Wine Tasting

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