The following is a brief unofficial recap of many items that occurred or were discussed at the May 21, 2012 BOT Meeting. Official minutes will be posted online at www.southorange.org when they are available or the video can be viewed on-demand at southorange.org/videoViewer.asp
Monday night the Board of Trustees held our annual "Reorganization" Meeting where all committee and liaison appointments are made. This year, was rather simple as all assignments carried forward with no changes from last year. For anyone who ever wants to know the person to contact for a particular issue, the Chairpersons of the Board of Trustees' Standing Committees are:
- Finance and Information Technology - Howard Levison, Chair
- Public Safety - Michael Goldberg, Chair
- Legal and Personnel - Deborah Davis Ford, Chair
- Public Works and Infrastructure - Janine Bauer, Chair
- Planning and Zoning - Mark Rosner, Chair
- Recreation and Cultural Affairs - Nancy Gould, Chair
The full list of all other committee and liaison appointments can be found at http://southorange.no-ip.org/weblink7/DocView.aspx?id=104550
The Board discussed the pending relocation of staff from Village Hall during the upcoming renovation and agreed to make a final determination of the location by June.
The Board discussed the pending litigation NJDEP v Occidental Chemical Corporation et al. which claims that chemical companies on Lister Avenue in Newark polluted the Passaic River and Newark Bay. The chemical companies, in turn, brought into the lawsuit those municipalities [including South Orange] whose treated wastewater is discharged into the Passaic River. By being named in the lawsuit, the municipalities would have to share in the cost of the investigation into the pollution and cleanup of the river should NJDEP win its lawsuit.
More details can be found in the article written by the Alternative Press.