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Online video - October 1, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 22:41

Video of the October 1, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting agendas and related documents are here. The meeting included:

- Presentation by the police chief on the town crime situation (Video Part 1, 21:30 in)

- Presentation by the president of the West Orange First Aid Squad on the issue of an administration proposal to competitively contract out emergecy-medical services (EMS) in the town (Video Part 2, start of video)

- Council liaison announcements (Video Part 2, 59:30)

- Public Comment and council response (Video Part 3, start of video)

- Discussion of property tax increases (Video Part 3, 28:45)

- Consideration of the proposal to competitively contract EMS (Video Part 4, 10:00)

- Consideration of  revised law department ordinance (Video Part 4, 28:35), which was subsequently reopened after the first vote to allow for public comment as required by law

- Ordinances on first reading, including an ordinance putting additional responsibilities on landlords, re-establish an Environmental Commission, and provide 2% raises to senior town employees (Video Part 4, 41:45)

- Consideration of a proposed settlement of the legal dispute over the long-running property tax appeal by the City of Orange on the Orange Reservoir (Video Part 4, 47:45)

October 1, 2013, Part 1 of 4

October 1, 2013, Part 2 of 4

October 1, 2013, Part 3 of 4

October 1, 2013, Part 4 of 4

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 October 2013 15:49
 
Online video - September 17, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Friday, 20 September 2013 18:14

Video of the September 17, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting agendas and related documents are here. The meeting included:

- Presentation by the executive director of the Downtown West Orange Alliance (Video Part 1, 10:45 in)

- Presentation on the start of "single-stream" curbside recycling pick-up (Part 1, 23:15 in)

- Public Comment (Part 1, 39:10 in)

- Council response to Public Comment (Part 2, start of the video)

- Consideration of proposal to competitively contract out the town's emergency management services (Part 2, 27:35)

- Consideration of award of prescription-benefits insurance with a $3 million premium, including $97,000 commission to Fairview Insurance (Part 2, 52:20)

- Consideration of award of dental-benefits insurance $395,000 premium , including $13,300 commission to Fairview Insurance (Part 3, start of the video)

- Consideration of employment contract renewal for town attorney and assistant town attorney (Part 3, 9:15 in)

- Consideration of amendment and finalizing of 2013 municipal budget -- although not discussed, the tax rate increases 2.45% (Part 3, 13:30 in)

- Consideration of proposed ordinance changing the council meeting order of business, second and final reading (Part 4, start of the video)

- Consideration of proposed ordinance reducing fees for Open Public Records Act materials, second and final reading (Part 4, 53:15 in)

- Consideration of proposed ordinance to license the "Shop Local" property-tax-credit program, second and final reading (Part 4, 54:55 in)

- Consideration of three proposed ordinances on first reading (Part 4, 1:08:55 in)

September 17, 2013 Part 1 of 4

September 17, 2013 Part 2 of 4

September 17, 2013 Part 3 of 4

September 17, 2013 Part 4 of 4

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 21:11
 
Online video - August 20, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Friday, 23 August 2013 11:27

Video of the August 20, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- Presentation on "active shooter" drill at Liberty Middle School (Video Part 1, 1:30 into the video)
- Public Comment (Part 1, 34:30 in), including discussion of proposed changes to the council meeting ordinance and putting emergency transport out for competitive bidding
- Response to Public Comment (Part 2, beginning), including the mayor discussing crime
- Discussion of the ordinance to shift funds from the proposed concession stand at the high school to jitney bus purchase (Part 2, 39:05)
- Discussion of the Harvard Press redevelopment (Part 2, 43:45)
- Discussion of the municipal energy aggregation program (Part 3, beginning)
- Discussion of proposed ordinances, including changes to council meeting ordinance (Part 3, 26:10)
- Discussion of settlement of violations by the management firm of the town environmental center (Part 3, 31:40 in)
- Discussion of garbage and recycling collection contract (Part 3, 40:25 in)
- Discussion of amending the 2013 budget (Part 3, 58:50 in)
- Discussion of resolution finding a need for housing in favor of the Harvard Press redeveloper (Part 3, 1:12:45 in)

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

August 20, 2013 - Part 1 of 3
August 20, 2013 - Part 2 of 3
August 20, 2013 - Part 3 of 3

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:17
 
Online video - July 16, 2013, Town Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Krakoviak   
Saturday, 20 July 2013 21:42

Video of the July 16, 2013, Town Council meeting is now online (links below). The meeting included:

- Presentation by town tax collector and discussion on third-quarter property-tax bills (Video Part 1, 12 minutes, 15 seconds into the video; also separate excerpt linked below) 
- Announcements (Video Part 1, 43:05 in)
- Public comment (Video Part 2, beginning)
- Council and administration response to public comment (Video Part 3, beginning)
- Introduction of new Planning Board chairman and discussion of the board's resolutions on "Complete Streets" and "Standby Generators" (Video Part 3, 30:25 in)
- Proposed ordinances on first reading (Video Part 3, 50:50 in)

The meeting agendas and related documents are here.

July 16, 2013 - Part 1 of 3
July 16, 2013 - Part 2 of 3
July 16, 2013 - Part 3 of 3
July 16, 2013 - Excerpt: Presentation on third-quarter property-tax bills

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 July 2013 13:45
 
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