Monday, April 14, 2014

Important Meetings This Week

There are several important meetings this week. here is the lineup:

April 15 - City Council regular meeting, 8 p.m. in Municipal Court.

If the council approves a "payment in lieu of taxes" transfer to a new owner, 96 residents of Liberty Village in the Fourth Ward will receive amenities including electrical and plumbing upgrades, a community room with computer stations and a card-operated laundry room with 8-10 new machines. The PILOT program dates back to 1979 but must be amended. The prospective new owners, Liberty Village Estates Urban Renewal, intends to pay 10 percent of its annual gross shelter rents to the city instead of the current 6.28 percent. The Housing Authority of Plainfield has the right of first refusal to the sale, but HAP Director Randall Wood stated on April 7 that the authority did not have the $9.2 million to buy the property..

April 15 - Special PMUA meeting, 3 p.m. at 127 Roosevelt Ave.

canceled April 16 - "The First 100 Days" - Mayor Mapp and administration report, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Anne Louise Davis Room, Plainfield Public Library

April 17- Planning Board meeting with Muhlenberg application to relocate satellite emergency department, 7 p.m. in Anne Louise Davis Room at Plainfield Public Library.

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The satellite emergency department would be relocated from the closed Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center building to the Kenyon Building at the corner of Park & Randolph.
The property was subdivided in 2007 (Park & Randolph at lower left on this tax map image). Although activists suspect JFK Health System's next move will be a renewed push to place 600 apartments on the largest parcel, that is not part of this application. However, the Planning Board meeting includes a general comment portion for the public to speak on non-agenda items. Here is the Muhlenberg legal notice.

April 17 - Budget deliberations, Public Affairs & Safety (Police and Fire), 7 p.m. in City Hall Library.

The council and its 2014 Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (Michael Horne, Lydia Sumner-Jones, Delois Dameron, Mustapha Muhammad, Jan Massey, Rashid Burney and Richard Stewart) meet to discuss the two  divisions that make up most of the budget.

Good luck to everybody that wants to keep up with these important meetings. 


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