After the holiday Monday, Plainfielders who want to keep up with city doings can attend all or any of four meetings this week.
The first one is the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Sept. 8 meeting clashed with a council meeting that required those interested in the proposed outsourcing of the Planning Division to show up at Municipal Court at 6 p.m. The Sept. 8 PMUA agenda had some interesting items, including status of the connection program and one simply titled "transfer station."
The connection program involved checking to see that sewer connection fees for all new construction projects were collected. Some development applications approved years ago are just now being constructed, and the authority collects a connection fee for each unit. The authority was working with the city to make sure all fees were being collected. Certainly that would affect the bottom line, and ratepayers always hope any new revenues will keep their PMUA bills in line.
The September meeting was only the second for new Executive Director Daniel Mejias, and several personnel changes have recently taken place, one being management of the Rock Avenue transfer station. I had wanted to hear more about the transfer station item.
Anyway, Tuesday's PMUA meeting is 6 p.m. at 127 Roosevelt Avenue.
The City Council's regular meeting Tuesday is 8 p.m in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave. The agenda includes a resolution to submit a layoff plan to the state Civil Service Commission. It will affect Planning Director Bill Nierstedt and three other Planning Division staff members.
On Wednesday, the City Council Town Hall Meeting schedule continues with the Second Ward meeting, 7 p.m. at Cook School, 739 Leland Ave. Residents of any ward are welcome to attend and raise their concerns to the governing body.
On Thursday, a Planning Board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library. The agenda has not.yet been posted, but it is one of the most important boards and always worth attending.