Residents who want to get involved in city affairs will have to make a choice tonight, whether to attend the Board of Education work and study meeting at 8 p.m. in the Plainfield High School cafeteria or the City Council's agenda-fixing session at 7:30 p.m. in Municipal Court
The school board meeting agenda is up on the banner though not under "agendas" on the board link. One item for consideration is a rather astounding assortment of possible field trips for the 2016-17 school year, including restaurants, Drumthwacket, the Great Swamp, parks and museums, nursing homes, churches, Newark Liberty International Airport, colleges, a TV station and more. Another item is authorization to apply for more than $4 million in federal "No Child Left Behind" funds.
Click here for the City Council agenda. One interesting item is a presentation by Rev. Paul Dean on "unity in the City of Plainfield."
A discussion of the Plainfield Rescue Squad is scheduled, in addition to a resolution honoring the squad..
The governing body will also review the audit results and a corrective action plan that they will have to sign off on.
It's time for a tax lien sale, which the council will have to authorize. Dan has already pointed out a resolution for more than $400,000 in adjustments to 317 tax accounts due to county tax board adjustments, a rather large hit on revenues.
Since the last council meeting, the city's eighth homicide has taken place. Norman Deen Muhammad's Plainfield Anti-Violence Coalition is holding a press conference at 1:30 p.m. at the site of the fatal shooting, Hillside Avenue and Berckman Street. Members of the group plan to speak in public comment tonight and next Monday as well.