2008 Membership and Meeting Schedules below.
Missions, duties and responsibilities are at the Borough Code website, North Plainfield Revised General Ordinances (N.P.R.G.O.)
Board of Adjustment (Zoning) – Mark C. Tighe (Chair); Michael P. Castro; Basil D’Armiento; Jack Fowler (Vice-Chair); Alejandro Kuga; Gary Lewis; Alfred Zarnowski; John C. Langenbach (alternate # 1); Vacancy (alternate #2).
Meetings – First and third Wednesdays, 7:30, at Vermeule Community Center.
Purpose: NPRGO 22-89.1
Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners: Raymond T. Dodd (Chair); Thomas Allen; Kimberly Carter; Angelo Costello; Evan B. Dickerson (Vice-Chair); Paolo Lorenzi; Dane Merchant; Everett Merrill; Douglas Spontak; James C. Thomas; Vacancy.
Paid Staff: Recreation Director – Christopher Tarver, (appointed February 18, 2008; Recreation Coordinator – Steven Novak; Director – Summer Playgrounds – Robin Stayvas.
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month, except August, 8 p.m., Vermeule Recreation Room.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-6.5.
Economic Development Committee: Florence A. Mannion (Chair); Kenneth Dupuis; Tom Fagan; Leonard W. Lange; Lawrence LaRonde; Sandy R. Marrow; Frank A. Stabile (Vice-Chair); Joseph F. Tevlin; Councilman Douglas M. Singleterry.
Meetings: Second Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m., Vermeule Community Center
Purpose: NPRGO 2-6.9
Environmental Commission: Dr. Harry Allen (Chair); Michael J. Bellew; Mabel “Skip” Hansen; Jean Liss; Mathy Stanislaus; Vacancy
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of every month except November and December, third Wednesday in November and December, 7:30 p.m., Vermeule.
Purpose: NJSA 40:56A-1; NPRGO 2-6.6
Green Brook Flood Control Commission: Councilman Frank Righetti; Francis McCardle; William F. Crosby III (alternate)
Meetings: First Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m., various locations.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-25.8
Historic Preservation Commission: CB Bowman (Chair); Robert Hitchcock (Vice-Chair); Thomas Martynowski; Joan McDaniel; Mark Sharp; Laly Espinoza Kuga (Alternate); Dr. Patricia Pontevien-LeBlanc (Alternate). Attorney for Commission is Deborah J. Bracaglia, Esq., of Bernstein & Associates. Recording Secretery position is vacant.
Meetings: Tuesdays in 2008: Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., at the Vermeule Mansion.
Purpose: NPRGO 22-122.5
Library Advisory Committee: Mayor Janice Allen; Superintendent of Schools Marilyn Birnbaum; Councilwoman Mary Forbes; Florence A. Mannion (Chair); Betty Berzin; Michael P. Castro (Vice-Chair); Constance Hitchcock; Barbara Kreder; Patricia Stabile.
Meetings: Third Tuesdays (Jan. 15, Mar. 18, June 17, Sept. 16, Nov. 18) at 7:15 p.m. at the Conference Room in the NP Memorial Library.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-6.12
Municipal Alliance Committee: Mayor Janice Allen; Chief of Police William G. Parenti; Douglas M. Singleterry (representing Board of Health); Superintendent of Schools Marilyn Birnbaum; Municipal Court Judge Raymond P. DeMarco, Esq.; Eric Fowler (representing Youth Services Commission); Robert A. Mattera (Youth Services Commission alternate); Alejandro Kuga (representing business community); Torian J. Baker (business community alternate); Heather Clowers (representative of labor); Ruth DeBang (public); Alissa Giordano (public); Michele Ixim (public); John C. Langenbach (public); Laurence Van Winkle (public); Melissa Vonderheide (public alternate); Rev. Kenneth Gorman (representing religious community). Vacancy (religious community alternate).
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of every month, except July, and except third Tuesday of December, 7 p.m. Crime Prevention Office, 93 Greenbrook Road.
Purpose: NJSA 26:2BB-9, NPRGO 2-6.14
Municipal Wastewater Management Plan Committee: Mayor Janice Allen; Municipal Engineer Daniel Swayze; Planning Board Member David Hollod; Utility Authority Representative James P. Freeman (Chair)
Meetings: As called.
Purpose: Somerset County Initiative “to review and provide feedback on the required elements of the draft Somerset County Wastewater Management Plan.”
Office of Emergency Management/Local Emergency Planning Council: Brian Martin (Coordinator); Norman Jenkins (Deputy Coordinator); Police Chief William Parenti; Fire Chief William Eaton; Borough Administrator David Hollod (Mayor’s Representative); Robert Hitchcock (Council Member); Municipal Attorney Eric Bernstein; Marilyn Birnbaum (Schools Superintendent); Edward J. Ostroff (Director of Operations for NP School District); Santiago Soto (citizen at-large); Jack Zeller (citizen at-large); David DeRosa (health department representative); Joann Righetti (Health Department representative); John C. Langenbach (media representative?); James Rodino (Public Works representative); Tina Totten; Dr. Harry Allen (hazardous materials representative); Dodie Sherwood (secretary).
Meetings: Wednesdays, 4 p.m., Vermeule Community Center, as follows: Feb. 20, May 14, Sept. 17, Nov. 5.
Purpose: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III (Hazardous Materials)
Parking Authority: Douglas Krisburg (Chair); Edith Giordano; Leonard W. Lange; Nathan A. Rudy; Frank A. Stabile (Vice-Chair); Frank Righetti (Council Liaison); Brett M. Reina, Esq. (Attorney)
Parking Enforcement Officers: Dana S. Biggs; Aisha Nazir; Nigel C. Reid. Auditor: Robert Butvilla.
Meetings: Last Wednesday of every month, except July, August and December, at 7:30 p.m. at Vermeule Community Center. [No meetings were held during 2007].
Purpose: NJSA 40:11A-4, NPRGO 2-26.2
Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority: James P. Freeman (North Plainfield representative); William F. Crosby III (alternate).
Meetings: First Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m., 200 Clay Avenue, Middlesex
Purpose: NJ Sewerage Authorities Law, Ordinance No. 95-04
Planning Board: Mayor Janice Allen; Borough Administrator David Hollod; Councilman Frank Righetti; Tom Fagan (Chair); Maureen Coxwell; Frank L. Kreder (Vice-Chair); Andre Mitchell; Frank A. Stabile; Barbara Kreder; David W. Branan (alternate); Joseph Tevlin (alternate).
Planning Board Staff: Attorney Brian D. Schwartz, Secretary Dawn Gaebel, Assistant Secretary Maryann Thorpey.
Meetings: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at Vermeule Community Center.
Purpose: NPRGO 22-27.2
Property Maintenance Committee: Janet A. Dalley (Chair); David J. Lepak; Barbara Miller; one vacancy among Mayoral appointees (unexpired term of Vincent Talmo); Councilman Michael Giordano (Council appointee); John C. Langenbach (Board of Adjustment appointee); Frank Righetti (Planning Board appointee).
Property Maintenance Official: James F. Rodino
Meetings: First Monday of every month, 7 p.m., at Vermeule Community Center, except first Tuesday in September, as follows: Feb. 4, March 2, April 7, May 5, June 2, Sept. 2, Oct. 6, Nov. 3.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-16.1c2
Rent Stabilization Board: Leonard W. Lange (Chair, landlord); Dori N. Ellis (tenant); Allan B. Igo (homeowner); Robin Stabile (tenant); Bart Thomas (landlord); Mary Ann Climes (homeowner); Fred Tupkielewicz (tenant); two vacancies (both alternates); Jenny Flynn (Council liaison).
Meetings: As needed.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-6.7
Senior Citizen/Community Center Committee: Janet L. Apgar (Chair); Mabel “Skip” Hansen (general public); Rose McConnell (general public); Robert Hitchcock (Council member); Angela Magee (Senior Citizens Club representative); Vacancy (Parks & Recreation Commission representative); Dori N. Ellis (Girl Scouts representative)
Community Center Staff: Joan Long (Coordinator); Ed Apgar (Custodian).
Meetings: 6:45 p.m. at Vermeule Community Center, Jan. 28, Mar. 18, May 19, Sept. 15, Nov. 17.
Purpose: Resolution No. 04-22-96-04: “The Committee will work with Coordinator Joan Long to establish policies and procedures and will evaluate and approve/disapprove each application for use. It will establish its own meeting schedule and meeting will include Joan Long, Ed Apgar and a representative of the Public Works Department (James Rodino).
Sewer Usage Board of Appeals: Borough Administrator David Hollod; Councilwoman Jenny Flynn; Tom Fagan.
Meetings: As needed.
Purpose: NPRGO 13-4.5
Shade Tree Advisory Board: Thalia Saloukas (Chair); Richard Benson; Frank N. D’Amore, Sr.; William E. Rathjen III; Bart Thomas; Robert Hitchcock (Council liaison).
Meetings: Second Monday of ever month, 5 p.m., Vermeule Community Center.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-28.2
Special Events Advisory Committee: Janeann M. Dickerson; Mabel “Skip” Hansen; Everett Merrill; James P. Freeman; Marie Kushnir; Fred Tupkielewicz; Alissa Giordano; Joseph Irovando; Frank “Skip” Stabile; Michael Giordano (Council liaison); Tina Totten (Mayor’s liaison).
Meetings: As needed.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-29.2
Youth Services Commission: Mayor Janice Allen; Superintendent of Schools Marilyn Birnbaum; Police Chief William Parenti; Juvenile Officer Michael Innella; Councilman Douglas Singleterry; Thomas Allen and Edwin Estevez Jr. (School Board representatives appointed by School Board); Alejandro Kuga (Chair); Brenda Allen; Ruth DeBang; Eric Fowler; Michelle Ixim; Naomi Tate; Melissa Vonderheide; Mario Vargas; Joan L. Graham (school community representative, appointed by Mayor); Vacancy (school community representative, appointed by Mayor).
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of every month, except July, and third Tuesday in December, at 7 p.m., in the Crime Prevention Office, 93 Greenbrook Road.
Purpose: NPRGO 2-6.13