Sunday, February 1, 2015
ABOUT MONDAY'S AGENDA
What a finish, it will go down in the annals of the Super Bowl.
That is more than I can say about the scheduled Agenda Fixing Session Monday night; if it is not postponed by the weather. As I write this at 10pm it is snowing and all predictions indicate that Monday will be bad. Of the choices between 10-12 inches of snow or up to 4 with freezing rain I would take the heavy snowfall.
If it is bad evening time my old aching bones say stay at home.
Much of my comments about the agenda are still valid although I was able to print it out and read some of the backup material.
I have some questions including one about Resolution Q; the submitting of the CDBG funding request. How were and by whom were the seven residents who made up the ad hoc Community Development Review Committee selected? How representative of the community? Did any have any conflict of interests? Why is Union County College’s Urban Garden Initiative (whatever that is?) more important than Plainfield’s Roadway improvement?
Incidentally although the results were not altered, the formula used to create a rank is faulty. The individual rankings were added up and divided by 7(the number of members) but in the case no value was given it was not taken into account and the same divisor used.
I am somewhat confused by proposed Ordinance 2015-07 amending the City Health Code with a new article entitled “Sick Leave for Private Employees”. Is the city mandating all nonpublic (City or Authorities) employers in the city to provide “sick leave pay for any employee who works over 80 hours in the year?
The intent may be worthwhile; but is it economically feasible, or will it accomplish the conclusions stated in Whereas 2? Does the City have the legal right for such an Ordinance, or the enforceable capabilities? Could there be a political motivation for this Ordinance?
I hope the Council will have read it and be sure of the answers has well as the premises which I believe to be faulty in some of their conclusions.