Tuesday, August 16, 2016
BACK TO OZ
Perhaps it was the present heatwave or I might have fallen into that rabbit hole but I left my house last night with the intention of attending a non-controversial Council meeting.
The only potential matter was a to be introduced new resolution regarding the proposed renovations of Cedar Brook Park by the County .
Much to my surprise I was back in OZ at a gathering of a gaggle of fustian ninnies. How else could I explain that I had to agree with Gloria Taylor despite her rambling disconnected thoughts felt that action on this resolution should be postponed until September in order that the Plainfield Council could have time to study it.
Apparently the first knowledge the Council had was on Friday when the agenda was posted. I am sure that none had read or understood its “Whereases” or the impact of the wording “Be It Resolved that the Plainfield City Council wholeheartedly and unequivocally supports the County’s renovation of its existing soccer fields at Cedar Brook Park.
Council President Storch proposed amending the resolution deleting all but the first and last two whereases and deleting unequivocally from the resolution. He would add conditional phrase indicating compliance with the Planning Board’s conditions and the Historic Commissions agreements.
The Amendment was defeated with only Storch and Taylor voting yes.
Rivers then moved that the Resolution be adopted “as is” and it was adopted with only Storch and Taylor voting no.
Although this plan has been on the docket for several years there has been objections especially to the light poles by the neighboring residents. No notice was given in sufficient time for concerned citizens to come and speak.
I agree with Taylor, the County had succeeded in an “end run”.