Mayor
Michael Giordano Jr.
Mayor Giordano
The Mayor is responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough as well as ensuring the enforcement of the legislation passed by the Council.

How Our Borough Government Works

There are three sections of the government:

    • Mayor and Administration - responsible for the day to day operations of the Borough.
    • Council - responsible for creating resolutions and ordinances.
    • Board of Education - responsible for the administration of education.

Your tax bill is actually split into two sections:  one that goes to the Board of Education and one that goes to the Borough Administration.  Neither one has any control over the other and the funds are not shared or co-mingled or transferred back and forth in any way.

The following is reproduced with permission of the North Plainfield Democratic Club:


Ordinances

The Borough Council action may take either form of an ordinance or a resolution.  Ordinances are municipal legislation, usually of a permanent effect, enacted by the Council.  There is a specified procedure for passing an ordinance.  First, it must be brought up at an Agenda Session, at which time the Council decides whether or not to introduce it at a public meeting.  The formal introduction, also known as a First Reading, requires four votes.  Following introduction, the ordinance is published in the Courier-News with reprints available at the Borough Clerk's office.  Two weeks later, the item is read again, and a public hearing is held for citizens who want to address the Council on the matter in question.  After the hearing the Council votes upon the ordinance, four votes being required for passage.  The ordinance must then be signed by the Mayor, and takes effect 20 days later.


Resolutions

Many official actions of the Borough may be accomplished by a resolution of the Council.  These include approval of the annual municipal budget, contracts, mayoral appointments, and other miscellaneous matters.  Resolutions, except for the annual municipal budget, do not require a public hearing, or a second reading.   Usually, they are read at the public meeting, voted upon, and take effect immediately.


Privilege of the Floor

Per each Council meeting agenda, a privilege of the floor is granted at the beginning of the Council Agenda Conference Meeting, at the end of every Regular Council Meeting, and at the beginning of all public hearings for ordinances and annual municipal budgets.  At these designated times, any person may address the Council through the Council President on matters of concern.  There is a five (5) minute time limit for each speaker and a person may speak only once at each occasion.  Appropriate times for public comment are clearly marked on the meeting agenda.


Executive Session

Occasionally, the Council may find it necessary to interrupt a public meeting to hold an executive session.  Generally, this is done for matters regarding litigation, contracts, and/or personnel.


Agenda Session

Before an action is taken at a public meeting, it is usually discussed by the Council at an Agenda Session.  Agenda Sessions are work sessions open to the public.

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Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Thursday 30 January 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Economic Development Committee Meeting
Saturday 1 February 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Super Hero Lunch
Monday 3 February 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 4 February 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 5 February 2020
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 6 February 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Sunday 9 February 2020
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Super Heros Lunch
3:00PM - 9:00PM
Music at The Mansion
Monday 10 February 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 12 February 2020
All day
Lincoln's Birthday
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 13 February 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
Friday 14 February 2020
All day
Valentine's Day
Saturday 15 February 2020
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Adult Craft: Painted Bottle Vase
Sunday 16 February 2020
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Black History Month Celebration
Monday 17 February 2020
All day
Presidents Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
Tuesday 18 February 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 19 February 2020
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 20 February 2020
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 22 February 2020
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Winterfest!
Monday 24 February 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 25 February 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cooking Class: Instant Pot Beef Stew
Wednesday 26 February 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Friday 28 February 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Special Needs Social Hour
Saturday 29 February 2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Celebrate Black History Month: Concert-From Jazz to Soul
Monday 2 March 2020
All day
Read Across America Day
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Wednesday 4 March 2020
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 5 March 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 7 March 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Sunday 8 March 2020
2:00AM
Daylight Savings Time Starts!
Monday 9 March 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 10 March 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Jam Making Session
Wednesday 11 March 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 17 March 2020
All day
St. Patrick's Day
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 18 March 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 19 March 2020
All day
Spring Begins
Saturday 21 March 2020
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Scent, Style and Culture: Five Iconic Fragrances of the 20th Century
Monday 23 March 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 24 March 2020
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
Wednesday 25 March 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 26 March 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fraud Watch Basics
Saturday 28 March 2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Voices of Courage
Wednesday 1 April 2020
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 April 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 4 April 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Monday 6 April 2020 - Monday 13 April 2020
All day
Schools Closed - Have Fun!
Monday 6 April 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Learn About Hummingbirds
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 7 April 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
How to be a Tarot Detective
Wednesday 8 April 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 9 April 2020
All day
1st day of Passover
Friday 10 April 2020
All day
Good Friday - Borough Hall Closed
Sunday 12 April 2020
All day
Easter
Tuesday 14 April 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 15 April 2020
All day
Tax Day
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday 18 April 2020
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day
3:00PM - 4:00PM
The World Changed, So Did the Music
Monday 20 April 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 21 April 2020
All day
National Library Workers' Day
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 22 April 2020
All day
Administrative Professionals Day
7:00PM
Planning Board

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