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Resolution to Support Fair Trade Town Efforts on Tuesday Night's Agenda

This week's council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

About a year after the Go Green Galloway Taskforce for Sustainability began its effort to make Galloway Township a , the proposal goes before council Tuesday night, Sept. 11.

Fair Trade promotes integrated farm management systems and limits the use of harmful argochemicals that present dangers to the farmer's health.

Generally, people in what are considered third world countries produce a product overseas and send it to America, where it is sold for a reasonable price and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the product goes to the product’s creator.

Fair Trade products can be more expensive than their mainstream counterparts. Anything can be a Fair Trade product, but stores that sell Fair Trade products still have the choice to sell other products. Being designated a Fair Trade town doesn’t mean everything sold in the town has to come as a result of Fair Trade.

The resolution goes before council Tuesday night. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. to allow council members and members of the public who attend the meeting to attend the 9/11 ceremony at Patriot Lake Park beginning at 7 p.m.

Below is the agenda for Tuesday's meeting, in full, as listed on the township's website:

TOWNSHIP OF GALLOWAY COUNCIL AGENDA

September 11, 2012, 5:30pm
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
2. Open Public Meeting Announcement
On January 4, 2012, notice of the meeting was mailed to the Mainland Journal, the Press & the Current & duly posted in Council Chambers
3. Moment of Silence
4. Flag Salute
5. Approval of Minutes
A. Regular Meeting July 24, 2012
B. Regular Meeting August 14, 2012
C. Closed Session as to Content July 24, 2012
D. Closed Session as to Content August 14, 2012
6. Proclamation
None
7. Presentation
A. Multiple Sclerosis City to Shore/ Lloyd D. Humphrey
B. Go Green Galloway Committee/Fair Trade Town
8. Council Committee Reports
9. Ordinances for Introduction (First Reading)
1851-12 Amend Ord 838-86 Admin Code Art XI Recreation Dept Sections 5-39 thru 5-44
10. Ordinances for Public Hearing (Second Reading)
1850-12 Amend Ord 1577-04 Section 319-15 Parking Prohibition During Certain Times/Reeds Court
11. Resolutions
223-12 Payment of Bills
224-12 Authorize Council to go into Closed Session
Consent Agenda
Consent Agenda includes items of business which are not controversial & do not require individual discussion. A Motion approving the Consent Agenda is moved, seconded & voted upon as one item by the Township Council. If any discussion is requested on a Consent Agenda item, it is removed from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.
Resolutions
216-12 Support Buy Local/Buy Fair and Approve GT for Consideration as a Fair Trade Town
225-12 Authorizing Approval to accept a grant for the Atlantic County Dept of Public Safety
226-12 Authorizing a Change Order #1 to decrease the contract for the Galloway Senior Center
227-12 Amend Adopted Budget (Chapter 159) for Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign
228-12 Bill Properties for Bulky Waste Removal
229-12 Refund Taxes due to Overpayments
230-12 Accept Funds from Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
231-12 Request Approval of Items of Revenue & Appropriations
232-12 Release Maintenance Guarantee for Coolidge Ave Ext
233-12 Release Performance Guarantee for 6 W Jimmie Leeds Rd
234-12 Appoint Special Counsel to handle Personnel Litigation
12. Public Hearing and Discussion
A. Application for Raffles License/Knights of Columbus
B. Application for Special Permit for Social Affair/Knights of Columbus/Villa Marie Council #6342
C. Application for Raffles License/Assumption Church
D. Application for On-Premises 50/50 Raffle/Richard Stockton College of NJ Foundation
E. Application for On-Premises Merchandise Raffle/ Richard Stockton College of NJ Foundation
F. Application for Raffle License/GT Elks Lodge #2845
13. Motion
NJ State Firemen’s Association Membership Application/Grottola
14. Manager’s Report
15. Council Comments
16. Public Comment
The Galloway Township Council welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals during regular, as well as, special meetings. However, in order for the Council to conduct the business of the Township
in the most productive manner possible, public comment on specific agenda items, questions comments at the end
of regular meetings or during special meetings will be limited to five (5) minutes per person. If you wish to address the Council, please step up to the microphone at the appropriate time, and state your name.
17. Closed Session
18. Return to Open Session
19. Adjournment
Ordinances & Resolutions STATEMENTS
1851-12 Amend Ord 838-86 Admin Code Art XI Recreation Dept Sections 5-39 thru 5-44
This Ordinance amends Ord 838-86 Admin Code Art XI Recreation Dept Sections 5-39 thru 5-44.
216-12 Support Buy Local/Buy Fair and Approve GT for Consideration as a Fair Trade Town
This Resolution is the final step needed to apply for Fair Trade Designation for Galloway.
225-12 Authorizing Approval to accept a grant from the Atlantic County Dept of Public Safety
This Resolution authorizes the approval to accept a grant from the Atlantic County Dept. of Public
Safety for a Distracted Driving Campaign.
226-12 Authorizing a Change Order # 1 to Decrease the Contract for the Galloway Senior Center
This Resolution authorizes a change order #1 to decrease the contract for the Galloway Senior Center
Rehabilitation Project to MJJ Construction, LLC in the amount of $491.00.
227-12 Amend Adopted Budget (Chapter 159) for the Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign
This Resolution amends the adopted budget for insertion of special item of revenue & appropriation for a grant in the amount of $2,000.00.
228-12 Bill Properties for Bulky Waste Removal
This Resolution authorizes the billing of properties for bulk waste removal removed by the Twp for non compliance with Twp standard.
229-12 Refund Taxes due to Overpayments
This Resolution refunds overpayment of taxes.
230-12 Accept Funds from Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
This Resolution accepts funds awarded from Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance (JAG) Program local
solicitation to purchase equipment as indicated in the initial grant in the amt of $10,596.
231-12 Request Approval of Items of Revenue & Appropriations
This Resolution amends adopted Budget (Chapter 159) for insertion of special item of revenue & appropriation for the Justice Assistance Grant.
232-12 Release Maintenance Guarantee for Coolidge Ave Ext
This Resolution releases the Maint Guarantee to Doris Spiegel-Conti, Sirod in the amt of $25,337.96, as recommended by Dixon Associates, who performed the final inspection.
233-12 Release Performance Guarantee for 6 W Jimmie Leeds Rd
This Resolution releases the Perf Guarantee to Clayton’s Self Storage in the amt of $110,324.10 with conditions, as recommended by Polistina Associates, who performed an inspection.
234-12 Appoint Special Counsel to handle Personnel Litigation
This Resolution appoints Kimberly A. Procopio, Esq to handle personnel litigation.

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