BOROUGH OF HARRINGTON PARK
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Mayor and Council or its agent(s) of the Borough of Harrington Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, for the Borough Hall Complex Walkway and Light Improvements (Bergen County Community Development Block Grant Funded), at the Harrington Park Borough Hall, 85 Harriot Avenue, on Wednesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM Local Prevailing Time. The project will include ADA curb ramp and sidewalk improvements, as well as exterior lighting improvements, at the Borough Hall and the Library in Harrington Park, NJ.
Drawings, specifications and forms of bids, contract and bond for proposed work, prepared by Michael J. Neglia, P.E., P.P., P.L.S., Borough Engineer, will be on file at the office of said Engineer, 34 Park Avenue, Lyndhurst, N. J., on Wednesday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM and may be examined at no expense by prospective bidders during business hours. Bidders, upon request, will be furnished with a copy of the specifications and blueprints by the Engineer upon proper notice and a non-refundable payment cost of $50.00 to cover the cost of reproduction. (Checks made payable to: Neglia Engineering Associates.) Bids must be made on Standard Proposal Forms in the manner designated herein and required by the Specifications, must be enclosed in sealed envelopes, bearing the name and address of bidder and name of project on the outside addressed to Mayor and Council, Borough of Harrington Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, and must be accompanied by a non-collusion affidavit and a certified check or bid bond for not less than ten (10%) percent of the amount bid, provided said check need not be more than $20,000.00, nor shall not be less than $500.00, and a consent of surety from a surety company authorized to transact business in the State of New Jersey in a sum equal to one hundred (100%) percent of the amount bid, and be delivered at the place on or before the hour named above.
The Standard Proposal Form and the non-collusion affidavit are attached to the Specifications, copies of which will be furnished on application to the Engineer.
Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27, regarding Affirmative Action and Executive Order 11246 regarding Equal Opportunity, and with all provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. seq. and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the provisions of which are incorporated herein by reference.
New Jersey Business Registration Requirements: N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23.2 requires all contractors and subcontractors with public contracting agencies to provide proof of registration with the Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue.
The contractor shall provide written notice to its subcontractors of the responsibility to submit proof of business registration to the contractor. The requirement of proof of business registration extends down through all levels (tiers) of the project. Before final payment on the contract is made by the contracting agency, the contractor shall submit an accurate list and the proof of business registration of each subcontractor or supplier used in the fulfillment of the contract, or shall attest that no subcontractors were used.
For the term of the contract, the contractor and each of its affiliates and a subcontractor and each of its affiliates [N.J.S.A. 52:32-44(g) (3)] shall collect and remit to the Director, New Jersey Division of Taxation, the use tax due pursuant to the Sales and Use Tax Act on all sales of tangible personal property delivered into this State, regardless of whether the tangible personal property is intended for a contract with a contracting agency. The Contractor is required to comply with all rules and regulations and orders promulgated by the State Treasurer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27, P.L.1975, c 127., regarding Affirmative Action, Executive Order 11246 regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, and Chapter 33, Laws of 1977 regarding disclosure of Partners & Stockholders, and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the provisions of which are incorporated herein by reference, and with all provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. seq. and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, the provisions of which are incorporated herein by reference. All bidders must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor.
All contracts and subcontracts for construction or purchase of materials are subject to Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968 where to the greatest extent possible, opportunities for training & employment shall be given to lower income residents of the project area, and when possible, contracts shall be awarded to business concerns owned by area residents.
All bids shall be irrevocable, not subject to withdrawal and shall stand available for a period of sixty (60) days. The Borough of Harrington Park reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to waive any informalities in the bidding.
Contractors shall also be advised that this project is being funded by the Bergen County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Federal Prevailing Wage Rates shall prevail in this contract. As such, there are several requirements that the contractor must satisfy in order to be awarded this work. Contractors must be currently registered with the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) database and have a DUNS number. Accordingly, all requirements of the Bergen County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) must be followed by the contractor in the performance of this contract.
"By order of the Mayor and Council, Borough of Harrington Park, Bergen County, New Jersey."
Ann H. Bistritz, RMC
Borough Clerk / Administrator
The Borough of Harrington Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all rules and regulations that pertain accordingly to the advertising
and hiring of such employees.
The Harrington Park Police Department is accepting applications for a full time and substitute crossing guard position(s). Those interested may obtain an application at the Harrington Park Police Department, 49 LaRoche Avenue, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640. For additional information regarding this position you may call the non-emergency phone number for the Police Department at 201-768-2100. The Borough of Harrington Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all rules and regulations that pertain accordingly to the advertising and hiring of such employees.
Ann H. Bistritz RMC CMR CMR
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 103 declaring a state of emergency as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 104, which announced aggressive social distancing measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which included encouraging employees to tele-work if feasible and limiting large social gatherings and in-person meetings such as those conducted by local government entities; and
WHEREAS, local government entities such as the Borough of Harrington Park (the “Borough”) have continued to conduct public meetings and hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic remotely so as to continue the effective administration of government and to enable the general public to continue to participate in government decision making without unduly compromising public health, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, the Division of Local Government Services (“DLGS”) issued remote meeting guidance in March 2020 to provide a list of possible solutions available for local
government entities to host remote meetings in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act,
N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq. (“OPMA”); and
WHEREAS, the Director of the DLGS has promulgated emergency regulations, codified
at N.J.A.C.5:39-1.1 to -1.7, which establish standard protocols for remote public meetings held by local government entities during a Governor-declared emergency, including minimum procedures to be followed to provide reasonable notice and to allow public input; and
WHEREAS, on September 24, 2020, the DLGS issued Local Finance Notice 2020-21, expounding upon the emergency regulations; and
WHEREAS, to allow the Borough to continue to conduct public business, and to allow the public to attend public meetings remotely, consistent with and in compliance with Executive Order 104, the OPMA, and N.J.A.C. 5:39-1.1 to -1.7, the establishes standard protocols for remote public meetings as set forth in this Resolution.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough of Harrington Park that:
• The aforesaid recitals are incorporated herein as though fully set forth at length.
• The following procedures and requirements are hereby adopted for the meetings held remotely:
(a) The Borough’s notice of the meeting shall contain the dial-in conference number and/or web address and all other information (e.g., meeting ID, password) that will be necessary for members of the public to use to access the meeting remotely and to participate. The Borough is presently using “ZOOM” video for its public meetings. Members of the public wishing to comment during the public portion of meetings or during a public hearing may press “*9" for Zoom audio, or click on the appropriate “Zoom” video button to raise their hand. The Clerk will keep members of the public muted, except when they are selected to speak during the public portion of the meeting or during any public hearing. Members of the public may also mute themselves or discontinue their video through the “Zoom” platform.
(c) The Borough will not accept comments through the “chat” feature available on Zoom remote meetings or other platforms.
(d) The agenda for the meeting will be available in the “Official Notices” section of the Borough website prior to the meeting.
(e) If any meeting includes a public hearing, all material that will be considered by the Borough at the public hearing shall be posted on or linked to the homepage of the Borough’s website in a conspicuous location or as otherwise required by law. Written comments, as set forth above, will be accepted for such public hearings. If sworn testimony is to be taken during the public hearing, it shall be broadcast by both video and audio. Written public comments will not be considered where sworn testimony is required.
(f) Immediately after calling the meeting to order, the Clerk, Board or Commission Secretary, or other designated facilitator shall ensure that the dial-in number or other means of conducting the meeting remotely is working. If the dial-in number or other means of conducting the meeting remotely is not working, and cannot be fixed in a reasonable period of time, the meeting shall be adjourned by the chair of the meeting to another time.
(g) The Clerk, or Board or Commission Secretary shall announce at the beginning of the remote public meeting the procedures and requirements for making public comment, along with an explanation of the audio muting function of the electronic communications platform being used.
(h) In the event the meeting is being recorded, the Clerk or Board or Commission Secretary will advise the public at the beginning of the meeting.
(i) If any member of the public is attending remotely, they will be provided an opportunity to provide public comment during a public comment period of a hearing. The Clerk, or Board or Commission Secretary will ask whether any member of the public has a comment. If a member of the public provides an indication as set forth above that they wish to speak, then the Clerk or Secretary shall enable the person to speak. Such person shall set forth their name and address.
(j) If any member of the public is attending remotely and a closed session is called by the Borough as permitted by the OPMA, a separate call-in number or other electronic means of limiting remote participation shall be available so only the Borough and other persons needed for the closed session may participate. The Clerk or Secretary shall clearly state at what point in the agenda the closed session will occur, the reasons for the closed session, the projected length of the closed session, whether formal action will be taken on any matter after the closed session, and that the public will not be able to hear the Borough or provide comment during the closed session. The Borough shall return to the public meeting following closed session to adjourn the meeting or take other action as necessary.
(k) Any member of the public who is attending remotely must participate in the meeting with appropriate decorum. The Borough reserves the right to exclude those members of the public who display conduct or make comments that are disruptive, which includes sustained inappropriate behaviors such as, but not necessarily limited to, shouting, interruption, or the use of profanity. Members of the public engaged in such conduct will receive a warning, and if the conduct continues, the person will be muted, removed from video and/or removed altogether from the meeting.
(l) Members of the public may also be immediately, and without warning, muted, removed from video and/or removed altogether from the meeting for conduct or comments that are harassing, demeaning, threatening and/or offensive to any person’s race, gender, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, and disability (list is representative, not exclusive).
• Any prior ordinance or resolution controlling the decorum of the Borough meetings continue to be in effect unless directly contradictory to the provisions in this Resolution.
• A copy of this Resolution shall be prominently posted under the “Official Notices” section of the Borough’s website and posted outside the Council chambers at Borough Hall, 85 Harriot Ave., Harrington Park, NJ 07640.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor, Borough Administrator, Borough Attorney, Borough Clerk and any other necessary official, officer or employee of the Borough be and they are hereby authorized to execute any and all documents and to take any and all actions necessary to complete and realize the intent and purpose of this Resolution.
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Certified Copy of a Resolution adopted at the October 19, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Harrington Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.