Mayor
Lawrence La Ronde
(908)769-2902
llaronde@npmail.org
Mayor Lawrence La Ronde


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)
Wednesday January 19 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday January 24 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday January 25 2022
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance - Youth Svcs Meeting
Wednesday January 26 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday January 30 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Wednesday February 2 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday February 3 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Saturday February 5 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
Wednesday February 9 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Friday February 11 2022
All day
Lincoln's Birthday
Monday February 14 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday February 15 2022
7:30PM
Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
Wednesday February 16 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday February 21 2022
All day
Presidents' Day
Tuesday February 22 2022
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday February 23 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday February 27 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday February 28 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday March 2 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday March 3 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Saturday March 5 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
Wednesday March 9 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday March 14 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday March 15 2022
7:30PM
Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday March 16 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday March 19 2022
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Tuesday March 22 2022
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance - Youth Svcs Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday March 23 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday March 26 2022
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday March 27 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday March 28 2022
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Saturday April 2 2022
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt - Rain Date
Wednesday April 6 2022
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday April 7 2022
6:00PM
Architectural Review Design Board
Monday April 11 2022
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday April 13 2022
7:00PM
Planning Board
Friday April 15 2022
All day
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