Summit Common Council Sets Meeting Dates, Will Reorganize Tuesday

Caren Lissner

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Town Council will hold a swearing in on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a reorganization meeting Tuesday evening. The council also has released its meeting dates for the rest of 2021.

The agenda and packet for the Tuesday meeting are here. Other information about the council and its meetings can be found here.

At Tuesday night's meeting at 7:30, Mayor Nora Radest will give the State of the City Address, and the council will choose a council president from among its members.

Earlier that day, councilwomen Susan Hairston (1st Ward) and Marjorie Fox (2nd Ward) will be sworn in after winning re-election November.

The day's activities:

  • 1 p.m.: The swearing in of two re-elected council members at 1 p.m. in the courtyard of City Hall. Due to State of New Jersey COVID-19 restrictions, only essential staff and the families of the elected officials will be allowed to participate. The swearing-in will be broadcast live on HTTV on Comcast channel 36 and Verizon channel 30, and on the City of Summit YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels.

  • 7:30 p.m.: The Common Council Organization Meeting will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, HTTV on Comcast channel 36 and Verizon channel 30, and on the City of Summit YouTube channel. For more information on Common Council, visit the city website.

The YouTube link is here. The Facebook link is here. See below for Zoom information.

Tentative meeting dates for 2021

The council has approved these other public meeting dates:

  • Jan. 5, Jan. 19

  • Feb. 2, Feb. 17 (Wednesday due to school closures)

  • March. 2, March 16

  • April 6, April 20

  • May 4, May 18

  • June 1, June 15

  • July 6, July 27

  • Sept. 1 (Wed. due to late Labor Day), Sept. 21

  • Oct. 5, Oct. 19

  • Nov. 3 (Wed. due to Nov. 2 election), Nov. 15 (Mon)

  • Nov. 9, Nov. 30 (appointment meetings at 6 p.m. with closed session, mayor, council, and clerk only)

  • Dec. 1 (Wed. change due to appoinment meetings), Dec. 14

Joining the meeting by Zoom

Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8296...
Webinar ID: 829 6713 3906
To join by Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or
+1 929 205 6099 or
+1 301 715 8592 or
+1 346 248 7799 or
+1 669 900 6833 or
+1 253 215 8782


Submitting a comment

Members of the public can join the meeting virtually or send comments/questions in advance of the council meeting, via email or first-class mail. Emails should be sent to the City Clerk, cityclerk@cityofsummit.org. Letters should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk, 512 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901. Deadline: Emails or mailed correspondence must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than Jan. 5 by noon.

Members of the public sending an email or mailing correspondence via first-class mail must include their full name and address within the body of the communication. In addition, the city clerk requests that emails include the date of the council meeting in the subject line to assist in identifying such emails.

Participating during the public portion of the meeting

During public comment portions of the meeting, if you would like to speak, click the "Raise Hand" button. The Council President will recognize you, and your microphone will be un-muted to allow you to speak. Once you have finished speaking your mic will be re-muted. If you are dialing-in by telephone, press *9 on your keypad to “Raise Hand” and press *6 when prompted to speak.

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This article originally appeared on the Summit Patch