Mount Olive Township Council Minutes
April 24, 2001

The Special Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:30pm by Council President Rattner with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate Notice of this Meeting has been given to the Mt. Olive Chronicle and the Morristown Daily Record. Notice has been posted at in the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mt. Olive, New Jersey, and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

ROLL CALL: Present: Mr. Heymann, Mr.Guenther, Mr. Sohl,

Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Scapicchio,

President Rattner.

Absent: Mr. Spino

President Rattner: Mr. Spino called and asked to be excused tonight. I would also like to acknowledge the attendance of our Projects Coordinator, Bob Casey, and Township Clerk, Lisa Lashway. We have a Public Meeting just to address three items that are basically carry-overs from past Public Meetings that we want to address tonight. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes, and then we’ll go into our work session to discuss the situation with the School Budget going down with the Referendum last week. And, I’ll introduce the School Board Members who are in attendance at that time. All right, Mr. Casey, any Administrative Matters?

Mr. Casey: No, sir. I am prepared to comment on each of the Resolutions before you to give you some background, etc. and we’ll go from that point.

President Rattner: Okay. Mr. Casey, why don’t you explain—and then we can take questions and then we’ll open it up to the Public—then we’ll act on the three Resolutions.

Mr. Casey: The first Resolution is the removal of soil from three spots from Turkeybrook that were determined to have residual components of certain chemicals relating to the farming operation. We had prepared, and had approved by DEP a Soil Remediation Plan. If you remember, we removed some of the soils earlier last year, and this completes the site. With the work, the site will be totally free and meet DEP Standards relative to Residential Site Standards for use. So, we recommend to you that we authorize that Contract. We want that work done prior to the grating work, which we’re hoping to start in the middle of May.

President Rattner: Mr. Casey, a question came up at our last Public Meeting—was this additional remedial work being done because of the change in the Master Plan after negotiating with the Green Acres and the DEP, or is this just an existing plan that needs a little bit more work.

Mr. Casey: These three sites under the prior Master Plan for the park, which was done by Kinsey Associates—these three sites were under “parking lots” at that point in time. With the new plan, that area is no longer within a parking lot. In addition, since we are now regrading the entire site—we felt we had to remove all of it, so we didn’t want to have any of the soil anywhere on site co-mingled with other soil which could cause DEP to take further restrictive actions. So, this final phase of work cleans the entire site.

President Rattner: Okay—but this is—the parking lot we’re going to cap, some of that was the remedial action, so we’re not doing that—

Mr. Casey: We were going to cap it originally, that’s correct—and we weren’t going to change the grade as much as we are now.

President Rattner: Right. Then the last question comes up—have we actually got sign-off from the State Agencies accepting the plan as we’ve negotiated with them—and that’s really what it was—we had to negotiate on how much development of the park.

Mr. Casey: As far as the soil remediation plan, we have approval dated March 8. So, the work that’s being done here was approved by DEP on March 8. We do have the sign-off.

President Rattner: Okay.

Mr. Casey: Do you want to vote on these one at a time or do you want me to continue?

President Rattner: Well, we’re going to do them all together, so you might as well continue.

Mr. Casey: All right. The second item is for the purchase of a truck mounted vacuum street sweeper with a broom assist. An Elgin, very similar to what we have now. You’ll notice we only have a single bid on this. I have with me Tim Quinn, the Foreman in the Road Division. What has occurred is, we basically brought in three vehicles that perform this work. Tim devised a test, which he’d be happy to explain to you. We ran all three vehicles through this test and the specifications were based upon the vehicle which the Road Division felt was the most suitable, and picked up the most quantity of material in a reasonable manner. Based upon that specification we bid it, and we got one bid in, so, in reality, the specs were based upon the vehicle we wanted, and that was the vehicle that bid it. I’d be happy to have Tim explain what he did. He actually set up a test site—put debris on the road, ran the vehicles over it, and monitored A) Noise, and B) the amount of the pick up.

President Rattner: Okay. Tim, since you came, do you want to give us a three minute summary.

Mr. Quinn: Sure. You want it that long? What we did, we set up an area. We used different materials on the roadway that we tested—storm washout type materials, which is a gravel-type material. And also the type of materials that we use for sanding. We found that the Elgin picked up materials far superior than the other two sweepers that we did check out. Also, the Elgin, the noise level for the residents in the community was much lower than the other two. Everything we checked out was far superior than the other two.

Mr. Casey: The Elgin that we’re recommending to you is the predominant piece of equipment out there. We have a list of vendors, we contacted other municipalities. I would say, it’s three to one. The number of communities which have the Elgin versus the Johnson—even though the Johnson is less expensive, the Elgin has proven to be the workhorse of the industry. Just for your information, the one we have now is 14 years old. So, they do last.

President Rattner: What is the price differential?

Mr. Casey: We believe that the Johnson probably was, about 12%-15% less. Their discussions with us when they’re here, they say, “Well, this is our ballpark, this is their ballpark.” Their ballparks were about 12% - 15% different.

President Rattner: If the majority of the machines are out there—there are probably more than one vendor selling them how come we only got one bid.

Mr. Casey: There is only one vendor that sells Elgin in New Jersey. He’s got the franchise in New Jersey.

President Rattner: He doesn’t have a State Contract?

Mr. Casey: No. Not on a power sweep—there is a State Contract, it’s a three-wheels, not a power sweep-it’s a three wheeled broom.

Mr. Quinn: We also checked into at least a dozen other municipalities throughout the State of New Jersey with different types of sweepers they have and, 90% of them recommended the Elgin even the municipalities with the Johnson. The Elgin is much easier to service, and they just said it was far better than the Johnson. I’ve heard a lot of problems with the Johnson with electrical systems, things such as that.

President Rattner: Just out of curiosity, how much money do we have in the Budget?

Mr. Casey: There’s enough. This is what we budgeted exactly—

President Rattner: Simply amazing, huh?

Mr. Casey: The third Bid relates to additional work for the ITC Road South. This is pre-cast manholes, storm inlets, etc. These specifications were mailed to three pre-cast firms that service our area. Only one responded. We’ve talked to the other two in the past, and the reality is, they are so backed up and busy with work right now that they just passed on the opportunity to Bid it. So, this is work pursuant to that State EDA Grant for the Head-walls and everything else that’s being done on the road.

President Rattner: This is no cost to Mt. Olive.

Mr. Casey: This is State Funds passed through.

President Rattner: This is doing the bidding.

Mr. Casey: Correct, we’re doing all of the Bidding. And, for your information, there’s one more major bid that will be received next Monday, we’ll report on next Tuesday night for that Road Program, which is a Wetlands Restoration Bid, which is a large ticket item which we’ll report on next week to you, and we’re basically through the Bidding processes.

President Rattner: Okay, thank you. Mr. Sohl, will you move the Resolutions?

1. A Resolution Awarding Contracts for Soil Remediation at Turkey Brook Park.

2. A Resolution to Award a Contract for the Purchase of One Truck Mounted Vacuum Street Sweeper with Broom Assist.

3. A Resolution to Award Contract s for the Purchase of Various Concrete Headwall Structures and Concrete Stormwater Structures for the ITC South Connector Road.

Mr. Sohl moved for approval of the Consent Resolutions and Mr. Heymann seconded the Motion.

President Rattner: Okay, I now open the meeting to the Public. Is there anyone who would like to address the Consent Resolutions?

Mr. Bonte: Steve, I’m not sure that your question was answered. I think the question that you asked was regarding this Soil Remediation Contract, if the State Green Acres people had signed off on all the approvals regarding the new design at Turkeybrook Park—not just has the DEP signed off on this remediation. Was I correct in what I heard?

President Rattner: That’s the question I asked. But I think what Mr. Casey answered was that, we’re doing a complete remediation now. We’re cleaning up the spots that weren’t because now they’re uncovered and we did get to sign off on the DEP. Now the whole site is cleaned up. We don’t have any more of these issues where we have hot spots that are covered by asphalt?

Mr. Casey: If we did not remove the contaminated sites, then the Offices of Green Acres would become involved in the development of the park. But the moment we get these cleaned up, approved by Site Remediation Section of DEP, the Green Acres is no longer concerned about soil contamination on site. So, this portion of DEP operates independent of Green Acres, but Green Acres looks to them in order to advise them as to whether there are any hazardous chemicals on site. So the Site Remediation Section is the one that controls this type of work, and they have signed off on it. If they hadn’t, you would have problems with Green Acres.

President Rattner: I guess what it is—if there’s any more changes, we don’t have any more hot spots that are covered by asphalt that we may have to come back a third time.

Mr. Casey: We have removed all of the hot spots identified in your original ’97 testing.

President Rattner: Okay, so now we’ve done a complete clean-up rather than just cover it over.

Mr. Casey: That’s correct, the entire site is now cleaned.

Mr. Bonte: Correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve heard that the reason we had to make changes to the park design at the request of Green Acres because of the amount of development that we’re doing there. And that necessitated this. Is that correct?

President Rattner: That was my opinion—and Mr. Casey wasn’t here at our last Public Meeting and why we held it off is because we couldn’t get the questions answered.

Mr. Casey: The requirement for this is not relating to the current discussion in Green Acres over the site development. It’s relating to the change in the original Master Plan that was prepared by Kinsey, versus the new Master Plan that has been prepared by Olympvs. In the original Master Plan prepared by Kinsey, there were certain areas which were going to be paved over—which are not being paved over under the new Master Plan. So, this is a result of the fact that we changed the Master Plan for the Park—apart from any Green Acres consideration.

Mr. Bonte: Okay. So am I correct in assuming from what Mr. Casey has told me that any of the changes that Green Acres may have, and their negotiations with the Township regarding the Park will not raise any more soil contamination issues. Is that correct?

Mr. Casey: That’s correct.

Mr. Bonte: Okay. A couple of questions on the street cleaner. First of all, this thing will pick things up on the street? I mean, a lot of times these things go through and the street looks worse after it’s gone through than it did before. But, my other question—did we make any attempts to go out of State for Bidding on this?

Mr. Casey: We notified the supplier of the three primary vehicles which do this work—Johnson, Bear, and the Elgin. These three vendors—three different companies hold the franchise in New Jersey for this equipment. If you go out of State, a Pennsylvania person couldn’t Bid against a New Jersey Firm because that’s part of Elgin’s distribution network.

Mr. Bonte: Is that true, Mr. Dorsey? We couldn’t, as a Municipality, go out on the Internet and seek Bids from anybody in the Country on this item?

Mr. Dorsey: I didn’t say that, and that’s not what Mr. Casey said.

Mr. Bonte: Okay, well, I guess that’s what I’m asking though. Could we seek Bids?

Mr. Dorsey: Did we put an advertisement in the Star Ledger?

Mr. Casey: They were advertised in The Star Ledger, The Daily Record. What I’m saying is that in the industry, they have territories. And that’s the reality.

Mr. Bonte: But that doesn’t preclude us from buying out of State?

Mr. Casey: It doesn’t preclude us, but, it doesn’t assume you’re going to get a Bid, is what I’m saying.

Mr. Bonte: Okay. About two years ago, we went through this, and it was resolved by the Council that on purchases of over a certain dollar amount, we would make every attempt—and this came out of computer purchases a number of years ago—we were going to make every attempt we could to bid nationally on these big items to see if we could get the best possible price. I have some concern that—first of all we narrow this down to one specific brand rather than put out a performance spec on the street that bidders would then have to bring their equipment in to show us. But, then we find ourselves in a position of having only one vendor we can go to.

Mr. Guenther: But usually in a franchise, if somebody from out of the area would try and sell there, they stand a chance of losing the franchise in their territory if they’re going to compete. That’s the whole idea of the franchises. It’s not that we can’t buy, but that particular supplier has a franchise system that they won’t circumvent. That’s the business world, Rich. That’s the way franchises work

Mr. Dorsey: That doesn’t have anything to do with us. We don’t control that. We do control the extent to which we advertise. I remember two years ago—and I thought the statement was we would advertise in the Star Ledger on a purchase of any size so that at least it went throughout the State. At that time, the only place we were advertising for certain purchases were in the Daily Record, a local newspaper, and maybe a Trade Journal.

Mr. Bonte: Well, yes, I remember those discussions and I think we did say at that time we would put these Bids into national-type publications where municipalities look for equipment. And I know there are publications like that. I just find it hard to believe that we narrowed this down to a particular brand machine, and then we find ourselves in a position of only one vendor bidding on this. So, I was just curious if, and why we didn’t go out nationally on this item.

President Rattner: I’ll take that up with the Administrator. I believe that there was—on certain bids you could go to Bid-Net or something to that effect where it went national. And we’ll see why we’re not doing it—whether it really didn’t pay off, maybe we never got a response.

Mr. Bonte: Okay.

President Rattner: Okay. Is there anyone else from the Public who would like to address these Resolutions? Seeing none, I close the meeting to the Public. Council comments? None? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

PUBLIC PORTION

President Rattner: I now open the meeting to the Public. Is there anyone who would like to address the Council on any issue? Seeing none, I close the meeting to the Public.


COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Guenther: Regarding the situation with the Trade Zone—A.I.G. Baker specifically. I was a little bit—I choose my words carefully—“put out” should I say, to read about this in the paper.

President Rattner: Which situation? Because there’s a few of them.

Mr. Guenther: Well, we all know the situation—where they had a Stop Work Order issued by Joe Dunn of the Morris County Soil Conservation District and it happened several days before it was even published in the paper. The reason I bring it up is, I think something of import like this, where we as Council Members might get approached by members of the Public about it, I think there’s got to be some kind of information system between Administration and Council Members to let us know when something of this magnitude happens in Town.

President Rattner: I agree. I’ve talked to the Administrator on it, I’ve also talked to Gene Buczynski, and on any major issue—or situation—because a lot of times it will take Council action, he will give me a call. And that’s why, last week when the Stop Work Order was lifted, that I immediately contacted the Clerk who put a message in everybody’s mailbox so at least, if you came and picked up your mail, and hopefully on that we’ll get the information directly, and we’ll get the information from Administration.

Mr. Heymann: That was the County. To be quite frank, I don’t really consider that to be such a crisis to whether or not there was a Stop Work Order, or it’s soil erosion. Don’t wake me at night on that one, is what I want to say. I don’t find that to be overly important.

Mr. Guenther: That brings up an additional issue. Why was it—and—what I’ve been told—and I don’t know if I’ve been told the whole story—but, supposedly, the original red flag was thrown up by Gene Buczynski, and he brought the County into it. Why weren’t there procedures? How were these people permitted to do all this construction, and permit the run-off without constructing the seven basins that they have to construct? Somebody was not watching it.

Mr. Casey: Being involved in that project, let me respond to that slightly. There was a series of meetings between the Township, Soil Conservation District, AIG Baker, Vollers Construction relative to the progress of this work, or the lack thereof. Mr. Dunn had, on several occasions advised AIG Baker he wanted “This done, this done, this done.” And Vollers had assurances that it was going to be done. It was only after they failed to do that that he turned around and threw a major Stop Work Order on it. So this is not something which occurred over night. This is something which evolved over at least six weeks as they progressed—as they came out of winter and they kept on working on a project, and they started having soil problems. So, there was an issue, there was a series of issues. Gene Buczynski and the Inspector we have on site were in all those meetings. Soil Conservation was very pro-active in terms of what they wanted done, and it’s when the promises that were made were not complied with that they finally came in and said, “That’s it. We stop all work.” And shut the job down. So, it wasn’t something which happened over night. This has been an ongoing construction management problem with the whole ITC Road South project.

Mr. Guenther: What I’d also like to emphasize. I think it’s been well publicized that they have a very rigid completion schedule on this—meaning they have to get the first pad delivered before Christmas. I would like to urge everybody that’s involved with this to be very vigilante of any other possible transgressions they have. I understand they’ve also worked on weekends without permission and I guess that’s come to a halt. Right, Dave?

Mr. Scapicchio: I don’t know—we’re going to talk about it.

Mr. Casey: That will be on your Agenda for next week.

President Rattner: So they can make an application. And I’m sure the police are going to be ready, that if they see any movement on Sunday, they’re going to shut them down immediately.

Mr. Scapicchio: Does that mean this Sunday?

President Rattner: This Sunday.

Mr. Scapicchio: Okay.

President Rattner: Mr. Sohl?

Mr. Sohl: Yes, three quick things. One, I’m going to Second Bernie’s request, and let’s put it on a positive spin. When something of that scope—and it is a pretty significant scope happens, I think we’re owed a phone call. I think the Clerk’s Office is owed a note—whether it’s from Dolan’s Office, or whoever, that gets involved with that stuff—so we have some degree of understanding or knowledge of what’s going on. We get questions from the Public, we get questions from the Press. Ultimately, we ought to know—and we ought to know when it happens within a reasonable amount of time. I don’t want to be woken up at 2:00am either—

Mr. Heymann: There you go.

Mr. Sohl: I’m not looking for that. But we all have pretty extensive communications abilities here, and let’s use them and keep ourselves properly informed. Secondly, I do want to thank all the people that helped out on Earth Day. There was a lot of work put out there, a lot of road side clean up. Just another case where people are willing to put time and effort, and take time out of their day which could have been utilized for other purposes to help the community, and make it that much better. Lastly, I know we’re going to schedule discussion of this AIG Baker working whatever. I would simply preface my thoughts when we get to that point with, I don’t care what kind of aggressive schedule somebody else has. Somebody else’s aggressive schedule, or somebody else’s planning problems are not my problems just because they have made commitments. So, with that in mind, I think the Public is in general, owed at least one day of peace and quiet. I’m also a little bit “confused” I’ll use that word as to a statement in the AIG letter that I saw that indicated, they appreciated the ability—somebody gave them some kind of approvals before, and I don’t know who that was. It was conveniently left out of that letter.

President Rattner: They said—you try working, you’re working at your risk, and if—you’re going to get closed down—

Mr. Sohl: If that’s it, that’s not getting approval, than that’s a miscommunication on their part, and that’s less than honest—

President Rattner: In fact, when that came in, the Clerk sent it right back out to them, exactly what we expected of them, and when we’re scheduling it.

Mr. Sohl: Well, I’m glad to hear that that’s the explanation.

Mr. Dorsey: Why don’t you have Buczynski file—Buczynski is the Municipal Official, as the Township Engineer who is really in charge from the Township’s standpoint. Why don’t you have him file a report every week as to the status, what’s been accomplished, and what the issues are.

Mr. Sohl: I’d love to see that.

President Rattner: But that’s an Administrative function. We’ll ask the Administration. Bob, could you bring that back and give that to Sandy?

Mr. Casey: This is a monster project. I’d love to spend some time talking to you in terms of this whole issue. What do you want? I spent three hours today on this one subject. What do you want?

President Rattner: I think what the Council wants is on a weekly basis, what changed, what happened. They’re moving, they’re having a problem—just something so at least we can keep aware, and if there are questions—when you think it’s time to have a workshop session where you could explain that in more detail, that would be fine too. But we don’t want that every week. It’s the Administration with the Professionals to manage the project. We just don’t want to be surprised with it. Anybody else have any Comments?

Mrs. Kelly: I do. This Sunday there were some motorized bikes and quads at the parks and I called the Police and they did go up and talk to them. But we still don’t have any kinds of signs or anything to notify the Public that these motorized vehicles are not allowed at Turkeybrook Park. I believe I brought this up at a last Town Council Meeting, and I asked Administration what they were going to do about it. Obviously, there aren’t any signs up because people are still unaware that they’re prohibited.

President Rattner: Bob, could you bring that back to Sandy.

Mr. Casey: Yes.

President Rattner: Okay, Mr. Scapicchio?

Mr. Scapicchio: I have nothing.

President Rattner: And I have nothing. So, we’ll move the discussion right along to the School Budget. Mr. Casey, if you want to leave.

Mrs. Kelly: Mr. Rattner, since I’m an employee of the School Board, I would like to step down from any discussion on the School Budget, because I will not vote on it.

President Rattner: You got an early night, too.

Mrs. Kelly: I’m going home, too. Thank you.

President Rattner: Good night. Okay, first thing I want to do is introduce the new Board President, Mr. Mania. Rob, why don’t you come up and introduce the members of the Board who came tonight.

Mr. Mania: I do have members of the Board of Education here tonight. Mr. Strillocci, Mr. Bott, Mr. Amianda, Mr. Abbott. I would also like to introduce two former Board Members here—I think it’s appropriate that I introduce them. Mr. Nick Geiger, and Mr. Bob Mehr—oh, and Hank Titone is here—I didn’t see him come in. First, let me start out by thanking—if I can have the opportunity to have two minutes of your time. Thank you for scheduling this meeting so promptly to start this process. The Board is thankful for that. Last night I appointed a Subcommittee which, Bruce Bott is the Chair, Mr. Strillocci, and myself, Dr. Mongon, Superintendent; and Sue Decker, the Business Administrator. That’s the Subcommittee that was available to meet with you, get you documents, whatever you need We’re very respectful of this process. We’re respectful of your position in this process, and we’re available to meet with you and to help assist you in any way, shape or form that we can. So, I just wanted to add that before you start your discussion.

President Rattner: Thank you, Rob. Did you want to say something, Mr. Heymann?

Mr. Heymann: Yes. I see John Dorsey got food. I haven’t eaten dinner—so—

President Rattner: Okay, I’m going to be—(INAUDIBLE)—stop rustling the wrapper. Stop.

Mr. Heymann: I’m paying attention.

President Rattner: Okay. We’re going to set up a Committee. And, we understand this puts also the Council in a very difficult. Situation. We understand that the Board of Education has worked on their Budget—worked on it continuously during the year, come up with a proposal, go out to Referendum, and this time it was turned down by the Public. Now, it is up to the Council to come up with a recommendation and make a decision on the Budget, and we get approximately three weeks to do that. And it’s going to be a difficult task just going through the numbers and trying to quickly get an understanding. One of the things—and I’ve talked this over with some of the members that are going to be on the Subcommittee that I don’t want to get into, is getting into the classroom. We know there are certain areas that we don’t want to try to make a decision on the actual instruction about the class size. We understand that the class size had been increasing. We know that there have been no new teachers that have been added, and we have a growing population, so that cuts out a good portion of the Budget I think they’re going to be spending their time on. However, that’s going to be the responsibility of the Chairman of the Subcommittee working with the Board Subcommittee looking at where they think the different areas that may be relevant to look at. From the Council, Dave Scapicchio is going to be the Chair; Earl Spino, who is a former teacher and a retiree, so he has the time; Ron Heymann, who has one person in the school system—I should mention, the Chairman of the Subcommittee has four daughters in this school system, who are all doing very well, and high potential, and so, I’m sure that they have the best interest for the education of our children. And that is really what the bottom line is. We have to see—we have to make sure it’s what we can afford, we have to satisfy the Public, but we understand education is the bottom line. From the Public to assist us in the Budget, is former Board of Education Members, Hank Titone, who also helped this Council five years ago, and Nick Geiger. That rounds out so we have an even number of five that the School Board has also appointed—and I’ve gone one further and asked Scott Ireland to be an Alternate, because we know everybody is busy, to make sure we always have a full contingent and enough people to separate the duties or the reviews of what we’re doing because we understand it’s going to be a very big task. Now I’ll ask Mr. Scapicchio as Chair, do you have any comments?

Mr. Scapicchio: Just briefly. The Clerk had forwarded over to me some guidelines provided to her from the New Jersey Department of Education. There are some specific guidelines as to what this Governing Body needs to do. Our decision needs to be specific, and it needs to be in the form of a Resolution, and that Resolution needs to be delivered to the Board of Education and the County Superintendent by Monday, May 21. We’ll be utilizing the services of our Auditor, Mr. Gary Higgins to help us out in this task. He’s on vacation, returning Thursday. Thursday, I will speak with Mr. Higgins, we’ll come up with a game plan, and I’ll contact the members of the Council Committee, and that will begin the process. And, in the mean time, I will request that the Clerk make a copy of this document from the State of New Jersey Department of Education available to all the members on the Committee—I’m sure the Board of Education is probably aware of this document and probably doesn’t need it copied from us. And just make sure we have the names and phone numbers of all the people on the Committee, and I’ll be contacting them after Thursday.

Mrs. Lashway: Okay.

President Rattner: Any other members of the Council have any comments? None. Okay, Mr. Mania, do you have any other comments, or anyone from your Board like to say something?

Mr. Mania: No. I believe we’re just ready to move forward and assist you and work with you in any way we can.

President Rattner: Okay.

Mr. Strillocci: Dave—what I would like to suggest—I’ve been through this as you have before—those three weeks go very quickly, and this is not going to be done in one meeting because there’s volumes of information that we have to go over. I certainly would suggest that somewhere towards the end of next week, we do have our first meeting. And probably we will need a meeting a week to go back and forth with information you may have requested of us and information we may request of you. It will be time consuming. So, I would certainly recommend that if you are available, we start this process next week some time.

Mr. Scapicchio: We will. Thank you.

Mr. Geiger: If it would be possible, I thought we could have a copy of the Budget before our meeting it may help so we can start going through it.

Mr. Scapicchio: Sure.

President Rattner: All the requests—especially from the Council Subcommittee side, everything go through Dave (Scapicchio) this way Dave can then relay the information to the Clerk and so there’s only one point of contact so that everybody isn’t running around duplicating a lot of work. Any other comments?

Motion made for adjournment. All in Favor, none Opposed. The Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

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Steven W. Rattner

Council President

I, LISA M LASHWAY, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on July 24, 2001.

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LISA M. LASHWAY

Mount Olive Township Clerk

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