Mount Olive Township Council Minutes
January 4, 2000

COUNCIL REORGANIZATION MINUTES JANUARY 4, 2000

The Reorganization meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:30 pm by Council President Sohl.

According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate Notice of this meeting has been given to the Mount Olive Chronicle and the Morristown Daily Record. Notice has been posted at the entrance of 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. Scapicchio, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Spino, Mr. Rattner, President Sohl

President Sohl: I would also like to acknowledge the attendance of the Mayor, Paul Licitra; the Acting Business Administrator, Bob Casey, Township Clerk, Lisa Lashway; Township Attorney, John Dorsey; and our CFO, Randy Carter.

Appointments:

a. Mayor's Appointments with Advice & Consent of Council

Library Board

Lois Steward, 5 year term expires, 12/31/04

Recreation Advisory Committee

Chris Killian, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Ken Murray, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Township Engineer

Schoor, DePalma, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Economic Development Committee

Vacant (5-9 members), 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Public Defender, Anthony Arbore, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Mr. Spino moved for approval of the Appointments, and Mr. Heymann seconded the motion.

Mayor Licitra: I just want to let you know, I am going to expand the Recreation Advisory Committee by another three members, and I am going to work with the Chamber of Commerce on the Economic Development Committee.

ROLL CALL: Passed unanimously

b. Council Appointments

All Subcommittees of the Township Council previously created are extended through 2000:

Budget/Audit Control Committee - Steve Rattner, Chairman, Bill Sohl

Protocol (Transfer St./Host Benefits) - Earl Spino, David Scapicchio

Flanders Park - Earl Spino, Ron Heymann

Library Board Liaison, Bill Sohl, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Recreation Board Liaison, Ron Heymann & Earl Spino, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Board of Education Liaison, Ron Heymann, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Safety Committee Liaison, William Sohl,1 year term expires 12/31/00

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Auditor, Lerch, Vinci & Higgins - 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Prosecutor, Brian Mason, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Deputy Clerk, Mary Eckel, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Court Administrator, Jennifer Gentillucci, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Planning Board, Earl Spino, Councilmember, Class III, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Open Space Committee, Charlene Kelly, four year term expires 12/31/03

Matrons & Crossing Guards

Sharon Popelka - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Donna Hickey - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Sherry Freeman - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Cathi Wallwork - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Lisa Jopp - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Melissa Bucuk - 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Board of Adjustment

Donald Hill, 4 year term expires 12/31/03

Mark Williams, 4 year term expires 12/31/03

vacant, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Board of Health

Chairman, Steve Rattner, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Art Meyers, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Water and Sewer Advisory Committee

David Wilson, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Andy Brown, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Mike Pucilowski, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

1 vacancy

Local Solid Waste Advisory Committee

vacancy, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Tom Tarn, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Mark Kana, 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Open Space Committee

Judith Hirky, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

vacant, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Mr. Heymann moved for approval of the Appointments and Mr. Spino seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL: Passed unanimously

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA:

Resolutions on Consent Agenda List are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Township Council and will be approved by one motion (one vote). There will be no separate discussion or debate on each of these resolutions except for the possibility of brief clarifying statements which may be offered. If one or more council members requests, any individual resolution on the consent agenda may be removed from the Consent Agenda List and acted on separately.

COUNCIL COMMENTS/STATEMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA

President Sohl: These are all the standard Resolutions that we do at this time of the year relative to the normal business at hand, with the sole exception of #14, which is to join the Bergen Municipal Employee Benefits Fund.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Sohl: Is there anyone from the Public who would like to comment on any of the Resolutions?

Mr. Bonte: On #18, canceling surplus in the Sewer Utility?

President Sohl: Correct.

Mr. Bonte: Was there actually a surplus? I was under the impression that there was not.

Mr. Casey: What you’re actually doing, you’re canceling appropriations, originally appropriations. Since you canceled the appropriations, you decreased the required Revenue, you’re reducing the deficit. What we’re doing by canceling appropriations is reducing the deficit–year-end deficit to be carried forward.

Mr. Bonte: Okay, these are appropriation balances.

Mr. Casey: Appropriation balances unexpended. We’re canceling, which means we don’t need the revenue to fund them. So, therefore, since we have a revenue shortfall, we reduced the amount of the shortfall to be carried forward.

Mr. Bonte: All right. Thank you.

1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Designating the Official Newspapers of the Municipality for the Purpose of Publication of Legal Notices.

2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Establishing the Annual Schedule of Meetings and Other Requirements Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act.

3. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for 2000 Temporary Budget Appropriations.

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Designating the Official Depositories of the Township of Mount Olive.

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Establishing a Petty Cash Fund for 2000.

6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Retaining Professional Services Without Competitive Bidding.

7. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Appointing Charles Spangler as Council Representative to the Community Development Revenue Sharing Committee.

8. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Investment of Idle Funds and Fund Transfers.

9. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Participation in the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for the Year 2000.

10. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks.

11. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, Fixing the Rate of Interest to be Charged on Delinquent Taxes or Assessments.

12. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Purchase of Necessary Goods and Services Under Any Contract Competitively Bid by the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

13. Resolution Authorizing the Tax Assessor and the Township Attorney to file, Defend, Prosecute and Settle 1999 Tax Appeals Filed with the Morris County Board of Taxation and New Jersey Tax Court and Where Applicable File Cross Claims and Counter Claims.

14. Resolution to Join the Bergen Municipal Employee Benefits Fund.

15. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Confirming the Appointment of John H. Dorsey of Dorsey and Fisher as Township Attorney for the Township of Mount Olive.

16. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Appointing Philip Maenza, Esq. as Judge of the Municipal Court for a Term of Three (3) Years Commencing January 1 2000.

17. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 1999 Budget Fund Appropriations.

18. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Cancel Unexpended Appropriation Balanes for the Year 1999.

Mr. Heymann moved for approval of the Consent Resolutions and Mr. Rattner seconded the motion.

ROLL CALL: Passed unanimously

Mayor's Appointments

Emergency Management Coordinator

Mayor Licitra: Fred Detoro, Sr. has graciously accepted the position for one month until I am able to put somebody in this position. I have a couple of ideas and I want to share them with you. Probably–it was something that we thought about having years ago, having somebody from the Fire or Rescue Squads on an annual basis take over this position. I want to work with the squads on this.

Comm. Dev. Revenue Sharing Committee

Mayor Licitra: I have to pick somebody from the Township. I’ve interviewed a couple of people and I’m waiting for them to get back to me, so I’m going to hold off on that for the time being.

Environmental Commission

Mayor Licitra: I’m talking to an Environmental Engineer right now–as I’ve shared with the Environmental Commission, the way we’re going to look at development in this Town, it’s going to be by ways of Environmental, and also in the areas of Master Plan and things like that. So I want to make sure the Environmental Committee is equipped with professionals. But I do want to appoint Dave Tomb, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Planning Board

Paul Licitra (Mayor), (class I) 4 year term expires 12/31/03

Sandy Geiger, (class IV) 4 year term expires 12/31/03

Frank Dolan, (class II) 1 year term expires 12/31/00

Mary Darnesto, (alt. Member class IV) 2 year term expires 12/31/01

Open Space Committee

Laura Szwak, 3 year term expires 12/31/02

Local Solid Waste Advisory Committee

David Tomb, 2 year term expires 12/31/01

President Sohl: Before we go to the Public Portion, there are several people here tonight who have been appointed, if they want to be sworn in at this time, I will ask the Clerk to do the honors.

Mrs. Lashway: Repeat after me: I, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to same and to the Governments established in the United States and in this State, under the Authority of the people; and that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform all the duties of the office, according to the best of my ability, so help me God.

Mary Eckel, Deputy Township Clerk,

Jennifer Gentillucci, Court Administrator

Judith Hirky, Open Space

Laura Szwak, Open Space

Mrs. Lashway: You are all sworn, congratulations.

Public Portion

President Sohl: I now open the meeting to the Public. Is there anyone who would like to address the Council on any matter? Seeing no one, I will close the meeting to the Public.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

President Sohl: We had a meeting last night–does any one have anything to add before we go to our workshop agenda? All right.

Motion made for adjournment. All in Favor, None Opposed. The Meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.

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William H. Sohl

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 11, 2000.

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LISA M. LASHWAY

Mount Olive Township Clerk

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