Mt. Olive Township Council Minutes
April 10, 2007

Regular Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:30 pm by Council President Greenbaum with the Pledge of Allegiance.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF REFLECTION for all those who have and continue to protect our freedoms and our way of life.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Mount Olive Chronicle. Notice has been posted at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

ROLL CALL Present: Mr. Buell, Mr. Rattner, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Tepper, Mr. Perkins,
Mr. Greenbaum

Absent: Phil Tobey

Also Present: David Scapicchio, Mayor; William Sohl, Business Administrator;
John Dorsey, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

Questions on Bill List?

President Greenbaum: Does anyone have any questions on the Bill List that have not been answered at this point?

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

March 13, 2007 PM – All Present

April 3, 2007 CS – All Present

President Greenbaum: We are up to Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings. Mr. Rattner, do you want to move those please?

Mr. Rattner: So Moved.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Are there any comments, deletions, corrections? Seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS / ORGANIZATIONS

1. E-mail received March 28, 2007, from Michael Bartholomew regarding OSHA Star Achievement and medical waste acceptance.

2. Letter received March 28, 2007, from Joseph Cook regarding the Gypsy Moth Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

3. Letter received April 3, 2007, from Komen - North Jersey regarding background of founder Deepak Chopra, M.D.

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES / CORRESPONDENCE OTHER TOWNS

4. Notice received March 26, 2007, from the Borough of Stanhope regarding Land Use Board Public Hearing.

5. Notice received March 26, 2007, from the Township of Byram regarding a Public hearing with regard to the adoption of the Proposed Housing Element and Fair Share Plan.

6. Three Ordinances received March 28, 2007, from the Township of Byram regarding Land Use.


7. Resolution received April 2, 2007, from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding Community Transportation Services.

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPLAITIES

8. Letter received April 2, 2007, from the Morris County League of Municipalities regarding Dinner and Program (Morris County School of Technology).

9. Letter received April 2, 2007, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Seminar on “Open Public Records Act.”

MUA / MSA

10. List of Allocations received April 4, 2007, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding participating municipalities in the Water Pollution Control Plant.

DOT / DEP / LOI / HIGHLANDS

11. Letter received March 26, 2007, from Linda and John Walsh regarding Notice of Violation, Block 8100, Lot 3 (357 River Road).

12. Letter received March 28, 2007, from Environmental Technology Inc. regarding available land, Block 3001, Lot 2 (8 Third Street).

13. Letter received March 28, 2007, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Notice of Violation for Mountain Top Assembly of God, Block 8400, Lot 3 (6 Naughright Road).

14. Permit received March 30, 2007, from the New Jersey State, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife regarding fish stocking of Budd Lake.

15. Letter received March 30, 2007, from Larry Kron, Esq. regarding Application for Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan for Farooq Subdivision, 4 Thirty First Street.

16. Letter received April 2, 2007, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Agency Determination: Highlands Act – Exempt, Water Quality Management Plan – for Del Val Builders Block 5100, Lot 3 (43 Ramar Street).

17. Letter received April 2, 2007, from the Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLP regarding Stream Encroachment Application, International Trade Center West Site, Lot 2.05, Block 103 (350 International Drive).

18. Letter received April 2, 2007, from the Chester Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLP regarding Notification of Environmental Review for Block 103, Lot 2.05 (350 International Drive).

19. Letter received April 4, 2007, from the State of New Jersey, Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council regarding Extension of Public Comment Period.

UTILITIES

20. Fax received March 29, 2007, from Comcast regarding Digital Migration.

21. Notice of Claim received March 30, 2007, from Verizon regarding Damage to Verizon Property. Location: 50 International Drive South, Mount Olive.

22. Letter received April 2, 2007, from Comcast regarding Analog Cable Television availability.

MORRIS COUNTY

23. Letter received March 23, 2007, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the Stormwater Management Review.


LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES

24. E-mail received March 23, 2007, from Congressman Frelinghuysen regarding Emergency Supplemental Spending Bill, Highlands to receive Fiscal Year 2007 Funding.

25. E-mail received March 29, 2007, from Congressman Frelinghuysen regarding House takes up Budget Resolution; Wounded Warriors Legislation passes House, and Rail Transit Security Measure Approved.
DCA

26. E-mail received March 26, 2007, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding CY Extraordinary Aid applications, Library PCSA Application Deadline Extended, CY 2007 State Aid Certifications, Marriage and Civil Union Ceremony Fees, IRS Taxable Fringe Benefits Guide, Sales Tax Collections, Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credits, Local Finance Notice 2007-4, Guidance on GASB, Applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Program, Gross Income tax Deadline, 2007 Domestic Violence Police Training, and DCA Bureau of Homeowner Protection, - Landlord Tenant Information.

COAH

27. Letter received April 2, 2007, from Steven & Deborah Duarte regarding COAH fee.

President Greenbaum: There are 27 pieces of Correspondence on the amended Agenda this evening. Does anyone wish to discuss any particular piece of Correspondence? Seeing none, we will move on to Ordinances.

ORDINANCE FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Greenbaum: This evening we have a number of Ordinances for Public Hearing. The first ordinance is Ordinance #16-2007 entitled:

Ord. #16-2007 Ordinance Appropriating $1,878,000 from Grants and Other Available Funds for the Acquisition of Blue Atlas In and By the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey.

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard? Seeing none. I would ask Mr. Perkins to please move that for approval.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President. I move Ordinance #16-2007 for adoption and final passage.

Mr. Rattner: Second.

President Greenbaum: It has been moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Ordinance #16-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. The next Ordinance for Public Hearing is Ordinance #17-2007 entitled:

Ord. #17-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey To Supplement Chapter 230, Taxation, with the Addition of Article III, “Payment of Delinquent Property Taxes.”

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard? Seeing none, I close it to the public. Mrs. Labow, could you please move that?

Mrs. Labow: I would like to move Ordinance #17-2007 for final passage.

President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

Mr. Tepper: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Ordinance #17-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. The next Ordinance for Public Hearing is Ordinance #18-2007 entitled:

Ord. #18-2007 Ordinance Appropriating $77,000 from the Reserve for Sale of Land Proceeds for the Acquisition of Blue Atlas in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey.

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone from the audience who wishes to be heard on this particular ordinance? Seeing none, I close it to the public. Mr. Tepper, do you want to move this please?

Mr. Tepper: Yes, Mr. President. I move Ordinance #18-2007 for approval.

President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

Mr. Buell: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Ordinance #18-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. The next Ordinance for Public Hearing is Ordinance #19-2007 entitled:

Ord. #19-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive To Amend and Supplement Section 400-10, Entitled “Building Construction”, Subsection B Entitled “Fees” of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive (Amendment to Ordinance #10-2007 Adopted on March 13, 2007, to Correct Subsection B (3) Electrical Subcode Fees and (4) Fire Subcode Fees).

President Greenbaum: This is an amendment to Ordinance #10-2007 adopted on March 13, 2007 to correct Subsection B (3) Electrical Subcode Fees and (4) Fire Subcode Fees. Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard? Seeing none, I close it to the public. Mr. Buell, do you want to move this for approval please?

Mr. Buell: I move Ordinance #19-2007 for final passage.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Ordinance #19-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law.

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – 2nd Reading

President Greenbaum: The first ordinance for first reading, second reading to be April 24, 2007 is
Ordinance #20-2007 entitled:

Ord. #20-2007 Bond Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey Providing for the Acquisition of an Asphalt Zipper Jointly with the Township of Washington Appropriating $50,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $47,500 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost.

President Greenbaum: Mr. Rattner, do you want to move that please?

Mr. Rattner: Thank you, very much Mr. President. I move that Ordinance #20-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on April 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, New Jersey, for public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.
Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA:

Resolutions on the 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 that may be offered. If one or more Council member requests, any individual resolution on the Consent Agenda may be removed from the Consent Agenda List and acted on separately.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

1. Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive RE: Temporary Capital Budget for the Acquisition of Blue Atlas ($1,878,000).

2. Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive RE: Temporary Capital Budget for the Blue Atlas Purchase ($77,000).

3. Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive RE: Temporary Capital Budget for the Purchase of the Asphalt Zipper.).

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Refund a Portion of 2006 Taxes and Cancel 2007 Taxes on Block 1701, Lot 20.

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Morris Land Conservancy for 2007.

6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Correction to Change Order #4 Previously Approved for Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., for Services on the DPW Garage Facility Project.

7. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Sale of Certain Lands Known and Designated as Block 3606, Lot 2, Which is No Longer Needed for Public Use by the Township.

8. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive for the Establishment of a Deferred Compensation Agreement with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

President Greenbaum: We are up to the Consent Resolutions Agenda. Does anyone wish to have any of the eight Resolutions removed this evening?

Mr. Rattner: No, but we do have a typo.

President Greenbaum: There is a correction in Resolution #7. Did we determine that it’s 3606? Paragraph one under the “Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive” will now read, “The Township of Mount Olive hereby declares that Block 3606, Lot 2, is no longer needed for public use and should be sold in accordance with the appropriate statutes of the State of New Jersey.” It is simply a correction of a typographical error that indicated that it was Block 4101, Lot 4 which was not consistent with the first whereas clause and not consistent with the task which is undertaken by the Resolution itself. Having said that with the Amended Resolution, does anyone wish to have any removed? Seeing none, Mr. Tepper, do you want to move the eight resolutions?

Mr. Tepper: Yes, Mr. President. I move for the approval of Consent Resolutions #1-8.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard on any particular resolution? Seeing none, I close it to the public.

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone on Council that has a brief clarifying statement with respect to any of the eight resolutions? Seeing none. Roll Call.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

RESOLUTIONS NON CONSENT -None

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS -None

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS -None

MOTIONS

President Greenbaum: We are up to Motions. At this point I will take nominations for the appointment to the Board of Adjustment.

1. Appointment to Board of Adjustment
David Masukewicz to a 4 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/07
Dawn Dodsworth, Alt. I, 2 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/07
______________, Alt. II, 2 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/08

Mr. Perkins: Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to nominate Mr. Steven M. Bedell.

Mr. Tepper: Second.

President Greenbaum: Any other nominations? Seeing none, I will close it. Roll Call on Mr. Bedell please.

Mrs. Lashway: And that’s Mr. Bedell to Alternate II for the 2 year unexpired term 12/31/2008.

President Greenbaum: Right, we are going to move each of the others. Mr. Masukewicz moves up to the 4 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/07. That’s a regular seat, not an Alternate and Dawn Dodsworth moves up from Alternate II to Alternate I, a 2 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/07.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

2. Approval of Raffle Application #2195 for PTSA Randolph High School & Raffle Application #2196 for PTA Flanders.

President Greenbaum: We are up to approval of Raffle Applications.

Mrs. Labow: Thank you, Mr. President, I would like to move for Approval of Raffle Application #2195 for PTSA Randolph High School & Raffle Application #2196 for PTA Flanders.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

3. Approval of the Renewal of a Peddler’s Permit for Avshalom Gibli for Mobil Food Vending.

President Greenbaum: We are up to the approval of the Peddler’s Permit. Mr. Tepper, do you want to move that please?

Mr. Tepper: I move for the approval of the Peddler’s Permit for Avshalom Gibli for Mobil Food Vending.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously


President Greenbaum: We are up to approval of the Taxi Permit, Mr. Rattner.

4. Approval of the Renewal of a Taxi Permit for Sohail Anjum (Budd Lake Taxi).

Mr. Rattner: Thank you, Mr. President. I move for approval of the Renewal of Taxi Permit for Sohail Anjum, Budd Lake Taxi.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

5. Bill List.

President Greenbaum: Mr. Buell, do you want to move the Bill List please?

Mr. Buell: I move the Bill List.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

Mr. Rattner: Are we going to fast for you?

Mrs. Lashway: Well, I am trying to keep up here.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

President Greenbaum: Any additional Administrative Matters at this point?

Mr. Sohl: No.

OLD BUSINESS -None

NEW BUSINESS -None

LEGAL MATTERS

President Greenbaum: Legal Matters Mr. Dorsey?

Mr. Dorsey: Yes, there are a couple of things. Number one, the Dattolo lawsuit goes on. It now involves the Township’s claim of some $275,000. I am greatly indebted to Lisa for all the time that she has spent. I have to also tell you that we have managed to have the absolute cooperation of Mr. Rattner who’s only begun to cooperate, because in two weeks they were going to take his deposition for a day, making him our expert to cover all the people that worked here and are not around anymore. I certainly appreciate it because now it’s a very important case for the Township. Secondly, about a month ago I advised you that I was in the process of exercising the Township’s rights under a Developer’s Agreement that we negotiated with AIG Baker, I’m going to say seven years ago, in which they must indemnify us for the legal fees that we have been put to in connection with a litigation that they have involved us in brought about by Vollers. I guess it was a month ago I delivered $16,000. We now have recouped all the fees paid to Dorsey and Semrau for the first six months of 2006. We will now search out to get the final half of 2006 fees back from them which will be another $8,000 back to the Township.

President Greenbaum: Thank you very much.

Mr. Dorsey: And I do appreciate Mr. Rattner’s cooperation, it’s been great.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Recreation Liaison Report

President Greenbaum: Recreation Report. Mr. Tobey is not here… you have a recreation report?
Mrs. Labow: Yes. He called me today and asked me to bring a matter up.

President Greenbaum: Go ahead.

Mrs. Labow: He said at the recreation meeting they talked about using Open Space Funds to refurbish or refinish the tennis courts over in Flanders by Dan Jordan field. He wanted to get some Council input on that. It looks like it’s going to be about $70,000.

President Greenbaum: We need an Administrative recommendation.

Mr. Sohl: I haven’t gotten one from Jill yet.

Mayor Scapicchio: Rob, I have talked to Jim Lynch and he gave me a multitude of different scenarios in terms of what he thinks and what his recommendation is with that facility there. I think we need to bring Jim in to update us. Jim seems to think that it would cost us more to rehabilitate that site than it would to build new tennis courts over at Turkey Brook based on the substrate of the existing property…

President Greenbaum: We just need to get a recommendation from you. When you are prepared to bring Jim in, please let Lisa know and we will put it on the Agenda. I would rather have it done sooner rather than later so that the Recreation Advisory Committee feels that their opinion is being heard at the local government level. It sounds to me like it’s not an idea which has totally been thought through by the Administration at this point.

Mr. Sohl: That’s correct.

President Greenbaum: Okay, I will ask Lisa to put a tickler on for a May meeting?

Mayor Scapicchio: That’s fine.

President Greenbaum: Then to let you know that it’s on so that Jim can be here for further discussion. At that point I assume that you will have a recommendation for the Council as to what the Administration would like to do?

Mayor Scapicchio: We will.

President Greenbaum: Very good.

Mrs. Labow: Also, the Mount Olive Historical Society was supposed to have their craft and yard sale this coming Saturday. It’s been cancelled due to the fact that Stanhope is having their township wide garage sale. We didn’t get enough participation I would assume for that? Bill would probably know better ……

Mr. Sohl: They only had 15 vendors I believe.

Mr. Labow: Also, a new Beach Director has been hired, Marylou McGrath. Her family lives in town and she’s a teacher in Dover. We are going to be having a summer youth golf program. Eighty families initially responded and we will wait and see how many actually sign up for the program. The plans for the Mount Olive Carnival Community week are still going forward and going well.

Board of Health Report

Mrs. Labow: Board of Health meets next week.

Planning Board Report

Mr. Tepper: Meets Thursday.

President Greenbaum: Everyone should also recognize that next Thursday there is a joint meeting of Council and the Planning Board with respect to the Highlands. There will be someone here from the Highlands, although, we are not sure who? The 19th, at 7:00 pm and it has been noticed so everyone…

Mr. Tepper: 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm?

President Greenbaum: Oh, I’m sorry, 7:30 pm.

Mr. Tepper: 7:30 pm, thank you.

Board of Adjustment Liaison Report

President Greenbaum: Board of Adjustment Report, Mr. Perkins. By the way congratulations Steve on your appointment to the Board of Adjustment.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President. The only matter heard was JCPL, the Substation. It was approved and that was the only business.

Open Space Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: Open Space Committee met last night. We went over a lot of our plans and progress throughout this past year. Of course everyone is very excited about the situation with Blue Atlas. Also, we talked about trying to find out exactly how much…we are hearing a lot of different groups who are looking to dip into the Open Space money for projects such as the tennis courts. We understand that the new Mount Olive Park Committee, they were looking to have the fields redone. We were hearing estimates of $1million to do the fields over at Turkey Brook Park, the remaining soccer fields. So we are a little bit concerned about that. We want to see what’s going on there. We were talking about maybe if Blue Atlas, instead of doing some practice fields over at Turkey Brook Park, maybe we should wait and see what is going on with the Blue Atlas area and maybe have those be the fields instead of taking…you know putting more fields in at Turkey Brook Park at this time. That was about it.

President Greenbaum: Anybody who wants to use the Open Space funds at this point should be going through the Open Space Committee.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, we are hearing… as a matter of fact I had a conversation with Kathy Murphy today and I said, “You know we really need to see how much money we need for the rest of this year for the projects that we have on the table, and say that this is how much.”

President Greenbaum: It’s always going to be the Council’s decision in terms of the use of the Open Space Fund. As a matter of course, anybody who wants to use Open Space Funds should go through the Open Space Committee so that the recommendation of the Open Space Committee is brought to the Council as a matter of record and can be given its due consideration.

Mrs. Labow: Sounds good.

Mayor Scapicchio: Colleen, just as a note. I talked with Bill over the past couple of days about this. I am looking at what I view as an overlap in terms of, shall we say responsibilities, between the Recreation Committee and the All Mount Olive Parks Committee. That All Mount Olive Parks Committee started out to be the Turkey Brook Parks Development Committee. I’m leaning towards having the Recreation Parks Committee combine and maybe add some additional members and eliminate the All Mount Olive Parks. I think that they are really doing the same thing. We have two separate committees doing the same thing and I want to combine that committee so that they are all working towards one goal.

Mrs. Labow: Now the other thing that we were talking about, and we are certainly not opposed, the Open Space Committee is not opposed to using the funds for development because that’s certainly one of the purposes of it. It’s kind of like we need to prioritize instead of having a bunch of people coming from all different directions and make a list of what is the most important. That’s what we are looking to do.

Mayor Scapicchio: That’s what I am working towards.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, once that committee gets formed that will be good.

Legislative Committee Report

Mr. Perkins: Thank you, Mr. President. I had a brief meeting with Assemblywoman Alison McHose, as well as part of her campaigning team Steve Oroho and Gary Chiusano running for Assembly. I spent most of my time speaking with Assemblywoman Alison McHose about the Highlands and our third round COAH and what they plan on doing for Mount Olive. I also met last, on Palm Sunday, with Assemblyman Guy Gregg, Senate Candidate. He and I will be hooking up within the next week or two to sit down and discuss, more in depth, things we need done here.

Pride Committee Liaison Report

Mr. Perkins: The billboard has been changed. We are getting ready now we have a new billboard sponsored by Keller Roofing. That should be installed on Hillside Avenue just past the “I Love Subs” another welcome to Mount Olive sign. Once I have his full name, we will have to send him a certificate of thanks for that. I have asked the Administration to look into what agreement we presently have with that billboard down at the Clover Hill Treatment Plant. I would like to go back to your suggestion, Mr. President, to see how much money we might be able to squeeze out of CBS. If Bob Gold, when he ran for Mayor, paid $500 for one month to have his name stuck on the billboard, then I have to assume that it is $500 a month. That’s $6,000, that’s $12,000 a year that they are pulling in, in revenue. We ought to be sharing something, it’s on our property so even if we shared in a third of that.

Mr. Dorsey: We would assume.

President Greenbaum: Very good.

Board of Education Liaison Report

Mr. Buell: No report.

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

Mr. Rattner: I think people saw some of the correspondence going back and forth. We have people watching the lake and the latest runoff from a half an inch of rain a little more than two weeks ago that it was noticeable with the silt going across the lake.

Safety Committee Liaison

Mr. Perkins: No meeting.

Finance Committee Report

Mr. Rattner: No report.

Economic Development Committee Report

Mr. Rattner: Meets this Saturday morning.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: The Solid Waste Advisory Committee met last week. We are in the process of changing our meeting date again due to conflict. It looks like it’s going be the second Wednesday of the month. We have been very actively promoting and encouraging the residents to recycle more and that seems to be going really well. Just a reminder to everyone that cleanup week is the week of April 24th. Put your garbage out on your regular collection. You can have three large items. If they don’t pick them up the day or your collection, they will get them some time that week.

Mr. Rattner: How is the public being notified? I didn’t notice it until I walked into the Municipal Building yesterday, I think it was yesterday, and I saw the sign on the door and it’s only two weeks away.

Mrs. Labow: I was told it’s on the calendar. That is what I was told yesterday. I was on WRNJ and I announced it on the radio. I did receive three emails from residents today thanking me for reminding them because they had no idea. Last year a good portion of the residents were not aware of it. Also, the one other thing that the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, when we were wrapping up our meeting, they did make mention, and I will have to bring it up to Tim for next year, the last week of April is just really not a good week throughout the community. It’s like right after the winter. People really haven’t started getting their summer stuff out of storage and so on and so forth. We would rather have it later in the year if at all possible.

Library Board Liaison

Mr. Tepper: Meets tomorrow.

President Greenbaum: What are the Library hours during the week?


Mr. Tepper: On Mondays and Fridays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday it’s until 9:00 pm at night, Saturday until 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

President Greenbaum: That was very impressive.

Mr. Dorsey: That was a trick question.

Mrs. Labow: Do you need to go to the Library?

Mr. Tepper: I have two children who need to go rather regularly.

President Greenbaum: No. I know someone that went to the Library yesterday about 6:00 pmand it was closed.

Mr. Tepper: Yes, Mondays and Fridays they bail early.

Mr. Sohl: I just want to amplify on Colleen’s mentioning the large item pickup. We have sent it out to the newspapers. Colleen on WRNJ yesterday made specific mention of it.

Mrs. Labow: I also actually sent it off to the High School and asked them to blast it in their email distribution. I figured it would help to get the word out any way we can.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Greenbaum: We are up to the Public Portion. Anyone who would like to speak? Mr. McDonnel, if you would be so kind as to go up to the podium and state your name and address.

Ned McDonnel, Budd Lake: It’s concerning Ordinance #20-2007. What is an asphalt zipper?

Mrs. Labow: You know those cracks in the road? We just zip them up.

Mr. Sohl: It’s a device that scores and breaks up and picks up the existing asphalt.

Mr. McDonnel: Okay, it’s commonly called a road eater?

Mr. Sohl: Yes, I guess that’s another term for it.

Mr. Labow: Yes, that is another term for it.

Mr. McDonnel: Oh, okay. It’s going to be jointly purchased by Washington Township and Mount Olive Township?

Mr. Sohl: That is the intent right now. We are working it out… the details haven’t been fully worked out.

Mr. McDonnel: Have we done this before with any equipment?

Mr. Sohl: No.

Mr. McDonnel: This is the first time?

Mr. Sohl: This is shared services new ground.

Mr. McDonnel: So, I am anticipating it’s going to be a rather extensive effort to get this right the first time.

Mr. Sohl: Absolutely.

Mr. McDonnel: With respect to who owns it, who is liable, etc., who approves the bids, it sounds like it could be a formidable task.

Mr. Sohl: Yes, there’s already thought that has been given in that direction.

Mr. McDonnel: Nothing has actually been done yet? No bids have gone out or anything?

Mr. Sohl: That’s correct. The ordinance is putting the money in position so that it can be executed when everything is agreed upon.

Mr. McDonnel: Okay, thanks.

President Greenbaum: Thank you. Steve did you have anything tonight? No, Okay. Mike, did you have anything tonight? Lisa anything tonight?

Mrs. Lashway: Nothing.

President Greenbaum: Anyone else? Okay, I close it to the public.

Mr. Truppo: I am sorry, may I ask one question?

President Greenbaum: You have to go up to the podium. The only reason that you have to go to the podium is because that’s how it gets recorded and you have to state your name and address.

Mike Truppo, 47 Madison Avenue: I looked on the internet and I thought it said 7:30 for the meeting? That’s why I showed up late. Am I correct the meeting started at 7:00?

President Greenbaum: The meetings start at 7:30 on the dot.

Mr. Truppo: Okay, I didn’t realize…maybe my clock’s wrong.

President Greenbaum: We are very efficient…

Mr. Truppo: I will have to check my clock, thank you.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Greenbaum: At this point we are up to final comments. Bill, anything this evening?

Mr. Sohl: Other than I am a grandfather for the third time.

President Greenbaum: Congratulations. That’s the most important thing I have heard this evening.

Mr. Sohl: There ya go, I agree. Mom and child are doing fine.

President Greenbaum: Mayor?

Mayor Scapicchio: I would just like to thank you, Mr. President, and Steve Rattner for filling in for me at a meeting in Trenton at Smart Growth in reference to Combe Fill North. I spoke to representatives from the Rockefeller Group who told me that Steve wore several hats at that meeting and represented myself and Mount Olive in a very positive way. I got the sense that that process is moving forward at a very good pace.

President Greenbaum: The sense that I got, Dave, just to recap the meeting, I think that instead of Smart Growth moving to simply change the State Planning Area designation for the landfill that they are going to look at the totality of our submission during the cross acceptance process. We will hopefully, likely see a change as we have requested with respect to all of the area that we have sought to have changed from Planning Area 5 to Planning Area 2. I think that pretty much sums up the meeting as to the way that Smart Growth is looking at it.

Mayor Scapicchio: I also told Johanna from the Rockefeller Group that I would like to have Steve invited to every meeting with regard to that for his participation since he is Council Vice President and really a senior member of this government entity here and probably has more knowledge than any one of us in terms of what’s going on with that parcel.

Mr. Dorsey: One other thing Mayor.

Mr. Tepper: It’s not even an election year for him.

Mayor Scapicchio: I am serious. I am not joking.

Mr. Tepper: I know.

Mr. Dorsey: That’s why we originally brought him in. We suckered him in on that one too.

Mr. Perkins: He’s been here 16 years…

Mr. Dorsey: The Tax Collector reminded me that under the contract with the Rockefeller Group, well they call themselves Rock Gold, they are going to be paying the regular taxes on that site. So last week I wrote telling young Mr. Goldstein and reminded him that he owes the first quarter taxes. I mean it’s not a large amount of money. It’s I think $6,000 a year, but I reminded him that that is in the contract.

President Greenbaum: Very good.

Mayor Scapicchio: Did we get the tax bill out?

Mr. Dorsey: Yes, she sent it to him last week.

Mr. Tepper: No comment sir.

Mr. Buell: Just to remind everybody to get out and vote next Tuesday for the School Board Election.

Mrs. Labow: No comment.

Mr. Perkins: No comment.

Mr. Rattner: No comment.

Mr. Dorsey: No, I am finished.

Mrs. Lashway: No nothing.

President Greenbaum: Alright just two final comments. Everyone remember that because it is Election Day we have no meeting next Tuesday. Secondly, everyone remember Thursday night at 7:30 pm there is a Planning Board meeting to discuss the Highlands issues. With that I will take a motion to adjourn.

Mr. Perkins: So moved.

Mr. Tepper: Second.

AYE

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:59 pm.

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Robert J. Greenbaum, 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 April 24, 2007.

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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk


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