TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - April 10, 2012

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 8:11 pm by Council President Roman.

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Mrs. Lashway: According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. 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. Nicastro, Mr. Roman, Mr. Walsh, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins

 

Absent: None

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Fred Semrau, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Mayor Greenbaum; Gary Higgins, Auditor

 

President Roman: The first item up is a certificate presentation for Ms. Hannah Marshall and Liz Meininger.

 

Presentation - Certificate Presentation to Hannah Marshall & Liz Meininger

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Jill, you can come up too because I think that this award is much a recognition of what you do in the Rec Department as it is to the individuals who are receiving this. The 2012 Recreation and Parks Association awarded a $500 scholarship to Hannah Marshall and she received the award down in Atlantic City and we are all very proud of the efforts that the Recreation Department and Hannah did in 2011 and 2012 so it is with great pleasure that I award this to Hannah and it's for recognition of outstanding achievement in receiving the 2012 New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association High School Student $500 scholarship award. Congratulations. In similar fashion, Elizabeth Meininger received an award for recognition of outstanding achievement in 2012 New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association as Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations. While Jill is standing up here, I know that several years ago this Council had the forethought to actually create a recreation utility and Jill has run with it and has expanded the program thanks to the help of Elizabeth and Hannah and the others that work in the department. Jill has contacted, my understanding is that Jill is contacted on a fairly regular basis by other municipalities who are also looking at the possibility of a recreation utility and how it is run. As you know, this Council does not provide any funding for the Recreation Department. It is all self run. Jill has taken on major responsibilities this year especially with the addition of the Community School and the things which I have brought forward which I'm sure are just additional items that Jill didn't have time for but has to undertake any way so congratulations to Jill as well and to the entire Recreation Department. Thank you very much.

 

President Roman: And Mr. Mayor, if I can piggyback on those comments. It's many a times where I encounter a relatively new resident to our Township and they are amazed at the, to use a previous word of yours, plethora of activities and programs that we offer and it's no small effort as to, you know, Jill and her staff. Mrs. Labow.

 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you Mr. President. Also, I want to thank Jill and her staff, the Community College, Community School, we wouldn't have that if Jill hadn't and Liz and everyone, taken that on as well so while we lost it on the Board of Ed side, they recognized and understood the importance of it and I hear great comments about it all the time so thank you.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Just one other item?

 

President Roman: Yes.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: By the way, the 5K is turning out to be a very successful event. Already at this early juncture there are close to 200 people who have signed up and are registered and we expect to have that number grow significantly as the date approaches. April 21 st , it's a 5K and I know Alex is going to be there.

 

President Roman: And with that in mind, is there any possibility that I can get a waiver as far as the starting position because I have yet…

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Not after the dunk comment.

 

President Roman: I have yet to pass the 3 mile mark. Mrs. Labow.

 

Mrs. Labow: Is it too late to sign up for the one mile walk?

 

Mrs. Daggon: You can still pre-register until Friday.

 

Mrs. Labow: I will be there.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I understand the Judge is running as well. I'm hopeful that we will have 300 at the end of the day.

 

President Roman: Will he be chased by any defendants?

 

Mr. Mania: Here comes the judge!

 

Mayor Greenbaum: He wanted to know if he should wear his robe while he is running.

 

President Roman: Anything that will slow him up.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I know Fred is planning to run as well.

 

Mr. Mania: Is that right Fred?

 

Mr. Semrau: I'm going to take whoever wins…

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Sean is running now.

 

President Roman: Yeah, like he is out of shape. Okay, we are on to Approval of Previous Minutes. Mr. Perkins.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

March 27, 2012 WS & PM (all present)

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move for the approval of the March 27, 2012, Workshop and Public

Meeting.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Roll Call

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Correspondence. There are 40 pieces of Correspondence. Does

anyone have any questions or comments? Seeing none.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. E-mail received March 23, 2012, from the Municipal Clerk's Association of New Jersey regarding Sample Resolution Opposing S – 1451 and S-1452. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 23, 2012, from North Jersey RC & D regarding North Jersey RC & D Open House. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from Howie Weiss regarding the Mount Olive Recreation Sponsor Sign Program Proposal Guidelines. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received March 27, 2012, from Morris County Economic Development Corporation regarding Municipal Summit Leads to Customer Service Training. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 29, 2012, from Julie and Peter Coulter regarding Town Council – Sign Ordinance. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 30, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Important Information from Downtown New Jersey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 30, 2012, from Broadband Communities regarding BBC Summit: Top Leaders Fill Summit Registration Rolls. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2012, from New Jersey Future Facts regarding More New Jersey Commuters Relying on Transit to Get to Work. PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 5, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey, Inc. regarding Two Important Downtown Topics in One Program. PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES / RESOLUTIONS / CORRESPONDENCE FROM OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Letter received April 2, 2012, from the Township of Hanover regarding New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Transformation Act – Assembly, No. 2168 and Senate, No. 1566. PDF Correspondence

  1. Resolution received April 3, 2012, from the Town of Boonton regarding a Resolution Opposing Senate Bills 1451 and 1452. PDF Correspondence

 

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Grants – NJLM's Online Resource for Locating Grant Opportunities and 2012 Annual Legislative Correspondence Club Show. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJ Clean Air Council Annual Hearing and Local Aid Infrastructure Fund & Safest Streets to Transit Grants Announced. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Continuing Education Units Posted. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 29, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credits (PACLE) Announcement. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 29, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding UPDATED CREDITS for Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 30, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Support National Donate Life Month. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received March 31, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding April 2012 Mayor's Newsline. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Legislative Bulletin. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Affordable Housing / Municipal Trust Fund Dollars & Draft Resolution in Support of A-2717 Extending the deadline on housing trust funds. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor's Newsline – April 2012 – Updated. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Procedures for Local Financial Disclosure Statement. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 4, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Water Quality Information Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 4, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Publication on Support for Small Businesses Available On-Line and Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS

 

  1. Notification received March 26, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit Application Notification for Block 124, Lot 17. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 27, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Proposed Township of Washington Wastewater Management Plan, Washington, NJ. PDF Correspondence
  2. Letter received March 28, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Funding for Improvements to Clover Hill Drive, Phase II. PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received March 28, 2012, from EcolSciences, Inc. regarding Application for an Extension of Letter of Interpretation: Line Verification for Block 103, Lot 2.05. PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received March 29, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding a Notice received by the DOT from 11 th Hour Rescue regarding BL 8301 Lot 11 & 12. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 30, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Authorization for Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit No. 10B and Withdrawal of Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit No. 10A for Applicant: Robert LaFaFerrara, Block 5800 Lot 17. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 2, 2012, from Washington Township regarding Proposed Amendment to the Upper Delaware and Upper Raritan Water Quality Management Plan. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 2, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Authorization for Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit Water Quality Certification and Waiver of Transition Area for Access. Applicant: Wiley Properties, LLC Block 4500, Lot 14. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Reminder – Phase Two of the New Jersey Fertilizer law is in Effect. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received April 4, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Advisory – Trout Stocking. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. Resolution received March 26, 2012, from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding a Resolution Transmitting the Proposed Water Quality Management (WQM) Plan Amendment Entitled Draft Sewer Service Area Map for Morris County, New Jersey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2012, from Morris County regarding 2012 Women's History Month Celebration 4/9/2012. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding New Legislation LFN 2012-7. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 26, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Farewell Note. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: April 3, 2012. PDF Correspondence

President Roman: There are no Ordinances for Public Hearing.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

 

President Roman: We are to Ordinances for First Reading with a second reading of April 24, 2012.

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – (second reading April 24, 2012)

 

President Roman: The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

 

Ord.#11-2012 Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Improvements to the Sewer Utility In and By the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $150,000 Therefore and Authorizing the Issuance of $142,500 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof.

 

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. President, I move Ord. #11-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on April 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a 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.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

 

Ord.#12-2012 Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Improvements to the Water Utility In and By the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $65,000 Therefore and Authorizing the Issuance of $61,750 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof.

 

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

 

Mr. Ferrante: I move Ord. #12-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on April 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a 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. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: The next item on the Agenda is:

 

Ord.#13-2012 Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Capital Improvements of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $2,638,526 Therefore and Authorizing the Issuance of $2,294,621Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof.

 

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Yes, I move Ord. #13-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on April 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a 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. Mania: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: The next item for First Reading is:

 

Ord.#14-2012 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey to Amend Chapter 78, “Alcohol and Beverages Licenses, Sub-Section 78-6, “Proximity of Licensed Premises.”

 

President Roman: Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move Ord. #14-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on April 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a 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. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? I'd just like to highlight

that this is the kind of ordinance that I like seeing because it comes directly from the public. It's a

pleasure to see that we have an active Chamber of Commerce that looks out for its members and makes

sure that we continue to serve them whenever possible. Roll Call.

 

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.

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Resolutions. There are six. Does anyone wish to remove any to Non-Consent. Okay, seeing none, Mr. Walsh.

 

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

  1. Resolution to Adopt the 2012 Municipal Budget. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution to Adopt the 2012 Solid Waste Collection District Budget. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Extension of a Contract Between the Township and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center for Ambulance Service for a Two Year Period – June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. PDF Res

 

Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Van Cleef Engineering Associates for Engineering Services in Connection with Resurfacing of Cloverhill Drive Phase II. PDF Res REMOVED*

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Consenting to the Proposed Water Quality Management (WQM) Plan Amendment – Washington Township (Morris) Wastewater Management Plan. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Settlement of Litigation Entitled Mount Olive Township v. Jung , et al, Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, Law Division, Docket Number MRS-L-2255-10. PDF Res *added

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township's Participation in the Morris County First Responder Identification Card Program. PDF Res *added

 

 

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Resolutions. There are six. Does anyone wish to remove any to Non-Consent. Okay, seeing none, Mr. Walsh.

 

Mr. Walsh: Yes, I move Resolutions numbers one through six.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Anyone from Council?

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

President Roman: Does anyone from the public wish to be heard on the Consent Resolutions?

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

President Roman: Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL : Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to the Bill List. Mrs. Labow.

 

CONSENT MOTIONS

 

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mrs. Labow: I move the Bill List.

 

Mr. Mania: Second.

 

President Roman: Does anyone from the public with to be heard, any questions on the Bill List? Is that age before beauty?

 

Nelson Russell, Budd Lake: Just one question, on Page 5…

 

President Roman: Can you hold on one second? Sherry, do you have a comment? Hold on. Mr. Higgins?

 

Mr. Higgins: I just think you are supposed to take a Roll Call on the budget separately. I don't know, I'll defer to Counsel but I don't know.

 

President Roman: You wanted an individual Roll Call?

 

Mrs. Lashway: I don't think it is necessary.

 

Mr. Semrau: You opened it to the public for any comments.

 

Mr. Higgins: There's supposed to be a separate public hearing I thought on the budget only.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: You might as well do it if Gary thinks so.

 

Mr. Higgins: It's supposed to be a separate public hearing on the budget. It wasn't announced.

 

President Roman: Well then we'll take this opportunity now. Is there anyone from the public that has any questions regarding the adoption of the 2012 municipal budget? Seeing none.

 

Mr. Walsh: Do you want me to move it as a separate item or something?

 

Mr. Semrau: Let me just step back and I think we are fine but it doesn't certainly hurt to just go back and when we take the municipal budget separately on a motion. We just had, it's the second time it's been opened to the public.

 

President Roman: It's been opened to the public.

 

Mr. Walsh: I move the, the…

 

Mrs. Labow: Point of order, we already have a motion on the floor.

 

Mr. Perkins: Why don't we just move it to Non-Consent and we will do each one of them under Non-Consent.

Alex?

 

President Roman: Let's finish up the motion on the Bill List. Sherry?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Gary is saying that we need separate public hearings for the main budget and the sanitation district, okay.

 

Mr. Higgin: It says on a separate sheet that you hold a public hearing on the budget.

 

Mr. Semrau: Okay, that's what we'll do but let's, right now the motion is for the Bill List so why don't we…

 

President Roman: We'll finish up the Bill List and then we'll go back to that.

 

Mr. Russell: One question that is on page 5, two-thirds of the way down, an expenditure of $156,462.03 to the County of Morris.

 

Mr. Perkins: Charters Farm.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: That's there portion for the sale of Charters Farms.

 

Mr. Russell: Why does the County get a portion of the sale for Charter Farms?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Why would they get a portion?

 

Mr. Canning: They were partners in this. I'm not familiar with the past negotiations. Maybe Fred can chime in but I know they were partners on this and we do owe them a portion of the proceeds to the extent of the background that I know on Charters. I could come back at the next meeting or after this and get in touch with you directly.

 

Mr. Semrau: I believe it was acquired also with monies from the Open Space Trust Fund in the County.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: That's what it is, Fred.

 

Mr. Semrau: So it is their reimbursement.

 

Mr. Nelson: Okay, reimbursement of the Trust Fund. Thank you.

 

President Roman: Ned.

 

Ned McDonnell, Budd Lake: On pages 12, 16 and 18 there are items for Washington Township stump grinder. I'm just wondering what those are for.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: We are splitting the cost of the stump grinder.

 

Mr. Canning: The stump grinder is a shared service with have with Washington Township. We share equipment with them and in this case we pay them for the use of the stump grinder. By sharing that equipment it is actually cheaper according to our Director to pay them for that equipment than to hire an outside contractor for the same amount of work. We have equipment that they borrow and they'll pay us. In this case it is a stump grinder that Washington Township owns. We pay them for that use.

 

Mr. McDonnell: Is it actually much cheaper than having an outside contractor do it? I'm thinking that there probably are contractors here in the town that could do it and we should be supporting our local businessmen if possible unless it is way out line.

 

Mr. Canning: I could look into it for and find out exactly what the breadth of the material was that we're paying for and get quotes.

 

Mr. McDonnell: I just think we should support our local businessmen if possible.

 

Mr. Canning: I would agree with you if the numbers bore that out. If I can get your number after the meeting, I'll get in touch with Mr. Quinn and find out what the facts are.

 

Mr. McDonnell: Thank you.

 

Mr. Canning: Sure.

 

Mr. McDonnell: One other small point. During the talk about the lacrosse parking, it was stated that it are going to be about 150 spaces and only two handicapped spaces. That's not very many handicapped spaces for a total of 150 spaces is it?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I would imagine that the parking will be configured in conjunction with what is required by DOT so whatever handicapped spots are required, will be put in and if there is a need for additional handicapped parking beyond that which is required, that will be put in as well.

 

President Roman: I have to assume that this was in consultation with Sgt. VanNess and I'm pretty sure he is up-to-date with whatever the requirements are.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: The Township is required….

 

Mr. Mania: Absolutely.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: To follow the law and we will go beyond the law if there is a need as we did at the Library when it was brought to our attention that there was not appropriate handicapped parking. Not necessarily the number but…

 

President Roman: The location.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: The location so we will put in the number of spots which are required under law and then we will reevaluate based upon factors which are identified as the lot starts to get used.

 

President Roman: Excellent.

 

Mr. McDonnell: Fair enough. Thank you very much.

 

President Roman: Okay, does anyone else have any questions on the Bill List? Okay, it's been moved and seconded. Any Council questions? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Nicastro abstained.

 

President Roman: Okay at this time I would like to revisit the adoption of the 2012 Municipal Budget. For a third time, I'd like to open it to the public.

 

Mr. Mania: Move it first.

 

Mr. Walsh: Go ahead Ray.

 

President Roman: Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: Mr. President, I make a motion that we adopt, have Consent Resolution No. 1 moved to Non-Consent.

 

Mr. Walsh: Second.

 

Mr. Perkins: Resolution to adopt the 2012 Municipal Budget.

 

Mr. Walsh: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Anyone from the public? Seeing none, just to reiterate, this is the public hearing for the 2012 Municipal Budget.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I disagree. You moved it to Non-Consent. Someone needs to move it for approval.

 

Mr. Perkins: I will make the motion to move it for approval.

 

Mr. Walsh: I second it.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Open it to the public.

 

President Roman: For the fifth time I'd like to open it to the public.

 

Mr. Mania: It's alright. The public is getting their fair share.

 

President Roman: Anyone from Council? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Okay, now I'd…Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President, I'd also like to remove Resolution No. 2, move that to Non-Consent as Resolution to adopt the 2012 Solid Waste Collection District Budget and to have it open for a public hearing.

 

Mr. Walsh: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Anyone from the public wish to be heard on the 2012 Solid Waste Collection District? Seeing none, anyone from Council? Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Now I know why you were here Mr. Higgins.

 

Mr. Higgins: I was just passing through….it was a delight.

 

Mr. Perkins: Anything over a half hour is a full hour for you, isn't it?

 

Mr. Higgins: The whole night.

 

Mr. Walsh: I would like to move Resolution No. 2.

 

President Roman: That's already been done.

 

Mr. Mania: It's already done.

 

Mr. Perkins: I did it for both.

 

Mr. Walsh: I'm sorry, never mind.

 

President Roman: Okay, we are done on this. We are on to Administrative Reports. Mr. Canning.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Mr. Canning: Just a couple of things. I already previously spoke about 25 Flanders Road. We expect a full update at the next meeting from our Engineer and Mr. Quinn on that. I want to recognize a couple of people on some internal efforts. Chief among them is Sherry. This has to do with some initiatives we've had in house which we have eluded to about the renegotiating of copier support contracts. We were able to turn a $13,000.00 support contract to save about $7,000.00 and to use some of those savings to upgrade two offices which were desperately in need of some standardized, centralized copiers. So we've saved some money on the copier costs and I'd like to recognize Christie Stachnick and Scott Gaskill as well. The four of us served on two brief projects in regards to the copiers and also cell phones. We were able identify numerous lines that we were able to cancel or reduce plans so little things are adding up and we were able to get that done in the last couple of weeks. Like I said, Sherry, Christie and Scott but especially in the copier area I want to recognize Sherry for a job well done.

 

President Roman: Mr. Mayor, do you have anything?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: No, I spoke enough already this evening.

 

President Roman: I agree with that. Is there anyone else with Old Business? Mr. Walsh.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Walsh: I'm not sure if this is old or new, I'll just bring it up now. A couple of seniors mentioned to me this past week that we get Wifi in this building but we don't get it in the Senior Center. Is that true?

 

Mr. Canning: I'm sorry?

 

Mr. Walsh: Do we get Wifi in this building?

 

President Roman: Yes.

 

Mr. Walsh: And in the Senior Center they do not get it?

 

Mrs. Labow: Scott is working on that for us.

 

Mr. Walsh: Is he working on that for us?

 

Mr. Canning: Yes. As a matter of fact, I reminded him this morning. I know he was tied up with a lot of projects. He seems to be clearing his plate of them and I have two priorities and that is one of them that I alerted him to.

 

Mr. Walsh: Oh, okay, I was just passing it along.

 

Mr. Canning: And hopefully if there is no progress on that, please keep me informed.

 

Mr. Walsh: Okay. Will do.

 

Mrs. Labow: Pat, when we were at the budget meeting I had asked Scott about that and I had also asked if we had any computers that were outdated, you know, if we could bring them over there for the seniors and I spoke with Mr. Canning last week and he said that he was going to follow up on that so you can tell them that, yeah we are working on it.

 

Mr. Walsh: I promised them I would bring it up.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yeah, let them know that and so I think maybe we are going to get one or two over there so they will be able to use them.

 

Mr. Canning: We are going to try at least one if not two and Scott is well aware of it. This morning he had another reminder from me and he's been busy. In all fairness Scott does a good job and he's been trying to clear his plate but it's one of two items I alerted him to this morning that I want in short order.

 

Mrs. Labow: What's really nice about that is a couple of years ago when I was over at the Senior Center, I was talking to a couple of seniors so it is something that they've been asking for so it's really great that it looks like we are getting that much closer to actually doing it. I'm very pleased. Thank you.

 

Mr. Canning: I expect them done soon.

 

President Roman: Is there anybody else with any Old Business? Any new business?

 

NEW BUSINESS - none

 

President Roman: Legal Matters?

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. Semrau: The only thing I'd like to report is John Dorsey takes great pride in the settlement that you approved tonight which is litigation…it's not every day that the municipal attorney brings suit and collects fees and that is something he's done over the years and to that end you approved a settlement tonight where the Township recouped $29,938.00 for sanitary sewer services that should have been collected from two owners of the same property over a ten year period. John is really pleased at the outcome of this and it just is another chapter where he has gone forward and filed suit to pursue in fairness to all of the residents in the Township that everyone pays their fare share. Thank you for approving that settlement and that's my report Mayor.

 

President Roman: And I'd to congratulate Mr. Dorsey in his efforts not only in this matter but all of the previous matters that he has done for the Township. I would like to know what the tallied amount is that he has brought in to the Township only, just for our knowledge base but also kind of set the bar for you. You know, just kind of keep track of how your track record going forward.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: The answer is $8.00.

 

Mr. Mania: And thirty-five cents.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: It's always, in my car, in my house when someone asks a monetary question where there is no answer it is always eight so the answer is $8.00.

 

Mr. Semrau: I will be sure to tell him that you said $8.00.

 

Mr. Mania: He'll appreciate that.

 

Mr. Semrau: Thank you.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Just trying to help you out Fred.

 

Mr. Semrau: You just did.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Recreation Liaison Report

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Council Reports. For Recreation, Sherry, you guys don't need any reminder. Opening day for baseball is this Saturday so I hope you are warming up your pitching arm.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: 9:30?

 

Mr. Mania: 9:30 is it?

 

President Roman: The parade starts at 9:30…

 

Mr. Nicastro: Where is it?

 

President Roman: Over at CMS. We meet at CMS if at all possible to encourage everybody to walk. If not, you can cheat and meet at the field.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Colleen.

 

Mrs. Labow: Hey, I can't help it.

 

President Roman: And that is all I have for Recreation. Mr. Perkins, Board of Health.

 

Board of Health Report

 

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report Mr. President.

 

President Roman: Legislative, Mr. Walsh or Mr. Perkins.

 

Legislative Committee Report

 

Mr . Walsh: I did talk to Gary, Assemblyman Gary Chiusano this morning and in all fairness, I told him I'd mention that he and the Governor when they say they are trying to reduce income taxes and they are not looking at property taxes, he claims that they are, it is part of negotiation and that he does hope that it may help with property taxes and at least it is getting the discussion of lowering taxes on the table. So I told him I would mention that.

 

President Roman: Planning Board, Mr. Walsh.

Planning Board Report

 

Mr. Walsh: Nothing to report.

 

President Roman: Board of Education, Mr. Walsh.

 

Board of Education Liaison Report

 

Mr. Walsh: The one thing, we mentioned it earlier, busing is coming back but the Board of Education wanted to make sure everybody understood it was just for…they hope to do it continually but it is for just one year approved at this time. They wanted to make sure that everybody knew that.

 

President Roman: Open Space, Mr. Ferrante.

 

Open Space Committee Report

 

Mr. Ferrante: Just another reminder. We have Earth Day on April 22 nd along with the Pride Committee. We have an event scheduled at the Turkey Brook greenway. It's an area across from the park a little bit down the road past Morris Chase. They will be doing from 10 o'clock to 12 o'clock we will be doing a trail tour and minor cleanup.

 

President Roman: Lake/Environmental

 

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

 

Mr. Ferrante : The annual spring clean up is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 th and that is along with the Lake Association.

 

President Roman: Safety Committee, Mr. Nicasto

 

Library Board Liaison – J. Ferrante

Safety Committee Liaison

 

Mr. Nicastro: No meeting yet.

 

President Roman: Economic?

 

Economic Development Committee Report

 

Mr. Nicastro: Same, no meeting yet.

 

President Roman: Senior Citizen, Mr. Mania.

 

Senior Citizen Liaison

 

Mr . Mania: None

 

President Roman: Pride Committee, Mrs. Labow.

 

Pride Committee Report

 

Mr. Labow: Mr. Ferrante already reported.

 

President Roman: And TNR.

 

TNR Program

 

Mrs. Labow: TNR is having an adoption day this Saturday over at Tractor Supply. They have been extremely helpful. It's going to be from 11 to 3. Anybody want to come and take a look at the little felines and bring one home, please do.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

President Roman: We are on to our last public portion. Is there anyone from the public that wishes to be heard? Seeing none, Council Comments. Mr. Perkins.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mr. Perkins: Nothing Mr. President.

 

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

 

Mr. Mania: Nothing.

 

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

 

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing.

 

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Nothing.

 

President Roman: Mr. Walsh.

 

Mr. Walsh: Nothing further.

 

President Roman: And Mrs. Labow.

 

Mrs. Labow: Nothing, thank you.

 

President Roman: And I have nothing. Can I get a motion to adjourn?

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

 

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Alex Roman, Council President

 

I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes are 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, 2012.

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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