April 16, 2013 Township Council Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 8:06 pm by Council President Labow. 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
Miss Masser:  According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. Notice has been posted in 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. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Roman, Mr. Staszak, Mr. Perkins and Mr. Mania

Absent:           None

Also Present:  Michelle Massser, Deputy Clerk; Fred Semrau, Township Attorney; Jeff Pasek, Township    Attorney; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

President Labow:  Approval of our Minutes, Mr. Ferrante would you please move our Minutes? 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

March 19, 2013 WS (all present)
April 2, 2013 WS, PM, & CS (all present)

Mr. Ferrante:  I move to approve the Workshop of March 19, 2013, the Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session of April 2, 2013.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Any discussion?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously.  

President Labow:  I just want to ask a procedural question, Mr. Semrau.  When we have minutes where we have everyone present, can we just make a motion “all in favor” or do we have to do each individually?

Mr. Semrau:  I do think a formal Roll Call is good because it is the permanent record of the Municipality.

President Labow:  I just wanted to make sure; I was trying to find ways to expedite the meeting.  Correspondence; we have 39 pieces of Correspondence this evening.  Does anybody have any Correspondence that they’d like to address or have any questions on?  Seeing none. 

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. E-mail received April 1, 2013, from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors regarding Information Bulletin to Mayors.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 1, 2013, from TransOPtions regarding Telework Garners national Attention, Bike to Work Challenge Returns and More!  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 1, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Grow your Downtown Knowledge.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Register Today for the 2013 DNJ Annual Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 10, 2013, from Dina Statuto regarding the Sandy Sewerage Summit.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 11, 2013, from the State of New Jersey Highlands Council regarding Highlands Area Delegated Exemption Certification Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Coming Programs.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding APA – NJ Sandy Recovery Survey.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Thank You Letter received April 12, 2013, from Pierre Morin regarding Tree Removal.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 12, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Register Today for the 2013 DNJ Annual Conference.  PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. E-mail received March 28, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Signs Integrity Oversite Monitor Legislation.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 28, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 2013 Regional Planning Summit, Investing for the New Normal and Upcoming League Seminar.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Legislative Bulletin received April 1, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Bills that were Enacted as Public Laws – March 2013 Issue.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding April Grant Page Posted.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 2, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding FEMA Extends Disaster Assistance Deadline to May 1st.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 2, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Ethics Resources from the League.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 2, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding urging for Sharing the Burden of Property Assessment Appeal Refunds.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 3, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Important Information for NJ Shore Residents.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 3, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars and One Day Mini Conference.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar: Municipal Preservation Projects and One Day Mini Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Municipal Public Access Planning Grant.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Foundation Issues Latest Policy Paper.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 8, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Water Quality Planning Grant Money Availability.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 8, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Urging Support for Sharing the Burden of Property Assessment Appeal.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 9, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Member Benefit – Resource for Seeing Grants and Announcing FEMA Coastal Construction Courses in New Jersey.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 10, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Hurricane Sandy programs Sponsored by the Department of Community Affairs & the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority and Sustainable Jersey Upcoming Workshops.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the 2013 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, Revised Hurricane Sandy Programs Sponsored by the Department of Community Affairs & the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar and One Day Mini Conference.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Letter received April 1, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding No Further Action Letter and Covenant Not to Sue for Block 8101, Lot 5 (10 Aldersgate Circle).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 8, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Green Infrastructure Survey for the New Municipalities.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 10, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Boating and Fishing Recovery.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Compliance Advisory Alert – Emergency Generator Demand Response.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received April 12, 2013, from the New Jersey Transit Corporation regarding Fiscal Year 2013 Request for Federal Financial Assistance.  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. E-mail received March 28, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding News from the County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA

  1. Minutes received April 5, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the February 6, 2013 Meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Minutes received April 5, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the February 28, 2013 Meeting.  PDF Correspondence
  1. List of Allocations received April 10, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority.  PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding DCA Disaster Recovery Workshop – From Devastation to Recovery.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received April 1, 2013, from Verizon regarding a Notification regarding Verizon’s Petition to the Board of Public Utilities for Approval to relocate its Local FiOS TV Business Office.  PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Labow:  Moving right along, Ordinances for Public Hearing.  We have one for second reading.  I open the hearing to the public on:

Ord.#13-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Providing for the Installation of a Yield Sign at the Intersection of Carson Road and Delbar Drive (To be Incorporated into Chapter 245 of the Mount Olive Township Code).

President Labow:  Mr. Nicastro?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes, thank you Madam President.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #13-2013.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Second.  Do I hear any discussion from the public?  Officer?  I didn’t know if you wanted to make a comment.

Officer:  No, we are only here and available if you need us.

President Labow:  In case if we need you?  We always need you.  Any discussion from the Council?  Alrighty, seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously.  

President Labow:  Alrighty, we have Ord. #13-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. Alrighty, we have one for first reading, second reading is going to be on April 30, 2013.

OPTIONAL PUBLIC PORTION ON ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading April 30, 2013

Ord.#14-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to Amend and Supplement Ordinance #52-2002 Entitled “An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Certain Stop Intersections.”

President Labow:  What are you doing to me? 

Miss Masser:  It’s supposed to be An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive…

President Labow:  In the County of Morris…They did this on purpose.

Ord.#14-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to Amend and Supplement Ordinance #52-2002 Entitled “An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Certain Stop Intersections.”

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Madam President, it’s 52-2002, you said 2013.

President Labow:  Thank you very much, I stand corrected.   It’s Supplement Ordinance#52-2002. 
Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  I move that Ord.#14-2013 be introduced by title and passed on First Reading and that a meeting be held on April 30, 2013, at 7:00 pm 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 law.
Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you, any Council discussion?  Seeing none, 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.

President Labow:  Tonight we have 13 Resolutions on the Consent Agenda.  Thank you John and congratulations again.

Mr. Canning:  You don’t want to stay?

Captain Steve Beecher: Thank you very much.

Mr. Mania:  Good night.

Captain Steve Beecher:  Good night.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Open Space Funds for an Agreement with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on a “Fair and Open Basis” Pursuant to the Pay-to-Play Law (MD & Sons Custom Fencing). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Submission of a Tonnage Grant Application to the State of New Jersey for Calendar Year 2012. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Grant Application to the Morris County Historic Trust for 2013. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Golub Animal Hospital for Animal Impound Facilities and Services. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Garden State Laboratories, Inc. for Water and Sewer Testing Services. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Ridgewood Press for Printing Services. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Sewer Ordinance Balance (Ordinance#8-2013 Various Improvements). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance (Y/E Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Abate Certain Nuisance Properties (Block 2913 Lot 4, 41 First Street). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Banisch Associates, Inc. for Services in Connection with the Revision and Update of the Mt. Olive Recreation and Open Space Inventory. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Revising Grant Expenses for the National Recreation and Trail Program (revised). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Open Space Funds for Reimbursement to Careaga Engineering in Connection with the Permitting Fees in Developing Drakesbrook for Lacrosse Fields. PDF Res

 

President Labow:  For Consent Resolutions, we have 13.  Would anyone like to have any removed to Non- Consent?  Seeing none, Mr. Roman, would you please move Resolutions one through thirteen?

Mr. Roman:  I move for approval of Consent Resolutions one through thirteen.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Any Council discussion?  Any discussion from the public?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

President Labow:  Thank you.  Next on our agenda is Consent Motions, Mr. Staszak, would you please move our Bill List?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List.

 

Mr. Staszak:  I move the Bill List.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

Miss Masser:  Who seconded?
 
President Labow:  Who seconded? Ray.  Anybody from the public have any questions?  Seeing none.  Anybody from Council, any questions on the Bill List?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I just want to let you know that an issue was brought to my attention with respect to lower Tinc Road.  That is the portion that cuts into River Road and at the top part cuts into Tinc Road, at that Stop sign.  Someone sent me a whole bunch of pictures of major commercial vehicles going up that road.  As you know the bottom part, the very bottom part is pretty windy.  I have asked the Police Chief to look into a weight restriction on that road.  Some of the pictures were…you’re talking about major tractor trailers going up that road and in speaking to the Police Chief he said that’s what happens with the advent of GPS.  At some point we’re going to be bringing…I believe it’s appropriate to change the weight restriction on that road based on the conditions, it will be coming at some point I would imagine.  

President Labow:  I’d like to know how they can even make it around that first turn coming from River Road.  Like, oh my God.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I don’t know, I guess at some points they have to back down because it’s just not appropriate.

President Labow:  No.  That sounds like a good idea.  Do you want to talk about Saturday’s big event?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Saturday, there is a big event. 

Mr. Mania:  Very good, Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It’s the Momentum Run.  It starts at Turkey Brook, I don’t even know what time.  5K/10K/Lollipop Lap.

Mr. Roman:  Can you say that again?

President Labow:  One Mile Walk.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I know there will be a number of people participating.  I know that Alex is going to be running.  I’m sure Colleen is doing the Lollipop thing. 

President Labow:  I was going to do the Lollipop Lap, but I was actually asked to lead the One Mile Walk so I will be…

Mayor Greenbaum:  There you go; Colleen is doing the One Mile Walk.

President Labow:  I’m doing the One Mile.  Colleen is going to put all the EMS workers to the test when I get about a quarter of the way through that mile, they will be running out to perform emergency services. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’m doing the 10K.

President Labow:  We can’t wait.  I was going to ask you, how is the training going?

Mayor Greenbaum:  It’s not.

President Labow: It’s not?

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’m going to finish the 10K in 55 minutes standing right next to Sean.  Although, it’s very funny because someone purchased a shirt based after last year’s results for my daughter, who’s 10, and on the back of the shirt it says, “Sean, can you read this?”  On the back of the shirt.

President Labow:  I think it’s going to be a great time.  I’m looking forward to it very much so.  Would we like to talk about Opening Day for Baseball on Saturday?

Mayor Greenbaum:  No, there is no one here and most of us were there.  Except for Mr…someone was absent, I won’t say who.

Mr. Ferrante:  I was at soccer.  I was at the Mount Olive Soccer Club.

President Labow:  Anytime you need pointers Mayor, I would be happy to help you out.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Alright, we’re not talking about that.

President Labow:  Moving right along, Old Business Gentleman, anybody have Old Business?  Seeing none, any New Business?  Seeing none, Legal Matters, Mr. Semrau?

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS
Mr. Semrau:  I just want to update the Governing Body and let them know that we are in the process of putting together professional services proposals for the due diligence on the Cobblestone property.  We’re looking at a Phase 1, Environmental Analysis and probably once we confer with Homeless Solutions probably something related to the actual well and the ability to provide water for the site.  We’ll have those Resolutions at the next meeting to go ahead with the due diligence aspect of the Cobblestone, hopefully what will be an acquisition. 
That’s my report. 

President Labow:  Very Good, thank you.  Council Reports, Mr. Ferrante, would you please give us your report?

COUNCIL REPORTS
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  I only have Budd Lake Association has their annual clean up on May 18th.

President Labow:  Very good.  Watch out for the snakes, they’re always fun.

Mr. Ferrante:  Do you mean up here?

President Labow:  I’m talking about down at the woods.  I, one time, went to grab what I thought was a branch and found out it was a snake. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Imagine how the snake felt.

Environmental Committee - none

President Labow:  Next here we have Mr. Mania. 

Senior Citizen Liaison
Mr. Mania:  Nothing on the Senior Citizen.

Planning Board Report
Mr. Mania:  You have a report about the tree bank.  We discussed that at length.  We have an Eagle Scout, Justin Stone, who is going to be planting right in front of the Municipal Buildings.  He is going to be assisted by Jim Lynch.  It’s a nice project.

President Labow:  Very good.

Mr. Mania:  We approved a variance and that was pretty much it.  We have another meeting this Thursday.  I will be attending with one eye.

President Labow:  With one eye?

Mr. Mania:  Yes, I’m going to have surgery tomorrow, Cataract surgery. 

President Labow:  Good luck.

Mr. Mania:  I will have one eye covered.  I will try to make sure I get a report with the one eye. 

President Labow:  There you go.

Mr. Mania:  I’ll do my best.

President Labow:  I’m sure you’ll do great.  You’ll do really well.  Next we have Mr. Nicastro.

Open Space Committee Report
Mr. Nicastro:  Yes, Open Space Committee this weekend is Trail Works Days.  Sunday they are looking for people from one to four to clean up and on May 11th, on Saturday from nine to noon, anyone interested can contact the Rec Department for more information.

Economic Development Committee Report
Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing on Economic Development.

Safety Committee Liaison - none
Library Board Liaison - none

President Labow:  Excellent.  Mr. Perkins?

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins:  Nothing to report.

President Labow:  Nothing, Mr. Roman?

Board of Education Liaison Report
Mr. Roman:  On Board of Education, some of you may be aware the busing issue is going to be done internally, so we should hopefully be seeing the disappearance of those signs throughout the Township. 

Recreation Liaison Report
Mr. Roman:  On Recreation, you guys touched on my stuff.  I’ll report it anyway.  Opening Day was this past Saturday.  Everybody was here in attendance except for some guy over here on the end.  Something about soccer…I don’t know.  It was a great attendance, unfortunately the weather was not as cooperative as before and as someone had told me, it was because of the change of Presidency in that Association.  I don’t know who said that.  We have the 5K/10K this weekend and since you are already doing the 10K, Mr. Mayor, I will be doing the flive K.

President Labow:  The flive K?

Mr. Roman:  The 5K, yes.  We should represent every event.  You are doing the One Mile.  I was going to do the 10K, but since Mr. Mayor was so wholeheartedly wanting do it.

Mr. Mania:  Do you want to switch with him Mayor?

Mr.Roman:  No, I think he’s good.

President Labow:  I think, Mr. Ferrante, you can do the Lollipop Lap because you have the little ones, right?

Mr. Ferrante:  I’m going to do the walk?

President Labow:  You’re going to do the Lollipop?

Mr Ferrante:  No, I’m doing the walk.

President Labow:  You’re doing the One?  Great!

Mr. Nicastro:  No, he’s doing the walk.  And I’m taking his kids to the Lollipop.

Mr. Mania:  He’s taking his kids.

President Labow:  I tell you what John, you can do the One Mile, and I’ll do the Lollipop.

Mr. Roman:  That is all I have to report.

President Labow:  Very Good.  Next we have Mr. Staszak.  I want to tell everybody, Mr. Staszak has agreed to be our Council Liaison for MOTV.  Thank you very much, we greatly appreciate that.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Staszak:  We met on April 7th, some of the things we discussed were the upcoming segments, the waiver provided by Mr. Semrau, which I just finished reviewing and we discussed the schedule of events, the 5K and 10K Run, the Strut your Mutts, the Pirate, and the Building Blitz  for Habitat for Humanity.  The next meeting is May 13th as she shakes her head in the back.  Thank you and that’s it.

President Labow:  That’s great.  Thank you, Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  Jim, since you are now the new official member of the newly formed Mount Olive Television Committee, it would be really nice to see a Council Meeting that doesn’t have last President, Mr. Roman, where Mr. Mania and I are still discussing with the Council President Labow, the great worth that the NJDOT is doing on the paving on Route 46.  That segment has been on the air for the past two or three months and has never been updated. 

Mr. Staszak:  So you want a newer segment.

Mr. Perkins:  It would be nice considering that we have somebody in the back of the room constantly recording these, that they at least get something new on there.  There’s been a lot of important information that could be transferred to some of the public, the viewing public that does watch it on FiOS and Cablevision, that doesn’t have the time or wherewithal to go to YouTube.  If they could look into getting those updated Jim, I would appreciate it.

Mr. Staszak:  We’ll see if we can rotate and add new things along.

Mr. Perkins:  A month or two old isn’t too bad, but….

Mr. Mania:  I think they left us on because they were trying to give us a plug, you and I.

Mr.  Perkins:  I was going to say, it’s the same suit Alex had on, but I think it’s a different one.

Mr. Roman:  I think that was the one day we had the best hair day so I asked them rerun it.

Mr. Staszak:  Thank you Madam President.

TNR Program
President Labow:  Thank you.  And for TNR, I don’t have anything to report this evening.

PUBLIC PORTION - None

President Labow:  Public Portion.  Anybody from the public?  Nothing.  Nothing.  Closed to the public.  Council Comments, Mr. Ferrante?

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Nothing, Mr. Nicastro?

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?  

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  I have a very short list of comments.

President Labow:  As he scrolls it out.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, as I scroll it out.  Aesop’s Fables.  In regards to this Saturday for the run, I am looking forward to that.  Last year I did the One Mile Walk and even though I didn’t participate in some of these spinning classes with the Mayor, I did manage to lose a considerable amount of weight.  This year I am going to run that one mile.  I’m at about .8 miles right now so I think I can make the mile.  If not, the Ambulance Squad will be there taking care of me.  John Mania and myself, this past Sunday attended the Islamic Society of the North of New Jersey Community Welcome at the Budd Lake Fire Station.  Nothing but good things, I spoke on behalf of the Mayor and the Council expressing our appreciation for them having this event.  There were representatives from different cultures from India, Morocco, Pakistan, quite a bit.  They discussed quite a bit about Islam, their belief in God.  They want to participate more in the community.  I’ve asked them to reach out to either Mr. Canning or the Office of the Mayor directly for any possibility of them helping out with anything such as upcoming events such as the Carnival and all.  It was a very nice event, we had a great time.  That’s it Madam President.

President Labow:  Excellent, Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman:  I’m sure all of us are thinking about what had happened yesterday in Boston and I’d be remiss to not point out the example of how a Community comes together whenever there is a tragedy.  It made me think how our Community, whenever anything, nowhere nears the magnitude of what Boston just went through, we all manage to come together.  It just shows the resilience of our populous, not only here in Mount Olive Township, but in the United States.  Thank you.

President Labow:  Excellent.  Mr. Staszek?

Mr. Staszek:  Nothing at this time Madam.

President Labow:  Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania:  Just a couple of things. One, we got a letter from the resident on Shady Lane in Budd Lake about the removal of a tree.  It’s really nice to see the quick response that the Administration had in removing this tree.  It’s such a nice letter.  The other thing I want to mention, Ray forgot to mention, was the good food we tasted there, at this Islamic affair.  We tasted food from probably about seven or eight different countries.

President Labow:  Wow.

Mr. Mania:  Our plates were just mounded and…

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Mania:  It was so nice; they said our guests eat first.  So we had our pick right away.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins, do you want to add to that?

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Madam President.  I would be remiss if I did not mention that Mr. Mania’s first course was spaghetti. 

President Labow:  You never had that before.

Mr. Perkins:  I must say that Arif AAkhtar, who I think all of us are familiar with working here in the Town couldn’t load enough food on John’s plate.  John literally had and I’m not kidding you three full size plates sitting in front of him.

Mr. Mania:  I was saving it for you though.

Mr. Perkins:  Everybody kept trying to get me to eat more.  I had some chicken kabobs and they were fantastic and it was time for me to leave.  John was still there eating when I left. 

Mr. Mania:  He left me there.

Mr. Perkins:  Well, you had too much food.  It was a wonderful food, a wonderful time, but our Vice President, true to his word, he’s Italian he went right for the spaghetti.

President Labow:  He went right for the spaghetti.  I have to say, I wanted to go the event, I had an Open House scheduled on Clinton Ave.  One of the couples that came to the Open House, they had heard about Turkey Brook Park.  They had gone over to Turkey Brook Park and were so amazed when I went to pull out they saw my Open House sign.  They came over and said this house is perfect; it’s walking distance to the park.  I’m hoping that they end up ultimately…

Mr. Mania:  Did you make a sale?

President Labow:  I’m hoping…I’m still waiting…they are trying to figure out where they would fit their new bedroom furniture, we were measuring the rooms.  They were at the park and fell in love with the park and then came right over to the Open House.  That was very nice.  Also, I wanted to say that in talking about the letter we received from Mr. and Mrs. Morin, I called them the other night to make sure they were satisfied.  I called the Mayor right away and Mr. Canning and let them know, a very nice comment from Margaret Morin, the wife, she said that for the first time in years when people ask her where she lives, she is so proud to tell them she lives in Mount Olive Township.  She said in all the years she has lived here, it is the best and they were so impressed, within two days…the very next day somebody came and within two days, three days tops, that tree was completely taken down.    They just could not get over and they thanked the Mayor and the Business Administrator for being so responsive.  I think that’s great, that’s what it is all about, communication.  I also thank you very much.  And without further ado, may I have a motion to adjourn?

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the Executive Session commenced and reopened and was adjourned at 8:27 pm.

           
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Colleen Labow, Council President

I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk 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 30, 2013.


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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

 

 

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