TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - April 24, 2012

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 8:00 pm by Council Vice President Labow.

 

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, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins

 

Absent: Mr. Walsh and Mr. Roman

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Michael Augello, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Mayor Greenbaum

 

Vice President Labow: Once again for the record, I'd like to state that Mr. Walsh and Mr. Roman had previous

engagements for this evening and they've been excused from the meeting and we have a presentation for Jamie

Burkel. Okay, great. She will be here in a minute. Mayor, you have your Proclamation?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Do you want me to go in to the Proclamation?

 

PROCLAMATION - Honoring May 13 – 19 th as “Police Week”

 

Mayor Greenbaum: From the Office of the Mayor – PROCLAMATION Honoring May 13 th - 19 th as “Police Week”

 

WHEREAS , the Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15, 2012 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls as Police Week; and

 

WHEREAS , the members of the Mount Olive Township Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Mount Olive Township; and

 

WHEREAS , it is important that all citizens know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of their police department, and that members of our police department recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, by protecting them against violence or disorder, and by protecting the innocent against deception and the week against oppression or intimidation; and

 

WHEREAS , the Mount Olive Township Police Department has grown to be a modern and scientific law enforcement agency which unceasingly provides a vital public service; and

 

WHEREAS , on May 9, 2012 Mount Olive Township Police Lieutenant John Glinko, Corporal Carl Mase, Detective Craig Casaletto, Officer Chad Rossy, and Officer George Jadue will leave Hanover, New Jersey on a four day, 300 mile bicycle ride in honor of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and will arrive at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 12, 2012 followed by Sergeant Scott Van Ness driving a support vehicle.

 

NOW, THEREFORE I, Mayor Robert Greenbaum, call upon all citizens of Mount Olive Township and upon all patriotic, civil, and educational organizations to observe the week of May 13 through May 19, 2012, as Police Week with appropriate ceremonies in which all of our people may join in commemorating police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in doing so, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.

 

I, FURTHER call upon all citizens of Mount Olive Township to observe, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of those peace officers who, have through their courage deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of duty.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you Mr. Greenbaum.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Thank you.

PRESENTATION – Jamie Burkel

 

Vice President Labow: Mrs. Burkel? Who is going to make the presentation? Mayor?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Yes, ready?

 

Vice President Labow: Do you want to come up to the podium please? What's your daughter's name?

 

Mrs. Burkel: Gia.

 

Vice President Labow: Gia, ohhhh.

 

Mrs. Burkel: She is cranky right now.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Hi Jamie, how are you? Thank you for coming.

 

Mrs. Burkel: Thank you. Mr. Perkins actually brought this to my attention through the Health Department and the through the Board of Health. I was advised that Jamie had leaped into action in the face of an emergency involving a patron at the Budd Lake Diner and performed the Heimlich Manuever thus saving that patron's life and it really takes a special person under extreme circumstances to step up and do what is required and for that reason I'm sure that the Council joins me in giving this you this certificate of achievement in recognition of your efforts on behalf of Mount Olive Township. Thank you very much.

 

Mrs. Burkel: Thank you.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you very much. Thanks for coming. Have a good evening. That's great. Thank you. Alrighty, next on our Agenda we have Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meetings, Mr. Perkins.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

April 10, 2012 WS & PM (all present)

 

Mr . Perkins : Yes, Madam Vice President, I move for the approval of the April 10, 2012, Workshop and

Public Meeting Minutes.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you does anybody have any comments? Nothing? Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey, Inc. regarding Reminder: Two Important Downtown Topics in One Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 12, 2012, from North Jersey RC&D regarding Volunteer Event. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 16, 2012, from New Jersey Planning Officials regarding 2012 Award Recipients Announcement. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 19, 2012, from Morris Habitat regarding Morris Habitat – REGISTER TODAY for our 13 th Annual Historic Bike & Hike. PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES / RESOLUTIONS / CORRESPONDENCE FROM OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Resolution received April 9, 2012, from the Borough of Rockaway regarding a Resolution Opposing the New Jersey Water Supply Fluoridation Act. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received April 10, 2012, from the United Way regarding a Resolution to Keep Municipal Housing Trust Fund Money Within the Respective County. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Ordinance received April 13, 2012, from the Borough of Stanhope regarding Land Use. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received April 13, 2012, from the Town of Dover regarding a Resolution in Memory of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce and to Support the “Alex DeCroce Crime Victim's Bill of Rights.” PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received April 13, 2012, from the Town of Dover regarding a Resolution Calling for the Restoration of Energy Taxes to Municipalities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received April 17, 2012, from the Borough of Netcong regarding a Resolution Supporting Proposed Legislation to Require Fire Districts and County Governments to Pay their Fair Share of Tax Appeal Refunds and Settlements. PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received April 9, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Last Minute Reminder – Please forward to your Vendors and make sure you have the most Current Edition – 2012 NJ Local Government Deskbook. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 9, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Affordable Housing Trust Fund, July Deadline. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 10, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Energy Tax Receipts Restoration Effort Continues and The Mini One Day Conference. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received April 11, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Second Request – Please Support our Men & Women in Uniform. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 12, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Sample Resolution in Support of A-2454, Eliminates Unemployment for Seasonal Workers. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 12, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Workshop & Webinars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 12, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding CEU Tracking System for League Conference Sessions. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 13, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR VENDORS. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 16, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding NJ Digital Summit may 1 st and 2 nd . PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 17, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Press Conference Tax Skim. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 18, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding CEU Tracking System for league Conference Sessions Shut Down. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 18, 2012, from the New Jersey, State League of Municipalities regarding Energy Receipts Restoration Press Conference Update and GMIS Conference for Municipal Tech Managers. PDF Correspondence

 

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

 

  1. Letter received April 9, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding No Further Action Letter and Covenant Not to Sue for Block 3201, Lot 13 (24 Forest Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Certified Letter received April 11, 2012, from PSE&G regarding Notice regarding the Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit Application for various Blocks and Lots. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 12, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Out of Service Underground Oil Tanks for the Former Hilltop Garage located at 499 Sand Shore Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 12, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit #10A, Water Quality Certification and Waiver of Transition Area for Access File No. 1427-02-0019.0. Applicant: Lozier Estates LLC, BL 2801, Lots 11 & 14. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 13, 2012, from Brockerhoff Environmental Services LLC regarding Public Notification – BMT Gas Co., 341 Route 46. NJ PI# 001460. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 16, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Administrative Completeness, Treatment Works Approval Application #12-0067, Mount Olive Mews. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received April 16, 2012, from Price, Meese, Shulman & D'Arminio regarding Application for Site Plan Approval, Nextel of New York, Inc. and Jersey Central Power & Light Co., Washington Twp. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 18, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding NJDOT Complete Streets Training Workshop for Warren, Sussex and Morris Counties. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 19, 2012, from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding New Project Touts Green Practices and Potential Cost Savings for New Jersey Hotels. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 19, 2012, from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding New Jersey Updates Recreational Fish Consumption Advisories. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. E-mail received April 5, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding the Morris County Green Table Forum. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received April 17, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding MCPO Crime Victim's Rights Week Recognition & Remembrance Ceremony. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Amended Application received April 20, 2012, from Wunner Engineering Associates, PA regarding Hackettstown Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Block 8300, Lot 5.01. (11 Stephens Park Road) PDF Correspondence

 

ABC

 

  1. Letter received April 10, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control regarding Application for Annual State Permit Filed on Behalf of Corporate Café, LLC. (restaurant within the Flanders Valley Golf Club) PDF Correspondence

 

TORT / SUMMONS

 

  1. Summons received April 12, 2012, from Morris County Superior Court regarding Amy Gulli v. Township of Mount Olive. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Summons received April 12, 2012, from Morris County Superior Court regarding Amy Gulli v. Mount Olive Recreation Department. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. E-mail received April 17, 2012, from The Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: April 17, 2012. PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Notice received April 17, 2012, from PSE&G regarding Public Service Electric and Gas Company Application for a Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit, Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit and Water Quality Certification in Support of the Proposed BPU and NERC Vegetation Maintenance Compliance Project; transversing various streams, blocks and lots within the following New Jersey Counties – Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren. PDF Correspondence

 

Vice President Labow: Okay, Correspondence. We have a total of 40 pieces of Correspondence. Does

anybody want to have any comments, concerns, discussion? Seeing none, we are moving on to our

Ordinances for Public Hearing.

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

 

Vice President Labow: Alrighty, our first ordinance, I open the hearing to the public on:

 

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.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Madam Vice President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #11-2012.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you, do I hear a second?

 

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Anybody from the public? Seeing none, any Council members? Roll Call

please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Labow: Alrighty, now I have to read this next part here. Ord. #11-2012 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. The next ordinance on the Agenda, I open the hearing to the

public on:

 

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.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Ferrante.

 

Mr. Ferrante: Thank you. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #12-2012.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Anybody from the public? Seeing none, anybody from Council?

Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Labow: Ord. #12-2012 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. The next

ordinance on the Agenda, I open the hearing to the public on:

 

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.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Nicastro.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Yes, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #13-2012.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you Mr. Mania. Anybody from the public? Seeing none, any Council

members? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Labow: Ord. #13-2012 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. Let me

see, the next ordinance is Ord. #14-2012. I open the public, I open the hearing to the public…

 

Mrs. Lashway: Read the title.

 

Mr. Perkins: You've got to read it.

 

Vice President Labow: I know but I said it in reverse. I didn't do the open thing first. I open the

hearing to the public on:

 

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.”

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Madam Vice President. I move to amend for final adoption and passage of Ord. #14-2012.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Second.

 

Mr. Perkins: Madam Vice President, I move to amend Section 1 under Section 78-6 entitled proximity of

licensed premise shall read as follows, “That no licenses or permanent permits except Club licenses, Social

Affair Permits, renewals and transfers at existing locations shall be granted or transferred to premise within a

radius of 1,200 feet of any existing licensed premises. The distance restriction shall not apply to the C-2 and the

C-L1 zones.”

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Do I have a second?

 

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: I'm opening the ordinance to the public for any comments. Seeing none…

 

Mrs. Lashway: There is something not correct there. The C-2 is what we are taking out so the distance

restriction shall not apply to the C-L1 zone. It currently reads C-2. C-2 is what we are taking out.

 

Mr. Perkins: C-2 is coming out? Okay.

 

Mrs. Lashway: Yes.

 

Mr. Perkins: We amend it to remove the C-2.

 

Mrs. Lashway: Right.

 

Vice President Labow: You don't have to read it again? Do we have to second it? No, we're good?

 

Mrs. Lashway: We do need a second.

 

Vice President Labow: Yes, we do need a second.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Any comments from the public? Mr. Stadelman? You are all good with this one.

Everything is good. Thank you. Any Council? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Labow: Ord. #13-2012 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. Okay, we are

on to Consent Resolutions.

 

Mr. Mania: We've got two ordinances for first reading.

 

Vice President Labow: I'm sorry. My mistake. See that, I was jumping right down past there.

 

Mr. Perkins: You could have went for a Motion to Adjourn.

 

Vice President Labow: Is that a point of order?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I like the way Ray thinks.

 

OPTIONAL PUBLIC PORTION ON ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (second reading May 8, 2012)

 

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

 

Ord.#15-2012 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, to Accept a Deed of Dedication of a Right-of-Way from Ciel West Lake Properties, LLC, as Further Described Herein and Pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of this Ordinance.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Walsh is not here so Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Madam Vice President, I move that Ord. #15-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on May 8, 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.

 

Vice President Labow: Do I hear a second?

 

Mr. Mania: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Anybody from the public like to make a comment on this

ordinance? Mr. Nelson or Mr. Russell.

 

Nelson Russell, Budd Lake: I'm just wondering what the difference is between this ordinance and the

next one.

 

Mrs. Lashway: One is a right of way and one is a site triangle.

 

Vice President Labow: It's two different pieces of property. One is for a right of way and one is for the

triangle they said.

 

Mr. Nelson: One is for a right of way and one is for…

 

Vice President Labow: Sight triangle.

 

Mr. Nelson: Okay thank you.

 

Vice President Labow: We will have more details on this at the next meeting also. Thank you. Any

Council comments? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call.

 

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Labow: The next item on the Agenda:

 

Ord.#16-2012 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, to Accept a Deed of Easement for a Sight Triangle from Ciel West Lake Properties, LLC, as Further Described Herein and Pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of this Ordinance.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Mania.

 

Mr. Mania: Thank you Madam Vice President. I move that Ord. #16-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on May 8, 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. Perkins: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Anybody from the public? Seeing none, any Council members?

Seeing none. Thank you. Moving right along. I'm sorry, too fast, I saw that look Mr. Mayor. 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 Council of the Township of Mount Olive R equesting Review and Approval of a Revised Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund Spending Plan. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing Change Order No. 2 in Connection with the Flanders Well# 2 Process Upgrades. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing Change Order No. 2 and Final Payment No. 2 in Connection with the Contract with Matina & Sons, Inc. for Tinc-Lynnwood-Goldmine Interconnection. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing the Submission of the 2011 Tonnage Grant Application to the State of New Jersey. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A ffirming the Township's Civil Rights Policy with Respect to all Officials, Appointees, Employees, Prospective Employees, Volunteers, Independent Contractors and Members of the Public that Come in Contact with Township Employees, Officials and Volunteers. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A dopting the Mount Olive Township Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Au thorizing Disposal of Surplus Property. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A pproving a Vendor Service Contract on a “Non-Fair and Open” Basis Pursuant to the “Pay-to-Play” Law (ADP Inc.). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive R equesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2012 Municipal Budget ($2,000 for Donation – Cablevision Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing a Financial Management Policy. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A pproving a Developer's Agreement for the Foreign Trade Zone. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A pproving a Developer's Agreement for Mt. Olive Industrial Realty Company, LLC. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Wa iving Certain Portions of the Noise Ordinance for Panera Bread – ITC Location. PDF Res

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

Vice President Labow: Moving right along to Consent Resolutions. We have 13, would anybody like to have any removed? Seeing none, any questions? Seeing none, Mr. Walsh is not here. Mr. Mania, would you like to move?

 

Mr. Mania: Yes, Madam Chair, I move for approval of the Consent Resolutions 1 through 13.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Second?

 

Mr. Nicastro: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Anybody from the public have any questions, concerns about Resolutions 1 through 13? Seeing none, any Council? Seeing none, can I have a Roll Call please?

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

CONSENT MOTIONS

 

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Vice President Labow: We have no resolutions on the Non-Consent Agenda and now we are on to Consent Motions. Mr. Nicastro, would you like to move our Bill List for us please?

 

Mr. Nicastro: No.

 

Vice President Labow: Okay, that's fine.

 

Mr. Mania: Just move it.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Yes.

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

Vice President Labow: Thank you. Seconded and do I have anybody from the public with any questions about our Bill List this evening? Seeing none, any Council members have any questions on the Bill List? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

Mrs. Lashway: I just need clarification. Mr. Nicastro moved it. Who seconded it?

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Perkins.

 

Mrs. Lashway: Thank you.

 

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

 

 

Vice President Labow: Does anybody have any Old Business this evening? Old Business. No, I wasn't calling you old Mr. Greenbaum.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: No, I thought Administrative Reports was next but if you are going to skip by it and go right to Old Business that's okay.

 

Vice President Labow: I'm sorry. You know what? I turned the page. Administrative Reports please.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Mayor Greenbaum: We don't have any, no, I'm just kidding.

 

Vice President Labow: You can't possibly not have any. You just had this great weekend.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Yes, let me talk about the 5K. First of all kudos to the Township Recreation Department and Lisa Pignataro from my office and for all the participation from Council. It was a tremendous event and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In fact, I've heard no negative comment. The traffic plan, the registration plan, the way that the event went off was spectacular and it is an event which I've heard from almost every participant that they are looking forward to next year's event as well. It was a quick hitter. People showed up between 8 and 9 o'clock and didn't want to leave at the end of the event. The weather was fair at best. The sun was coming in and out. It wasn't a great day. It wasn't a bad day weather wise but overall people's feedback was that it was an event that brought the community together and overwhelmingly people said that it is something that has long been needed in Mount Olive and they are looking forward to more events of that type. I would be remiss if I didn't, on the highest level, thank those people who spent hours and hours and hours putting the event together. A great success. Besides that there are several other issues that I wanted to discuss. Sean and the government are currently working on the policies and procedures handbook which is going to be revised and we would be getting it within the next couple of meetings. The Administration is moving forward with a look see at fleet services which is an onerous task in terms of looking at it from whether or not we'd save money at the initial stage, how it would structured, what options would be available in terms of where we would go with fleet maintenance and what the outlook would be down the road in terms of how the Township would either benefit from bringing it back in house or it would be detrimental from a monetary perspective. So that will be coming shortly as well. Also, an update with respect to our affordable housing trust fund. We just recently received an appraisal with respect to the property that we are looking at which is going to be forwarded off to the property owner for consideration and I should be able to get back to Council with some type of update within, hopefully the next meeting. If not, the meeting thereafter. So we are moving forward on all fronts and as I said, it was a great day on Saturday for the municipality.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Canning, do you have anything?

 

Mr. Canning: No.

 

Vice President Labow: It was an absolutely fantastic event Saturday. It was so great. I don't think I've seen that many smiling faces in one spot in a really long time. It was great.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I would just like to say that Rob came in at number 22 at a time of 23:14. I'm just not going to say what time Sean came in because I didn't see him.

 

Mr. Canning: It was a little bit later.

 

Vice President Labow: I thought that Mrs. Greenbaum came in before you.

 

Mr. Mania: He let you win, you being his boss.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Is this the four queens and folding?

 

Vice President Labow: Mayor, what time did Mrs. Greenbaum have?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Mrs. Greenbaum, you know there was a mistake. There was a mistake in the reporting of the times. Actually Jack Greenbaum came in seventh at about 21 minutes who happens to be 15 going on 16 and runs cross country track.

 

Vice President Labow: But your legs are longer.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: As opposed to Rob Greenbaum who is 49 and I have to tell you, every time I passed somebody I know, all I got was, you know your son is kicking your butt. Halle actually came in at 27 minutes and, sorry Sean, beat Sean.

 

Vice President Labow: It was a fun, fun day. Anybody? It was a great day. Old Business.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Vice President Labow: Seeing none, New Business?

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Vice President Labow: No New Business?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Can I just add one thing to my comment?

 

Vice President Labow: Sure.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I forgot to mention Jim Lynch and his crew in terms of the effort that went, it was really flawless, a flawless effort. Thank you. Sorry about that.

 

Vice President Labow: I have to agree with you. It was unbelievable. I think, I don't want to jinx it but it was the first time, I think, that we ever had an event and I didn't hear anybody at all complain. It was just great, fantastic.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Sean was complaining after the race.

 

Vice President Labow: Oh, I forgot. I know he wanted to know…

 

Mr. Perkins: Sean, something about the bagels I think it was.

 

Mr. Mania: No cream cheese, right Sean?

 

Vice President Labow: Yes, Mr. Mania. Oh, I thought you had your hand up Mr. Mania. Okay, Legal Matters.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. Augello: The only think I have to report on is the Charters Farm matter. Fred wanted me to let the Council know that we finally closed on it and I gave the closing check to Miss Murphy at the beginning of the meeting for the amount of $353,500.00.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: I just wanted to make a quick comment on the Charters Farm. It's nice to see that thing finally getting resolved but as I told the Clerk, I found it a little, I was a little taken aback to find out that because someone had retired that had done an appraisal or a survey I guess, that that was no longer “effective.” I kind of find that hard to believe. I would find it hard to believe that once Lisa retires that everything she did as a certified clerk is not longer valid because she decided to retire. I just found it kind of sad that we would have to pony up some more money.

 

Mr. Augello: I agree with you Mr. Perkins.

 

Vice President Labow: That is unusual. Let's see, Council Reports.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Recreation Liaison Report

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Roman is not here this evening and we already, basically our Recreation Report with this great event this past weekend. Board of Health, Mr. Perkins.

 

Board of Health Report

 

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report Madam President. I couldn't make the meeting on Wednesday but I do know that they are passing an ordinance something to do with massage parlors.

 

Mr. Mania: Really?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yeah, that will be interesting. That came at the request of the Police Department so I will be able to bring Council up to date once I see where that goes.

 

Vice President Labow: That's been going on for about four or five years now.

 

Mr. Perkins: I don't want to dig to deep into it now Madam Vice President if we can't.

 

Vice President Labow: Watch that madam comment with the massage parlors. Rob?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I was just thinking about the ventriloquist comment.

 

Vice President Labow: Alrighty, here we go, Legislative Committee, Mr. Perkins.

 

Legislative Committee Report

 

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report at this time. They are working around with the budgets and trying to get things resolved down in Trenton. They are working in our interest trying to, I keep pressing, I've told all of our legislators to reduce my income tax. Property tax is nice. I'll do my job, I'm sure we all will, to reduce property taxes but this year, again, I wrote out a check for $700 to go to the State this year. I'm getting a little tired of them taking tons of my money all year long and I still have to write them a check.

 

Vice President Labow: Yeah.

 

Mr. Perkins: If you cut 10% off of that, I'll be mighty happy.

 

Vice President Labow: There you go. Let's see, we have Planning Board, Mr. Walsh, but Mr. Greenbaum.

 

Planning Board Report

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Yes, Planning Board is currently in the process of dealing with an application from Eleventh Hour Rescue who is looking to put in a facility on Route 46. They need a use variance to be able to do it; therefore myself and Mr. Walsh are not able to sit because we can't sit on a use variance. It has caused an issue in terms of the appropriate number of members of the Planning Board. For a use variance you need a super majority which is five out of seven votes. If one person or two people are absent, obviously you can see that it now requires unanimity to pass it so the meeting last Thursday was cancelled because the applicant, it's always at the applicant's right to have a full board and in that particular instance the meeting was cancelled because there were, I think there were only six, either five or six members who could be present. That's the major application which is before the board currently.

 

Vice President Labow: Very good. Thank you. Board of Education is Mr. Walsh. He's not here this evening.

 

Board of Education Liaison Report

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Ferrante, Open Space.

 

Open Space Committee Report

 

Mr. Ferrante: This past Sunday with coordination with the Mount Olive Pride Committee, we had our Earth Day festivities. Although it rained, it was still a good time. We had an introduction by the Open Space Committee to the greenway trails. I did take part. It was my first time walking the trails. It was a great experience.

 

Vice President Labow: That's really nice. Mr. Canning?

 

Mr. Canning: Just as a follow up to that, I spoke to Mr. Lynch. I believe, if they are not there already, there's a recycling can and a sanitation can going to the entrance to that trail.

 

Vice President Labow: I didn't have a chance, Mr. Ferrante, I had spoke with Mr. Canning because there was a lot of debris that was dumped there and since that is a part of our Township parks, I thought it would be a good idea to have a recycling can and a trash receptacle on location so people can obviously throw their garbage away instead of dumping it and Mr. Canning worked on it right away.

 

Mr. Canning: Mr. Lynch, Jim either has it on the way or it's done.

 

Vice President Labow: And Mr. Lynch. Very good. Thank you. Let me see, who else? Mr. Ferrante, Lake/Environment.

 

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

 

Mr. Ferrante : Just a reminder, Saturday, May 5 th is the annual Lake cleanup.

 

Vice President Labow: Very good. Library Board, Mr. Ferrante.

 

Library Board Liaison

 

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing to report.

 

Vice President Labow: Safety Committee, Mr. Nicastro.

 

Safety Committee Liaison

 

Mr. Nicastro: Didn't have a meeting yet.

 

Economic Development Committee Report

 

Mr. Nicastro: Tomorrow is Economic Development.

 

Vice President Labow: Alright, very good. Mr. Mania.

 

Senior Citizen Liaison

 

Mr. Mania: None.

 

Vice President Labow: Do the seniors know that they got the computer access?

 

Mr. Mania: Pardon?

 

Vice President Labow: Do the seniors know they have internet access now?

 

Mr. Mania: Yes.

 

Pride Committee Report

 

Vice President Labow: Oh good. Thanks. Pride Committee, Mr. Ferrante and I are, together with that with the trails. It was very nice. We had, I don't know, 15 people, 20 people. Some kids out there walking and it was a really good time. It was real cold but it is always good to go through the trails.

 

TNR Program

 

Vice President Labow: TNR Program, TNR had an adoption day this past Saturday and they had some help from the scouts. They were able to raise a nice amount of funds, not as much as they need but it was great. The kids had a good time and that's it.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

Vice President Labow: I open the meeting to the Public. Anybody have any comments? Alright, seeing none, any Council Comments? Mr. Perkins.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mr. Perkins: Thank you Madam Vice President. Don't take the Madam personally. It's not a MaDam. The, Saturday, for the Mayor's 5K run and the one mile very very slow walk that I took, it was a great turnout. It was a wonderful event to see the community coming together utilizing the park that we all take pride in here. I think the last time we've seen that amount of people was when we had our Mt. Olive Carnival. There was a lot of smiling faces, a lot more people a lot more healthier than I am. I did give it a shot. I was able to beat a guy who is 10 years, 20 years my senior. Everybody there had a great time. It was a nice event. We had a lot of volunteers from the Township people that were helping out. Lisa, you guys all did an excellent job. I know I enjoyed myself. A little sore but then again it was great to have the community up and running and doing things. On that note I would sure hope that anybody that is able bodied and we give out free gloves and plastic bags and Saturday is a wonderful time to walk around and help us clean up Budd Lake. That's it Madam Vice President.

 

Vice President Labow: I have one question. Mr. Perkins, do you have your gloves and everything for Saturday?

 

Mr. Perkins: I keep a spare pair.

 

Vice President Labow: Oh, because I have them in the back of the car from Sunday. I forgot to bring them in. Mr. Mania?

 

Mr. Mania: Just a quick comment. Myself, the Mayor and Sean were able to meet with the contractor concerning Turkey Brook and we got positive feedback from him and it is looking good.

 

Vice President Labow: Very good.

 

Mayor Greenbaum: Yes and lacrosse has also been notified of the timetable which the contractor agreed to and we are very very happy with the contractor stepping up and helping the Township out with a number of different projects – very grateful.

 

Vice President Labow: Good, excellent. Mr. Ferrante?

 

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing.

 

Vice President Labow: Mr. Nicastro?

 

Mr. Nicastro: Nothing.

 

Vice President Labow: Yes, Mr. Mayor?

 

Mayor Greenbaum: I just wanted to remind everybody that this Friday night there is a retirement party for Mike Patchunka.

 

Mr. Mania: Right.

 

Vice President Labow: Very good, thank you and I have nothing this evening.

 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:32 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 May 8, 2012.

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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