April 30, 2013 Township Council Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:23 p.m. by Council 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 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. Staszak, Mr. Perkins and Mr. Mania

Absent:           Mr. Roman, Sean Canning, Business Administrator

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Fred Semrau, Township Attorney; Jeff Pasek, Township    Attorney; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

President Labow:  Once again I would like to say Mr. Roman is excused from the meeting this evening.  He is on his way back from sunny Florida, so to me he’s having a great time, which is really good.  It’s always good to get away and have a great time.  The next item on our Agenda is approval of Minutes of our previous meeting, Mr. Ferrante would you please approve the April 16, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting? 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

April 16, 2013 WS, PM, & CS (all present)

Mr. Ferrante:  I move to approve the April 16, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you, any questions, concerns?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously.  

President Labow:  Alrighty, we have 58 pieces of Correspondence this evening.  Does anyone want to talk about any of our Correspondence?  Seeing none. 

CORRESPONDENCE
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS
1.         E-mail received April 12, 2013, from North Jersey RC&D regarding April Happenings – North Jersey RC&D. PDF Correspondence
2.         E-mail received April 12, 2013, from New Jersey Planning Officials regarding Announcing 2013 Planning Award Recipients. PDF Correspondence
3.         Letter received April 15, 2013, from Daniel Nelson regarding Sewers in Flanders. PDF Correspondence
4.         Letter received April 15, 2013, from ARC Morris regarding Block 5401, Lot 9 - Sewers in Flanders. PDF Correspondence
5.         Letter received April 15, 2013, from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish regarding Sewers in Flanders. PDF Correspondence
6.         Letter received April 15, 2013, from Darren and Gina Reo regarding Sewers in Flanders. PDF Correspondence
7.         E-mail received April 15, 2013, from Morris Habitat regarding Morris Habitat, Invitation to Hatakawanna Dedication Reminder. PDF Correspondence
8.         E-mail received April 16, 2013, from Morris Habitat regarding the Morris Habitat – Blitz Build 2013. PDF Correspondence
9.         E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors regarding Mayors NJCM Conference Update: Final Agenda and Award Recipients. PDF Correspondence
10.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from Dina Statuto regarding REMINDER – Sandy Sewerage Summit – April 29, 2013. PDF Correspondence
11.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the National League of Cities regarding Action Alert: Call Your Senators to Support S-743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. PDF Correspondence
12.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center regarding It’s not too Late – Share the Bounty. PDF Correspondence
13.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from Rutgers regarding Important Resource for Invasive Species Month. PDF Correspondence
14.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Is Your Downtown Ready for the Next Disaster? PDF Correspondence
15.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding 2013 DNJ Annual Conference Details. PDF Correspondence
16.       E-mail received April 22, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown Conference Seats are Going Quickly. PDF Correspondence
17.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Around the State – Weekly Journal of Events. PDF Correspondence
18.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding Only Hours Left to Help Main Street Retailers End the Online Tax Break. PDF Correspondence
19.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from Morris Habitat regarding Morris Habitat-Blitz Build, Don’t Miss It. PDF Correspondence
20.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center regarding It’s Not too Late—“Share the Bounty.” PDF Correspondence
21.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from Dina Statuto regarding FINAL REMINDER! Sandy Sewerage Summit-April 29. PDF Correspondence
22.       E-mail received April 25, 2013, from Foveonics Imaging regarding Foveonics Imaging Member Events. PDF Correspondence
RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS
23.       Resolution received April 17, 2013, from the Borough of Lincoln Park regarding a Resolution Sharing the Burden of Property Assessment Appeal Refunds. PDF Correspondence
24.       Resolution received April 22, 2013, from Parsippany – Troy Hills regarding a Resolution Sharing the Burden of Property Assessment Appeal Refunds. PDF Correspondence
25.       Ordinance received April 22, 2013, from the Township of Byram regarding an Ordinance Amending Section 240-29 Inoperable Motor Vehicles and Article VI Parking and Loading, Section 240-37 in Chapter 240 Zoning. PDF Correspondence
LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES
26.       E-mail received April 12, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence
27.       E-mail received April 12, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Legal Services. PDF Correspondence
28.       E-mail received April 15, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Invite your Suppliers / Vendors to Exhibit at the League Conference. PDF Correspondence
29.       E-mail received April 15, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Treasurer Testifies on State Budget and ETR. PDF Correspondence
30.       E-mail received April 15, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Visit NJLM Online for Valuable Resources to help you run you Municipality More Efficiently. PDF Correspondence
31.       E-mail received April 15, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Takes Action on Legislation, Signs S-589, Farmland Assessment Changes and Vetoes S-2425, Project Labor Agreement Changes. PDF Correspondence
32.       E-mail received April 16, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Message Free Mold Removal Training Classes to be Held Near Communities Impacted by Sandy. PDF Correspondence
33.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Legislative Alert, New Jersey Digital Government Summit and Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence
34.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Professional Development Seminar. PDF Correspondence
35.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding The Mini One Day Conference. PDF Correspondence
36.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 2013 Mid-Atlantic Grants Conference. PDF Correspondence
37.       E-mail received April 18, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars, 2013 Regional Planning Summit Investing for the New Normal. PDF Correspondence
38.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Federal Marketplace Fairness Act Can Advance to Senate Floor and One Day Mini Conference. PDF Correspondence
39.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Senate Environment and Energy Committee, Sandy Related Bills for Thursday, April 25th. PDF Correspondence
40.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Publications to Assist Local Government Officials & Employees. PDF Correspondence
41.       E-mail received April 22, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence
42.       E-mail received April 22, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Sustainable State Funding Source for Open Space and Farmland Preservation. PDF Correspondence
43.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding GS News Update April 23 Issued. PDF Correspondence
44.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding U.S. Department of Justice Announces Open Application Period for COPS Grants. PDF Correspondence
45.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mini One Day Conference. PDF Correspondence
46.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Stern Region Community Conference Provides Critical Update on FirstNet. PDF Correspondence
DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS
47.       Highlands Exemption documents received April 15, 2013, from Civil Engineering regarding Block 4400, Lot 3 (184 Flanders Netcong Road) PDF Correspondence
48.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Earth Day Celebrations. PDF Correspondence
49.       E-mail received April 19, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Landmark Fertilizer Law. PDF Correspondence
50.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Earth Week Events. PDF Correspondence
MORRIS COUNTY
51.       E-mail received April 12, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris. PDF Correspondence
52.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding 2013 Crime Victims Rights Week Recognition & Recognition Ceremony – 4/22/2013. PDF Correspondence
53.       Minutes received April 22, 2013, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the March 21, 2013 meeting. PDF Correspondence
54.       E-mail received April 22, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding 2013 Crime Victims Rights Week Recognition & Recognition Ceremony – 4/22/2013. PDF Correspondence
DCA
55.       E-mail received April 15, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding New Jersey Disaster Recovery Workshop. PDF Correspondence
56.       E-mail received April 17, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding FY 2014 Local Employer Pension Bills. PDF Correspondence
57.       E-mail received April 22, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering from Superstorm Sandy. PDF Correspondence
58.       E-mail received April 23, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update April 23. PDF Correspondence

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Labow:  We are moving on to our Ordinances for Public Hearing.  One second, I just need to get the cheat sheet.  Thank you very much.  Alrighty, here we go.  I open the hearing to the public on:
Ord.#14-2013             An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Council 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. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes, thank you.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #14-2013.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Does anybody from the public want to…seeing none.  Anybody from Council have any comments, concerns?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Labow:  Ord. #14-2013 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, moving right along, we have no ordinance for first reading this evening and we have six items on our Consent Resolutions.  Would anybody like to have any of them removed to Non Consent?  Seeing none, Mr. Perkins, would you please move our Resolutions this evening?
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading May 14, 2013 - NONE
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 Awarding a Contract to Budd Lake Fire Department for Mt. Olive Carnival & Community Week Parking Service. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive awarding a contract to the Corner Pub for Beer Concession at the Raiders of the Lost Park Mud Run and Mt. Olive Week Carnival Events. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to the PL Custom Body & Equipment Co., Inc. for an Ambulance for Budd Lake Rescue Squad. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a contract to the EMCOR Services NY/NJ for the Municipal Building HVAC Re-commissioning Project. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Reimbursement to Mount Olive Baseball Softball Association for Replacement of Damaged Windscreen on Fencing at Dan Jordan Field#1 During Super Storm Sandy. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Expenditure of Certain Funds from the Township’s Tree Bank Fund for the Beautification of Budd Lake Beach, Flanders Park, Turkey Brook Park and Justin Stone’s Eagle Scout Project. PDF Res

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, I move for adoption of Consent Resolutions numbers one through six.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Would anybody from the public like to address the Council on the Resolutions?   Seeing none, any comments from the Council?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

President Labow:  Alrighty, Mr. Staszak, would you please move our Consent Motions for us?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List
  2. Approval of Peddlers Permit for Richard Glover for Glover Ice Cream.

Mr. Staszak:  I move Consent Motions one and two.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

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

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports, Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Just briefly, today we had the groundbreaking for the Givaudan Braille Trail, very exciting.  Yesterday, I met with the Yellow Team at the Middle School with Mrs. Labow and we talked about different issues that the Township is involved with.  The main topic of discussion to start with was property on Flanders-Drakestown Road, which has been the subject of litigation that the Township is in, the Old General Store Barn that’s right next to Tinc School and it was very interesting to hear the sixth graders talk about issues related to the Town and to talk about their feelings in terms of what they think is right and wrong in Mount Olive.  Today, I actually was at the High School and want to thank Mr. Reska, I actually had discussions with two of his classes, Law and Justice Classes, but I can tell you that 95 percent of the questions really related to Mount Olive Township and what it is like to be Mayor and why I wanted to be Mayor.  It was very interesting, and a very busy couple of days for me.       

President Labow:  You have to say that the meeting with those students yesterday, it was sixth graders, right?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Sixth graders.

President Labow:  It was extremely interesting and the questions they asked were fantastic questions.  A very knowledgeable group of students, I was really impressed.  It’s the kind of thing we should all do once a month or something because the kids are just absolutely phenomenal.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Once a month may be a little much. 

President Labow:  I know.  It was extremely interesting and you know what the best part was, when looking around, there were 110 kids in total and none of them looked bored.  We didn’t even have to have a seventh inning stretch or anything.  They were just really engaged in the whole conversation.  I was really impressed with them.

Mayor Greenbaum: If the teacher didn’t cut it off, we’d still be there.  

President Labow:  Yes, I know.  She said they could only take two more questions because they had to get back and there were a lot more questions that the kids had so we would have been there for a….

Mayor Greenbaum:  I just have one other thing to announce.  This Saturday is Strut your Mutt at Turkey Brook Park. 

President Labow:  There you go.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Hope to see everyone there.  I will be there with my mutt. 

President Labow:  There you go.  My mutt barks too much, I’m leaving her home.  Let me see, we have Legal, I’m sorry, Old Business?  Seeing none, New Business?  Seeing none, Legal Matters?

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS
Mr. Semrau:  Just a couple of matters if I may Council President.  First, tomorrow I have a call with the Administrators, we continue to try to address the issues raised by residents in the vicinity of Connelly Road regarding access.  We hope to give you an update on that matter.  Cobblestone, I’d said that we had ideally wanted to have proposals for you at this meeting but, Homeless Solutions is the developer ultimately of the Cobblestone Property, so we are working with Homeless Solutions to make sure we have proposals for various infrastructure and site evaluation from professionals that they can rely upon.  Hopefully at the next meeting we’ll be ready to go with those proposals and the due diligence for that property.  I just want to also say, sometimes this is what we do and you overlook things that you see all the time on a repetitive basis and your Minutes tonight from the Executive and the Public Portion of the last meeting were on the Agenda this evening.  If you look around at a lot of municipalities, that’s not always the case.  They are timely done and turned around and I think that’s always something to mindful of as far as compliance is concerned.  Last, regarding Strut your Mutt, our office was defending a matter where Mount Olive Township was the defendant in the dog park.  It’s entitled “Case Trainer versus Mount Olive Township” for an incident that occurred in the dog park.  We didn’t believe that the Township was at fault, but the plaintiff did who made repeated demands of close to six figures to settle the case after there was injuries at the dog park and Jeff Pasek is going to tell you about the case.  He has some good news to report regarding this matter.

Jeff Pasek:  Thank you Fred.  Plaintiff had essentially alleged that the Township failed to adequately enforce its own rules and regulations, namely petiquette, which is the dog rules posted in the park and specifically that the Township failed to enforce the rule that dog owners had to keep their dogs under voice control.  At the conclusion of discovery we filed a motion for Summary Judgment, essentially arguing that the Tort Claims Act provided the Township with immunity for negligent supervision in the park.  I am happy to report as Fred intimated that the court granted our motion for Summary Judgment a week and a half ago and all allegations against the Township have been dismissed. 

President Labow:  Excellent.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Which Judge granted Summary Judgment?

Jeff Pasek:  Judge Ramsey.

President Labow:  Excellent.

Mr. Perkins:  Nice.

Mr. Semrau:  And that’s our report.

President Labow:  All good news, very good.  Thank you.

 Mr. Perkins:  That’s some good news tonight from those two guys.

Mr. Mania:  That is good news.

President Labow:  That is very good news.

Mr. Semrau:  We’re going to leave right now.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s about time, you’re here long enough. 

Mr. Semrau:  I’ve been here long enough.  I know when to go.

President Labow:  You’re going to go.

Mr. Mania:  Go by your head.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I actually have another question; were there other reported decisions with other municipalities or does that really set the bar in terms of that type of dog park activity?

Jeff Pasek:  From the research we did that pretty much sets the bar, we didn’t see any other really precedential decisions with the same kind of factual context.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It was really just a tort claims argument, but now next time it happens we’ll be able to site to this case.

Jeff Pasek:  Absolutely.

Fred Semrau:  Everyone cooperated and all of the actions of the Township’s were very responsible and put us in that position as well, from a facts standpoint.  You’re right Mayor, the thing that we looked at these dogs parks are kind of new by the time they get to court although Jeff identified a lot of cases that supported our position nothing on point as far as dog parks are concerned.

Mayor Greenbaum:  That’s very interesting.  It’s unmanned; it really would have been a stretch I think to ultimately apply liability in a situation like this.

Jeff Pasek:  Absolutely Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Great job.

Jeff Pasek:  Thank you.

President Labow:  Excellent.  We’re onto Council Reports, Mr. Ferrante, would you please give us your reports.

COUNCIL REPORTS
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  Only in the Lake, we have the annual lake clean up on May 18th. 

President Labow:  What time does that start?

Mr.  Perkins:  Get there at eight?

President Labow:  Eight?

Mr.Perkins:  Bring donuts.

Mrs. Lashway: Nine a.m.

President Labow:  Nine a.m.  It’s nine a.m. it starts.  Donuts at eight and the cleanup starts at nine.

Mr. Perkins:  Donuts at eight.

President Labow:  Where are you meeting? 

Mr. Ferrante:  I believe they meet at the beach area.

President Labow:  The beach area?

Mr. Ferrante:  Yes.

President Labow:  Okay, very good.

Library Board Liaison 
Mr. Ferrante:  Library meets next week.

President Labow:  Then we have Mr. Mania.

Planning Board Report
Mr. Mania:  We approved the solar panels for Town Hall, Tinc Road School, and Sandshore School.  Unfortunately, we lost a ball field at Sandshore.  I asked if there was any other place the panels could be put.  I was told that the parking lot was too small and the roof of Sandshore School was too old to put panels on it.  They had no alternative but to place the panels on the field, so it was unfortunate that we lost a field but the Township is going to save some bucks with the Town Hall and both schools. 

President Labow:  They said that $1 million over a 15 year period.  Very good then, anything else going on with the Planning Board? 

Mr. Mania:  That was the big thing of the night. 

President Labow:  That was the big discussion.

Mr. Mania:  We didn’t get out of there until 11:00 pm. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  I expect that Siemans will be coming in on the 16th of May, based upon my meetings with Siemans.  That, if it goes through, will likely result in $1million in tax increase to the municipality. 

President Labow:  When you say coming in, you mean to the Planning Board?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Coming into the Planning Board, their plan is that if they can get everything done in time they will be presenting before the Planning Board on May 16th. 

President Labow:  Excellent.  That’s great news, great, great news.  Very good news.  Alrighty, Mr. Mania, do you have anything for the seniors?

Senior Citizen Liaison – none
Mr. Mania:  No, nothing.

President Labow: Mr. Nicastro.

Open Space Committee Report - none
Safety Committee Liaison - none
Mr. Nicastro:  I have nothing to report on either Committee.

President Labow:  Alrighty, Mr. Perkins. 

Mr. Perkins:  Pretty good.

Board of Health Report
Mr. Perkins:  At present, nothing out of the ordinary, just standard course of business.

Economic Development Committee Report - none
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins:  For the Legislative Committee, there are budget hearings down in Trenton so with any luck that should get resolved within the next few weeks.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Economic Developmental Committee last week, so nothing to report.

Board of Education Liaison Report - none
Recreation Liaison Report - none
President Labow:  Mr. Roman is not here this evening.  I would imagine that the Board of Education Report would have been probably pretty much what Mr. Mania….as we know Recreation is moving…

Mr. Nicastro:  One thing I did forget I was just looking to make sure, the trails, they will be doing the trails again, work days scheduled for May 11th from 9 a.m. to noon for anybody who wants to volunteer.

President Labow:  Wonderful.  Excellent.  Mr. Staszak, MOTV.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Staszak:  MOTV, next meeting is May 13th.  I spoke with the school about updating our meetings and they are.

Mr. Perkins:  And they are.  They are updated, thank you.

Mr. Staszak:  I spoke to Andy Roberts and I got a call from the Superintendant today, so we are moving forward and our meetings will be updated regularly now.

President Labow:  Excellent.  Mr. Walsh called me the other day to see how everything is going and I was really happy to report that you had taken over the responsibility as Liaison of MOTV because that was his whole thing.

Mr. Mania:  Yes.

President Labow:  He was so happy and he said to tell you thank you very much.  He is very, very happy that someone has taken an interest in it and that you are taking the ball and running with it.  He wanted to also thank Mrs. Pignitaro for all of her help in moving it forward.  He was very, very pleased so that is really good news.   

TNR Program
President Labow: Now for TNR, we are going to be having our first Annual Spring Yard Sale on the 21st and 22nd of June so if anybody has any donations you’d like to make, we would be happy to take them.  We’re having one of our usual adoption days coming on.  I want say that it’s really nice, Lynne’s Nissan West actually has a program going if somebody buys a car through them, they will donate $100.00 to Mount Olive TNR.  I received a call this evening, they want to know exactly who to make the check out to because somebody bought a car and put down Mount Olive TNR as the recipient of the $100.00 donation, so I thought that was a wonderful thing.

Mr. Mania:  That was nice.

President Labow:  Also, on May 14th, we’re going to have the Mount Olive TNR project and hopefully members of the Board of Health who can make it and we have a Girl Scout Troop 374 who has been working with Mount Olive TNR to earn their Bronze Award.  They had sent me an email, I sent the Council members an email about this.  They sent me an email a couple of weeks ago and said they were willing, approximately how much time do the volunteers put in for the Mount Olive TNR and they wanted to know if there was any way to recognize them.  I suggested a Resolution and the Troop embraced that idea and actually wrote the Resolution themselves.  I sent them some information on what a Resolution is, what it means, verses an Ordinance.  I sent them a couple of examples and Mr. Semrau and Jeff, our attorneys are reviewing it.  The ladies did a wonderful job.  There are seven scouts and they chose to have seven whereases.  It’s only one page gentleman, it’s not very long.  They are going to be at our next Council Meeting and they will each be able to read a paragraph.  It has just been a great learning experience and the Mayor is going to have a Proclamation, it’s just been a wonderful learning experience for everybody involved.  That’s all I have to report for TNR.

PUBLIC PORTION - None

President Labow:  I’d like to ask if anybody from the public has anything that they’d like to add?  Seeing nothing, close the meeting to the public.  Council comments, Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania:  I’m sure you are all aware of the accident that occurred on Sunday, the car that ran into Vincenzo’s Pizzeria.  I was very fortunate to get there quickly.  I was working in my backyard, I thought it was an accident of two cars.  When I got in front of the store, I couldn’t believe the car was actually inside and Brian was there…

President Labow:  Barry.

Mr. Mania:  Barry, I’m sorry, Barry.  I apologize, Barry.

President Labow:  Your first year with the Fire Department, now your name is Brian.  I’m telling you, you’re just doing great today.

Mr. Mania:  They had asked Vinny to get out of the store and he said, “I got pizzas in the oven, they’re gonna burn if I don’t get them out.”  I just think it’s great, our volunteers, how quickly they respond and do a great job.  Thank you.

President Labow:  I stopped by on my way to my open house I was doing over on Clinton Ave. and of course you know I’ve known Vinny for thirty some years, same as you, and Flora, his daughter was there, Nancy, and I just wanted to see that everybody was okay.  When Vinny came I said, “You know Vinny, you need to get a permit if you want to have a drive-through pizzeria, we just don’t allow this.”  He was cracking up laughing so Sunday night I was talking to Flora, I called to see how they were doing, she said they were laughing all day saying when Colleen stops by let us know, we need a permit to have a drive-through pizzeria.  I just want to thank everybody, you guys were so responsive and thank God you were there, right there.

Barry Siefert (from the audience):  We need a drive through. It would be the first one.

President Labow:  Yes, it would be the first drive-through pizza, I think it would be a great idea, just drive through and get a slice and you’re on your way, or a whole pie.  That was amazing too, the picture, I mean that car just fit right in there perfectly.

Mr. Mania:  I assume what happened is instead of putting it in reverse, he put it into drive.

President Labow:  No, no actually what happened, they told me, that he’s the guy that brings deliveries for Vinny and they think he had a stroke, a little mini stroke.    

Mr. Mania:  He had a stroke, Barry?

President   Labow:  They can’t, they can’t…we can’t talk about that.  We can’t talk about HIPPA anybodyNo, it wasn’t the case… 

Mr. Mania:  When they got him out of the car, he looked fine to me.

President Labow:  That was just what they were telling me Sunday night, that we can’t talk about that.  Any other Council Comments?  Any?  Seeing None.  Mayor would you like to…

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mayor Greenbaum:  I have no comment.

President Labow:  No comments.  Alright, can 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 7:42 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 May 14, 2013.


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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

 

 

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Mailing Address:
Mount Olive Township
Post Office Box 450
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Physical Address:
Mount Olive Township
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road
Budd Lake, N.J. 07828

Telephone:
Main (973) 691-0900, Fax (973) 691-1326

Business Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)


 

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