The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:52 p.m. by Council President Labow. 

President Labow:  We are now on our Public Meeting.  Just to clarify for everyone, the beginning, the first section of the Meeting this evening is our Conference Meeting where we discuss the issues and now we go into our Public Meeting where we actually do our voting and further discussion and presentations.  We’ve already had our Pledge of Allegiance and I’m going to ask Mrs. Lashway to please read the Open Public Meetings Act Announcement.

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. Perkins, Mr. Roman and Mrs. Labow

Absent:           Mr. Mania, Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Staszak

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Nanette Thomas, Township Attorney; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

August 6, 2013 WS, PM & CS (Mr. Mania absent)

President Labow:  Let the record reflect that Mr. Staszak, Mr. Mania and Mr. Nicastro have been excused from the meeting this evening.  First on the Agenda, Approval of Minutes.  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure, I move to approve the August 6, 2013 Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session Minutes.

Mrs. Lashway:  There was an error, there was no Closed Session, it’s just the Workshop and Public Meeting.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

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

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

Presentations:

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Honoring Carl F. Reiners for His Years of Service, Commitment and Dedication to the Township of Mount Olive. PDF Res – R. Perkins

 

  1. Resolution of the Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commending Ruthann Fulton for Her Service to the Mount Olive Township Police Department. PDF Res – A. Roman

President Labow:  Next on our Agenda are our presentations.  The first one…Carl’s here.  Our first resolution this evening…Mr. Reiner would you meet me at the podium please?  Mayor, would you join us?  Mr. Reiner was one our Sanitary Inspectors in our Health Department and I was actually the Chair of the Board of Health when Carl came on board and it’s been an honor knowing you and working with you all these years.  This evening, we have a resolution for his retirement. 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF
MOUNT OLIVE HONORING CARL F. REINERS FOR HIS YEARS OF SERVICE, commitment AND DEDICATION TO THE TOWNSHIP OF MOUNT OLIVE

WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners has served the Township of Mount Olive for the last seven years as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist; and

WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners completed the intensive training course in Environment and Public Health at Rutgers University followed by an internship at the Mount Olive Township Health Department; and
WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners has a unique background having worked as a high school English teacher for twenty-five years; and
WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners has in the past trained Unites States and allied military personnel in principles and practices of proper sanitation and food handling techniques, along with other medical training; and
WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners has in the past served on active duty in the Unites States Army, including a combat tour in Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners has retired from employment with the Township of Mount Olive on August 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Carl F. Reiners and his service will certainly be missed by the residents of Mount Olive Township; and
WHEREAS, during his seven years of service to Mount Olive Township Carl F. Reiners has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues for his public service and dedication to the residents of Mount Olive Township; and
WHEREAS, the Township of Mount Olive wishes Carl F. Reiners the best of luck on his retirement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris and State of New Jersey that Carl F. Reiners is hereby recognized and honored for his dedication, service and commitment to the residents of the Township of Mount Olive in appreciation of his career and contributions to the Township of Mount Olive.

Council, would you please move this resolution for us? 

Mr. Perkins:  I move for passage of resolution number one. 

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Labow:  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  Thank you Carl.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I have something as well.

President Labow:  The Mayor has something as well.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Less worthy of course.  In honor of seven years of dedicated service to Mount Olive Township, your loyalty and friendship will always be remembered.  We wish you the best in your retirement, although we hope you’ll consider coming back to Mount Olive Township in some capacity on an interim basis.  Congratulations and it really has been a pleasure.

Mr. Roman:  Congratulations.  That was his, so it’s good.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Your’e fired.

Mr. Perkins:  Thanks Rob.

President Labow:  Thank you Carl.  Next on our Agenda we have another fantastic presentation.  Ruthann, would you come join me please?  This resolution, I’m going to ask Mr. Roman to move this resolution for us please.

Mr. Roman:  I move for approval of resolution number two.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Here you go Mayor.  I’ll read this and then we’ll go on to our Roll Call.  Do we have our Mayor?  There he is.  I’ve known Ruthann for many, many years.

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF
 MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP COMMENDING RUTHANN FULTON FOR HER SERVICE TO THE MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

WHEREAS, Mount Olive Township wishes to acknowledge and pay tribute to exceptional individuals who have greatly contributed to our community; and
WHEREAS, in April of 1998, the Jersey Battered Women’s Service in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, established the Domestic Violence Response Team; and
WHEREAS, in November of 1998, the Mount Olive Police Department established their Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team; and
WHEREAS, Ruthann Fulton has been an active volunteer for the Mount Olive Police Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team for fifteen years, serving as Team Leader; and
WHEREAS, Ruthann Fulton volunteered numerous hours, incurred personal sacrifice and exhibited outstanding community spirit in her service, while maintaining a demeanor that made working with her a pleasure; and
WHEREAS, Ruthann Fulton imparted knowledge and wisdom to those she mentored, compassion and selflessness to those in need, and inspiration and encouragement to those she led; and
WHEREAS, Ruthann Fulton is a life-long resident of Mount Olive Township, and actively participates in other community organizations and efforts; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Mount Olive Township and the members of the Mount Olive Township Police Department have been fortunate to have such a dedicated woman serve them so well for so long.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive that they do hereby express sincere gratitude to Ruthann Fulton for her years of outstanding public service to the citizens of Mount Olive and do further wish her health, happiness and fortune in her future endeavors.

Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  I just want to also state for the record that in 1999 I received my certification as an advocate on the Domestic Violence Response Team and Ruthann was my mentor.  It was a pleasure working with her for numerous years and enough words cannot even express what a fabulous job she’s done helping this community. 

Captain Beecher:  Ruthann has been a keystone of community based volunteer efforts in our community for close to 20 years.  Not only has she been involved with the CRT Team with domestic violence, but she has been involved in MOMAC and she has been involved with DARE.  In these times where people never seem to have enough time to do what you want to do, Ruthann, for almost 20 years has been a woman that you can count on to lend a hand.  For those that don’t know about the crisis response team, they come out at all hours of the night on domestic violence cases and counsel the victims of domestic violence and explain to them the options that they have to change the circumstances in their life.  The goal of course is to stop the cycle of abuse.  These are women, mostly women that volunteer their time to come out and do this and not only did Ruthann do it, but she managed it.  Anybody that’s been in any type of managerial position knows that there is a lot of extra duties that goes with that and Ruthann did that for over 14 years.  Of course, we would be remiss if we did not recognize ourselves, all the efforts that you put forth for us and the community.  We can’t thank you enough.  On behalf of Chief Spitzer and the entire Police Department, Ruthann, you get the Civilian Service Award.  This is awarded for personal assistance by a Civilian in apprending a criminal or extending oneself beyond one’s safety in prompt action to aid people who are in danger.  You have done that for years.  We can’t thank you enough. 

Civilian Service Award – Kaitlyn Halter

Tonight, we’re here to recognize four people for their contributions.  The next person is a civilian as well.  This was in reference we received back in August 2012.  I would first like to ask the officers that were present and had dealings with this call to step forward, Officer Casey Grimm, Sergeant Mark Carlstrom, and Officer William Gremmo.  Kaitlyn, if you could step forward and join these Officers here.  You’re a seasoned 15 years old now?  Okay. Kaitlyn, on August 14, 2012 at approximately noon, you were home alone when she heard an unexpected knock at her front door.  Correctly and as you had been instructed to do, you did not open the door for this stranger.  After the person knocking received no answer, he opened the back door of your house and entered.  You saw each other, he was surprised to find you home.  He asked for “Matt” and then left abruptly.  Although the encounter was brief and you were startled yourself, you knew something was wrong.  You promptly called your parents who in turn called the Police.  Your quick response aided us in responding to the area in a timely manner.  Upon the arrival of officers, you were able to give a through and accurate description of the subject and his direction of flight.  This information was relayed to responding police in the area and as a result, it resulted in the immediate apprehension of the burglar in a nearby neighborhood.  During the officer’s investigation, they not only determined that this was the person who had broken into your home, but that he had committed a prior burglary and that he had the proceeds of that burglary on him, nearly $4,000.00 in cash and other items.  Kaitlyn, tonight we are here to commend you for maintaining your composure, calling for assistance quickly and upon the arrival of officers, being an exceptional witness.  Your actions on the 14th of August 2012, resulted in the apprehension of a burglar, the return of items to a previous victim and the prevention of further thefts that day.  We appreciate and commend your service to the community.  As a result of your actions that day, you are hereby awarded the Civilian Service Medal. 

Swearing in:    Officer Andrew Spotts
Office Michael Carletta
Special Officer Joseph Kluska

If you look behind you, you will see a number of Officers here to watch our two new Officers get formally sworn in tonight.  All of these Officers that you see back here have themselves run the gauntlet of the police selection process.  When we start our process, we start with a written test and for those of you that are familiar with Mount Olive High School, if you know the cafeteria, we have packed every seat in that cafeteria with a candidate that wants to become a Mount Olive Police Officer.  The test that these two newest officers took, we had over 500 applicants that day sitting and we hired approximately five officers off of that test.  When these guys are coming in there, you really have to want the job because it can be demoralizing to know that you don’t have a lot of openings and you are competing with all of these guys.  After they take the written test, we take the top 50 percent from that and those guys move onto a PT assessment, a physical test.  Once again, it’s the same thing, so they show up. There’s 500 for the written, they go for the PT test and there’s 250 guys that we test all through the course of the day.  After that they move onto a series of interviews.  There’s an objective pre-employment interview, there’s a panel where they have to sit out there in front of eight officers out there, it seems in never, never land, all by themselves, and then they have to sit before the Chief for that interview.  All that to just get the chance to get into the academy.  I know the families of these two young men have to be extremely proud of their accomplishments.  When our guys go to the academy, we have no doubt that they will excel because the process to get on here is that tough.  The first officer I’m going to introduce tonight is Officer Andrew Spotts.  Would you please step forward Andrew?  Officer Spotts is a 2004 graduate of Warwick High School in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  He received his Bachelors Degree in 2007 from Geneva College in the same state.  Officer Spotts worked for Warren County Communications from March 2010 until his being hired as a Mount Olive Police Dispatcher in January 2012.  In January 2013, he was hired as a police officer with Mount Olive and subsequently attended Morris County Police Academy graduating with the 80th basic police class.  Officer Spotts graduated with distinction.  He was the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award, an award given for the highest academic score in the class.  He was also awarded the Physical Fitness Achievement Award, an award given for the recruit with the highest physical fitness scores.  I’d like to add here that Chief Spitzer commented, “what about the Firearms Award”?  Office Spotts is currently assigned to the Patrol Division’s D Squad and he is commanded by Sergeant Mark Carlstrom.  Officer Spotts is assigned to field training Officer William Gremmo.  Kathleen, Andrew’s wife will be holding the Bible. 

Mr. Roman:  I think he just graduated high school.

Mrs. Lashway, Township Clerk performed swearing in of Officer Andrew Spotts.

Captain Beecher:  Officer Spotts is here tonight with his children, Shea and Camden and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Rebe.  Congratulations.  Our next Officer is Michael Carletta.  Officer Carletta took a slightly different path but he is an exceptional officer none the less.  He is a 2009 graduate of Jackson Memorial High School in Jackson, New Jersey.  Following high school he attended Ocean County College where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 2012.  While at college he also played for the soccer team.  While attending college he took evening classes at the Ocean County Police Academy.  He did so to become a Special Police Officer Class II.  He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in May 2011.  Since his graduation, he has been working as a Class II Special for the Seaside Heights Police Department working the boards.  Officer Carletta was hired by the Mount Olive Police this past July.  He is presently assigned to the Patrol Division’s A Squad commanded by Sergeant Annecchiarico.  He is assigned to field training Officer Matt Gumann.  Officer Carletta is here tonight with his parents, James and Judith, his girlfriend Morgan and her brother Connor and her parents, Charles and Kia Lowrey.  Holding the Bible for Officer Carletta’s Oath of Office tonight is Morgan.  Morgan, would you please step forward? 

Mrs. Lashway, Township Clerk performed swearing in of Officer Andrew Spotts.

 Captain Beecher:  I would like to again Congratulate tonight’s honorees on their accomplishments and thank the Council and the Mayor for giving us the opportunity to do so.  Thank you.

President Labow:  Thank you very much.  

Chief Spitzer:  Just real quickly, I obviously didn’t speak tonight and there was a reason for that.  We scheduled this a couple of times and we’ve gone back and forth writing speeches, Steve wrote the last one, I thought it best for him to say his own words rather than for me to steal them.   The idea of tonight is just all about pride.  We’re very proud of the two recipients of our Civilian Service Awards, extremely proud.  We are very proud of our new officers.  I’m particularly proud of one officer, I think he’s already left…Casey’s back there.  Officer Casey Grimm brought the award for Kaitlyn Halter to our attention where we would have probably missed it.  That’s an important thing for an officer to recognize that and I appreciate that.  It was on his say so that we awarded Kaitlyn and it would have been missed and it would have been a terrible thing.  We are proud of all of you, thank you very much. 

President Labow:  Thank you Chief.

Mr. Roman:  Are we going to do anything for Joe?

Mrs. Lashway:  He’s not here.  He’s on vacation.

Mr. Roman:  Okay.

President Labow:  The Chief will let us know when we are going to reschedule Joe.

Mr. Roman:  Just making sure.

President Labow:  Next…Mayor Greenbaum, would you like to give your Proclamation now or wait a few minutes?  We’re going to take a brief break.  Stay right here.

Mr. Roman:  I didn’t know we were hiring officers out of middle school.

Mr. Lashway:  Getting old Alex.

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Roman:  I have to make sure they remember me.

President Labow:  On the way in here this evening, Mayor Greenbaum asked how my grandson was doing at Fordham, he’s already two years old.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We have a special prize for anybody who is left in the room after…

President Labow:  Thank you everyone. 

Mr. Perkins:  It’s a sad testament to just how interesting these Council Meetings are.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I disagree, I think it is actually a very positive thing in terms of how well the town is being run.  There’s nobody here.  People generally come to Council Meetings to complain and if there’s nobody in the audience, it means we are all doing a good job.

Mr. Roman:  I’ll take that.

Mr. Perkins:  Alright, I’ll take that.  For 12 years now we’ve had maybe three people in the audience, we’re doing a damm good job. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  I think we are. 

Mr. Perkins:  I agree.

President Labow:  Yes.  Communication is key.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I do have a Proclamation this evening Madam Council President.  If I may…

President Labow:  Yes, please.

Mayor Greenbaum:  From the Office of the Mayor, it’s a Proclamation honoring September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
WHEREAS, ovarian cancer is called the “silent killer” because its symptoms are often vague or subtle; and
WHEREAS, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women and the leading cause of gynecologic cancer death in the United States; and
WHEREAS, each year more than 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease and approximately 16,000 dies from it; and
WHEREAS, if detected in its early stages, survival from ovarian cancer is 90-95% and the five year survival rate is only 28% because it is so difficult to detect early; and
WHEREAS, the Turn the Town Teal Campaign was launched by Gail MacNeil during her 10 year battle with ovarian cancer; and
WHEREAS, Kaleidoscope of Hope (KOH), the Atlantic Health System and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-Northern NJ (NOCC) are partnering to promote awareness of ovarian cancer through the Turn the Town Teal Campaign.
NOW THEREFORE, be it proclaimed that I, Robert Greenbaum, Mayor of Mount Olive Township do hereby proclaim, September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and support the Turn the Town Teal awareness campaign in the Township of Mount Olive.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mayor Greenbaum:  You’re welcome.

CORRESPONDENCE

President Labow:  Thank you very much.  Next on our Agenda, we have our Correspondence.  Twenty pieces of Correspondence.  Any questions?  Concerns?  Comments?  Seeing none.

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Email received August 2, 2013, from TransOptions regarding Our Favorite Famous Carpoolers, Safety Investments, and More!  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 5, 2013, from Keller & Kirkpatrick, Inc. regarding Replacement of County Bridge No. 1401-107.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received August 8, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Creating & Promotin Local & Regional Destinations – September DRMI Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received August 8, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding Don’t Miss the Summit on Your city’s Families.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received August 12, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey Newsletter.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received August 13, 2013, from Center of Community Progress regarding Bill Strickland to deliver keynote address at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference!  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 13, 2013, from Motiva Enterprises LLC regarding Notification of Environmental Investigation.  PDF Correspondence

 

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Letter received August 13, 2013, from Township of Chester regarding Notice of Pending Ordinance 2013-6.  PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. Letter received August 5, 2013, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Michael A. Pane Award, Nominations Requested by September 30, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 17, 2013, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Reminder!!  Make Plans to Attend the Annual Business Meeting:  Thursday, /November 21, 2013 Sheraton Convention Center Hotel.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Letter received August 5, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan (WQPM) Consistency Determination Application Form.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 6, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding 7 Karen Place, One 550 Gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 6, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Approval for Alternative Lake Weed Composting Method.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 9, 2013, from State of New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council regarding Plan Conformance Implementation Tasks.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 12, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Permit for water main extension for Siemens.  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received August 2, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris, August 2, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received August 9, 2013, from Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc. D/B/A Elizabethtown Gas regarding Notice of Public Hearings in the Matter of 2013/2014 Annual Compliance Filing for the Universal Service Fund and Lifeline Program Components Within the Societal Benefits Charge Rate.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 9, 2013, from Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc. D/B/A Elizabethtown Gas regarding Notice of Public Hearings Rate Schedule.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 13, 2013, from NJ Transit regarding NJ Transit Public Hearing Notice.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received August 15, 2013, from Comcast regarding Channel Changes.  PDF Correspondence

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – September 3, 2013 Second Reading

President Labow:  Next we have our Ordinances for first reading.  We don’t have any this evening for Public Hearing so we are going to move on…Second Reading…Public Hearing is going to be on September 3, 2013.  I cannot believe that September is almost here already.  First reading for Ordinance # 22-2013. 

Ord.# 22-2013An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Providing for the Establishment of a No Parking Zone on Glendale Road and Certain Sections of Hillery Drive; to be Incorporated into Chapter 245 of the Mount Olive Township Code. PDF Ord – J. Ferrante

President Labow:  Mr. Ferrante, would you please move that for us?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I move that Ordinance # 22-2013 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Buildig, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey 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.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Any Council discussion?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow: Next item on the Agenda for first reading is Ordinance # 23-2013.

Ord.#23-2013 Ordinance Amending Section 3(d) of Bond Ordinance Numbered 5-2013 Finally Adopted March 19, 2013 in Order to Amend the Description of the Project. PDF Ord – A. Roman

President Labow:  Mr. Roman, would you please move that?

Mr. Roman:  I move that Ordinance # 23-2013 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Buildig, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey 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. Ferrante:  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.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS – J. Ferrante

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a 2013 Capital Budget Amendment for the Purchase of Ford Escapes for the Health Department. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Return of One EDU Assigned to Block 4400 Lot 55 and Reducing Sewer Quarterly User Fees. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Return of one EDU Assigned to Block 2801 Lot 78, 148 Sand Shore Road and Reducing Sewer Quarterly User Fees. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Mayor to Execute the 2013 Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grant Agreement – Phase II Exterior Restoration. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($4,400 for Drive Sober Labor Day Crackdown Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($21,800 for the Former Baptist Church Historic Preservation). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($190,216.00 for Historic Preservation Phase II – Baptist Church). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving Vendor Service Contract on a “Non-fair and Open” Basis Pursuant to the Pay-to-Play Law (Freddy’s Floor Covering). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award for the Contract for Grinder Pump Sales and Service to Water Resource Sales & Service. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of the Contract for Cloverhill Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Screen Replacement to Stone Hill Contracting Co., Inc. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Payment of $22,576.95 to Mount Olive Baseball Softball Association Under the Terms of the Executed Memorandum of Agreement. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Sean Canning, Business Administrator to Execute a TWA Application for Waterloo Valley Road Sanitary Sewer Extension. PDF Res
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Release of a Performance Bond and Cash Bons for the Site Improvements in Connection with Morris Hunt Section I, Subject to the Posting of a Two Year Maintenance Bond. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Granting Permission to Use a Portion of Lou Nelson Park to Build a Memorial for Nicholas Novaky and Neil Solanki. PDF Res

President Labow:  Moving right along, we have our Resolutions.  We’ve already done two of them.  Well, we have 3 through 16, but 16 was a Resolution for the Lou Nelson Park.

Mr. Perkins:  Are we going to move it, it’s not there.

President Labow:  What?

Mr. Perkins:  It’s not there.   

Mr. Roman:  Are we removing it?

Presidnet Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  We have to, we’re coming back in two weeks.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We can’t do it.

President Labow:  We have to amend it though, a little bit though.

 Mr. Roman:  It’s on for…

President Labow:  Let our attorney address that.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Put it on for two weeks.

President Labow:  Two weeks.

Mr. Lashway:  That’s what we told her.

President Labow:    That’s what we decided, we are going to put it on for two weeks so we’re going to do resolutions 3 through 15.   Can I have…Mr. Ferrante, would you please move 3 through 15?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I move Consent Resolutions 3 through 15. 

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Back up, one second.  Did anybody want to have any of them removed and put to Non-Consent?  Or are we going to approve…very good.  Any discussion, comments, concerns about any of our Consent Resolutions this evening?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  We didn’t have anybody from the Public, except for David J. from WRNJ.  Did you want to speak about any of the Resolutions?  No, you did not want to.  Alrighty, next we have our Consent Motions.  Mr. Roman, would you please move our Bill List?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Roman:  I move for approval of the Bill List.

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

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

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously. 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’ll start.  One item, actually.  We have been approached by the Mount Olive Soccer Club.  As you know, in the past we have floated a bond with the respect to the installation of the turf field all at the cost of which both soft and hard cost, the Soccer Club is obligated to repay the Township and so far it has worked incredibly well.  We did the same thing with the Football Club.  At this point in time, the Soccer Club has approached us with respect to the installation of lights on the turf field, which will give us additional playing time.  As you know, over the past 10 years or so the Soccer Club has brought in, generated portable lights, which are loud and not totally efficient in terms of lighting the fields and also not totally efficient in terms of spillage, but we’ve had no complaints from any of the residents that live at or around the park.  We always had a situation that any lights in the Township that are used on recreational fields are to be turned off at 10:00 and really have had no issues either with respect to the ones at Flanders Park or the ones that are currecntly installed up at Turkey Brook.  Soccer, now that we are in the process of installing the three phase wiring up at Turkey Brook Park which should be done hopefully within the next month, has approached us again with doing further improvements at no cost to the general taxpayer in terms of installation of lights on the turf field itself.  The Administration recommends that, we don’t see any problem with it and we think it will actually be a benefit to those people who are adjacent to the park and that the generator noise, which is obviously very loud, will no longer be an issue with respect that field.  It will be an improvement which all of Mount Olive will benefit through and the Soccer Club has proven that they are capable of paying back the debt which they obligate themselves to.  We are going to move forward with that, absent opposition from the Town Council.

President Labow:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  Is this something that would benefit to be done the same time approaching football? 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Football already has lights on both of their fields.

Mr. Roman:  Oh, even in the practice one?

President Labow:  Yes.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.  The problem with football right now is that we don’t have the three phase power.

Mr. Roman:  Okay.

Mayor Greenbaum:  They can’t light both fields at the same time, but once the three phase power is in, they will be able to light both fields and both fields currently do have lights installed.    

President Labow:  Very good.  Excellent.  When we do the Tot Lot are we going to have that area alittle illuminated for night games also, if there are little kids playing also?

Mayor Greenbaum:  I think there are a number of different issues that the committee who actually designed the Tot Lot are going to have to look at.  Number one is bathroom usage and how we are going to deal with that and whether or not we are going to do it on some kind of portable basis, something nicer than a port-o-jon and also the illumination issue.  It’s less of an issue because the park is primarily designed for kids of a younger age so I’m not sure we are going to need to have the same type of lights that we have on an athletic field, but certainly something which will have to be considered.

President Labow:  Exactly.  Something just to lighten it up a little.  I’m just thinking in terms of if you are going to have soccer, you’re going to have the late night games, they’re going to have younger siblings around.

Mayor Greenbaum:  There’s no question about it and it is certainly something that will be looked at.

President Labow:  Excellent.  It’s a lot less expensive to run the lights that are installed on three phase than those generators because that is very, very expensive and noisy.

Mayor Greenbaum:  The cost of renting the generator lights is astronomical.  It will actually cost the Soccer Club less to fund the installation of the, I’m sure it will be Musco lighting, than to rent on a yearly basis the temporary lights.  There will still be a need for temporary lights currently because we’re obviously only talking about putting in lights at the one soccer field.  It’s still far enough away from…it’s not fields one and three, which are adjacent to the backyards of the residents on sunset.  I don’t see it as an issue at all.  I can tell you, living across the park from Flanders Park, which has lighting, it’s really a non issue anyway. 

President Labow:  Very good.  Anything else, Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  No, that’s all I have.

President Labow:  Mr. Canning.

Mr. Canning:  Yes, I have a couple of things.  The Tot Lot RFP is proceeding.  We are expecting to bring that to Council hopefully the first meeting in September.  I wanted to thank Councilman Perkins. We’ve had some personnel shifting in the building as well as a number of upcoming retirements we anticipate, at least as far as those in the Health Department. I want to thank Councilman Perkins. We worked closely together and we came to resolutions to how to fill some open spots in the interim until we can address them long term.  The Givaudan Trails are proceeding, I don’t know how many people saw the pictures on Facebook but it’s starting to really take shape and I anticipate within two to four weeks it’s really going to look like a nice finished trail.  Our goal for that is to have that done jointly with Givaudan by October 25th, when they have their worldwide CEO coming to visit Mount Olive. So it is very much a high priority for John Trombley, the CEO at the local Givaudan, but it is moving along nicely and Frank Wilpert Jr. and Lisa Pignitaro and the crew of Frank really deserve a pat on the back. They are really doing a bang up job up there.  Fleet analysis, as we did at the end of April, at the end of August would be the second third of the year, so we’re going to have a comprehensive report. Hopefully I can have that to you by September 3rd, if I put in extra time that Labor Day weekend.  If not, it will be the second meeting in September, but I am hoping to have a more detailed picture as to where we are at two thirds of the way through the year.  I try to update it in the monthly reports. I don’t know how many of you really get a chance to take a look at it, but it’s kind of just a snapshot.  Continuing to meet with perspective businesses.We have a conference call tomorrow morning with a perspective business in the ITC.  Hopefully, that will be fruitful and we’ll have some good news for attracting more business into Mount Olive.  As I touched upon before, the next six to nine months we are anticipating a number of retirements and we are going to be sad to see those personnel go but we are going to manage it closely and try to get the same quality personnel into Mount Olive Township. 

President Labow:  I want to ask a question. For the carnival, I was looking at your report that you sent out earlier, it looks like we made a profit this time? 

Mr. Canning:  It appears so.

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Canning:  From what Jill had sent out, that always was the goal and if those numbers bear up under some scrutiny, I want to take a look at them a little closer, but I think that she’s accurate in that and if that’s the case it’s definitely a positive for the future. 

President Labow:  I have to say, I think a lot of it had to do with a lot of the sponsorship it really kind of took us over the top. 

Mr. Canning:  Jill and her staff really do a great job, they really do.  For the amount of events that they hold and the amount of sponsors they are able to get and it’s the public acclaim and the attendance they have, Jill and her staff are doing a great job. 

President Labow:  I think that’s wonderful.   Not only with sponsorship, but it helps with our events, like the Carnival and it brings attention to all of our businesses and sponsors in town as well, which is absolutely phenomenal. 

Mr. Canning:  Despite a rainy week overall.

President Labow:  Yes.  Exactly, except I invited the sun to come on Saturday at 1:00 and it arrived a minute early.  Remember that.  Poor Rob, everybody was telling him to change the weather.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It’s too bad you couldn’t have done anything to keep the carnival company there to the end of the carnival. 

President Labow:  I know, if I had known about it, I would’ve.  I mean even when we found out about it, it was already a done deal.  We have our Old Business.  Anybody have any Old Business?  Seeing none.  Any New Business?  Seeing none.  Legal Matters.

OLD BUSINESS - none 

NEW BUSINESS - none

LEGAL MATTERS

Nanette Thomas:  For the people I didn’t introduce myself to, I’m Nanette Thomas, I’m of Counsel at Dorsey and Semrau and I’m here tonight on behalf of Jeff Pasek and Fred Semrau.  I’m following up on Jeff’s report from the last meeting about the Dreamland Amusements relating to the carnival.  We have filed a complaint for breach of contract in view that they closed up the carnival prematurely on the last night of the event and we are seeking damages.  We expect the carnival owners, Dreamland Amusements to answer our complaint the middle of September.  If they don’t, then we’ll file for a default judgment of course.  We’ll keep you posted on that.  The second thing to follow up on is the Developer’s Agreement with Siemens Healthcare.  That negotiation is in progress and moving along in a positive way and Fred will get back to you when that is completed.  That is the report tonight from legal.

President Labow:  Thank you very much.  Welcome to Mount Olive.

Nanette Thomas:  Thank you.

COUNCIL REPORTS

President Labow:  We have our Council Reports next.  Mr. Ferrante, Environmental, Lake, Library.

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison - none
Lake Issues - none
Mr. Ferrante:  I have nothing.

President Labow:  Nothing.  Mr. Mania is not here this evening.  Mr. Nicastro.  Mr. Perkins, Board of Health, Legislative and Economic.

Senior Citizen Liaison - none
Planning Board Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none
Safety Committee Liaison - none

Board of Health Report
Economic Development Committee Report - none
Legislative Committee Report - none
Mr. Perkins:  Board of Health is meeting tomorrow night, Madam President.  Nothing on the others.

President Labow:  Alrighty.  Mr. Roman, Recreation and Board of Education.

Board of Education Liaison Report - none
Recreation Liaison Report - none
Mr. Roman:   Nothing new to report.

MOTV Committee Liaison - none
TNR Program - none
President Labow:  Alrighty.  Mr. Staszak is not here for MOTV.  I just want to…since he is not here, but on the subject of MOTV, I love the MOTV Facebook page, trying to guess those streets.  I’m now out taking pictures of streets and am very disappointed when people guess them immediately, but I have a couple that I don’t think they’re going to see right away…they’re not going to recognize.  It’s a lot of fun.  When you are out and about, you see something, take a picture of it, and send it over to MOTVintown@gmail.com.  TNR, I don’t have anything this evening.  We’re going to be having a meeting on Thursday with Mr. Canning and our ACO.  That’s it.  I open the meeting to Public Portion.  Seeing no one in the Public this evening.  Close it to the public.  Any Council Comments?  Mr.Ferrante.

PUBLIC PORTION - none

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Ferrante:  Nope, none.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  None. 

President Labow:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  None.

President Labow:  I have no comments this evening.  May I have a motion to adjourn please?

Mr. Perkins:  So moved.

Mayor Greenbaum:  How about those 12U girls?  Third in the country.

President Labow:  Alex, you should have recognized them in Recreation.

Mr. Roman:  We are going to be recognizing them at a later meeting.

President Labow:   Okay.  That was excellent, that was unbelievable.

Mr. Roman:  We mentioned something at the last meeting.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I think we did at the last meeting.

Mr. Roman:  Yes, at the last meeting I mentioned the score and all of that stuff.

President Labow:  He did.  Okay, very good.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes, but they were third, they deserve to get mentioned at every meeting.

President Labow:  Every meeting and we will have a special recognition for them.

Mrs. Lashway:  Can I have a second to the motion?

President Labow:  Can I have a second.

Mr. Roman:  Second.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:34pm.

           
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Colleen Labow, Council President

I, Michelle Masser, 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 September 3, 2013.


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Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk

 

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