TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - February 15, 2011

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 9:35 pm by Council President Tobey: We will begin with the Open Public Meeting Announcement as the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of reflection was earlier.

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT

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: Mrs. Labow, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Tobey, Mr. Perkins

 

Absent: Mr. Greenbaum, Mr. Mania, Mr. Roman

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Dominc DiYanni, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Mayor David Scapicchio; William Sohl; Business Administrator

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

President Tobey: We are up to the Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meetings. Mrs. Labow, would you be so kind.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, thank you Mr. President. I'd like to make a motion for approval of:

 

January 4, 2011, Reorganization Meeting (all present)

January 18, 2011, CS, WS & PM (Mr. Mania absent)

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

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

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. The New Jersey Planner received January 18, 2011, from The New Jersey Planning Officials regarding the December 2010 – January 2011 Volume 71, No. 6 Newsletter. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Registration Form received January 27, 2011, from the Housing Partnership for February 15, 2011 Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Registration information received January 28, 2011 from New Jersey Conservation Foundation regarding the 15 th Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 7, 2011, from Downtown New Jersey regarding News from Downtown New Jersey. PDF Correspondence.

 

  1. E-mail received February 9, 2011 from the Morris County Planning Director Regarding Foreclosure Intervention. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 11, 2011, from Christina M. Genovese, Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Governor regarding the Disaster Public Assistance Process. PDF Correspondence

 

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES FROM OTHER TOWNS

  1. Resolution received January 18, 2011, from the Borough of Netcong regarding a Resolution Opposing Assembly Bill No. 2095 Which Revises Requirements for Medical Service Delivery. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 19, 2011, from the Borough of Riverdale regarding Resolution Opposing Assembly Bill No. 2095 and Senate Bill No. 818 Which Revises Requirements for Medical Service Delivery. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 24, 2011, from the Township of West Milford regarding a Resolution Seeking State Intervention to Increase Safety and Public Awareness on State Highway Route 23. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 25, 2011, from the Township of Morris regarding Assembly Bill No. A-2095 and Senate Bill No. S-818 Which Revise Requirements for Medical Service Delivery. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 26, 2011, from the Township of West Milford regarding a Resolution Seeking State Intervention to Increase Safety and Public Awareness on State Highway Route 23. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Statement received February 7, 2011, from the Borough of Madison regarding S-1351 (revision to the Senator Byron M. Baer, Open Public meetings Act) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Statements received February 7, 2011, from the Borough of Madison regarding NJLOM Legislative Committee – Bills for Review February 8, 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

DOT / DEP / LOI / HIG HLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

 

  1. Letter received January 18, 2011, from E2 Project Management LLC regarding Notification of NJDEP Highlands Applicability Determination Application for BL 7500, Lot 6 (5 Gail Drive). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 18, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Construction Permit for Flanders Well Station No. 2. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 19, 2011, from Pennella & Claps regarding Bruno Property – LURP-2/LOI regarding BL 1201, Lot 2.02 (89 Crease Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 21, 2011, from Nusbaum, Stein, Goldstein, Bronstein & Kron regarding Goldmine Partners, LLC BL 4500, Lot 3 (174 Goldmine Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 26, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Administrative Completeness for BL 8400 Lot 2 (4 Naughright Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 26, 2011, from Whitman regarding Response Action Outcome for BL 6801, Lot 3 (99 Bartley Flanders Road). PDF Correspondence.

 

  1. Letter received January 28, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Financing Programs – Public Notice. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 31, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Administrative Completeness for Block 7500 Lot 6 (5 Gail Drive). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 31, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Permit Equivalency for Combe Fill South Landfill. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 3, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Funding for Clover Hill Drive. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 3, 2011, from Envirotrac regarding Response Action Outcome for BL 4200 Lot 13 (52 Old Ledgewood Road) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 7, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Unrestricted use, No Further Action Letter and Covenant Not to Sue for Block 2000, Lot 9 (23 Kenmar Road) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 9, 2011, from Pennella & Claps regarding Bruno Property, BL 1201, Lot 2.02 (89 Crease Road) PDF Correspondence

 

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY/DIVISION OF TAXATION

 

  1. Table of Equalized Valuations received February 4, 2011, from the Division of Taxation. PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received January 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Local Finance notice and Preliminary Damage Assessment for Recent Snowstorms. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 74 th Annual Congressional Dinner & Walk to Washington. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding DLGS Issues Guidance for CY 2011 Budgets. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM & NJ School Board Association Present – Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% CAP. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-1, Reforming COAH, has passed both houses. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 18, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Changes to DLGS Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 19, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% Cap and Interlocal Services. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 19, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding UPDATED CEU's League Seminar on Interest Arbitration. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 19, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Update on Legal Challenge to COAH 3 rd Round Regulations. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% Cap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 3 rd Annual Women in Municipal Government Day. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Callaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% Cap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Arts Build Communities Cultural Planning Leadership Conference. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 1.5% health Care Contribution Law Held to be Constitutional. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Verizon Business Personal Property Tax Update. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Local Finance Notice on 2011/2012 Budget matters and 2010-2011 Selected Provisions, Municipal Personal Policies. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% CAP. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding URGENT ALERT: Affordable Housing / COAH. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 25, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 3 rd Annual Women in Municipal Government Day and Committee hearing on December Snow Removal and President Training. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 25, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% CAP and Mayors Letters on Two Issues and Upcoming Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Executive Leadership Training for Mayor's & Council Presidents. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% Cap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Signs A-2844 and S-1466 into Law. PDF Correspondence
  2. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Update information on League's Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 27, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Updated CEU's Interest Arbitration Reform Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Utilizing Social media in the Public Sector: Lessons Learned, Strategies for the Future. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding The League's Website Provides Valuable Resources in Helping You Run Your Municipality. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJ Workplace Blood Donor Coalition. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 1/31/2011-1 (Cancelation of Meeting) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Market Competition and Consumer Choice Act Eliminates Municipal Benefits. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors February 2011 Newsline. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors Advisory 1 31 2011 – 3. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors Advisory 1/31/2011 – 3 UPDATED. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 1/31/2011 -2. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 1/31/2011 -2 Federal Update for January 2011. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received February 1, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding February Grant Page Posted. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 2, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Interest Arbitration Reform Seminar and Executive leadership Training Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 2, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Presentations From the newly – Elected Seminars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 2, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Updated CEU's. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Available for Download “Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% Cap.” PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Recent Changes on the DLGS Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Census Bureau Ships Local 2010 Census Data to NJ. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 4, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding A-3766, Market Competition & Consumer Choice Act amended, Conditional Veto, Revisions to Open Public Meetings Act and Census Bureau Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 4, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Executive Leadership Training for Mayor's & Council Presidents. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 7, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Second Date Just Added – Interest Arbitration Reform Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 8, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Updated CEU's Impact of Social networking Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 8, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Prospective Tenants. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 8, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding E-mail Retention & Security Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 9, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Second Date Added – Interest Arbitration Reform Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 9, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Two Issues, Census Bureau Info and Federal Update: President to Propose CDBG Cuts. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 10, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Federal Reimbursement Approved for December 2010 Snow Storm. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. Local Finance Notice received January 25, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding LOSAP CY 2010 Annual Award Increases. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 26, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding Snow Removal Disposal Policy 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 28, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding Elected Officials Training Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 31, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 3, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: February 3, 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 4, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding Upcoming DLGS Budget and Policy Training Seminars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 7, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding NJDEP Diesel Risk Reduction Production. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 7, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding NJDEP Diesel Risk Reduction Program with Letter. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 7, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding Local Finance Board Resolution Refunding Bond Ordinance. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received February 8, 2011, from Department of Community Affairs regarding Rescheduled Interest Arbitration Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. Minutes received February 1, 2011, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the December 2, 2010 Meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Preliminary Equalization Table received February 11, 2011, from the County of Morris. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Invitation received February 10, 2011, from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office regarding Black History Month Invite. PDF Correspondence

 

MSA

 

  1. Minutes received February 3, 2011, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the January 5, 2011 Meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Meeting Schedule received February 7, 2011, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority. PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Fax received January 31, 2011, from Cablevision regarding Permit Exemption Request. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received February 4, 2011, from Comcast regarding WRNN addition & TNT Relocation. PDF Correspondence PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 7, 2011, from NJ Natural Gas regarding Notice of Public Hearings. PDF Correspondence

 

President Tobey: We have 97 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone wish to discuss any, Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: I'm not sure if this is in this list of Correspondence but I just wanted to talk about a nice e-mail we received from Mr. Shields, from the Flanders Fire Department, commending our Township employees. There was a fire on Tinc Road and how our staff heard it over the air ways and went right out there and freed up the hydrant and they put salt and sand on the road to make sure that our emergency workers were having safer entry to the incident. I just thought that it was really great that our staff is looking out for our firefighters and everyone just worked together and took control of the situation and it was a job well done.

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEAR ING

 

President Tobey: I agree, thank you for bringing that up and acknowledging it. Moving on, Ordinances for Public Hearing. I open the hearing to the Public on Ordinance #1-2011 entitled:

 

Ord. #1-2011 Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey Appropriating $700,000 for the Acquisition of Property, Such Appropriation Consists of a $700,000 Green Acres Grant from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

 

President Tobey: Does anyone from the Public wish to be heard on that? Seeing none, I close it to the Public and I would ask Mr. Perkins to kindly move that.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #1-2011.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (2 nd reading – February 15, 2011)

 

President Tobey: Ordinance #1-2011 is passed on second reading, and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. Were up to Ordinances for First Reading, second reading is March 1, 2011. The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is Ord. #2-2011 entitled:

 

Ord. #2-2011 Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey, Amending Chapter 139, “Games of Chance” of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive, Designating the Township Clerk as the Issuing Authority.

 

President Tobey: Mr. Walsh, would you be so kind?

 

Mr. Walsh: I move that Ordinance #2-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a

meeting be held on March 1, 2011 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.

 

President Tobey: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion, Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, thank you. Lisa, did you ever get a response back from Scott Steinman?

 

Mrs. Lashway: Yes, he said that...I was actually just at a seminar last Friday that he gave and most of the Clerk's in this State have now taken over this responsibility.

 

Mr. Perkins: Okay.

 

Mrs. Lashway: It only works to the benefit of everybody.

 

Mr. Perkins: Excellent.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is Ord. #3-2011 entitled:

 

Ord. #3-2011 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Waiving Fees for Copies of Documents Under the Open Public Records Act, Specifically Chapter 102-1 Subsection E, and Section 102-5, Subsection B, of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive.

 

President Tobey: Mrs. Labow, would you please move that?

 

Mrs. Labow: I move that Ordinance #3-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a

meeting be held on March 1, 2011 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.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Ord. #4-2011 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey Amending and Supplementing Chapter 196, Sewers and Water, Article VIII, Sewers, Section 196-58, Payment of Charges, of the Revised General Ordinances. TABLED and Rescheduled for March 1, 2011

 

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 – R. Perkins

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Princeton Hydro, LLC for Services in Connection with the Remediation and Control of the Weeds in Budd Lake. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Funds for the Acquisition of a Portion of the Walsh Property, Block 8100 Lot 3 by the Land Conservancy of New Jersey. (revised) PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Shared Services Agreement with Byram Township for the Provision of Animal Control Services Pursuant to the Interlocal Services Act. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Arlene Stoller in Connection with Health Education Services. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Contract Balance with Blackstone Group, LLC. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending the 2011 Temporary Budget for the Sewer Utility Fund and Current Fund. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Various Grant Balances. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Adopting the List of Eligible LOSAP Emergency Service Volunteers for 2010. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to GE Water & Process Technologies for Membrane Modules for Wyndham Point Sewer Plant. PDF Resolution

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on a ‘Non-Fair and Open' Basis Pursuant to the ‘Pay-to-Play' Law (Mt. Olive Auto Body). REMOVED

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled Callaremi Pontiac-Buick-Cadillac, Inc. v. Mount Olive Township . PDF Resolution

 

President Tobey: Moving onto Consent Resolutions, we have 10 listed because number 10 has been removed. Does anyone on Council wish to move any others to the Non Consent that's already listed? Seeing none, Mr. Perkins would you kindly move the Consent Resolutions?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President. I move for adoption of Consent Resolution 1through 9 and 11.

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - None

 

President Tobey: Thank you, I'll second that. Does anyone from the Public wish to be heard? Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commending Officer Laurie Shuren on her Retirement from the Mount Olive Township Police Department. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commending Officer Michael Bazur on his Retirement from the Mount Olive Township Police Department. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commending Sergeant Ronald Dunster on his Retirement from the Mount Olive Township Police Department. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution RE: Authorization of Grant Applications to the Direct Install Program and the Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program, with a Professional Services Agreement with Donnelly Energy Solutions, a Pre-Approved Contractor in the Program. *added

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Interlocal Health Services Agreement with the Town of Dover for the Provision of Health Services Pursuant to the Interlocal Services Act (N.J.S.A. 26:38A2-1 et seq.). *added

 

President Tobey : We have five Non Consent Resolutions. I'm going to break these down and ask Mr. Perkins to please move Non Consent Resolutions 12 through 14 only.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President. I move for adoption of Non Consent Resolutions 12, 13 and 14.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, I'll second that. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Any Council comments on 12 through 14? Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: Mr. Perkins, would you kindly move Non Consent Resolution number 15 and 16?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President. I move for adoption of Non Consent Resolutions numbers 15 and 16.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and seconded. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Any Council discussion on 15 or 16, Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: A very brief… just on number 15. It's outstanding; I did get a chance to speak with Kathy Murphy yesterday for the grants. Everything is working fine through the State. Hopefully our funding continues at least for a short duration. First come, first serve so congratulations to the Administration for wanting to be first.

 

Mr. Sohl: Well, we also know that the spicket is going to be turned off at some point.

 

Mr. Perkins: Exactly, first come first serve so we're in there almost first and with respect to the Interlocal Services Agreement with Dover, I think it's phenomenal, we discussed it at two previous Board of Health meetings. One to make sure the staff was capable to be able to cover those provisions required by the health office in Dover and we were satisfied and again our Board was in all confidence that the Health Department here, could handle it and thank you Bill for getting that thing pushed through too.

 

Mr. Sohl: You're welcome

 

President Tobey: Thank you, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: We're going to take a brief intermission while the tape is changed. Okay moving on we're up to the Consent Motions. We have five listed. Mr. Walsh, would you kindly move the Motions as presented.

 

MOTIONS CONSENT

 

•  Appointment of Diana Schwarick to the Recreation Advisory Committee for a 3 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/13.

•  Appointment of John Ferrante to the Pride Committee for a 3 year term to expire 12/31/13.

•  Approval of the renewal of a Taxi Permit for Sohail Anjum, d/b/a Budd Lake Taxi.

•  Approval of Raffle Application #2390 for Deer Path Montessori School.

•  Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Walsh: I move items 1 through 5, Consent.

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and second. Does anyone from the public have any questions regarding the Bill List? Yes, sir.

 

Nelson Russell, Budd Lake: Again, this is my curiosity again. On page 13, $2,425.00 for building inspection software. What is building inspection software?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: We have… most of the departments have software programs that they use to run their operations. I have a financial program in my office, they have a program in their office. That's what this is related to.

 

Mr. Russell: What does it do? I mean…

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: I have to get that from Gary. I don't know because I don't run the department.

 

Mr. Sohl: I can give a general answer. If it's the program that I believe it is, it's the one that they track all the applications for permits.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, so it's tracking software.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: It may also be, that they have a … we had, I don't know if they still use them Bill, do they? We bought those like palm pilots almost that they… Do they use them Colleen?

 

Mrs. Labow: No, they don't use them anymore.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Okay, because I know we had them and we were paying for software with that too so…

 

Mr. Russell: Page 15, I'm seeing a $27,800.00 charge for Interlocal agreement with the Township of Jefferson.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: That's for the building department.

 

Mr. Sohl: We use Jefferson's inspector as a shared service. We pay Jefferson.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: This is for half a year.

 

Mr. Sohl: The Electrical Inspector.

 

Mrs. Labow: Electrical Inspector.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Electrical.

 

Mr. Russell: We use Jefferson's Inspector ?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes we do and then we pay them…. We usually pay them twice a year. This is actually for the last half of 2010.

 

Mr. Russell: What happened to Gary Lindsay?

 

Mrs. Labow: No, no… that's …

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Gary is building. We're talking, this is for electrical.

 

Mr. Russell: Oh, electrical, okay.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes, okay.

 

Mr. Russell: Starting on page 24 there is several others throughout. I'm seeing charges for public works, manager's course.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes.

 

Mr. Russell: Is that just being split amongst different departments?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes, exactly because Tim in DPW encompasses water, sewer, sanitation, streets and roads, buildings and grounds. We're charging a portion of the class to all those particular areas.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, I just saw different amounts. On page 25, I'm seeing refunds for Shawnee Ski and they seem to be different amounts and I'm wondering… can't be lack of snow.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: These refunds are probably because people decided not to go. Or they had injuries. Sometimes people get injured and then we wind up refunding the money. Things like that.

 

Mr. Russell: So, one was $375.00, one was $350.00 and one was $170.00.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes, it depends on what they sign up for. Like if we cancelled the class then we don't charge an administrative fee or the trip, whatever it may be. If they just decide they're not going to, then we do charge an administrative fee. There is a number of reasons but we do have all the backup with the PO that shows what they originally paid and all that.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, again it's just my curiosity, okay, that was it. On page 34, second from the bottom. Food for hydrant flushing crew, $275.00 a day at the diner.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes, we pay for them for food while they're doing that.

 

Mr. Russell: Is this off hours?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Bill, do they do the flushing off hours? Ray… yes they do.

 

Mr. Perkins: Typically hydrant flushing should be done at off hours for less disruption for the customers.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Thank you.

 

Mr. Russell: So this is overtime. It's not in lieu of their normal lunch hour.

 

Mr. Perkins: Typically when you're asleep.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, fine thank you.

 

Mr. Perkins: You're welcome.

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mr. Russell. Roll Call on the Motions.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: Administrative Reports, Mayor, Mr. Sohl?

 

Mayor Scapicchio: None.

 

President Scapicchio: Mr. Sohl, on the appointment.

 

Mr. Sohl: We have an appointment .

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS – Appointment of Brian Schaechter as the Mayor's Alternate on the Library Board

 

Mayor Scapicchio: Oh yes. Brian Schaechter Library, as the Mayors Alternate.

 

President Tobey: Yes, Mr. Sohl?

 

Mr. Sohl: I'd also like to thank the Clerk's office for taking care of several last minute additions to tonight's Agenda which were obviously… especially the energy one, to get that on and the Dover thing going so we appreciate it. Thank you.

 

OLD BUSINESS - None

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

President Tobey: Were up to Old Business, New Business, Mr. Walsh?

 

Mr. Walsh: Yes, I would like to address something that I would like to ask everyone, ask the Council what is the best way to procede here. I was looking at the Board of Education website the other day and there was a resolution on their agenda to support an Assembly bill and a Senate bill and what's before the legislature right now are two bills, one in the Assembly and identical one in the Senate. Now that the Governor has put the 2% Cap on school spending, there are people trying to make it so that the school budget does not go up for vote to the public and if the public were to vote it down, which they wouldn't have the option to do, it then of course comes to the Council and these bills would stop the public from being able to vote on the budget and of course not allow it to ever come to us. I would like to propose that we pull these bills and take a close look at them and possibly put a resolution on to the opposite which would continue to allow the public to vote on the school board budget and for us to resolve and vote to be against these two bills. What would be the procedure for me to do that? Well for us to do that?

 

President Tobey: Well, I would ask if you would kindly, maybe forward those bills to everyone on Council and if you would like to coordinate a resolution with Mr. Dorsey's office and have that placed before us for a future meeting.

 

Mr. Walsh: Thank you, I will do that.

 

President Tobey: Absolutely, any other New Business? I have one thing that I'd like to address this evening. It was actually an article in the Mount Olive Chronicle dated February 1 st it was entitled “Snow takes a toll on Mount Olive budget.” Mr. Quinn is not here this evening, our DPW Director, but there's a statement in the article that said “Our older equipment is holding up well and everyone knows what they're supposed to do. We can all make it through this winter by working together. I wanted to acknowledge this article and this quote because it was good to read and it was good to hear. We in Government have asked our employees to do, not the same but more with less and it's with positive attitudes, teamwork and leadership that gets us through the difficult times so I wanted to acknowledge that and thank Mr. Quinn and his department for their efforts this Winter which has been tough and I for one have certainly been critical of budgets and capital expenditures but it was good to read this acknowledgment to Mr. Quinn.

 

Mr. Sohl: Winter's not over, unfortunately.

 

President Tobey: What was that Bill?

 

Mr. Sohl: Winter is not over yet unfortunately.

 

LEGAL MATTERS - None

 

President Tobey: Understood. Any Legal matters Dominick?

 

Mr. DiYanni: No, none this evening.

 

President Tobey: Okay, are there any Council reports this evening, Mr. Walsh?

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Recreation Liaison Report – None

Board of Health Report – None

Planning Board Report – None

Open Space Committee Report – None

Pride Committee Report – None

Board of Education Liaison Report – None

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – None

Safety Committee Liaison – None

Economic Development Committee Report – None

Library Board Liaison – None

Senior Citizen Liaison – None

Community Development Revenue Sharing – None

Legislative Committee Report – None

 

Mr. Walsh: I just would like to let everybody… I was going to be meeting with our legislative representatives and the meeting was postponed until next week.

 

PUBLIC PORTION - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS - None

 

President Tobey: Okay, thank you. We are up to the second Public Portion. Does anyone wish to be heard? Seeing none, any closing Council comments? At this time we will accept a motion to adjourn.

 

Mr. Perkins: So moved.

 

President Tobey: I'll second that. All in favor? Have a good evening everyone.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08pm.

 

 

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Phil Tobey, Council President

 

I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on March 15, 2011.

 

 

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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