TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - January 18, 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, Mr. Roman, Mr. Greenbaum

 

Absent: Mr. Mania

 

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

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

Dec. 21, 2010 WS, PM & CS (Mr. Tobey absent)

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I move them.

 

President Tobey: I will second it. Roll Call, please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed unanimously with the exception, Mr. Tobey abstained.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. E-mail received December 20, 2010, from Downtown New Jersey regarding News from Downtown New Jersey, Inc.

 

  1. Letter received December 21, 2010, from John Fishinger regarding Water Runoff. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 23, 2010, from North Jersey RC&D regarding Highlights of 2010. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 23, 2010, from Morris County Tourism regarding First Night & Holiday Week Kids Activities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 28, 2010, from John Fishinger regarding Water Runoff. PDF Correspondence.

  1. E-mail received December 30, 2010, from the Hall Institute of Public Policy – NJ regarding the 2010 our year in Review. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 30, 2010, from the Mt. Olive Parks Development Committee regarding Field Maintenance. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 6, 2011, from RVE Marketing (ANJEC) regarding 2011 Sustainable land use Planning Grants. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from Paul Licitra regarding Business Info concerning the New Jersey Business Action Center. PDF Correspondence

 

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES FROM OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Resolution received December 22, 2010, from the Township of Mendham regarding Opposing Assembly Bill A-2095. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received December 23, 2010, from the Borough of Kinnelon regarding Opposing Assembly Bill 2095. PDF Correspondence.

 

  1. Ordinance received December 28, 2010, from the Township of Roxbury regarding Land Use. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Ordinance received January 4, 2011, from the Township of Roxbury regarding Speed Limit International Drive South. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 11, 2011, from the Borough of Morris Plains regarding Opposing Requirements for Medical Services. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received January 14, 2011, from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding THROUGH STREETS. PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA

 

  1. Minutes received January 6, 2011, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the December 1, 2010 meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. List of Allocations received January 13, 2011, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority. PDF Correspondence

 

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

 

  1. Letter received December 20, 2010, from The Reynolds Group, Inc. regarding an Application for Flood hazard Area Verification and Individual Permits regarding Block 4, Lot 7 (Washington Township). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Dam Repair Application received December 20, 2010, from Princeton Hyro regarding State Programmatic General Permit 18 for BL 8300, Lot 2 (458 Route 46, Budd Lake, NJ). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Freshwater Wetlands Application Checklist received December 21, 2010, from Princeton Hydro for Block 8300, Lot 2 (458 Route 46, Budd Lake, NJ). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 23, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Agency Determination for BL 4500 Lot 3 (174 Goldmine Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Notice of Deficiency received December 28, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Remedial Action Report for 7 Karen Place. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 28, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Agency Determination for BL 4600 Lot 34 (185-1 Route 206 Rear). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 28, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Agency Determination for BL 1801 Lot 21 (35 Camelot Drive). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received December 28, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Adopted Revision for BL 1300 Lot 44 (Morris Habitat – 24 Lozier Road). PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received December 28, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Agency Determination for BL 1300 Lot 44 (Morris Habitat – 24 Lozier Road). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Engineering Design Report received December 28, 2010, from Princeton Hydro regarding the Lower Mine Brook Reservoir Dam. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 5, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Morris County Wastewater Management Plan, Draft Sewer Service Area Map Public Hearing. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Rule Proposal. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 12, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Area of Concern One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System for BL 7000, Lot 67 (173 River Road, Flanders) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding No Further Action Letter for BL 2601 Lot 3 (13 Warren Street, Budd Lake) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Area of Concern: One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System for BL 3501, Lot 44 / Estate of Marie Ruggiero (4 Pine Street, Budd Lake) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received January 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Highlands Exemption Application Re: BL 8400 Lot 2. PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received December 20, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Conditional Veto of S-2220 – Cap on Accumulated Sick Leave. PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received December 20, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Educational Foundation White paper. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 21, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Signs Interest Arbitration Reform and Legislative Recap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 22, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Three Upcoming League Seminars for 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 22, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the 19 th Annual Mayor's Legislative Day. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 22, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding CORRECTED VERSION on FEE. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 30, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Municipal Clerks – Guidance on New Arbitration Process. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 30, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Disaster Management Reimbursement for December 2010 Emergency. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received December 31, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Mayor's Newsline. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-1452 on Local Redevelopment. Relocation Assistance & Eminent Domain, before Senate on Thursday. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Financial Audit of the State Pension System. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 3, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar and January Grant page Posted. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 4, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Volunteers Needed. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Office of Emergency Management Expected Snow Advisory and Websites provide Instant Access to Vital Recycling Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Federal Issues and Governor Unveils New Transportation Funding Plan. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Request for mayor Involvement on Management Reform and Building a Sustainable Future for NJ's Coastal & Ocean Economy. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Unveils New Transportation Funding Plan. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 7, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Seminars Spring 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 7, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding DLGS Notice – Limits on Bid Acceptance Dates. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 7, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Legislative Recap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 10, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 2010 Census Products and Release Schedule. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 10, 2011, from the Morris County League of Municipalities regarding Seminar “State of the State.” PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Atlantic County Local Mandates. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding State of the State Address and Legislative Recap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Municipal Clerks – S-1 (COAH Reform Bill) Goes to Governor. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Municipal Clerks – Legislative Recap January 11, 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 11, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Seminar SOLD OUT! PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Municipal Clerks – Read Across America. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Seminar – Collaborating on Real Solutions to the 2% CAP. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors Respond to 12 th Annual League Survey. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. E-mail received December 21, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Gov Connect Update. PDF Correspondence

  1. E-mail received January 4, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding New Energy Subcode Training. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding Limits on Public Bid Acceptance Dates. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 6, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding New Interest Arbitration Reform Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding NJLM / NJ School Boards Association Event. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding Revised Bid and Quote Threshold. PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Letter received December 30, 2010, from Jersey Central Power and Light regarding Municipal Notification – 2011 Vegetative Maintenance Activities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 3, 2011. From Verizon regarding FIOSTV Business Rate Notice. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received January 12, 2011, from Richard Arnold regarding FE/JCP&L Vegetation Management. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received January 13, 2011, from Comcast regarding Channel Changes. PDF Correspondence

 

President Tobey: There are 73 pieces of Correspondence. Are there any comments? Seeing none, we are up to Ordinances for First Reading, second reading is on February 1, 2011. The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (2 nd reading – February 1, 2011)

 

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: Mrs. Labow.

 

Mrs. Labow: I move that Ordinance #1-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a

meeting be held on February 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.

 

President Tobey: Thank you. I'll second that. Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: There are 16 Consent Resolutions with number 5 being removed once again. Does anyone

wish to move any to Non Consent? Seeing none, Mr. Perkins, would you please?

 

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 A uthorizing Engineering Services to be Provided by Van Cleef Engineering Which Were Previously to be Provided by CMX in Connection with the Tinc Farm-Lynnwood-Goldmine Interconnect. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing a Contract for the Purchase of Blocks 7702 Lots 1 & 2, Block 8100 Lot 61 and Block 8200 Lot 1. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing a Grant Contract with Morris County Preservation Trust Contract for the Purchase of Block 7000 Lot 63, Block 7702 Lot 1, Block 8000 Lot 8, Block 8100 Lot 61 and Block 8200 Lot 1. PDF Resolution

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing the Use of Various Purchasing Contracts. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing a Temporary Capital Budget. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive I ncreasing the Change Fund for the Municipal Court. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing the Reduction in Performance Guarantees in Connection with Morris Hunt Phase I. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive A uthorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled Wu v. Mount Olive Township. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled ESS VRS Owners LLC v. Mount Olive Township . PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled SCI ITC S, LLC c/o Fameco Mgmt. Services v. Mount Olive Township . PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Conveyance of that Tract of Property Referred to as Charters Farms to Robert G. Perkoski. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Granting the Renewal of Municipal Consent to Comcast to Construct and Operate a Cable Television System. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorize a Person-to-Person Transfer of Alcoholic Beverage License No. 1427-33-006-007 from Mac Acquisition, LLC to Mac Acquisition of New Jersey, LLC. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Confirming a Sale of Lot 2, Block 2912 to Mr. and Mrs. Cataldo. PDF Resolution

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, I move Consent Resolution 1through 4 and 6 through 17 for approval.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Second.

 

President Tobey: Thank you. It's been moved and seconded. Does there anyone from the public wish to

comment on any of the Consent Resolutions? Seeing, none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS

 

ROLL CALL

 

President Tobey: We have four Motions listed this evening. Mr. Walsh, would you kindly move Motions 1 through 4.

 

MOTIONS CONSENT

 

•  Approval of Raffle Application #2383, #2384, #2385 & #2386 for the MOHS Band Booster Association; Raffle Application #2387 & #2388 for HSA St. Michaels and Raffle Application #2389 for the Mount Olive High School Parents Club.

•  Approval of a Peddler's Permit for Frank Lukacs for door-to-door solicitation (plumbing fliers).

•  Mayor's Appointment with the Advice and Consent of Council of Krystie Fulton to the Library Board for a 5 year unexpired term to expire 12/31/13.

•  Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Walsh: I move Motions 1 through 4.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Second

 

President Tobey: Does anyone from the public have any questions regarding the Bill List? Yes, sir.

 

Nelson Russell, Budd Lake: On page 1, we seem to be spending an awful lot of money on tags, etc. for dog and cat licenses. It just seems….do we generate that much revenue to cover, do we need $500 in animal control uniforms. Do we need $980 to print dog and cat license numbers? I'm just wondering about…

 

Mr. Perkins: It is all paid for through the licensing fees, Ned.

 

Mr. Russell: Excuse me?

 

Mr. Perkins: It is all paid for through the licensing fees, same as the cats.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay. Thank you.

 

Mrs. Labow: Also, too, with the printing of the licenses, some of the printing isn't always generated each year. Some of the stuff they have to do, say if it is for the warrants or fines or whatever and they run out, they have to print them again.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay. On Page 4, starting on Page 4 I see a lot of refund balances for police off duty. Is this just clearing up stuff at the end of the year.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: That is exactly what it is. Every so often we go through and if the activity is done or the project is done then we refund the money.

 

Mr. Russell: Do we pay interest on that?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Do we pay interest? No, no interest.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay so you get to use the money. Somebody has the police in January you get to use the money for a year.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: We get to use it, we also collect an administrative fee which we have established by ordinance. We collect it for off duty, about $140,000 last year.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, good. I'm noticing that diesel fuel is about a quarter of a gallon more than gasoline. Are we still buying more diesel equipment or would it make sense to go back to gasoline operated equipment?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Are we buying more diesel equipment?

 

Mr. Russell: I mean, as we are replacing trucks, etc., do we look at the potential for gasoline operated as opposed to diesel operated equipment.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: I guess that is a question for Tim really.

 

Mr. Roman: I would definitely not recommend replacing a diesel truck with a gasoline truck.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay, could you share your….

 

Mr. Roman: We would not want that.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: There are so many factors to be considered any way. You don't know what the price of gasoline is going to be down the road compared to diesel.

 

Mr. Russell: Diesel has been higher for a couple of years.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: But a diesel engine will last longer than a gasoline engine.

 

Mr. Roman: At 200,000 miles it's just getting started.

 

Mr. Perkins: Typically gas engines are not utilized for pulling heavy weight. It's the torque and all that you have in a diesel engine.

 

Mr. Russell: Okay. On Page 13, we spent almost $2,000 on sign, miscellaneous sign materials. Are we putting up a whole bunch of new signs or is this just…

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Stock, rotating, back up supplies, things like that.

 

Mr. Russell: Are these stop signs or are they street signs? What kind of signs are these? Do we know?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: I don't know that they are any specific signs as opposed to just general sign supplies for whatever signs it is that they are putting up. Are you following me?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Metal. Letters.

 

Mr. Roman: It's cheaper for us to do it in-house than to have a sign company make them.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes.

 

Mr. Russell: And the last question, very minor, on Page 16 toward the bottom. I see that we spent $58.49 for a mouse. You can pick those up for like $13, a regular mouse at Staples. I'm just wondering why we don't do that as opposed to going through Dell.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Okay, I'll talk to Scott and find out. I will. I'll talk to Scott about it.

 

Mr. Russell: I know I've replaced a fair number. Thank you.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Sure.

 

President Tobey: Thank you. Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Roman voted No on Number 2 and Mr. Greenbaum abstained on Number 2.

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

President Tobey: Moving on. Is there any other Old Business?

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

President Tobey: New Business?

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

President Tobey: Any Legal Matters?

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. DiYanni: No.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I have a question. I'm sorry. I didn't recognize the fact that Number 2 which Mr. Roman voted No on, that I need to abstain on that Mr. Lukacs. I assume, although I am not 100% sure, that he was a client of mine at one point in time. So I'd like to change my vote if that is possible to an abstention on Mr. Lukacs.

 

Mrs. Lashway & Mr. DiYanni: That's valid.

 

Mr. Roman: He recognized…

 

Mr. Greenbaum: It doesn't change the vote.

 

Mr. DiYanni: Yeah, it doesn't change the outcome of the vote.

 

President Tobey: So the record will reflect an abstention. Thank you. Any Council Reports this evening? Mrs. Labow.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Mrs. Labow: I just wanted to, at the last meeting, I apologize, I forgot to give a little report. I did go to the Library celebration in December with Stephanie Sherman. It was her last day and they had a little meeting and I just want to say that it was a really great meeting. The Library has really turned around. The things that, for six years sitting here on Council, the Library would come before Council constantly ask, say, that they needed more money and now we turn around and have a Library Board that is so conservative and works so efficiently that they actually end up having a lot of surplus in there, not a lot, it's not a tremendous amount of money but even if it was $5 it is better than having them come and ask us for several thousand more and it was just a very very pleasant meeting and they've just had a huge amount of successes, watching the whole interaction between the Director and the Board after going through a lot of things they did for a long time. So it was a really great experience and I thank Stephanie for all of her services as well as all of our other board members and all of our volunteers on any of our boards and our groups. Everyone just does a remarkable job.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, Mr. Walsh.

 

Recreation Liaison Report – A. Roman

Board of Health Report – R. Perkins

Planning Board Report – J. Mania

Open Space Committee Report – C. Labow

Legislative Committee Report – P. Walsh

 

Mr. Walsh: Yes, as far as the Legislative Committee goes I just want to let everyone know that I am meeting with Senator Oroho, Assemblywoman McHose and Assemblyman Chiusano on the 31 st and we plan on discussing property taxes, State Aid and the 2% Cap and I'm also going to bring up this water issue.

 

President Tobey: Thank you. Mr. Perkins.

 

Mr. Perkins: I just want to bring back under Correspondence, Mr. Licitra, the Aid for the 24 th Legislative District, had sent us a letter asking us to pass it on for the Business Action Center that has opened up down in Trenton. A fantastic group of folks down there trying to bring, drag more business into the State of New Jersey and how they might be helpful. I do plan on attending and I'm hopeful that Pat will be able to join me when they have the open house in October. I would like to go down and see how this group, hopefully with Pat being on the Economic Development Committee and myself on the Revenue Sharing, that this may be another venue for us to be able to look and assist the Administration in new businesses coming in here.

 

Mrs. Lashway: And I did forward that to the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce and to Jeff Stadelman who is Chairing the Economic Development Committee.

 

Mr. Perkins: Okay, perfect.

 

Pride Committee Report – C. Labow

Board of Education Liaison Report – A. Roman

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – R. Perkins

Safety Committee Liaison – R. Perkins

Economic Development Committee Report – P. Walsh

Library Board Liaison – R. Greenbaum

Senior Citizen Liaison – J. Mania

Community Development Revenue Sharing – R. Perkins

 

President Tobey: Thank you. Any other Council Reports? Okay, seeing none we are up to the second public portion.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

President Tobey: Any closing Council Comments?

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

President Tobey: Okay, I'll accept a motion to adjourn.

 

Mrs. Labow: So moved.

 

Mr. Walsh: Second.

 

President Tobey: Moved and seconded. 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 9:45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 February 1, 2011.

 

 

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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