COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - July 12, 2011

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:59pm by Council Vice President Roman.

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT

Mrs. Masser: According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. Notice has been posted at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present: Mr. Greenbaum, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman

 

Absent: Mr. Walsh, Mr. Tobey

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; John Dorsey Township Attorney; Dominic DiYanni, Township Attorney; Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk; William Sohl; Business Administrator

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

Mr. Roman: Let the record reflect that Mr. Tobey has an excused absence. Mr. Greenbaum, could you please approve the previous Minutes?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I'll move the:

 

June 14, 2011 CS, WS & PM (All present)

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Adoption of Pre-Qualification Regulations in Connection with Bids for the Roof, Steeple, Windows and Exterior Restoration of the Old Mt. Olive Baptist Church.– K. Murphy

 

Vice President Roman: Okay we have Resolution one for approval?

 

Mrs. Masser: Kathy Murphy is going to speak.

 

Vice President Roman: Yes.

 

Mrs. Murphy: Hi, good evening, I have a Public Hearing scheduled for this evening. The Town has received several grants for the restoration of the Old Baptist Church and our Architect; Connolly and Hickey has been working through a process in preparation for bidding of the project. This phase of restoration includes a new roof, steeple restoration, new windows and some stucco repairs. Public Hearing has been legally advertised as required as part of the process and the intent is to set up regulations to prequalify the bidders for the project because there are certain skills and experience required. Regulations have been available for inspection in Administration and following the Public Hearing the minutes of transcription will be sent by the architect to the Historic Preservation office for final approval and clearance to advertise the bid specifications. Then we should be able to begin the restoration as soon as that scheduling permits so if anybody has any comments or questions?

 

Vice President Roman: Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: In the Daily Record, I guess it was a couple days ago, the new grant money for Historic Peservation… has that… going to help us out with that as well?

 

Mrs. Murphy: Well, we already have some grants lined up, and then we went back to the County because we were going to need some additional funds towards the windows. In this year we received three grants from Morris County. One of the grants relates to this project.

 

Mrs. Labow: Okay.

 

Mrs. Murphy: The other two grants are separate projects.

 

Mrs. Labow: With the roof, when you say the roof for the Baptist Church, does that mean the cupola is gonna…

 

Mrs. Murphy: The one that's sitting out in the back yard will be restored and there will be a second tier to it as was designed.

 

Mrs. Labow: Okay.

Mrs. Murphy: Not the full steeple from the 1800's. That we won't have but…

 

Mrs. Labow: So this part what you're going through right now is going to be where we're going to be able to remove that cupola finally?

 

Mrs. Murphy: Yes, it's being repaired, replaced, the bells should be put back in, a metal roof which will be a replica of the 1870 roof, the stained glass windows come out and a clear glass goes back in. Those stained glass windows were done in the 1940's and unfortunately they were not the best quality. The metal frames are not in good shape and there's a lot of breakage in those windows as well so we'll go back to the original design which were clear glass windows and then there will be some stucco repairs.

 

Mrs. Labow: Cool.

 

Mrs. Murphy: Okay.

Mrs. Labow: Thank you.

 

Mrs. Murphy: Alright.

 

Vice President Roman: No further questions? Mrs. Labow, would you move this Resolution?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: You need to open it to the public first, the Public Hearing…

 

Vice President Roman: Ah, yes

 

Mr. DiYanni: Do you need a Public Hearing or is this just Public Inspection?

 

Mrs. Murphy: This is the Public Hearing, this portion which was legally advertised as required.

 

Mr. DiYanni: Alright.

 

Vice President Roman: Does anybody which to be heard on Resolution one? Seeing none, Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you, I'd like to move Resolution number one.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

Mr. Greenbaum: Before Kathy goes, can I ask her another question unrelated?

 

Vice President Roman: Please.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: The Seward House, what is the … where do we stand? What's the plan in terms of moving that forward?

 

Mrs. Murphy: That is one of the three grants that we received for a National Register Nomination. We had previously had a grant with the other architect that we were just not able to accomplish so this basically reissues that same grant. Connelly and Hickey will take that over and get that moving.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Okay, what's the game plan in terms of moving that forward? What's the long term game plan?

 

Mrs. Murphy: The long term game plan if we can get this register nomination… that we will start going through the different processes to historic structures report. It's the same competition for more grants for restoration over time of that building.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Does the… let's assume that we're successful in registering as an historic site, does that then dictate how the building can be restored because originally we had talked about doing some type of… for a lack of a better term, “faux” historic renovation so that we were going to get it done and it wasn't going to cost the same amount of money as if we were doing an actual historic renovation. If we end up on the historic list now, are we limited in terms of the path that we can ultimately go down?

 

Mrs. Murphy: Part of it depends on the level of protection that you want to bestow on the building. Our feeling with the Baptist Church was that we should go to complete restoration because of the intact nature of the building. With the Seward House we were probably planning to go more with an adaptive re-use type of thing which is a bit different standard. Certainly you might want to, let's say do restoration of the exterior but on the interior or second floor offices you may want to do a lesser type of renovation so it gives you a little bit more options.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Okay, so what you're telling me then is if we go the Historic Registrar route we're not limited in terms of ultimately what the decision we make for use of the building.

 

Mrs. Labow: There are different levels, right?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I understand. I just want to make sure because there is no benefit to me in restoring that building so that we can't use it. The benefit is so that the building gets used and I agree that we can do a historic renovation to the outside of the building that would be pretty interesting. Then inside of the building so that it would have use consistent with where it's situated.

 

Mrs. Murphy: You can do restoration, renovation, adaptive reuse and there's another category or two.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Okay, thank you.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. E-mail received June 14, 2011, from Russ Tepper regarding his comments on Proposed Ordinance #18-2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 15, 2011, from Morris Area Paratransit System regarding Addendum L1. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 15, 2011, from Broadband Communities regarding Financing Municipal Fiber Builds – Webinar from Broadband Communities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 15, 2011, from Downtown New Jersey Inc. regarding Redevelopment – What Works and What Does Not (Free Workshop.) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 16, 2011, from Downtown New Jersey Inc. regarding Address for DNJ June 17 Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 16, 2011, from Nisivoccia LLP regarding The New Library Tax – Part II. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 20, 2011, from Cecilia Guzman regarding Flanders Netcong Road at Goldmine Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 20, 2011, from Michael Torchia regarding Flanders - Netcong Rd. resident with a question. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 21, 2011, from Lori Contorno regarding Flanders Netcong Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 21, 2011, from Annette Gbemudu regarding Flanders Netcong Road at Goldmine (please do not open this road.) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 22, 2011, from Carmen Rodriguez, Nicholas and Layla Palladino regarding Do Not Open Flanders - Netcong Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 23, 2011, from Ed Langan regarding Flanders Netcong Road at Goldmine Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from North Jersey RC&D regarding June Update. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 26, 2011, from Mike and Sherry Karram regarding Reopening of Flanders-Netcong Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from John and Carol Walsh regarding Flanders-Netcong Rd. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 29, 2011, from Roger Greene regarding Flanders Netcong Road @t Goldmine Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 29, 2011, from Richard and Jamie Kukwas regarding Flanders Netcong Road Opening. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 29, 2011, from Frenkel Benefits, LLC regarding Pension & Health Benefits Reform 2011.

 

  1. E-mail received July 1, 2011, from Kevin Davis regarding Public Performance measurement On Line Certificate Program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 5, 2011, from VideoMinutes.net regarding Social Media. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 6, 2011, from Michael Catania regarding Welcome Marissa Hartzlet to Schiff! PDF Correspondence

 

NOTICES / RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Ordinance received June 24, 2011, from the Township of Byram regarding Land Use. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received June 29, 2011, from Sussex Borough regarding Seeking State Intervention to Increase Safety and Public Awareness on State Highway Route 23. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Notice of Hearing received June 30, 2011, from the Township of Washington regarding Block 8 Lot 2.02.

 

  1. Two Resolutions received July 1, 2011, from the Borough of Butler regarding R2011-69 and R 2011-70. PDF Correspondence

 

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

 

  1. Letter received June 13, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Treatment Works Approval No. 11-0103 (Marveland Farms). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received via e-mail June 21, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council Public Notice. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 24, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Determination for Morris Habitat Block 2203 Lot 2 (18 Wallman Way). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 24, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Determination for Morris Habitat Block 2203 Lot 3 (20 Wallman Way). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 24, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding A WQMP revision for Morris Habitat Block 2203 Lot 2 & 3 (18 & 20 Wallman Way). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 28, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding ITC Phone Center Block 8301 Lot 18 (400 Route 46 West). PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received June 10, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-2937 Pension & Health Benefits Reform. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 10, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Applications for the 2011 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Now Available. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 13, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 13, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities S-2794 Shared Services / Consolidated Bill that Removes Impediments But threatens Local Discretion Advances. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-2973 Pension & Benefit Reform Update II and Extension of Whistleblower Protections. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 15, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Magazine. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 16, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding June 16 Health & Pension Benefits Reform Released from Committee. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 17, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding From NJLM: Urgent Action Needed on Pension and Health Reform. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar and Preorder you 2011 Edition of the NJ Municipal Salary Survey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Pension & Health Benefit Reforms Update. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding June 20, Emergency Management: Utilities & Shore Communities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the 14 th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Month 25 of Economic Recovery, Free Blanket License Agreements with ASCAP & BMI and New DLGS/BPU Guidance on Local Gov/School ESIPs. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 22, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW – Pension & health Benefits Reform. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 22, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Reminder of Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 22, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding CORRECTION – Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 23, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 23, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJDOT and FHWA Aggressively Pursue ADA Compliance. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Pension and Health Benefits Reform Passed by Assembly. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Proposed Pension Changes S-2937/A-4133. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Conditionally Vetoes S-2006/A-3125. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Sustainable Communities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Proposed Health Benefit Changes S-2937/A-4133. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Pension and Health Benefits Reform Passed by Assembly. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 27, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League to Join Governor and Legislative Leaders for signing of Historic Pension and Health Benefit Reform Legislation. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding A-2441 S-2974 Suspension of 2.5% Non-residential Development Fee and Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Signs Pension & Health Benefit Reforms Legislation. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding State Senate and the General Assembly voting sessions for Wednesday. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 29, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor's Educational Transition Task Force and Preorder Your 2011 Edition of the NJ Municipal Salary Survey UPDATED. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 29, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Guidance on Implementation on Pension & Health Benefit Reforms and New Content on DLGS Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 30, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Legislature Send Budget Bill to Governor. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 30, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Educational Foundation Upcoming Seminar – Emergency Management: Utilities & Shore Communities. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 30, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Governor Issues Reorganization Plan to Abolish COAH. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 1, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Legislative Re-Cap. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 1, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Don't Miss this Program: Month 25 Economic Recovery, Governor Signs State Budget and July Grant Page Posted. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 5, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Month 25 of Economic Recovery: Where are we & where are we going? PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 6, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Information on Upcoming League Seminars. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. Local Finance Notice received June 20, 2011, from the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: June 28, 2011. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 28, 2011, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Pension and Health Benefit Reform Signed into Law. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. Letter received June 15, 2011, from the County of Morris, Department of Planning & Development regarding Manor House Road Improvements. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Minutes received June 20, 2011, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the May 19, 2011 Meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received July 6, 2011, from Ted Taukus, County of Morris regarding Public Health Info: 2010 Activity Summary for Emergency Preparedness Exercises and Events. PDF Correspondence

 

MSA / MUA

 

  1. E-mail received June 24, 2011, from Larry Gindoff, Solid Waste Coordinator, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority regarding Tipping Fees. PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Fax received June 30, 2011, from Comcast regarding Azteca added; Big ten Network changes. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received July 5, 2011, from Comcast regarding NJN changes. PDF Correspondence

 

ALLIANCE FOR ACTION

 

  1. Order form received June 27, 2011, from New Jersey Alliance for Action regarding Eagle Award Recipients. PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEAR ING

 

Vice President Roman: Okay, we're up to Correspondence. There are 78 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone one on Council wish to address? Seeing none we're onto Ordinances for Public Hearing. I open the hearing to the public on:

Ord.#18-2011 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Amending and Supplement Chapter 196 of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive Entitled Article II Self-Liquidating Systems Section 196-69 Systems Established.

 

Vice President Roman: Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you, I move Ord.# 18-2011 for adoption and final passage.

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Roman: Ord. #18-2011 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public on:

 

Ord.#20-2011 Bond Ordinance Amending Section 3(h) and Section 6(b) of Bond Ordinance #18-2009 of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Finally Adopted August 18, 2009 in Order to Provide for Turnout Gear, Improvements to the Police Department and an Asphalt Roller and to Revise the Average Useful Life.

 

Vice President Roman: Does anyone from the public? Seeing none, Mr. Mania?

 

Mr. Mania: I move for adoption and final passage of Ord.# 20-2011.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Roman: Ord. #20-2011 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public on:

 

Ord.#21-2011 Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Capital Improvements of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $480,290 Therefore and Authorizing the Issuance of $456,275 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

 

Vice President Roman: Does anyone from the public? Seeing none, Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: Mr. Vice President thank you, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord.# 21-2011.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Roman: Ord. #21-2011 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public on:

 

OPTIONAL PUBLIC PORTION

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (2 nd reading – August 9, 2011)

 

Vice President Roman: Okay, we're now onto Ordinances for First Reading with a Second Reading of August 9, 2011. I'll open…

Ord.#22-2011 Bond Ordinance Providing a Supplemental Appropriation of $17,000 for the Resurfacing of Cloverhill Drive in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey and Authorizing the Issuance of $17,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing Part of the Appropriation.

 

Mr. Mania: I move that that Ord. #22-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on August 9, 2011at 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.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion, seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

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

 

Ord.#23-2011 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey Supplementing Certain Portions of Chapter 400, Land Use, Section 400-10, Building Construction, Subsection 400-10(B), Fees, of the Revised General Ordinances with Regards to Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Subcode Fees.

 

Mr. Perkins: I move that that Ord. #23-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on August 9, 2011at 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. Mania: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion, seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

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

 

Ord.#24-2012 Bond Ordinance Providing for the Acquisition of a Mobi-Mat Vehicle Mobility Mat for Budd Lake Beach in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $14,576 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $13,847 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I move that that Ord. #24-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on August 9, 2011at 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.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

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

 

Mr. Perkins: Just a brief clarification Mr. President that the actual ordinance number be changed, on the ordinance proper. It's also listed incorrectly.

 

Vice President Roman: So noted. Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception of Mr. Greenbaum who voted no.

 

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

 

Ord.#25-2011 Bond Ordinance Amending Section 1 of Bond Ordinance Numbered 11-2011 of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey Finally Adopted April 26, 2011, in order to Amend the Description of the Project.

 

Mrs. Labow: I move that that Ord. #25-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on August 9, 2011at 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. Mania: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Roman: We're up to Consent Resolutions.

 

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 the Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the 2011-2012 Licensing Period.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Extension of Alcoholic Beverage License #1427-36-029-003 to the Court Appointed Received BUNJ Associates LLC (HOLIDAY INN/PREVIOUSLY WYNDHAM HOTEL). PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Regarding an Extension of Time for the Developers Agreements for Morris Chase Phase I and Morris Hunt Phases II and III. Revised 7/12/2011

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Abate Certain Nuisances Located at Block 6401, Lot 26; Block 5300, Lot 55.18; Block 4701, Lot 11; Block 2205, Lot 4; Block 1402, Lot 20; and Block 5101, Lot 29.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Tax Collector to Prepare and Mail Estimated Tax Bills in Accordance with PL 1994, Chapter. 72.

 

  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 2011 Municipal Budget ($647.22 Alcohol, Education & Rehabilitation).

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance (Click It or Ticket Grant - $54.32).

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Birdsall Services Group to Provide Additional Professional Services in Connection with the Flanders Well No. 2 Construction Management Phase.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Dykstra Associates in Connection with the Survey of Block 301 Lot 8 (BASF Property).

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Shared Service Agreement with the Borough of Netcong for Court Services.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Accuracy Electric Inc. for New Jersey Licensed Electrician Services.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Trico Equipment Services, LLC for a Trailer Mounted Variable Message Board.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Aurora Environmental, Inc. for the Design and Construction of a Fuel Depot.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Viridian Fundraiser Program. added 7/11/2011

 

Vice President Roman: Does anyone wish to move anything to Non Consent?

 

Mr. DiYanni: May I read in Consent Resolution 16 before we vote on that, which was the Resolution for the meeting of July 26 th ?

 

Vice President Roman: Please.

 

Mr. DiYanni:

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE

TOWNSHIP OF MOUNT OLIVE , COUNTY OF MORRIS , STATE

OF NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL PUBLIC

MEETING TO BE HELD ON JULY 26, 2011

 

WHEREAS , the Township Council previously authorized the removal of the second meeting during the summer months of 2011; and

 

WHEREAS , the since such time it has become necessary for the Township to conduct a special meeting on July 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss an Ordinance dealing with Flanders-Netcong Road;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Township Council , Township of

Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that it hereby authorizes a special public meeting to be held on July 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building to discuss an Ordinance dealing with the reactivation of Flanders-Netcong Road as a through street; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that said special public meeting shall be noticed in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-1 et seq.

 

This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

Vice President Roman: Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. Vice President, I move for adoption of Consent Resolutions number 2 through 16.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception Mr. Perkins abstained on Resolution #15.

 

Vice President Roman: Looks like I jumped over the Public Portion on that. Did anybody have any comments on the Consent Resolution? Mr. Russell? While you're at it, if you want to comment on the Bill List.

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS

 

Mr. Nelsen Russell: I personally have a problem with Resolution number 15. There's a… insurance that is endorsed by AARP on TV and the amount of fine print on that ad is pages of it. That's a… is not endorsed by AARP that the company is paying a fee to AARP for use of their name. I feel the same situation should apply to the Viridian situation. If we're opening up a portal, I think there is an awful lot of cautionary language that has to go into that portal that we are not endorsing, we are not in the energy business, and we are not endorsing it. I think I heard that the discount was 8%. There are companies out there that are offering greater than 8%. It appears to me that they're passing their marketing costs right on back to the consumer.

 

Vice President Roman: Dominic, is there any guidance that we can get on that as to whether we require a disclaimer?

 

Mr. DiYanni: I don't think it's required but I think…

 

Mrs. Labow: It's a good idea.

 

Mr. DiYanni: He brings a good point up. I mean I guess it doesn't hurt to place any of this language if we're going to put these mailers out or whatever the Township's deciding to do with this fundraising program. It would be wise or prudent to put some type of language… that we're not endorsing it or not liable for any information or what not, It doesn't hurt. It's a good point.

 

Vice President Roman: Mr. Sohl?

 

Mr. Sohl: A yes or no from Jill. I presume you would not have any problem with submitting any verbiage you may want to publish put through our Township Attorney first for review?

 

Mrs. Daggon: Not a problem at all. You just submit whatever you would like to and to look at what they have recommended, what others kinds of… none profits have done as well. We would certainly run things by the attorney's office in that category for a warning, for a disclaimer. Other Township's have done their energy supplier through Viridian. They have sample documents. We can see what already exists and then forward to you for whatever recommendations for making it be tailored to our situation.

 

Vice President Roman: Dominic, seeing as how I jumped the gun so to speak and went straight to voting before hearing the Public Portion, would it be prudent right now to ask for a revote.

 

Mr. DiYanni: No unless a Council member says that their vote would have changed their… the comments would have changed their vote.

 

Vice President Roman: Anyone on Council? Seeing no difference of opinion…

 

Mr. Perkins: It's not going to change mine.

 

Mr. Russell: I do have one question on the Bill List. Page 15, Capturepoint.com, $2,500.00. Just wondering what that is.

 

Vice President Roman: I'm sorry, could you repeat that again? There's a $2,500.00… $2,499.00 to Capturepoint.com.

 

Mrs. Daggon: That particular item is the subscription fee for us to do our online registration process for all of our Recreation programs.

 

Vice President Tobey: Jill, how many years have we been using Capturepoint?

 

Mrs. Daggon: This is our second year.

 

Vice President Tobey: And how have we been liking it?

 

Mrs. Daggon: We like it a lot. It meets our needs very well. We probably give them the most challenges to resolve. We use it heavily. It is the way that we take a registration. We don't do paper registrations any more for anything. It all goes through on-line.

 

Vice President Tobey: I am assuming it's something that has saved us from…

 

Mrs. Daggon: Its' much more efficient. Before we could really handle registrations for maybe 50 or 60 programs. We are now up to 95 programs. We've seen an increase in participation because now people can pay at midnight. Every morning I have to get up early and double check who signed up at the last minute for after care or before care at camp and who did a last minute registration for camp and print that information out to add to our sign in sheets at camp. If people do sign up at 11:30 at night, midnight, 1:00am… so it has helped us quite a bit.

Vice President Tobey: Thank you.

 

Mr. Russell: Thank you.

 

Vice President Roman: Any Council comments? We're onto Motions, Mr. Mania?

MOTIONS CONSENT

 

Mr. Mania: I move for the approval of the Consent Motions:

 

•  Bill List. PDF Bill List

•  Approval of Raffle Application #2403 for K of C #5410 Blessed Mother Seton Council.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

Vice President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Any comments, seeing none Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Roman: We're onto Administrative Reports. Mr. Sohl?

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Mr. Sohl: Nothing else for tonight.

 

OLD BUSINESS - None

 

Vice President Roman: Nothing else, New Business?

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Mrs. Labow: It's actually not New Business. Just a … sort of Old. The TNR, I just wanted to let you know that on Saturday, they're going to be celebrating Pet Finders 15 th birthday. Pet Finders has been around for 15 years now. It's going to be Saturday, July 16 th from 11:00am to 3:00pm and it's going to be the Mount Olive TNR project and the Netcong TNR project at Pet Goods, 10 Commerce Avenue, Succasunna. If anybody's looking for a pet, please go on over and get yourself a cute, little, four legged, fury friend.

 

Vice President Roman: Anybody else with New Business? Any Old Business? Legal Matters?

 

OLD BUSINESS - None

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. DiYanni: None

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Vice President Roman: Anyone on Council have any reports? Seeing none, we're on to our last Public Portion.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. Perkins has…

 

Safety Committee Liaison

 

Mr. Perkins: Just briefly Mr. Vice President to update the rest of the Council, on June 29 th we did have a Public Safety Committee meeting. The first item on the Agenda was the discussion of Flanders Netcong Road as well as the gate on the top of Goldmine Road. A vote was taken by the Public Safety Committee. There were four other Council members who were in the audience during that evening. Unanimously they would like to see Flanders Netcong Road opened up. There is some public safety issues both from the EMS as well as from a Fire safety issue. Secondly and subsequent they are looking at moving towards doing the same thing for Goldmine Road but the Administration, they have asked to take a look… where Toll Brothers I guess was allowed to use Goldmine Road to run some trucks over when they were doing their development, they kind of beat up the bridge that's there. There are some steel plates over it and do they have any liability if any repair on that road because the fire trucks cannot use it at this point.

 

Mr. Sohl: That's the first I've heard.

 

Mr. Perkins: So the first order of business obviously is Netcong… Flanders Netcong Road, which we have a Special Public Meeting on and then subsequent to that the Council President I'm sure will be addressing the opening of Goldmine. That's it Mr. Vice President.

 

Mr. Roman: How many Council members were at the…

 

Mr. Perkins: There were four in the audience who took no action.

 

Vice President Roman: Dominic, I need a point of clarification. I, being one of the Council persons present that did not ask a question or participate in the discussion, is that in any way a violation of the Sunshine Law?

 

Mr. DiYanni: Was the meeting noticed?

 

Mr. Perkins: The Public Safety Meetings are noticed, they are open to the public. Not unlike a Planning Board Meeting where we may have four or five Council members that are sitting out in the audience. We had the same thing at this Public Safety Meeting.

 

Mr. DiYanni: As long as the meeting's noticed then there's no violation.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: How is it noticed, newspaper?

 

Mr. Perkins: No, I believe they're just noticed through the Township.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: So it's not actually noticed as per law. It's noticed…

 

Mr. Perkins: No, it's noticed as a regular committee. Same as …

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Who was present at the meeting from Council?

 

Vice President Roman: It would be myself, Mr. Tobey, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Mania and Mr. Walsh.

 

Vice President Roman: I took extreme steps not to say anything much to my…

 

Mr. Perkins: I give you credit for that.

 

Vice President Roman: Before this night… I would like to see an opinion come from your office to make sure there was no violation.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: It doesn't really matter. It doesn't really matter because…

 

Mr. DiYanni: You can't post cure it right now anyway even if there was…

 

Mr. Greenbaum: There was no action taken.

 

Mr. DiYanni: There was no action and I would just suggest that you keep it at three. Why even toe the line? That's my opinion.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I would agree with that but…

 

Mrs. Labow: Yeah, you guys could have taken turns.

 

Mr. Perkins: It's surprising when they all walk in on ya, you know?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: The cure is always to redo the action which is taken but there was no action taken so…

 

Mr. Perkins: There was no action taken by Council.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: It doesn't matter anyway.

 

Recreation Liaison Report - None

Board of Health Report - None

Planning Board Report - None

Open Space Committee Report - None

Legislative Committee Report - None

Pride Committee Report - None

Board of Education Liaison Report - None

Lake/Environment Issues Committee - None

Economic Development Committee Report - None

Library Board Liaison - None

Senior Citizen Liaison - None

Community Development Revenue Sharing - None

 

PUBLIC PORTION - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Vice President Roman: No reports? Is there any closing Council Comments? Seeing none, can I get a Motion to adjourn?

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Vice President Roman: Motion moved and seconded, all in favor? The meeting is adjourned. (8:27pm)

 

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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 August 9, 2011.

 

 

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

 

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