The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:12 p.m. by Council President Labow.
OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
Mrs. Lashway: According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. Notice has been posted in the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders Drakestown Road, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey and notices were sent to those requesting the same.
Present: Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Staszak, Mr. Mania and Mrs. Labow
Also Present: Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
May 14, 2013 WS & PM (Mr. Roman Absent)
President Labow: Mr. Ferrante, would you please move for approval of the Minutes of the previous meetings of May 14, 2013, the Workshop Meeting and Public Meeting? Mr. Roman was absent.
Mr. Ferrante: I move to approve the May 14, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting.
Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.
President Labow: Thank you. Any questions, concerns regarding the Minutes? Seeing none, Roll Call please.
ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Roman abstained.
President Labow: Next on the Agenda we have our Correspondence. We have 42 pieces of Correspondence this evening. Would anybody like to discuss any of our Correspondence that we’ve received? Seeing none.
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS
- Email received May 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Our apologies for erroneous emails Thursday. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 24, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Connecting Commercial Real Estate to Business Mix – June DRMI Program. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received May 24, 2013, from Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLC regarding Application for a Statewide General Permit No. 21. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Don’t Miss: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design – June 7 Complimentary Downtown New Jersey Program. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Connecting Commerical Real Estate to Business Mix – June DRMI Program. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from Rutgers, Sustainable Raritan River Initiative regarding Sail with us on New Jersey’s Tall Ship! June 11, Sustainable Raritan River Conference. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 31, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Coming Next Week: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 3, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Coming Friday: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 3, 2013, from Courage to Connect NJ regarding Last Chance to Pre-Register for Seminar. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 5, 2013, from Center for Community Progress regarding 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference – Scholarships Available! PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 5, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Register Today: Crime Prevention Throught Environmental Design. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 6, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Coming June 12: Connecting Commercial Real Estate to Business Mix. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 7, 2013, from Morris Habitat Staff regarding Morris Habitat – Happenings June 2013. PDF Correspondence
RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS
- Letter received May 28, 2013, from Washington Township Municipal Offices regarding Ordinance RO-10-13 – An Ordinance of the Township of Washington, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey to Amend Chapter 217, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Washington with Regard to Conditional use Home Occupations. PDF Correspondence
LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES
- Email received May 23, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding 2013 National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Pledge to Prepare. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 23, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Receive the Recognition your Town Deserves! PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 24, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Governor Announces Launce of “ReNew Jersey Stronger”. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 24, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Choose New Jersey Provides New Marketing Tool. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 28, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 28, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Education Foundation, Inc. How to Restore Civility in Public Discourse. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Deadline for 2012 Senior Freeze Program Extended. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Update on Affordable Housing Trust Funds II. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding New Content on DLGS Web Site. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding New Content on DLGS Web Site – Corrected links. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding A NJ Spotlight Conference: Building a Sustainable Infrastructure After Sandy. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 30, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Northeast Diesel Collaborative Webinars. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 31, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Sold Out!!! NJLM Mini Conference. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 31, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Urge your Congressman to Support Effort to Protect Tax Exempt Municipal Bonds. PDF Correspondence
DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS / COAH
- Letter received May 28, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Water Quality Compliance Inspection April 26, 2013. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received May 31, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Great Outdoors Month. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received June 3, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding 97 Sandshore Road, Block 2700, Lot 52.05. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 5, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 6, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Free Fishing Days. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from Morris County regarding MCPB Minutes. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 5, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 6, 2013, from County of Morris, Department of Human Resources regarding Public Notice – Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) Public Hearing. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 24, 2013, from MSA regarding MSA Approved Meeting Minutes. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 29, 2013, from DCA regarding GovConnect Update: May 29, 2013. PDF Correspondence
- Email received May 31, 2013, from DCA regarding Sold Out: NJLM June 14th Mini Conference. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 4, 2013, from DCA regarding Cooperative Contracts Roundtable Sessions. PDF Correspondence
- Email received June 3, 2013, from First Energy Corporation regarding JCP&L Announces Launch of New Outage Information on Website. PDF Correspondence
ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Ord.#16-2013 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to Amend Chapter 400, Land Use, Article V, Design Guidelines
and Technical Standards, Section 75, Tree Removal, Replanting and Forestry Management Plans. PDF Ord. (continue to 6/25/13 meeting)
Ord.#17-2013 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Crossing Guard Salaries for the Year 2013 as Previously Amended in Ordinance #20-2012 of the Township of Mount Olive Entitled Salaries of Certain Non-Union Personnel. PDF Ord. (continue to 6/25/13 meeting)
President Labow: Moving right along to our first ordinance for Public Hearing. Where’s my paper…where is it, in the last page? Here it is.
Mrs. Lashway: We are going to just continue them.
President Labow: Which one?
Mrs. Lashway: Both.
President Labow: Both are going to get continued?
Mrs. Lashway: Yes.
President Labow: We don’t have to introduce them, just say continue?
Mrs. Lashway: You don’t need to open up the Public Hearing, you’ll do that at the next meeting.
President Labow: We’re going to continue both or our Ordinances this evening for the next Public Meeting.
Mrs. Lashway: You have to make a motion to do that though.
President Labow: Can I please have a motion to continue Ordinance #16-2013 and Ordinance #17-2013 to our next Public Meeting.
Mr. Perkins: So moved.
Mr. Staszak: Second.
President Labow: Second. Can we do “All in Favor” or do we need a Roll Call?
Mrs. Lashway: You can do “All in Favor”.
President Labow: All in favor.
Mrs. Lashway: Any opposed?
President Labow: Any opposed? Seeing none.
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading June 25, 2013
President Labow: Ordinance for First Reading, Second Reading will be on June 25, 2013. Ordinance #18-2013 entitled:
Ord.#18-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Providing for a Street Name Change from Winding Hill Drive East and Winding Hill Drive West to Winding Hill Drive. PDF Ord.
President Labow: Mr. Roman, would you please move that?
Mr. Roman: I move that Ordinance #18-2013 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey for a public hearing, consideration of second reading, and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.
Mr. Perkins: Second.
President Labow: Thank you, any Council discussion? I have a question, how did this come about Mr. Canning? Was it from the residents, from the Association or…?
Mr. Canning: This was sent by Mr. Semrau actually.
Mrs. Lashway: No, the Tax Assessor asked for this change. The filed maps have East and West on them and…
President Labow: They don’t go that way.
Mrs. Lashway: For 911 purposes it’s completely numbered correctly, so in order to straighten it all out we have to do the Ordinance.
Mr. Mania: Yes.
President Labow: I was going to say from a real estate standpoint, it is not designated East or West either, so that’s good, we’re just being consistent with this. Anybody from the public? Seeing none, Roll Call please.
ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously.
CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA:
Resolutions on the Consent Agenda List are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Township Council and will be approved by one motion (one vote). There will be no separate discussion or debate on each of these resolutions except for the possibility of brief clarifying statements that may be offered. If one or more Council member requests, any individual resolution on the Consent Agenda may be removed from the Consent Agenda List and acted on separately.
CONSENT RESOLUTIONS – J. Staszak
1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Execution of an Agreement Between the Township of Mount Olive and Kathy Murphy. PDF Res
2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of One Purchasing Contract (Fibar Group LLC). PDF Res
3. 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 in to the 2013 Municipal Budget ($2,000 for Donation - Cablevision). PDF Res
4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Modification of Expenditures Related to the 2012 Community Development Grant for Budd Lake Drainage Improvements (Final Revision). PDF Res
5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on a "Fair and Open Basis" Pursuant to the "Pay-to-Play" Law (Pumping Services). PDF Res
6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Genserv Inc. for (1) 125KW Generator for Budd Lake Fire Department. PDF Res
7. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Appointing Sean Canning, Business Administrator to the Morris County Joint Insurance as the Alternate Commissioner. PDF Res
8. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Competitive Contracting for Design Consultant for Tot Lot for Turkey Brook Park. PDF Res
9. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the 2013-2014 Licensing Period. PDF Res *Revised
10. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Revising Grant Expenses for the National Recreation and Trails Program. PDR Res * Added
President Labow: We have Consent Resolutions. Ten Consent Resolutions, would anybody like to remove any of the Consent Resolutions to Non Consent? Seeing none. Mr. Staszak, would you please move our Consent Resolutions for this evening?
Mr. Staszak: I move Consent Resolutions one through…
President Labow: Ten.
Mr. Staszak: Ten?
President Labow: Yes.
Mr. Mania: Yes.
Mr. Perkins: Second.
President Labow: Any discussion on Resolutions one through ten? Seeing none, Roll Call please.
ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously
President Labow: I apologize, I forgot to open the Resolutions to the Public. Did anyone have any questions or concerns on Resolutions one through ten? Seeing none. Do we have to do a Roll Call again since I forgot to open to the public?
Mrs. Lashway: No, it’s not required.
President Labow: It’s not required. Consent Motions, Mr. Mania, could you please move our Bill List?
- Bill List. PDF Bill List
Mr. Mania: Yes, Madam Chair, I move the Consent Motions, the Bill List.
Mr. Perkins: Second.
President Labow: Thank you. Anybody from the public have any questions, concerns? Seeing none. Anybody from Council? Any questions, concerns regarding the Bill List? Seeing none, Roll Call please.
ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously
President Labow: Administrative Reports, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Canning.
Mayor Greenbaum: Let me start. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff coming up. This Saturday is the opening of the Budd Lake Beach with a party from 12:30 to 4:30. I would hope to see most of you there at some point during the day. I will be there probably at about 12:30 if I can make it, if not a little later. This week Councilman Nicastro, Councilman Roman and I were at the Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony, which was quite the experience. They’re a great bunch of kids that are involved in the Girl Scout program and doing great things for Mount Olive. It was very interesting to hear all of the different projects that they undertook and completed to move forward with their awards. Last week was Relay for Life at the High School, which I understand was very well attended and was a great success although it was indoors again this year. I know that the power wheels has been moving forward and I don’t know if we are at the conclusion or near the conclusion…it’s done.
President Labow: It’s done, yes.
Mayor Greenbaum: I understand that was a great success. We have the Mud Run coming up on June 22nd, which again should be a great success and I know that High School graduation is I believe the 25th of June…
President Labow: The 25th.
Mayor Greenbaum: …which is the same as the Council meeting night. I will be attending graduation. I wanted to wish all of the 8th graders that are being promoted to the High School, all of the 5th graders that are going to the Middle School, and all the High School graduates, a hearty Congratulations and a Good Luck for the future and I’m sure that everyone echoes those sentiments. Sean, what do you have?
President Labow: I just want…one other thing with the Mud Run, they now have a Kiddie Competitive Mud Run that has just recently been added, which I thought was really cool. It’s going to be something for everybody of all ages.
Mr. Canning: My kilt is available for loan, I think Alex was looking for it, I’m not sure.
Mr. Roman: My hips.
President Labow: Aren’t you going to use it?
Mr. Canning: I’ll be in Philadelphia at a wedding unfortunately that day.
Mayor Greenbaum: Sean plans his outside events to occur on days when things are happening in Mount Olive.
Mr. Canning: I have a couple of OEM things. One, I want to recognize, commend Freddie Detoro and Willie Cirone, they have OEM Table Top Drill coming up. It’s the first time in the last year or so that they have done it outside of our actual events of last fall. I am very gratified to see that they are starting to get all of the emergency services together and on the table and we’ll start running through some scenario’s in anticipation for hurricane season. While we handled things very well last year, there is always room for improvement. I’m glad to see that we are taking the initiative on that. Along the same lines, I want to thank Councilman Roman, he had contacted me and I read the paper as well. One of the neighboring communities had had a generator seminar. I reached out to Fred Detoro and it looks like he is going to set something up for residents of just generator safety and some of the other concerns people have run into during the hurricane last year including hooking up to your electrical panels. I believe he is going to try to get the electrical inspector out there to do a seminar on that and we’ll try to tape it and get it up on MOTV and also the website. Lastly, I want to thank Sherry, Catherine, and Chuck McGroarty, our Planner. If you have been following it or not, COAH recently had sent a letter to the Townships, again they were sending their demands as to the development fee monies. While the courts had basically put a stay on that for another 30 days, but regardless, we were prepared and with some 11th hour talks and a lot of work by Sherry and Catherine and Chuck and they got it in under the wire. It was not easy, but they did it. I want to recognize them and thank them for their commitment to the Township.
Mayor Greenbaum: One other thing, unfortunately Michelle in the court had an accident and she’s recuperating, she may need some additional surgery. If you get a chance to send your good wishes, that might be a good thing.
President Labow: Sorry to hear that. Any other?
Mayor Greenbaum: I think that was enough.
President Labow: That was quite a bit. It took up more time than the whole meeting…no. It’s a good thing, a very good thing. Old Business? Seeing none. New Business? Actually I have an Old Business. We had a discussion, Mr. Perkins last time, about the bears and the garbage. I did find out that you’re supposed to put out your garbage 6:00 the night before, but you cannot put it out in the afternoon, 6:00 the night before. I did follow up on that, but still the problem is not everybody has a garage or a shed to put their garbage in the rest of the week to keep the bears away. I do know that Mr. Canning had reached out to the ACO to start doing some more education type thing with the bears. It is rather scary when in the middle of the afternoon the bear is walking down the middle of the street. Whether the garbage is out or not, he is still walking down the middle of the street.
Mr. Perkins: Which Ordinance did you find that in Madam President?
President Labow: I actually had asked Tim and then I checked on the calendar itself and it says that you put your garbage out the night before. Tim said that he was pretty sure it was 6:00 and that keeps people from putting it in the afternoon before. They don’t expect anybody to go out at 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning to put out their garbage cans. In the summer time a lot of times the guys will actually start a little bit earlier to try to get
done before the heat of the day, so we really don’t want a bunch of residents setting their alarm for 4:00 in the morning to get their garbage out in the street. It is the night before, 6:00. Mr. Mayor?
Mayor Greenbaum: I have spoken to a bunch of other Mayors and the bear problem seems to be all over.
President Labow: Everywhere. Everywhere.
Mayor Greenbaum: It’s not just in Mount Olive.
President Labow: No, it’s not just in Mount Olive. The thing is…
Mayor Greenbaum: Bears are great roamers, they can go great distances.
President Labow: Absolutely.
Mayor Greenbaum: It’s really just a question of being smart and being educated in terms of bear safety.
President Labow: No bird feeders, no feed for anything and try to bundle up your garbage as best as you can.
Mayor Greenbaum: We did make sure educational information was put out on the ACO webpage as well.
President Labow: Very good, thank you.
NEW BUSINESS - none
President Labow: We have Legal Matters.
Mr. Pasek: Thank you Madam President. I had one issue tonight. I was going to mention the COAH issue and Chuck McGroarty’s great efforts, but Sean stole my thunder, so thank you Sean. No other matters for tonight.
President Labow: Alrighty. Council reports, Mr. Ferrante, could you give your reports?
Environmental Committee – none
Mr. Ferrante: Just on the Lake. We had the lake surveyed yesterday from Acquired Technologies. It seems that past treatments seem to be working. They observed some other types of weed and they will be treating that.
President Labow: They have other besides the Milfoil and Curry Pondweed? We have a new one?
Mr. Ferrante: Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curry Leaf Pondweed.
President Labow: I know its crazy names, but those…
Mr. Ferrante: Those are the two that are going to be treated.
President Labow: Those are the two that we’ve had. The infiltration is reducing?
Mr. Ferrante: I’m sorry?
President Labow: There’s less now, they’re saying?
Mr. Ferrante: Yes.
President Labow: Good. What else?
Mr. Ferrante: Just some algae growth, that’s all.
Library Board Liaison - none
President Labow: We have Library Board?
Mr. Ferrante: Nothing else.
President Labow: Mr. Perkins?
Mr. Perkins: Madam President, do you recall how many years now we’ve been treating the Lake for this, are we on year three or four?
President Labow: Four, I think. Four? Kathy is saying four. Yes, I was pretty sure it was four. And remember when it first came about, it was 75 to 80% of the lake. It’s down…did they say how much of a percentage now?
Mr. Ferrante: No, I don’t have that.
President Labow: I know last year it was reduced. We were talking last year possibly being the last treatment, but I guess no. Kathy is saying no.
Mr. Perkins: Probably not going to happen.
President Labow: Yes, probably not going to happen.
Mr. Perkins: I’m scared it’s going to be forever.
President Labow: As I understand that the Curry Pondweed is actually brought in by the geese, on their bodies are the seeds. Never ending.
Mr. Perkins: Thank you, Canada.
Mr. Roman: I don’t feel bad now for running them over.
President Labow: We have Mr. Mania. Do you have your reports?
Planning Board Report
Senior Citizen Liaison
Mr. Mania: Planning Board’s meeting on the 13th has been cancelled. Our next meeting will be on the 20th. Senior Citizen Report, we need to establish a date when we want to play Bocce.
President Labow: Yea. Can we practice? We’ll have to meet for an hour before…
Mr. Mania: You can go there anytime and practice.
Mayor Greenbaum: Which team are you playing on John?
Mr. Mania: I’m playing on your team.
Mayor Greenbaum: Every time the AARP card shows up at my house, my wife makes sure it ends up in front of my face.
Mr. Mania: I’m sure. Just a reminder, right?
President Labow: You didn’t sign up yet? You didn’t sign up for it, Rob?
Mayor Greenbaum: Not yet.
President Labow: Not yet. Did they have any suggestions on which days?
Mr. Mania: No, we need to come up with a date and then we’ll see if it works out.
President Labow: If anybody wants to send out an email…are they talking about the Fall? Are we setting it up for the Fall again?
Mr. Mania: Whenever we want to do it. The Fall is the better time.
President Labow: Fall is better because it is not as hot. We should probably check with the Mayor because he has a really busy calendar. We want to make sure he is available this time.
Mr. Mania: He loves to play Bocce Ball, I know that.
Mayor Greenbaum: One of my favorite sports.
Mr. Mania: Thank you.
President Labow: It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed myself, we had a great time. We really had a lot of fun.
Mr. Mania: We did.
President Labow: Looking forward to that. We have Mr. Nicastro, could you give us your reports.
Safety Committee Liaison - none
Open Space Committee Report
Mr. Nicastro: I briefly made the Open Space meeting last night. As Kathy will tell you, I was over at the Girl Scouting. I got there at the end, but the main thing to let everyone know is that on Sunday, June 23rd is another trail day again. We’re looking for people to meet up at the high school at 1pm to go and work on the Orange Trail, I believe, over at Turkey Brook is what it is. That’s the main thing that I got out of that meeting there for 10 minutes.
Mayor Greenbaum: How come you only made the end of the meeting, you left the Girl Scout Bridging at about 6:00?
Mr. Nicastro: Yeah, right.
President Labow: We have our liaison from Troop 249, perhaps some of the Scouts might want to join in on some of the Trail Blazing. Have you done that before, yet?
Robert Pariseau: Yes.
President Labow: It’s a lot of fun. Isn’t it?
Robert Pariseau: Yes.
President Labow: You get to learn where the trails are and what’s going on. It’s a really great experience. Let me see, we have Mr. Perkins.
Board of Health Report - none
Economic Development Committee Report - none
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins: Thank you Madam President. The only report that I have is for the Legislative Committee. I had a discussion with Senator Oroho as well as Assemblywoman Alison McHose on New Jersey Clean Energy, for what they call the State Smart Growth Area, which was enacted by past Governor McGreevy. They had removed… there’s nine Counties that were added for Superstorm Sandy, where they are able to share in some of the Clean Energy money for building energy efficiency, whether it be on a full rebuild or on new buildings. They are pressing the Board of Public Utilities to hopefully in the year 2014, since we are all ready half way there, to remove the States smart growth requirement which will mean that anything that does get built here that could be built to the Energy Star standard for Clean Energy in New Jersey and a developer could share in some of the incentives such as were doing with the direct install progam for our HVAC equipment. That may be able to help, I’ve all ready spoken to people for Homeless Solutions, I have a working relationship with them and they’d be tickled pink if they could get a few thousand dollars back for working on Cobblestone should that go through.
President Labow: Excellent. Excellent. Any other, just the Legislative?
Mr. Perkins: Yes.
President Labow: That was an excellent report. We have Mr. Roman next.
Board of Education Liaison Report - none
Recreation Liaison Report
Mr. Roman: For Recreation, baseball and softball for the Recreation is drawing down to a close this weekend. Softball finished up with their All Star Games, and unfortunately because of the weather, the annual coaches’ game was cancelled. Baseball still has some games they need to get under way and on our travel side it appears that our 12U girls are on their way to possibly making it down to Florida.
President Labow: Yes, that was excellent.
Mr. Roman: This group of girls, being here in town for awhile and being on softball for a long time, I knew them when they were yo high like to me. Now to see them, they have come a long way altogether and they are great group of girls. It’s phenomenal to see them play. I look forward to seeing what we end up providing them in the high school. That is it and on Board of Education…and I’d like to segue both of those items with the Girl Scout Bridging. Being a father of three, I am kind of a feminist because it was exhilarating to see these young Girl Scouts doing those service projects and you could see the leaders in there. They may not all end up being politicians or CEO’s, but just by the examples of the projects they are doing, you can tell they’re going to be leaders in whatever they end up doing. Thank you.
President Labow: Thank you very much and I am not going to pass over Mr. Staszak this time, I had my finger right here so I’d remember because I always go right over him. Sorry. MOTV.
MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Staszak: We haven’t met since the last meeting. Our next meeting is July 8th at 6 p.m. here in the Municipal Building. I’ll have a report after that.
President Labow: Excellent. For TNR, we are going to be having our Annual Spring Yard Sale over at The After, on Route 206 in Flanders on the 28th and 29th. They’re always looking for donations, if you would like to donate any household items that you no longer want. We have it twice a year, Spring and Fall and it’s our biggest fundraiser. We are able to sell the items and also give out a lot of information regarding TNR and actually people come from all over the place. It’s a very interesting two days, exhausting two days, but you meet a lot of people, but it is really a lot of fun. Hopefully it doesn’t rain this time. We’ve had rain. It’s going to be nice weather. Can you have Proclamation for that Mayor, please? Nice weather on the 28th and 29th of June.
Mayor Greenbaum: So be it.
President Labow: Thank you.
Mr. Mania: Wow. I’m impressed.
Mayor Greenbaum: How did Ramsey say it in The Ten Commandments? So let it be said.
Mr. Roman: So let it be said, let it be said.
Mr. Perkins: So let it be written, let it be written. Let it be done.
Mayor Greenbaum: Not that I’m comparing myself to Pharoah.
Mr. Perkins: So say it to Shephard, so go with the flock.
Mr. Roman: That’s Mayor one.
President Labow: You kind of have to be careful about that thing, I was at one of or training things with my real estate office of Keller Williams and they were saying this one guy down in Florida this really great postcard because he was trying to promote himself and how it said how he can walk on water, and they showed a picture of course, it was superimposed, he was walking on water, where a lot of religious groups that were there and they were extremely offended and they called him up and he got all these nasty phone calls, it just created this
whole firestorm of not what he intended to have so his publicist, they turned around the following week, they sent out another postcard showing him falling in the water, so well he can’t walk on water. You always hear all well intended comments, you never know. So be it.
Mayor Greenbaum: Was there a moral in that story?
President Labow: I was just sharing a little bit of a funny story, obviously it fell flat, it fell in the water.
Mayor Greenbaum: Can we have the moral at the next Council Meeting? Think about what the moral is of that story.
Mr. Roman: For homework.
President Labow: Homework. We get homework. We have our public portion. Anybody from our public like to come up and say a few words? Seeing none. I’m going to close the public portion. At this point, we will…should we do Council Comments and move into Executive Session?
Mrs. Lashway: Okay.
President Labow: Council Comments please.
Mr. Roman: Nothing.
President Labow: Mr. Nicastro?
Mr. Nicastro: Again, just as the Mayor said, it was great to see all the Girl Scouts there and all the volunteers, there are so many of them, it’s amazing, but also the Boy Scouts, I had the pleasure of going to the..Cletis Fox got the Eagle Scout on Sunday. Congratulations to him as well, there’s a lot of hard work goes into all of that to get there. It was good to see that. Congratulations to him again.
President Labow: Excellent. Mr. Perkins?
Mr. Perkins: It’s not been a good week Madam President.
President Labow: I was going to ask you, how’s Mom doing?
Mr. Perkins: The prognosis is encouraging, as soon as they can figure out whether they should be putting a life vest on her or not for her heart, then we’ll be discharging her from Morristown and she’s been accepted to Kessler. She’ll have intensive rehabilitation there. It’s a little sad, I mean it put a damper on the election night celebration, that’s for sure. Of course, Mom missed the Senior Prom this past Friday. It’s always an event we like to get to. The well wishes and prayers of the community and those that have been in touch have definitely helped. I thank you from the bottom of my heart from my family, thanking everybody. We’ll just keep going forward.
President Labow: Mr. Mania, how was the Senior Prom, Friday night over at the Senior Citizens Center?
Mr. Mania: I didn’t go.
President Labow: Oh, you didn’t go, okay.
Mr. Roman: He didn’t have a date.
President Labow: You didn’t have a date?
Mr. Mania: Rob was going to be my date, but he backed out.
Mr. Perkins: There were plenty of senior women there I’m sure, John.
Mr. Roman: I’ll be trolling there pretty soon.
Mayor Greenbaum: Remember, walking on water Alex.
President Labow: Yes, don’t walk on water.
Mr. Perkins: It’s amazing.
Mayor Greenbaum: Colleen, we have this wonderful Mount Olive logo pretzel that was prepared by Philly Pretzel Factory down in Hackettstown.
President Labow: Oh, how cool. Look at that.
Mayor Greenbaum: While I think it’s really pretty cool, it’s going to probably get very hard if it is not consumed, so people should either…
President Labow: Eat it.
Mayor Greenbaum: Take the whole thing or part of it. As you leave here tonight have a piece.
President Labow: Did you take pictures of it?
Mayor Greenbaum: It’s already on Facebook.
Mr. Perkins: It’s already on Facebook.
President Labow: Oh, I didn’t see it, that is really cool.
Mayor Greenbaum: Yes. In any event there’s no benefit to keeping it as the Mount Olive logo because it will get rock hard eventually.
President Labow: Actually years ago we used to shellac things like that, like ornaments in Girl Scouts. We used to take the dough and cookies and put shellac on them and they would be ornaments. Maybe we should shellac it.
Mr. Perkins: Well, there you have it.
Mayor Greenbaum: And you can sell it at the TNR garage sale.
President Labow: There you go.
Mr. Mania: That’s good stuff.
President Labow: A novelty piece. We can hang it up in the lobby.
Mayor Greenbaum: We’re not hanging it, take a piece home.
President Labow: If anybody hasn’t had dinner yet. Mr. Staszak.
Mr. Perkins: Mr. Roman.
President Labow: I’m sorry, Mr. Roman.
Mr. Roman: I’m standing, you can see me. The only thing I want to say is that this Friday night is Mount Olive night at Somerset Patriots sponsored by the Baseball/Softball organization. To enjoy a great time of AAA Ball, head on down. That is it.
President Labow: Mr. Staszak.
Mr. Staszak: It was good to see all those residents at Relay for Life. My wife was there, she was honored by her school. It was really good and we really appreciated it. Thank you to Tinc Road School.
President Labow: Mr. Mania.
Mr. Mania: For informational purposes, the generator was delivered to the St. Jude Parish Center, but unfortunately it was all damaged, so it had to be sent back. We’re waiting for a new one to come and Father Joe Orlandi asked me to inform Mayor and Council once that generator is in place, it will be able to generate heat, air conditioning and we’re also going to upgrade the kitchen at the parish center. In the event of another Sandy, hopefully we’ll never have another one, we have a place for our citizens.
Mayor Greenbaum: We’ll raise that at the Round Table discussion that we’re having next week in terms of our OEM.
President Labow: Excellent. Perfect.
Mayor Greenbaum: Certainly thank Father Joe because it was one of the shortfalls we had during Sandy and I’m glad that St. Jude’s has stepped up and is performing an incredibly valuable service for the community.
Mr. Mania: Yes. He certainly realized that so he put a generator over at the Rectory, of course he is leaving at the end of the month. There is a generator there for the incoming priest.
President Labow: He’s leaving? New Priest?
Mr. Mania: Yes, he’s retiring, he’s going back to Italy.
Mayor Greenbaum: When is he leaving exactly?
Mr. Mania: The 29th.
Mayor Greenbaum: Would you ask him to come to the Council Meeting on the 25th although I won’t be here, we’ll have something for him for his service to Mount Olive Township.
President Labow: Yes. That would be excellent.
Mr. Mania: We’re also going have at the 5:30 Mass, I have a Proclamation coming from the New Jersey Senate that I’ll read at the mass.
Mayor Greenbaum: The 5:30 Mass on what day?
Mr. Mania: This Saturday.
Mayor Greenbaum: This Saturday.
Mr. Mania: Hopefully I’ll have it.
President Labow: Would you let us know in case anybody can make it over there?
Mr. Mania: Yes. 5:30 Mass at St. Jude’s and you don’t have to be Catholic.
Mayor Greenbaum: I’ll be present. This Saturday at 5:30.
President Labow: This Saturday at 5:30.
Mr. Mania: Thank you Mayor.
Mayor Greenbaum: I really like Father Joe.
President Labow: He is super, super.
Mr. Mania: He’s done a lot for this Parish.
President Labow: I remember…
Mayor Greenbaum: He’s a very funny man, too.
President Labow: Yes, he is.
Mr. Perkins: Yes, he is.
President Labow: I’ll never forget he was away when we had the tragedy at Budd Lake with the two teens and he came back to be there with the families. I thought it was really wonderful that he just came right back home and helped out with everything. We’re going to miss him.
Mr. Mania: We were very fortunate.
Mayor Greenbaum: Isn’t amazing though, when we lost Father Bob to Chatham and that was a huge loss and now we’re provided with continued leadership, every time somebody moves on with their career or their life and we get someone new who steps in the shoes and ultimately steps up to the plate also.
President Labow: Yes, all the Clergy and the Rabbi’s in town, everybody just works so nice together, it’s wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate.
Mr. Mania: He’s going back to Italy to take care of his 94 year old mother. He really and truly is.
President Labow: I don’t have anything to say this evening for Council Comments since I already gave my words of wisdom with the water story. I’m going to ask Mr. Perkins if he could please move us into Executive Session…
Mr. Perkins: Yes Madam President.
President Labow: …which do you want to say what our Executive Session will be…to discuss Board of Education Baseball Fields.
Mr. Perkins: Madam President, under Section 7 and 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, I make a motion that we move into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters and the Board of Education Baseball Fields.
Mr. Roman: Second.
President Labow: Thank you.
Mayor Greenbaum: We’ll take a two minute recess so people can come grab a piece of pretzel.
ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:59 pm.
Colleen Labow, Council President
I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes are a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on June 25, 2013.
Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk