TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - June 15, 2010

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:08 Vice President Greenbaum: 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: Mr. Walsh, Mr. Mania, Mr. Roman, Mr. Greenbaum

 

Absent: Colleen Labow, Ray Perkins, Phil Tobey, Mayor David Scapicchio

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Bill Sohl, Business Administrator; Dominic DiYanni, Township Attorney; John Dorsey, Esq., Township Attorney (7:25); Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

Vice President Greenbaum: There are two sets of minutes, two different dates. Three sets of minutes for approval. Mr. Walsh, can you move the May 11, 2010 Public Meeting, May 25, 2010 Workshop and Closed Session Minutes for approval please.

 

Mr. Walsh: So moved

 

May 11, 2010 PM (all present)

May 25, 2010 WS & CS (all present)

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Mania: Second.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: It's been moved and seconded. Does anyone have any comments, changes, modifications, questions? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. E-mail received May 28, 2010, from Morris Tomorrow regarding Morris Tomorrow 21 st Annual Awards Breakfast. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 1, 2010, from Downtown New Jersey regarding FYI Notice / June Board Meeting and Roundtable Discussion. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 7, 2010, from U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding Course Certification / Crisis Leadership for Local Officials PER-284. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 8, 2010, from Downtown NJ regarding News from Downtown NJ, Inc. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 8, 2010, from We Work for health regarding health Reform Checkup. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 9, 2010, from Morris Tomorrow regarding the Morris Tomorrow Awards Breakfast. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 9, 2010, from The Educational Leadership Foundation of NJ regarding Save the Date for the ELFNJ Leadership Conference. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 9, 2010, from OIG regarding Office of the Inspector General Launches Internal Controls Resources Library. PDF Correspondence

 

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES / CORRESPONDENCE OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Letter received June 3, 2010, from Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco regarding a Resolution Supporting Governor's Christie's 2.5% Cap. PDF Correspondence

 

DOT / DEP / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA

 

  1. Letter received June 1, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Ramilo Property BL 3514 Lot 4 (39 St. Johns Road) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 4, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Speed Limits, Traffic Regulation order LS 2010-03. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 4, 2010, from Birdsall Services Group regarding Proposed Water Allocation Permit major Modification application for the Township's existing Water Allocation Permit. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 7, 2010, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan for Morris Habitat Block 1300, Lot 44. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 7, 2010, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan for Morris Habitat Block 2203, Lot 3. PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received June 7, 2010, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan for Morris Habitat Block 2203, Lot 2. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 10, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Deficiency for Cherokee Trading Post, 67 Route 46, Budd Lake. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 10, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Letter of Interpretation – Line Verification for Applicant: Wicklow & Laurano Properties, LLC Block 6800, Lot 11) PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received May 21, 2010, From the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding PBA et. Al. v. New Jersey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 24, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding PBA et. Al. v. New Jersey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 25, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Special Needs Registry for Disasters. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 26, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 26, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM-NJRA. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 26, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Funding Transit Funding Proposal. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 28, 2010 from the New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Article Submission Guidelines. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Legislative Bulletin received May 28, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Bills that were enacted as public laws of 2010. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 28, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding State Revenue Updates Force State Budget Adjustments. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 28, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Mayors June Newsline. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 1, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 2, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Changes to DLGS Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 3, 2010, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayors Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 4, 2010, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 4, 2010, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM, Municipal Clerks – Census, Grants and Mayor's Survey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 7, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Information. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 7, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Information – Ethics Training Available from NJLM. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 8, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Two Mayors Letters. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 9, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipality regarding S-1 Posted for Senate Vote Thursday June 10, 2010. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 10, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipality regarding Customized and Literacy Training Grant Program. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

 

  1. E-mail received May 25, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding NJRA: Upcoming Green Building Workshop. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 2, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: June 2, 2010. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 3, 2010, from Department of Community Affairs regarding the Municipal Operational Tax Index. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. Minutes received May 25, 2010, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the April 15, 2010 Meeting. PDF Correspondence.

 

  1. Letter received May 26, 2010, from the County of Morris, Department of Planning and Development regarding Senior Transportation - 2010 Grant Application. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 26, 2010, from the County of Morris, Department of Planning and Development regarding Manor House Road Improvements - 2010 Grant Application. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received May 28, 2010, from Morris County Planning and Development regarding Sustainable NJ Program workshops and grants. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 1, 2010, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding A-128, grants County Planning Board power to review site plans for land development affecting County roads. PDF Correspondence

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

  1. E-mail received May 26, 2010, from the Passaic County of Economic Development regarding FYI Notice from Downtown New Jersey. PDF Correspondence

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

 

  1. Seminar information received June 1, 2010, from the NJ Environmental Risk Management Fund regarding the Summer 2010 EJIF Seminar – Environmental Auditing. PDF Correspondence

 

MSA

 

  1. Minutes received June 3, 2010, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the May 5, 2010 meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Audit received June 7, 2010, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the year 2009. PDF Correspondence

TORT

 

  1. Notice of Tort Claim received May 27, 2010, from Heymann and Fletcher regarding Robert DeSanno v. Township of Mount Olive. PDF Correspondence

 

LEGISLATORS

 

  1. Letter received June 10, 2010, from Senator Kean regarding Resolution from the Township of Mount Olive regarding Senate Bill 458. PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

 

  1. Letter received June 1, 2010, from New Jersey American Water regarding I/M/O the Petition of New Jersey American Water Company, Inc. to Change the levels of its purchased water adjustment Clause and purchased Wastewater Treatment Adjustment Clause. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received June 3, 2010, from Comcast regarding service changes. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received June 10, 2010, from New Jersey Natural Gas regarding New from New Jersey Natural Gas. PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

 

Vice President Greenbaum: There are 54 pieces of Correspondence on this evening. Does anyone wish to discuss any particular piece of Correspondence? Seeing none, we will move on. This evening we have two Ordinances for Public Hearing entitled:

 

Ord. #15-2010 Refunding Bond Ordinance Providing for the Funding of an Emergency Temporary Appropriation Previously Adopted to Provide for the Payment of Amounts Owing to Taxpayers for Taxes Levied by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $600,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $600,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof. ( table – see new Ord. #19-2010)

 

Vice President Greenbaum: There's a note that says “table, see new Ordinance #19-2010.” So I assume that we are going to ask for at this point, a motion to table Ordinance # 15-2010. Mr. Walsh, can you make such a motion?

 

Mr. Walsh: I so move.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Mania: Second.

Vice President Greenbaum: Any discussion? Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Ordinance #15-2010 is tabled. The next Ordinance for Public Hearing is Ordinance # 16-2010 entitled:

 

Ord.#16-2010 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Reduce Fees for Photocopies and CD's Pursuant to Section 102-1, Subsections E and F, and Section 102-5, Subsection B, of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Does anyone from the Public wish to be heard on Ordinance #16-2010? Seeing none, I close it to the Public and I would ask Mr. Mania to please move Ordinance #16-2010 for approval.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. President, I move Ordinance # 16-2010.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Roman: Second.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: It's moved and seconded. Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Ord. #16-2010 has passed on second reading, and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish a notice of adoption as required by law.

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – (2 nd reading June 29, 2010)

 

Vice President Greenbaum: We're up to Ordinances for first reading at this point; second reading to be June 29, 2010. The first Ordinance is Ordinance # 17-2010 entitled:

 

Ord. #17-2010 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Vacating all Public Rights in all Streets Located within Deerfield Estates.

 

Mr. Mania: I move that Ord. #17-2010 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 29, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Roman: Second.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: It's been moved and seconded. Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call, please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Greenbaum: The next Ordinance for first reading is Ordinance #18-2010 entitled:

 

Ord . # 18-2010 Bond Ordinance Providing for the Resurfacing of Wolfe Road in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $400,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $150,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: This is a redo of Ordinance #16-2010.

 

Mrs. Masser: No, 19.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: It's a redo of Ordinance #15-2010?

 

Mrs. Masser: No, 19 is the redo. Are you on 19?

 

Vice President Greenbaum: I'm on 18, it says redo of Ordinance #16 but it's 15.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: No, no Rob this is a separate Ordinance. This doesn't have to do with 15. This is separate.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Why does it say, redo of Ordinance #16? Is that a mistake?

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: That's right...it is… that's right.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Mr. Roman, do you want to move that please?

 

Mr. Roman: I move that Ord. #18-2010 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 29, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

Vice President Greenbaum: The next Ordinance for first reading is Ordinance #19-2010 entitled:

 

Ord. #19-2010 Refunding Bond Ordinance Providing for the Funding of an Emergency Temporary Appropriation Previously Adopted to Provide for the Payment of Amounts Owing to Taxpayers for Taxes Levied by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $575,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $575,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof. (amended Ord. #15-2010)

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Mr. Walsh, would you please move that?

 

Mr. Walsh: So moved, oops I'll read the whole… I'm sorry. I move that Ord. #19-2010 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 29, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Roman: Second.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second. I yield to Mr. Roman.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, any Council discussion? 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. Mania

 

  1. Resolution to Amend the 2010 Budget. REMOVED*

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Agreement Regarding the Purchase of Block 7000 Lots 64.01 and 65. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of $204,686.62 from the Emergency Temporary Appropriation Previously Authorized in the Amount of $750,000. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to T-Mobile Northeast LLC for the Lease of Space on Township-Owned Water Tanks for the Placement of Wireless Communication Antennas and Equipment. PDF Resolution

 

  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. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Execution of a Vacation and Release of Grant of Easement. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the 2010-2011 Licensing Period. PDF Resolution AMENDED*

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Terminating the Contract Between the Township of Mount Olive and R.G. Goldmine, LLC. PDF Resolution

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Release in Performance Guarantees in Connection with Rezamir Estates. PDF Resolution ADDED*

 

Vice President Greenbaum: We're up to Consent Resolutions. Consent Resolutions will be adopted by one vote. Does anyone wish to have any of the Consent Resolutions removed and put on a Non-Consent Agenda?

 

Mr. Sohl: We need to just change the one.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Mr. Mania, can you move Resolutions two through nine please? One is being removed, and four is being amended.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. President, I move for the approval of the Consent Resolutions two through nine.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Four being amended.

 

Mr. Mania: Four being amended.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Amended to change the language from… because we're in the Public Meeting, to change the language from lowest bidder to highest bidder. Correct?

 

Mr. Sohl: Correct.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, is there a second?

 

Mr. Roman: Second.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: I open it up to the Public, to anyone who wishes to be heard on any of the Consent Resolutions. Seeing none, I close it to the Public. Is there any Council comment with respect to the Consent Resolutions? Seeing none, Roll Call.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - none

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - none

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT - none

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - none

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - none

 

CONSENT MOTIONS

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, at this point we're up to Motions. There are two Motions, Mr. Roman; do you want to move the two Motions?

 

Mr. Roman: Yeah, I move for approval of:

 

  1. Approval of the Renewal of a Peddler's Permit for Avshalom Gibli for mobile food vending and Christina Zwigard for hot dog vending at Flanders Park.
  2. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

 

Mr. Mania: Second

Vice President Greenbaum: Is there anyone from the Public who wishes to be heard on any of the Motions? Nelson, did you have anything on the Bill List? No… Is there any Council discussion with respect to the Motions?

 

Mr. Russell: I do have one.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Go ahead; go up to the podium please. Name and address please for the record.

 

Nelsen Russell, Budd Lake: I noticed an awful lot of money going for street lighting. I'm wondering that lighting technology has changed a lot in the last couple of years. If we have the most efficient street lights that we could get. I mean, I've got LED lights that I'm using now and they're compact fluorescents.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Well, what I will do is I will ask the Administration to get a response to that question. Obviously the DPW Director is not here. Bill, do you have an answer to that question?

 

Mr. Sohl: We don't own the lights. We pay to have them on.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Yeah but it maybe that…

 

Mr. Sohl: But there is movement in the direction that's suggested. Especially with traffic lights, they have been… as those burn out the new replacement is an LED type of light. I'm not that familiar with what may be available to replace a street light in terms of one that's expected to light up the whole area, it may take a totally new housing so to speak but I'll check on it.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Well although we don't own the street lights we do pay for the electricity to light them.

 

Mr. Sohl: Absolutely.

Vice President Greenbaum: So I would like to get an answer to the question in terms of what can be done to reduce the cost of the electricity that we use. Whether it's through changing out of the lights or through some other type of billing system that we might be able to get from the electric company.

 

Mr. Russell: I was looking at lighting district one and two and it said $13,000.00 and change for the month.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: It's a lot of money. Mr. Roman?

 

Mr. Roman: I'm curious as to whether there's any grant available to change over?

 

Mr. Sohl: Probably through the First Energy people because they're the ones that has to own the equipment.

 

Mr. Roman: Seeing as how we, we're in that Sustainable Jersey…

 

Mr. Sohl: Let's take it one step at a time. Find out what's going on and then…

 

Vice President Greenbaum: When do you think you'll have some type of response for us?

 

Mr. Sohl: Mr. Quinn can probably provide an answer by the next meeting.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: I think probably a meeting in July would be more appropriate since we're dealing with the budget.

 

Mr. Sohl: Okay, I think he has to be here anyway for some other issue.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, whenever he has the answer.

 

Mr. Sohl: It's not going to be extensive.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, does anyone else from the audience have any questions with respect to the Motions that are on the floor? Does anyone from Council have any questions, comments? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Any Administrative reports this evening Mr. Sohl?

 

Mr. Sohl: Yes, real quick a number of items. Number one, I'd just like to point out, I believe that Council is already aware the Finance Department has been recognized in the League of Municipalities Magazine for the $500.00 scholarship that they award, and again, that's funded through themselves, through Finance employees, not through any tax money.

 

Mr. Mania: Great job Sherry.

 

Mrs. Maniscalco: Thanks, thank you.

 

Mr. Sohl: Number two, the Mayor asked me to mention that we have been notified earlier last week by Cablevison who sponsors the Madison Square Garden Varsity TV Channel on Cablevision, that one of our students at the High School, Harrison Richland was awarded an MSG5 Award for writing, that's sports writing. That was recognized at their assembly or something last Thursday or Friday.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: I know the Richlands.

 

Mr. Sohl: So, That's nice to see.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Yes.

 

Mr. Roman: Yes, they were commended last night at the Board of Ed meeting… recognized.

 

Mr. Sohl: We've had problems before, 151 Mine Hill Road, which has been a nightmare piece of property, foreclosed by the bank. It's down, what you might call near the Hackettstown area. We've got major progress on that. The bank has authorized people to go in and they've covered the pool, they put the fence back up, the grass is being mowed, Mr. Edward Gill who is the immediate neighbor on the one side was quite upset. He has been ecstatic through the progress being made. Again, that's thanks to the Wilpert team of Wilpert Sr. and Wilpert Jr.

 

Mr. Roman: Bill is that over by the MUA reservoir or down at the bottom of Hackettstown mountain?

 

Mr. Sohl: No, it's at the corner of Jennies Lane and Mine Hill Road. If you've been up to Turkey Brook Park in the last day or so the trails have been finished. We had a $200,000.00 grant by the DOT, that's been completed or is in the final stages. The pavings are all done and it's really just some touch up work that they're finishing. That was completed today.

 

Mr. Roman: Are they going to be putting up maps like at the entrances?

 

Mr. Sohl: I believe we will put something together. Lastly, I would like to congratulate Michelle on being an official Clerk now, having passed the test.

 

OLD BUSINESS - none

 

NEW BUSINESS - none

 

LEGAL MATTERS - none

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Okay, thank you. At this point, I'll open it up to any Council member who wishes to address Old Business. Seeing none, any Council member who wishes to address New Business? Seeing none, any Legal Matters this evening? Council Reports, does anyone have any reports? Mr. Roman?

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

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

 

Mr. Roman: I attended last night's Board of Education meeting. Just to reiterate, Mr. Richland was recognized for the MSG Varsity Award. A couple things to note, there is a policy change that's being done on first reading to eliminate the letter “D” from the grading scale so what will happen is you will get an “A,” a “B,” a “C,” or an “F.” A motion was made to poll, to have their Curriculum and Instruction Committee to review this. It came out of the Policy Committee from a recommendation from Dr. Reynolds. If I recall, we will be the only School in New Jersey, Public School in New Jersey… only Public School in the County to have that grading system. It is my understanding that various private schools implement that grading system so it will probably come up for second reading at the next public meeting. The issue, the High School Basketball Coach was addressed again. It was renewed because apparently now he's conducting a basketball clinic in the High School and still billing himself as the High School Basketball Coach. There's been no movement made to replace him. There was an ad that was placed for a Basketball Coach. The ad ran for one week. It was originally stated that the cost of the ad was $3,400.00. I subsequently got an e-mail indicating that it was more along the lines of $487.00. They received four applicants and the recommendation will be coming out of Mr. Falleni and Principal Stansberry. I asked Mr. Werner about the breakage number again. At last night's meeting there were three more retirees. I was not given an answer. I subsequently went to go ask the Superintendent and Mr. Werner did not allow Superintendent…Reynolds to answer the question of whether they had any idea of whether they were going to replace the positions that are retired or if they had any expected number on breakage. They later went on into executive to discuss the cuts. The indication that I got from Mr. Werner is that they are just not addressing the 1.1 that we addressed as salary freeze but they will be discussing the total number of 2.1 million dollars and will be making the recommendations forth with. They made an indication that by next week they will have outlined what those recommendations are, and I believe that's it.

 

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – none

Safety Committee Liaison – none

Economic Development Committee Report – none

Library Board Liaison – none

Senior Citizen Liaison – none

Community Development Revenue Sharing – none

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Does anyone else have any other reports that they wish to share this evening? Seeing none, I will open it up to the final Public Portion, comment. Does anyone from the Public wish to comment on any issue? Seeing none, I close it to the Public. Are there any final Council comments? Seeing none, I'll accept a motion to adjourn.

 

Mrs. Masser: Oh, wait.

 

Scott Ireland, Eric Court: Where are we on getting the Council meetings televised since the last meeting? What has been done?

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Mr. Sohl?

Mr. Sohl: We're still waiting for the firm to come in and run the audio line for us.

 

Mr. Ireland: Have they given a timeline as to when that's going to happen?

 

Mr. Sohl: I don't have a date yet.

 

Mr. Ireland: Do we give them a timeline for when we want that to happen?

 

Mr. Sohl: We have to deal with the firm maintaining it for the Clerk's office. It should be fairly quick.

 

Mr. Roman: When's the last time we had communications with them regarding it?

 

Mr. Sohl: Within the last week.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Can I have a motion to adjourn please?

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27pm.

 

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Phil Tobey, Council President

 

I, Lisa M. 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 July 13, 2010.

 

 

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

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