The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:04 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.

ROLL CALL

Present:          Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Staszak, and Mrs. Labow

Absent:           Mr. Roman, Mr. Mania

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Fred Semrau, Township Attorney; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

May 28, 2013 WS & PM (Mr. Roman absent)
June 11, 2013 WS, PM & CS (all present)

President Labow:  Let the record reflect once again that Mr. Mania and Mr. Roman are at the Mount Olive High School Senior Graduation this evening as well as our Mayor, Rob Greenbaum is in attendance at the graduation.  We already had our Pledge of Allegiance at our Workshop.  First on our Agenda, we have our Resolutions…I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I forgot to turn the page.  Minutes for approval, Mr. Ferrante, would you please make a motion to approve the Minutes from May 28, 2013, Workshop and Public Meeting?  Mr. Roman was absent.  June 11, 2013 Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session, all were present.

Mr. Ferrante:  I move to approve the May 28, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting Minutes and the June 11, 2013 Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Any questions, concerns, comments?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously. 

CORRESPONDENCE

President Labow:  We have 15 pieces of Correspondence this evening.  Would anybody like to bring up any discussion on any of our Correspondence for tonight?  Was there an increase in postage?  Fifteen, that’s the smallest we’ve had in a long time.

Mrs. Lashway:  Not one from the League of Municipalities.

President Labow:  Wow. Usually, a note for the record, we usually have 40 to 50, I was like, is there a page missing.

Mr. Perkins:  Very quiet.

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received June 7, 2013, from Morris Habitat ReStore regarding Morris Habitat ReStore – Sale Items June 7 to 9.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 10, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding This Wednesday: Connecting Commercial Real Estate to Business Mix.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received June 12, 2013, from TransOptions regarding Bike to Work Challenge Winners, JSS Winners, and more!  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 17, 2013, from Morris Habitat for Humanity regarding Morris Habitat – Do More than just build a Sandcastle this Summer!  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 18, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding See You in Seattle!  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received June 19, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding NLC President Calls on City Leaders to Take Action.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 19, 2013 from Millennium Strategies regarding $5 Million Available for Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Program.  PDF Correspondence

DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS / COAH

  1. Letter received June 10, 2013, from New Jersey Transit regarding NJ Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Triennial Agency Goal Announcement.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 13, 2013, from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Notice of Intent to Terminate.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received June 14, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 18, 2013, from Morris County regarding Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Youth Police Academy - Cancelled.  PDF Correspondence

DCA

  1. Email received June 7, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding New Sandy Integrity Monitor Law.  PDF Correspondence

                                                                   

  1. Email received June 11, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Gov Connect Update: June 11, 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received June 18, 2013 from the Department of Community Affairs regarding DCA Landlord Incentive Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Email received June 13, 2013, from Verizon regarding Public Notification for Petro Stop III Project.  PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Labow:  Alrighty, seeing none.  I’m moving onto Ordinance for Public Hearing.  We have our first one.

Mrs. Lashway:  Aren’t we going to continue this?

President Labow:  Yes.  The first one, Ordinance #16-2013, we are going to continue to the next meeting.  Mr. Semrau, do we need to open it and then…?

Mr. Semrau:  No, I think since you advertised for the Public Hearing, we ought to just open it, but then with the understanding that there is going to be a motion then to table it.

President Labow:  To table it?  To Continue?

Mr. Semrau:  To continue.

President Labow:  To continue.

Mr. Semrau:  To continue at the Public Hearing.

President Labow:  To continue at the Public Hearing.  We’re going to have a Public Hearing.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #16-2013 entitled:

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. 

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak, would you please move that Ordinance for us?

Mr. Staszak:  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance…

Mrs. Lashway:  No, no, no.

Mr. Staszak:   I’m sorry.

Mrs. Lashway:  You are going to move to continue the Public Hearing to the July 9th Meeting.

Mr. Staszak:  I make a motion to continue the Ordinance to the July 9th Public Meeting.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Just as a clarifying statement, there was some discussion at the Planning Board Meeting on Thursday night.  Mr. Mania, who was in attendance, is not here this evening to let us know what happened there.  Mr. Mayor, who actually wanted to have this Ordinance, is also not here.  Mr. Canning…

Mr. Canning:  I don’t know if it is appropriate at this time to comment on the Mayor’s position on this or do you want to wait until the Public Hearing on the 9th?

Mr. Semrau:  Wait.  Technically because there is a motion now to continue the matter, it probably would be best to do that.

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Canning:  He presents things better than I do anyhow, so, that’s good.

President Labow:  We are going to continue it so we can have everybody present for the discussion on this.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  I don’t need to read anything more because we’re just going…

Mrs. Lashway:  Correct.

President Labow:  Next on our Agenda, I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #17-2013.

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.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins, would you please move that?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes Madam President.  I move, oops, sorry.  I move that Ordinance #17-2013 for adoption and final passage. 

President Labow:  Thank you.  Anybody from the public have any concerns?

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Labow:  I’m sorry, second.  Moving along too fast.  You guys have to be fast.  You know what it is, John’s not here tonight, so you guys aren’t trying to beat him out there.

 

Mr. Staszak:  Yes, that’s the problem.

President Labow:  A little friendly competition to see who can be first, our number one first guy is not here.  Anybody from the public have any comments or concerns regarding this Ordinance?  Seeing none.  Council, any, Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  Just briefly on the public health nurse, I’m sure the Council was already aware of the circumstances surrounding that decision.  We are now creating that we have coverage, I believe, correct me Sean, from Wharton.

Mr. Canning:  Yes, Wharton stepped up.

Mr. Perkins:  At no cost.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins, this is only for the Crossing Guards.  This one.

Mr. Perkins:  This isn’t the Salary Ordinance?

Mrs. Lashway:  It’s for Crossing Guards.

President Labow:  It’s only for the Crossing Guards right now.  This is the Ordinance for just the Crossing Guards that the Chief brought to us a couple of weeks ago. 

Mrs. Lasway:  Number 17.

President Labow:  Number 17-2013.

Mr. Canning:  I believe the nurse is 19-2013.

Mrs. Lashway:  I think the nurse is number 19.

Mr. Perkins:  Oh, the nurse is 19?  I’m sorry. 

President Labow:  Yes, 19.

Mr. Perkins:  There’s no number on there, I’m sorry.

President Labow:  That’s okay.

Mr. Perkins:  Then I have no comment on that.  The Crossing Guards are fine.

President Labow:  Any other comments?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  Actually, Mr. Perkins was just trying to see if we were all on our toes.  It was a test, right Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  No.  It was not.

President Labow:  I’m trying to cover for you here.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s alright Madam President, I see Crossing Guards on the Ordinance, so we do have salary for them.  Of course, I’m just commenting on something else that’s in there.

President Labow:  Makes sense.   I declare that Ordinance #17-2013 is passed on second reading and I hearby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law.  Next on the Agenda is Ordinance #18-2013.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #18-2013.

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. Ferrante, would you please move that?

Mr. Ferrante:  I move to approve Ordinance #18-2013.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Anybody from the public have any concerns?  Seeing none. 

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.  Didn’t we need a second?

President Labow:  Yes, where’s the second?  Thank you, we have a second.  Anybody from the public has any comments?  Anybody from Council?  I would just like to clarify that Mr. Semrau’s office requested this and also so that if anybody…

Mrs. Lashway:  The Tax Assessor requested it.

President Labow:  The Tax Assessor requested that Mr. Semrau’s office draw this up.  To the best of my knowledge, everybody on that street says Winding Hill.  It’s not East or West, so nobody needs to change their checks or their return addresses.  It’s just to make it consistent with our tax maps.  Alrighty, the last part of this is Ordinance number 18-2013 is passed on second reading...

Mrs. Lashway:  Take the Roll Call first. 

President Labow:  I’m sorry.  We’re just moving…maybe I had entirely too many pots of coffee today, normally its cups, but I think I’m on my fifth pot.  

Mr. Ferrante:  It’s the heat.

President Labow:  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  Ordinance #18-2013 is passed on second reading and I hearby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading July 9, 2013

President Labow:  Alrighty, we are now onto Ordinances for First Reading, Second reading will be on July 9, 2013.  First one is Ordinance #19-2013.

Ord.#19-2013 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Ordinance #20-2012 Entitled Salaries of Certain Non-Union Personnel as Previously Amended by Ordinance #17-2013. PDF Ord.

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak, would you please move that?

Mr. Staszak:  Yes, thank you.  I move that Ordinance #19-2013 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on July 9, 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:  Any Council discussion, Mr. Perkins? 

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  Let’s see if I remember where I left off at with Sean.

Mr. Canning:  I’m ready.

Mr. Perkins:  That our Public Health Nurse position is going to be overseen for the balance of 2013 graciously at no charge to the Municipality from the Public Health Nurse from the Township of Wharton.  I’m sure the Administration along with Mr. Wilpert will be looking at how we are going to fill that position for the year 2014 and whoever sits as the Chair, as long as I am still sitting this year as the Chair for the Board, we will entertain Mr. Wilpert’s suggestions and ask that on through the Council for final approval. 

President Labow:  We don’t necessarily have to replace that position, the current Public Health Nurse can get the credentials?

Mr. Canning:  Yes, we have to have a Public Health Nurse oversee the functions of any nursing within the municipality and Wharton has graciously offered to provide that for us at no cost.  Yes, we can with our current Public Health Nurse who has I believe four classes to attain that level.  It can be done by her.  These are discussions we still have to have and establish a firm timetable.  There are options to the municipality, but our current nurse on staff does an outstanding job so that would be our preferred outcome. 

President Labow:  We have a couple, a couple of options to move forward with.  Anything else?

Mr. Perkins:  Obviously, Madam President, I think our preference is to have the nurse here in house.  That’s our first preference given our other shared service agreements where we are providing that service.  I’m sure the Administration is going to be putting a little fire for the last four classes to try and get those things done.  If not, then we’ll address it.  If we have to take it from outside, we’ll take it. 

President Labow:  I think we’re just a little bit on a danger path, we really can’t discuss it into too much depth, right, with the position itself?

Mr. Semrau:  We are just talking about responsibilities, not performance.

President Labow:  Good, I just want to make sure, I just want to clarify that for the record.

Mr. Semrau:  That’s good.

President Labow:  Any other discussion?  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. Ferrante

  • 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 2013 Municipal Budget ($15,000 for donation – Braille Trail). PDF Res

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Open Space Trust Funds for a Professional Services Agreement with Princeton Hydro, LLC in Connection with the Remediation and Control of the Weeds in Budd Lake. PDF Res
  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Supporting the Use of a “No Passing Zone” on Route 46 in the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris. PDF Res

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Honoring Father Joseph Orlandi for his Dedicated Service to the Township of Mount Olive. PDF Res
  • 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

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Shared Service Agreement for the Services of Registrar Between the Borough of  Netcong and the Township of Mount Olive. PDF Res *added

 
President Labow:  Moving right along, we have our Consent Resolutions, one through six.  Would anyone like to remove any of our Consent Resolutions to our Non Consent Agenda?  Seeing none.  Mr. Ferrante, would you please move Resolutions one through six.

Mr. Ferrante:  I move Consent Resolutions one through six.

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Labow:  Any discussion?  Mr. Perkins.   

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  Just brief clarification to the Administration, Sean, when you hear back from the DOT referencing 46, if you can get a meeting set up, I would like to be in attendance for that.

Mr. Canning:  I would need to speak…in the past they seem to respond by writing usually within two to three weeks.  I’m hoping at that point they are open to some type of meeting or talk somehow.  It’s a difficult bureaucracy to deal with, but I anticipate them getting back.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes.  I think all of us that are driving Route 46 are witnessing some people making left hand turns in areas that I shudder.  I think there are some areas there that possibly have to maintain and stay a left hand turn, but I think there’s areas that we could be better protecting our public by asking the State.  I think from clarification, doesn’t the Planning Board… I know the State is the permits for the driveways, you know, where you are going to have an access driveway, like into a gas station.  As far as putting those no left hand turn arrows out there, that doesn’t have to do with the State.

President Labow:  Yes, it actually does.  The State and Mr. Staszak will confirm that.  I remember when I was on the Planning Board.  You can’t just…any business owner can put the sign up there, but it is not enforceable and if somebody makes a left hand turn, the Police have nothing.  That comes over from the State because it is entering a State Highway.  We have nothing.

Mr. Perkins:  Then is becomes enforceable.

Mr. Nicastro:  If the State approves it.

President Labow:  If the State approves it, it becomes enforceable.

Mr. Perkins:  If the State approves it, right?  Okay.

Mr. Nicastro:  That’s like inadmissible, right?  If the homeowner puts a sign up in front of the house, it’s not enforceable unless we approve it.

Mr. Perkins:  It doesn’t mean anything.

President Labow:  Same thing on any of our roads, if we decide to put a Stop sign up and we don’t codify in the Ordinance, somebody runs that stop sign, they don’t get a ticket.  First thing, if somebody gets a ticket for running a stop sign, Mr. Canning will probably confirm this, they check the Ordinance, if that’s not a corner intersection that is not listed, that ticket is not enforceable.  Mr. Staszak, you could also confirm that.  

Mr. Staszak:  You think.

Mr. Perkins:  Why, did you run a stop sign?

Mr. Staszak:  Yes.

President Labow:  No, he used to be a Police Officer.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Sean.  Once we get a meeting set up, let me know.

Mr. Canning:  Absolutely, I have it in my notes.

Mr. Perkins:  I appreciate it Sean.  Thank you Madam President.

President Labow:  Thank you.  I have one question on that also.  Did you notify all the businesses along
Route 46?

Mr. Canning:  No. I did not.

President Labow:  When we get word from the State, then we’ll let them know that…

 

Mr. Canning:  Yes, it might be in order to have some sort of Public Hearing, advertised public hearing at that point, direct mailing, there’s a lot of people to notify, but we can make the appropriate notifications.

President Labow:  I think it’s a great idea.  I’m very happy about it.

Mr. Canning:  I’m not optimistic that the State will be receptive to us, but it’s worth the effort.

Mr. Perkins:  I think, Madam President, as we stated at the last meeting, if you think about the times we have been out there and the different legislators that have sat here prior to us and petitioned the State and met with on the Connelly issue, to try to get a traffic light...the frustration that we have been faced with over many years, ever since that development went in.  The County graciously enough came on with a wonderful plan to have an access road that goes around the back of the stores.  Of course, that would be a municipal expense, so that wasn’t the best thing we heard.  I drive down through Pennington and other areas and it’s no left hand turn for the next two miles.  Probably there should be areas…there’s traffic lights there to control U-Turns.  I’ll never forget, Scott Van Ness and this is a little off track Madam President, but it’s on key.  At the Village Green, now that we have that intersection finally redone and I don’t think there’s anybody on the Police Department that will argue, there’s been a lot less traffic accidents that have been up there since that’s been done.

President Labow:  Since we live so close we can actually testify to that.

Mr. Perkins:  We can hear them.

President Labow:  We can hear them, yes.

Mr. Perkins:  Ironically enough, going back into I think it was 2004 or 2005, Scott Van Ness and I were sending back emails and we had the sketch of exactly what we wanted to do.  It only took the DOT seven more years to finally get that done and we had complained about it.  I am not looking at anything happening fast, but I think that they owe us some sort of an investigation and I think getting with now Freeholder Scapicchio, who was a Mayor and Councilman here and Planning Board and Zoning Board, he can attest to some of the issues that have been there and we will get our legislators involved and even outside the district. It’s an area where people that are outside our district travel through and they are put at great jeopardy every time they take turns on that highway.

President Labow:  This is not exactly on point, but its along how the State operates, I’m not really quite sure how they pick and choose, but if anybody has been on Route 10 and gone through Succasunna, now one of the things with Connelly they said, you couldn’t have a traffic light that close together. Well I was going down Route 10 the other day and what do I see, but a traffic light going in on Commerce, the very first intersection after you pass what used to be the Ledgewood Circle.  I’m like, they’re going to have a traffic light there?  Why would they put a traffic light there to stop people, what a Stop sign does, to then go by and see where they opened up the median, so obviously they are putting a traffic light there.  It’s only a few yards down you have the other traffic light.  You have one right behind you.  They’re literally going to be about 300, 400 yards apart there having traffic lights and here we are, we have a critical situation on Connelly and we can’t get traffic light.  I understand that the analysis they said if there was a traffic light because of the topography of the street, there would be more rear end accidents type of thing, but I really don’t subscribe to that explanation.

Mr. Perkins:  It would be appropriate if we had $100,000.00 for an access road.  Again, the municipality has to bear the burden and the brunt of the costs to correct something that they DOT could very easily come out and take care of.

President Labow:  Sometimes, I just don’t understand their rhyme or reason behind anything.  I think we are up to any other discussion on any other Resolutions?

Mr. Perkins:  That was my brief clarifying statement.

President Labow:  Yes, brief, very brief clarifying statement.  Anybody from the Public have any comments, concerns?  Seeing none.  Roll Call, please.  

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

President Labow:  Next on our Agenda is Consent Motions, Mr. Perkins would you please move our Bill List?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Madam President, I move for approval of the Bill List. 

President Labow:  Thank you, any questions, concerns, comments and a second?

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Labow:  It was telepathic, second came, I saw it, It was written all over his face. 

Mr. Perkins:  It’s that kind of a night isn’t it?

President Labow:  Anybody from the audience, from the public have any comments or concerns with the Bill List?  Seeing none.  Nobody from Council, can I have a Roll Call please?   

ROLL CALL:  Passed with the exception of Mr. Nicastro abstained from check# 63444.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Canning.

Mr. Canning:  Buckle up, we have a lot.  On behalf of the Mayor he wanted to congratulate the High School Graduates for the Class of 2013.  He’s at Graduation now along with several of the Council people.  The Mud Run this past week was a huge success, probably a bigger success than Recreation had anticipated.  There were, fortunately, no injuries and no complaints.  Everybody really seemed to have a good time. Looking forward to increasing the attendance next year.  I know that Frank Wilpert, Jr. and Jill Daggon and all their staff did a wonderful job.  There was a lot of work involved in it and they are taking a look on how they can do things better next year, but they expect it to grow.  Rob is still looking for his shoe. 

President Labow:  Yes, I heard that.  I sent him a text message right after I heard that he lost his shoe and I told him I heard there was a sale over at Famous Footwear and if you want to run over there…

Mr. Perkins:  Should’ve got the ones with the blinker on the back.

Mr. Canning:  This weekend, actually tomorrow night, Mayor Greenbaum is being awarded as well as two other people from the community by the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce.  The Mayor is being awarded the 2013 Community Service Award and two other local business people. The 2013 Business Person of the Year is Ms. Janen Ardia. She’s an Executive VP Broker with RE/MAX Heritage Properties and the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year, Mr. Ray Miller. He’s a partner of You’re On the Go CFO.  It’s a very worthwhile organization. The Chamber of Commerce and those awards are being given out tomorrow night.  Administration has been able to secure the pavers that will be around the visual sign.  That’s going to be a donation from a local business.  Boards and Batton is the companies who are looking forward to finish the digital sign out front.  Once the pavers are in, we’ll be able to plant some nice flowers and finish up the sign out front.  The Tot Lot, Committees are forming on the Tot Lot, as we recall the RFP went out for Competitive Contractor and Design Consultant.  Lisa is already, she surprised everybody, she already moved and shaked and gotten a lot of Committees for volunteer work and a lot of groups all ready looking forward to coming forward and pitching in if we get to the point that we are going to do a community build on the Tot Lot.  July 3rd, the Center Court in Mount Olive is having a huge birthday bash.  Information is online, food, DJ, special guest rates.  I don’t know what July 3rd is, it’s somebody’s big birthday. 

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Canning:  I believe its Rob’s, I’m not sure.

 President Labow:  Yes, the Mayor’s 50th birthday.  I think we should all sign him up anonymously for AARP.  He has been resisting.

Mr. Canning:  I think he’d like that.  Carnival Week is coming up, July 10th – 14th.  It’s going to be a little bit bigger and better than last year.  One of the things we’re really looking forward to is we’ve arranged to have the Auto-Refuse sample truck coming up Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I will be there at least one or two nights as well as Jimmy Lynch and some others to volunteer.  We are going to have information to hand out to the public.  We’ll have some of the sample garbage cans there, we’ll be able to run demonstrations on the joystick and how easy it is to pick up the auto-refuse.  It’s a good opportunity to start getting the public acclimated.  We

are anticipating on switching over to Auto-Refuse sometime later this fall, sometime between October and January.  We’re looking forward to that.  Givaudan Trails is the Braille Trail up on the Morris Canal.  We met today with DEP and I’m very happy to finally announce, they worked well with us, it took a couple of months longer than we anticipated, but we’ve gotten preliminary go to start our project up there. Givaudan, if you are not familiar with this, it is sponsored to the tune of about $45,000.00 Braille Trail along the Morris Canal from Plane Street in Stanhope right down to Continental Drive.  It’s Phase I, eventually it’s going to be a couple of miles long of packed cinder trail that will hook up with the Sussex branch down at the end of Continental Drive.  We are looking to break ground in the next three to four weeks. 

President Labow:  Sean, is that the section of the canal that still has the water and the towpath?     

Mr. Canning:  Yes. 

President Labow:  Yes, that’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

Mr. Canning:  Yes, I was up there today and I had to flick a couple of ticks off because it’s not quite maintained yet, but when it’s done, it’s a nice mile long trail right along…the Canal is preserved, there’s still an old watchtower house there.  We’ll be able to put to bollards in with the ropes and the guide rails and probably have the path compacted and ready to go, we’re hoping by mid September.  Givaudan has been a big partner in this.  From what I hear, they have about 100 volunteers already signed up, so we just have to organize that effort.  We’re looking at about late July that we can break ground.  Last, but not least, Frank Nelson who has been doing a wonderful job as our ACO, finished his animal cruelty investigative course.  He is now a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, so we don’t have to outsource that service we have in house.  He has been a tremendous hire for the Township.  We’re very proud of the processes and the job that he is doing.

President Labow:  Excellent, very good.  Thank you.

Mr. Canning:  One last think, the Audit, once again Sherry doesn’t like to pat herself in the back, but there’s a reason she is one of the best CFO’s in North New Jersey.  The Audit came back, no comments again.  Correct?  How many straight years is this?

Mrs. Maniscalco:  I don’t know.

Mr. Canning:  Come on, you know.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  I don’t.

Mr. Canning:  It’s over a decade, right?

Mrs. Maniscalco:  I’m not sure.

Mr. Canning:  From my previous experience in other communities, I’ve never seen an Audit come back with no comments and it’s just par for the course for Sherry.  It’s a great job and she’s an asset to Mount Olive.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  Thanks Sean.  Thank you. 

President Labow: Excellent.  Excellent job, thank you Sherry.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  Thanks.

OLD BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS - none

President Labow:  Any questions for the Administration.  Seeing none.  Next on our Agenda is Old Business.  Any Old Business?  Any New Business?  I’m going to just backtrack to Old Business.  I also want to thank the Administration and our entire staff for the Raiders of the Lost Park Event this Saturday.  It was tremendous, for the past three days I’m still hearing from people what a great time it was.  It was just absolutely phenomenal.  Looking forward to the next great event, the Carnival, yeah.  New Business?  Seeing none.  Legal matters, Mr. Semrau.

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. Semrau:  The only thing that we would report is with respect to Cobblestone. We continue to look at the ability to develop that land for the affordable housing.  We now have a proposal from Boswell Engineering.  We had to search pretty long and hard to find a firm to come in, look at some additional infrastructure issues, it’s suitable to the developer, as far as the firm and what they are going to do. So we’ll have the last proposal of professional services agreement for you at the next meeting.  That will really address issues such as water and other infrastructure for the site.  Over the last two weeks, Jeff and myself represented the Township at the County Tax Board, which you know that there are still a number of appeals that were filed this year.  I think we can say it is getting better as far the cases we are able to defend and you can see there is finally a change, or turnaround in the market and the reassessments that you went through, I think they are going to start to pay off now.  It’s all about fairness and that’s the way cases were presented.  I do have a matter for Executive Session for this evening as listed.  That’s my report, thank you Council President.

President Labow: Thank you.  Any questions, concerns for our Attorney?  Seeing none.  We are onto Council Reports.  Mr. Ferrante, would you please give us your reports?

COUNCIL REPORTS

Environmental Committee - none
Lake Issues
Library Board Liaison
Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  The Lake Association, you saw today we passed a Resolution for the weed treatment on the lake.  Drove by the beach the other day and there seemed to be a good crowd there.    Nice hot weather, so it’s nice to see there’s a lot of residents out.  To the Library, now that school is over, keep an eye out on the Library calendar, they’re doing several events throughout the summer for everyone of all ages.  That’s it.

President Labow:  Actually, one thing we forgot to mention, Mr. Canning, was the Beach Opening Day, the big barbeque because that was like two weeks ago already, but that was another fantastic event.  Very well attended. Everybody had a great time and I actually went over and sat around and relaxed for a couple of hours, it was really cool.  It’s like so rare to just kick back and relax and it was a lot of fun.  We do need more sand so if anybody knows anybody who happens to have a couple of tons of white sand that they are not using, even one ton.  We’ll take it.

Mr. Perkins:  Empty out your sand boxes.

Planning Board Report - none
Senior Citizen Liaison
President Labow:  I have no shame, I’ll ask for donations.  Mr. Mania is not here right now, however, I will just say we do have the Senior Citizen Picnic coming up.

Mr. Perkins:  The 17th.

President Labow:  The 17th. That’s always a great event.  It states the 18th?

Mr. Perkins:  I thought it was the 17th?

President Labow:  It is the 17th?  I’ll double check my calendar, I thought it was the 18th.  Anyway, it’s coming up and that’s always a fun event and something we all look forward to. 

Mr. Nicastro:  The 18th.

President Labow:  The 18th.  I thought it was the 18th. 

Mr. Nicastro:  It is the 18th.  I have it on my calendar.

Mr. Perkins:  Did you have it on the 18th?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.  I came…

President Labow:  Yes, I was going to check my calendar because it’s a Thursday.  It’s a Thursday, right Joe?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.

President Labow:  We’ll have to have our Bocce Ball Tournament with the seniors.  Maybe our attorneys can come and play this year too.  It’ll be fun.  It was fun, we had a great time. 

Mr. Semrau:  Okay, we’ll see.

President Labow:  Absolutely.  We had a lot of fun.  We laughed and they beat us. 

Mr. Semrau:  We can have Lisa on our team.

President Labow:  Yes, Lisa will be there.

Mr. Semrau:  Alright.  Okay.

President Labow:  We’ll have a great time.  It really is a lot of fun.  We have…the seniors had matching t-shirts and everything.  They were serious, they were down to business.  We had fun.  Next, let me see, we have Mr. Nicastro.

Open Space Committee Report
Safety Committee Liaison - none
Mr. Nicastro:  There was a clean up this Sunday I know over at the Trails, one of the Trails over at Turkey Brook, but I was not there for that.  I understand that went well. There was no meeting yet for the Safety Committee, so I have nothing else to report.

President Labow:  Okay, we have Mr. Perkins.

Board of Health Report - none
Economic Development Committee Report
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  This month’s Board of Health meeting was cancelled. We could not get a quorum together.  We’ve all ready discussed the coverage for the nurse, so we don’t need to reiterate that.  Economic Development Committee, I have nothing to report.  The Legislative Committee, Madam President, I’ll go onto the record now, just to update while our attorney is here and we’re talking about Cobblestone.  Effective June 7th, the Board of Public Utilities has graciously or finally come to the realization that the Smart Growth requirement in the State of New Jersey is a hindrance and that any building that goes on outside of the “Smart Growth Area” which was started by past Governor McGreevey, will be able to share in the program incentives under the Clean Energy Program, which means that I know Homeless Solutions, who is the entity that we are trying to get Cobblestone developed by, builds to Energy Star and they will now be able to share in the incentives as well as when they’ve built in Morristown or other areas where they could, that was a stumbling block.  Any talks you and Mr. Canning or the Mayor may have with Homeless Solutions would be to let them know and that order was retroactive back to June 7th.  There is no more State Growth requirement for Clean Energy. 

Mr. Semrau:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  That was it Madam President.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Speaking of Clean Energy, and energy efficiencies, I wish that they would get to a point when they are doing appraisals for homes that they start to attach a value to homes that are energy efficient. 

Mr. Semrau:  It’s always based though on what really the sale price is. 

President Labow:  Yes, exactly.

Mr. Semrau:  It’s very hard to estimate.

President Labow:  It is really hard, but there are some….

Mr. Perkins:  There are green realtors, aren’t there?  Is there like a certification for a green realtor? 

President Labow:  Yes, they do, but they don’t really…usually the only way to increase your value of an existing structure is by bathrooms or square footage, but if you make your home energy efficient, for instance, I was at a home yesterday doing an evaluation and they had solar panels put on, but it was only for their hot water and they save almost $1,000.00 a year in their oil bill because they did that.  That you would think would attach a value to it, but we don’t have a mechanism for that now, so hopefully at some point we will because we will have more people who will want to start retrofitting their homes to make them more energy efficient if you are willing to get a little bit more value out of it.

Mr. Perkins:  Madam President, it always runs back to the bank and if you could get banks to look at green energy efficient mortgages.  They have all kicked around, everybody from TD Bank to Valley, you name it, PNC, they’ve talked about it, but nobody ever ponies up.  If you have a house that is Energy Star Certified or needs certified, where you know it is an energy efficient home, it already has more value, because it was built better and you would think that they’d be able to…realtors just need to be educated to know that those are out there.  That’s the plug and I’d like for you someday to become a green realtor.

President Labow:  Absolutely.  I haven’t taken the certification classes for that just yet but I do read up on all the information. 

Mr. Perkins:  You should.

President Labow:  As soon as I have a little bit more time, I definitely…there was a couple of times I was getting ready to sign up for it, but I just couldn’t clear my schedule for the time the class was.  It is extremely interesting and I do find it really fascinating and because of the information I do look into when I go to a client’s house and they start talking about…it’s funny just because we have solar panels doesn’t mean it’s always…there are alternate ways to a solar panel, so it’s very interesting and I think we should kind of try to move more in that direction as homeowners to cut down costs all the way around.  We’ll see, but a lot of times it’s…

Mr. Perkins:  It all comes right back to the green thing.

President Labow:  Yes, it all comes back to the green thing.

 Mr. Perkins:  Again, now the interesting thing is with Clean Energy, with the non Smart Growth Areas which were penalized, they’re no longer going to be penalized, so a lot of the programs and incentives and grants that were available outside of Mount Olive, we can now take advantage of.  Since we are only paying societal benefits fees, I would say take advantage of…same thing we had our Business Administrator do with AC units here, we got the grants, it’s costing us a small pittance to get over 75% back.  Then Energy Audits cost us nothing.  All the other Community Development Block grants and all that we had done that helped out the Ambulance Squads as well as the Fire Station and here.  We’re paying for it anyway, we may as well get something back.

Board of Education Liaison Report - none
Recreation Liaison Report - none

President Labow:  Exactly.  Next we have…well Mr. Roman is not here this evening, we have Mr. Staszak.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Staszak:  MOTV will be meeting July 8th and other than that, I have nothing to report.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  I’m sorry I’m taking so much time tonight, everyone wants to go home, I know.  Mr. Staszak, the banners that go across on Mount Olive Television, who controls putting them on and taking them off? 

Mr. Staszak:  They Board of Ed, they control the access to that.

Mr. Perkins:  We are still advertising events that took place in April.

Mr. Staszak:  So is the High School, banners.  I’ll take care of that.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes.

Mr. Staszak:  I’ll speak to them.

Mr. Perkins:  The Hot Wheels thing, I mean that is all still coming across.

President Labow:  Oh, boy.

Mr. Perkins:  We really gotta to get that off there.

Mr. Staszak:  If you look at the entrance to the High School, they are back in May too.  They move right along with that.  I will speak to Andy Roberts.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. Staszak.  That’s it Madam President, now I’m done.

TNR Program

President Labow:  Mount Olive TNR, we’re going to be having our huge Yard Sale Fundraiser, our Spring Fundraiser.  We have it twice a year over at The After, the lower end of the parking lot.  We are hoping that we don’t have rain on Friday or Saturday.  They are calling for intermittent showers and I think we should just go for it anyway because most of the stuff is in my garage and I want to clean out my garage.  It’s really…very interesting because we have so many people stop by and you end up helping so many people and the people come and even if they don’t buy anything, they make the donations.  We have the Scouts helping out.  It’s a fun time, so I do very much look forward to it.  If you are around or you have any donations, please stop by, glad to take them, glad to see you.  Especially if you are around Saturday afternoon when it is time to pack up.

Mr. Nicastro: What time is that?

President Labow:  We start setting up on Friday morning at 7am.  We probably close up around six or seven.  We open up again setting up Saturday morning and close up around four or five, that type of thing.  Anyone who is free, come on over.  Next we have our Public Portion.  We have two nice young ladies here patiently waiting for us.  You can come up to the podium...

PUBLIC PORTION

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  To the Podium?

President Labow:  Yes, please and state your name and address for the record.  Thank you.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Hi, Good evening, I’m Blair Schleicher Bravo, the Executive Director of Morris Habitat for Humanity and with me Liz DeCoursey who is our Director of Operations and we are here to say thank you.  I’m not sure you are aware, but if you are on your Facebook page, I know Mayor Greenbaum was, he posted our video of a timelots video of where we built a house in 19 hours right here in Mount Olive.  That’s something you can be proud of.  We want to say thank you for all of your support because it took a community to build a house in 19 hours.  We built this house up on Lozier Road where we are getting ready in the next month to close with the Celia Falen Family.  This house will be part of Housing for homeownership for the Falen Family, so there will be a new resident of Mount Olive, so we are very, very pleased.  Again we want to say thank you.  We had 400 volunteers, there was a lot of planning, we ate in all of your restaurants. In fact, a lot local businesses supported the project.  People came up and volunteered…Liz has a list of people, specific people to say thank you to because it really took an entire community to build this project.  As a side, I want to say we are closing on the Hatakawanna property, which is all done and hopefully this week it will be closed, so you will have another new homeowner, a new Habitat homeowner here in Mount Olive.  Liz is going to specifically say thank you to many people who helped with the project.

Liz DeCoursey:  Thank you Blair.  Hi, we would like to thank very much the Council and Mayor for supporting the Resolution that waived the noise ordinance to allow us to continue construction over the course of the weekend.  Of course, to Sean Canning, for overall support and municipal assistance, to coordinate the project and to allow it to happen.  The Superintendant of Schools, Larrie Reynolds, allowed us to use the Sandshore Elementary School parking lot, which ended up be key to keeping cars and traffic off of Lozier Road, which is very narrow.  The Mount Olive Police Department, the Police Chief and the individual officers that provided traffic control over the weekend.  The Building, Electrical and Plumbing Inspectors who worked over the weekend on call to allow us to continue the building so that we could meet our very aggressive building schedule.  Amy Ingrassia of Budd Lake First Aid Squad, she provided the rig for the event over the entire weekend.  Thankfully, we did not need it.  Frank Wilpert, Sr. and the Health Department Staff, they loaned us the Senior Bus and arranged for the transportation and we used that bus as a shuttle to shuttle the 400

volunteers back and forth to the site from the school parking lot.  That was a huge success.  That really allowed us to get people back and forth without interrupting too much traffic on the roadways between the two sites.  Patricia Ackerson, she is the Senior Transportation Driver, and she gave up her weekend to shuttle everyone.  She was a real joy to work with.  Last, but not least, Catherine Natafalusy. I’ve been working with her for over three years to make this project a reality and it’s been a long road.  We had many different types of approvals with DEP, Highlands and through the Zoning Boards and I really owe her a great deal of thanks for allowing this project to move forward.  Thank you all.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  We are presenting a plaque to the Mayor and Council so hopefully you’ll be able to look upon it as great thanks from Morris Habitat for providing this opportunity for us to build safe, decent and affordable homeownership right here in Mount Olive.  Thank you.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Let me pass the plaque down and I’ll give it to Mr. Canning. If you could find where you think is the best spot for us to showcase it, we would really appreciate that.

Mr. Canning:  Absolutely, we’d be honored.

President Labow:  Thank you very much and when you’re ready to build another home, please let us know.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Yes, we are, we’re ready.

President Labow:  I’m sure we will be on board.  I have to tell you, I like the idea when you have the Blitz because it brings a lot of excitement and a lot of attention to it.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  It does.  It did.  We had parents actually coming up on the shuttle, we have an age limit for volunteers on this site, so there were some parents who actually brought their kids to the school shuttled them up, we allowed them to come on and watch the activity.  It was a nice opportunity for us to be able to talk about what we’re doing and why and so forth and they got to be a part of the activities.

President Labow:  It is, it’s very exciting, thank you so much.  It’s great.  I’m serious, I’m sure everybody agrees, another build, please keep us in mind.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Wallman Way, we’re there.

President Labow:  We’re there…you’re getting on Wallman Way, great. 

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Yes.

President Labow:  Excellent.  Thank you very much. 

Mr. Perkins:  Blair, now you can get the incentive money… 

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Yes.

Liz DeCoursey:  We heard that. 

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Those two houses are Energy Star Certified.

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  When you get a chance, would you send us a copy of the certifications, have Doug send them in.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  I will, I will, in fact that was what we were kind of whispering, oh maybe we can take advantage.

Mr. Perkins:  Your next one, unfortunately they will not retro.  They won’t go back on this one, but for any of your other homes, all of them that you are doing since that, that’s waived now, so at least you guys can get some money back.  You know, $1500.00, $2500.00, that’s not bad, it helps.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  It does, every little bit helps.

President Labow:  The other thing I thought was really great, was one of the neighbors was really concerned about where his property is located and your staff was so wonderful to them and talked them through it and

invited them to come look at the plans and you reassured them.  I thought that was fantastic.  Are they happy now?

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Yes, I think they’re happy.  It’s a change, you are taking woods and turning it into a house, but many of the neighbors came out and helped us build, which was really nice.  We actually fed the neighbors, we invited them all over to feed them and so forth.

President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  That did it.

President Labow:  Food is always a great thing.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  Yes, I’m half Italian.

President Labow:  Well thank you both for coming all the way up here and waiting for..you understand why it is more appropriate this way, it’s on the record.

Blair Schleicher Bravo:  This is better than CSI.

President Labow:  There you go.  Good to see you again. Take care, Bye Bye now.  Alrighty, anybody else from the Public?  Mr. McDonnell, come up please, state your name and address for the record.

Ned McDonnell:  Budd Lake.  This is a question to Mr. Canning. I just want to know the status of the drainage improvement in front of 81 Waterloo? 

Mr. Canning:  Sure, we have five identified projects as the Community Development Block Grant.  Out of the five, two are completed and the timetable with Mr. Quinn is the remaining three including the location you are referencing, we are anticipating by September.  Now, our grant funding runs through December of this year, Timmy has still been catching up with the rest of the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.  I do know that he anticipates this summer, I don’t know if it’s that location or one of the other three, attacking one of them in July and my last conference with him, it looked like September he’s anticipating the remaining three will be done.

Mr. McDonnell:  Okay, thank you.

Mr. Canning:  You’re welcome.  Had not been for that hurricane last year and all the chipping and all the catch up, we were anticipating this would have been done last winter.  It’s unfortunate we’re still set back.

Mr. McDonnell:  Thanks.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Sir, did you have something you wanted to...are you here for a specific matter this evening?

Mr. Charlie Bell:  I can’t hear you.

President Labow:  Are you here for a specific matter this evening?

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes, I’ve come to speak about something.

President Labow:  If you would like to stand up and state your name and address for the record.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes, yes.   Charlie Bell, 95 Waterloo Valley Road.  I’ve been at the location now since my brother passed away, it’s been seven years, it’s going on eight.  It’s been in family now since 1890, the place.  This is the fourth generation to have it.  I want to pass it on to my kid.  The concern I have is the road.  The people here in Budd Lake don’t seem to be worried about any of the taxpayers down my way because I am the only one who lives on that road.  I speak to the Road Department, Timmy, all the time and he comes down and all he does is put down dirt.  And where I live is a hill, and it goes like this…and all he does is put down packed dirt and then every time it rains or we get a storm, it just washes right away and makes ditches in the middle of the road, which is there now.  I keep telling them to come down and grade the road for the road instead of coming like this goes like that, the road washes down the side, but it runs down the middle.  He says he can’t pave it because he doesn’t have the money to afford the blacktop.  But I see other places in town here that has fresh blacktop put down.  I just seem like I am abandoned down there by the Road Department.

 

President Labow:  Let me ask, Mr. Canning, our Business Administrator may have an update for that, I have nothing.

Mr. Canning:  It’s a difficult situation.  I see…I just pulled the Iworq.  I guess June 20th you had contacted Tim Quinn because I see that Timmy was out there on June 20th to evaluate.  It’s a long road, it’s not inexpensive.  I can check with Timmy about patch instead of dirt, I highly doubt we’re going to be able to afford a fresh layer of pavement for that entire road.  The length of that…not that we wouldn’t want to, but the amount of roadways in town, there are a lot of them that are in bad shape and it’s true, we don’t have the resources to lay on a fresh coat of asphalt.  I can check with Mr. Quinn to see if something can be done about some grading or even cold patch to pack it down a little bit better and make it a little more habitable.  It is a difficult road, there’s no doubt about it. I have been down there several times.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Ride down again, see what it looks like.

Mr. Canning:  Yes, it’s an understatement saying it’s a difficult road.  I can meet with Timmy in the morning and find if there is anything we can do.  Again, a fresh paving job, we can’t even pave ITC South right now because of the lack of Municipal Aid, but we can see if we can at least make it somewhat passable.

President Labow:  Possibly, I don’t know what kind of projects are in neighboring towns, if they are doing some milling. Sometimes they need to find a place to recycle the milling, if we could even try…

Mr. Charlie Bell:  That’s what Timmy did.

President Labow:  Road millings, he got road millings?

Mr. Charlie Bell: Yes he put down the old millings from the other roads but…

President Labow:  It still washed out?

Mr. Charlie Bell:  It still washes out.   

President Labow:  You have to crown that, you can’t just lay it flat, you have to crown it.

Mr. Canning:  Well we have rollers, we’d have to divert some crews for a day or two to come down and pack it.  It’s not an insurmountable problem, we can look into it.

President Labow:  It’s just not an easy…probably if you did it in sections by the time you do one section, with the storms, by the time you go back, the section you all ready did is washed out.

Mr. Canning:  It’s not that, he’s down to six to eight guys right now and its summertime and it’s…

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes.  That’s what he keeps saying, he doesn’t have the manpower.

Mr. Canning:  He doesn’t.  He’s a boy holding a finger in a dike right now. It’s a tough time for him right now.  We’ll get on it, we’ll check it out and try to get at least some type of fit for you.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Okay.

President Labow:  Mr. Bell, please don’t think that we don’t care because we do care. It’s just very difficult trying to get to everything.  You are on their “radar” and they do understand that it’s an issue and certainly want you to be able to get to your home and leave your home. We don’t want you to be stranded there.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes.

Mr. Canning:  On the plus side, it is in our Iworq system.  It is an open call right now.  We run an internal system called Iworqs and if it’s a call and he has a lot of them that are open right now, that yours is classified as open, it is on the radar. Sometimes it’s a tomorrow pick, sometimes it’s a five week pick.  He has it classified as open, it’s on the hit list.

President Labow:  What that means, it’s not like somebody is aware of it and just if they forget, this is a tracking system, so it’s there.

Mr. Canning:  I’m glad to see he has it in there.

President Labow:  It’s not going to go away, everyone is well aware of it.  I do thank you for coming and letting us know.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes, the house was built in 1890 by my great, great grandfather and then my father had it and then my brother had it and now it’s me and I want to pass it on to my kids, so it’s a very old house, that age anyhow.  It’s just I am the only one there for miles, nobody on my left, nobody on my right.

President Labow:  It’s nice and secluded, which is a plus.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Yes.  That’s what I wanted to say, get my point across.

President Labow:  Thank you very much Mr. Bell.  Have a nice evening.  Thank you.

Mr. Canning:  Thank you.

Mr. Charlie Bell:  Okay, thanks.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Labow:  I am going to close the meeting to the Public Portion.  We are going to be going into Executive Session…we’ll go into Council Comments and then go into Executive Session.  Council Comments first, Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  I’ve said enough, thank you.

President Labow:  You’ve reached your quota?

Mr. Perkins:  I’m done.

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak.

Mr. Staszak:  Nothing tonight.

President Labow:  And I have no comments this evening.  Mr. Perkins, would you please move us into Executive Session?  We are going to have our Executive Session here in this room.  We won’t be taking, as Mr. Perkins will tell you, taking any formal action after the meeting…after the Executive Session.  Mr. Perkins, please move us into Executive Session.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Madam President, In Accordance with 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 Combe Fill North moving that the Minutes will be available upon conclusion of those matters.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Fred Semrau:  Council President, I just want to say for the record it says Combe Fill North and that’s a formal landfill sight.  With all the discussion going on in the area about the landfill, this has nothing to do with the landfill being resurrected in any way. It’s about a solar lease agreement for the landfill, just for the record.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank You.

President Labow:  We’re going into…

Mrs. Lashway:  Did you get a second.

President Labow:  Yes.  Do we have a second?

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:16 pm.

           
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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 July 9, 2013.


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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

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