COUNCIL SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING - JUNE 3, 2008

The Special Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:30 pm by Council President Perkins with the Pledge of Allegiance.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & MOMENT OF REFLECTION for all those who have and continue to protect our freedoms and our way of life.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Mount Olive Chronicle. 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. Roman, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Rattner,
Mr. Tepper, Mr. Tobey, Mr. Greenbaum

Absent: Mrs. Labow

Also Present: David Scapicchio, Mayor; William Sohl, Business Administrator;
Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Sherry Jenkins, CFO

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (Public Hearing & Second Reading June 24, 2008)

President Perkins: Let the record show that Councilwoman Labow is previously engaged at the polls. That takes us to Ordinances for First Reading with a Public Hearing & Second Reading June 24, 2008.

Ord. #31-2008 Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Budget Cost of Living Allowance and to Establish a CAP Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A-4-45.14)

President Perkins: Mr. Greenbaum, could you move that ordinance?

Mr. Greenbaum: I move that Ord. #31-2008 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 24th, 2008 at 7:30 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.

Mr. Rattner: Second.

President Perkins: Thank you, any Council discussions? 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

1. Resolution to Introduce the 2008 Municipal Budget

2. Resolution to Introduce the 2008 Solid Waste Collection District Budget

President Perkins: At this time, would any Council member wish to have either one of those resolutions moved? Seeing none, Mr. Tepper, would you move those, please?

Mr. Tepper: Yes, Mr. President, I move for adoption and approval of Consent Resolutions 1 and 2.

Mr. Tobey: Second.

President Perkins: Second, thank you. Council discussions? Seeing none, Roll Call, please? Yes, anyone from the public want to be heard on those two resolutions? Seeing none, I close it to the public. Roll Call, please?

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception Mr. Greenbaum voted no.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Perkins: That takes us now to the public portion. Anybody from the public wish to be heard on any items? Seeing none, I close it to the public.

Ms. Jenkins: Ray, can I just interject real quick?

President Perkins: Yes.

Ms. Jenkins: I noticed on the Agenda that it says that the public hearing and second reading is June 24th but the budget document says July 8th.

Mrs. Lashway: Well, the budget is not going to be adopted until July 8th but we can adopt this before we adopt the budget, can’t we?

Ms. Jenkins: I think we have to have the hearing on July 8th, which is what we say in the budget document.

President Perkins: Only on the CAP.

Mr. Rattner: We’re talking only in the ordinance to exceed the, to bank.

Ms. Jenkins: Oh, for the CAP, okay, for that. Got it.

President Perkins: Yes, just for the CAP bank.

Mr. Rattner: That’s what happens when you have a quick meeting.

Ms. Jenkins: Thank you. I just wanted to make sure. Thank you. So we’re doing that before, got it.

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

PUBLIC PORTION - none

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Perkins: Mr. Greenbaum, any comments?

Mr. Greenbaum: No.

President Perkins: Mr. Tepper?

Mr. Tepper: No.

President Perkins: Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman: No.

President Perkins: Mr. Rattner?

Mr. Rattner: No.

President Perkins: Mr. Tobey?

Mr. Tobey: No.

President Perkins: And I have none. Mr. Mayor, do you have any comments?

Mayor Scapicchio: No.

President Perkins: Thank you.

Mr. Greenbaum: Motion to adjourn.

President Perkins: Yes, sir.

Mr. Tepper: Second.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 pm.

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Raymond T. Perkins, Council President


I, LISA LASHWAY, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on June 10, 2008.

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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