TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - March 13, 2012

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:58 pm by Council President Roman.

 

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 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. Nicastro, Mr. Roman, Mr. Walsh, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins

 

Absent: Mayor Greenbaum

 

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

 

President Roman: Okay, our first item is going to be a presentation of a certificate of achievement to a

Mr. Brady Bauman.

 

Certificate Presentation to Brady Bauman

 

President Roman: I think it is safe to say that this is probably the most enjoyable part of our jobs when we get to present to the citizens and the youth of our Township in recognizing them for the achievements whether they be in athletic endeavors or academic. I am sure you can tell by the size difference that Mr. Bauman here probably packs a rather punch. I understand the Mr. Greenbaum, Mr. Mayor presented you the certificate yesterday and it is our distinct pleasure and honor that I present you with this certificate of achievement in recognition of your outstanding achievement in winning the 2012 Tri-County Wrestling League Championship in the 50 lb. weight class. Now where you are packing it I have no idea. Congratulations. Let me attest that was a very firm handshake. I look forward to seeing you move up and hopefully not move too far up the weight class.

 

President Roman: Okay, our next item is the Approval of Previous Minutes. Mr. Perkins.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

Feb. 11, 2012, Budget Hearing (Absent: Mr. Mania)

 

Feb. 28, 2012, WS, PM & CS ( Absent: Mr. Mania & Mr. Perkins)

 

Mr . Perkins : Yes, Mr. President, I move for the approval of February 11, 2012, Budget Hearings as

well as February 28, 2012, Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Sessions.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second

 

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

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exceptions, Mr. Perkins abstained on February 28, 2012, and Mr. Mania abstained on all

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. Letter received February 27, 2012, from New Jersey Alliance for Action regarding the Morris County Alliance for Action Chapter Meeting. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 1, 2012, from Jeff Stadelman regarding a Township Ordinance related to distance requirements between licensed alcoholic beverage locations. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2012, from the National League of Cities regarding Join Colleagues at the Congressional City Conference in Washington D.C. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 2, 2012, from North Jersey RC& D regarding AWEP Funding 2012. PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES / RESOLUTIONS / CORRESPONDENCE FROM OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Resolution received February 24, 2012, from the Borough of Riverdale regarding a Resolution Opposing the New Jersey Water Supply Fluoridation Act. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution received March 2, 2012, from the Borough of Stanhope regarding a Resolution in Support of the New Jersey Employer Support Guard and Reserve with Employment Initiative program. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Ordinance of the Township of Roxbury received March 5, 2012, amending their Land Use Ordinance (5-12). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Ordinance of the Township of Roxbury received March 5, 2012, amending their Land Use Ordinance (6-12). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution of the Borough of Butler received March 8, 2012, in memory of Assemblyman DeCroce and supporting the Alex DeCroce Crime Victims Bill of Rights. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Resolution of the Borough of Netcong received March 9, 2012, regarding NJLM for Municipal Enlistment in the Military Initiative. PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received February 24, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding School Board Election Date Changes and Trip to Turkey. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 26, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Updated – Fourth Annual Women in Municipal Government Day. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Changes to the DLGS Website and Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Updated League Upcoming Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Use League Resource to Calculate State Skim Impact on Your Property Taxpayers and Updates of DLGS Website. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Educational Foundation – Land Use Controls: Sustainable Energy Sources Present New Challenges. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-2 Shared Services Bill Advances. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 28, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-533 Common Sense Shared Services Act Advances. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received February 29, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Important Decision Regarding OPRA & Mailing Lists and Upcoming League Seminar. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding March Grant Page Posted and NJLM Educational Foundation Event. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding REMINDER about this timely program from NJ Future. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor's Newsline – March 2012. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 2, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Please Contact Your State Legislators Act Now, S-1451 Reform to the Open Public Meeting Act, Bloustein School's 20 th Anniversary Celebration and S-1452 Reforms to the Open Public Records Act. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 5, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-743 & A-1338. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 5, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the Assembly Budget Committee to Consider Restoration of Municipal Property Tax Relief Funding. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 6, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Budget Committee Hearings on-line registration available make the case for relief funding restoration and Legislative Alert. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 6, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 6, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Workshops & Webinars. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 7, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding OPRA and OPMA Reform Bills Released from Committee. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 8, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding an upcoming NJLM Educational Foundation event. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 8, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Appellate Division Decision on COAH Reorganization. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 8, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding upcoming League Seminar and cancellation of “Land Use Controls: Sustainable Energy Sources Present New Challenges.” PDF Correspondence

 

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

 

  1. E-mail received March 2, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Site remediation Reform Act. PDF Correspondence.

 

  1. Letter received March 2, 2012, from Benjamin Mark regarding Response Action Outcome for Block 4400, Lot 52 (207 Route 46 East). PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 5, 2012, from the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection regarding a No Further Action Letter for 171 Flanders Drakestown Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Application for a Fresh Water Wetlands General Permit received March 5, 2012, from Careaga Engineering for 179 Flanders Netcong Road. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 5, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, regarding the Draft Final State Strategic Plan Conclusion of Public Hearings. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Receptor Evaluation Form received March 7, 2012 from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Petro Stop 3 at 132 Route 46 site remediation. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 8, 2012, from the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection regarding Fellowship Chapel Block 7800 Lot 2 Highlands Act – Exempt. PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. E-mail received February 27, 2012, from the Morris County Economic Development Corporation regarding Learn How Morris County Towns are Measuring Performance. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Final Equalization Table for 2012 received March 1, 2012, from the County of Morris. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 2, 2012, from the Morris County Economic Development Corporation regarding Attract Quality Businesses to your Municipality. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 7, 2012, from the Morris County Economic Development Corporation regarding the Municipal Summit. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 7, 2012, from the Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission regarding the annual information packet. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 8, 2012, from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office retarding Irish Heritage Month. PDF Correspondence

 

MSA

 

  1. Minutes of the January 26, 2012, Meeting of the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority received March 8, 2012. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Minutes of the February 8, 2012, Meeting of the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority received March 8, 2012. PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

  1. E-mail received March 2, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding 2013 Employer Pension Billing. PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Fax received February 28, 2012, from Comcast regarding Package and Channel Changes. PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Fax received March 2, 2012, from Comcast regarding New Bundles, Comcast Channels Deletions and Service Name Changes. PDF Correspondence

 

President Roman: Okay, we have 50 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone have any questions or comments? Seeing none, we are on to Ordinances for Public Hearing.

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEAR ING

 

President Roman: I open the hearing to the public on:

 

Ord. #8-2012 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Amending and Supplementing Section 8-43 A. of Article XII, Open Space Committee, Entitled “Use of Funds of Open Space Dedicated Trust.”

 

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #8-2012.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

President Roman: Okay, is there anyone from the public that wishes to be heard? Seeing none, it's been

moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Ord. #8-2012 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a

copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. We are on to

Ordinances for First Reading with a second reading of March 27, 2012:

 

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (2 nd reading March 27, 2012)

 

Ord. #9-2012 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending the Land Use Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend the Submission Requirements for Applications for Development Within the Highlands Preservation Area of Mount Olive Township.

 

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Yes, I moved Ord. #9-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on March 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded, any Council discussion?

 

Mr. Semrau: Just one comment. Before the last meeting Chuck McGroarty had written a memorandum in support of this ordinance and he also spoke in that memo about fact that you had some discretion about addressing Highlands exemptions on the local level. Since that time the Highlands Council has announced that they have basically acquiesced and they are going to oversee the exemptions and permit, you know local municipalities to undertake that. So between now and final adoption I'll just ask Chuck if he has anything of significance that this new legislation will in any way impact this ordinance. I think it will only help. I don't think it is going to be inconsistent with what you want to do.

 

President Roman: Okay, thank you. Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Roman: Okay, our next Ordinance for First Reading is:

 

Ord.#10-2012 Township of Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey Calendar Year 2012 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 Roman: Mr. Walsh.

 

Mr. Walsh: Yes, thank you Mr. President. I moved Ord. #10-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on March 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second that.

 

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

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA:

 

President Roman: We are on to Consent Resolutions:

 

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.

 

President Roman: With that in mind, does anyone wish to remove any of the nine Consent Resolutions to Non Consent? Seeing none, Mrs. Labow.

 

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Services of Norton Conservation Company, Inc. for the Removal of an Underground Storage Tank on Charters Farm, Block 8300 Lot 3 (revised). PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Agreement Between Mount Olive Township and Trinity Recycling of N.J. Inc. for Recycling Services for 2012-2014. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending the 2012 Temporary Budget for All Funds. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Various Purchasing Contracts. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Dreamland Amusements Inc. for Carnival Services. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Extension of a Contract with Garden State Laboratories for Water Testing Services. PDF Resolution *amended

 

•  Resolution RE: Introduction of 2012 Budget. PDF Resolution

 

•  Resolution RE: Introduction of 2012 Sanitation District Budget. PDF Resolution

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Grant Expenses from the National Recreation and Trails Programs. PDF Resolution *added

 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you Mr. President. I'd like to move for a vote on Consent Resolutions numbers one through nine.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Roman: It's been moved and seconded. Is there anybody from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, any Council Comments? Seeing none, Roll Call

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Perkins voted No on seven and eight

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Motions. There are two items. Mr. Mania.

 

CONSENT MOTIONS

 

  1. Approval of the Renewal of a Peddler's Permit for Avshalom Gibli
  2. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. President I move for the approval of the Consent Motions one and two.

 

President Roman: Can I get a second?

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

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

 

Mrs. Labow: Can I ask a question?

 

President Roman: I'm sorry. Does anyone have any questions?

 

Mrs. Labow: What are they peddling?

 

Mrs. Lashway: It's a food truck. It's renewal. He's had a license in town for about five years.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh, okay. I thought, alright…thank you. I thought that looked familiar.

 

President Roman: Does anybody else have any questions? Seeing none, Roll Call. Does anyone have any questions on the Bill List? Mr. McDonnell, you're good? Okay. Alright, Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Nicastro abstained on the Bill List

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Administrative Reports. Mr. Canning.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

Mr. Canning: Sure, thank you Mr. President, just a couple of things. The surplus property auction will be beginning on Thursday on GovDeals. We will have that posted on the website. We will put it out on Twitter and it's already been advertised publically in the newspaper so we are looking forward to that. The sanitation study, as I referenced before, that will be presented on March 27 th and ahead of time I want to thank Sherry and Tim because they have done a tremendous amount of work with me on this especially poor Sherry. I keep asking for revised financial models about every 30 seconds and Gary the Auditor as well. He had come in and done quite a bit of work as well. The new gas depot is being put in as everybody can see. I don't know if Tim wants to mention anything on that.

 

President Roman: Is that the crane?

 

Mr. Canning: That is the crane in the back so we are looking forward to that being completed.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh, can I ask a question. How's that going to be operated? What's, is it going to be a key card or how are we keeping track?

 

Mr. Perkins: Hand crank.

 

Mr. Quinn: It's going to be a key card system. Basically we will be able to track every vehicle, all fuel use from inside the building so it's no longer just going to be hit the lever and go. So we are going to monitor and calculate and see what's going where and there is security on the system also. It's going to meet all State standards so we'll be in good shape.

 

Mrs. Labow: So before the pump will even turn on they got to put the card in.

 

Mr. Quinn: You will have to put the card in. The card will be identified for each vehicle and the driver of that vehicle so we have accountability as to where the fuel is going and who is operating the vehicle.

 

Mrs. Labow: And where is that card going to be kept? Is it going to be kept in the vehicle? How is that working?

 

Mr. Quinn: It should be kept in the vehicle. I've got to see exactly what they are going to give us. I don't believe it is a card type. I believe it is a key type that will go on the key ring for the specific car but I will have to look back over the specs and see exactly what we are getting with that but the idea is to be able to monitor all fuel use inside and have a secured fueling station out back.

 

Mrs. Labow: Okay then, not that I don't trust anybody I just have to ask.

 

Mr. Quinn: You get concerned when you see fuel prices rise. The system back there is, even though we are right behind the police department, it is fairly easy accessible and we've had minor issues in the past. Nothing tremendous but it's always a concern.

 

Mrs. Labow: Well I know, some people probably remember this story some people don't, just wondering what happened, several years ago, eight years ago, almost nine, yes eight years ago on a weekend I just went over and parked my van that I had at the time over there by the gas and not even one single person asked me what I was doing there and I was waiting to meet somebody so I was listening to a book on tape for like 45 minutes and nobody even, I could have filled up my tank 20 times.

 

Mr. Quinn: It's been tried before. We have had a few people trying to do that and it doesn't always go unnoticed.

 

Mrs. Labow: No, no, I'm not saying that, you know, I was just like, wow anybody could come and, you know…

 

Mr. Quinn: They knew who you were. They ran your plate. They knew who was sitting back there.

 

Mrs. Labow: That's what it was, I knew it. I knew it.

 

Mr. Quinn: The police are pretty sharp back there. They know what is going on.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, okay, I apologize.

 

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

 

Mr. Mania: Tim, the card identifies the driver and the vehicle?

 

Mr. Quinn: I believe we can set it up to identify the vehicle and the operator.

 

Mr. Mania: Supposing someone else operates that vehicle. Will you have a problem getting…

 

Mr. Quinn: If there should be an issue, there are some fine points that I've got to look into but it's either going to be vehicle or driver. It's going to be issued to one or the other.

 

Mr. Mania: Okay.

 

Mr. Quinn: Basically, that's how it is going to work.

 

Mr. Roman: Can you get a retina eye scan?

 

Mrs. Labow: Biometric with the finger scan. You are absolutely right with these hard economic times, just now in the meeting I just got a text from a friend of mine who lives in Oakwood Village. She said the police are on their way. Someone broke in to all of the washing machines and stole all of the quarters. Stuff like that is going on all the time now.

 

Mr. Quinn: I hope you all saw the big ole crane back there. I really like it. That's going on capital for next year. It was pretty sharp.

 

Mrs. Labow: You know when I drove up I'm like, oh my God, how did Tim sneak that one in.

 

Mr. Quinn: It took awhile to get it back there but moving forward, the canopy should...

 

Mrs. Labow: I also saw it drive by.

 

Mr. Quinn: Be up tomorrow. We are getting there

 

President Roman: I would also encourage that we start tracking at least mileage because that would actually be a little bit interesting if a said vehicle travels 50,000 miles, let's make it a more believable number, 10,000 miles in a year and happens to use “x” amount of gas and is getting 2 miles to the gallon, it would probably be a great indication that that car or that key is being use elsewhere.

 

Mr. Quinn: I believe the system and I haven't looked at the portion of the bid specs since September of last year, so I do have to review it but I think it monitors all that. I will monitor the amount of fuel of the vehicle or driver and/or driver and it will also calculate the mileage that the vehicle has got at the present time but I've got to look into that before I get too far in to detail.

 

President Roman: Even if it doesn't track it, I mean it would be real easy to see in calendar year this vehicle went 10,000 miles and in the calendar year it used “x” amount of fuel. So that's one way to at least a kind of redundancy to kind of ascertain the actual mileage and fuel use.

 

Mrs. Labow: How much is it to have a GPS put on all of the vehicles?

 

Mr. Quinn: That is something that we are currently looking in to.

 

Mrs. Labow: Okay, that would be a good idea.

 

President Roman: I could do it for free.

 

Mrs. Labow: You could do it for free?

 

President Roman: Anybody else have any questions? Mr. Canning, I believe you still had more to go?

 

Mr. Canning: Yes, two more items. Just a reminder the 5K is coming up in April so plans are proceeding with that. We are looking…

 

President Roman: Don't remind me. I've only made it to two miles so far.

 

Mr. Canning: I'm up at Turkey Brook in the afternoons so we could have a little running club up there if anybody wants at 4:30.

 

President Roman: And at this time I'd like to at least have a little poll on Council to see who else is joining me. Walk, you could also walk it.

 

Mrs. Labow: I'm going to do the walk. I'm going to try and do the walk but I can't do the run.

 

President Roman: Not that I'm using peer pressure and no segways are allowed either.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh, darn it! I just ordered mine.

 

Mr. Canning: And one last item, the Charters Farm is moving forward. You saw the resolution. Kathy is here if anybody has any question on that but it is slowly proceeding and we are hoping to get to the finish line in the near future and that is it for Administration.

 

Mrs. Labow: Does anybody know why the Delta gas station on the eastbound side of 46 is closed?

 

Mr. Mania: Yes I do.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh, do you? Okay what happened?

 

Mr. Mania: When you go to the barber shop, you learn everything. The barber knows everything. He told me that the people that own that Delta station were paying $5,000.00 a month rent and the landlord jacked it up to $8,500.00.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh my God!

 

Mr. Nicastro: Gas went up and he raised the price.

 

Mrs. Labow: And they left.

 

Mr. Mania: The guy said, I just can't afford to pay that kind of rent so he just up and left.

 

Mrs. Labow: Up and left because people…

 

President Roman: I'd like to take this opportunity also to mention for those that, when we see the price of gas going up, that is not what they make as it goes up. The margin on a gallon of gas ranges from four to ten cents a gallon that they make. So, just to bear in mind. Mrs. Labow, do you have something?

 

Mrs. Labow: Well, I was just going to say that a lot of people were concerned that there was something wrong with the tanks so I'm glad that you clarified that because you worry if you get gas in the water.

 

Mr. Mania: Mr. Barber is right next door there so he actually knows what's going on.

 

Mrs. Labow: TJ.

 

Mr. Mania: TJ.

 

Mrs. Labow: TJ. That's good.

 

President Roman: Does anybody else have any Old Business?

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Mania: Yes, just I'm sure most of you have ridden down 46 across from the Barber shop, that big ugly sign there on the garage doors, I called Catherine Natafalusy and I said, I don't think/believe that is permitted. Our ordinance doesn't permit that and she said, you are absolutely right. She's notified…

 

Mr. Ferrante: I think it's gone already.

 

Mr. Mania: It's gone now?

 

Mr. Ferrante: Yes.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yeah, it's gone.

 

Mr. Mania: She notified the landlord of the property and, cause I said, it's a guy from not even from Morris, our State. He's from Pennsylvania! And here he puts this atrocious sign up on Route 46 so thank you for sharing that with me. It's gone.

 

President Roman: Anybody else? Any New Business?

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

President Roman: Any Legal Matters?

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. Semrau: Just to let you know that we circulated a draft agreement, a memorandum of understanding regarding the turf field and the Soccer Club. There is also some substantial new OPRA legislation that has been proposed and I am going to draft up a summary memo and a resolution for consideration. I think it has significant impact from a cost perspective.

 

Mrs. Labow: Positive?

 

Mr. Semrau: No, I think negative from a cost perspective as to what it seeks to achieve and we are working on the open space transactions and also reviewing documents with respect to the Habitat for Humanity project. We should have that wrapped up as well and that's my report.

 

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Council Reports. I'll start off with Recreation.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

Recreation Liaison Report – A. Roman

 

President Roman: Baseball season is almost upon us. Basketball just ended and I'd like to congratulate my team for winning the championship in the 12 year olds. As being, I can add to one of my kudos as being a team owner. Also, baseball recruiting has started. Pretty we will be seeing them out on the baseball fields cracking the bat. I got to partake in the High School softball team. Our varsity softball team is looking very well. We've got a lot of good hitters and a couple of excellent pitchers so I look forward to seeing a lengthy season of baseball and softball. Board of Health, Mr. Perkins.

 

Board of Health Report

 

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report.

 

President Roman: Legislative.

 

Legislative Committee Report

 

Mr. Walsh: Nothing this week.

 

President Roman: Okay. Planning Board.

 

Planning Board Report

 

Mr. Walsh: Not at this time.

 

President Roman: And Board of Education.

Board of Education Liaison Report

 

Mr. Walsh: Nothing this week.

 

President Roman: Open Space Mr. Ferrante.

 

Open Space Committee Report

 

Mr. Ferrante: I will have updates at the next meeting.

 

President Roman: Lake/Environmental?

 

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

 

Mr. Ferrante : Same and Library.

 

Library Board Liaison

 

President Roman: Safety Committee?

 

Safety Committee Liaison

 

Mr. Nicastro: No reports yet.

 

President Roman: Economic?

 

Economic Development Committee Report

 

Mr. Nicastro: No meeting yet.

 

President Roman: And Senior Citizens Mr. Mania.

 

Senior Citizen Liaison

 

Mr. Mania: Nothing to report.

 

President Roman: Mrs. Labow, Pride.

 

Pride Committee Report

 

Mrs . Labow: Nothing to report right now.

 

President Roman: And TNR?

 

TNR Program

 

Mrs. Labow: Nothing.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Recreation Department, I had someone ask me, I spoke to Mr. Lynch last week about the lacrosse field that is supposed to be worked on and I know you are on the Committee there but I promised them I would follow up with that this week. I talked to Mr. Lynch. They are supposed to be finishing the parking. Is the parking or something that it being done there I believe.

 

President Roman: Yes, that is like the last phase.

 

Mr. Nicastro: They've been asking. Someone stopped me and asked me about that and I said I'd find out. That they were working on it. I just wanted to know if you knew any more about that. They said that it would be done or started this week.

 

President Roman: They think it will be done by the time their season starts. One thing that has been happening is the people have been using the lacrosse field without authorization and the field is getting beat up so that's the latest thing. I mean, it's unfortunate, we get a nice day like and I don't blame any kids for jumping out there and using the fields. I mean it's got to be like a magnet to anybody under 25.

 

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

President Roman: Alright, and we are on to our last public portion. Anyone from the public? Seeing none, any Council comments? Mr. Perkins, Mr. Mania.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mr. Mania: Yes, I just want, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to thank the good Lord that we have a good business administrator who has really delved into this work and Lincoln Park's loss is our gain. Thank you.

 

Mr. Canning: It's the staff that you have on hand up here. The department heads are tremendous. It's a good town and you've got a good crew up here.

 

Mr. Mania: It means to get them working together and you've done a great job.

 

President Roman: That's an excellent shade you are turning Mr. Canning. Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro.

 

Mr. Nicastro: I'm just looking forward to, I think tomorrow is the Economic Development seminar in Morris at the County College which I will be attending and see what comes out of that. I don't know if anyone else will be there but I'll be there.

 

President Roman: Mr. Walsh.

 

Mr. Walsh: Enjoy March madness everyone.

 

President Roman: And Mrs. Labow.

 

Mrs. Labow: I just want to add what Mr. Mania said, actually tell Mr. Mania that it's been really nice. I've had employees actually come up to me and tell me that they can actually sort of love their job. I know that Sean is going to be all beat red again but it's really nice. It's great. The momentum is, I think Lisa, the (inaudible) logo for Rob is like Mount Olive gaining momentum and that is exactly what it feels like and it's great. Thank you.

 

President Roman: And Mr. Canning, I'd just like to add that your enthusiasm is rather annoying and with that said I'd like to take a motion to adjourn.

 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

 

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Alex Roman, Council President

 

I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk of the Township 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 March 27, 2012.

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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