March 19, 2013 Township Council Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 9:57 pm 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, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Roman, Mr. Staszak, Mr. Perkins and Mr. Mania

Absent:           None

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Fred Semrau and Jeff Pasek, Township Attorneys; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

President Labow: Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meetings, Mr. Ferrante would you please move
the Minutes for February 16, 2013, Budget Hearing. Mr. Walsh and Mr. Mania were absent. February
19, 2013, Workshop and Public Meeting and Closed Session. Mr. Walsh, Mr. Mania and Mr. Perkins
were absent. Please move those.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Feb. 16, 2013 Budget Hearing (Mr. Walsh and Mr. Mania absent)
Feb. 19, 2013 WS & PM & CS (Mr. Walsh, Mr. Mania & Mr. Perkins absent)

Mr. Ferrante: I move for the approval of the February 16, 2013, Budget Hearing and February 19,
2013, Workshop and Public Meeting and Closed Session.

Mr. Nicastro: Second.

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

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exceptions, Mr. Perkins abstained on February 19, 2013,  and Mr. Mania and Mr. Staszak abstained on all

Mr. Semrau: If you were at the meetings and you read the Minutes you can…

Mr. Staszak: I was not at the meetings.

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2013, from TransOptions regarding Safe Routes to School Grants Awarded, Share Your Story Contest, and More.  Go Smart with TransOptions.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding the Downtown New Jersey March Newsletter.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from the Town of Morristown regarding Newtown is Coming to Morristown – Can You?  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors regarding NJCM Information Bulletin:  Update on Deadline for FEMA and SBA Loan Applications.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received March 6, 2013, from John Desranleau regarding Response to Installing Sewers in Old Flanders.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013, from the New Jersey Managed Districts Association regarding NJMDA Website Launch.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding 2013 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the National League of Citites regarding Vice President Biden to Speak at Congressional City Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 11, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Free Webinar: Developing a Post Disaster Economic Recovery Plan.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 13, 2013, from North Jersey RC & D regarding Walnut Brook – Volunteer Opportunity.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 14, 2013, from Morris Habitat regarding Casino Night – CBRA Benefit for Morris habitat for Humanity.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Information Packet received March 15, 2013, from the Morris County Mosquito Commission.  PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Resolution to Delegate Registration Fees, and Meal Ticket Fees for Cancelled 2012 Annual League Conference.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Opposes Early Voting Bills A-3553 & S-2364, Public hearing of the NJ Clean Water Council and NJLM Educational Foundation Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Invitation to Attend 2013 New Jersey Conference on Tourism.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar and March Grant page Posted.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding FINAL REMINDER!! Economic Development Program Scheduled for Local Officials.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 4, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Mayor’s Newsline – March 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Recap of Legislative Developments on Monday, March 4 and Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline Extended.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor Mironov Testifies on Proposed State Budget.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Follow up to Appelate Court Decision and Survey on the Impact of Hurricane Sandy.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S2364, Early Voting Bill.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013 from the Town of Jefferson regarding the Morris County League of Municipalities – April Meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding U and League of Municipalities Vegetation Management Pilot.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding A3553, Early Voting Bill.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding PERS and PFRS Boards Adopt Valuation Reports.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Educational Foundation Program, 5th Annual Women in Government Day and Upcoming League Seminar.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 8, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Bank Correspondence about Affordable Housing Units and Referencing NJLM.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 11, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Content on DLGS Web Site.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 11, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 12, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor Mironov Testifies on Proposed State Budget.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 12, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Bureau of Municipal Information and Legal Services and WIMG.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 12, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 53 Advances to Assembly Floor Would Require payment of Energy Taxes Directly to Municipal Government.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 13, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Two Court Decisions of Interest to Municipalities.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 13, 2013, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding No Cost Technical Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  PDF Correspondence

 

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

  1. Highlands Preservation Area Approval Application received March 4, 2013, from Ferriero Engineering, Inc. regarding Block 6800, Lot 10 (700 Bartley Chester Road, LLC).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Highlands Attachment A received March 4, 2013, from Ferriero Engineering, Inc. regarding Block 6800, Lot 10 (700 Bartley Chester Road, LLC).  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJ Clean Water Council – Notice of Public Hearing.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding a Public Hearing for Advisory base Flood Elevations.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 8, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 12, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding Hackensack-Passaic Watershed Risk MAP Study Webinar: Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 12, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding Promoting Your Earth Day Events.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 14, 2013, from the Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Media Advisory – Pre Season Trout Stocking.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. E-mail received March 1, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 11, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding Morris County Gun Buy Program 3/15 & 3/16 – Please Spread the Word.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. AMENDED Preliminary Equalization Table received March 11, 2013, from the County of Morris regarding the Year 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Final Equalization Table received March 14 2013, from the County of Morris regarding the Year 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

  1. E-mail received March 7, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Recovery Resources Event for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Sandy.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 11, 2013, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: March 11, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

MUA / MSA

  1. Minutes received March 1, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the December 20, 2012 meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Minutes received March 1, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the January 31, 2013 meeting.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Minutes received March 1, 2013, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the February 6, 2013 meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Fax received March 4, 2013, from Cablevision regarding Effective Tariffs as of April 1, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received March 5, 2013, from JCP&L regarding Storm Update.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received March 6, 2013, from First Energy Corp regarding Cancelled – JCP&L Open House and RDO Tour.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Notice received March 14, 2013, from Elizabeth Gas regarding Public Hearing.  PDF Correspondence

 
President Labow: We have Correspondence coming up next and we have, many, I usually write this down ahead of time. We have…

Mr. Perkins: Fifty-seven Madam President.

President Labow: Thank you. Fifty-seven pieces of Correspondence. Does anybody have any questions, concerns? Okay, seeing none we are up to Ordinances for Public Hearing. Rob, which number are you removing. It’s the…

Mr. Perkins: It would have been for first reading.

President Labow: First Reading, okay. First Reading and that’s…

Mrs. Lashway: Number 13.

President Labow: Thirteen, okay.

Mayor Greenbaum: I’d like to carry it to the meeting on April 2.

President Labow: Okay, very good. So, ordinance number…wait a minute. Where’s my paper?

Mr. Perkins: Open to the public.

President Labow: Oh, look she made a nice big font for me!

Mr. Nicastro: It’s nice, right?

President Labow: Okay, Ord. #5-2013. I open the hearing to the public on Ord. #5-2013:

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Ord. #5-2013  Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Capital Improvements of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $2,421,025 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $2,086,220 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

President Labow: Mr. Nicastro, would you please move that ordinance.

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you Madam President. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #5-2013.

President Labow: Do I hear a second?

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

President Labow: Thank you. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, no one from the public, Roll Call please

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #5-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy
of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. Next ordinance, I open the
hearing to the public on:

Ord. #6-2013  Bond Ordinance Amending Section 3(h) of Bond Ordinance# 13-2012, as Amended by Bond Ordinance#25-2012 and Bond Ordinance# 33-2012, of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Finally Adopted April 24, 2012, as amended July 24, 2012, and October 16, 2012 in Order to Provide for the 3 Phase Power at Turkey Brook Park Project.

President Labow: Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Yes Madam President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #6-2013.

Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Labow: Any Council discussion? Seeing no one from the public. Mr. Scarfo, you don’t want to make
a comment? No, okay. Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #6-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby 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 we have, I
open the hearing to the public on:

Ord. #7-2013  Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Improvements to the Water Utility in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $340,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $323,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof.

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

Mr. Roman: I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #7-2013.

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

President Labow: Second. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Okay, I declare, I’m sorry, Ord. #7-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the
Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open
the hearing to the public on:

Ord. #8-2013  Bond Ordinance Providing for Various Improvements to the Sewer Utility in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $285,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $270,750 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof.

President Labow: Mr. Staszak.

Mr. Staszak: I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #8-2013.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Labow: Any Council discussion. Mr. Perkins? No, you were just giving me a high five.

Mr. Perkins: No, I was just wiping my eyebrow.

Mrs. Labow: Okay, we are all getting punchy tonight. Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #8-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby 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, I open the
hearing to the public on:

Ord. #9-2013  An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Ordinance #36-2012 Which Established Salaries for the Mayor, Council, Department Heads, Supervisory Personnel and Employees of the Township Clerk’s Office.

President Labow: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Thank you Madam President. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #9-2013.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Labow: Thank you. Any comments? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

Mr. Perkins: Oh, oh…

President Labow: I’m sorry. Oh, this time. I thought you were just wiping the other brow.

Mr. Perkins: It’s a una-brow. I would just ask our Clerk, how’s the search coming along.

Mrs. Lashway: We’ve just started interviews this week. I’ve got about 15 resumes in. I’m not advertising in
the paper. It’s on our website. I put it out to the municipal clerks in Morris County to put the word around to
their staffs and we have it on our website. For the most part it’s pretty much residents who’ve gone on our
website, I believe, who are applying. So far I have a good selection of candidates that I’m looking at.

Mr. Perkins: Excellent, thank you.

Mrs. Lashway: Thank you.

President Labow: That you. Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman: Miss Lashway, is there a reason why you don’t want to widely advertise it?

Mrs. Lashway: The last time I advertised for this position, I got over 200 resumes of people who are just
looking for a job – investment bankers, all kinds of people who not in any way qualify for the position.

Mr. Roman: And how much time did it take you to go through those 200 resumes? I mean, was it an inordinate
amount of time?

Mrs. Lashway: Yes.

Mr. Roman: Thank you.

President Labow: Mr. Roman, I’d just like to say with the ACO, Mr. Roman, we put out the applications for
ACO and I was actually very surprised that some of the applications, people didn’t even have their animal
control licenses and they were applying for the job but they were out of work so…

Mr. Roman: And I’m sure that took about five minutes to go through that resume.

President Labow: Actually it was a little bit more than that but by the time you go through the process, they
think, but your point is well taken if we put it out there further but I think that Mrs. Lashway is doing the
appropriate job on targeting for people who have the experience. That’s just my personal opinion. So we are,
any other comments? No, seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #9-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of
the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public on:

Ord.#10-2013 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Repealing Section 4-41.5 of Article IX and Adding Section 4-31.3 Article VII of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive to Transfer the Division of Buildings, Grounds and Parks to the Department of Administration.

President Labow: Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #10-2013.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Labow: Any Council discussion? Seeing none, can I have Roll Call please?

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #10-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy
of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public
on:

Ord.#11-2013 An  Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Vacating Certain Roadways in the Morris Chase Subdivision Erroneously Conveyed to the Township, Authorizing the Conveyance of the Said Roadways by the Township to Morris Chase Homeowners Association, Inc., and Authorizing the Acceptance by the Township of an Easement in Said Roadways From Morris Chase Homeowners Association, Inc.

President Labow: Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: Yes, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #11-2013.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Labow: Thank you. Any Council discussion? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Ord. #11-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy
of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I open the hearing to the public
on:
Ord.#12-2013 Township of Mount Olive Morris County, New Jersey Calendar Year 2013 Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Cost of Living Allowance and to Establish a CAP Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A-4-45.14).

President Labow: Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Yes Madam President. Thank you. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #12-2013.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Labow: Second. Any Council comments? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: I hereby, oh, Ord. #12-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to
forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law.

Mrs. Lashway: Excuse me, this next ordinance is on for readoption because there was an error. The last time
we adopted it, the copy that was put out on the table was the original version with all of the typos referring to
Cory Road so we are just readopting this to make sure it is all done clean. And, while I’m at it, the next two,
numbers three and four were published with the wrong date so they have to be redone.

President Labow: But we are taking 3-2013 off.

Mrs. Lashway: We are taking 13 off.

Mr. Perkins: Three and four stay. Thirteen…

President Labow: Thirteen, oh I see. I circled the wrong one. This one is on. Okay, very good. Thank you. I
open the hearing to the public on:

Ord. #2-2013  An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Setting the Speed Limit on Stephens State Park Road at 25 Miles Per Hour from Smithtown Road to Sandshore Road (to be incorporated into Chapter 245 of the Mount Olive Township Code).

President Labow: Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #2-2013.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Labow: Any Council discussion? Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman: I’d just like to reiterate my opposition to this ordinance. As many of you heard me say before, the
speed limit on Stephens State Park Road is adequate where it is at. When originally that road was put in, 35 was
the speed limit chosen. There has been nothing that has happened since that original speed limit was put in place
that warrants a reduction of the speed limit. Thank you.

President Labow: Any other Council Comments? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exception, Mr. Roman voted No

President Labow: I hereby, oh, Ord. #2-2013 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to
forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. The rest of the,
the next ones we have, the next two are for First Reading and Second Reading is going to be April 2, 2013.

Mr. Mania: Madam President, should it not be 7:00 on there instead of 7:30?

President Labow: This is probably an old, you are absolutely right. It’s 7:00. Thank you. See, they pulled out
the larger font mostly.

Mr. Roman: It’s amazing what you can see when you can see it.

President Labow: When you can see it! It’s amazing what you can see when you can see it. Alrighty…

Mr. Perkins: By the time we get to the ordinance it’s probably going to be 7:30 so it’s not incorrect.

OPTIONAL PUBLIC PORTION ON ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading April 2, 2013

President Labow: The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

Ord. #3-2013  Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Chapter 48, Article I, Section 48-14 of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive to Establish the Position of a Class Two Special Law Enforcement Officer. 

President Labow: Mr. Staszak.

Mr. Staszak: I move that Ord. #3-2013 be introduced by title and passed on First Reading and that a meeting be held on April 2, 2013, at 7:00 pm 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 law.
Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Labow: Thank you. Any Council discussion? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Alrighty, the next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

Ord. #4-2013  Bond Ordinance Providing for Improvements to Dan Jordan Field in and By the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $36,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $34,200 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

President Labow: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Thank you Madam President. I move that Ord. #4-2013 be introduced by title and passed on First Reading and that a meeting be held on April 2, 2013, at 7:00 pm 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 law.

Mr. Perkins: Second.
President Labow: Thank you. Any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Alrighty. Ord. #13-2013 is going to be on the next Agenda at the next meeting.

Ord.#13-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Providing for the Installation of a Yield Sign at the Intersection of Carson Road and Delbar Drive (To be Incorporated into Chapter 245 of the Mount Olive Township Code). 

President Labow: And we have our Consent Resolutions one through ten. Would anybody like to have  
any moved to Non Consent? Seeing none, Mr. Nicastro, would you please move Resolutions one
through ten?

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 of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Brown’s Hunterdon Mack SLS & Service, Inc. for (3) Auto Refuse Collection Bodies and (7,500) Refuse Containers. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Aquatic Technologies, Inc. for contact herbicide application for Budd Lake. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Declaring its Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures for Project Costs from Proceeds of Debt Obligations in Connection with the Funding of Improvements to Dan Jordan Field. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Extending a Contract with Petersons Tree Service for Tree Removal, Tree Trimming, and Stump Grinding Services. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Various 2013 Professional Services Agreements. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Disposal of Surplus Property (various public items). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Waiver of Limitation of Turkey Brook Park Hours of Operation for the Mt. Olive Baseball Association Tournament. PDF Res
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Release of a Performance Bond, Cash Bond, and Inspection Fees for the Site Improvements for the Property Identified as Block 3700, Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Subject to the Posting of a Two Year Maintenance Bond (CVS Pharmacy). PDF Res.

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Reduction of Performance Guarantees for Morris Hunt Phase II. PDF Res
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Reduction of Performance Guarantees for Morris Hunt Phase III. PDF Res

 

Mr. Nicastro: Yes, I move Consent Resolutions one through ten.

Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Labow: First night with the new lips Mr. Nicastro? Okay, anybody from the public? Seeing none, anybody from Council have any comments? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Alrighty, we don’t have any Non Consent.

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT

President Labow: And we have our Consent Motions. Mr. Perkins, would you please our approval of the Taxi permit for Sohail Anjum of Budd Lake Taxi and our Bill List?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Approval of a Taxi Permit for Sohail Anjum (Budd Lake Taxi)
  2. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Perkins : So moved.

Mr. Mania: Second.

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

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Labow: Administrative Reports, Mr. Canning.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Mr. Canning: Real brief. Monthly Reports, you’ve got a new format this month. Hopefully if there is any tweaking or information you want further from the departments, please let me know. We are trying to push more information out to Council so it easier to get through. Those paragraph memo things were kind of arduous and tough to get through so if there are any requests, please let me know.

President Labow: Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you Madam President. Sean, the ordinance fees for the sanitary sewer grinder pumps. How’s that coming along?

Mr. Canning: That’s in the works. I’m finishing the final draft that’s going to go to Fred’s office. I’m hoping for the April 2nd meeting. If not, we are looking at the 16th.

Mr. Perkins: Okay.

Mr. Canning: But, that’s…we have to get the ordinance revised. The paragraph draft format is all set from Jimmy Lynch and myself so hopefully next week, next Monday we get it down to him.

Mr. Perkins: Can you, can do me a favor? Shoot me the draft so I can take a look at that if you wouldn’t mind Sean?

Mr. Canning: Yes, absolutely.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you. Thank you Madam President.

President Labow: Thank you. Any other questions? Mr. Canning, any other Administrative Reports?

Mr. Canning: No, that’s it.

President Labow: Old Business. Any Old Business?

OLD BUSINESS

President Labow: Any New Business?

NEW BUSINESS

President Labow: Legal Matters, Mr. Semrau?

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Semrau: No report this evening. Thank you.

President Labow: Council Reports. We are going to start with Mr. Ferrante. Could you please go through all of yours and then we will go to Mr. Nicastro and so on and so forth.

COUNCIL REPORTS
Environment Committee
Lake Issues
Library Board Liaison

Mr. Ferrante: We have a meeting with the Lake Committee this week and nothing for the Library. They have their spring fling and Easter egg hunt at the end of the month. Just trying to pull up the date now. I think it’s the 30th of March and that’s it.

President Labow: Actually, Mrs. Lashway just told me that she regrouped our Council liaison. It’s all in alphabetical order and all of your committees are together so we started with Mr. Ferrante and then we are going to move to Mr. Mania because M comes after F so you go next Mr. Mania.

Mr. Perkins: Madam President.

President Labow: Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins: I just had a question. The Lake and the Environmental Committee, are you looking at a replacement for Mr. Tomb yet?

President Labow: Do you know, Lisa, I think that Mr. Tomb had extended but only to January 31st.

Mr. Ferrante: Yeah, we are going to discuss it.

Mr. Perkins: You are going to discuss that John.

Mr. Ferrante: I can’t recall if he has somebody in mind or if he has spoken to somebody already. I’ll find out this week.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you. Thank you Madam President.

President Labow: Okay then, Mr. Mania:

Planning Board Report
Senior Citizen Liaison

Mr. Mania: I attended the Planning Board meeting last week. It was quite short and the Mayor indicated that we are going to get busy so I’m hoping that we have some good things coming in to town. Both Sean and myself attended the Senior Citizen Meeting and that’s about it.

President Labow: Very good, thank you. Any questions for Mr. Mania. Okay, seeing none, we have Mr. Nicastro. You are next with your committees.

Open Space Committee Report
Safety Committee Liaison

Mr. Nicastro: I believe there’s a Safety Meeting tomorrow evening. I’m double checking and the Open Space, I’ll be at the next one because you had filled in or someone did for me prior.

President Labow: And unfortunately I ended up not being able to make it but I sent Mr. Bob DelPizzo and I asked him if there was anything he wanted to bring forward and I did not hear back from him.

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you.

President Labow: We have next, Mr. Perkins.

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report
Economic Development Committee Report

Mr. Perkins:  Yes Madam President, the Board of Health meets tomorrow. Legislative Committee, nothing to report and nothing on the Economic Development Committee

President Labow: Okie dokie. Mr. Roman.

Recreation Liaison Report
Board of Education Liaison Report

Mr. Roman: The Recreation Committee met on 3/13. Of note, there was a discussion about the Turkey Brook Park playground. Members of the Committee were given homework in which to research possible playgrounds in order to renovate and expand the playground area at Turkey Brook. The existing structure is almost ten years old and it is approaching the end of its viability and they are contemplating three play areas: tots, ages two to five; school age, six to twelve; and like tween/adults and also a central shade area with benches. So I anticipate at the next meeting there will be more suggestions coming from there and I have nothing to report on Board of Ed.

President Labow: Alex, are you thinking about keeping the park in the same location or moving to a different location of Turkey Brook Park?

Mr. Roman: Expanding it.

President Labow: Expanding it where it is currently located?

Mr. Roman: Yes.

President Labow: Did they talk about putting some adult outdoor apparatus?

Mr. Roman: Yes, that’s where the tween/adult is so we are contemplating exercise stuff. Something to appeal to us old people.

President Labow: But also are they talking about lining it up so that if you are I were there with our grandchildren, we’d be able to exercise and still watch our grandchildren at the same time.

Mr. Roman: That will be up at the next discussion depending on what suggestions come up and then also we are going to lay out what it will end up being.

President Labow: And also I’ve heard from several people that we really need more seating there. We desperately need more seating. I personally would love it if we were able to have a bathroom there although I think it is totally impossible because when small children need to go to the bathroom and you have two kids, you’ve got to drag them all the way down and all the way back. So I don’t think that’s possible.

Mr. Roman: Port-a-potties can always been installed.

President Labow: Most people don’t but I wanted if there’s anyway…

Mr. Roman: When you gotta go, you gotta go.

President Labow: I know.

Mr. Mania: When you gotta go, you gotta go.

TNR Program

President Labow: This is true. I don’t have anything to report for TNR right now. I open this to the public portion. Anybody from the public? Seeing none, can we go on to Council Comments. Does anybody have any comments this evening. Mr. Ferrante said no. Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman?

PUBLIC PORTION

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Roman: No.

President Labow: Mr. Staszak?

Mr. Staszak: No.

President Labow: Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania: No.

President Labow: And I have none. Can I have a motion to adjourn?

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 10:23 pm.

           
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Colleen Labow, Council President

I, Lisa Lashway, 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 April 2, 2013.


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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk
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