Mt. Olive Township Council Minutes
March 6 , 2007 Special Public Meeting

The Special Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:33 pm by Council President Greenbaum 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. Buell, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Rattner, Mrs. Labow,
Mr. Tepper, Mr. Greenbaum

Absent: None

Also Present: William Sohl, Business Administrator;
Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

MOTIONS

1. Appointment of Phil Tobey to fill Councilman John Biondi’s unexpired term to expire 12/31/07.


President Greenbaum: We are up to Motions. The first is a Motion pursuant to rule the Statute # NJSA 48:16 et seq with respect to the appointment of an individual to fill the vacancy created through the retirement of Mr. Biondi. It’s so vivid I can almost picture John sitting in the audience here tonight.

Mr. Tepper: He’s gone but not forgotten.

President Greenbaum: The Republican County Committee has submitted three names to us for consideration. Those names are Phil Tobey …I don’t have the list in front of me, Alex Roman and Dawn Dodsworth. At this point I will take a motion to fill the vacancy.

Mrs. Labow: I would like to move for consideration, Phil Tobey.

President Greenbaum: It has been moved by Councilwoman Labow.

Mr. Tepper: Second.

President Greenbaum: Seconded by Mr. Tepper. Are there any other nominations? Seeing none, we will close it to nominations and we will take a Roll Call vote please.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Congratulations.

Clapping…

President Greenbaum: We are just kidding, let’s do it again.

Mr. Rattner: Wait until he gets sworn in before you congratulate him. He may not make it through.

Mrs. Lashway: Mr. Tobey has resigned from the Board of Adjustment as a member, effective immediately.

Mr. Perkins: I mentioned two weeks notice.

Mr. Tepper: Take his spot Ray.

Mr. Rattner: He’s not done yet.

Swearing in Phil Tobey by Township Clerk Lisa Lashway

I, Philip Tobey, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and to the Governments established in the United States and in this State, under the Authority of the people; and that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform all the duties of the office of Councilman according to the best of my ability, so help me God.

Clapping…

Mr. Rattner: The only thing is the last guy had better ties.

Mr. Tepper: You have to wear a different tie every meeting. You have a tradition to follow. John will give you the collection.

President Greenbaum: Bill, did you have something?

Mr. Sohl: Yes, I would just like to welcome Phil to the team and extend on behalf of the Mayor, who is either pool side or bar side about this time after a tough day of snorkeling, I spoke to him about 4:30 – 5:00 today and again extending what we expect to see is a great job to come from the new member of the Council. Phil, best wishes to you.

Phil Tobey: Thank you very much.

President Greenbaum: The Mayor is only at his house right?

Mr. Sohl: I told him it was only six degrees out last night and he almost fell through the floor.

Mr. Tepper: He probably laughed.

Mr. Sohl: That he did.

President Greenbaum: Phil did you have anything you wanted to say?

Mr. Tobey: Yes, Mr. President. It’s an honor having been nominated by the County Committee and selected by the Council. I am looking forward to working with everyone here on Council with the Administration and serving the residents of Mount Olive. I would like to thank my wife for all of her support which is never ending.

President Greenbaum: Good thing you said that, otherwise going home tonight would have sucked.

Mr. Tobey: I would have been going to your house.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Greenbaum: I would be remiss if we didn’t also congratulate the other two individuals, Alex and Dawn, for their nominations. Both were worthy candidates and hopefully will have a future of leadership within the Township in years to come. At this point we are going to conclude our Special Public Meeting portion of the meeting and I would open it up to the public to anyone who wishes to speak on any particular issue. Seeing none, I close it to the public.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Greenbaum: Does anyone sitting up here have any issues that they feel compelled to discuss at this point in time or can we just move on with the rest of our meeting? Seeing none. I will close it to everyone sitting up here. Can we get a motion to adjourn?

Mr. Perkins: So moved.

Mr. Rattner: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded, all in favor.

AYE

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm. and the regularly scheduled Workshop meeting followed.


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Robert J. Greenbaum, Council President

I, LISA M. LASHWAY, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on March 13, 2007.


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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk


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