The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:39 p.m. by Council President Labow. 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
Miss Masser:  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. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Staszak, Mr. Mania and Mrs. Labow

Absent:           Mr. Nicastro

Also Present:  Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

May 14, 2013 WS & PM (Mr. Roman Absent)

President Labow:  Let the record reflect that Mr. Nicastro is excused from the meeting this evening.  First thing on the Agenda, we have our May 14, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting.  Mr. Roman was absent.  Mr. Mania, would you please move those?

Mr. Mania:  Madam Chair, I move for the approval of Minutes of the previous meeting, May 14, 2013 Workshop and Public Meeting.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Any questions, concerns?  Seeing none…

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Was that Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes Ma’am.  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Any questions or concerns?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exception, Mr. Roman abstained.  

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding What’s next for New Jersey’s Downtown.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Positions available.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 14, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Responsible for the management of a downtown?  Don’t miss this conference.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding We hope to see you tomorrow!  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from New Jersey Conference of Mayors regarding NJCM Mayors Information Bulletin.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 16, 2013, from Rutgers University regarding Nominate Your Raritan Heroes – June 5 Deadline.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 16, 2013, from Courage to Connect NJ regarding Announcing Police and Fire Consolidation Panel.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 17, 2013, from Morris Habitat ReStore regarding Morris Habitat ReStore – Sale Items May 17 to 19.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from Raritan River Collaborative regarding NEWS from the Raritan River Collaborative – May 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Around the State – Weekly Journal of Events.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – June 7 Complimentary Downtown New Jersey Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding LINK CORRECTION!!!  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – June 7 Complimentary Downtown New Jersey Program.  PDF Correspondence

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Letter received May 20, 2013, from the Township of Chester regarding Legal Notice the Chester Township Planning Board to hold public hearing.  PDF Correspondence

  
LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. Email received May 9, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Governor Veto Early Voting Bill.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 9, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Educational Foundation, Inc.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 10, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding REMINDER: Notice Regarding NJLM Fax Advisories.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Legislative Bulletin April 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Eastern Region Community Media Conference Provides Critical Update on FirstNet II.  Free Sustainability Leadership Training.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding FEMA Community Disaster Loans Awards Announced.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 14, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Apellate Court Issues Injunction Staying Seizure of Affordable Housing Trusts.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 14, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Educational Foundation, Inc.  Upcoming Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 14, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Last Notice Regarding NJLM Fax Advisories B. Governor Christie Takes Action on Several Bills C.  Upcoming League Seminar.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 14, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Office suites available for lease at League Headquarters – 222 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding CDC releases final West Nile virus National Surveillance Data for 2012 Jersey Mosquito Season Looms.  PDF Correspondence

 

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding 2013 MidAtlantic Grants conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding The Mini One Day Conference.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding New Jersey Digital Government Summit.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 16, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Assembly Approves 3 Sandy Related Bills.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding COAH, Affordable Housing Trusts Appellate Division Injunction in Place.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding “New Jersey’s Big Stake in Federal Life Science Policies: A Mid-Year Update.”  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJLM Educational Foundation, Inc. II, II.  Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Events – June 2013
  1. Email received May 22, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Property Tax in NJ: A Short and Simple Glimpse Updated II.  New Jersey Digital Government Summit.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 22, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Change in Workers’ Compensation “Burden of Proof” Would Add Local Costs S-1778 Awaits Governor’s Action.  II.  The Mini One Day Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Technical Training for Water Infrastructure Resiliency Announced.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Funding Available.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Christie Administration Announces Clean Communities Grant Awards.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding permit for new source of water supply comprised of Turkey Brook Park Well No. 2.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Legal Notification, Applicant: Mount Olive Township Board of Education and Sandshore Elementary School Property.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release - Tips to Reduce Conflicts with Bears.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – New Online Electronic Filings.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 16, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Superstorm Sandy Relief Funding – Call for Projects.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 17, 2013, from New Jersey Transit regarding Public Meeting Notice – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.  PDF Correspondence

 

 

  1. Letter received May 17, 2013, from Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission regarding Applying to the NJDEP for a countywide Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit 1 and a countywide Flood Hazard Act General Permit 4.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 20, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Morris County YMCA Dam, NJDEP File No 25-67.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 20, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Transportation regarding application requesting funds under the NJ DOT’s Fiscal Year 2013 Municipal Aid Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 21, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Seward House will be considered by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites for nomination to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 23, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Seward House will be considered by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites for nomination to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 23, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP – Presentation of the Raritan River Non-Tidal Water Quality Study.  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received May 13, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

DCA

  1. Email received May 21, 2013, from State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, regarding Proposed Rule Readoptions – DLGS.  PDF Correspondence 

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received May 13, 2013, from Cablevision regarding Cablevision eliminating legacy (grandfather) video packages for some customers in all of New Jersey.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 20, 2013, from Comcast, regarding Comcast Conncections, New Jersey Edition, Spring 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Fax received May 22, 2013, from Comcast, regarding Channel Changes.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 22, 2013, from Cablevision regarding Launch of NTD New York Channel, Phoenix North American Chinese Channel and Phoenix InfoNews Channel a la carte.  PDF Correspondence

President Labow:  Next on the Agenda, Correspondence.  We have 55 pieces of Correspondence.  Anyone have any questions other than Mr. Perkins that already pointed out the bear one?  Anything else?  No, Seeing none.   

Mr. Perkins:  Hey, Boo Boo.

President Labow:  Hey, Boo Boo.  Hang on one second, where’s my paper…

Miss Masser:  All of your cheat sheets are in the very last compartment of your packets, if you are looking for them.

President Labow:  Thank you. 

Miss Masser:  That’s where they are going to be from now on.

 

President Labow:  Good idea.

Mr. Mania:  Good idea.

Mr. Perkins:  I keep shoving mine back in there every time.

Miss Masser:  I know.

President Labow:  She used the larger font for me.

Miss Masser:  I used the larger font for everybody.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mr. Mania:  Thank you.

President Labow:  Thank you very much. 

Miss Masser:  We try to please.

Mr. Perkins:  Now us old folks can read this.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Labow:  Ordinance for Public Hearing, our first Ordinance is…I open the Hearing to the Public on;

Ord.#15-2013 Ordinance Appropriating $15,000 on Reserve in the General Capital Fund for Parks and Trails for Improvements to the Trail System in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey.  PDF Ord.

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

Mr. Roman:  Yes, I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #15-2013.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Any questions from the Public?  Seeing none.  Any questions from the Council?  Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously. 

President Labow:  Ordinance #15-2013 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 Ordinance #16-2013.

Miss Masser:  Excuse me, 16-2013 is going to be continued until June 11th.  The Planning Board hadn’t reviewed and responded yet.

President Labow:  I see.  Are we going to just continue it?

Miss Masser:  We’re just continuing it.

President Labow:  We don’t have to take any action?

Miss Masser:  No.  On the record, to be continued.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Council...Attorney…

President Labow:  Jeff.

Mr. Perkins:  Jeff.  Without opening it to the public, I need to make a statement on it, can I do that?  Or do I have to wait? 

President Labow:  Would it go under Old Busness?

Miss Masser:  Ordinance #16 is on for Public Hearing tonight, but we are going to continue it to the next meeting.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s only a grammatical correction that needs to be made to the Ordinance.  Should I do that now or do I need to wait until it is brought back from the Planning Board and we have it on Public?

President Labow:  Or bring it up under Old Business?  Old Business.

Mr. Perkins:  I’ll just address it directly to the Clerk, Madam President.  That way she can address it over to the Planning Board. 

Miss Masser:  My question is we can have an amendment on the Ordinance in the meantime for Second Reading at the next meeting.  We’ll post it, make available to the Public…

President Labow:  Is that best, Jeff?

Mr. Pasek:  Yes, I think that’s right.

Miss Masser:  Okay.

Mr. Perkins:  Whatever makes more sense? 

President Labow:  You’re going to make the grammatical corrections to the Clerk and we’ll have it amended for the next meeting. 

Miss Masser:  Just send me an email or give it to me now.

President Labow:  There we go.

Miss Masser:  It should just read the Planning Board?  Okay, thank you.

President Labow:  Good point, for the record we do not have a Zoning Board any longer.  We combined our Planning and Zoning to become Land Use Board and that is the correction that needs to be made on the Ordinance.  Thank you very much Mr. Perkins, that’s a good point.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s just a procedural thing, not sure if I could bring that up.

President Labow:  I understand.  Next on the Agenda for First Reading.

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - Second Reading June 14, 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. Roman, would you please move that?

Mr. Roman:  I move that Ordinance #17-2013 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on June 11, 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:  Thank you, any Council discussion?  Seeing none.  Any discussion 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. Staszak

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Grant Application to the Direct Install Program, Energy Efficient Block Grant and Professional Services Agreement with Donnelly Energy Solutions (Pre-Approved Contractor in the Program). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($57,617.72 for Clean Communities Program). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($2,080 for Donation – Givaudan). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($4,000 for the Click It or Ticket Grant). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Return of One EDU Assigned to Block 7704, Lot 38, 8 Johnson Avenue and Reducing Sewer Quarterly User Fees. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Capital Budget Amendment of $15,000 for Trail System Improvement. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Issuance of a Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate Pursuant to Chapter 99 of the Public Laws of 1997. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Tax Collector to Prepare and Mail Estimated Tax Bills in Accordance with PL 1994 Chp. 72. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Modification and Expenditures Related to the 2012 Community Development Grant for Budd Lake Drainage Improvements (Revised). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Appointment of a Special Law Enforcement Officer – Class II for 2013.  PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Relative to the Mount Olive Week Carnival (7/10/13-7/14/13) and Fireworks Scheduled for (7/13/13) and Rain Date (7/14/13). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving the Submission of an Application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for LAIF-Discretionary Funds for the Resurfacing of International Drive South Phase I Project. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Limited Lifting of the Noise Ordinance for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. PDF Res

 

President Labow:  Now we are onto our Resolutions.  We have 13 Consent Resolutions.  Anyone like to have any removed to Non Consent?  Seeing none, Mr. Staszak, would you please move Consent Resolutions one through thirteen?

Mr. Staszak:  Thank you.  I move Consent Resolutions one through thirteen.

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you. 

Mr. Staszak: Take a breath please.

Miss Masser:  That was Mr. Ferrante?

President Labow:  Yes, that was Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Mania:  Yes that was.

President Labow:  He beat Mr. Perkins to the Second.

Mr. Perkins:  It wasn’t Mr. Perkins.  He was waiting on this gentleman down below.

Mr. Staszak:  The one next to me.

President Labow:  That’s funny.

Mr. Perkins:  You’ve got to lay off that decaffeinated coffee.

President Labow:  Any comments, anybody from the public.  Mr. McDonnell?

Mr. Ned McDonnell:  Budd Lake.  Resolution number 10, the Special Law Enforcement Officer, it’s my understanding that there will be no cost to the Township for this, is that correct?

Mr. Roman:  No additional cost.

President Labow:  No additional cost.

Mr. Canning:  The Board of Education, I believe, is…

Mr. McDonnell:The Board of Education is picking up the cost, correct?

Mr. Canning:  Yes.

President Labow:  It’s not an additional person either.  The person is already there.

Mr. McDonnell:  Yes, but for any additional work…I mean, we’re not paying…it’s not going to cost us anything additional, right?

President Labow:  Right.

Mr. McDonnel:  Thanks.

President Labow:  You’re welcome.

Mr. Ferrante:  My understanding was he was willing to take a pay cut to carry his gun. 

Mr. Mania:  Really?  Commendable.

Mr. Ferrante:  That’s a joke.

President Labow:  He’s joking.  That’s how rumors get started. 

Mr. Perkins:  I would just say that Mr. McDonnell, that is costing you something obviously because you are paying your taxes for the school.  There is some cost to you as a taxpayer, but it’s not directly related to the general budget of the Township.

Mr. Mania:  Nothing is for free.

President Labow:  Nothing is for, that’s our mantra, nothing is for free.

Mr. Ferrante:  Except advice.

Mr. Perkins:  That always comes with some caveat to it.

President Labow:  Sometimes that could be a problem.  Any comments from the Council?  Seeing none…

Miss Masser:  Roll Call on the Resolutions.

President Labow:  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

President Labow:  Thank you.  We have no Resolutions for Non Consent this evening.  We have our Consent Motions, Mr. Mania could you move our Bill List please?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

Mr. Mania:  Madam Chairman, I move for the Consent Motion of the Bill List.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Anybody going to second?

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.  7:48:43

President Labow:  Anybody from the public wish to reference anything in the Bill List?  Any Council members?   Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:  Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Canning.

Mr. Canning:  Not a whole lot, our Spring Projects are still moving forward.  The Parade was yesterday, it was excellent weather.  I’m sure many of you will speak more of that.  That is pretty much it.  The monthly reports, I mentioned before, we’ve revised them.  You were getting them usually by mid month now hopefully you’re finding them informative.  If there is something Council wishes to see more of or other areas, let me know.  Other than that we are just moving ahead with the projects.

President Labow:  Excellent.  Any questions for the Administration?  Seeing none. 

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS

President Labow:  New Business?  Mr. Staszak?

Mr. Staszak:  Sean, have we ever thought about having a new resident orientation once a year for people who move in?  Just to let them know what services we provide.  We can talk about our bears, the Police Department, the Fire Department, have everybody there just to…Sanitation, Roads…

President Labow:  Have an Open House? 

Mr. Staszak:  Yes.

President Labow:  And a tour of the Municipal Building.

Mr. Staszak:  Yes, it’s an Open House, but that way they know who to call and they can put a name to a face.

Mr. Canning:  That’s a good idea.  We can look at something like that, some type of…    

Mr. Mania:  That’s a good idea.

Mr. Staszak:  I thought, I remember we were going to put out a pamphlet to send out.

Mr. Perkins:  I thought they were going to do that too from the Chamber.

President Labow:  Just an Open House…

Mr. Canning:  I’m always up for high tech solutions, maybe something with the website being revamped.  We can steer somebody towards, in addition to coming in and meeting some faces, but click here and this is what Mount Olive offers.

Mr. Staszak:  Right.  Each department.

President Labow:  Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman: You know what I envision?  I envision you doing an interactive video where you walk around the Township indicating all the services and all that stuff.

Mr. Perkins:  Click here for…

Mr. Canning:  I’m not photogenic.  We’re not going to get me on that.

Mr. Ferrante:  I’m pretty sure we have a good photo shop department.

President Labow:  I’m pretty sure it could be a good project for MOTV.  They could actually…

Mr. Ferrante:  That’s an excellent idea.

Mr. Perkins:  That’s true, good idea Madam President.

President Labow:   That would be an excellent…

Mr. Staszak:  That is one of the things on our list.  The Police, Fire, and Joe can expand to Recreation.

President Labow:  I think it would be nice to have an Open House once a year, invite the residents in and come and see and bring the kids and that kind of thing.

Mr. Perkins:  That will be three days of office clean up.

President Labow:  I come across a lot of people that they are not really sure where Town Hall is and not really sure what department and many times you’re here you see somebody wandering around.  You should feel welcome. 

Mr. Canning:  The staff here is excellent, they see people in the hallways, it has become a very common place for people, Hi Ma’am, Hi Sir, How are you?  How can I help you?  I see it all the time.

President Labow:  Yes, it’s excellent.  I’m very pleased. I think that is a great idea Mr. Staszak.  We brainstorm, we tweak it a little and I’m sure…

Mr. Perkins:  He wasn’t expecting it to come back to him, but…

Mr. Staszak:  Really.

President Labow:  We’ll have a great event coming in here.

Mr. Staszak:  What can I say, the next time I’ll keep quiet.

President Labow:  Next…no don’t, don’t be quiet.

Mr. Perkins:  You should have known better as an ex police officer.

President Labow:  Any other New Business this evening?  Seeing none.  Legal Matters.

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you Madam President.  There’s one item tonight.  We have been handling a case on behalf of the Township, a landmark case, Sorrano verses Jallad.  That case has just settled.  This was a case involving the property known as the General Store at 134 Flanders-Drakestown Road in Flanders, owned by the Jallad’s.  The

Sorrano’s, who owned property at 136 Flanders-Drakestown Road filed suit against the Jallad’s, also naming the Township and the Planning Board as Defendants.  We defended the case on behalf of the Township and while I can’t say too much about the terms of the settlement because they are still being worked on, I can advise that the settlement does not involve the Township having to do anything or pay anything.

President Labow:  Excellent.

Mr. Mania:  That’s a blessing.

President Labow:  Can you say if the building stays or goes?
 
Mr. Perkins:  Hallelujah.

Mr. Pasek:  I can’t say anything on that at this point.

President Labow:  You can’t say anything. Very good, I understand.  Council Repots, Mr. Ferrante, could you go through yours?

COUNCIL REPORTS

Environmental Committee – none
Lake Issues - none
Library Board Liaison - none

Mr. Ferrante:  I have nothing.     

President Labow:  Nothing.  

Mr. Ferrante:  Yes.

President Labow:  Alrighty, Mr. Mania.

Planning Board Report

Mr. Mania:  I understand that Thursday night there was a marathon meeting for Siemens, which started at 7 p.m. and ending at 12:15 in the morning and it was approved. 

President Labow:  Oh, good, excellent.

Mr. Mania:  There were a lot of residents there from Flanders Crossing concerned about the buffering.  I certainly couldn’t attend because it’s a D Variance and I’m not allowed. 

Mr. Staszak:  12:15?

Mr. Mania: Pardon?

Mr. Staszak:  12:15?

President Labow:  That used to be the normal time, we haven’t seen that for a long time.

Mr. Mania:  12:15, that’s right.  Mr. McDonnell can attest to that.  How many Planning Board meetings did we have until midnight? 

Mr. McDonnell:  Innumerable.

Mr. Mania:  You were there every time.

Mr. McDonnell:  Everytime.

Mr. Perkins:  The Crown Tower was the best.

 
President Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  We were there forever on those.

Mr. Mania:  The Crown Towers, I had 18 meetings. 

Senior Citizen Liaison – none

President Labow:  Mr. Mania, anything for the Senior Citizen Report?

Mr. Mania:  Nothing.

President Labow:    Are they coming up for the June…

Mr. Mania:  We are looking for the Bocce Ball thing.  We have to make a date.

President Labow:  The Key Club from the High School usually does the Senior Prom.  They did that already or they are doing that soon.

Mr. Perkins:  It should be coming up soon.

President Labow:  It should be coming up soon.  That’s when the High School Key Club students does a prom for the Seniors at the Senior Citizen Center.  It’s really a great event.  Next, Mr. Nicastro is not here this evening, but I do wonder …does he have the Lake?  Mr. Ferrante, did you have a Lake cleanup last Saturday?

Open Space Committee Report - none
Safety Committee Liaison - none

Mr. Ferrante:  Yes, we did and it was quite a large turnout.  They had the Scouts come.

President Labow:  Oh, good.

Mr. Ferrante:  They did an awful lot.

President Labow:  Wow.  That’s great.  And we have Mr. Perkins?

Board of Health Report - none
Legislative Committee Report - none
Economic Development Committee Report - none

Mr. Perkins:  Nothing to report Madam President.

President Labow:  Mr. Roman?

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

Mr. Roman:  Seeing as how I have just come back to this time zone a couple of days ago, I have nothing to report. 

TNR Program

President Labow:  For TNR, I have nothing to report this evening.  I now open…

Mr. Mania:  How about Mr. Staszak, MOTV?

MOTV Committee Liaison

Mr. Staszak:  Hey, quiet.

Mr. Perkins:  I think he is already over…

President Labow:  I just moved right past you, I’m so sorry.  We’re going to have to give you a neon light.

Mr. Mania:  You’re name doesn’t stand out.

Mr. Perkins:  You’ve got to put spaces in between the lines.

President Labow:  We were talking about MOTV before and I missed it.  I had an intellectual interlude, instead of a senior moment. 

Mr. Staszak:  MOTV, we‘re moving forward.  Most of the things we talked about a couple of minutes ago we’ve already discussed at our meetings about bringing different Departments in to do a little video for MOTV.  We have reached out to the sports organizations and to date one of them has responded back and we’re going to give them another shot just to remind them that MOTV is available to their organization.  That they can televise whatever highlighted games and I believe our next meeting is sometime in the beginning of July. 

President Labow:  I would like to make a special request that if they could, if you have something else you want to videotape, the trails would be great too.  Especially in the Fall when the trees start to change colors. 

Mr. Staszak:  With that we can include interactive GPS that Mr. Canning is going to provide us.  We can do that.

President Labow:  That will be great to let people know where they are and how you get to them.  That would be really cool, just an idea.  I’ve got lots of them, just not enough time to implement them all.  I am opening the meeting to the Public Portion.  Mr. McDonnell.  I apologize, Mr. Staszak for…you know what it is, Mr. Mania keeps blocking, I can’t see the...

Mr. Mania:  Oh my God.

President Labow:  He leans forward and I can’t see that you are…

Mr. Mania:  Typical of a woman to blame a man for something she did.

Mr. Staszak:  I’m not even going to go there.

PUBLIC PORTION

Ned McDonnell:  Budd Lake.

President Labow:  We’re batting 100 tonight.

Mr. McDonnell:  Driving around the town I see…

President Labow:  Can we have your name and address...

Mr. Roman:  He did.

Miss Masser:  He did, everyone was talking.

President Labow:  Sorry.

 Mr. McDonnell:  Driving around the town I see out in front of a lot of houses, the old TV’s sitting there for a long time.  I had an experience myself, I put a TV out to the curb for a pickup and when the trash men came around I asked them will they be picking them up.  Apparently I got bad advice they said there would be another truck coming around to pick them up.  Well, that wasn’t true, so I just took the TV over to the recycling center.  There are a lot of them around and other times I see other pieces of discarded equipment that just seems to never get picked up.  Could it be something like, just a little information sticker that the trash people could slap on the silly thing saying we don’t pick this up?

President Labow:  They usually do, and apparently they haven’t been doing it so maybe Mr. Canning could do a follow up for us because I have seen where they actually have a sticker and put it right on the item and it says you need to..

Mr. McDonnell:  I see these TV’s and they are there week after week after week.  I don’t see any stickers on them or anything.  I think just an education to tell the public we’re not going to pick it up, take it up to the Recycling or whatever.

President Labow:  Exactly.  Actually, the one time, a couple of years ago, I had a tire out to the road and I thought that they would pick it up on clean up and they didn’t and they put a sticker and it actually said I had to remove it from the edge of the road or I was going to get a fine.  Maybe they ran out of stickers. 

Mr. Canning:  I’ll find out from Mr. Quinn why they are not doing that.  We do not pick them up curbside, we take them up here anytime, right at the yard.  They should be putting stickers notifying the residents that they are not coming to get it.

President Labow:  Exactly.  If they are there week after week, that’s the only way to let them know…they are going to get busted up and wind up in the road and end up in peoples tires.  Good point.

Mr. McDonnell:  Okay, just one little point.  Thanks.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Seeing no one else from the public this evening.  I close the meeting to the public portion.  We are up to Council Comments.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Labow:  Mr. Ferrante?

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you Madam President.  Just briefly, there was a wonderful parade and ceremony at Turkey Brook Park.  I had the honor, along with the Mayor of unveiling the spot for where the 9/11 Memorial will inevitably be located.  It was an excellent day, nice turnout.  Three wonderful young children…young adults, who did their essays, actually read their essays yesterday, which was wonderful.  It’s an inspirational day and as I said, as a Veteran, its one thing during the blowing of taps, you can remember and you can mourn a little bit and the rest of the day you should spend with your family.  You should be playing baseball and doing all of those other things which somehow try to tell people they shouldn’t do on Memorial Day.  But as I know as a Veteran, I fought for us to be able to always do that.  I can’t speak for all the ones that are no longer with us, but I can tell you that I’m sure that there wasn’t a one of them that expected the American public to sit there and mourn all day long over their loss, but actually more to get out there and to enjoy the same things they were enjoying prior to be called into war.  I will leave it at that.  I would just like to remind everybody that the month is almost over, May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.  As one who is infected with the Hepatitis C virus, I can tell you that the CBC has recommended that all of us who were born between 1945 and 1965, that you should be screened, you should be tested for the Hep C virus.  Our generation is the one that seems to come down with this disease the most and actually two thirds of the people who do contract Hepatitis C are Veterans.  Most of us who have served in the Vietnam era conflict, I can tell you that the disease can lay dormant for 15 to 20 years and you will never even know you have it until it finally starts to infect your liver and it effects your liver and it turns cirrhotic and then leads to liver cancer and inevitably you could have a liver transplant, where go eight years ago.  Again, just reminding everybody, May is test month, if you haven’t been tested, please ask your doctor to run the antigen test, the antibody and get yourself screened for Hepatitis C and goodness, if you have to, look to get the medication.  Thank you Madam President.

President Labow:  Thank you Mr. Perkins.  Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak?

Mr. Staszak:  The parade was excellent yesterday.  The day was excellent.  I was impressed by the turnout along the way and the flags were a nice touch.  I truly enjoyed it.

President Labow:  Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania:  Sorry I missed it, I was up in the Adirondacks.  I just want to share with you that next month, I’m the Grand Knight at the Knights of Columbus and we’re going to have a barbeque for the Veterans at Lyons Hospital.  They look forward this, I mean the food that they get is unbelievable, how this country can treat our Veterans, it’s very sad.  I’m very happy to be part of this group to go do this barbeque.

 

President Labow:  Thank you.  Yesterday was our first Memorial Day in my family without my nephew, Jason, who was 12 years in the Army, Sniper, spent a year in Iraq, came home and was honorably discharged with PTSD.  It was a little rough yesterday, it was really rough for me yesterday morning,  but I will say Mr. Perkins, while in the morning it was rough for all of us but as the day went on and we got together at my sisters, we reminisced about all the fun we had on Memorial Days in the past and the things that Jason would do.  We ended up having a very wonderful day, but it was a very emotional rough start and I guess being the first one.  What Mr. Mania said, what really drives me crazy is PTSD is a real problem, it’s a real issue…

Mr. Mania:  That’s what we cook for.

President Labow:  It’s not all the wounds kill when they are in active service.  A lot of the wounds start to eat you up and tear you apart afterwards and because…I’m not a soldier, but just judging from talking with soldiers and knowing my nephew, it’s very hard to admit when there is an issue that is not something that is outside, physical, it’s inside and we really have to work harder on helping all of our military and not only that, our first responders, our police officers, they also come across very disturbing events that stay with you, so I just wish somehow, someway and I’m glad your group does a fundraiser for that, that’s excellent.  We also have Wounded Warriors which takes care of not only our military, but all of our Emergency Volunteers.  With that, I would like to have a motion to Adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:04 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 June 11, 2013.


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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

 

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