TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
- November 1, 2011
The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:02 pm by Council President Tobey.
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.
Present: Mr. Perkins, Mr. Tobey, Mr. Greenbaum, Mr. Mania, Mr. Roman, Mr. Walsh, Mrs. Labow
Also Present: Mayor David Scapicchio, Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; William Sohl, Business Administrator; John Dorsey, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
President Tobey: We have Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meetings. No?
Mrs. Lashway: No.
President Tobey: We are going to bypass that this evening. We have 35 pieces of Correspondence. Any
discussion at this time? Mr. Roman.
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS
- E-mail received October 20, 2011, from NJ Future regarding Christie Releases New State Strategic Plan. PDF Correspondence.
- E-mail received October 20, 2011, from Center for Executive Leadership in Government, Rutgers University regarding Leadership Certificate Series. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 24, 2011, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Announcements, Updates and Reminders. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 27, 2011, from Executive MPA and Upcoming Seminars. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received October 28, 2011, from the Mount Olive Township Public Library regarding donation. PDF Correspondence
RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCE / CORRESPONDENCE FROM OTHER TOWNS
- Resolution received October 19, 2011, from the Township of Roxbury regarding Amending the OPRA Law. PDF Correspondence
- Ordinance received October 24, 2011, from the Township of Chester regarding Land Use. PDF Correspondence
LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES
- E-mail received October 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Important Conference Sessions Technological Possibilities and Opportunities. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 14, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Resolution Supporting S-3062 Telecommunications – Cable TV Deregulation and From Time to Time – A Quarterly Report. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 17, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Two Upcoming League Seminars. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 17, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding First 2011-2012 CDC Flu News Report and mayor's Wellness Campaign. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 18, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Hurricane Irene Update and IRS Educational Webinar on Healthcare Coverage Reporting. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Affordable Housing, Appellate Division Rulings and Support H.R. 674 S-1726. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 20, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM – Important Conference Sessions Ethics Issues. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Content on DLGS Website, League Position on Internet Sales and New State Plan. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 21, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Guidance Issued on the NJ First Act. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 24, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding State Health Benefits Open Enrollment – New Plans Available. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 25, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New AOC Rules Regarding Municipal Administrator Vacancies. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding S-3078 Blue Acres Funding for Flood Prone Properties. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 26, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar – Best Practices and 2012 Recreational Trails Program. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 27, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJ State Data Center. PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 28, 2011, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Federal Health Care Reform & NJ Municipalities. PDF Correspondence
DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS / MUSCONETCONG RIVER MGMT PLAN
- E-mail received October 17, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Final Surface Water Renewal Permit Action. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received October 19, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Goldmine Partners, LLC Block 4500, Lot 3 (174 Goldmine Road). PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 24, 2011, from Paul Licitra on behalf of the Department of Transportation regarding a Traffic Advisory. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received October 26, 2011, from Careaga Engineering, Inc. regarding Application for a Fresh Water Wetlands General Permit for Chung Septic Repair. PDF Correspondence
27. Receptor Evaluation Form received October 27, 2011, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Budd Lake General Store, 207 Route 46. PDF Correspondence
- Freshwater Wetlands Application Checklist received October 27, 2011, from Satyendra Chaudhari regarding BL 5201 Lot 5 (54 Corey Road.) PDF Correspondence
- E-mail received October 14, 2011, from the County of Morris regarding 20,000 Acres of land Preserved – Reminder. PDF Correspondence
- Minutes received via E-mail from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the September 15, 2011 meeting. PDF Correspondence
- Local Finance Noticed received October 21, 2011, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding the “New Jersey First Act” – Residency Requirements for Public Employees. PDF Correspondence
- Tort Claim received October 27, 2011, from Kathleen Griffin regarding a September 5, 2011 Incident. PDF Correspondence
- Fax received October 17, 2011, from Comcast regarding Cable Changes. PDF Correspondence
- Fax received October 24, 2011, from Comcast regarding HD Complete XF Triple Play Bundle. PDF Correspondence
- Letter received October 24, 2011, from Cablevision regarding Channel Launches Effective October 25, 2011. PDF Correspondence
Mr. Roman: Item Number 32. I think I recall a discussion regarding the redacting of people's social security numbers and anybody can link on to this person's claim and at the last page be able to see her social security number and address.
Mrs. Lashway: I discovered that today and we couldn't access the internet to take it back down. Every other place we did redact it but there was one spot that was missed.
President Tobey: That will be done when…
Mrs. Lashway: As soon as we can get on the internet.
Mr. Roman: This would have been something I would have preferred to email but obviously with the email being down, thank you very much.
President Tobey: Any other discussion on Correspondence? Seeing none, we have Ordinances for First Reading. Second Reading is on November 22nd.
ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEAR ING - None
OPTIONAL PUBLIC PORTION
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (2 nd reading – November 22, 2011)
President Tobey: The next item on the Agenda is:
Ord. #33-2011 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 $802,966 Therefore and Authorizing the Issuance of $762,816 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.
President Tobey: Mrs. Labow, would you be so kind?
Mrs. Labow: Thank you Mr. President. I move that Ord. #33-2011 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on November 22, 2011at 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. Greenbaum: Second.
President Tobey: Thank you. It's been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Does anyone
from the Public wish to be heard on this ordinance? 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.
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Transfer of Funds for the Purchase of West King Estates. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Assignment of Interest for the Purchase of Block 8000 Lot 8. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive providing for the Cancellation of an Emergency Appropriation Not Need for the Purpose for Which it was Authorized. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Canceling a Balance of Unspent funds in Connection with the Remediation and Control of the Weeds in Budd Lake. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Extending a Professional Services Agreement with Coldwell Banker in Connection with the Auction of Charters Farm, Block 8300 Lots 3 & 4 and Block 900 Lot 1. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 2011 Budget Appropriations for the Sanitation District. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive providing for the Transfer of 2011 Budget Appropriations for the Current Fund Budget. PDF Resolution
- Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Revising the Policy for Waiver of Employee Insurance Coverage Under the State Health Benefits Program. PDF Resolution
PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS
COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS
President Tobey: We are up to Consent Resolutions. Does anyone wish to move any to Non-Consent? Seeing none, Mr. Mania would you be so kind.
Mr. Mania: Mr. President, I move the approval of the Consent Resolutions one through eight.
Mr. Perkins: Second.
President Tobey: It's been moved and seconded. Does anyone from the Public wish to be heard? Seeing none, Roll Call please.
ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Tobey voted No on Resolution number seven
President Tobey: We are up to Consent Motions. Mr. Perkins, would you kindly move numbers one and two as presented?
Approval of an Application to Amend Raffle License #2319 for St. Judes RC Church and Raffle Application #2423 and Bingo Application #2424 for the Budd Lake Vol. Fire Co. #1.
Bill List. PDF Bil l List
Mr. Perkins: Yes, I move for adoption of the Consent Motions.
Mr. Greenbaum: Second.
President Tobey: Thank you. It's been moved and seconded. Does anyone from the Public have any questions regarding the Bill List? Roll Call please.
Mrs. Lashway: I have one correction on the amendment to Raffle Application, it should be 2419.
Mr. Mania: Twenty-four nineteen?
Mrs. Lashway: Yes.
Mr. Greenbaum: Well then I'm going to vote no.
ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously
President Tobey: Administrative Reports, Mr. Sohl?
Mr. Sohl: Nothing to report right now other than we hope to have the phones back if not tonight by tomorrow.
President Tobey: Any Old Business? Mr. Perkins?
Mr. Perkins: No.
President Tobey: Sorry. Any New Business? Mr. Roman.
Mr. Roman: Sherry, whenever we, at your earliest convenience, I was wondering if we can get an update as to what this early or late storm, or however you want to perceive it, has impacted our current financial status and as to whether it is impacting overtime.
Mrs. Maniscalco: I can tell you right now. I have all of the information.
Mr. Roman: Yes please.
Mrs. Maniscalco: The overtime costs for this storm were $20,000.00. We had enough material on hand so that wasn't an issue. I spoke to Tim about what we have left and he said we have enough for four sandings. So that could be two storms, that could be four storms obviously depending upon the storm. We had about $60,000.00 in our Snow Trust. Before the $20,000.00 we spent on overtime today so we have $40,000.00 left for the rest of the year.
Mr. Roman: Do you think that we are in, proceeding in a precarious situation financially?
Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes. Yes, we are very tight. I actually totaled up all of the departmental budgets today and there is only $30,000.00 left from all the departments for the rest of the year to cover emergencies etc. As I've said before, it is the tightest budget year that I have seen and yes, if we have any other large emergencies, it's going to be an issue.
Mayor Scapicchio: I would recommend everyone go to Church and pray.
Mr. Greenbaum: It hasn't worked so far.
Mayor Scapicchio: You don't go.
Mr. Greenbaum: I pray at home.
President Tobey: Any other New Business? Mrs. Labow.
Mrs. Labow: I have a question for Bill or anybody who can maybe answer it. Just out of curiosity, over at Staples by Sam's Club there's those great big trucks parked there, the chipper trucks. Are they, is that like a permanent, are they renting those…
Mr. Sohl: I have no idea.
Mrs. Labow: Anybody…
Mr. Sohl: What is the question?
Mrs. Labow: Every time I go over there I see there's about 10 trucks parked there and I was just wondering…
Mayor Scapicchio: Whose trucks are they?
Mr. Greenbaum: They are probably related to JCP&L. They are probably a private contractor that's come in and they are stationed over there and you know what? It's for the benefit of Mount Olive to allow them.
Mrs. Labow: Yeah, I just wondering if it was a permanent thing or if it's a project that they are doing.
Mr. Sohl: I doubt it.
Mr. Greenbaum: No, no, no. What happens is that they station the trucks based upon where they are going be working on any particular day. They work in convoys so it's not a permanent thing. What is really, I'm sure…
Mrs. Labow: While they're doing a job.
Mr. Greenbaum: You know most of Morris County got rocked by this last storm.
Mrs. Labow: This has been for weeks now. This is not just this weekend. This has been for about three weeks now they've been there.
Mr. Greenbaum: They probably were working on prior storms.
Mrs. Labow: Yeah, that's what I wondering if…
Mr. Greenbaum: If it continues to be a problem after all of the work has been completed, then we can…
Mrs. Labow: I don't know that it is a problem. I thought, that's a really good use of parking lot space to offset their costs but I was just wondering why they were.
President Tobey: Mayor?
Mayor Scapicchio: I can't address why Colleen's questioning the parking of private trucks on private property but I can tell you this that both Bill and I have daily contact with JCP&L. Today JCP&L had offered to me any chipping trucks or tree surgeons that we needed but they could not provide those without the linemen to take care of the wires as the trees were being disconnected. There are certain areas of Town that have been moved up the priority list. We anticipate that by Friday everybody should be back on power. This afternoon we lost the generator over at the Cloverhill Plant. That's been moved up on the priority list. It's my understanding that the DPW or the Sewer Department had five or six hours to get this generator back up and running and they did that. They changed the water pump so we're safe. That thing went down and we couldn't fire it up. They had a backup generator prepared to be delivered here. The rental cost was about $12,000.00 a week, Bill, and besides the fact that Cloverhill, Sutton Park and Flanders Crossing has no power, it would have been a complete nightmare and a disaster.
Mr. Greenbaum: I also understand from a conversation with JCP&L that they are working in Roxbury right now along Hillside Avenue which leads into the Flanders area so I expect we are likely to see some improvement down in Flanders in the next 24 hours.
President Tobey: Beautiful. Any other New Business? Any Legal Matters Mr. Dorsey?
Mr. Dorsey: None
President Tobey: Any Council Reports?
Board of Health Report – R. Perkins
Planning Board Report – J. Mania
Mr. Mania: Just one. We probably had the shortest Planning Board meeting in history on Friday morning. It lasted 48 seconds and it was nice to be able to help a resident out whose septic system partially was on the neighbor's property and she was trying to sell the house and we were able to deal with it Friday morning at a
Special Meeting and she was able to sell their house.
President Tobey: Thank you. Mr. Roman
Recreation Liaison Report – A. Roman
Mr. Roman: I just wanted to keep this Board appraised that the Mount Olive Softball Association will be approaching the Recreation Advisory Committee tomorrow evening to request that we amend an ordinance to allow them to put advertising signs on the Dan Jordan baseball and softball fields. So there will be a recommendation shortly coming out of the Rec Advisory Committee for that and we probably should be able to address that subsequently to that.
Open Space Committee Report – C. Labow
Legislative Committee Report – P. Walsh
Pride Committee Report – C. Labow
Board of Education Liaison Report – A. Roman
Lake/Environment Issues Committee – R. Perkins
Safety Committee Liaison – R. Perkins
Economic Development Committee Report – P. Walsh
Library Board Liaison – R. Greenbaum
Senior Citizen Liaison – J. Mania
Community Development Revenue Sharing – R. Perkins
President Tobey: Thank you. Any other Council Reports? Seeing none, we are up to our second Public Portion. Does anyone from the Public wish to be heard? Seeing none, any Council Comments? I'll accept a motion to adjourn.
Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm.
Phil Tobey, 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 November 22, 2011.
Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk