The Special Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:31 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.

President Greenbaum: Just on a side note, I had the opportunity to be down in Washington, D.C. over Veterans Day weekend. It was very touching to be at the Vietnam War Memorial and to see all of the Vets there partaking in the activities, and remembering those who had fallen for protecting our way of life. Lisa, can you please read the Open Public Meetings Act Announcement?

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 (7:33pm)
Mr. Tobey, Mr. Greenbaum

Absent: None

Also Present: David Scapicchio, Mayor; William Sohl, Business Administrator;
John Dorsey, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Sherry Jenkins, CFO

President Greenbaum: Let the record reflect that Mr. Tepper called and he is stuck in traffic, and hopefully will be here shortly. This evening we are going to start the meeting with an executive session to discuss Open Space Negotiations. It will be very brief. We’ll take it in the Council Conference Room. Mr. Perkins, can you move us into executive session please?

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, according to Sections 7 & 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, I make a motion that we move into executive session for the reason of Open Space Negotiations.

President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: It’s been moved and seconded. All in favor?

AYE

Executive Session - Open Space Negotiations

President Greenbaum: Okay, can I have a motion to move out of executive session?

Mr. Rattner: So moved.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: All in favor?

AYE

Questions on Bill List?

President Greenbaum: We’re out of executive session and we’re back into our Township Council Special Public Meeting. The next item on the Agenda are questions on the Bill List for this evening. Has everyone had an opportunity to review the Bill List and get questions to the Administration? Okay, Mr. Russell, did you have anything this evening on the Bill List? Okay, why don’t you raise them so that Sherry can have an opportunity to… Ned, I don’t know if you have anything also? Then let’s start with Mr. Russell. Just identify the question so that if possible, Sherry can get you the answers before the end of the meeting.

Nelson Russell, Budd Lake: On page six, these are just questions, $14,000 transfer fourth quarter interest Mount Olive Township. We’re transferring the interest from…?

Ms. Jenkins: We’re transferring the interest that, our portion of the interest that’s earned on the Developer Escrow Accounts over to our operating budget.

Mr. Russell: Okay, the Developer doesn’t get any of that interest, right?

Ms. Jenkins: The developer gets two-thirds and we are able to keep a third.

Mr. Russell: Okay, on page 16 I see three charges of $13.20 for fire hydrant rental. Why are we renting fire hydrants?

President Greenbaum: Mr. Perkins, you can answer that, correct?

Mr. Perkins: Of course I can.

President Greenbaum: Go ahead, give Mr. Russell the answer to it.

Mr. Perkins: Mr. Russell, the private utilities that run and have franchises, Hackettstown, American Water, have in their approved tariffs public fire hydrant rental fees. The municipalities are charged that fee and that is also that fee as well as rates that are paid by the average rate payer through those systems become what’s turned back at the end of the year in gross receipts and franchise taxes. So there is a fee that is accepted. We literally rent public fire hydrants.

Mr. Russell: Okay, and these are paid out of our general fund.

Mr. Perkins: Yes they are.

Mr. Russell: So people who don’t have fire hydrants are still paying for fire hydrants.

Mr. Perkins: Yes you are.

Mr. Perkins: The theory being…

Mr. Russell: Is there some way around renting fire hydrants?

Mr. Perkins: Excuse me?

Mr. Russell: Is there some way around renting fire hydrants to pay for the water as it’s used?

Mr. Perkins: The only way that they could do that, Nelson, is if they actually put water meters on every single fire hydrant. Then in the event of a fire then they would hook up and you would know exactly how much water you would use, and then they would have to have a tariff proof rate to be able to charge for that.

Mr. Russell: Okay.

Mr. Perkins: So all of our tankers that are out right now that fill up, if they fill up off that public hydrant to fight a fire at your house or mine because we don’t have public water supply, that’s part of the benefit. So it’s an overall benefit to the Township right now.

Mr. Russell: Okay.

Mr. Perkins: If the entire Township, let’s say, were to be sold off and all of our systems were to become private, then one could argue that yes, those private fire hydrant charges could be assessed directly to those people there. There was something in 1992 I believe it was, it was called the Kelly Law which private utilities had to go together with the municipality to have the municipality accept the public fire hydrant charge. So that’s kind of where we’re stuck with it.

President Greenbaum: I suggest that if you really have an interest though, you can discuss this at length with Mr. Perkins who seems to have an expertise with respect to…

Mr. Russell: He seems well informed on the topic.

President Greenbaum: Yes he is.

Mr. Perkins: It’s not something I’m happy about, Nelson. I can tell you that though.

Mr. Russell: Well then I will skip ahead to one other related item. On page 38 we’ve got some de minimis charges for food while flushing hydrants. Why are we buying food for the hydrant flushers?

President Greenbaum: Sherry, do you know the answer to that?

Ms. Jenkins: Tim’s coming up.

President Greenbaum: Okay.

Mr. Russell: I know we do it for snow plowers.

President Greenbaum: Was it done on weekends?

Tim Quinn, DPW Director: We flush hydrants twice a year and we do it in the overnight hours to cause less disruption to the residential properties that are on the Township water.

Mr. Russell: Okay, so this is in addition to their normal lunch hour, that type of thing?

Mr. Quinn: Yes, this would be that they work their daily hours and then they would work through the night to flush out the hydrants. So on the overtime basis they are entitled to food through the Township.

Mr. Russell: Okay, thank you.

President Greenbaum: Thank you.

Mr. Russell: And one last question, on page 27 I’m seeing $113,000 and change for a Crown Victoria. I’m assuming that’s more than one. Those are Police vehicles?

Ms. Jenkins: Yes.

President Greenbaum: It’s really nicely equipped though. The Mayor’s driving it.

Mr. Rattner: If it was Parsippany you wouldn’t be laughing.

Mayor Scapicchio: Unmarked.

President Greenbaum: Ned, did you have… By the way, as Ned’s coming up we do appreciate, at least I appreciate the effort that both you and Ned put in in terms of going through the Bill List. An extra set of eyes going through the Bill List is always extremely helpful. I really sincerely mean that, that I appreciate the fact that you question charges that may have slipped by us or that we understand, or have seen so many times that we don’t even question them anymore.

Mr. McDonnell: Thank you. Nelson raised one question I had, sort of. I’ve only got one other item, on page 10 the second item down, airfare for roundtrip ticket. I just wondered what that is all about.

Ms. Jenkins: I will look that up for you. I know it was something that the Police attended but I’ll check the P.O. for you.

Mr. McDonnell: Okay, the reason I was curious, I was wondering why we would be sending someone out of state for something. I assume it’s out of state.

Ms. Jenkins: Yes, I will check for you.

Mr. McDonnell: Thank you.

Ms. Jenkins: Sure.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Greenbaum: Thank you very much. Okay, we’re going to move on with Ordinances for Public Hearing. The first is entitled:

Ord. #43-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend and Supplement Chapter 102, Article I, of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive. (amend - public hearing on November 20, 2007 adopt)

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone here this evening who wants to be heard on Ord. #43-2007? Seeing none, I close it to the public and ask Mr. Tepper to please move that for approval.

Mr. Tepper: Yes, Mr. President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #43-2007.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Is there any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: Ord. #43-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor, and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. The last ordinance for Public Hearing this evening is entitled:


Ord. #44-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Regulating the Application of Fertilizer. – (amended - new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007)

President Greenbaum: Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard on this ordinance? Seeing none, I close it to the public and ask Mr. Buell to please move this for approval.

Mr. Buell: Thank you, Mr. President, I move Ord. #44-2007 for final passage.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: Wait, my fault. It was amended?

Mrs. Lashway: It was amended substantially.

President Greenbaum: Okay, so we’re going to have a motion then to… It was amended, we’re going to reintroduce.

Mrs. Lashway: Yes.

President Greenbaum: So we don’t need to take any action on that at all because of substantial modification, and we’re going to have another Public Hearing on it on December 11th. I apologize. The next ordinance for public hearing…

Mrs. Labow: Mr. Greenbaum?

President Greenbaum: I’m sorry, Ord. #45-2007 is the same. It is also amended and that’s the Theresa Drive.

Mrs. Lashway: It should be read as first reading with the new public hearing date.

President Greenbaum: We’re going to do it for all of these?

Mrs. Labow: That’s what I was just going to ask you.

Mrs. Lashway: All three of them.

President Greenbaum: Okay, so they’re in the wrong place then.

Mrs. Lashway: Well, they were scheduled for a public hearing for tonight.

President Greenbaum: Okay, so we’re going to move them down into first reading. So we only have one other ordinance this evening for public hearing. Did you hear that? Anyone who is here for Theresa Drive it’s going to be re-listed. We’re going to hear it tonight for first reading, re-advertise, and put it back on for December 11th.

Ord. #45-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for Restrictions as to No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping on Theresa Drive. (amended – new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007)

Ord. #46-2007 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Rescind Chapter 63, “Sale of Property” Article I “Open Space Trust” of the Mount Olive Township Code. (amended – new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007))

President Greenbaum: Ord. #47-2008 is on for public hearing tonight, entitled:

Ord. #47-2007 Bond Ordinance Providing for the Acquisition of Various Vehicles in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $122,977 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $116,830 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof.

President Greenbaum: This will require super majority as it is a bond ordinance. Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard on this particular ordinance? Seeing none, I close it to the public and ask Mr. Perkins to please move this for approval.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #47-2007.

Mrs. Rattner: Second.

President Greenbaum: Is there any Council comment this evening? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception Mr. Tobey and Mrs. Labow voted no

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – (Public Hearing December 11, 2007)

President Greenbaum: Ord. #47-2007 has passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor, and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. We’re into ordinances for first reading this evening. The first ordinance is entitled:

Ord. #44-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Regulating the Application of Fertilizer. – (amended - new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007)

President Greenbaum: Mr. Buell, can you move that for first reading? Second public hearing to be December 11, 2007.

Mr. Buell: I move that Ord. #44-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 11th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mr. Rattner: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception Mr. Tepper and Mr. Greenbaum voted no

Ord. #45-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for Restrictions as to No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping on Theresa Drive. (amended – new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007)

President Greenbaum: Mr. Tobey, can you move that please?

Mr. Tobey: Yes, I move that Ord. #45-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 11th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Mr. Rattner.

Mr. Rattner: Since I see people here tonight wondering what happened, I think the change, the substantial change was that we added a line, “except for local delivery.” I believe that’s true. That was the result of some of the comments not just here but e-mails that we receive. What happens if our gardener comes? What happens Mr. Rattner (cont’d): if UPS, or we’re getting a delivery of something, if it says no stopping, no standing or anything else. So, it’s considered a substantial change when we say, “except for local delivery.” That’s why it’s being put off because now we have to give people an opportunity to see the revised wording.

Mr. Dorsey: Take a roll call.

President Greenbaum: I will. Any other comments?

Mr. Dorsey: I’m sorry.

President Greenbaum: Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception Mr. Tepper and Mr. Perkins voted no

President Greenbaum: The next ordinance for first reading is entitled:

Ord. #46-2007 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Rescind Chapter 63, “Sale of Property” Article I “Open Space Trust” of the Mount Olive Township Code. (amended – new public hearing date Dec. 11, 2007)

President Greenbaum: Mrs. Labow, can you move that please?

Mrs. Labow: Yes, thank you Mr. President. I move that Ord. #46-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 11th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mr. Buell: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any discussion?

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: The next ordinance for first reading is entitled:

Ord. #48-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend Chapter 106, “Dogs and Other Animals” of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive.

President Greenbaum: Mr. Rattner, can you please move that for first reading?

Mr. Rattner: Thank you Mr. President, I move that Ord. #48-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 11th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mr. Buell: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: The next ordinance for first reading is entitled:

Ord. #49-2007 Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Acquisition of the Baum Property, Block 5300 Lot 8.01, Block 5201 Lot 10 and Block 5202 Lot 11.

President Greenbaum: Mr. Tepper, can you move that please?

Mr. Rattner: Yes, Mr. President, I move that Ord. #49-2007 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 11th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said
Mr. Rattner (cont’d): ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mrs. Labow: Second. Yes, I did it. I was just practicing before.

President Greenbaum: Well you didn’t do a very good job.

Mrs. Labow: Bummer.

President Greenbaum: Okay, any Council discussion? 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

1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 2007
Budget Appropriations for the Recreation Utility Fund.

2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 2007
Budget Appropriations for the Water Utility Budget.

3. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 2007
Budget Appropriations for the Current Fund Budget.

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Omission from Tax Sale Certain Properties.

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Remaining Tax Balances on Block 4400, Lot 51, Qual C0001.

6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Funds for the Acquisition of the Budd Lake Public Access Properties.

7. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Funds for the Acquisition of the Baum Property, Block 5300 Lot 8.01, Block 5201 Lot 10 and Block 5202 Lot 11.

8. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Agreement with CMX Engineering to Conduct a Sanitary Sewer Service Feasibility Study for Old Flanders.

9. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Extension of Time to Rachel Manor Properties, LLC Within Which to Complete Improvements.

President Greenbaum: Does any Council member wish to have any of the nine resolutions removed and put on Non Consent? Yes?

Mr. Rattner: I just had a couple of questions but I’ve already talked to the CFO and she’s going to get me the information later. So I have nothing to discuss at this time.

President Greenbaum: Okay, does anyone wish to have any of the resolutions removed at this point in time? Seeing none, Mr. Buell, do you want to move the Consent Resolutions Agenda please?

Mr. Buell: I move Consent Resolutions one through nine.

President Greenbaum: Is there a second?

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: It’s been moved and seconded. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard on any of the resolutions on the Consent Resolutions Agenda this evening? Seeing none, I close it to the public. Does any Council member have any brief clarifying statements with respect to the Consent Resolutions Agenda? Seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

MOTIONS

President Greenbaum: The first Motion is the Raffle Applications. Mr. Tobey, can you please move that for approval?

Mr. Tobey: Yes I move for approval of:

1. Approval of Raffle Application #2227 for Lions Club Mt. Olive.


Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Any discussion? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: The next motion:

2. Motion to Correct the October 23, 2007, Minutes to Reflect November 20, 2007, as Public Hearing date on Ordinance #44-2007, #45-2007, #46-2007 & #47-2007.

President Greenbaum: You can so move it.

Mrs. Labow: So moved, Mr. President.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Greenbaum: The Bill List, Mr. Perkins?

3. Bill List.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I make a motion that we approve the Bill List as submitted. All 42 pages.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: Moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll call please.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

President Greenbaum: At this point are there any additional Administrative Matters that need to be dealt with at this public meeting, or can they wait until, if there are any such Administrative Matters, can they wait until the Workshop?

Mr. Sohl: It can certainly wait.

President Greenbaum: Okay, unless we need to take action on something.

Mr. Sohl: No action needed.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Greenbaum: At this point I’ll open it up to the public to anyone who wishes to be heard on any particular issue. This is one of two opportunities in the meeting. There will be a separate opportunity during the public portion in the Workshop. Yes, ma’am.

Laura Szwack, 7 Theresa Drive: I’ve just been reading in the paper about all of the things going on. This is not about Open Space. This is about Theresa Drive. My husband and I didn’t sign the petition. The students don’t bother us. We have a student in the High School, but I’m not going to stand in the way of this petition. If my neighbors feel that upset about the students then I’m not going to stand in the way. I did want to stand up for the students because I just never experienced any of the problems that they have. Now, I’m not there in the afternoon when the students get out, but I’m right in the middle of them in the morning when they’re very surly because it’s 7:00 in the morning. I have a student at the High School and I’m taking her on my way to work. I just wanted to say, you know, stand up for the High School students a little bit. I’m sorry they don’t have a place to park. I’m not sure that it’s appropriate on Theresa Drive, but I do have one comment and one request that, I really hate seeing these signs in neighborhoods. I think that they are really unfriendly, and it just really drives me crazy. You have eight other yards to put that sign in and I really request that it not be in mine. Then one comment is that I’m sorry that we’re all both not tolerant for each other. The students not tolerant of the people in the neighborhood, and the adults in the neighborhood not being tolerant or helpful with the students. I just had to say that because we’ve been silent on the whole issue. We didn’t want to go against our neighbors if they felt this bad and took this much effort to go through, they must be under duress, but we haven’t experienced personally. Thank you.

President Greenbaum: Thank you. Is there anyone else from the public who wishes to be heard? Seeing none, I close it to the public.

Mrs. Labow: Mr. Greenbaum?

President Greenbaum: Yes.

Mrs. Labow: I have a question. Instead of putting signs up, is there any way that we could mark the shoulder where there is parking?

President Greenbaum: You know what, you’re going to need to run that by the Administration.

Mayor Scapicchio: What’s the question?

President Greenbaum: It’s something that can be discussed with Mr. Quinn. I imagine that the requirements of law, in terms of posting per violations, is fairly specific as to what you need to do. So if you can run that by and it’s acceptable to everybody and it works as a matter of law, so be it. Okay, any Council Comments this evening before we adjourn into our Workshop Meeting. Mr. Rattner?

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Rattner: While you were in Washington seeing the real big Veterans ceremony, we had our own here at a brand new location thanks to Mr. Perkins who was able to put it together in a matter of hours after the monument was changed. We had a perfect day and a clear sky. It wasn’t even windy. So we have one here that was a very dignified ceremony.

President Greenbaum: Great. Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, thank you Steve. You kind of beat me to that. In honor of the Veterans Memorial being moved up to Turkey Brook which took place just about a week prior, we held a small, very brief ceremony on Veterans Day kind of just to welcome the Memorial there. Councilman Rattner showed up in his stars and stripes tie which is always appropriate. It was a nice ceremony. Hopefully when that is complete, it will be a wonderful place for people to come and reflect and think about some of your family members, and think about present members that are over fighting for our freedoms right now. Also, on a personal note, the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa is this Sunday at the Budd Lake Fire house, and the Santa House officially opens at 1:00 in the afternoon at George’s Liquors. So please bring your nephews, nieces, grandchildren, pets, significant others and come enjoy a few minutes with Santa. Thank you, Mr. President.

President Greenbaum: Thank you. Any other comments? Okay, I ask for a motion to adjourn to Workshop.

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned to the Workshop Meeting at 8:02 pm.

President Greenbaum: Okay, I’m learning that, I’m going to need Mr. Dorsey’s help with this. I’m learning that there was an ordinance this evening that we introduced for first reading which needs to be amended before it is advertised. It was done during the Public Meeting which we adjourned out of. How do we go back to the Public Meeting at this point in time?

Mr. Dorsey: Well if this is for Mr. Cirone we’ll simply find a way. Let’s have a motion to go back into Public Session.

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the Public Meeting was reconvened at 8:18 pm.

President Greenbaum: This is for:

Ord. #48-2007 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend Chapter 106, “Dogs and Other Animals” of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive.

President Greenbaum: Specifically Section 1 is going to be modified to read as follows, “Chapter 106-7, “Fees”, of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive is hereby amended to provide that the cost of a license and registration tag shall be increased from $8.00 to $11.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $11.00 to $14.00 for unspayed or unneutered dogs and the delinquent fee for dogs registered after February 1st of each year shall be increased from $2.00 to $3.00.” What else are we changing, or is that it?

Mrs. Lashway: That’s it.

President Greenbaum: That is the modification.

Mr. Dorsey: Here’s what we want. We want a motion to introduce on first reading Ord. #48-2007 as amended…

President Greenbaum: We haven’t amended it yet. We need the motion to amend. Do we not?

Mr. Dorsey: Fine.

President Greenbaum: Well, actually Mr. Rattner moved it. Mr. Rattner, will you accept the amendment?

Mr. Rattner: That’s why I went right to the next one because I knew it wasn’t right.

President Greenbaum: Yes, very good. You and Colleen are better… Colleen already seconded it.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Greenbaum: Mr. Buell, do you accept the amendment?

Mr. Buell: I accept it.

President Greenbaum: Okay, are there any Council Comments with respect to the amendment on first reading? Seeing none, Roll Call as amended.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the Public Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.

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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 December 11, 2007.

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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk


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