TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - October 13, 2009

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 8:14 pm by President Rattner with the Pledge of Allegiance.
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: Mrs. Labow, Mr. Rattner, Mr. Roman, Mr. Greenbaum, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Tobey, Mr. Mania

Absent: none

Also Present: David Scapicchio, Mayor; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Bill Sohl, Business Administrator; Dominic DiYanni, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

Questions on Bill List?

President Rattner: Okay, at this point does anybody have any questions on the Bill List? The Bill List presenter has a question.

Mrs. Maniscalco: No, actually I just have a comment. When Colleen ran the Bill List, she ran it from 9/29 which was the last Bill List date, and obviously you already approved all of that while I was on vacation. So the Bill List date should have gone from 9/30 to today’s date. So just an F.Y.I. that all the 9/29 payments that are on here you already approved, okay, and I don’t have those vouchers with me again. So if anybody has a question for something you already approved then I’ll have to get back to you. Got it?

President Rattner: So this is actually four weeks worth of vouchers on the List?

Mrs. Maniscalco: This is, well, it’s going from 9/29, Steve, which was the last Bill List date to 10/13. She should have ran it from 9/30. It’s got more information than it needs to but it’s not like anything is missing. So just an F.Y.I.

President Rattner: Oh, okay, one day, and we have your word you won’t pay them twice.

Mrs. Maniscalco: Yes, exactly. Okay?

President Rattner: Mr. Russell, do you have any questions?

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

President Rattner: Okay, moving right along. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings. Mr. Mania, do you want to move September 29th?

Mr. Mania: I move for the approval of:

September 29, 2009 Executive Session, Workshop & Public Meeting

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Does anybody have any comments or corrections? All in favor?

AYE

President Rattner: Anybody opposed?

Mr. Tobey: I abstain.

President Rattner: And I hear one abstention.

Mrs. Labow: Can we backtrack to the Bill List for a second?

President Rattner: No.

Mrs. Labow: Please.

President Rattner: What was the question on the Bill List?

Mrs. Labow: Well, actually, Sherry’s going to have to find out because it’s from 9/29. I missed it the last time.

Mrs. Maniscalco: I was gone too, so go ahead. What do you got?

President Rattner: Well, she doesn’t have it for tonight.

Mrs. Labow: On page 6, the Musco Lighting, $2,400 to adjust the lights.

Mr. Roman: Yes.

Mrs. Maniscalco: Actually, Tim or Jim probably can answer that.

Mrs. Labow: We don’t have any kind of maintenance or anything like that with them, or is this something special that they had to do?

President Rattner: I think this was fine tuning the direction.

Mrs. Maniscalco: This was the Flanders Park lights.

Mr. Lynch: The Musco bill was an adjustment. There was nothing under our service contract that was wrong with the lights. This was an impact on a resident in Flanders Crossing that we had to adjust all of the fixtures on one of the towers.

Mrs. Labow: Okay.

Mr. Lynch: So that’s an extraneous cost to our 25 year warranty.

President Rattner: Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman: Now, was that lighting aimed improperly to begin with?

Mr. Lynch: No, it fell within the scope of the engineering that Musco originally did. However, Musco does not engineer for a linear half mile out from the facility. So this was brought to our attention after it was done and it was rectified so that the resident was no longer impacted.

Mr. Roman: I tried to offer him sunglasses but he wouldn’t take it.

President Rattner: Is the resident satisfied?

Mr. Lynch: We did meet down there. It was myself, Mr. Masotti, Mr. Shakespeare and the resident. All parties left the facility agreeing that everything was now where it needed to be. We are asking, Musco has the light value readings from the readjusted light pole. They are doing a check on those to make sure they still meet specifications and no one is jeopardized on the field.

President Rattner: Mr. Greenbaum?

Mr. Greenbaum: You know, I actually had an opportunity to go to that particular homeowner’s residence to see what the situation was because that house is quite a distance from the field. That light, that one particular light was directly into the house. I mean, to the point of where you couldn’t sit on the porch and it seems odd to me that fell within the guidelines of what was permitted when the light was installed. I’m a little troubled by the fact that Musco is charging us that much money to adjust that light. I understand that they probably had to bring in equipment to get up to the top of the light to do it but that light, in my mind, was never properly set and was problematic from the get go. I’m not sure that there’s anything that we can do about it at this point.

President Rattner: Yes, well, the department thinks that it was, you know, they were within the limits. I assumed it was fine tuning.

Mr. Lynch: Unfortunately, I mean, I’m not an expert in that area. They said it met specifications when it was installed and I don’t know that I have an arguable point against it.

President Rattner: Okay.

Mr. Lynch: I did see it. I agree with Mr. Greenbaum. However, I feel bad because the resident did send pictures. If he had taken the pictures from the opposite direction, the pictures he sent, okay, there might be an issue. When I got there and actually looked from the back of the house it was like full sunlight at noon. It was pretty…

Mr. Greenbaum: That light was just clearly off.

President Rattner: Well maybe if Colleen realized it two weeks ago we wouldn’t have paid the bill.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I missed it darn it. It’s all my fault.

President Rattner: It’s already gone. Thank you, Jim.

Mr. Perkins: So you mean we’ve been providing them with protective light services?

Mr. Mania: Excuse me, Mr. President. Can’t we show the contractor the pictures of that house and maybe negotiate what kind of monies he’s asking for? Maybe just pay him for his equipment or something?

Mr. Greenbaum: It’s already been paid.

President Rattner: I think he got paid two weeks ago. That was the issue. Oh, no, that’s why I was saying if it came up two weeks ago maybe we could have done that.

Mr. Greenbaum: Well, the contractor was aware. I’m sure that contractor was quite aware of how that light was affecting that one particular house. It’s really odd because that house is not one of the houses along the road. It’s far setback.

President Rattner: Well, you know, I remember one. I think Bill will remember this. Years ago when we had the asphalt operation on Goldmine Road, they built a berm to try to get down the noise and where the noise was loudest, the loudest measurable noise, was on Indian Spring Road.

Mr. Sohl: Yes.

President Rattner: You remember whose house it was too. It was legitimate. Who would think that you do everything you have to and a couple miles away…

Mr. Sohl: And yet it was within spec, I believe, in terms of the Noise Ordinance.

President Rattner: Yes, okay. Thank you, Jim.

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

1. Letter received October 9, 2009, from Rachel Manor Properties, LLC regarding a request for a 12 month extension to a Developer’s Agreement for Block 7702 Lot 32, Hunter’s View Estates located off Old Wolf Road.

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES / CORRESPONDENCE OTHER TOWNS

2. Letter received October 5, 2009, from the Borough of Stanhope regarding a Land Use Board Notice of Public Hearing.

3. Email received October 6, 2009, from the Town of Boonton regarding a Health Care Resolution.

DOT / DEP / LOI / HIGHLANDS

4. Email received September 25, 2009, from the New Jersey Highlands Council regarding a Highlands Municipal Plan Conformance.

5. Email received September 28, 2009, from the New Jersey Highlands Council regarding Plan Conformance.

6. Letter received October 1, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding 28 Kenmar Road.

7. Letter received October 2, 2009, from EWMA Environmental Consulting & Remediation Firm regarding 202 Route 46 West and a Sensitive Population and Resource Checklist.

8. Letter received October 5, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Highlands Council regarding Highlands Council Executed Grant Agreements.

9. Letter received October 9, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Ronca Residence, 62 Drakesdale Road.

10. Letter received October 9, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding a Clarification of a Highlands Applicability Determination (HAD) for the Goldmine –Morris Chase Limited Interconnection.

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

11. Email received September 25, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding League Professional Development Program: “Municipal Liens,” Important Conference Sessions Green Issues and Sustainability, and Use of Force, Risk Management & Legal Strategies Seminar.

12. Email received September 27, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the Mayors Newsline.

13. Email received September 28, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding “Effective Floodplain management – Solutions Using Limited Resources,” 2009 Conference Resolutions, Reminder – New Jersey State League of Municipalities, 94th Annual League Conference, and U.S. Department of Energy Webinar on EECBG Funding.

14. Email received September 29, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Important Conference Sessions Transportation Issues, and Changes to the New Jersey Division of Local Government Website.

15. Email received September 30, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Important Information on Parking for Upcoming Seminar on Status of Gloom and Prospects for Bloom.

16. Email received October 1, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding October Grant Page Posted, Office Space Available, Get to Know the Candidates and Issues with the NJN Debate Tonight, and Holiday Displays.

17. Email received October 2, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding a League Professional Development Program “Ethics – Back to Basics,” Federal Transportation Funding Update and Leaders’ Academy for Healthy Community Development Grants.

18. Email received October 2, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Transportation Funding and Leadership Academy Grants.

19. Email received October 3, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding “Municipal Liens,” a League Professional Development Program.

20. Email received October 4, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding “Ethics – Back to Basics” League Professional Development Program.

21. Email received October 5, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the 2009 New Jersey Clean Energy Conference and Leadership Awards.

22. Email received October 5, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding a Notice of Proposed Membership Dues.

23. Email received October 5, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the New Headquarters of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

24. Email received October 5, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Women in Government, H1N1 and more.

25. Email received October 6, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding a Federal Update for the Period Ending October 2, 2009.

26. Email received October 7, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the 12th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

27. Email received October 7, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

28. E-mail received October 8, 2009, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Inherently Beneficial Uses.

29. E-mail received October 8, 2009, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Election resources, Inherently Beneficial Uses, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, H1N1 Update, and NJLINCS health Alert Update.

DCA

30. Email received September 29, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regarding a GovConnect Update for September 29, 2009.

31. E-mail received October 8, 2009, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs regarding the 94th Annual Conference at Atlantic City.

MORRIS COUNTY

32. Email received September 25, 2009, from Morris County regarding a Reminder for the Morris County Green Table.

33. Letter received October 1, 2009, from the Morris County Department of Human Services regarding October – November 2009 Calendar of Events.

34. E-mail received October 8, 2009, from the Morris County Prosecutor’s office regarding the Italian Heritage Celebration 2009.

UTILITIES

35. Letter received September 25, 2009, from Comcast regarding Channel Changes.

36. Email received October 8, 2009, from Verizon regarding Changes to Verizon’s FiOS TV service.

37. Email received October 8, 2009, from Verizon regarding an Important Verizon Customer Notice regarding the Chinese Mandarin Package.

MSA

38. Letter received October 5, 2009, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding Allocations for the Participating Municipalities in the 4.31 MGD Water Pollution Control Plant.

39. Minutes received October 8, 2009, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the September 2, 2009 meeting.

LETTER FROM LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES

40. Email received September 25, 2009, from Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen regarding the Week Just Past, Speaker Pelosi’s Health Care Reform: By the Numbers, Hiding from the Ugly Budget Truth, Closing Gitmo: “these are hard, consequential decisions,” Accepting a Nuclear Armed Iran?, Bad Idea of the Week: Nationalizing Student Loans, Taking Aim at Air Noise, Spread the eNews, Contact Rep. Frelinghuysen.

41. Email received October 2, 2009, from Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen regarding the Week Just Past, The Health Care “Holding Pattern,” Presidential Agonizing Over Afghanistan, Our Energy Future, A Boost for our Port, New Passenger Rail Service Closer, Bad Idea of the Week: No Verification for Immigrant Benefits, and Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow.

President Rattner: Okay, we have 41 letters of Correspondence on this meeting’s Agenda. Does anybody have any comments on any items of Correspondence? Moving right along, we have no Ordinances for First Hearing or Second Reading.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING – none

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (second reading/public hearing October 27, 2009) – none

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 Authorizing the Intent to Appropriate Funds or Bonds in Connection with Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in the Event of a Funding Shortfall.

2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Extending a Contract with Aristrocrat Limousine & Bus Co. for Bus (Motor Coach) Transportation for 2009-2010.

3. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on a ‘Non-Fair and Open’ Basis Pursuant to the “Pay-to-Play’ Law.

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Electrical Upgrades for the Seward House and the Veterans Memorial at Turkey Brook Park.

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Paving a Parking Area at Turkey Brook Park.

6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2009 Municipal Budget ($6,337 for the Public Health Priority Funding Grant).

7. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2009 Municipal Budget ($1,313 for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant).

8. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2009 Municipal Budget ($1,125 for Donation – Benjamin Moore).

9. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2009 Municipal Budget ($1,000 for Donation- Walmart).

10. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Return of $33,700 in Development Fees Paid by Picatinny Federal Credit Union.

11. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Dedication by Rider for Donations – Dog Park.

12. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled Callaremi Pontiac-Buick-Cadillac, Inc. v. Mount Olive Township.

13. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Release of Performance Bonds for the Project Known as Lutheran Ministries Abiding Pear Senior Housing – Mount Olive II Block 6000, Lots 12.01 and 12.02.

14. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Release of a Performance and Cash Bond for the On-site Improvements for Givaudan Roure Expansion, Phase I Project, Block 402, Lots 2 and 5.

President Rattner: So we’ll move right along to the resolutions. We have 14 listed. We removed two based on our Workshop. So number four, which is the electrical upgrades for the Seward House and Veterans Memorial have been removed, and number twelve which has to do with the tax appeal refund to Calaremi. So with that, Mr. Greenbaum, would you move the Consent Resolutions?

Mr. Greenbaum: I move resolutions one, two, three, five through eleven, thirteen and fourteen.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Okay, is there anybody from the public who would like to address the Council on any of the resolutions on for tonight? Seeing none, I close the public portion. Is there any Council discussion? Mrs. Labow.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

Mrs. Labow: Just on the removal of number twelve, we also have to remove that from the Bill List. Sherry, page 14?

Mr. Roman: There’s a refund to Michael Calaremi.

Mrs. Labow: Is that the same that the resolution is for?

President Rattner: Wait a minute. How much, no…

Mrs. Labow: That’s what I’m trying to find out.

President Rattner: That dealership has three lots. I think what you see that’s on there are a vacant lot which doesn’t have any utility now because it’s in the Highlands, and I forget where the other one is. It was three lots and those are two other ones.

Mrs. Labow: So it’s not the same one we’re taking off?

Mrs. Maniscalco: Let me also explain. When you actually approve the resolution, it takes one month, two months, sometimes three months to actually get a settlement. It’s only until then, once we get a final settlement from the court, that we will actually make any kind of an adjustment. So this one, Colleen, was for a settlement as Steve said for the same owner, different property, for a settlement we’ve already gotten in hand.

Mrs. Labow: Okay, thank you. I just wanted to make sure. Okay. I’m done.

President Rattner: Thank you. Any other discussion? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

RESOLUTIONS NON CONSENT – none

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS – none

MOTIONS

President Rattner: Okay, moving right along, we have Motions. Raffles, Mr. Tobey, just for anybody who has an earlier addition of the Agenda we did add Raffle Applications for the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet, Inc. and the Mount Olive High School Parents Club. Mr. Tobey, would you move the Motions?

Mr. Tobey: Yes, Mr. President. I move Motion number one as presented.

1. Approval of Raffle Application #2331 for Mt. Olive HS Ice Hockey Boosters Club, Raffle Application #2332 for the Budd Lake Vol Fire Co #1; Raffle Application #2333 for the Northern Elite Wildcats Spirit Booster Club; Raffle Application #2334 & #2335 for the NJ Civic Youth Ballet Inc. and Raffle Application #2336 for the Mt. Olive High School Parents Club.*

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Any discussion? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Rattner: Okay, Bill List, Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move for approval of the Bill List comprised of 33 pages of which some of the items were dated 9/29.

2. Bill List.

Mr. Roman: Second.

President Rattner: Any other discussion? And we’re not paying anything that was dated 9/29.

Mr. Perkins: It’s already done.

President Rattner: Okay, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

President Rattner: Anything from the Administration tonight?

Mr. Sohl: Yes, just one item. I’d just like to mention a copy of a letter that was sent from the Department of Agriculture to our Health Department, Frank Wilpert, indicating that the Department of Agriculture is pleased to report that no major infestations were detected for the Gypsy moth. So we’re not in line for any spraying. A copy of this letter was provided to the Clerk’s office on Friday afternoon.

President Rattner: Mr. Greenbaum and then Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Greenbaum: What’s going on with flu shots in the Town, do you know?

Mr. Sohl: We’re out of flu shots.

Mr. Greenbaum: We’re out of them?

President Rattner: The standard flu shot.

Mr. Greenbaum: Right.

Mr. Sohl: Standard, right. We did not have the H1N1 yet.

Mr. Greenbaum: Do you know about that, Ray?

President Rattner: Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins: Yes.

President Rattner: You’re up.

Mr. Perkins: We’re actually not out of them. We’re out of them to offer to Mount Olive Township at this point.

Mr. Sohl: For the moment we are, yes.

Mr. Perkins: We still have to meet our contractual obligation with our shared service communities, but for all intents and purposes, Mount Olive Township has depleted the 1,000 flu shots that we had and we are still waiting to see what type of the H1N1 vaccination we are going to....

President Rattner: For Mr. Greenbaum and anybody that’s here inside, insight into it that Mount Arlington’s flu shot clinic is this Friday. If they are not all used up it does come back here and then they could be available.

Mr. Perkins: That’s it.

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS – none

LEGAL MATTERS

President Rattner: Thank you, Mr. Perkins. Okay, any New Business? Any Legal Reports? Oh, come on, give us a Legal Report. You came, you’re getting paid.

Mr. DiYanni: I don’t have anything. Nothing to report.

President Rattner: Don’t get paid.

Mr. DiYanni: Mr. Dorsey’s enjoying his time in France.

Mrs. Labow: His honeymoon?

Mr. DiYanni: Yes.

COUNCIL REPORTS

President Rattner: Council Reports, Recreation Liaison, Mr. Roman?

Recreation Liaison Report

Mr. Roman: As I stated earlier, Soccer put on their presentation. There were a lot of what I’d like to consider pointed questions I would have asked of Soccer, and a lot of things were aired out. I think one of the things that seemed pleasing that I think some of the other organizations kind of came into the meeting feeling a little animosity towards Soccer, but at the end a little kumbaya feeling was felt by all.

Mrs. Labow: That’s good.

President Rattner: Thank you, Mr. Roman. Board of Health Report, Mr. Perkins?

Board of Health Report

Mr. Perkins: Meeting next week, Mr. President.

President Rattner: Planning Board Report, Mr. Greenbaum?

Planning Board Report

Mr. Greenbaum: Meeting Thursday.

President Rattner: Board of Adjustment Liaison Report, Mr. Greenbaum?

Board of Adjustment Liaison Report

Mr. Greenbaum: No report.

President Rattner: Open Space Committee Report, Mrs. Labow?

Open Space Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: We didn’t meet this month. We’ll be meeting next month.

President Rattner: Legislative Committee Report, Mr. Perkins?

Legislative Committee Report

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President. I was unable to attend the last meeting but Mr. Mania was there. So I would ask that he give a quick report.

Mr. Mania: Yes, the meeting was held in Long Valley attended by representatives of various towns. A lot of questions were asked. I particularly asked about Mount Olive being in the Preservation Area 82% and we’re preserving water for other municipalities. We should be compensated. I was told that there is some compensation. It’s a ten year plan and they’re going to get some paperwork to me and I will pass that on to the Administration and the Council.

President Rattner: They snowed you like they snowed us. That’s the tax stabilization which, just so you know, I believe Jack has been on top of and it covers such a small part. It doesn’t cover the School taxes and something else. I think we get a total of $53,000 for all of our losses and that’s not the loss in value of different developers and other business owners and land owners in Town. Might as well just check and see if it’s the same thing but we have been…

Mr. Mania: Yes, it can’t hurt to ask.

President Rattner: And just keep telling them we’re unhappy with it. Thank you, Mr…

Mr. Roman: Steve, I forgot something in Recreation if you wouldn’t mind.

President Rattner: We keep going backwards.

Mrs. Labow: We’re getting older. We forget.

President Rattner: He’s the young guy.

Mr. Roman: Not for much longer. I’m sure we remember that we were putting a fence for the Beach, put up fencing in the back. So the surveying was started this week and I have discovered that I owe the Township like ten feet of property.

Mayor Scapicchio: That’s why we’re putting the fence up. We want all our property from everybody over there.

Mrs. Labow: Where’s the funding for that fence coming from?

Mayor Scapicchio: Open Space.

President Rattner: What part of your operation does the Town get? Is it enough to service trucks?

Mr. Roman: No, no…

Mayor Scapicchio: The fence didn’t go up yet, Alex.

Mr. Roman: No, no, the surveying, they started surveying and digging holes in there. I thought somebody was vandalizing the place. They informed me that, uh oh, you’ve got to move a couple of cars.

President Rattner: Thank you, Mr. Roman. Okay, Pride Committee Report, Mrs. Labow?

Pride Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I want to just report that the Pride Committee had, one of our issues had been getting up the American flags and the banners around especially the Lake, and other parts of Mount Olive. We found a company that we entered into a contract with last year. The contract is getting ready to finalize for this year and they were a little bit upset with some of the additional costs and all of a sudden we’ve been charged so we’re going to be looking for a new company. Mr. Quinn is working with us on that. Otherwise, everything else is going great.

President Rattner: Thank you. Board of Education Liaison Report, Mr. Roman?

Board of Education Liaison Report

Mr. Roman: Nothing to report and I won’t be asking later to report.

Mrs. Labow: Are you sure?

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

President Rattner: The Lake Committee this past weekend had its second semi annual cleanup. There’s going to have to be some follow up because it was a windy, drizzly day. So it was very slippery and it was unsafe to go down to a lot of areas close to the water. I did find, which I’ll be passing on to the Administration, a place that looks like a great drinking place because I filled up two garbage pails of just the bottles that I found there.

Mrs. Labow: No Rubbermaid containers this time?

President Rattner: No.

Mrs. Labow: Thank you.

President Rattner: No, this was just strictly drinkers right off 46.

Mr. Greenbaum: Look at that, taking away Alex’s property for his cars and his place to hang out.

Mr. Perkins: Partying down the Beach?

Mr. Roman: Was it diet at least?

President Rattner: And again, the Lake Committee thanks all of the volunteers which as usual always includes the Township Clerk.

Mrs. Labow: If I could back up to the Board of Education.

President Rattner: No. Safety Committee Liaison Report, Mr. Perkins? You can do it under final comments.

Safety Committee Liaison

Mr. Perkins: No meeting, Mr. President.

Economic Development Committee Report

President Rattner: Economic Development Committee Report, we haven’t met. Library Board Liaison, Mr. Tobey?

Library Board Liaison

Mr. Tobey: Nothing to report.

President Rattner: Senior Citizen Liaison, Mrs. Labow?

Senior Citizen Liaison

Mrs. Labow: Nothing to report, but I do want to say under Board of Education…

President Rattner: No, you do it under your Council Comments. Okay, now we come to the final pubic portion. Would anybody from the public like to address the Council on any issues at all? Seeing none, we’ll close the public portion and go to final Council Comments, which would give you the opportunity to, and because you want it I’ll start off with Mrs. Labow.

PUBLIC PORTION – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mrs. Labow: Oh, good, thank you. I just want to say that I received a message from Liz Ouimet who is one of our newest Board of Education members, and she wanted to let me know that the Board of Education is having their Energy Audit. They approved it. One of the other programs that Liz wanted to have at the High School was for CCM to have a table to talk about the programs that they have where the kids can get credits ahead of time for college. Unfortunately, the night that we had Back to School night, I think it’s next week at the High School, they didn’t have any representatives. Liz took it upon herself to man that table to give out the information to the parents about the college credits kids can get early. So, I just want to say thank you to Liz because I think that’s above and beyond and it’s wonderful that she’s doing all that.

Mr. Greenbaum: Back to School night is tomorrow night at the High School.

Mrs. Labow: Is it tomorrow night? Okay, I wasn’t sure if it was tomorrow night or next week. Good, thank you. So everyone should visit the CCM table manned by Liz Ouimet to get the good information.

President Rattner: Is that all?

Mrs. Labow: That’s it.

President Rattner: Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman: Oh, okay.

Mr. Perkins: It’s hard when you go the opposite way, isn’t it?

Mrs. Labow: Thank you, Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman: I would like to end nuclear proliferation and have international dialogue open. So could somebody nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Mrs. Labow: I nominate Alex Roman for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mr. Mania: Wow.

Mrs. Labow: No second.

President Rattner: Mr. Perkins?

Mrs. Labow: You’re out of luck.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you, Mr. President. Just a little follow up on Mrs. Labow’s statement. Mrs. Ouimet and myself have been corresponding over the past couple of months. I was able to steer her, she’s a very energetic young lady, I was able to steer her toward the Clean Energy Program that the State administers. They did approve to go forward to start soliciting for a municipal audit and are also going to be meeting with her in the next couple of weeks, and we will look at some other things such as paper performance and other programs that are available for the School, and we may be able to partner up with them, as well as some renewables.

Mrs. Labow: I told her you were the one to call.

Mr. Perkins: Yes, and she said that.

President Rattner: Thank you, Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: So we are moving together on some more shared revenue, my friend.

President Rattner: Mr. Tobey?

Mr. Tobey: Nothing, thank you.

President Rattner: Mr. Greenbaum?

Mr. Greenbaum: Nothing.

President Rattner: Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania: I’m happy to see the Administration pursuing the shared services and the equipment used from Washington Township and our manpower to pave Turkey Brook. So shared services is working.

President Rattner: Thank you and I have no comments. Move for adjournment.

Mr. Perkins: So moved.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Rattner: All in favor?

AYE

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:34 pm.


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Steven W. Rattner, 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 October 27, 2009.
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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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