October 16, 2012 Council Public Meeting Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:18 pm by Council President Roman. 

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 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. Mania, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mrs. Labow and Mr. Roman

Absent:           Mr. Perkins & Mr. Walsh

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Fred Semrau, Township Attorney; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO

President Roman: As previously stated, Mr. Walsh and Mr. Perkins are away on business. Okay, we are on to
Approval of Minutes, September 18th Public and October 2nd Workshop and Public. Mr. Mania.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

September 18, 2012 PM (C. Labow & J. Ferrante absent)
October 2, 2012 WS & PM (All Present)

Mr. Mania: I’ll move for the Approval of the Minutes of previous meetings, September 18th Public
Meeting and October 2nd Workshop and Public.

Mr. Nicastro: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exceptions, Mrs. Labow and Mr. Ferrante abstained for the September 18, 2012, meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2012, from New Jersey Planning Officials regarding North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 3, 2012, from Morris Habitat regarding Morris Habitat Restore – Go Green Event and Sale October 6th.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 8, 2012, from North Jersey RC&D regarding NJ RC&D Fork Raising & Volunteer Opportunities.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Newsletter received October 9, 2012, from Advancing Opportunities regarding the Fall 2012 Issue.  PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. E-mail received September 28, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Rates for State Health Benefits Plan.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received September 30, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJLM October 2012 Mayor’s Newsline.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 1, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Nominations for Two Special Forms of Recognition.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 1, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Race for U.S. Senate: The Candidates Respond.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 2, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Verizon Business Personal Property Tax Appeal, League Educational Foundation Presents Solar Energy Policy Study and Newly Updated Dog & Cat Licensing Fees.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 3, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Educational Foundation Inc – NJ Infrastructure:  What is Needed & How to Fund It and New Content on DLGS Website.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 3, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding I & II Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 4, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Red Tape Review Commission Public Hearing: Tuesday, October 9, 2012.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 4, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 5, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Important Conference Sessions Budget and Finance.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 9, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Important Conference Sessions:  Technological Possibilities & Opportunities.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 10, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding From Time to Time Quarterly Report and Reminder: Ticketed Meal Functions.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 10, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 11, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Homestead Benefit Application Extension.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 11, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding CANCELLED UPCOMING SEMINAR.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received October 11, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Proposed Rules for Non-State Health Benefits Plans.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. E-mail received October 1, 2012, from the State of New Jersey Highlands regarding Public Notice.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 2, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Consistency Determination Application Form, Notice of Technical Incompleteness Re: Jallad – Single Family Home, Block 7100, Lot 66 (134 Flanders-Drakestown Road).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received October 2, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Authorization for Extension of Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation – Line Verification for Applicant:  The Rockefeller Group, Block 105 Lot 1(250 Continental Drive), Block 106 Lot 3 (30 Continental Drive) and Block 202 Lot 1 (2000 International Drive).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Freshwater Wetlands General Permit 25 Authorization Application Checklist and Fee Table received October 4, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Applicant:  Earl Robinson, 181 Flanders Netcong Road.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received October 5, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Issuance of a Solid and Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Renewal, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC, Mount Olive Township, Morris County, EPA ID No. NJD 980 536 593, Permit No. HWP110001.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 9, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Administrative Consent Order, Mount Olive Water Department – Goldmine Road.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received October 11, 2012, from Courter, Kobert & Cohen regarding Jallad – Single Family Home, Block 7100 Lot 66 (134 Flanders-Drakestown Road).  PDF Correspondence

 

DCA

  1. E-mail received October 10, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Community Development Grant Workshop.  PDF Correspondence

 

MSA / MUA

  1. Minutes received September 28, 2012, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the August 23, 2012 meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Memo received October 9, 2012, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding Review of Morris County Draft Wastewater Management Plan with Updated Letter and Resolution.  PDF Correspondence
  1. List of Allocations received October 9, 2012, from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority.  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. E-mail received September 28, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Abstract of Ratables received October 1, 2012, from the Morris County Board of Taxation.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 3, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding Morris County Green Table Forum.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Memo received October 4, 2012, from Morris County Agriculture Development Board regarding 90 day Municipal Notification of Targeted Farms.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received October 4, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding You’re Invited – MCPO 2012 Italian Heritage Month Celebration.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received October 4, 2012, from Sector Site regarding Communications Site Lease Agreement between Mount Olive Township and Sprint Spectrum Realty Company, LP, - Notice of Work Activity – Courtesy Notice.  PDF Correspondence 

 

  1. Letter received October 11, 2012, from PSE&G regarding Notice of Tree Removal as Part of Vegetation Management Work.  PDF Correspondence

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Correspondence. There are 38 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone have any questions or comments? Seeing none, we are on to Ordinances for Public Hearing.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Roman: I open the hearing to the public on:

Ord.#33-2012 Ordinance Amending Sections 3(a),  3(h) and 6 (b) of Bond Ordinance#13-2012 as Amended by Ordinance# 25-2012 of the Township, Finally Adopted April 24, 2012 as Amended July 24, 2012 in Order to Increase the Appropriation and Authorization Amounts for the Project Described in Section 3(a), Decrease the Appropriation and Authorization Amounts for the Projects Described in Section 3(h) and to Amend Section 6(b).
President Roman: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Thank you Mr. President. I move that Ord. #33-2012 be introduced by title and passed on
First Reading…

President Roman: No, no, the public…

Mrs. Lashway: Second Reading.

President Roman: This is Second Reading.

Mr. Mania: Oh, Second Reading. Okay. I move for the, Ord. #33-2012, adoption and final passage.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Roman: Is there anyone from the public that wishes to be heard? Okay, is there any Council
comments, questions? Seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Ord. #33-2012 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. I open the hearing to the public on Ord. #34-2012 entitled:

Ord.#34-2012 Ordinance to Amend Subsection K “R-5ML Multifamily Residential District” in §400-100 “Rural and Residential Districts” Within Article VII of Chapter 400 of the Township Code to Include Building Option Plans as a Requirement Within the Area, Yard and Bulk Regulations for Single-Family Court Homes.

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: I moved for adoption and final passage of Ord. #34-2012.

Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Roman: Is there anyone from the public that wishes to be heard? Is there any Council discussion?
Okay, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unaniomously

President Roman: Ord. #34-2012 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.

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - second reading October 30, 2012

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Ordinances for First Reading with a Second Reading of October 30, 2012. For First Reading is:

Ord.#35-2012 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend Section 400-95 Entitled “Signs” of the Township Code in Order to Establish Standards for the CR-3, Commercial Residential Zone District, the PB-Professional Business Zone District, the Professional Commercial-2 Zone District and the Active Recreation Zone District and to Eliminate Sign Regulations for the Professional/Business Zone District and Provided in Subsection ’I’ of Section 400-101 to Achieve Consistency with the Revised Standards Established Herein.

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you. I move Ord. #35-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 30, 2012, at 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. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Roll Call.

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 – P. Walsh

  1. 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 (Visual Information Services Corp.). PDF Res

 

  1. 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 Rrevenue into the 2012 Municipal Budget ($10,000 for a 2012 Sustainable Jersey Small Grant). PDF Res
  1. Resolution Authorizing a Capital Budget Amendment for a Building Department Vehicle. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Shared Services Agreement with Byram Township for the Provision of Animal Control Services Pursuant to the Interlocal Services Act (NJSA 26:38A 2-1 et seq.). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Memorializing an Agreement with Mount Olive Quasi-Entity Sports Associations to Provide Supplemental Funding for Park, Field and Facility Maintenance with Staff and/or Supplies for the Township’s Parks, Buildings & Grounds Division. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive  Authorizing a Professional Service Agreement with Van Cleef Engineering Associates for Engineering Services in Connection with Wastewater Treatment Plant – Influent Screen Replacement. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive  authorizing Payment Certificate No. 1 and Change Order No. 1 in connection with Improvements to Cloverhill Drive Phase 2 Project. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Abate Certain Nuisance Properties (4 Snead Court). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a One-Year Extension of the Exissting Developer’s Agreement with Rachel Manor Properties, LLC. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Release of a Cash Performance Bond and a Surety Performance Bond for the Site Improvements Project on Property Identified as Block 99, Lot 4.01. PDF Res

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Resolutions. As previously agreed we are doing
resolutions one through four and six through ten. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard on the
Consent Resolutions?

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Roman: Any Council Comments?

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Roman: Okay, seeing none, Roll Call.

Mrs. Lashway: You need a …

Mrs. Labow: You are going to take that one off.

Mr. Mania: It’s got to be moved first.

President Roman: Mrs. Labow, can you please move them?

Mrs. Labow: Did we take that one off? Did you…

President Roman: Yeah, we are removing number five.

Mrs. Labow: Five, okay. I’d like to move Consent Resolutions one through four and six through ten.

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Motions. We’ve got the Bill List. Mrs. Labow, would you be so kind?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mrs. Labow: I’d like to move the Bill List please.

President Roman: Can I get a second?

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Anyone from the public have any questions on the Bill List? Any Council questions? Okay, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Reports. Administration, do you got anything?

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Mr. Canning: Yes, we have a lot of stuff. First off, the Mayor apologizes for not being here. He is away on business as well. He’d like to extend his congratulations as well to Tyler Longo. We wish him a lot of luck as he pursues his Eagle Scout badges. Any help that he needs in his project, we will help in any way we can. Out in front I’m sure everyone has seen the landscaping in the front of the building. I’d say, a successful endeavor which we spoke about some months ago similar to the ITC South is our adopt-a-spot program that we were able to get another successful endeavor or business venture we have with Herrold’s Landscaping. We have a temporary sign out there now but we will have a little bit more suitable thanks to them in the coming weeks.

President Roman: Is it possible, are we promoting their generosity?

Mr. Canning: The signage out front certainly and one thing we look into, speaking to Lisa (P.) the other day, we may put some video clips up on the website as well showing not just the ITC South but eventually have out here and any other future successes that we have so they will be YouTube based, searchable so it’s a little bit of free publicity and encourage other projects like that around the Township.

President Roman: And I’m sure the Mayor would be able to include in his monthly columns.

Mr. Canning: I believe he has that planned, if not this month, I’m sure in coming months he’ll have that.

President Roman: Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow: Also the Mayor has it on his Facebook page too which is really nice so. I think if anybody on Council, if you have a Facebook page, certainly like it and share it on your page too because it is important to encourage…

Mr. Canning: They did a great job.

Mr. Mania: Yeah, it looks nice. It really does.

Mr. Canning: This Sunday at 8:00 in the morning, the Police Department as you know has been pursuing accreditation now a little over a year when they have their basic, their onsite hearing and examination from the assessors this Sunday. It starts at 8:00. They have their static display if anyone wants to come down and lend their support. It is very impressive. The officers will be there in dress uniforms. All the different offerings that the Mount Olive Township Police offer including the inspection of their trunks, their gear. It’s a very indepth examination by independent assessors of our Township Police Department’s operations. They have to have a lot of proofs. I am very impressed with Mount Olive Police Department. They are a first rate professional organization. It’s a tremendous credit to Chief Spitzer and the officers. We anticipate them having a successful onsite and gain accreditation. It helps the Township out with our insurance. We get an insurance break on it but it recognizes the officers knowing that they adhere to national best practices and the knowledge that we have in the Department that concurs with that is very comforting.

President Roman: I’d be remiss if I didn’t jump on at this point to also note that not only do they do an exemplary job while they are in uniform but also when they are out of uniform.

Mrs. Labow: I don’t think you should put it like that. On duty and off duty.

President Roman: On duty and off duty, I guess, I wasn’t going there but…

Mr. Canning: Wonderful job by the detective and the Police Department. One of our off-duty officers solved four bank robberies around the County including another attempt down in South Jersey as well.

President Roman: I feel comfortable now going to the bank now with sunglasses and a hat. Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow: Also, when I had sent a congratulatory email to Chief Spitzer, he had written back and said not only did, how do you say it? Is it Casteletto?

Mr. Canning: Yes.

Mrs. Labow: Detective Casteletto saw, when he was off-duty, he saw this car but prior to being to able to even know to look for the car, Detective Dave Turner spent hours and hours and hours reviewing all of the videotape from the bank robberies to identify a vehicle that was seen at each one of the robberies and then they passed the information on and that’s how they even knew to look for the car. So there is a lot that goes into this and a lot of times people don’t understand it so I thought that was really impressive. If we could have…

President Roman: Officer Turner came by me to ask my opinion on what vehicle that it was like. Unfortunately I was not there at the moment.

Mrs. Labow: Maybe we could have Chief Spitzer come and just kind of give us a run down on it because it just shows how hard they work and how much goes into it.

Mr. Canning: So Sunday at 8:00 they are going to start their accreditation and that’s the public static display and they delve into the accreditation research further on that date. Flanders-Netcong Road, the County is starting paving this week. If you’ve been up there, you’ve seen the signs so that is going to be a disruption for a couple of days but when it is done, that should be a fresh surface on that road. October 30th, Rabbi Rudin from Temple Hatikvah would like to come to Council and speak about a plan to request to provide an interfaith holiday display at Turkey Brook Park. So he’s been in touch with the Mayor so we look forward to him coming here on October 30th and last week myself and Councilman Mania and Timmy Quinn and Jim Lynch, Frank Wilpert, Jr. met with Mr. Catelli at Councilman Perkins request last meeting. Mr. Catelli if you recall, is the gentleman who provided us with the welcome signs into Mount Olive. The Town did a great job. He was able to come up today and provide us with a fourth quote in this process and the signs, this is the top over the digital sign that we had spoken about at the last meeting. His price quote was $5,700.00 which is several thousand dollars lower than the closest one which was Visual Information Systems who are providing our digital portion but also had suggested the header. I spoke with the Mayor. It is the Administration’s recommendation that we proceed to award this to Mr. Catelli notwithstanding if Council feel differently but we were pretty comfortable today with what he had offered. We anticipate this project to initiate and it will be a several month process. We are eyeing toward I think by mid-January.

Mr. Mania: Mid-January he figures completion.

Mrs. Labow: Absolutely.

President Roman: Could you, earlier today we had an accident at the High School regarding a bus. Could you clue me in as to what happened?

Mr. Canning: Chief Spitzer had texted myself and the Mayor earlier today. There was a minor accident at the High School. There was a small school bus with a 12 year old child on that bus. They had impacted, in the parking lot over by the gate area, not an area we had done our re-engineering, by one of the students. The police are investigating it. As of this afternoon there were no injuries as were reported to me but it is not in the area that we had re-engineered. It appears to be for whatever reason they struck each other in the parking lot and not out in the main section.

President Roman: Okay, we are on to our last Old Business. Anybody?  

OLD BUSINESS

President Roman: Any New Business? Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Just a concern that I have with the accidents that have happened on Route 46 since the new pavement has gone in. Going about town I’m hearing rumors that when the road gets wet that it is very slippery. I know it is a State highway but I think as a municipality we need to look into this. That’s number one. Number two, I don’t know if you’ve all noticed the manholes.

Mrs. Labow: They are terrible!

Mr. Mania: On Route 46 are depressed about two inches and I’m telling you, you hit them and your teeth rattle. I’ve asked Intercounty who did the paving why did this happen and I’m told by Intercounty that the State will not pay to raise the manholes. I mean, what kind of answer is that? I don’t know maybe we can send an email to the resident engineer that was on this project.

Mr. Canning: What I would suggest is let me get in touch with Mr. Buczynski, our Township Engineer, have him evaluate and get in touch with the resident engineer. If in his professional opinion this needs to be rectified and I drive that way every day and my teeth are still hurting. If he concurs, I would recommend us going that route to the NJDOT resident engineer. If we are not successful, as we have in the past, we can seek relief through our legislative senator. Oroho has been very instrumental in helping us with prior DOT problems and see if we can obtain some relief or some rectification of it.

Mr. Mania: We are also aware of a fatality on Route 46 just last week. I just don’t want to see that happen again. We need to look into this. It’s very serious.

President Roman: We are still waiting on what the actual cause of that.

Mr. Mania: I know they are using a new asphalt that’s called SMA and it’s got a lot of polymers in it. I don’t know if that’s the answer. I’m sure the State wouldn’t recommend using something that was going to cause accidents.

Mr. Ferrente: Did they finish striping?

Mr. Mania: The striping is done.

Mr. Ferrante: It is done?

Mr. Mania: It’s all done. The project is done.

President Roman: Anything else? Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow: Yeah, just adding on to what Mr. Mania said, especially if you are going west on 46 and you are just passing where CVS used to be, there are a couple of manhole covers, like three or four of them and you have no choice but to hit them and I’m watching cars weaving around them and we are going to have a terrible accident.

Mr. Mania: It’s going to cause an accident because they are going in to the other lane to avoid hitting the manholes.

Mrs. Labow: Exactly and with the way they are grouped together you, on a motorcycle you’d have a hard time moving in and out of there. You probably could but…

Mr. Mania: A motorcycle would probably get knocked right off.

Mrs. Labow: And I did see one car hit it and the car got rickoshayed, for a second, got shifted to the left and it’s really bad and I mean that is a really dangerous section of 46 to begin with and now they have to try to negotiate those depressed manhole covers. It’s terrible. I was very disappointed.

Mr. Mania: It’s a State highway. We have no control over the State highway but I think you are…

Mr. Canning: Do you know if the performance bond was released back to the subcontractor?

Mrs. Labow: I hope not but that’s a good point.

Mr. Canning: I’ll look in to it tomorrow.

President Roman: Okay, anybody else with an New Business.

NEW BUSINESS

President Roman: Okay, Legal Matters.

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Semrau: Council President, the only thing I want to report on is we are about to close on what will be our fifth real estate transaction for the Township this year. It is the Rausa property up on Walnut Lane (??). It’s the old Presbyterian church. By next meeting we will have completed that closing, that in addition to, you know we had the Charter’s closing, BASF/Hayguard closing as well and we’ll have wrapped up all of the outstanding open space matters once we concluded that. Thank you.

President Roman: Okay, excellent. Okay, we are on to Council Reports. I have nothing for Recreation. Mr. Perkins and Mr. Walsh are absent. We will abstain from Board of Health, Legislative, Planning Board, Board of Ed so we are on to Open Space. Mr. Ferrante.

COUNCIL REPORTS
Recreation Liaison Report – A. Roman
Board of Health Report – R. Perkins
Legislative Committee Report – P. Walsh & R. Perkins
Planning Board Report – P. Walsh
Board of Education Liaison Report – P. Walsh
Open Space Committee Report – J. Ferrante

Mr. Ferrante: I have nothing.

President Roman: Lake/Environment?

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – J. Ferrante

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing.

President Roman: And Library.

Library Board Liaison – J. Ferrante

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing.

President Roman: Safety Committee, Mr. Nicastro.

Safety Committee Liaison – J. Nicastro
Economic Development Committee Report – J. Nicastro

Mr. Nicastro: There is a meeting tomorrow evening. I informed them that you would like to attend as well at 7:00 I believe it is, tomorrow evening and nothing on Economic Development.

President Roman: Senior Citizen, Mr. Mania.

Senior Citizen Liaison – J. Mania

Mr. Mania: I wasn’t able to go today but Sean went.

Mr. Canning: No, I wasn’t able to get over there. I had a meeting with, I had a shared service meeting after ours.

Mr. Mania: Oh, you weren’t able to get there either. Nothing

President Roman: Mrs. Labow, Pride?

Pride Committee Report – C. Labow

Mrs. Labow: Well, I just want to back up to Senior Citizen. We forgot to talk about our Bocci Ball tournament.

Mr. Mania: Oh yeah, go ahead Colleen. You did outstanding!

Mrs. Labow: You did too! Most of us had never played before and we, the Seniors did beat us; however, Team Lisa Pignataro, myself, Frank Wilpert and Joann Lepre, we did win one game which was nice but it was just a fantastic fantastic time we had, really a lot a lot of fun. I was really impressed.

Mr. Mania: They want to play us again.

Mrs. Labow: And they had shirts. They went out and got red shirts. They were red. They had the red Bocci Balls. We had the green so gentlemen, we were talking before the Council meeting, we want to get a little Bocci league going and we want to get our own shirts next time and…

Mr. Mania: Unfortunately, we only had three Council members so they gave us somebody to play but they gave us their worst player of course.

Mrs. Labow: We had a really good time and just laughing and joking so I’m really looking forward to playing again and I’m kind of sorry it is the end of the season because they play usually every Thursday morning and I would like to go play again which we will. It was a lot of fun.

Mr. Mania: It was fun. It really was.

TNR Program – C. Labow

Mrs. Labow: Also, for the Pride Committee, I don’t have anything to report and TNR is having their big Fall fundraiser yard sale at the After this Friday and Saturday. It starts at 10 am on Friday until 7 pm and Saturday is 9 am to 4 pm so if anybody has, if you are cleaning out a closet, attics, basement, garage please make a donation. We would be happy to accept it and we had a situation with Highview Farms. We had a bunch of cats. We only have one cat left over at Golub’s and we are finding a lot of good homes for them and that’s about all I have to say.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Roman: Okay, we are on to our last Public Portion. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, Council Comments. Mr. Mania.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Mania: I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Mr. Canning. No matter when I go in his office with a problem that a citizen has, it is taken care of immediately. It’s really a pleasure to work with you Sean. It really and truly is.

Mr. Canning: Thank you, the feeling is mutual.

President Roman: Okay, Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing tonight.

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: Just want to thank Sherry again because I believe we got the bond thing. Performance came in good.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, that was excellent.

Mr. Nicastro: So I just wanted to thank you.

Mrs. Maniscalco: It did and the sale is tomorrow so I will let you know as soon as I get something. Thanks.

President Roman: Okay, Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow: I just wanted to add one more thing to TNR. I’m sorry. We had the house fire on Oxford in Budd Lake two weeks ago and the ladies from the TNR group had said that really the people had three cats and the cats were not found. We don’t know if they got out or not so TNR has been going over there trapping every day just in case the cats got out so we’ll give it two weeks. You never know. It could be a miracle story and they might just find them. You never know and Friday I did get a call that there was a black and white cat and we all got really excited and Mr. Timblin ran over there but it wasn’t their cat. It was somebody else’s but there was like this feeling of elation I guess, so you know, if anybody, god forbid anybody has a fire, please contact TNR, contact the town right away because the cats get out and they are scared and the time to really try and trap them is immediately after the fire which I didn’t even know and that is something that I learned so I just wanted to share that with everyone and that’s all.

President Roman: And I have no comments so I’d entertain a motion to adjourn

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.

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Alex Roman, Council President

I, Lisa Lashway, 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 13, 2012.


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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk
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