October 2, 2012 Council Public Meeting Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 8:32 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. Perkins, Mr. Mania, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Walsh (7:11), Mrs. Labow and Mr. Roman

Absent:           None

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Michael Augello, Township Attorney; Mayor Rob Greenbaum; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO

President Roman: Okay, we’re on to Approval of Previous Minutes for September 18, 2012, Workshop only.  Mr. Perkins. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

September 18, 2012 WS (C. Labow and J. Ferrante absent)

Mr. Perkins: Workshop only Mr. President?

President Roman:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President, I move for approval of the September 18, 2012, Workshop.

Mr. Ferrante: Second.

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

ROLL CALL: Passed with the exception, Mr. Ferrante and Mrs. Labow abstained.

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from United Way regarding Morris County Transportation Plan / Disabilities Forum. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Submit your Nominations for Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards. 
  1. E-mail received September 17, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Reminder:  Deadline Extended for Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 18, 2012, from Mary O’Keefe from Opt online regarding 2012 Bus Tour Flyer. 
  1. E-mail received September 19, 2012, from Alfred’s Auction Inc. regarding Pumpkin Fest 2012. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2012, from New Jersey Future Facts regarding Comprehensive Transit Inventory Allows for More Strategic Investment Decisions. 
  1. E-mail received September 26, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey regarding News from Downtown New Jersey. 

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding SOLD OUT Seminar. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding “Base Salary” Litigation Update. 
  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Reminder: 2012 Conference Resolutions.

 

  1. E-mail received September 17, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Reminder: 97th Annual League Conference Ticketed meal Functions. 
  1. E-mail received September 17, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 18, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Memorial Service for Stuart R Koenig, Esq. 
  1. E-mail received September 18, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 19, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding September 19 BPU Hosts Meeting on Storm Response Report Comment Period Ends Tomorrow. 

                                                                                                                                                                     

  1. E-mail received September 20, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding National Hunger Action Month and Upcoming League Seminar. 
  1. E-mail received September 24, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Brownfields EPA Grant Application Deadline. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminar. 
  1. E-mail received September 25, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding NJDEP Exemption from Permitting Requirements for Hurricane Irene Issues and Upcoming League Seminar. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Become a Better Public Servant for just $50.00 at the 2012 Conference, but only if you register before October 1st. 
  1. E-mail received September 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Final Reminder! 2012 Conference Resolutions. 

 

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

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2012, from Courter, Kobert & Cohen regarding Highlands Preservation Area Exemption Determination, Exemption #4 Block 7100, Lot 66 – Mazouz & Tomasa Jallad. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 25, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Remedial Action Report Approval for 7 Karen Place, Budd Lake. 
  1. E-mail received September 25, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Green Acres Funding Announcement. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2012, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Radon Action Awareness Month. 

DCA

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding 2012 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding NJEIFP Application Deadline. 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. E-mail received September 14, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding You’re Invited – MCPO 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. 

 

  1. E-mail received September 20, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris. 
  1. Minutes received September 28, 2012, from Morris County Planning Board regarding the July 19, 2012 Meeting. 

 

UTILITIES

  1. E-mail received September 18, 2012, from Broadband Properties regarding Community Leaders from Across U.S. Heading for Danville November 8-9.  PDF Correspondence

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Correspondence. There are 31pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone
have any questions or comments on any? Seeing none, we are on to Ordinances for Public Hearing. I open the hearing to the public on Ord. #31-2012 entitled:

Ord.#31-2012 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Amending Township Code Chapter 7 and Chapter 196 Section 43 to Provide for a Service Charge of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) When a Check or Automated Clearing House Online Payment Submitted to the Township is Returned.

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Thank you Mr. President. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #31-2012.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Roman: Is there anyone from the public who wishes to be heard? Okay, seeing none, any Council discussion?

Mr. Walsh:  Just one quick question.  Sherry, thank you again for your help on this one.  How many… I don’t know if that e-mail, you said how many would get per year?  I can’t remember.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  It varies; right now it’s about a hundred a year Pat is what we’re looking at.

Mr. Walsh:  About a hundred, okay.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  Yeah, it’s about a hundred.

Mr. Walsh:  Thank you.

Mrs. Maniscalco:  You’re welcome.

President Roman:  Okay, any other comments, Council Comments?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception of Mr. Walsh and Mr. Roman voted no.

President Roman: Okay, Ord. #31-2012 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 now open the hearing to the public on Ord. #32-2012 entitled:

Ord.#32-2012 Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey Appropriating $57,500 for Budd Lake Drainage Improvements to be Funded by a Community Development Block Grant.

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #32-2012.

Mr. Perkins:  Second. 

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded.  Does anyone from the public wish to be heard?  Seeing none, any Council discussion? Seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Ord. #32-2012 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. Okay, we are on to Ordinances for First Reading with a Second Reading of October 16, 2012. The first ordinance on the
Agenda for First Reading is:

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - second reading October 16, 2012

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. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you, Mr. President. I move Ord. #33-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 16, 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? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman:  The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

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. Walsh.

Mr. Walsh:  Yes, I move Ord. #34-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 16, 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: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Any Council discussion? Okay, seeing none, 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

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over).

 

  1. Resolution Providing for the Combination of Certain Issues of Water Utility Bonds of the Township of Mount Olive, New Jersey into a Single Issue of Bonds Aggregating $333,000 in Principal Amount.
  1. Resolution Determining the Form and Other Details of $5,778,000 General Obligation Bonds, Consisting of $4,603,000 General Improvement Bonds, $333,000 Water Utility Bonds, $142,000 Sewer Utility Bonds, Series 2012A and $700,000 Sewer Utility Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B of the Township and Providing for Their Sale.

 

  1. Resolution Providing for the Combination of Certain Issues of General Improvement Bonds of the Township into a Single Issue of Bonds Aggregating $4,603,000 in Principal Amount. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Establishing a “Complete Streets” Policy.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Mayor to Execute a Professional Services Contract with Connolly & Hickey for Historic Preservation Plan on Seward House.
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Reduction of Performance Guarantees for Morris Hunt Phase III. *revised

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Two-Year Extension of the Existing Developer’s Agreement with Rand Homes at Rockaway, LLC.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving the Submission of a Grant Application and Executed Grant Contract with New Jersey Department of Transportation for the Resurfacing of International Drive South Phase I Project.

President Roman: Okay we are on to Consent Resolutions. There are 10 Resolutions.  Does anyone wish to move any to Non Consent? Okay, I will move number seven to Non Consent.  Mrs. Labow.

Mr. Labow: Thank you Mr. President, I’d like to move Consent Resolutions one through six and eight through ten.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded, any Council discussion?  Does anyone from the public wish to be heard on any Consent Resolutions? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT

President Roman:  Okay, I moved number seven to Non Consent just to highlight it, in light of the recent events that happened this weekend.  I think one of our… should be our main goal…is to make sure we provide residents with public safety and this is one item that the Budd Lake Fire Department has been requesting for a while and it gives me great pleasure to be able to do that for them.  Not only to allow them to do their job but also to give them a little added benefit, safety to the residents.  With that can I get a Motion to approve number seven?  

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC for the Re-Bid# 15-2012 “Ladder Truck for the Budd Lake Fire Department.”

 

Mr. Mania:  So moved.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

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

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - None

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - None

President Roman:  Okay, we’re onto Motions, Mr. Perkins. 

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Approval of a Peddler’s Permit for Lawrence McMickle for door-to-door solicitation for Scott’s Lawn Service.
  2. Bill List.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President, I moved Consent Motions one and two.

Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded. Does anyone have any questions on any of the Motions or the Bill List?  Okay, seeing none, anyone from the public?  Seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: We’re on to Administrative Reports, Mr. Canning, Mr. Mayor.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Mayor Greenbaum:  I just have one thing.  I think we’d be remiss if we did not recognize the loss to our community this week of another teenager who unfortunately left us and left the community with a great void.  The services were on Saturday.  I made the Senior Center available to those who wanted to come back and I know many took advantage of it to reminisce after the service.  I hope that we go a long time without having to have the same type of recognition that we’ve lost another teenager in town.  Although you know, I know that we will be back here in three months or six months or a year because invincibility belongs to the young but the older recognize that nobody is invincible.

OLD BUSINESS

President Roman:  Any Old Business, Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  I just want to find out, with the electronic sign, do we need to act on that this evening or we’re gonna…

Mr. Canning:  No, no we don’t need a Resolution to approve on that.

Mrs. Labow:  Okay, I just wanted to make sure.  As far as the lighter on top, to be honest, a couple of us were saying that we kind of would like to have the project complete.  You don’t want to kind of put it in part of the way.  I would suggest that the gentleman who had done the sign for the Library, if we contact him to see…oh your on that already.  You already said that.  Otherwise, I would have to be honest with you that the price that they gave us is… I don’t think it’s going to get any better than that so…

Mayor Greenbaum:  If we have to, we’ll come back to it.  I’m sure that we’ll be able to go back there is need be. 

Mrs. Labow:  Okay.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Can I just add one thing to the Administrative Report? 

President Roman:  Yes, please.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I would be remiss, totally remiss if I didn’t thank everybody who volunteered or participated in the bicycle event that we had this Sunday.  For those who were present, I can only tell you that the feedback that we’re getting on the Municipal side is fantastic.  People love the events that we’re providing for them and the effort of the people who put it together, who ran it, who cleaned up afterwards, whether it be the Recreation Department, Buildings and Grounds or volunteers, was fantastic and I commend all of them for their efforts in that regard.

President Roman:  Thank you.  Mr. Mayor, you know how much I love to give you recognition so I will at this time give praise to Lisa Pignataro and the Recreation Department and Tim Quinn for an excellent event.  It pains me that I was not able to attend and participate in it but from having heard from the residents, I agree.  It was a well attended event and many were extremely pleased.

Mayor Greenbaum:  If you thought that the Tour de Mount Olive was good, then you should come out Thursday night to the Corner Pub for Oktoberfest which is being run by the Recreation Department.  I believe its six to eight o’clock.

Mrs. Labow:  Six to ten. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Six to ten.

Mrs. Labow:  Six to ten come anytime that works for you.

President Roman: I’m sure I’ll be there.  Mrs. Labow?

Mrs. Labow:  Thank you, I was very fortunate that I was available to volunteer on Sunday.  I had the registration table.  The pre-registration for the 28 mile run as mayor Greenbaum informed me.  I thought it was 26, he said no, it’s 28.  I did share with Rob Sunday evening… it was just so fantastic.  So many people came up and they were just really so excited and so happy about all of the community events going on and the feel of the town.  The positive attitude and I can’t thank Rob and Sean, Lisa Pignataro, our Recreation staff, Jill Daggon Liz Meininger and Heather… not Heather, I’m sorry.  Laura Rimmer, as well as Jim Lynch and the rest of… all of our crew.  I could go on.  I feel like I’m accepting the Oscar awards thanking everybody for my performance.

President Roman:  Like the Oscars, you would have been pulled off stage.

Mrs. Labow:  Oh look she’s blinking the light at me now.  I was just really excited. Ya… I know, start singing guys.  It was just really great to see so many people genuinely happy and excited.  I can’t wait.  I will be going Thursday night and I can’t wait for the mud run and just volunteering at these events is fantastic and to hear how happy the residents are it is absolutely fantastic so I encourage everybody to volunteer as much time as you can because it really makes you feel like your job is… everything we’re doing is … well I always feel it’s worthwhile anyway but it’s wonderful so thank you everyone.

NEW BUSINESS

President Roman: New Business? 

Mr. Mania:  Oh yes, we got a “thank you” letter from Ronetco Supermarkets.  We did the bagging.  Myself, Sean, the Mayor…

Mrs. Labow:  That was fun, wasn’t it?

Mr. Mania: And Lisa and we were delighted you could join us for our 2012 Shoprite Partners In Caring, the help bag hunger event at the Shoprite in Flanders.  Thank you for taking the time to help us raise awareness and funds for local food banks and pantries in the community served by Shoprite Supermarkets.  Your participation made a huge difference and our customers enjoyed interacting with you as they checked out.  We are truly grateful to your efforts and thank you again for joining us.  We helped bagged hunger in our neighborhood. 

President Roman:  Thank you very much.

Mr. Mania:  It was a fun time.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes, that is fun.

President Roman:  Thank you again for participating in that event.  Does anybody else have any New Business?  Okay, any Legal Matters?

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Augello:  Not this evening.          

COUNCIL REPORTS

President Roman:  We’re onto Council Reports. 

Recreation Liaison Report
President Roman:  On Recreation, I’m just going to touch on the bike event.  Mr. Mayor, I think you more than adequately espoused on that.  Football season is on the way.  I would be remiss if I did not make a little personal interjection here.  My son played for his first full game last night.  He had over eight tackles, one sack; one recovery so what you’re seeing here is an extremely proud father.  Board of Health, Mr. Perkins.

Board of Health Report
Mr. Perkins:  Yes Mr. President.  We had one applicant that came before us looking for a waiver from a set back off of a disposal field.  They’re trying to put a built in pool into the back yard.  Unfortunately the secondary pit needs to be moved, probably onto the front yard.  They have already spoken with the contractor.  When the applicant came forward, I directed her to go back.  They need to come back with a full plan on their site plan to show us exactly where the pool will be located.  That in fact the perk tests and the square footage calculation for the field actually are showing somewhere on the plans so that the board is comfortable in knowing that the pool literally could be put in the back.  She was a little hesitant but we directed her to go back.  Other than that it was just standard business.

President Roman:  Thank you; do you have anything for Legislative?

Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins:  No I don’t.

President Roman:  Mr. Walsh, do you have anything?

Mr. Walsh:  Just to remind everybody to vote on November 6th and that’s it for Legislative today.

Planning Board Report
Board of Education Liaison Report
President Roman:  Anything on Planning Board?

Mr. Walsh:  No, not tonight and BOE either. 

Open Space Committee Report
President Roman:  Open Space, Mr. Ferrante?

Mr. Ferrante:  Open Space meets next week.
 
Lake/Environment Issues Committee
Library Board Liaison
President Roman:  Anything on Lake?

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing on Lake.  The Library Board had their Fall Festival two Saturday’s ago.  They estimated around, over 2000 residents.  It was a big success, the best event they had for the past three years.  They just want to give a “thank you” to Jill Daggon in the Recreation Department for their assistance.

Mrs. Labow:  That was a fantastic event.

Safety Committee Liaison
Economic Development Committee Report
President Roman:  Mr. Nicastro, Safety?

Mr. Nicastro:  No reports on either yet.  Meetings are coming up.   

Mayor Greenbaum:  We do expect that there’s going to be a Safety Committee Meeting.  We’ve referred a number of different matters.  EMS response, what else is referred over there?

Mr. Canning:  Fire dispatch.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Fire dispatch.

President Roman:  Mr. Nicastro, do you recall if there has been any, at least movement or any desire to turn Old Wolfe Road into a one way, coming out onto Route 46?

Mr. Nicastro:  There has not been a meeting since that last one so there has been no correspondence.  We’ll follow up at this meeting again. 

President Roman:  If you wouldn’t mind if you would let me know when the next meeting is.  I would like to at least attend.

Mr. Nicastro:  I will let you know.

President Roman:  Okay, do you have anything for Economic Development?

Mr. Nicastro:  No, no meeting for that either.   

Senior Citizen Liaison
President Roman:  Okay Mr. Mania, Senior Citizen?

Mr. Mania:  Sean, when we going to our next Senior Meeting?  Let me know and I will join you.

Mr. Canning: About a week, week and a half.

Mr. Mania:  Okay.

President Roman:  Mayor?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Economic Development, although there hasn’t been a meeting.  We’ve been active in terms of meeting with different companies.  Last week we met with Toys R Us, we met with the new tennis club in town.  We’re hopeful that through our meetings that we’re going to… and we always express the fact that not only are we looking for expansion of business but we’re looking to keep the businesses that we have.  Generally the meetings are attended by myself, Sean, Lisa P. and Jeff Stadelman from the Economic Development Committee.  Joe Nicastro is usually present as well.  I invite all of you to attend these meetings.  I will make sure that it’s better publicized so that everyone is given as much time as possible to decide whether or not they want to come to these meetings. They have been very fruitful and I’m hopeful that they will produce additional revenue to the Township in the long run.  In terms of the Legislative, Sean and I both attended a meeting of our State Legislatures which was held in Blairstown.  A number of different issues were discussed, most of which did not relate to Mount Olive such as a consolidation of services.  Dealing mostly with smaller town issues, you know we obviously consolidate services wherever we can by taking over other services and we’re currently in the process of looking at various issues with other Towns that are out there in terms of… we’ll report on that if and when they come to fruition.  We did represent Mount Olive at a meeting of our Legislatures.  Paul Licitra was there as well.            

President Roman:  Thank you, Mrs.  Labow?

Mrs. Labow:  Also I noticed that a new business is going into the old CVS was down at Village Green.  Buddy’s I think it’s called?

Mr. Nicastro:  I think there’s one in Roxbury as well.

Mrs. Labow:  Yeah so that’s really good.  That’s a large piece of retail space that’s going to be occupied.

Mr. Perkins:  Buddy’s Small Lots.  Not Big Lots.

Mr. Mania:  Small Lots.

Mr. Perkins:  I think its smaller stores.

Mrs. Labow:  Oh, Small Lots okay, oh there …there not taking the whole…

Mr. Perkins:  There taking the whole store but compared to the…

President Roman:  The name of the business is Buddy’s Small Lots.

Mr. Perkins:  The other ones the Big Lots.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I have to tell you also through Sean and Lisa Pignataro’s efforts, the town is now actively recruiting businesses to come to town; smaller businesses that will fill up some of the stores on Route 46 and alike.  We’ve already met with one retailer that we thought was appropriate for a spot on Route 46 and he was incredibly impressed that a town would reach out to them to see if they were interested in expanding in Mount Olive.

Mrs. Labow:  We need a Trader Joe’s.  I’ve written to them so many times but I still haven’t gotten…

President Roman:  Careful, a couple more letters and you’re going to be listed as a…

Pride Committee Report
Mrs. Labow:  As a stalker?  Pride Committee met last week.  Neither… John you weren’t able to make it either, right?  They’re going to try and reach out to try and get some more help with the committee and they have their own e-mail account now, pridecommittee@mtolivetwp.org and that’s about it.

TNR Program
President Roman:  Anything on TNR?

Mrs. Labow:  TNR is having a vegan bake sale on Saturday at Shop Rite in Netcong.  I will be baking.  Just warning everybody right now because I never baked vegan before but we’ve been passing around recipes and last time we had a thousand dollar grant to do TNR at Hensyn Village and Kings Village.  Mostly Hensyn Village but we are still… the manager has not responded or hasn’t gotten back to us at this point and that’s about it right now.

PUBLIC PORTION

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

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Perkins:  It’s been a long night.  You know we’ve delved into some issues here.  Some things that… you know the best laid plans of mice and men.  I’ve been up here now, eleven years I guess and I can tell you that the Planning Board, where I’ve sat and the Zoning Board of Adjustment… as we’ve looked at things and what people had planned to do, does not always come to fruition.  A perfect example of something that has gone awry was the fire and the inability of the Township over the course of many, many years to find an adequate source of water supply for that area.  That only gets convoluted by the Highlands that’s come in and we can all thank our… I guess thank our State Legislature for that.  That’s going to make it increasingly tough to do anything there.  I think we were compassionate with the folks and everybody’s had a good chance to talk about that.  I had the pleasure, I guess again as I’ve been doing every year now since 911 of attending the tower… the tunnel to tower run, some fellow Marines of course were running in a group, which was nice and I get a chance to see some of the Firemen.  As I think most of the Council knows, I was just passing by the buildings when the first plane hit so I remember that day vividly.  I was unable to be at the bike event and not that anybody wants to see me in a pair of bike shorts.  That’s it Mr. President.

President Roman:  Mr. Mania?

Mr. Mania:  Well, I’m quite proud to be the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  Last night we had our officers meeting and were going to write a check out this coming Monday for $500.00 for the family that lost their home in the fire.  I’m’ quite proud to be a member of the Knights.

President Roman:  Mr. Mayor?

Mayor Greenbaum:  I spoke to Gary Timblin yesterday and he indicated that they are currently looking to rent a house in Mount Olive.  If anyone has any ideas in terms of houses that might be available to them, you should get in touch with me and I can get in touch with them or get in touch with them directly.

President Roman:  Thank you.

Mrs. Labow:  There are a lot of houses.

President Roman:  Mr. Ferrante?

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Roman:  Mr. Nicastro?

Mr. Nicastro:  No, just looking forward to the bocce ball tournament on Saturday.

Mr. Mania:  Me too.

Mrs. Labow:  Oh yeah you forgot to mention that in the Senior Citizen report.

President Roman:  Yeah there goin down!

Mr. Mania:  Way to go Alex.

President Roman:  Mr. Walsh?

Mr. Walsh:  I’m good thank you.

President Roman:  Mrs. Labow?

Mrs. Labow:  I’m also looking forward to the bocce ball.  I’ve never played and I can’t wait to play and then I’ll be running over to the vegan bake sale.

Mr. Mania:  Keep your eye on a pollino.

Mrs. Labow:  The what?

Mr. Mania:  That’s the small ball.

Mrs. Labow:  Oh, the small ball.

Mr. Mania:  Keep your eye on that.

Mrs. Labow:  I might have to go early; you may have to give me some pointers.

Mr. Mania:  It’s called the pollino.

President Roman:  Apparently I need to read up on how… apparently it’s not contact right?

Mr. Mania:  No, no, it’s not contact.

Mrs. Labow:  It’s not a contact sport Alex.

Mr. Mania:  I can give some private lessons if someone…

Mrs. Labow:  If you knock my ball out of place it might be contact.

Mayor Greenbaum:  At times it is contact actually because at times you have to play defense and you have to knock the ball out that’s closest to the little ball.

Mr. Mania:  If anyone desires a private lesson I’d be willing to accommodate.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I think that’s John’s stock line having nothing to do with necessarily…

President Roman:  Does that explain why he was winking at me?  With that can I get a Motion to Adjourn.                 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:57 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 October 16, 2012.


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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk
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