TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - October 5, 2010

 

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:25 President Tobey: We will begin with the Open Public Meeting Announcement as the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of reflection was earlier.

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT

According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. Notice has been posted at the Municipal Building , 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive Township , New Jersey and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present: Mrs. Labow, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Greenbaum, Mr. Tobey

 

Absent: Mr. Walsh

 

Also Present: Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; John Dorsey, Township Attorney; Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Bill Sohl, Business Administrator; Mayor David Scapicchio (7:11pm)

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

 

President Tobey: We're up to Approval of Minutes of the Previous Meetings. Mrs. Labow, would you please be so kind?

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, thank you Mr. President. I would like to have approval of:

September 21, 2010 WS (Mr. Perkins absent)

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Tobey: Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception of Mr. Perkins who abstained.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. Letter received September 27, 2010 from Bret Wien regarding Mt. Olive MC LLC (Marveland Farms).

 

  1. E-mail received September 29, 2010, from Downtown NJ Inc. regarding FYI Notice from Downtown NJ.

 

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES FROM OTHER TOWNS

 

  1. Resolution received September 20, 2010, from Rockaway Township regarding OPRA Changes.

 

  1. Resolution received September 23, 2010, from Washington Township regarding OPRA Changes.

 

  1. Resolution received September 30, 2010, from the Township of Montville regarding OPRA Changes.

 

DOT / DEP / LOI / HIG HLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding the 2010 Clean Water Council Public hearing.

 

  1. Letter received September 27, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding No Passing Zones on Route 206.

 

  1. Letter received September 27, 2010, from Larry Kron, Esq. regarding Goldmine Partners, LLC.

 

  1. Letter received September 30, 2010, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Verizon Mount Olive BL 7500, Lot 6 (5 Gail Drive)

 

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

 

  1. E-mail received September 17, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Shaping Nu – The State Partnership for Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity Prevention.

  1. E-mail received September 20, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Conference Information.

 

  1. E-mail received September 21, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Information on Three Upcoming Seminars.

 

  1. E-mail received September 21, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Federal Update for the Period Ending September 17, 2010.

 

  1. E-mail received September 22, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Register Now for the NJ Complete Streets Summit.

 

  1. E-mail received September 23, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding League Urges Action on Arbitration Reform.

 

  1. E-mail received September 23, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding FREE Event – Government Efficiency & Best Practices Forum.

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding FY 2011 Pension Contributions Est. Billing II – Office Space Available.

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Homestead Benefit Applications Begin.

 

  1. Letter received September 27, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the 19 th Annual Mayor's Legislative Day.

 

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding SADC Regulations.

 

  1. E-mail received September 27, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Proper Perspective on Pension Problems.

 

  1. E-mail received September 28, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Deadline Reminder. October 13 th Nominations, 9 th Annual innovation Goverance Awards II, Reminder, 2010 Conference Resolutions III and Best Practices Checklist Deadline.

 

  1. E-mail received September 28, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Disaster Management Reimbursement.

 

  1. E-mail received September 29, 2010, from Linda Desantis, RMC (New Jersey State League of Municipalities) regarding Mayor's Fax Advisory – 2010 Conference Resolutions.

 

  1. E-mail received September 29, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor's Letter and Sustainable Jersey Information.

 

  1. E-mail received September 30, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Mayor's October 2010 Newsletter.

 

  1. E-mail received September 30, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding New Content on DLGS Website, Updated CEU's on Understanding Municipal Liens & Primer on Foreclosure for Public Officials.

 

  1. E-mail received October 1, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding 2010 Shuttle Bus Schedule.

 

  1. E-mail received October 1, 2010, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding ADA Compliance.

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  1. Minutes received September 20, 2010, from the Morris County Planning Board regarding the July 15, 2010 meeting minutes.

 

  1. E-mailed received September 20, 2010, from Morris Tomorrow regarding the Morris Tomorrow – 2010 Lunar Golf Classic.

 

  1. E-mailed received September 24, 2010, from the Morris County regarding a Reminder for the Morris County Green Table.

 

  1. October – November 2010 Calendar of Events received September 27, 2010, from the Morris County Department of Human Services Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans.

 

DCA

 

  1. E-mail received September 24, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding 2011 Pension Billing Estimates.

 

  1. E-mail received September 30, 2010, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding Gov Connect Update: September 29, 2010.

 

UTILITIES

 

  1. Fax received September 27, 2010, from Comcast regarding HD Technology Fee.

 

  1. E-mail received September 29, 2010, from New Jersey natural Gas regarding Invitation to the 2 nd Annual NJ Natural Gas “Partners in Safety” Luncheon.

 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEAR ING

 

President Tobey: There's 37 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone wish to discuss any? Seeing none, we're up to Ordinances for Public Hearing. I open the hearing to the Public on:

 

Ord.#23-2010 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend and Supplement Certain Sections of Articles II, III, IV and VI of Chapter 400, Land Use, of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive. ( amended at Planning Board request)

 

President Tobey: Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none…

 

Mr. Greenbaum: I'll move it for approval.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, any Council discussion? Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I see Mr. Russell's not here this evening. I think at our last meeting he had addressed some concerns and I see that this is amended, removing the patio and deck…

 

Mr. Mania: Right, that's correct.

 

Mrs. Labow: I just want to bring that up because at the last meeting he had some concerns about that so… you John…

 

Mr. Mania: He brought it up at the Planning Board Meeting and that's why it's being amended.

 

Mrs. Labow: With those things, okay and you already talked to him?

 

Mr. Mania: Yes.

 

Mrs. Labow: Okay, great, thank you very much.

 

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

 

President Tobey: Ordinance #23-2010 is passed on second reading, and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law.

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - 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

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance of $72.00 for Alcohol Traffic Safety and Education.

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Rebidding for Snowplowing Services.

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with the Somerset County Cooperative Pricing System.

 

•  Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Place-to-Place Transfer of Alcoholic Beverage License #1427-44-004-006 Owned by Esscala Trading, LLC.

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive RE: Uhrmann v. Scapicchio, et al , Docket No. A-2023-05T2.

 

President Tobey: Moving on to Consent Resolutions, we have five listed. Any move to Non Consent? Okay, Mr. Perkins would you please move them.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President. I move for adoption of Consent Resolution numbers one through five.

 

Mr. Mania: I'll second it.

 

President Tobey: Thank you does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Any Council discussion? Roll Call please.

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS - None

 

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

 

RESOLUTIONS NON-CONSENT - None

 

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - None

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS - None

 

MOTIONS CONSENT

 

President Tobey: We are up to Motions. We have three listed. Mr. Mania, would you please move one through three?

 

Mr. Mania: I move:

 

  1. Approval of Raffle Application #2369 for Deer Path Montessori School; Raffle Application #2370

for the Lions Club Mt. Olive; Raffle Application #2371 & #2372 for the Jewish Center Mt. Olive; Raffle Application #2373 for St. James Episcopal Church.

 

  1. Approval of a Peddler's Permit for Colleen Labow for door-to-door soliciting. ( added)

 

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Perkins: Second.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and seconded. Does anyone from the public have any questions regarding the Bill List? Seeing none, Roll Call please.

 

ROLL CALL – Passed with the exception of Mrs. Labow who abstained on number two.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

President Tobey: We're up to Old Business. Any Old Business, Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: Thank you Mr. President. A few weeks back the Council had a presentation by Project Porchlight and I just wanted to report that we had met on September 26 th , we had approximately 20 volunteers. We went through Flanders and Cloverhill and Flanders Crossing. We were able to hit a few homes. We handed out 650 CFL bulbs. Based upon the electricity rate and dollars per kilowatt hour for JCP&L now and if one of those residents uses it for the recommended four hours per day, we should see the savings of approximately $80.00 per year. Collectively for the 650 bulbs that were distributed, the annual energy savings utilizing that should be $52,224.00. That equates to a life cycle air pollution reduction of 450,450 pounds of CO2 which is equivalent to us removing 37 and a half cars off the road for one year or replanting 45.44 acres of forest. We would like to see the program reinstituted through the Clean Energy Department to continue to finalize the rest of the residents within the Township and we'll move onto that as quickly as the Board of Public Utilities approves the funds.

 

Vice President Greenbaum: Thank you; does anyone else have any Old Business, Mr. Roman?

 

Mr. Roman: I just want to comment on that. Is there anything in that document that says how much mercury is being utilized?

 

Mr. Perkins: Utilized in production?

 

Mr. Roman: In the production and… while I applaud the use of saving energy. I do have a problem with… right now there is the disposal of those CFL bulbs and the mercury contained wherein so I would make sure that the group, maybe see the impact of the amount of mercury that's being put into the landfill from those endeavors.

 

Mr. Perkins: All 650 residents that were handed out the light bulbs were informed that they can have them turned in to Home Depot for free for recycling and that they were a recyclable item and there is less mercury in one of those bulbs then there is in an albacore can of tuna fish. Anything else.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I spoke to Mrs. Murphy about that program also because I wanted to do it with another group and unfortunately the State has eliminated the funding for it and this is the last week their going to be doing it and just hearing Mr. Perkins report on that, I think it's a great program, it's a great savings. I too share the same concerns that Mr. Roman had about the mercury and I was assured that there are methods of disposing. You don't want it to go into the landfills so they are taking that into consideration. I wish the program was still going on because I think the more people that start using those bulbs… you do save a tremendous amount of energy but cuts are cuts.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, is there any other Old Business, any New Business? Any Legal Matters Mr. Dorsey?

 

NEW BUSINESS - None

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Mr. Dorsey : I will just say this. I think the Council is all familiar that there's a dispute between Mr. Cataldo where he entered into a contract some years ago to convey a piece of property to him and a Mr. Testa. The re-foreclosure which has taken too long to do is about to be concluded. I have written to the attorney's for each of

 

 

them. Each of them has an attorney who's been in touch with me. The re-foreclosure is almost completed and the intention of the Council at this point is to complete the contract with Mr. Cataldo when the re-foreclosure is finalized, so you know, you'll have to take whatever action you're going to take in

 

that connection because I think we took the position after discussing it that Cataldo has a valid contract with the Township to buy this property. As a matter of fact, he's paid the full price.

 

Mr. Roman: Mr. Dorsey, if the plaintiff's attorney decides to sue, what is the Township liable for as far as attorney's costs?

 

Mr. Dorsey: I think your kind of making me restate my commitment.

 

Mr. Roman: Hey, you know, because unfortunately I suffer from bad memory but I kind of, do recall…

 

Mr. Dorsey: I don't think you're suffering from bad memory at all. I think you just want to get it out of the attorney and on the record.

 

Mr. Roman: If at all possible.

 

Mr. Dorsey: If Testa brings a suit… I told you that I'd go the first round with Cataldo at no cost to the Township.

 

Mr. Roman: Thank you very much.

 

Mr. Dorsey: That doesn't necessarily… no, that doesn't mean necessarily that Cataldo is 100% correct but I do think that there is a commitment to the Town… there is a commitment by the Township to complete this transaction.

 

Mr. Roman: I agree.

 

COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Board of Health Report

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mr. Dorsey. We are up to Council Reports. Does anyone on Council have any reports to offer? Mr. Perkins?

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, thank you Mr. President. On Saturday, September 25 th , six of the Board of Health members as well as the Health Officer and secretary attended the first annual Local Board of Health Certification Seminar. This will be, hopefully another event that will be held at least annually. It was sponsored by the NJ League… by the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association. What happens is, it was a day long course, we have reviewed all that and what it does now is it entitles our Board of Health members that attended that to utilize the initial CDHM after their names which designates them as a Certified Board of Health Member. We had by and large, Mount Olive Township was the largest representation down at this seminar.

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mr. Perkins. Mr. Roman

 

Recreation Liaison Report

 

Mr. Roman: Before this meeting… before the Council meeting Phil Tobey, myself and Rob Greenbaum were in attendance with some of the sports organizations in order to come up with a creative way to be able to fund maintaining our Township's fields and prevent them from getting into more of disarray. There were obviously some objections. I think we're going forward in a step where the sports organizations are going to be helping fund if not all but in some part for maintaining the Township fields without burdening the tax payers as a whole.

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mr. Roman. Any other Council Reports, Mr. Mania?

 

Senior Citizen Liaison

 

Mr. Mania: Just a reminder that on October 21 st at 12:00pm, I will make a presentation to the seniors of a plaque honoring Marie Ruggiero and naming the Senior Hall after her. I'm sure most of us have gotten invitations and I hope you all can attend.

 

Planning Board Report – None

 

Open Space Committee Report – None

Legislative Committee Report – None

Pride Committee Report – None

Board of Education Liaison Report – None

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – None

Safety Committee Liaison – None

Economic Development Committee Report – None

Library Board Liaison – None

Community Development Revenue Sharing – None

 

President Tobey: Any other Council Reports? Seeing none, we are up to the second Public Portion. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard?

 

PUBLIC PORTION

 

Ray Oser, Vice President, Mount Olive Seniors: I just wanted to reiterate what John Mania just mentioned. Four weeks ago tonight we passed a Resolution to honor Marie Ruggiero and I was in the audience and I was amiss for not getting up and thanking you at this time and at this moment I would like to thank each of you for passing that Resolution and for honoring one of our seniors who has done so much for Mount Olive. Also as John Mania mentioned, individual invitations have gone out to each of you. We hope that you will come on the 21st. It's at noon time. We have a short program which could be 20 to 30 minutes at most plus refreshments and we would like to see you in attendance and we welcome you to come and we thank you for your considerations for the seniors group and that's all I have to say, thank you.

 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you.

 

Mr. Mania: Thank you.

 

President Tobey: Does anyone else from the public wish to be heard?

 

Brittney Halber and Sandy Soldos, 5 th grade at Sandshore: Brittney: We are here tonight because we want to discuss the DARE program. Sandy: We are supposed to be having the DARE program but because it got cut we won't be having it this year. Brittney: We think that it is important that we 5 th graders have the program because we will control the future. One day one of us or someone we know will be President of the United States. Would it be a good example if people saw them doing drugs? Then those people might think that it's okay too but it's not. Sandy: More than 400,000 people die each year from tobacco related causes and about 3,000 people die a year from secondhand smoke, breathing in other people's smoke. Brittney: We would like to raise money for this program because we think that it is important for our choices in the future. We thought about doing fundraisers and we thought it would be a good idea to help the 5 th graders in our school, get this program back. Thank you for listening to us tonight. Have a nice night.

 

Mayor Scapicchio: Brittney, why don't you tell the Council the story that you told me in my office about your grandmother quitting smoking.

 

Brittney: Alright… my sister, she's two years older than me, in 7 th grade. She did the DARE program in 5 th grade like I wish too. She told my grandmother about it and my grandmother realized what she was doing could really hurt her so soon she started to stop smoking as many cigarettes and soon enough she was not smoking them at all.

 

Mayor Scapicchio: Thank you.

 

President Tobey: I would like to thank the both of you on behalf of the Mount Olive Township Council for coming this evening and standing up here and sharing your concerns and it's a concern for all of us also. These are difficult times that we are in and if you have suggestions and you're looking to raise money, I'm certain that the Mayor and Mr. Sohl and everyone up here is receptive to any ideas and suggestions that you can bring forward to help us, hopefully find a solution to that because we are still brainstorming and hopefully something will work out so thank you very much.

 

Mrs. Labow: Mr. Tobey…

 

President Tobey: Mrs. Labow?

 

 

Mrs. Labow: Do we know how much… the amount of money that's going to be needed to be raised to fund the DARE officers for the… what is it? The four, 5 th grade classes? What dollar number are we looking at?

 

President Tobey: I don't think there's a specific dollar number because there are a lot of other variables that go into it in terms of personnel. Unless the Mayor has some comment on that. That's something I think…

 

Mrs. Labow: If we could get an idea of like how much money do we actually need and what does it entail to continue the program.

 

President Tobey: Mr. Greenbaum?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: It's my understanding Colleen that it's not simply funding the program. We have gotten to a level now in terms of the numbers of police officers that we have, that the Police Chief has made the decision in terms of allocation of resources, that to dedicate one or two police officers to the DARE program would significantly reduce services in other areas that he feels are more needy then the DARE program. It's not something that one can say, you know what, if we got $7,000.00 together we would then have enough money to run the DARE program. It's simply a question of taking an officer off some other duty that now is not being covered by somebody else.

 

Mrs. Labow: Right.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: The answer to the question is that it might actually require hiring another police officer to be able to provide that service.

 

Mrs. Labow: My thoughts are, that I'm wondering not just in our community but in other communities, we actually have a lot of people who live in our community who are retired police officers and perhaps if we could reach out to people who are retired police officers who might be willing to be certified to teach the DARE program that might be an avenue that we could look at instead of taking some officers off of patrol to put them in the classroom. That might be an option and I don't know if anybody's thought about that so…

 

President Tobey: Mayor?

 

Mayor Scapicchio: Brittney and Sandy have.

 

Mrs. Labow: Oh, there you go. We think alike.

 

Mayor Scapicchio: In fact we had a good conversation in my office a little while ago and they've come up with three that I wrote down here, possibly a corporate sponsor, possibly having a retired police officer that's trained in DARE donating his or her time in the classroom. Another option was maybe reducing or exploring the option of reducing the amount of time that the officers spends giving DARE classes and maybe cut that to some degree so there's some issues out there. We will explore them with the Chief. I explained to the girls how we got to where we are. I'm not sure they completely understood everything that I said. Their parents were there so hopefully they did and they can try to explain it a little better but we're in a problem in this State and unfortunately, and I said this in this meeting. I think, although I support what the Governor is doing, I think that in our instance here in Mount Olive Township we are sort of being penalized because we've been doing the right things in terms of cutting back costs, consolidating departments, giving dual responsibilities to employees, not reducing employees when they've retired so that level, that bar has come down for us and now for us to be imposed with a 2% cap really creates a problem. Counter that with a municipality that hasn't been doing some of the things we've done, they've got a lot more room to cut then we do. I mean we're down to bare bones at this point so that's really where we're at and we'll try to solve the problem the best we can.

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mayor. Does anyone else from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, any Council Comments? Mr. Perkins…

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Mr. Perkins: Thank you Mr. President. A little bit of good news and a little bit of disappointing news. On September 19 th the American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Jersey held their second annual, here in Mount Olive, POW-MIA Commemoration Day. I attended that event. Unfortunately I noted that no one from our Administration nor from the Council was able to attend that and quite ironically enough we literally had… let's put it this way, the Mayor and Township we're supposed to make an introductory speech and a welcome. I substituted and stood in for the Council and the Mayor and let it be known that we were presented, the

 

 

Township with a certificate which I will give to the Clerk. It's in appreciation presented to the Township of Mount Olive, in recognition and grateful appreciation for outstanding patriotic service to the community. State

and nation through the support of the POW/MIA Tribute which contributes to the achievement of our programs and activities dedicated to our God and Country. It is presented the 19 th day of September 2010. Being a Vietnam Veteran who's left some of his friends back there, I was probably hurt that none of you were able to attend that. We did have adequate notice. Be that as it may, the event went swimmingly. The park was very well maintained and cleaned. I know there was no issue when it was visited by Mr. Lynch or anyone else afterwards. My understanding from speaking to Senator Bucco is that next year it will be down in Trenton and it is my hope that they will come back to Mount Olive Township sometime soon. Thank you Mr. President.

 

President Tobey: Thank you Mr. Perkins. Our next item on tonight's… excuse me, Mr. Greenbaum?

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Yes, a couple things. First of all Ray, you know I had intended on going. I was in service to the Township I was coaching travel soccer, U-9 Girls and so I was unable to attend but I think it's a great event. I'm glad it was held here in Mount Olive and I'm glad that you were able to actually attend the event although I don't really understand why you substituted in because you went as a representative as the Council.

 

Mr. Perkins: No I didn't Mr. Greenbaum.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Okay, so then you went on your own for whatever reason.

 

Mr. Perkins: That's right.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: You didn't go on behalf of the Council. I think that's really cutting hairs but I'm glad someone was there…

 

Mr. Dorsey: Splitting hairs.

 

Mr. Greenbaum: Splitting hairs, secondly Mayor, giving some additional thought to the meeting that we had with respect to Recreation today and our desire to maintain the fields, find some creative solution to maintaining the fields that we have without raising addition taxes, I recall sometime ago that there was some interest in putting either solar or wind driven electrical generators on the old Combe Fill North Landfill. Maybe that's something that we should explore at this point without encumbering it so that we can't later generate income through further commercial development. I'd like you to go back and look through your records to see who actually had shown an interest and I think that there may be substantial revenue that we can actually see from creative use of the landfill, even without selling it or for development rights at the present time. We may be actually able to generate enough money to be able to maintain all of our fields based upon what we can do just on the landfill itself.

 

Mayor Scapicchio: Thank you.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, Mrs. Labow?

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I just want to… speaking on the MIA/POW event, celebration, memoriam that happened on the 19 th . I actually had to go to another function for a fundraiser and I just want to say that Congressman Frelinghuysen came to that event. He came rushing in and he came up to me and he said that he was trying to make it up to Mount Olive for that event and he had so many other events and he was so sorry that he couldn't make it but that is one event that he tries to make. Literally he ran into the other event so I just want to make sure… he was here in spirit as many of us were but he just couldn't get here in person. I thank you for being there Ray.

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, I actually spoke to Rodney.

 

Mrs. Labow: Yes, he was really upset about it and here I was. I didn't get over there either so it's like sometimes we just can't get to everything although we would like to.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, Mr. Perkins…

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes, just a quick response. It's not an issue. Look, everybody is busy. We understand that. Everyone is filling in whether you're coaching or doing something else and that's it. It's when a specific entity from the Township is listed on the Agenda as being an introductory speaker and that person's name is called and no one comes forward then my standing there and getting up and saying okay, I'll do it. That's the crook.

 

 

Some of us we're supposed to be there, they weren't there. If they can't honor our Veterans and those people that have not returned from war then who can we honor? Thank you Mr. President.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, any other Council Comments? Moving on we're going to go into an executive session for a personnel matter at the conclusion of that, there will be no further business discussed and simply an adjournment. Mr. Perkins, would you kindly move us into Executive Session?

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Personnel (Union) Matters

 

Mr. Perkins: Yes Mr. President. In accordance with section of seven and eight of the Open Public Meetings Act I make a Motion that we move into Executive Session for the reason of Personnel / Union Matters discussions.

 

Mrs. Labow: Second.

 

President Tobey: Thank you, it's been moved and seconded. All in favor?

 

AYE

 

Mr. Perkins: At conclusion of that issue, minutes will be available.

President Tobey: Thank you

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:31pm.

 

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Phil Tobey, Council President

 

I, Lisa 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 19, 2010.

 

 

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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