The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 8:20 p.m. by Council President Labow. 

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. Ferrante, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Staszak, Mr. Mania and Mrs. Labow

Absent:           Mr. Nicastro

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Mayor Robert Greenbaum

President Labow:  John was so funny…Mr. Ferrante was like I have two choices, it’s either going to be a yes or a here.  I’ve done that many times.  I just want to state for the record that Mr. Nicastro is not feeling well this evening and hopefully he is on the road to recovery. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  That’s because he was out in the rain yesterday for the Mount Olive Child Care and Learning Center Golf outing, which he ran.

Mr. Perkins:  Golf...

President Labow:  Yes.  He was in charge of the Mount Olive Child Care and Learning Center Golf outing.  All the e-mails we got and all the work he did for it and then on the one day of the week, it poured the whole day.  It was cold and miserable.  A lot of tidy work goes into making these events successful.  He does a great job.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It really wasn’t that cold and it was only miserable for about six holes.  Most of us got in before the deluge.

President Labow:  Before the deluge...goodness, that’s always the way.  That’s the one thing with outdoor events.  Outdoor events are actually fantastic when the weather cooperates, when it doesn’t it’s really rough.  We had our Pledge of Allegiance during the Workshop and now we are onto Approval of Minutes.  Mr. Ferrante, would you please move the Minutes for us?

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

September 17, 2013 WS, PM & CS (Mr. Mania absent)

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure, I approve the Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session Minutes of September 17, 2013.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Any comments, concerns?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.  

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception Mr. Mania abstained. 

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received September 13, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding Ready to Tackle the Tough Issues?  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 13, 2013, from Trans Options regarding Great Prizes in Walk This Way, International Walk to School Day and More!  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 16, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding DNJ Program “Downtown Development – How to Ensure Success Through Best Practices.”  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 16, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Nominations for 2013 Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards – Now Due Oct 1.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 17, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Creating & Promoting Local & Regional Destinations – September DRMI Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 18, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Date Clarification:  September DRMI Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 18, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Still time to register for FREE DNJ Downtown development Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 18, 2013, from Morristown Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center regarding Hunger Walk 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received September 20, 2013, from Borough of Netcong regarding Ordinance # 2013-11.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 20, 2013, from Sustainable Raritan River Initiative regarding Date Change: Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference:  December 5, 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 23, 2013, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Have you submitted your nominations for the Downtown New Jersey Excellence Awards.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 27, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding We’ve Got You Covered.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 30, 2013, from TransOptions regarding Walk this Way Begins Tomorrow – Register Today!  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 30, 2013, from Marceil, LLC regarding Upper Raritan Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) 148 Sand Shore Road (Block 2801, Lot 78).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 30, 2013, from Kari T. Cooke regarding Thank You.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 1, 2013, from Advancing Opportunities regarding Newsletter of Advancing Opportunities Fall 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received October 1, 2013, from TransOptions regarding Reminder 2013 Traf-Alert Survey.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received October 2, 2013, from National League of Cities regarding Tell Congress to end the Federal Shutdown.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received October 3, 2013, from Morristown Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center Re: Don’t Miss Hunger Walk 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received October 3, 2013, from Mount Arlington Borough regarding Mount Arlington Resolution 2013-108.  PDF Correspondence

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. Letter received October 4, 2013, from New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding the 98th Annual League Conference.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Email received September 13, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Post Sandy Flood Mitigation Studies.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 23, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding International Drive South Phase I Resurfacing.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 24, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Soil Sampling Approval (10 Sunset Drive, Mount Olive Township).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received September 24, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Marceil Redevelopment (Block 2801, Lot 78) 148 Sand Shore Road, Mount Olive Township.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 24, 2013, from Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. regarding Exxon Service Station #3-0608, 114 Route 206, Flanders (Mount Olive Township).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 25, 2013, from Courage to Connect NJ regarding Landslide Victory for School Regionalization.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 30, 2013, from Keller & Kirkpatrick, Inc. regarding Highlands Applicability and Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Consistency Determination – Exemption Request for Replacement of County Bridge 1401-107 Flanders Drakestown Road over South Branch of the Raritan River.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received October 1, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System (20 Hillcrest Ave, Block 3501, Lot 25).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 1, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Fall Forestry Festival.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received October 3, 2013, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Superstorm Sandy: Waterway Debris Removal Project.  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Letter received September 19, 2013, from Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding Adopted Resolution which declares the month of September as “Go Gold Month”.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 20, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris September 20, 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received September 23, 2013, from Morris County Board of Taxation regarding Abstract of Ratables Morris County 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received September 23, 2013, from Morris County Department of Planning and Development regarding MCPB Minutes.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 27, 2013, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris September 27, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA

  1. Email received September 27, 2013, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding MSA Approved Meeting Minutes – August 22, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received October 3, 2013, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding Allocations for the participating municipalities in the 4.31 MGD Water Pollution Control Plant.  PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

  1. Email received September 16, 2013, from First Energy Corp regarding JCP&L Partnering with IBEW Local 102 on Storm Work.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 17, 2013, from Cablevision regarding Unreturned Equipment Fee Reduction.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received September 17, 2013, from Cablevision regarding Programming Changes.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received September 25, 2013, from First Energy Corp regarding JCP&L to Perform Transmission Aerial Patrols.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 1, 2013, from Comcast regarding Channel Changes.  PDF Correspondence

President Labow:  Correspondence.  We have 43 pieces of Correspondence.  Would anyone like to address any of our Correspondence this evening?  Seeing none.  We are moving right along.  We have our Ordinances for Public Hearing.  Let me just get my little sheet here.  Alrighty.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Ord.#24-2013 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, State of New Jersey to Modify Chapter 400, “Land Use” to Add a New Section to be Known as Article X, “Highlands Preservation Area Exemption Standards.” PDF Ord – J. Nicastro (continue to Oct. 22, 2013)

Ord.#25-2013 An Ordinance to Amend and Supplement the RR-AA and RR-A Rural Residential Zone Districts in Chapter 400, “Land Use” to Establish a New Conditional Use to Consist of Accessory Apartments Exclusively for the Implementation of the Mount Olive Accessory Apartment Program in Accordance with the Township’s Third Round Housing Element & Fair Share Plan & Spending Plan. – PDF Ord – R. Perkins (continue to Oct. 22, 2013)

Mrs. Lashway:  The last meeting of the Planning Board was cancelled, so they have not had an opportunity to review the first two Ordinances.  We do need to continue them to the October 22nd meeting.

President Labow:  We’ll just make a motion to continue?

Mrs. Lashway:  Yes.

President Labow:  Alrighty, Mr. Ferrante, would you make a motion to continue Ordinance #24-2013 for us?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I move to continue Ordinance #24-2013.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Do we have to do a Roll Call?  Roll Call please.

 ROLL CALL:           Passed Unanimously 

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins, would you please continue Ordinance #25-2013?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Madam President.  I make a motion that we continue Ordinance #25-2013 to October 22, 2013.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously 

President Labow:  The next item on the Agenda for first…no this is second reading…sorry I had to turn my page over.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #26-2013 entitled

Ord.#26-2013 Ordinance Amending Section 3 and Section 6(b) of Bond Ordinance Numbered 1-2013 of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Finally Adopted

 

February 5, 2013, in Order to Amend the Appropriation and the Authorization Amounts and the Average Useful Life. PDF Ord – A. Roman

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins.  I’m sorry, Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #26-2013.

Mr. Perkins:  Second. 

President Labow:  Any discussion from the Council?  Anyone from the public?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:                        Passed Unanimously 

President Labow:  Ordinance #26-2013 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 – October 22, 2013 Second Reading

President Labow:  Next on our Agenda, we have Ordinance #27-2013.

Ord.#27-2013 Ordinance Appropriating $212,016 to be Received From the 2013 Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for Improvements to the Former Baptist Church in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey. PDF Ord – J. Staszak

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak, would you please move that for us?

Mr. Staszak:  Yes.  I move Ordinance #27-2013 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey 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 Labow:  Thank you.  Any Council discussion?  Seeing none.  Anyone from the public?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:                        Passed Unanimously 

President Labow:  Next item on the Agenda for first reading is Ordinance #28-2013.

Ord.#28-2013 Bond Ordinance Amending Section 3(h) of Bond Ordinance#13-2013 (as Amended by Bond Ordinance# 25-2012, #33-2012 and #6-2013) of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey in Order to Provide for Turkey Brook Tot Lot Improvements. PDF Ord – J. Mania

President Labow:  Mr. Mania, would you please move that Ordinance for us?

Mr. Mania:  Thank you, Madam President.  I move Ordinance #28-2013 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey 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.

President Labow:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Labow:  Thank you.  Any Council discussion?  Seeing none.  Anyone from the public?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

Mrs. Lashway:  Mr. Mania, I went out of order.  I’m sorry.

Mr. Mania:  What’s that?

President Labow:  She went out of order.

Mr. Mania:  That’s okay.

Mr. Roman:  I’m calling La Raza. This shit is going to stop.

Mrs. Lashway:  I looked right at Alex and called him Mr. Mania.

Mr. Roman:  We look alike, that’s why.  We get that a lot.

Mr. Staszak:  I’m not going there. 

President Labow:  That was so funny.

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 – J. Ferrante

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Sale of Budd Lake Fire Department’s Ladder 58. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Extending the Hours that Turkey Brook Park is Ppen on October 18, 2013 to Accommodate the Mount Olive Birder Club’s Proposed Owl Walk. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of the Contract for Carnival Services to McCafferty Enterprises Co., Inc. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Extension of a Contract with The Liberty Store for DPW & Dispatcher Uniforms and Accessories. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Change Order to the Contract for the Municipal Building HVAC Re-Commissioning Previously Awarded to EMCOR Services New York/New Jersey. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of Contracts for Snowplowing Services to Andy Matt Inc., MD Savage LLC and Salmon Bros., Inc. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Abate Certain Nuisance Properties Located at Block 3303 Lot 1, Block 2801 lot 88 and Block 6202 Lot 11. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of a Purchasing Contract (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of One Purchasing Contract (Finch Fuel). PDF Res

 

  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 (Green Hills Excavating, Inc. – revised). PDF Res

 

  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 (Edmunds & Associates). PDF Res

 

  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 (North Jersey Landscape). PDF Res
  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 (Direct Machinery Sales Corp.). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Various Open Space Balances (Morris County Soil Conservation, Norton Conservation, McManimon & Scotland & Sally Rausa). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Enter into a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with “The Cooperative Purchasing Network” for the Conduct of Certain Functions Relating to the Purchase of Work Materials and Supplies for their Respective Jurisdictions. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Two Contract Balances with Van Cleef Engineering Associates. 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 Revenue into 2013 Municipal Budget ($10,000 for 2013 NJ Sustainable Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Various Grant Balances (Click It or Ticket, Historic Preservation, Baptist Church, DDEF & Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township Attorney to Execute the Settlement Agreement on Behalf of the Township Defendants in the Uhrmann Litigations. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Capital Budget Amendment for Various Historic Preservation Projects. 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 Revenue into 2013 Municipal Budget ($2,920.81 for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Release of a Cash Performance Bond, Surety Bond, and Inspection Fees for the Site Improvements for the Property Identified as Block 4100 Lot 9 (Wachovia Bank). PDF Res

President Labow:  Council Resolutions, we have how many…we have a lot of Resolutions this evening.  All total, we have twenty-two.  Would anyone like to have any moved to Non-Consent?  Seeing none.  Mr. Ferrante, would you please move our Consent Resolutions this evening, one through twenty-two?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I move Consent Resolutions numbers one through twenty-two.

Mr. Mania:  Second.

President Labow:  Do we have any discussion on our Resolutions this evening?  Seeing none.  Anybody from the public?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously 

CONSENT MOTIONS – J. Nicastro

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 
President Labow:  Mr. Staszak, would you please move our Bill List?

Mr. Staszak:  Certainly.  I move the Bill List for…

Mr. Mania:  Second.

Mr. Staszak:  Can I finish?  Patience, Mr. Mania, I know it’s been awhile.

President Labow:  Any questions about the Bill List?  Any concerns?  Seeing none.  Roll Call please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Labow:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Mayor and Mr. Canning.  Can you give us the good news?

Mr. Canning:  Sure.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We both have…I’ll let Mr. Canning go first.

Mr. Canning:  Just a couple of things.  If anybody has had the fortune to be up there, the Givaudan Trails are really taking shape.  They finished putting down the stone dust and QP last week around the bollards.  It really has taken the aspect of a trail now.  It looks really nice.  The bollards will be cut down in the next week or two.  The guiding rope will be put in by our personnel and Givaudan and then everything still left to be done, whether it’s done this year or into next year, will be the kiosks.  Givaudan is postponing the ribbon ceremony.  I think they’re going to do it in March, they want to make sure everything is really perfect up there.  It looks beautiful.  We’ll be moving onto the next phase next Spring. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  If you have a mountain bike, it’s about a mile each direction.  It’s really a nice ride right along the old Morris Canal. 

Mr. Canning:  Two people I want to recognize on our team, Lisa Pignitaro did all sorts of leg work dealing between Givaudan and the State DEP.  We’ve had conversations that were with the State from the mild to the wild.  It was a heck of a roller coaster, but she did a very good job navigating that.  Frank Wilpert, Jr. and his group up there, they are phenomenal.  I can’t say enough about them.  Frank always gets the job done and he and his crew are terrific.  Three Phase at Turkey Brook, another large project that was on the front burner for this year.  Again, ran into some problems with the utility company, that is done.  Finally pulled all the wires, plugged it in and everything but one light up in Turkey Brook Park is working and Musco is going to come out and replace that.  Frank was able to get that done with his crew.  They spent a lot of time in August with a chip hammer for a week going through the shelf rock that was unanticipated.  They did a good job.  The mailing for the auto refuse is in the final stages.  That’s going to be going out, if not tomorrow, by Friday.  The mailing will be going to every resident that’s going to receive a new auto refuse can.  They will be getting that mailing like we had said they were going to.  We’ve already started some on Face Book and that will be picking up as the next couple of weeks go by.  The cans should be delivered on or about November 12th.  Within the cans will be another brochure/flyer/instructional and anybody still requiring help after that can contact either myself or Public Works.  We’ll go right to the residents, spray on the road where to put the can.  We’ll do whatever we have to do to try to reduce the hiccups in this program.  That’s all I have.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I have a couple...first, I’d like to read two letters that I received which really goes to an issue that people don’t deserve enough credit: 
Dear Chief Faluotico, On August 5, 2013, I fell from a ladder at my residence in Bennington sub-division in Flanders.  I suffered a serious fracture ultimately requiring surgery and was bearing the worst pain imaginable.  My wife called 911 and Flanders Fire and Rescue arrived in minutes.  I would be remiss if I did not write to tell you about the professionalism of the care I received and as importantly, the amazing sensitivity and concern with which our squad treated me following this accident.  It goes on further to really congratulate the Flanders Squad including Bruce Gallagher and Nicole Shields and Casey Elms. 
I received another letter:
Dear Mayor Greenbaum: Please accept this donation of $100.00 as a token of our appreciation for the care, concern and response provided to Charlie and me on August 24th.  We were hit head on in a car accident on North Road and your EMT from Flanders was very quick to arrive.  A very special thank you goes to Susan Scribner, who is a member of the Budd Lake Rescue Team.  She was behind their car that night and took very special care of her.  Kudos again, to the people who work the hardest on behalf of the residents of Mount Olive as volunteers.

A couple of things I need to mention.  The McMatch Food Drive: I don’t know if you are all aware for the second year in a row, Mount Olive, thanks to the great efforts of Lisa Pignitaro in coordinating the community effort, was successful in raising $7,128.00 worth of contributions.  We were the biggest contributor in our group, which is the largest group and the biggest contributor overall, so there will be an award coming to Mount Olive for the McMatch Food Drive.  A special thank you to Dorsey and Semrau, Sams Club, Mount Olive Manor, Motion Kia of Mount Olive and to the Township staff in terms of winning.  I don’t know if you are all aware, but the Tot Lot is moving forward at breakneck speed, in a great way.  For the time being and maybe permanently, it is being called Mount Playmore.  I don’t know ultimately what it’ll end up at, but that is what Rec is calling it.  There is a design day on Thursday, November 7th at the Mount Olive Senior Center.  One of the things which is really interesting is the coordination between the Township, the company that is running this and the school system because the design day and the school system have designed a program where the G&T students are actually coming in and real world helping in the design of the project.  Our best and our brightest kids are coordinating through the school system to be part of this project, which really was part of the vision of what we wanted to do with this project.  It was a great decision on our part to move this forward in this fashion and I know we’re all going to be really proud at the end of the day.  Rec has an event coming up, the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Fund Raiser for Mount Olive Recreation.  It is being held at the Corner Pub on Thursday, October 10th and Friday, October 11th.  I know that the Corner Pub has a lot of great things planned including giveaways on those two days.  It’s from 6 to 10.  There’s beer tasting and food paring.  Friday, Oct 11th, all day Open Haus party.  You can contact the Corner Pub at (973)584-2345.  That’s all that I have.

President Labow:  Thanks a lot.  Thank you.  I just want to…I’m surprised you didn’t read the one letter that was sent to you, the three children thanking Mr. Canning for helping their Mommy.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes, that was a very interesting story.  On my Face Book page, I had received a message, a private message from somebody who had called the Town about this terrible odor that they had smelled.  They didn’t know where it was coming from and ultimately, the mother went outside and found that the smell was emanating from a dead animal.  She called the Township and the Township took the normal position that if it’s on your property, it’s your responsibility.  After that the resident contacted me, I contacted Mr. Canning and I said let’s get somebody out there to take care of the problem.  Lo and behold, I find out that Mr. Canning, in his suit, went out and bagged this dead fox that had obviously been there for some time because as the way it was described to me, it was maggots and bones.  That was pretty much all that was present.  The mother wrote me a very nice thank you message that obviously was from her, but it was written from the point of view of the three kids helping Mommy out.  It really does go to show, Mr. Canning as an exemplary member of our staff going beyond what is expected.  It really does make a difference in the community.  We put it up on the Face Book page, it got a tremendous amount of hits and I know all of Sean’s friends from other towns were contacting him about hamsters that they needed removed. 

President Labow:  I know that Mr. Canning is embarrassed and he’s going to actually say something to me later, but it is absolutely true, you lead by example.  The Mayor leads by example, Sean leads by example and it’s a kind of service that we like to give our residents letting them know that we care about them.  We try to do whatever we can when we can to help out.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Let me raise one other issue before we move on to the next section.  It relates to the Fenimore Landfill.  I don’t know how many of you have been following what’s going on as it effects Mount Olive, but there have been a number of reports to the Township, to the DEP and on my Face Book page that people have smelled what they considered to be rotten eggs that they attribute to the landfill.  Each of the reports has been checked out by our Health Department and I continue to monitor that…I believe at the current time, it is in the best interest of Mount Olive to continue to monitor the complaints through the Health Department.  The DEP and Roxbury are dealing with the issues directly.  At the present time, I don’t believe that Mount Olive’s involvement in the problem will change the course of the resolution and so I continue to monitor it on a daily basis through our Department Heads, specifically the Health Department, but all of the other Department Heads as well.  I will give you updates if there is any change to that situation.  Certainly, if you come to know of anyone who has any specific complaints related to those smells or anything having to do with the landfill, they need to contact the Health Department immediately so that those complaints can be checked out.  I don’t know if the Board of Health is dealing with the issue at all.  I’ll speak to you afterwards about the issue.

President Labow:  Sounds good, thank you very much.  We have next, Old Business.  Any Old Business?  Seeing none.  Any New Business?  Seeing none.  Moving right along, Legal Matters. 

 

 

LEGAL MATTERS
Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Madam President.  Administration, as well as the other Departments have been keeping our office pretty busy the last couple of weeks, which is good.  Other than that, nothing specific tonight.

President Labow:  Very good.  Thank you.  I also want to thank your office, you have always been very responsive in questions, concerns.  Thank you very, very much.

Mayor Greenbaum:  How’s Joe working out?

Mr. Pasek:  Good.  He’s been there about a month or so.

President Labow:  He’s still there?

Mr. Pasek:  He’s still there.

President Labow:  Send him up here, we’ll straighten him out.  By the way, he is welcome to come.

Mr. Pasek:  Yes, he is a Mount Olive resident.

President Labow:  Yes, he’s a Mount Olive resident.  Tell him we’d love to have him.

Mr. Pasek:  I’ll mention it to him.

President Labow:  We’ll even make a seat for him.  Which one of these chairs drops really fast?  We’ll have that one for Joe.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It’s the one you’re sitting in currently, Colleen.

President Labow:  Oh, that’s what the problem is.  I used to be tall before this meeting started.  Now, we have our Council Reports.  Mr. Ferrante, would you please give us your report?

COUNCIL REPORTS

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison – none
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  The only report I have today is just a reminder that this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m will be the Lake clean up.  They will be working around the beach area and then all along the coast by Route 46.

President Labow:  The coast?  The shoreline.

Mr. Ferrante:  The shoreline.

President Labow:  I was thinking, now we…just teasing you John.  Next, we have Mr. Perkins. 

Mrs. Lashway:  What about Mr. Mania?

President Labow:  Mr. Mania...I’m sorry.  Instead of going alphabetical, I was going down this way.

Mr. Perkins:  Your choice, Madam President.

President Labow:  I would say Mr. Mania, would you please give us your reports.

Mr. Mania:  Thank you.

President Labow:  I was working like this…

Senior Citizen Liaison - none
Planning Board Report
Mr. Mania:  Right.  We have a Planning Board Meeting coming up this Thursday.  The application will be before us for that dome that’s proposed up at the Solar Sun Club up there.

Mayor Greenbaum:  There should be a vote on that issue.

Mr. Mania:  Pardon?

Mayor Greenbaum:  There should be a vote on that.

Mr. Mania:  Yes.  This will be the third meeting.  I had to listen to the CD’s for the past two meetings, but I will be attending.

President Labow:  Very good.  Thank you.  Next we have…Mr. Nicastro is not here.  We have Mr. Perkins.

Open Space Committee Report – none
Safety Committee Liaison – none

Economic Development Committee Report - none
Board of Health Report - none
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Perkins:  Board of Health...Madam Chair, thank you.  The Board of Health meeting was cancelled last month, they couldn’t get a quorum.  Legislative Committee, I’ve gotten the assurances from Assemblywoman McHose, as well as Senator Oroho, anything that they can do, they like working the Mayor and Mr. Canning on different items.  Obviously, right now we’re in re-election mode, wishing them the best.  Nothing to report on Economic Development.

President Labow:  Is Economic Development Committee meeting or…?

Mr. Perkins:  I haven’t had a meeting recently, Madam President.  I got an e-mail from Jeff Stadelman, I know he wants to get together to talk about a few of things, but other than that most of the Economic Development has been coordinated through the Mayors’ Office. 

President Labow:  Next, we have Mr. Roman.  

Board of Education Liaison Report
Recreation Liaison Report
Mr. Roman:  The Mayor, as usual takes some of my things I’m going to comment on.  I was going to comment on…

President Labow:  He steals your thunder?

Mr. Roman:  Thunder, lightning, what have you.  On Mount Playmore, which I’m kind of getting used to that name, they launched a new Face Book page today.  That will be one avenue by way getting donations.  I am looking forward to the design day.  It’s very exciting how that’s shaping up and I think this definitely will be one of those things that is definitely going to bring the Township and residents together as they partake in this.  On the Board of Education, at the meeting of September 23rd, several new teachers were recognized by the Board.  Among them were some Mount Olive graduates, Melissa Grossberndt, Kori DiColo, Meghan Spitzer, and Sirajj Ziyad.  It’s good to see at least some of the teachers being hired are Mount Olive graduates.  That’s all I have.

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Staszak:  The MOTV Committee continues to post our who’s who on Face Book.  We are pretty much status quo.  We’re still looking for some of the sports teams to provide us with videos so we can air them on MOTV. 

TNR Program
President Labow:  Excellent.  TNR has their yard sale this weekend.  Friday and Saturday at The After on Route 206 in Flanders.  If anybody has any donations, please bring them by.  Thursday night we will be going around picking up.  If you want to give us a call, we’ll swing by and pick them up.  Otherwise, if anybody can drop stuff off on Friday morning that would be great.  We have it twice a year, it is our biggest fundraiser.  We’ll be there.  The After, I want to thank them very much.  They are always very gracious and allow us to use the lower end of the parking lot.  Mr. Mayor.

 

Mayor Greenbaum:  One other thing I forgot to mention.  I wanted to give a big thank you to Les Smith and the Rockefeller group who made very generous cash contributions to Mount Olive Lions Club, Mount Olive Robotics Team and to the Mount Olive Childcare and Learning Center in the past couple of weeks.  I’m sure that those contributions will benefit many residents in Mount Olive. 

PUBLIC PORTION - none

President Labow:  Wonderful.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  I now open the meeting to the Public Portion.  Anybody from the public?  Seeing no one.  We’ll no one that’s coming up to say anything.  We have two people.  Close the Public Portion.  Council Comments.  Mr. Ferrante. 

OLD BUSINESS - none 

NEW BUSINESS - none

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing today.

President Labow:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes.  Thank you, Madam President.  I wanted to thank the Council, the Mayor and others for the generous gifts after the passing on my Mom.  It was a long three and a half months, touch and go there.  Had some spurts where we thought things were looking up and then unfortunately they didn’t work out that way.  Thank you all for your kind words, your thoughts, your prayers and for those that stopped by at the funeral home, definitely a heartfelt thank you.  Thank you everybody.  That’s it, Madam President. 

President Labow:  Thank you.  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing to report.

President Labow:  Mr. Staszak.

Mr. Staszak:  Nothing.

President Labow:  Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania:  Yes.  Just want to make a comment about the Knights of Columbus Council 6100.  We’ll be donating $250.00 per family to the two families that were left homeless from the fire at the apartments.  I will be getting the checks this coming Monday and I will present them, through Lisa Pignitaro, to the two families.

President Labow:  Excellent.  Thank you.  Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We would be remiss if we didn’t mention and wish prayers to John Biondi, former Councilman in Mount Olive.  He suffered a very serious health condition and is hospitalized in South Jersey.

President Labow:  Oh no.

Mr. Mania:  He had a heart attack, right?

Mayor Greenbaum:  He had a heart attack.

President Labow:  I didn’t know that.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It happened either yesterday or the day before.  Speedy recovery.

President Labow:  Yes.  Absolutely.  Thanks for letting us know.  I really miss John too.  John Biondi, he was…

Mayor Greenbaum:  A character.

President Labow:  What?

 

Mayor Greenbaum:  A character.

President Labow:  He is a character.  He is.  I really like him very, very much.  I do miss him.

Mr. Mania:  He was probably one of the best dressed Councilmen to attend the meeting.    

President Labow:  He never…

Mr. Mania:  He was always…

President Labow:  He never wore the same tie.

Mr. Mania:  I think he went to shop with Rob for ties.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Certainly not with Sean.

President Labow:  No. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Sears only carries three different kinds of ties.

Mr. Perkins:  Four.

President Labow:  I thought you were going to talk about the package deals with the shirt and tie combo.  I remember you used to wear those Rob.  Alrighty.  The only thing I’m going to say for Council Comments is that I am just so absolutely pleased and thrilled.  It’s a great time to live in Mount Olive.  It’s like everywhere you go, everybody…it’s so nice to go into a store and hear all of these positive comments, go to a party, positive comments, everywhere you go, it’s positive comments and it’s just absolutely fantastic.  I want to thank our Mayor and our Administration, our staff, our employees and the rest of the Council because it’s a really great time to be here.  Thank you.  Could I have a motion to adjourn?

Mr. Mania:  So moved.

Mr. Ferrante:   Second.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

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Colleen Labow, Council President

I, Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk 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 22, 2013.                                                                                              

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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