TOWNSHIP COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - September 1, 2009

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:44 pm by President Rattner with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

ROLL CALL

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

Absent: None

Also Present: David Scapicchio, Mayor; Bill Sohl, Business Administrator; John Dorsey, Township Attorney; Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO

Questions on Bill List?

President Rattner: At this point do we have any questions for the CFO on the Bill List? Do we have anybody from the audience? Do you have any questions on the Bill List, or you don’t know at this time since you just got here?

Mr. Russell: No.

President Rattner: Okay.

Mr. Roman: Can you mark him late?

Mrs. Labow: Yes, Alex is…

Mr. Roman: That’s it. I’m done for the night.

Mr. Perkins: He’s had a heck of a day.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

President Rattner: Okay, next on the Agenda are Approval of Minutes from the Previous Meeting, August 18th, both the Workshop and Public Meeting. Mr. Mania, would you make a motion to approve the Minutes.

Mr. Mania: I make a motion to approve the Minutes of the Previous Meetings.

August 18, 2009 Workshop & Public Meeting (all present)

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Second. Any corrections or alterations? All in favor?

AYE

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

1. Letter received August 19, 2009, from Rutgers University regarding the 48th Annual Municipal Public Information Contest: Call for Entries.

2. Letter received August 21, 2009, from the Land Conservancy of New Jersey regarding a Resolution in Support of the “Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection and Farmland and Historic Preservation Act of 2009.”

DOT/ /DEP / LOI / HIGHLANDS

3. Letter received August 24, 2009, from MOTIVA Enterprises regarding a Notification of Environmental Investigation.

4. Letter received August 28, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Fun ‘N Friends Nursery School.

5. Letter received August 28, 2009, from Lukoil regarding GPMI Service Station #57203 (Active Lukoil Branded Gas Station) 292 Route 206 South.

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

6. Email received August 14, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Sustainability and the Obama Stimulus Agenda: Engaging and Connecting with Government.

7. Letter received August 17, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the Annual Business Meeting.

8. Email received August 17, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding the 2009 League Conference Resolutions.

9. Email received August 18, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding NJ’s Economy – An Important Program and Conference Resolutions.

10. Email received August 19, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Affordable Housing: Update on Commercial Development Fee (2.5%) Moratorium and Refunds, COAH Grants Extension to Highlands Municipalities, Regional Development Planning and Coordination Program Guidelines, COAH Litigation Update, Open Space, Water Supply, Farmland and Historic Preservation Question on November Ballot.

11. Email received August 19, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Affordable Housing, Open Space and Cleantech Conference.

12. Email received August 20, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Educators Pandemic Influenza Summit for Chief School Administrators & Public Health Officers.

13. Letter received August 21, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys regarding Nominations for Awards.

14. Email received August 21, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding an Israel Clean Tech Conference and Ruling on Assisted Living Facility.

15. Email received August 21, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding New Jersey – Israel Clean Tech Conference.

16. Email received August 24, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Important New Information from the Division of Local Government Services.

17. Email received August 26, 2009, from the State of New Jersey League of Municipalities regarding Two Issues: Easthampton Affordable Housing Decision and Save the Date – 18th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day.
DCA

18. Email received August 18, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regarding ARRA Grants and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

19. Email received August 19, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regarding SFY and CY 2010 Budget Information.

20. Email received August 24, 2009, from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regarding a Gov Connect Update for August 24, 2009.

MORRIS COUNTY

21. Email received August 20, 2009, from Morris County Connections regarding Morris County News.

22. Letter received August 26, 2009, from the Morris County Agriculture Development Board regarding targeted farms.

23. Email received August 28, 2009, from Morris County regarding a Morris County Green Table.

NJ TRANSIT

24. Letter received August 24, 2009, from New Jersey Transit Corporation regarding an Environmental Assessment for the Pennsauken Junction Transit Center and Park and Ride Project.

President Rattner: Okay, now we have 18 items of Correspondence.

Mrs. Labow: We have 24, Steve.

Mr. Perkins: More than that.

President Rattner: You gave me a defective Agenda?

Mrs. Masser: I guess.

Mrs. Labow: You ended at the DCA?

Mr. Greenbaum: There’s 24 pieces of Correspondence.

President Rattner: I don’t know. I just got…

Mrs. Labow: DCA is 18 and then it goes down six more.

President Rattner: No, it’s just a completely different Agenda. It’s completely different. Okay, we have 24 items of Correspondence. Anybody have any questions on that? No comments, moving right along.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Rattner: Here we have the public portion. Okay, this is really screwed up.

Mrs. Masser: How’s everyone else’s?

Mr. Greenbaum: Perfect.

Mrs. Labow: Mine’s fine.

Mr. Perkins: Perfect.

President Rattner: What do you have me doing next?

Mrs. Masser: They’re sabotaging you.

President Rattner: Dancing on the table.

Mrs. Labow: Alex changed your Agenda there. That was his...

President Rattner: Who did that on purpose?

Mrs. Labow: Alex did it.

President Rattner: It was probably John.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, there you go.

President Rattner: Okay, next on the Agenda we have Ordinances for Public Hearing. I open the public hearing to the public on Ord.#20-2009, entitled:

Ord.#20-2009 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey Authorizing the Negotiation, Execution and Recording of a Conservation Easement to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for a Portion of Block 6800, Lot 13 and as Further Described Herein and Pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of this Ordinance.

President Rattner: Is there anybody from the public that would like to address the Council on this ordinance at this time? Seeing none, I’ll close the public portion and ask Mr. Greenbaum to move that ordinance.

Mr. Greenbaum: I move Ord.#20-2009 for final passage.

Mr. Mania: I’ll second it.

President Rattner: Moved and seconded. Is there any other discussion or comments? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING (second reading/public hearing September 15, 2009)

President Rattner: Thank you. Ord.#20-2009 has passed on second reading, and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of same to the Mayor and publish a notice of adoption as required by law. Now we come to Ordinances for First Reading with a second reading on September 15th. The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is Ord.#21-2009, entitled:

Ord.#21-2009 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend and Supplement Chapter 102 Entitled “Documents, Fees for Copies of,” Article I Entitled “General Fees.”

President Rattner: Mr. Tobey, do you want to move that?

Mr. Tobey: Yes, I move that Ord.#21-2009 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive, NJ for a public hearing consideration of said reading and passage of said ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available such ordinance in accordance with the requirements of law.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Any further discussion or comments? 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 Commemorating Noreen M. Risko’s Service to the Township of Mount Olive.

2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled Flanders Valley Business Park v. Mount Olive Township.

3. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Settlement in Connection with the Tax Appeal Entitled Wachovia Bank, NA v. Mount Olive Township.

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Conveyance to Morris Habitat for Humanity, Inc. of Lots 2 and 3 in Block 2203 for the Purpose of Constructing Specified Residences in Accordance with the Rules and Regulations of COAH. (Wallman Way)

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Conveyance to Morris Habitat for Humanity of Tax Lot 44, Block 1300 Together with a Contribution for the Construction of COAH Units. (Lozier Road)

6. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Reduction in the Performance Guarantee Submitted by Paramount Plaza, LLC.

7. Resolution Determining the Form and Other Details of Not Exceeding $524,700 General Improvement Bonds, Series 2009, of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, and Providing for Their Sale to the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and the State of New Jersey Pursuant to the 2009 New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program.

8. Resolution Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Loan Agreements to be Executed by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey and Each of the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and the State of New Jersey, Acting by and Through the Department of Environmental Protection, and Further Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of an Escrow Agreement, All Pursuant to the 2009 New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program.

9. Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey Declaring its Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures for Project Costs from the Proceeds of Debt Obligation in Connection with the Township’s Participation in the 2009 New Jersey Infrastructure Financing Program in Connection with the Not Exceeding $524,700 General Improvement Bond, Series 2009.

10. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of 4TH Quarter 2009 Taxes on Block 6207 Lot 8 for Disabled Veteran Declared 100% Totally & Permanently Disabled.

11. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of Two Grant Balances. (Clean Communities & Lion’s Club Donation)

12. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Return of One (1) EDU Assigned to Block 2507 Lot 1 for a Reduction in the Sewer Assessment Annual Charge and Quarterly User Fees. (The Rose House).

13. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Updating the Recreation and Open Space Inventory and Authorizing a Grant Contract with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program.

14. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Endorsing the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Act of 2009.

15. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application to New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for the Upgrading of Patrol Vehicle Radar Units.

16. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Filing of a Grant Application to New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for the 2009 Electronic NJTR-1 Submission Pilot Program.

17. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Mayor David Scapicchio to Execute a Federal Aid Agreement for Turkey Brook Park Pathway.

18. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Contract to Water Resource Sales & Service for Environment One Grinder Pump Sales & Service.

President Rattner: Moving right along, we have our Consent Resolutions.

Mrs. Labow: I was just asking if we could take number one off.

President Rattner: That’s what I was going to ask.

Mr. Roman: You jumped the gun there, missy.

Mrs. Labow: I know. It’s getting late, Steve, hurry up.

President Rattner: Okay, we’re taking number one off to Non Consent.

Mrs. Labow: Thank you.

President Rattner: Does anybody have any other…?

Mr. Roman: Mr. Perkins.

President Rattner: Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you, Mr. President. Number four and number five, please.

President Rattner: Anybody else have any others? Okay, Mr. Perkins, since you took most of them off and you can figure out which ones are still on, would you move the Consent Resolutions?

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move Consent Resolutions numbers two, three and six through eighteen.

Mr. Greenbaum: Second.

President Rattner: It’s been moved and seconded. Is there anybody from the public that would like to address the Council on any of the items on the Consent Agenda? Seeing none, I’ll close the public portion. Are there any other comments from the Council? Roll Call.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS – none

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

RESOLUTIONS NON CONSENT

President Rattner: Okay, now we’ll come to the Non Consent Resolutions. The first one, Mrs. Labow, since you were the first one to speak up to have it removed, do you want to read Resolution number one?

Mrs. Labow: Yes, thank you. You want me to read the whole thing into the record?

President Rattner: Yes, that’s what the idea was.

Mrs. Labow: That’s exactly right.

1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commemorating Noreen M. Risko’s Service to the Township of Mount Olive.

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF MOUNT OLIVE COMMEMORATING
NOREEN M. RISKO’S SERVICE TO THE TOWNSHIP
OF MOUNT OLIVE

WHEREAS, Noreen M. Risko has been a part of the Mount Olive community for many years; and

WHEREAS, Noreen M. Risko has served in numerous educational systems within New Jersey and has served in leadership roles within Mount Olive Township educational system having served as a teacher, as a supervisor of art, music and business, as a District facilities coordinator, as a supervisor, director of community school, and as a supervisor/director of summer school; and

WHEREAS, Noreen M. Risko has also served the Township in many leadership positions outside of the school system including as a member of the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce, as BOE liaison from the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce, as a Board of Education liaison to the Mount Olive Township Educational Foundation, as President of the Mount Olive Principal/Supervisor’s Association, and as President of the Morris County Secondary Principal/Supervisor’s Association, as well as NJPSA Legislative Committee Chair from 2002 through 2009; and

WHEREAS, Noreen M. Risko has decided to retire and an elaborate retirement dinner is being held in her honor on August 27, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive would like to commend Ms. Risko for her many years of service not only to the educational system of Mount Olive, but to the Township in the many roles that she has played as both an educator and an activist within the Township;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of
Mount Olive, that it wishes to extend to Noreen M. Risko its congratulations on many years of service to the Township’s educational system and to the Township, to thank her for all of her services, and to wish her well in retirement.

President Rattner: Okay, do I have a second?

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Is there anybody from the public that would like to comment on that Resolution? Is there anybody from the Council?

Mr. Mania: Just a comment. I didn’t know her testimony was taking place, otherwise I would have attended. I apologize.

President Rattner: Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Rattner: I’d like to thank Mr. Roman for representing the Council at the retirement dinner.

Mr. Roman: Hey, John, you missed good food.

Mr. Mania: Pardon?

Mr. Roman: You missed the good food. Manicotti.

Mr. Greenbaum: Manicotti?

Mr. Roman: I don’t know…

President Rattner: Just so the public knows, I know that Mr. Roman paid for it himself. It wasn’t, you know, representing the Council, he still pays for himself.

Mr. Greenbaum: Was the manicotti good?

President Rattner: …Ralph Cramden. Okay, now we come to the next…

Mr. Greenbaum: You know what? I’m Jewish and I can even pronounce it better than that.

Mrs. Labow: How do you pronounce it, Rob?

Mr. Mania: Was there any manicotti there?

President Rattner: Okay, come on. Mr. Perkins, would you move Resolution number four?

4. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Conveyance to Morris Habitat for Humanity, Inc. of Lots 2 and 3 in Block 2203 for the Purpose of Constructing Specified Residences in Accordance with the Rules and Regulations of COAH. (Wallman Way)

Mr. Perkins: Yes, I move Resolution number four for adoption.

Mr. Roman: Second.

President Rattner: Anybody from the public who would like to address this resolution? Seeing none, are there any other Council comments? Mr. Perkins?

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTIONS

Mr. Perkins: Yes, thank you, Mr. President. Actually, we can address both numbers four and five if it pleases the Chair as well as the rest of the Council. At our previous meeting two weeks ago I had voiced concern and a request, and Mr. Dorsey had asked if I would like to see included within these resolutions a statement requesting that the homes be built and certified under the New Jersey Energy Star Homes Program. I feel it is appropriate for the Township to, A, be donating land and/or COAH funding for affordable units. I would like to see included after the, “Whereas, the Township wishes to provide such housing for low income persons, and wishes to take advantage of the proposals submitted,” I would like another “Whereas” to just say, “Whereas, these homes should be built and certified under the New Jersey Energy Start Homes Program.” I believe that…

Mayor Scapicchio: “Should” or “shall,” Ray?

Mr. Perkins: “Shall” makes it mandatory, Mayor, and it is a voluntary program. So I don’t know if you really want to… Do you want to push them?

Mayor Scapicchio: It’s your call.

Mr. Perkins: I would like “shall.” I just don’t know if you want to push people into it, Mayor. The Green Initiative that we passed and you’ve signed on on the U.S. Congress of Mayors Climate Protection, I would prefer a “shall.”

Mayor Scapicchio: Your call.

Mr. Greenbaum: I vote for “shall.”

President Rattner: Is that your motion, your amended…?

Mr. Dorsey: “Shall” makes it mandatory.

Mr. Roman: I concur.

Mr. Dorsey: It’s fine. You could just amend the resolution accordingly.

President Rattner: Okay, do I have a second for…?

Mr. Tobey: Second.

President Rattner: Any discussion? On a resolution we don’t have to vote twice do we?

Mrs. Labow: I just have a question for Ray. How much of a difference in cost would it be to build these units? It could be cost prohibitive.

Mr. Greenbaum: In the long run you save money by building it in a green fashion.

Mr. Perkins: Actually, we found empirically that there’s really no difference in cost factor…

Mayor Scapicchio: That’s right.

Mr. Perkins: …for a builder to build to Energy Star standards. It’s 15% more stringent than the International Energy Conservation Code, 2006. So there are some mandatory requirements that have gone in there, but typically their payback period is within less than a year.

Mrs. Labow: Okay, good. I just want to make sure. Thank you.

President Rattner: They should actually be put into the New Jersey Building Code, the Local Code and then there wouldn’t be any question.

Mr. Perkins: It is. It’s actually going that way. In 2011, as you know the Code is going to change drastically, but again, these homes will typically save an average person 20% - 30% on their annual energy costs. So if we’re providing COAH homes for people in need of affordable housing, it’s a no brainer.

Mr. Tobey: It’s a no brainer.

President Rattner: Since we funded part of it…

Mr. Perkins: Exactly.

President Rattner: Did we get a second on that?

Mrs. Labow: Yes.

Mr. Roman: Yes, Tobey.

President Rattner: Okay, any other comments? Roll Call.

Mr. Greenbaum: Is this on four and five?

President Rattner: No, we only moved four, so we’ll have to do five. So just vote.

Mr. Perkins: Just for four and then we’ll do it again for the other one.

Mrs. Labow: Don’t abstain.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Rattner: Okay, Mr. Perkins, would you also move number five?

5. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Conveyance to Morris Habitat for Humanity of Tax Lot 44, Block 1300 Together with a Contribution for the Construction of COAH Units. (Lozier Road)

Mr. Perkins: Yes, I move Resolution number five.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

Mr. Greenbaum: With the same amendment.

Mrs. Labow: With the same provisions.

Mr. Perkins: The exact same amendment.

President Rattner: Okay, you’ve got the second? Okay, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

MOTIONS

President Rattner: Okay, moving right along, we now come up to Motions. Mr. Roman, would you take the raffle applications?

Mr. Roman: Yes, I make a motion that we approve raffle applications:

1. Approval of Raffle Application #2320 & #2321 for the Jewish Ctr. Mount Olive; Raffle Application #2322 for the Mt. Olive High School Parents Club and Raffle Application #2323 & #2324 for OES #107 Starlight Chapter.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Rattner: Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

President Rattner: We’ve come to the Bill List. Mrs. Labow, would you move the Bill List?

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

2. Bill List.

Mr. Perkins: Second.

President Rattner: Any other questions on the Bill List? If not, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL – Passed Unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

President Rattner: Mr. Sohl, any Administrative matters?

Mr. Sohl: I defer to the Mayor.

Mayor Scapicchio: Just one, we got word from Superintendent Larrie Reynolds that there is going to be State funding made available that will take care of Brian Braikovich’s position over at the Middle School as a Resource Officer.

President Rattner: You have to get lucky once in a while.

Mrs. Labow: Very good.

Mayor Scapicchio: We got lucky twice with that and federal funding for the trails over at Turkey Brook. We’re working hard.

Mrs. Labow: Very good.

President Rattner: Any Old Business? Any New Business? Any Legal Matters?

OLD BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS – none

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Dorsey: I would report the dismissal of the 150 K Land tax appeals. Last week Frank Wilpert, Jr. was sued and Dominic handled the case and had it dismissed without any cost to the Township. Other than that there’s nothing major.

COUNCIL REPORTS

President Rattner: Thank you. Now we move to Council Reports. Recreation Liaison Report, Mr. Roman?

Recreation Liaison Report

Mr. Roman: We meet tomorrow.

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

Board of Health Report

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, we had our meeting last month. We’re scheduled for another one on the 26th. We are working on another animal ordinance. I’ll keep everybody on the Council updated on that as it proceeds.

President Rattner: Planning Board Report, Mr. Greenbaum?

Planning Board Report

Mr. Greenbaum: There are going to be a couple of ordinances coming from the Planning Board, basically with regard to bulk variances in terms of adjusting our ordinances to try to reduce some of the bulk variance applications that come before the Board. I’ll be more specific as they come up. The Planning Board doesn’t meet until the 17th otherwise.

President Rattner: Thank you. Board of Adjustment Report?

Board of Adjustment Liaison Report

Mr. Greenbaum: No report.

President Rattner: Open Space Report, Mrs. Labow?

Open Space Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: No report.

President Rattner: Legislative Committee Report, Mr. Perkins?

Legislative Committee Report

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report, Mr. President.

President Rattner: Pride Committee Report, Mrs. Labow.

Pride Committee Report

Mrs. Labow: Nothing really to report at this time.

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

Board of Education Liaison Report

Mr. Roman: At the last meeting last Monday, a memorandum of agreement was approved between the Board of Education and the Administrators. If I got the gist of it right, in exchange for the $100 stipend they were going to get at the last meeting and a 3.5% raise, that stipend was eliminated and they were given a 3.75% raise for the next three years. I don’t know if the numbers add up. Also, preliminary numbers were released on the student performance on State tests. The numbers were not impressive and of note it was reported that approximately 70% of students that attend CCM need to take remedial classes. Much of the people in the audience found that number to be staggering to say the least. Also, last Thursday I did attend Mrs. Risko’s retirement party. I was quite impressed with her life’s work and by my conversation with her, I’m sure she’s going to expand upon it.

Lake/Environment Issues Committee

President Rattner: Thank you, Mr. Roman. Lake Environmental Issues Committee which is myself. I have no report. Safety Committee Liaison, Mr. Perkins?

Safety Committee Liaison

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report, Mr. President.

Economic Development Committee Report

President Rattner: Economic Development Committee Report. I have nothing to report. Solid Waste Advisory Committee Report, Mr. Perkins?

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Report

Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, we have a meeting scheduled for September 15th.

President Rattner: Library Board Liaison, Mr. Tobey?

Library Board Liaison

Mr. Tobey: Nothing to report.

President Rattner: Senior Citizen Liaison, Mrs. Labow?

Senior Citizen Liaison

Mrs. Labow: I have nothing to report.

PUBLIC PORTION – none

COUNCIL COMMENTS

President Rattner: Okay, now we come to the real exciting portion of the meeting where the public can address the Council on any issues that they may desire. Is there anybody from the public that would like to address the Council at this time? Seeing none, I’ll close the public portion and go to final Council comments. Mr. Mania, do you have any final comments?

Mr. Mania: None.

President Rattner: Mr. Greenbaum?

Mr. Greenbaum: No report. No comment.

President Rattner: Mr. Tobey?

Mr. Tobey: Nothing, thank you.

President Rattner: Mr. Perkins?

Mr. Perkins: Nothing.

President Rattner: Are you sure?

Mr. Perkins: Yes, sir.

President Rattner: Mr. Roman?

Mr. Roman: I have nothing.

President Rattner: Mrs. Labow?

Mrs. Labow: I have a list here. Just kidding. Nothing.

President Rattner: And I have none.

Mr. Greenbaum: Motion to adjourn.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Rattner: All in favor?

AYE

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made and seconded, all in favor and none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm.


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Steven W. Rattner, Council President

I, Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on September 15, 2009.
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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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